Thursday, December 26, 2013

WORLD PREMIERE: That 1920s Look / Pinay Curvies Swag Challenge: Little Black Dress

How time flies! Once upon a time, I was just co-hosting my favorite twins' 7th birthday. Imagine my shock after I viewed this save-the-date for their 18th natal return! If I may quote a renowned commercial, these babies are now ladies! Ladies who, to be specific, wanted their guests to channel the characters from the film The Great Gatsby! I was initially intimidated by the idea, but I later on realized it was a cute excuse to keep a fringed frock in my closet. Wee!

This obsession, however, led me nowhere. This fringe dress from Suiteblanco won't fit and, worse, PlumpClothing's quote was beyond my budget. Thanks to this month's Pinay Curvies Swag challenge, I got reminded of that sexy black dress I bought from an ukay ukay shop recently. Then I almost changed my mind when I saw how the invitation practically presented my desired look on that night. Should I go back to my plan to look for a fringed frock? Somebody made me realize I can stick to the plain black dress and rummage for flashy accessories instead. Good point!

Ate Lorna & the adorable twins Bea & Tin Tin

Take a closer look at my fascinator!

Of course, it ain't me if there's no hilarious outfit moment to report. Before the party started, I realized my smart phone doesn't recognize my gloved fingers. There were moments I had to take off my right glove to take photos properly...so I dread to see the official photos, particularly if they reveal this "continuity" mishap. I recall posing next to Tito Eddie, the debutantes' father, and concealing my gloved forearm behind him. I hope it worked. Haha!

"The Governess"

A guy friend from college messaged his appreciation when I made the above photo (without the leg part) my profile picture on Facebook. According to him, I give off an impression that I know exactly what would drive men nuts. Aaand behind that mysterious smile and pa-demure arm pose lies this strong desire to be sexually dominant. Thus, he dubbed me "The Governess". Gasp!

As usual, he shared stuff about history I had no clue about. Some affluent women back in the days used to hire photographers in secret to have them captured looking fab and seductive. Since it was taboo back then, it was a secret fantasy to pose like THAT and to be perceived desirable in bed in spite of their prim and proper image. Wow.

Ok, before we all get too distracted, let's go back to the outfit. Haha! It's not really my style to pile up on accessories, but I contradicted myself this time to comply to the 1920s theme. Normally, I go for statement outfit (the slit would do, in this case) and dangling earrings or bracelet. Boring, I know. 

But I'm not saying I didn't enjoy dressing up that night. It was cool to feel like British royalty with my fascinator, pearl necklaces and white gloves. I just hope I can get to wear them again. Like, in the office! Why not?

Outfit of the Day:
Little black dress from ukay ukay (P120)
Flashy fascinator from Carolina's, Glorietta (P500)
Pearl earrings from Carolina's, Glorietta (P90 each)
White gloves from Buttons & Wrap, SM Makati (P250)
Snakeskin clutch bag from Suiteblanco (gift)
Bronze platforms from Payless (forgot how much)

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There's no way I will conclude this entry without gushing about my favorite twins. I saw them evolve from carefree little girls into stylish, studious young women. Too bad I don't have throwback photos to support that statement. I used to know who's who, simply because Tin Tin was chubbier and more talkative.

Fast forward today, I can hardly tell them apart anymore! They've grown figure-conscious, I see, and I trust they're doing it the right way since Bea is pursuing Nursing while Tin Tin is taking up Physical Therapy. I pray they believe in their own beauty and NOT fall slave the society's standards of beauty and sexy. 

In conclusion, I had a grand time! I luuuurve their 1920s outfits and I feel happy that there was so much familial love in the air. I feel so grateful to be invited to witness all that. Again, happy, happy birthday, Bea and Tin Tin! 

#BeaTinXVIII

Photos by DJ San Jose.

28 comments:

  1. Wow! You look smashing! I like your flashy fascinator. Oh, I know it's kinda late, but, have a Merry Christmas!

    http://homebaseddiva.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you! Love that fascinator, too!

