Anna Lumague is a 24-year old young professional by day, social media citizen by night and personal style enthusiast 24/7.
She has an inescapable thirst for fashion, beauty, and art that begs to be freed, hence this blog.
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Leather Jacket: Giordano | Swimsuit (used as top):Pink Belter | Digital Print Skirt | Necklace: For Me | Pouch: Tomato
If you are looking for a good tourist spot in Bataan province, I highly suggest going to Las Casas Filipinas De Acuzar. The feel of the place is very antique and nostalgic! When you visit the place, it will be as if you are travelling a few centuries back to the era when the Philippines were under the Spanish/American colony. For more evidence to attest to this, you may check my posts in Instagram.
Actually, my outfit here was quite inappropriate as it was such a scorching hot day (Ahem, leather jacket.) and the main purpose of the trip was to swim! I just wanted to not let a beautiful location be put to waste as it is hard to find a good shooting spot within my hometown.
The swimsuit which I am wearing here is a good alternative to a crop top. I have been looking for a perfectly fitting one for the longest time though. Also, yours truly has been quite fond of digital print skirts nowadays. It gives the outfit a bit of “pop”, yes? Too bad I forgot to bring nice shoes. Nonetheless, all the sweat for this outfit post was worth it!
Photos by: Ryan Ng
A Facebook friend once shared a link about these stunning works of art from a photographer named Oleg Oprisco. I was very impressed with what I saw that I felt the need to repost it on my blog.
Apparently, he shot the following through the use of a Kiev 6C and Kiev 88 cameras with medium-format film and a variety of lenses. How amazing is that! I also love how surreal and dreamy the output was with all the concept, colors and set design, which were also his idea. Now, that’s what you call art and talent.
To read the full article, visit BoredPanda.
For the past few months, I can say that Shiseido’s Ibuki line has done wonders on my face. Currently, I have finished more than half of these babies and they have done so much in helping improve the clarity of my skin. With that experience, I feel that it deserves a post so I can share the good stuff with other girls!
What convinced me to try it is the so-called Shape Memorizing Cell Technology™ that makes the skin’s surface layer “memorize” the shape of cells in their optimal condition (a.k.a. “plum with moisture”). For more info, you may read this helpful review.
Admittedly, Shiseido’s products come with a hefty price tag so I was lucky to have availed a trial pack (the two as seen above and a facial wash) priced at 1,500 bucks. All are in 30 ML bottles/tube and only minimal amount is needed to be put on the face so I think that it’s still worth it.
1. FACIAL WASH- My least favorite of the three. It did its job well in cleansing mildly the skin of oil, make-up and dirt. However, I personally think that affordable cleansers can still do the same thing, so, nothing special. In fairness, it still took me 4 months to finish the contents of the tube.
2. SOFTENING CONCENTRATE- I LOVE putting this on my skin! It is super light and cool upon application. I think that the purpose of the concentrate is to retain the moisture content of the skin. Upon continuous use, my visage looked glowing and like that of a baby.
3. REFINING MOISTURIZER- My preferred time of using this is during night time as it has no SPF. Whenever I use this, there is this cant-put-my-finger on radiance in the morning that I usually do not experience with other moisturizers.
(A “pacute” selfie during those times when I used Shiseido Ibuki Softening Concentrate+Moisturizer on a regular basis)
I have tried using other face products but these are the gems that I still keep coming back to. Hmm, maybe that’s the difference (sometimes) of investing in pricey stuff. By the way, it doesn’t diminish dark spots and all completely so you may need something else to address those. What I can assure is that Shiseido Ibuki contributes in making you look blooming as it works to keep your skin at its best state possible. Rest assured, I’m a believer!
I was very happy to be invited by Jem, the blogger behind Culture of Venus for a short feature a few weeks ago. Thanks a lot for the opportunity! I always feel honored and excited when things like this go my way. Please visit her site here to read the rest of the entry.
By the way, I felt that this part of the Q&A is worth sharing as it tackles some tips that I have, fashion-wise. So, yeah, here is the excerpt below! I hope what I said will be a helpful reference to my readers. :)
Sheer Sleeved Romper: Persunmall | Miu Miu-inspired Heels: Trunkshow | Gold Pouch: Tomato
I have always had this unbreakable habit of choosing black whenever it comes to clothes. Sometimes, it’s bordering on me being annoyed with myself! Haha. Well, it has always been a personal innate response when it comes to shopping. My rational on doing such is due to the color’s versatility, safety and class vibe. I must admit that there are times wherein I make a conscious effort to incorporate bright hues in my closet in order to have at least a bit of variety. Oh, such compulsion!
This piece that Persunmall had mailed recently is no exception. Aside from being black, its one-piece structure and sheer sleeves make it something that is easy and dressy enough to wear at events/fancy places. Aside from being hassle-free to wear, it also looks fab amidst the very minimal styling. This is perfect for those moments when you are in a hurry yet, must come out well dressed. I strongly suggest that you go get one as an addition to your wardrobe also.
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April 13 2014
Denim Top: Tommy Hilfiger (thrifted) | Tutu Skirt: YRYS | Shoes: Capital Vice | Bracelet: Landmark | Floral Wreath: gift, from Ryan
There is no doubt that summer is already here. Whenever I go outside, it always seems like I am wandering on a never ending sauna disguised as a street. I just thought that these long overdue post is very timely one to put in le blog. Floral wreath! Hello!
On another note, I must say that the release of VSCO’s new presets was such a good timing. These were edited using A4, which I can already regard as my favorite filter. It’s really amazing to know how people can come up with new applications that are easy to use and perfect for their target market (in this case, those artsy-minded/photograph crazy) folks.
