Melissa Conquers The World @ 35!

Coming a long, long way from its first shoe, the Aranha, Melissa celebrates its 35th anniversary this year with my favourite vice in the world — traveling!

Happy Flashback Friday from Melissa! :)
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In giving back for all its 35 years of international fashion success, Melissa will be offering limited edition shoe bags Perfect for the jet-setting and globetrotting shoe lover. These shoe bags will help take your favourite Melissa pair with you wherever you go, helping you conquer the world in style and comfort. The offer will be for a limited time only in 2015, so watch out for the brand’s announcement!

Locally, Manila celebrated Melissa‘s growing presence yesterday at the SM Aura Atrium where we had a chance to take a peek at the new designs plus those coming up on the shelves early next year.

Ready to see the fresh collabs? :)

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SAVE THE DATE: October 17. SM Megamall. H&M PHILIPPINES.


All roads will finally lead to SM Megamall Fashion Hall on October 17, 9am for the much awaited opening of the H&M Manila flagship store! The Swedish retail brand will open its first Manila store (very huge at approx. 3,000 square meters split into 3 floors!) at 9am until midnight.

“We have been waiting for the best opportunity to be in the Philippines and now the wait is finally over. The Philippines is indeed ready for the next level of fashion and we are so proud to debut our amazing flagship store at SM Megamall! It is such an exciting moment for us to bring fashionable and sustainable design, with good quality at the best price to fashion-conscious Filipinos. At H&M we always have something for everyone, and we can’t wait to welcome all shoppers in Manila to this fantastic store!” says Magnus Olsson, Country Manager of Greater China and South East Asia.

The Philippines’ first H&M store will carry the brand’s full assortment for women, men, teenagers and children, including athletic wear and lingerie. The store’s crisp and bright interiors – reminiscent of expansive art museums and fashion galleries – will be the perfect backdrop to this selection, providing the best shopping experience for every fashion-conscious customer.

The October opening will also coincide with the launch of the brand’s Autumn/Winter 2014 collection, at the forefront of which is the limited edition H&M Studio line. This special collection is all about the modern-day bohemian woman, presenting playful prints, earthy colors and flowy silhouettes. For men, Autumn 2014 mixes Parisian cool with the attitude of London and the sleekness of New York to create a wardrobe for the mod urbanite.

Early bird retail mavens will enjoy special treats on the opening day:

Customers shopping on the opening day will get to experience all of this first hand plus exclusive opening deals! The first 200 in line will get gift cards valued as high as P6,000 each, and opening offers that are up to 50% off. Regular store hours of 10am to 10pm will be resumed on October 20 onwards.

I. Am. So. Excited! See you all at H&M! :)

A Mystical Tale with Pandora this Autumn/Winter 2014

Be still my heart. The true death of my budget and I just met in the flesh yesterday at the SM Megamall Fashion Hall.

Pandora Autumn/Winter 2014
now available worldwide

Pandora Autumn/Winter 2014
now available worldwide

Where my 13th month pay would surely go also said hello to me. *gasp*

Pandora Holidays 2014
launching locally this November 1

If my hair’s any longer than shaved, with my forever disheveled look, I’m too sure this would be my A/W 2014 fashion peg:

Deep in the forest, a mystical fairytale world comes to life. Taking cues from the current fascination with all things magical and nature-inspired, as seen in films like Snow White and the Huntsman, Alice in Wonderland, and the fantasy world of the hit TV series Game of Thrones, Pandora creates a new magical classic that mirrors their mystique and novelty, and altogether polishing it off with signature sophistication.

As a brand that has always stayed attuned with the changing waves of fashion and culture, Pandora’s 2014 Autumn/Winter collection is a creative reimagining of an enchanted forest. Picture the tall, swooping trees lining the woods, or the golden fallen leaves from its branches, the somber moon as it lights up the autumn starry sky, or the mystical florals that bloom in the twilight. A sense of otherworldly wonderment for autumn has arrived.

Take a closer look at the Pandora A/W 2014 collection below and swoon with me! :)

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P for Pandora

Alternative post title: sweetest birthday present to date. :)

I’ve been on the fence purchasing my first Pandora chain and charm for what seemed like a lifetime and a half. Just when we got back from Phuket, I was chatting with my friend Eyjay on the Pandora charm I wanted to get. Little did I know, she and Len have been cooking something up.

I was so happy to receive my first Pandora in this light all I could do was to snicker and do a little ugly cry in RCBC Plaza. LOL

Joining two other memorable bracelets, here’s how I usually wear my Pandora seashell (to remind me of our recent beach trip) & silver collier:

On dressier days, I wear it with some ice. :)

my kind of neutrals <3

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