Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Pinay Curvies Swag Challenge: Pinay Style Icon

Once upon a time (I'm guessing 2007 or 2008), I decided to wear my latest ukay ukay purchase for the first day of second semester in graduate school. I don't recall getting any manic reactions for it. After class, I dashed to the call center I was employed at the time for another episode of graveyard stress. To my surprise, my peers greeted me with whoas and double-takes. They find my striped pants too...loose and ethnic. And so some of them started calling me Grace Nono

I have great respect for this woman. I'd say she's known for her musicality more than her fashion statement, more than anything. And I was actually flattered to be compared to her, if only for what I was wearing that evening. So for this month's Pinay Curvies Swag challenge, I decided to rummage for this particular article of clothing and show my constant need for comfort and bright colors. As you can probably tell here and there, I luuuurve the laidback and ethnic look! Now watch me channel Grace Nono below.

Tight top, loose silhouettes & barefoot


Outfit of the Day:
Black camise (nope, it's not a tank top) from Chubbly
Wide belt from Forever 21
Striped pants from ukay ukay
Wooden choker from a shop in Camiguin
Yakan earrings from a shop in Basilan
Bracelet made by Mangyan in Mindoro

NOTE: Yakan is the indigenous group in Basilan; Mangyan in Mindoro

Photos by Kuya Jay Arcenal


  1. I'm not sure who Grace Nono is but after looking at her website I can totally see your inspiration and the ethnic feel of the outfit. The print of the pants are great and I love the necklace! :)


    1. I'm glad you liked the outfit and that this post got you familiarized somehow with Grace Nono.

      Again, thanks for joining the blog linkup! Till the next one! :D

  2. Though I hardly know who she is, definitely the pants can tell you seriously admire Grace None. No one can pull this look like you do Lorns, great job!