Oct 5, 2014

The Girl Who Waited for that magic Blue Box

"The girl who waited, you've waited long enough."
- 11th Doctor (Doctor Who)




Hello there!
My love for personalized items is just great that I want almost everything to be designed by me if I could. Isn't cool to be unique? Plus if you have the talent and creative juices then, why not?

That's why I felt happy when I got an email from HiCustom.net offering me a chance to try their customizing website. I didn't think twice especially that time I really wanted to have a Doctor Who shirt. Fandom is calling and creativity is overflowing, I took the chance!

One of my fave story arcs in Doctor Who is the Pond's family timeline. It's where I started watching (Season 5) and that very first Doctor Who episode just captured my heart.
Amy Pond is just a wonderful character and I think many could relate, especially being the girl who waited. Haha. Yes, pun intended. 






But I realized I need to get over the 11th Doctor feels, since Capaldi's coming as the 12th. Saying that he would have a fierce and rebel character, I tried to match it with my outfit. 


                                  

Custom Shirt from HiCustom.net | TARDIS pouch designed by me Miss Bella Mode | Betty leggings | Black boots



Whovians would easily spot my tarp pouch right away. In fact when I first brought it in school (UP Diliman), three of my classmates in a class talked to me and said they're Whovians too! Oh how giddy I was to meet people who are in the same fandom as me! That's one reason I designed this TARDIS tarp pouch. Yes, it's from my shop Miss Bella Mode





TARDIS tarp pouch is 8.5 x 6 inches. If you already visited my shop, you see I also sell tarp wallets 3.5 x 5.5 in. This time I decided to make a larger one to fit my notebook fillers, ball pens, phone, wallets and a lot more stuff that I need for school. So whenever I need to change bags or go out somewhere near but want to bring my school essentials, I just bring this pouch!

Of course, to make it more personal, I put my name on it... in Gallifreyan!!



I don't need to think hard for something to match my outfit, because all I need is to design and stitch this tarp pouch! (Or not really that easy). But hey, it isn't just about fashion and matching, also functionality and convenience. Being a student, that's what I look for!

If you want to have your own TARDIS pouch, just drop by my shop Miss Bella Mode and send a private message! Or if you have any inquiries, just comment below!


Anyway, for my shirt, like what I said I got it from HiCustom.net !

Here's an overview of their website and services!


What I liked about their website is that it is easy to use, especially their Design Lab where you will create your own custom stuff!

I am very creative person (yes, self-proclaimed haha), but I'm not good in drawing. That's why I'm fond of this types of interface where you could just drag and drop elements!

Here's how you could create your own custom product!


Choose a Product



They have wide variety of products to customize like shirts (which have a lot more variety depending on your style), phone cases, bags, mugs. For the shirts, I like how they have different types of shirts (baseball shirts, toddlers, round neck, v-neck, sweatshirts etc.) and available in diff. colors and sizes.

                                                                 Choose your Design!





For my shirt, I picked Custom Women's Blank V-neck and uploaded my design as a photo. 



Once your photo is uploaded, you just have to click it to put it in the shirt. Then you could resize and put it within the design area.

That's one thing I also liked about this because it warns you if your are resizing or moving it outside the printing area. 




Basically, here's what mine looked like.


Here are other examples!

They also have a prepared designs!



Let's see, I also like Sherlock...

and I want to make it black.

I put a "Get Sherlock" custom text below the prepared design!


Yay!



I also tried other stuff like this mug, and being a Harry Potter fan too...


Well, this website just brings out my fandom love and love for designing!

Visit their site at hicustom.net !

Visit my shop too at facebook.com/missbellamode !

Hope you had fun!

Love,
MoMo




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Sep 22, 2014

Date of the Day: Speed Dating Event for Professionals


        Now you're on late 20's, could you really say that you're "happily single" in your age?
Maybe 5 years ago. Unless you just want to focus on your career or have to finish your goals in life, I'm sure you don't want to end up an old hag with 12 cats.

    Time to meet young, single professionals in the Date of the Day event on September 27, 6-9pm at Cafe 1771, El Pueblo, Ortigas. It is open for limited number of ladies and gents, ages 25-35!

    Socialize with a handful of selected applicants and singles alike. Applicants undergo background check to ensure safety of the participants. Explore a different kind of dating. Not many do this kind of thing and this might be a memorable experience for you! Lastly, this is no pressure! Just have fun and you could bring along your single friends too!

               



" Happily single but ready to mingle? 



Join our speed dating event exclusive for young professionals! 



If you or know someone who is interested, kindly complete the application form in the link below for a selection process. 




Preferred rate is available for early birds! 


