Why do you build me up,Buttercup?

Updated on Dec 01, 2008
white Glitterati skirt - pink the Librarians shoes - black Louis Vuitton bag
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Another full skirt day that totally looks like the Carrie Bradshaw one in the opening credits of Sex and the City. This is one of my favorite skirts ever. I love wearing high waisted ballet skirts since they play that illusion that I am slim even if I have enormously huge hips. (My body is so not proportioned that way!!!)

Made this skirt again for our line Glitterati which might be included in part 2 of our A-list collection. Another highwaist skirt and of course a ballerina inspired skirt. It’s a three layer three tiered skirt with chiffon on the topmost layer, tulle in the second layer as a petticoat make the chiffon poufy and the satin lining which makes the skirt not itchy since tulle usually is and since I was a kid, I hated that. This goes for all three tiers/ levels of the skirt. It was pretty hard to construct but totally worth it since I love the shape

I already have one in pink ready but am looking forward to trying this out in two color combinations alternating for the layers.

Finished off the look by adding my fuchsia pink THE LIBRARIAN’S gladiator heels from Nicole and a black long necklace with a flower corsage pin attached to the beads to make it totally girly. Totally Carrie Bradshaw. Totally GLITTERATI.

Anyway, Nina and I literally spent the whole day together fixing things we need for GLITTERATI and took up a crash course on HTML encoding to make our site more or less USER FRIENDLY. Also needed to take care of our production lineup, schedules and shipments as well as the management of orders (we got some already!)

I’m so excited!!!

My parents are uber excited and supportive they let us use the house as our headquarters. Nina’s dad wanted 5 pieces of clothing instantly! We are loving it! I swear my room looked like an office. We both had our own desks with laptops and were crazily typing. I loved it. Hope this goes well.

Thanks to my friends, family and loved ones who supported us in this venture. We are both so grateful and blessed.

Get your own fabuloust Glitterati piece now!!! CLICK HERE to view our site. Happy shopping! XOXO

Song inspiration is new wave wonder Build me up (Buttercup) by The Foundations. It is so old school and i love it and besides I think I do look like like a buttercup or a cupcake in this tiered skirt. (Haha)

Why do you build me up (build me up) Buttercup, baby
Just to let me down (let me down) and mess me around
And then worst of all (worst of all) you never call, baby
When you say you will (say you will) but I love you still
I need you (I need you) more than anyone, darlin’
You know that I have from the start
So build me up (build me up) Buttercup, don’t break my heart

“I’ll be over at ten”, you told me time and again
But you’re late, I wait around and then (bah dah dah)
I run to the door, I can’t take any more
It’s not you, you let me down again

(Hey, hey, hey!) Baby, baby, try to find
(Hey, hey, hey!) A little time, and I’ll make you happy
(Hey, hey, hey!) I’ll be home
I’ll be beside the phone waiting for you
Ooo-oo-ooo, ooo-oo-ooo

Why do you build me up (build me up) Buttercup, baby
Just to let me down (let me down) and mess me around
And then worst of all (worst of all) you never call, baby
When you say you will (say you will) but I love you still
I need you (I need you) more than anyone, darlin’
You know that I have from the start
So build me up (build me up) Buttercup, don’t break my heart

You were my toy but I could be the boy you adore
If you’d just let me know (bah dah dah)
Although you’re untrue, I’m attracted to you all the more
Why do I need you so

(Hey, hey, hey!) Baby, baby, try to find
(Hey, hey, hey!) A little time and I’ll make you happy
(Hey, hey, hey!) I’ll be home
I’ll be beside the phone waiting for you
Ooo-oo-ooo, ooo-oo-ooo

Why do you build me up (build me up) Buttercup, baby
Just to let me down (let me down) and mess me around
And then worst of all (worst of all) you never call, baby
When you say you will (say you will) but I love you still
I need you (I need you) more than anyone, darlin’
You know that I have from the start
So build me up (build me up) Buttercup, don’t break my heart

I-I-I need you-oo-oo more than anyone, baby
You know that I have from the start
So build me up (build me up) Buttercup, don’t break my heart

Comments (66)

