Sunday, August 26, 2012

Fifty Shades Of Grey


































































































August should be a tribute to Murphy's law, if the amount of torrential rain and postponed activities is anything to go by. We haven't seen sunshiny weather in over a month, hence, my lack of posts. And in between the sisyphean task of battling flood, overseeing home renovation, keeping up with pending work and fending off the blues, there's really not much time and energy for blogging. So yeah, this is my roundabout way of apologizing for my hiatus and a hidden plea to not give up on this blog yet. lol!

Despite the whiny tone of my preamble, I really have it going easy compared to a lot of people. When it rains, it really pours. Literally! It's the worst weather our province has seen in, like, forever. Things are looking up though now that September is just right around the corner. Though not the end of typhoon visits by any means, it most likely is (crossing my fingers on this) the end of the mother of all monsoon seasons. Our monsoon season this year will put 2009's typhoon Ondoy to shame.

So here are a few pictures taken during Myk's weekend birthday celebration. There's more where that came from but for the life of me, I couldn't muster the energy to edit and resize them. And the birthday celebrant is nowhere to be seen in the photos. lol! Always behind the camera, Myk is.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Watercolor





















































A few days ago, during the onslaught of typhoon Gener, I found myself humming South Border's Rainbow in an attempt to fend off the gloom and maybe communicate with the universe and speed up the unwanted visit of this typhoon. To further my attempts, I threw on this uber retro ensemble - denim vest, watercolor/bokeh printed mint skirt, pink top and matching pink wraparound headband. Yep, the ugly season is in full swing - muddy roads and lakes, flood, drenched everything. I think I need to fortify my inner glass-is-half-full personality.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Inspiration Post: The Help





























As you probably know, I'm head-over-heels in love with the 60's. Whenever I'm stumped and feel uninspired, I turn to the 60's for fashion inspiration. But while I claim to be a 60's fashion aficionado, my 60's American history knowledge leaves something to be desired.

The Help actually opened my eyes to the ugly side of this decade. For all its charm and beauty, there are underlying social problems that have yet to be brought to light. I love this film so much. I never truly understood the depths of racial discrimination in the past decades until I saw this film. There's so much emotion in it and yet there are lots of moments of levity that did not make it too depressing. Plus, it stars Emma Stone so I'm sold. 

Go see this film if you haven't yet. I bet you'll love it as much as I do. In the meantime, enjoy my stills.

 

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