For inquiries, contact Glory de Leon at 0917-5214339." You might just find your match!


Love, MoMo

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Sep 5, 2014

Holiday Styles from Philippine Fashion Week 2014




August sale just ended and September just started, it's really the holiday season for fashion!! I hope you took advantage of the sale and bought something to fill up your closet. Have you been deciding what to wear these months? Here are the designs from Philippine Fashion Week Holiday 2014 to help you out!

This season showcased pieces that are functional and fashionable during the wet season and for out-of-town travels. Of course, the designers each have their own takes at them and for sure you'll enjoy the variations too! Don't worry, I put a "GET THIS STYLE" tip to do them on your own!


JUN JUN CAMBE
The show starter, gold and glam never fails to impress. James Bond @ 50 theme, the pieces are embellished with gold and suited for formal gala nights and awards night.

GET THE STYLE: Your LBD plus GOLD accessories!


DAVE OCAMPO
This is one of my faves. Black + a pop of jewel color. Elegant and breath-taking at the same time and saves hours for deciding what to wear!

GET THE STYLE: Black sweater + one-color SKIRT + BOOTS!



 ARNOLD GALANG
Black could be the lazy color during the holidays but...Hey! Here, black ensemble looks chic and mysterious. This is a pick of those who like to keep it low during travels.


GET THE STYLE: THROW IN your black outfits! Haha! The technique is to mix pieces that tell about your style. If you want to feel lady-like, opt for sheer black dress and pleated skirts. Formal, use sharp cuts like tailored jackets and skirts. Finish it off with sandals!



JIAN LASALA
Reminds me of policewomen and ship captain uniforms but sexier. This is a good use of double breasted jackets, coat, crop tops and heels!

GET THE STYLE: Black crop top, coat, tailored pants and heels.




 FREDERICK POLICARPIO
For men, sharp, tailored pieces and minimalistic take, later you'll see, it's either this or pop of colors.

GET THE STYLE: Long sleeve polos, vests, jackets and straight-cut pants.


ALODIA CECILIA
Be comfortable in white, cream or nude! Always bring out the light and fresh feel especially here when she used soft textures and laces.

GET THE STYLE: Lace blouse or dress and nude heels.


ULYSSES KING
Still on nudes and blacks but here, it's more street-style than formal wear.

GET THE STYLE: Statement sweatshirt, pants and leather shoes!



GERRY KATIGBAK
Be unique and attention grabbing with splash of colors!

GET THE STYLE: Tight shirts, lousy pants, high top boots

JOHN GUARNES
Play with prints and soft textures.

GET THE STYLE: Brown top and sheer animal print long skirt

EsAc by Audie Ae
Pop of one color and geometric prints! Feel so mod but the hats look very classy than preppy.

GET THE STYLE: Geometric patterned dress and black heels. Wear the hat if you can!

MELCHOR GUINTO
SO TOKYO STREET! Mustard yellow, blue, orange and brown are the colors to mix. Be playful with color blocking but still keep the wearable, casual vibe.

GET THE STYLE: Color block your jackets, shirt and pants! Be wary of the mix though! Avoid being a color wheel. : )

SIMON ARIEL VASQUEZ
This one reminds me of Vietnamese fashion though. Nudes and whites for subtle lady-like feel but with embellishments to add up glam. Minus the conical hat, the dresses are perfect for formal parties and December weddings!

GET THIS STYLE: White embellished dress and nude heels


YEVGENIYA YUSHKOVA
The crowd favourite, this collection shows multi-function outfits! YAY!
So if you're travelling, these are perfect space-savers!

GET THE STYLE: Invest on pieces that can be worn in many ways like a loose skirt or tube tops! And don't forget to bring a shawl or a scarf too!

Only a few weeks before the PhFW S/S 2015 and I'm looking forward to fresh Filipino designs! But for the min time, let's enjoy the holidays and these style guides.

 Be fashionable and comfy on your holiday trip!


Love,

MoMo

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Aug 30, 2014

Food blog: Royal Caribbean Jamaican Patties



If you're tired of the usual popcorn and iced tea before heading to the movie house in Market Market, you might want to check out this little snack bar around!

                                     

Royal Caribbean Jamaican Patties serve more than just different flavors of Jamaican patties but also iced tea, shakes and drinks. They are located at the 5/F of Market Market near the cinema.


We visited this shop to try out their patties. But I was surprised to see that they also have baked mac and cookies (for the kids!).

                                                                                                                                                                     
                   Fond of spicy food? Oh you'll love their selection of beef patties! For me, I like meat but I want it cheesy so their premium best-sellers Cheeze flavor are my fave. They also have Chicken Royale, Tuna Royale and Vegetable Supreme if you're not fond of beef.

