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In WANG-derland! – Alexander Wang x H&M Launch Day (A Photo Diary)

Oh H&M Philippines, I knew your coming here spelled trouble. More trouble than any of Taylor Swift’s exes could ever be. Not even a month has passed since that glorious evening and here I am again lining up to get my fill of the latest design collaboration, Alexander Wang x H&M

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It all started innocently enough. My sister and I were up late at night chatting and just sharing stories when we got to talking about the most anticipated collab of the year:

Sis: Hey, Check this out * sends a pic of the bottoms she’s been eyeing *

Me: OOOHH I LOVE THEM!!! I wanna see I wanna see the rest!!! * scrolling through H&M’s official website* I love these shades! * send * …and this top!!! *send send! * What if we just went and lined up ano?

Sis: Hahahahaha!!! Why not??? Let’s see what the fuss is all about! Hahahahah!!!

Me: Yeah and we’ll bring snacks and a sleeping bag and camp out it’ll be fun!!! Hahahaha!!

At this point we both thought that the other one was replying in jest so we just kept on adding and adding details to the “plan” and was laughing about how silly it was.

It all seems silly until it starts sounding FUN!

What started as faux plans transformed into serious GAMEPLANS for the launch day! Lord knows how much we hate lining up and we had never done anything like this before but we decided to forge on for the love of fashion, for the love of thrilling experiences and most of all for the love of WANG… Alexander Wang that is! (heads out of the gutter, please!)

Here’s how the day went! :

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Shopping at the H&M VIP Launch Party!

Check out what made my final cut!! ^_^

Check out what made my final cut!! ^_^

Just a few more hours left until the official opening of H&M Philippines at the SM Megamall Fashion Hall! Already I see pics of the growing line of eager shoppers patiently waiting outside Megamall all over my Facebook and Instagram feed! ^_^  I can totally feel the excitement and anticipation growing as the clock counts down!

Today , I thought I’d share my personal experience and shopping picks from the launch!  I’m certain everyone is trying to get all the info they can so they can be prepared and I hope this helps those who are planning to brave the first day of opening!

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Shop Spotlight: H&M @ SM Megamall (What’s In Store???)

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After years of wanting, months and months of anticipation , we are now near the finish line.  I’m talking about the much awaited grand opening of H&M Philippines!!!

Tick Tick all you wonderful "fasyion" folks!!

Tick Tick all you wonderful “fasyion” folks!!

Yes, the excitement has reached fever pitch as we crawl through the final 2-ish days until they finally open. With the darn clock in front of SM Megamall slowly ticking down,  I know everyone just can’t wait to set foot into the 3-floor fashion wonderland!

Today was super special for me as I was fortunate enough to be one of the first to scour the shelves of H&M!

GAAAAHHHH!!!! HUGE right???^_^

Like I’ve mentioned before, my sis-in-law is renowned in the fashion and beauty world and she most generously let her influence trickle down onto this overly excited fangirl and scored a spot for me and my mom-in-law to the VIP launch!

Guys, I believe in paying it forward.  My gain is YOUR gain!!! I took lots of pics for you so you can plan your attack on when you decide to visit the store!

Can’t wait any longer??? Here are just some of the things you can expect from H&M Philippines (PICTURE HEAVY!!):

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Target Acquired! : Altuzarra for Target

The first time I truly got wind of designer collaborations with fast fashion houses was way back in 2010 when Target teamed up with the British bag and accessories brand Mulberry.  They released these insanely beautiful pieces that compromised none of the brand’s signature aesthetic and I COULD NOT stop lemming over them.  Unfortunately, I wasn’t able get my hands on any of them because overseas shopping at that time wasn’t as easily done as today, not to mention that Target used to only accept US issued credit cards.  I wasn’t able to get my Mulberry for Target but I sure tuned into every collaboration they’ve had since.

When the pictures from the Altuzarra for Target lookbook started surfacing I immediately made a long list of conquests in my head!  The classy, timeless cuts of the pieces looked appropriate enough to be worn in the office but had the potential to be turned into date-night outfits.  I didn’t love EVERYTHING but there were a couple I absolutely ADORED!!!  Here are my top picks from the collab: Continue reading

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Shop Spotlight: Spanish Sophistication with (Sfera) @ SM Makati

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The  powerhouse fashion brand from Spain is here in the Philippines!!!

News of this Spanish brands’s launching made waves all ’round the social media sites last week and I can clearly see why.  With clean lines and a crisp atmosphere, ( Sfera ) appears to be a new haven for all savvy shoppers in Manila.  The first ever branch in the Philippines (and in Asia! how cool is that???) opened it’s doors last September 30 at Makati’s budding fashion hub in SM Makati.  Located on the 2nd floor, a wide, inviting frontage like this would be pretty hard to miss.

Little Pearls was tuckered out from all the playing she did with her cousins earlier that day so the Hubster and I snuck out to do some chores.   Luckily, the normally busy streets of Manila was unusually clear this Monday (it being a holiday and all!) so I was able to request that we do our grocery shopping over at SM Makati (he kind of knew I had an ulterior motive but he was only too happy that there was hardly any traffic so he let me have my fun hehehe!)

Now, I had just done quite a bit of shopping the past few weeks and put myself in a mandatory shopping ban for the time being but HOO BOY I probably would’ve done some damage if took home all the nice pieces I found! Check them out!

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The Caboodler Haz Arrived!

Hey guys!!! I see you’ve stumbled upon my site!

I guess a little intro is in order… Hi, I’m Steph though I’m known to family as Tippi 🙂 I’m a nurse by profession, fashion and beauty junkie by obsession ^_^ I’m currently a stay at home mom to a spunky 2 year-old girl named Pearls.

My happy little family ^_^

                My happy little family ^_^ 

I’ve set up this little blog as a way of keeping my sanity (because Lord knows you can only take so much toddler channels on YouTube before you go insane, amirite Mommies?) I have so many interests but for the sake of uniformity I’ll try keep them within the realms of fashion and beauty, two things that have been a huge part of my life since I was a little girl. Though please do forgive me if I throw in a little toddler update now and then, I probably won’t be able to help it hehehe ^_^

My kid isn't this loud, but i sure can relate! hahahaha!

She’s not this loud, but i sure can relate! @.@

Like I mentioned, I am a stay at home mom but I’m currently still on the look out for that one job that’ll get my passions flowing till they’re coming out of my ears. Don’t get me wrong, the things I have learned from being a nurse (I was previously employed in one of the country’s top rated hospitals as a NICU nurse 🙂 ) I will forever hold dear in my heart, that’s for sure! But I found myself unsettled and constantly pining for a job as something else.

I guess I should also mention that I am of an unusual build, I tower over most folks at 6 feet. Pretty tall for a woman huh? I felt the need to get that out of the way because I’ve always felt that the realm of fashion and beauty favors mostly the petite especially here in the Philippines. With this blog, I am hoping to add some voice over to the other side of the market spectrum.

"I guess it'll work as a tunic... It IS on sale.."

“I guess it’ll work as a tunic… It IS on sale..”

So, there you have it! I would absolutely love to get to know you guys somehow and sometime! Please don’t be a stranger! Feel free to drop me a comment or mail or whatever ^_^

I hope to see you around!! ^.~V

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