This month was un.real. Yes, bold, italicized and underlined because it was e-p-i-c.
About maybe a month and a half ago, Topshop reached out to me to design a few patches for them for their Spring Denim Campaign. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I could be collaborating with an international brand, let alone for my designs and illustrations. I mean I know they say to dream big, but I just never even considered it. The team was so easy to work with and it was so much fun bringing the concepts to life.
We had a one-day launch in U.P. Town Center last March 25, 2017. This is how it worked: you could either choose to purchase new denim (jeans/jackets/etc) or bring your old threads and Topshop would customize them with the exclusive Cool Girls Club patches I designed specifically for them. It was awesome. I even bought my own pair of boyfriend jeans and had my own patches sewn on!
Some people had really cool ideas and had the Buttercup patch sewn on the hips of their jeans like this:
I'll admit, I kiiinda wish I had thought of that myself. It turned out looking so.damn.cool.
We partnered up with Freezer Burn (yes, the ice cream place!!) and they gave away free treats to anyone who spent P1000 or more. I didn't get the name of it, but I had their churro concoction and holyyyyy wow. I'm lactose intolerant so I'm very particular to pick and choose how I spend my lactose cheat meals but this was well worth it! I love churro anything, of course. <3
There was even this cool instant photo printing booth by Instaroid that printed out your instagram photos as long as you used the #meetyournewjeans hashtag! It came out looking like this:
I loved the vintage feel.
All in all, it was a wonderful experience. I'm totally, utterly, beyond thankful I got to do this. It just proves that all you really have to do is start. As long as you are putting yourself out there, you can bet the rest will follow. <3
Hey Cool Girls! Valentine's Day is well on its way and love is most definitely in the air. If you're anything like me, you're probably psyching yourself up by watching romantic comedies (because, let's face it, who doesn't love them?). These movies are my tried and tested go-to's. In fact, I love them so much I even have them stored in my hard-drive so I can watch them anytime I want! When I'm overwhelmed with work I may even leave them playing the background ;)
In case you all need help figuring out what to download/stream, I've put together a list of my top ten romcoms for your viewing pleasure!
1. Notting Hill
I'd be lying if I said When You Say Nothing At All doesn't give me butterflies... this might have come out in 1999, but that song, just like this movie, is timeless.
2. 10 Things I Hate About You
3. Love, Rosie
Okay, I'm just gonna come right out and say it: I cannot.get.enough. of Lily Collins. She's gorgeous from head to toe - not that I've seen her toes, but I'm guessing (haha).
Everything from the plot, cast, to the colors (the lush, lush colors that make this film eye candy) is worth indulging in.
FUN FACT: Lily Collins, in case you were wondering, is indeed the daughter of Phil Collins!
4. Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist
New York is one of those cities I've yet to visit, but love already. I read the book when I was 16 and loved it (if you haven't yet and love YA, I highly suggest you go out and get a copy). When I found out they were turning it into a movie, I was both excited and skeptical. I'm beyond happy it didn't disappoint!
Now if you haven't seen this one (lucky you, getting to experience it for the first time!), I want you to really pay attention to the music. It's easy to get wrapped up in the charming screenplay, but I implore you to listen to every single little musical gem they've included in there. Absolutely magical. I still play that soundtrack on repeat from time to time.
5. Before Sunrise
Turn everything off. Put this on. Listen. Enjoy. <3
6. Midnight in Paris
I can only wish that somewhere in a parallel universe, I'm living out the plot of this film. If you haven't seen it yet and do so because of this list, well, you're welcome.
7. 13 Going on 30
I'll admit: this one had me crying. Sure, I may be a crybaby, but you can't deny that the lessons learned are universal. Be thankful for what you have.
8. Love Actually
You can't have a Top Ten list for Valentine's Day without including this gem! From the unpredictable (at first) storylines to all the lovable characters, this one never gets old. This movie will have you hung up on love (in all forms) even long after the movie's ended.
9. 50 First Dates
If you want a feel-good film that will make you laugh and cry all while falling in love, this is it.
You think I could've ended this list without this? As if! ;)
Also: helloooooooooo 90's Paul Rudd <3
I have a ton more but, let's face it, it would take me forever to write them all down. Since it's no secret that this is my fave movie genre and I love discovering new ones, what are your favourites? Share your suggestions in the comments below!
I'm equal parts crazy nervous and crazy excited for Tagaytay Art Beat 2 happening this weekend! If you told 15-year-old me that I would someday be part of something as cool as this, I probably wouldn't have believed you. I could have never even imagine the circumstances that could have gotten me here. Alas, fast-forward 12 years, and here we are only a day away from my first exhibit!
I've got a long way to go from realizing all my other big dreams (like being part of more exhibits ;), but slowly and surely! I don't mind all the time it's taking, as long as I get there someday. All hands on deck and keeping my eyes on the prize.
So if you're looking for something different to do this weekend, head on over to Museo Orlina! The band line-up is insane, and the artists are crazy talented <3