                         

                      Jamaican patties are one of my fave snacks after the day. I just love its meat and the crunchy, flaky shell and its fits student budget whenever I need my quick lunch fix!                                          Plus it's very handy to eat whenever. Grab and go!
                                               
                       
                 

                         
                         


                      However, if you're not really in a hurry you might want to experience the Caribbean snack bar feel inside. They have some magazines if you want to stay and read, and the window/mirrors inside are cool!
 
                         

                         
   
    Customers usually take-out food and drinks, especially the movie-goers. While families usually stay inside to enjoy their patties. This spot where I was seated is perfect for barkadas and large groups!


                            
Next time you visit Market, Market , stop by Royal Caribbean Jamaican Patties shop and try their hot patties too!
                               

'Til next,

MoMo


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Jul 19, 2014

Don't Want An Ending: Sam Tsui and Kurt Schneider in Manila!


"At  least tonight, it's just you and me and honestly, that's everything I need…"

  I don't go to concerts. Only few artists nowadays are really worth watching live I suppose. Aside from the expensive tickets, I'm very picky of  the artists; I choose those who I could look up to and will surely inspire me. Because a night with them is just for entertainment, but good memories and experiences are much more treasured long time.

  I've known these artists since 2011 but I've only got to "fangirl" over them early this year. Sam Tsui looked like my former crush and I only knew him for his version of "Jar of Hearts" and "Just a Dream" (with Christina Grimmie).  Kurt Schneider…, well, he's Kurt Schneider. He's not really that high profile person so I barely know him.
Until early this year a lot of my friends shared a video of the cover of "Counting Stars" by Alex Goot, Chrissy Constanza, and Kurt. I don't even know them back then and I haven't even heard the original song! But then I gave up and watched it and found everything; from the prod, music and direction; cool. Then here's the Let it Go/Let her Go mash-up of Sam Tsui which I also found very cleverly done. These vids on replay, a friend of mine pointed out Kurt to be her crush and told me that he's so great in instruments and has that adorable personality. Wondered, I stream over Kurt's channel during my free times and that's where the rabbit hole started.

  Sam Tsui and Kurt Schneider were schoolmates and graduates of Yale University, who love music so much they started making music videos around 2009. Sam has that incredible vocal range that suits ballads and pop very well, while Kurt ,although has that mellow voice, he doesn't sing much but does the production, recording, direction, arrangement and acoustics. He's known for playing various instruments known to mankind (haha!). Well, that's very basic intro if you're not a fangirl of these two. But in my own terms, these tandem make me discover originals from their covers and find the latter very well done. They also make originals, which are also greatly (and mostly) written by Kurt and performed by Sam. As of now I love Kurt's one-take shots of Bruno Mars medley and Maroon 5 medley while I can't stop singing Sam Tsui's mashups, Summer Pop Medley, Michael Jackson medley, and originals: Make it Up, Shadow, Grey Area and Don't Want an Ending.

    Now, I knew why my friend liked Kurt! And I do love him too!
Just this summer I promised that if ever they would schedule a concert here in the Philippines, I would surely go and watch these two perform. And behold, just few weeks after that realization of mine, they announced that they will have a two-night show here in June! The ticket prices were fine, even though we only have few weeks to save up. I got really excited and we all planned to watch.
I also included it to my birthday wish list! Well, look who greeted me! So adorable Kurt! :3

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Jul 11, 2014

Ayosdito.ph iBall 2014


 Another event full of media and bloggers, AyosDito.ph iBall 2014 was an interactive appreciation party to let the community and users know more about our trusty buy and sell site. 




I've been invited to this gathering two years ago but I wasn't available that time, but now I wouldn't miss the chance! Last year we've been using this site to buy a car and I'm one of the most interested to know how everything goes in there. Aside from that, it was hosted by the internet action star Ramon Bautista (seeing him in UP wasn't easy though haha XD), Jojo the Love Survivor (of Magic 89.9), and Boys Night Out DJs Tony Toni, Slick Rick and Sam YG!






The event was held at Alphatent, Alphaland Tower. The whole place was surrounded by pinoy themed graffiti walls by visual artist Jose Gabriel. I also liked the food. It's simple with pinoy theme but varied and tasted really good!






Opening flash mob by La Salle Dance Company Street




Hosts: Jojo the Love Survivor and Sir Ramon Bautista


Hosts: Tony Toni, Slick Rick and Sam YG (Boys Night Out)

The hosts gave a good laugh for everyone. I can't remember taking my eyes off these fun people. Everybody seemed to enjoy the night with jokes, pick-up lines and banats!

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