      It's never too late. Merry CHRISTmas, too!

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  2. Great outfit! I wish I had a sense of style too. Must be why I hate themed parties. Hehe.

    Happy Holidays!

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    1. Thank you! My style is always about being comfortable. I'm sure you'll find your own din soon. Themed parties can be a challenge but I always end up having a great time. Give it a try din!

      Merry CHRISTmas!

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  3. looking fab! love your dress.uma-angelina jolie yung peg ;) happy new year!

    http://invisiblestilettos.blogspot.com

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    1. Kirek! Angelina Jolie ang drama hihi! Thanks for the visit! Happy New Year to you and your family! :D

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  4. i am no skinny girl and i hate it when a dress fits me the first time i try it, but when i wash it, it seems i cant fit in anymore! suffice to say i cant wear the 1 size fits all dresses popular these days! so lurvvvve your 'the governess' look!! - pisceanrat.blogspot

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    1. Yeah, that sucks! Thank you for appreciating this outfit hihi.

      Hey, we invite you to join this month's challenge: http://pinaycurvies.com/2013/12/14/pinay-curvies-swag-christmas-edition-the-little-black-dress/

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  5. Oh you look gorgeous! When I saw your pictures on instagram, I already thought you looked great but now I'm seeing them bigger, you look stunning. I love the makeup and the accessories and the dress, your whole outfit is great! :) Happy New Year! :)

    Nina
    http://curvymod.blogspot.com/

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    1. Awww. Thanks for appreciating my outfit. Hope to see your own take on the little black dress on Pinay Curvies Swag! It's still open. ;)

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  6. WOW! You're super stunning! I can't believe that your dress is thrifted! Sana ma-swerte din ako kapag nagukay-hunting :D

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    1. Sipag at tyaga ang susi sa pag-uukay! Hihi! How often do you go to second-hand shops ba? Siguro maswerte na rin ako kasi I have more masipag friends to shop with hihi. Thanks for the visit!

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  7. Really gorgeous sis.. Just be confident always, and you will never go wrong with it,. Sexy.. !

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  8. Outfit of the Day:
    Little black dress from ukay ukay (P120)

    - You certainly know how to sort in Ukay Ukay. Girl, I need patience sorting stuffs there and I always ended up leaving the place without a carry.

    leah @ curiousweekends.blogspot.com

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    1. I just got lucky! Plus, I have extra sipag friends who also look for stuff for me haha. Try lang nang try. I know, it gets overwhelming kasi ang daming options. Thanks for the visit!

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  9. Love your outfit sis, so fab! ^_^ I plan to be more adventurous like you in fashion this year.

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    1. Sige ha, abangan ko ang outfit posts mo! What's your desired peg this 2014? Ako, parang bet ko mag-kolehiyala japorms. Yung laging naka-high cut sneakers! Haha!

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    2. Uhm. No peg as of yet, but now that you got me thinking, will look for style inspirations! ^_^

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  10. Lorna! You look amazing. Hair, makeup, outfit are simply perfect. You're a great role model for curvies like us!

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    1. Awww. Thank you, Maita! OK lang ba ang nose line ko dyan? Feeling ko masyadong obvious eh haha.

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  11. Love it. So Daisy. I wish I could go to a party rocking the night like you did!

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    1. Thank you, thank you! Try mo rin! It was fun! ;)

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  12. Hawt momma! May slit talaga! Love the theme. Hope you enjoyed the party! :D

    Abi
    www.TheBelatedBloomer.com

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    1. Ang taray, diba? Di ako palalabasin ng mudra ko sa bahay if she saw me wearing that haha. Yes, I did enjoy the party. Sobra!

      Thanks for the visit! :D

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  13. Antarush nung slit! Pak na pak! #unkabogable yun na.

    xoxo,

    Kristeta
    http://kabadinganandbeyond.blogspot.com/

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    1. Haha! Thanks! Buti na lang may car, di ko keri mag-slit kung hindi haha!

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