NathaliaV
NathaliaV on August 01
beautiful
LyssBlondish
LyssBlondish on November 02
<3
allicinwonderland
allicinwonderland on October 29
qt
barbiejhaki
barbiejhaki on October 01
I super love this look :)
candygirlcolette
candygirlcolette on September 16
OMG that skirt is perfect!
bjkdAnc3r
bjkdAnc3r on March 18
loooove that skirt.
garagegirl
garagegirl on October 23
Love your cute skirt and awesome shoes
sazzychiq
sazzychiq on December 19
very fab shoes where is it from? is it from an online shop?=) let me know i want one too..lolz..
jetaime
jetaime on December 08
that skirt is so gorgeous! and so sex in the city, especially with the pink accessories!!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 14
THANKS BABE!
racheeey
racheeey on December 07
I love the wonderful yet chic simplicity of the grey and white combination and it really makes the pink corsage and shoes stand out well =) The last pose is my favourite, so elegant!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 07
thanks babe for the wonderful comment! made my day! you are too nice!!!
Soraya_Tynise
Soraya_Tynise on December 06
Wow I adore this look! Tres chic!!!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 07
thanks so much dear!!!
IamME
IamME on December 05
i like this outfit...this is so girly
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 07
thanks so much!!! :)
mademoisellekate
mademoisellekate on December 04
Perfect combination of shoes, skirt and top!!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 07
thanks dearest!!!
SaraElizabeth
SaraElizabeth on December 04
love this skirt!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 07
thanks dearest! more colors soon!!! xx
Bettinastyle
Bettinastyle on December 03
Sooooo gorgeous!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 03
thanks darling!!!
pixienish
pixienish on December 03
Beautiful skirt !
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 03
thanks! do order it from us! teehee!
joannabanana
joannabanana on December 03
i super love this look!! love that skirt!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 03
thanks babe! we'll be launching this soon!!! stay tuned! xx
lamelacotogna
lamelacotogna on December 03
thank you!!very nice dress
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 03
thanks!!! they're separates dear :)
TheDemoiselle
TheDemoiselle on December 03
Love those shoes!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 03
thanks so much dear! got em from a friend!
heartofpearl
heartofpearl on December 02
you are stunning! love everything you do x
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 03
thanks my dear!!! you are so nice and pretty!!! :)
ninaestacio
ninaestacio on December 02
That monday holiday was oh so fun despite your OC demands on the swatch appearance, the long list of orders, the deadlines to meet, and the long meeting with someone who already has signs of memory loss... HAHAHA! i loved it! tomorrow we drink to that! see you, B! xx YOU LOOK AMAZING!!!! :D
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 03
i know! whole day madness. my neurosis, our rihanna and britney singing sessions and zombie mode. and literally transforming my room to a makeshift office! love it! hahaha love how you termed that someone dementing. EPIC!!! cannot wait for tomorrow! SALUT!!! xx
hammiesmommy
hammiesmommy on December 02
Cuteness! Wish you guys shipped to NY :( Btw, love your hair!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 02
i'll check to see if we can! haha thanks so much!
kishmwah
kishmwah on December 02
OMG THIS OUTFIT IS SO CUTE
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 02
thanks dear! the skirt is from our online shop!
thatgirlyoumet
thatgirlyoumet on December 02
Best skirt ever. No joke.
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 02
thanks!!! =)
apriljoi
apriljoi on December 02
i love tha shoes
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 02
thanks so much!
megz29_29
megz29_29 on December 02
i love the skirt! That's a neat pin too! and lovely shoes :)
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 02
thanks dear!!! xx
Starrgirl
Starrgirl on December 02
I love the skirt! Great job <3
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 02
thanks babe!!! :)
petitetofu
petitetofu on December 02
*gasp! i have a skirt that looks just like that one except in gray but its cotton and your chiffon/tulle skirt just sounds so much better.
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 02
haha order from me then ;) in another color? :D
lifeinsideamusicbox
lifeinsideamusicbox on December 02
so pretty!!! the skirt is gorgeous, and i love the color in the pin and the shoes. adorable outfit!! :)
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 02
thanks so much dear!!!
hirondelle
hirondelle on December 02
so gorgeous:)!!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 02
thanks dear!!!
jessy_H
jessy_H on December 02
those shoes are awesome! :) i'm glad everything worked out for glitterati. congratulations! if i get the chance and if overseas orders are allowed may i? hahaha.
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 02
oh and of course you may! lemme know and we'll check shipping rates :)
jessy_H
jessy_H on December 02
those shoes are awesome! :) i'm glad everything worked out for glitterati. congratulations! if i get the chance i might go order some:)
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 02
hey dear thanks so much!!! =)
Le_Trix
Le_Trix on December 02
Haha, I was just going to say that!! Very Carrie!! Also.. you look TINY TINY!! Love a good piece of apparel that hides our not so favorite parts of the body! YES!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 02
thanks babe i knoooow! its all about figure flattery! teehee xx
JessicaII
JessicaII on December 02
Gorgeous!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 02
thanks! =)
lemon
lemon on December 02
i love that skirt! i want oneee
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 02
thanks dear! you can order online at http://shopglitterati.multiply.com
Carlene
Carlene on December 02
I feel like the only thing I ever comment on is your shoes, but I can't help it. They're great! And these are delicious!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 02
