Saturday, February 18, 2012

I'm so Blessed!

"I would always remember this night!"
I told myself.

9:00 am
I woke up late in the morning.
So I decided not to come to our school for this day.
What I did, I prepare all my stuff for the ramp later.

Three ramps,
Three different clothes,
three different heels/shoe,
twenty contenders,
but eight of us will be chosen. 

But actually, I have a strong feeling that I'll be not one of them.
It's not that I'm losing hope but it's actually my intuition.
However, since I decided to join, I must not quit until the end.
It's always my motto.
"Never quit until the end."

1:00 pm
I asked Tating (common name used to her/him) 
to fix my hair and for the make up.
while waiting for the others, Titz and I had a small conversation.

3:00 pm
Snacks time!
I would always tend to stop my work for 
Don't tell me you're not going to eat 
when there's so much food serve to you?

4:00 pm
Final touches for the make-up and my hair style.

4:30 pm
Travelling towards the school.
Thanks to kuya Jason for the ride.
Soo lucky. 

5:00 - 6:00 pm
waiting at the dressing room.
I got so nervous.
But thanks to my classmates, and friends 
who came there for the support.

7:00 pm

I never thought that some of my classmates made a banner for me.
I never saw this during the ramp.
I was so surprised when I saw this photo at Alma's photo album.

Lovely banner made by my classmates and friends
Thank you so much, guys!

For the first ramp, it's FASHIONISTAS!
Actually, I really don't know what to wear.
I need to wear something ORANGE.
I opened my closet and so what I found
was this orange skirt.
I just paired it up with printed top.
I know, sometimes, I'm not a good in terms of fashion,
but it's the only thing that I have. 
Vintage style
top: Krizia (printed) / below: old orange skirt
My make up was too heavy!

For the second ramp,
So I made a gown with use of  rice sack 
and smoke cellophane
with colors of blue and white.

Photographed by Ickie Lagera

My creative wear made up of smoke cellophane.
Thanks to my dear Karl and Val for helping me 
making this gown. 

And for the last but not the least,

white and silver long gown/ orange satin cloth/ black top
I know I am not a good stylist. 
but did I make them blend?

Passed ten, perhaps, the declaration of top 8.
Everyone was cheering for their bets!
I have my own bets too.

As I expected, I am not one of them.
But I'm so happy to be part of the ROCK'S FACES year 2.

It would always be a good experience for me.
To ramp in front my schoolmates, classmates, and friends 
is not that easy for me.
Because I'm shy and I felt uneasy.
Because I maybe fail their expectations to me.
But still, I'm proud that I overcome this kind of feeling.

"I would always remember this night!
I may be not one of the top 8 finalists of Faces year 2,
I'm so proud that my father is one of my audience."
I told myself.

This is the first event that my dear father watched me.
I was surprised when my sister, Valerie, told me that his there near the
aisle watching. I felt so blessed! I felt so happy but then again, I wanna cry.
I really love my father.

I would like to thank my dear sponsors:
Karen Sy,
Karl Jason Alve,
Dennis Sarmiento and family,
Kuya Jason for the transportation,
ate Tating (hair and make-up)
and of coarse, to my dearest sister,
Valerie Mati-ong.

I would like to thank my classmates, and friends for supporting me during the show,
for the words of encouragement, and for always there when I need help.
Thank you soo much, guys!

This night will be a special night for me!

d'laconic stylistah

PS: Photo credits to Ashley Alvarez and Alma Kris Gaylon.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

In the middle of...something...

Rainy days make things so dusky! 
That's why I preferred to wear something 
brown for this day.

I usually like rainy days.
However, I don't really know why I don't feel that way.
I often smile and remain silent. 
I tried to had some conversations 
but I felt there's something missing.

On the depth of sadness,
think for any possibilities that will boost up your ego,

look forward for the chances and opportunities to come
and don't leave yourself drown
grab them, and achieve them. Think positive!
Ashley and Me
After wandering at Soul Lifestyle, we went at the peak of Gaisano Mall and 
took some photo shoot just to ease our boredom.

It's kinda cold out there and it's about to rain.
We went back inside and went home after.
Besides, I need to fix my creative wear for this Saturday.

I felt so pressured.
What should i do just to ease this kind pressure?

Sometimes, our SMILES are the mask of our sadness, sorrow and depression.
But then again, if you keep on using it,
soon, it will tear off and reveal your true self.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Wondering at Soul Lifestyle

Ashley and I planned to look for an outfit that I can use for my event next week, 
February 18, 2012.  
We went to Gaisano Mall of Davao to gather some styles, ideas and outfit designs. 
She wanted to buy some clothes too. And then, we came to visit the 
Soul Lifestyle (located at second floor of Gaisano Mall).  
 Actually, Ashley told me that they will be having a valentine sale. So some of their 
clothes will be sale as low as 299 (Of, course, it depends on the style).

Since Ashley is busy choosing her clothes, I lend her camera for awhile. 
While wondering the place, I took some of these pieces which captures my attention. 
Here, take a look!


mannequin's hand wearing gold-hue bracelets
While resting on the mini-sofa, unconsciously I looked upward.
What I saw was this chandelier. 
It's really amazing!
I was amazed by its curvature designs. 
If, I'm not mistaken, 
I think it was the only chandelier hanging up there.
I always dream to have chandelier at home.
A Decorative Candle

I found this solely decorative candle near the dressing room. 
I was attracted with its curvature design.
It's simple yet elegant.  I like its black and white color combination.
Well, I'm planning to make my own decorative candle too. 

Foot wears
How I wish to have lots of shoes at home.
It was always my dream to have a cabinet full of different shoes,
sandals, heels, and other foot wears.
Usually, my mother bought me foot wears from bargains.
At Soul Lifestyle, they have nice styles of foot wears.
They are really foot-friendly because they are comfortable to wear.

Bag and wedge
Bags and wedges. A girl cannot go out without these with them.
Some girls prefer to wear flat shoes. Others love to wear heels.
But some gals, love to wear wedges because they are comforble to wear.
They are also fitted for those girls who were not that tall.

Colored Belts

Privileged Card

"How was your SOUL experience?"
"How was my SOUL experience?" I asked myself. 
Well, it's fun! I like their styles and outfit designs. 
They have also a cute accessories such as earings, bracelets, bangles,
rings and necklaces.
They also have bags, belts and shoes.

Unfortunately I can't buy right now.
Who knows, one of these days, 
I'll visit there again and buy some stuff.
I'm so sorry if some photos were not that clear.
I'm not that good of taking good photos.
I'm still practicing how to capture a good one. 

PS: watermarks by Ashley Kim Alvarez.

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Petros Faces

And the search is on!  
The Rock's Search for the 
Next Magazine Cover 2012! 

Out of the35 aspiring applicants, the top 20 candidates have been choosing after their
meticulous deliberation. I was fortunate that I was one of the said top 20 applicants. 

This is my first time to join actually in a search. Most of the time, I'm just an audience watching, observing and commenting about the show. Until now, I felt mixed emotions (happy, nervous, and anxious).
I don't even know what to do.

Honestly, I really don't know what comes into my mind why I joined this competition.

Two week prior the screening process, I took the application form at the photocopier (school's ground).
And then, I filled up those vacant spaces on the paper. 
I kept it into my bag, and thinking over and over again.
I asked myself, "Shall I join?"
I gave my application form to my boyfriend a day before we leave the school for retreat.
He passed it on Friday.
And then, Tien, a good friend of mine, told me that the screening will be on Sunday.
Wooah! Mixed emotions. I really  want to back out that time.
But then again, because of encouragement and advises of my friends,
I came the next day.

Sunday, I saw familiar faces. It was Mina and Joseph. They will join the screening too.
I really appreciated Mina's help. She wants to change my clothes that time. 
And then, she lend me her extra clothes. She also put some make-ups on my face.
I really thank her so much. 

I had fun during the interview and the photo shoot.
According to the fascilitators, they will just infromed us after the deliberation.

That night, I received a text message from Emily, one of facilitators informing that I was accepted.
OMG! What should I do? I felt happy but sad.
Where am I supposed to look for a couture for that night? 

There will be three ramps.
The first will be FASHIONISTA. The color assigned to be is ORANGE.
Then, next is the CREATIVE WEAR (indigo)
and the last, is the FORMAL WEAR (orange). 

I'm still looking for an outfit to be use for the show. Some of my friends are helping too.
Would you like to help me too? 
That's too easy!

Styled by: Mina Agar, (top + bottom)

 Please like Petros Faces fan page, then like Mary Ann Sarah Mati-ong's Photo.
Feel free to scan also the photos my opponents. They're pretty and handsome.
I'll be glad if you'll leave comments, suggestions and recommendations too.

What do you think? What should I do right now?