haha thanks dear its okay =) its still a compliment nonetheless! cheers xx
bambisasha
bambisasha on December 02
This skirt is wonderful!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 02
thanks so much! i designed it =)
louiseorvalentine
louiseorvalentine on December 02
great skirt and shoes! also, the bag is amazing. it looks like a vintage dr's bag
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 02
thanks so much! designed the skirt and it will be available online son!
fabulicious
fabulicious on December 02
fantastic loook JL you look lovelyyy on that fab skirt :)
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 02
thanks so much dear!!! =)
green
green on December 02
i adore the shoes! i'd wear them every day!!! cute cute cute!!!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 02
thanks dearest!!! me too!!! haha
cristocarballo
cristocarballo on December 02
wow...so cute...love the skirt
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 02
thanks dearest =)
lycaong
lycaong on December 02
BABE!! I LOVE YOUR NEW HAIR!! seriously!! bagay!! :)) im sooo mesmerized :)) mwah
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 02
thanks babe!!! yaaaay! hahaha and support us!!! xx
anggina
anggina on December 02
slurppppy shoes!!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 02
thanks dear!
Pink_Champagne
Pink_Champagne on December 02
this is a very sassy, tarty burlesque look! i love it!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 02
thanks dearest!!! love how you described it tarty burlesque :)
xelayu
xelayu on December 02
fab skirt and shoes dear!!:D i love the items in your shop but im still poor as of the moment, ahaha!:D
xelayu
xelayu on December 03
hahah, i shall save up once again after xmas gifts shopping!! congrats to you guys!!:D
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 02
thanks so much!!! hahaha after the christmas ang pao perhaps? =) xx
glamourstains
glamourstains on December 02
aw I love your skirt!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 02
thanks so much dear!
lilisasa
lilisasa on December 02
omg, everytime i look at ur pictures, it keeps me envy of ur SKIRTTT! so chiccc. dont really understand how you put the chiffon above the tule. so georgeouss.
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 02
Thanks dearest =) I sew it over the tulle =) hahaha cant wait to see your own creation dear!!!
coutureinacup
coutureinacup on December 02
This is so gorgeous, I love the colours and the skirt is amazing!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 02
Thanks dear!!!! you are so nice!!! :D
sare
sare on December 02
i love the skirt, this is one of my favorite looks to wear - simple top and frilled or tutu skirts, you look very chic!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 02
thanks so much!! i am very very honored!!! loved wearing this as well :P
pigegeon
pigegeon on December 02
you look lovely as always hun!! I love all you shoessssss and bagssssss!!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 02
thanks so much darling!! haha you are too nice!!!
lale
lale on December 02
nice skirt!!!!!!!!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 02
thanks dear! its for our clothing line!
oliviooso
oliviooso on December 02
love the skirt!!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 02
thank you so much!!!
chechil
chechil on December 02
CUTENESS!!! =)
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 02
THANKS SO MUCH DEAR!!! :)
nopinkprincess
nopinkprincess on December 02
love the skirt!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 02
thanks dearest!!! you are too nice!
birdy
birdy on December 02
you look so cute!! i love the shorter hair on you too!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 02
Thanks babe! you are so nice!!! and yes i love the shorter do too!!!
farsprinsesse
farsprinsesse on December 02
love the ballet skirt!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 02
thanks so much dearest!!! i love balllet skirts too!
dizzyrizzy
dizzyrizzy on December 02
love love that skirt!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 02
thanks so much dear!!! it'll be available online soon :D
deathbyplatforms
deathbyplatforms on December 02
JL, that skirt is too cute! are you going to sell that too? :)
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 02
yes i am second batch :) more colors too =)
lissakahayon
lissakahayon on December 02
JL, I love that skirt!!!! My next order would be the maroon skirt :) Thanks so much for the gift too!!!!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 02
hey dear! thanks we're putting it as a part the next line in our A-list collection :) and i'll reserve na the maroon skirt for you just tell me when you want to get it :) xx
iheartdresses
iheartdresses on December 02
oh i love love LOVe this! its soo beautiful!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 02
thanks darling! you are too nice!!!!
Kye
Kye on December 01
OMG I have been looking for that skirt everywhere. You have done the most amazing job! I always check your posts and am always blown away but this takes the Cake. You are a fashion Goddess!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 02
thanks so much :) you are too nice :D i am very very honored dear :) one of the best compliments i every got
fugee
fugee on December 01
great outfit!!! love the skirt!! good luck on your new biz! I'm sure it's gonna be a big hit :)
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 02
thanks dear!!! it will be up for orders on the second wk of dec :P xx
u_ung
u_ung on December 01
Great outfit!!! It's so adorable!!! I love your skirt and your shoes, of course!!!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 02
thanks dearest!!! order from us!!! :P
hichristian
hichristian on December 01
genius outfit. you're very talented. i would wear that skirt on any given day, but YOU complete it.
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 02
thank you so much!!! i am so honored!!! you are sooo nice!!! :D
gabiatch
gabiatch on December 01
great shoes!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 02
thanks so much dearest!!! :)
angelgo03
angelgo03 on December 01
love the shoes!!!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 02
thanks so much!! :D
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