Shoes: S&H | Bag: Kelley (Ryan’s ) | Romper: from a bazaar | Skirt | thrifted
I am very much ecstatic to finally own a new camera which is now resting peacefully at the palm of my hands: a Fujifilm X20. Oh my. I never thought that I will be able to purchase one that soon (few months after investing on an Iphone 5s). Perhaps, let me just do a separate post for the Fuji love.
Yesterday, my sister and I took test shots within the neighborhood. I was itching to have a moment at a wall decorated with oh so lovely bougainvilleas. Finally, we were able to steal a few seconds to do it. Mission accomplished! In spite of the heat, rusty “posing skills”, roughly unperfected cam settings and nosy rural teens (Sorry not sorry, they were quite a pain to deal with.), it was a pretty good start! I hope to do better quality/artsy posts similar to these next time. So excited.
Last weekend, my boyfriend and I had a little shoot at a nearby sports complex. It was a good thing that the place was quite deserted. It made us feel comfortable to take these photos and for me to get away with being awkward in front of the cam at times.
It’s been a while since I used this blouse. Hurhur.It’s just, I don’t know.. Too dressy? Look those sequins, man. SEQUINS. O.O Maybe I’ ll just use it again for another formal occasion. This was bought at SM Department Store- at 50% off. That was such a steal so yeah, I just had to take it home.
The perfect pair ankle strap heels are so hard to find. *rolls eyes* Whenever I scouted for one, those that I see were either: with straps too thin, having a heel height that is too high for me to walk on, unflattering, or out of stock. Huhuhu.
I guess seeing this baby at Capital Vice is such a stroke of luck! Honestly, I chanced upon this already maybe a month or two ago, but was hesitant to buy. I must be saving up for something else that time or weighed if it was just an impulse buy or not. Fast forward to today, that exact same pair is still there. I love how the heel is low and the cut is just right. Yay! maybe it was meant to be. An issue that I have though is the material: Suede.
I hate hate hate suede. It’s such a b**** to clean. It doesn’t help that I am always gravitating to shoes styles in this kind of material. -.- Oh well, that’s life.
Blouse: from SM Department Store |Skater Skirt: from bazaar | Ankle Strap Heels: Capital Vice
On a different note, Valentine’s day is just around the corner! Gasp! Have you already planned your surprise or gift to that special someone? It’s about high time to be mushy mushy and all. Hihihi.
Since this is a momentous occasion for you (Yes, you.) lovebirds. I think it is but an obligation to look our best. Girl, Persunmall would be a great help with regards to that, specially if you are into online shopping. Wait, there’s more. They are holding a Valentine Sale for selected items up to 50% off. High five!
For those who are currently single , don’t fret. This may have been said 1000x times but for sure, this is true: True love waits. It will come when you least expect it. Cheer up! Buy gorgeous clothes and be fabulous! Who knows, maybe “he” may spot you one of this days. At least look your best. ;)
Moving forward, here are some of my top picks for your reference:
Daamn, I wish I could get this for myself. Unfortunately, I am living in a tropical country. Hahaha! I love how deep/ox blood red-ish this trench coat is. <3 Hmm, maybe I should call this Valentine’s red instead? Naah, I’m blabbing too much. But seriously, if you live in a constantly cold city, go grab ‘em.
This is a no-brainer choice because it’s black and white. Hello? It’s goes well with anything! Also, I am a sucker for being OC with my stuff. The compartment in front makes reaching for small things such as lipstick, pen et. al. hassle free . I think I have to partner this with the red Valentine trenchcoat.
There’s only one thing that came to my mind when I saw this:
Bomber jacket!!!!! I am having a hard time in looking for one within my area. Well, I saw one last December. It was actually pretty affordable but the prints are not that pretty enough. :( I think this item is perfect with all those floral prints and the color.
Hmm, that’s about it. I hope I was able to help you a bit there. Happyshopping! Enjoy the rest of the week and your V-day. I hope he surprises you big time. :b
I cannot stress enough how happy I am to finally do a breakthrough and muster up the courage to splurge on the “right things” at my early twenties. Woot woot.
Maybe this isn’t a biggie for trufax rich kids out there (You, lucky people). However, for an average yuppie who works her butt off 9-5/Monday-Friday, I guess I deserve a pat in the back for finally being able to invest on something with my hard-earned cash. A top of mind priority is my Iphone 5S. Yup. Go big or go home.
WHY IT’S TIME TO UPGRADE TO AN IPHONE:
1. YOURS TRULY IS ADDICTED TO THE INTERNET.- I need something to entertain me. All the time. I am guilty of leeching wifi at malls/coffee shops whenever there is a chance before. Hahaha! What the heck. Shoutout to Glorietta for being my free wifi mecca.
Also, my dorm is bordering to boring at times. Whenever I don’t have any plans with friends/workmates/boyfriend to hang out, I’d rather curl up and check Twitter or watch Youtube on my bed than stare into nothingness.
2. ALL MY PREVIOUS PHONES WERE VERY OUTDATED. - Yep, those Nokia phones and all. I *tried* lowering my costs by purchasing a second hand Blackberry. Unfortunately, it had an untimely death in less than a year! Goddamnit. I was just thankful that my boyfriend lent me his old phone that’s why I still had a connection to the world.
3. IN DIRE NEED OF A GOOD CAMERA- So, why didn’t I just get an SLR or something? Naah. I’m kind of leaning towards a mirrorless cam but I will purchase one once I have funds already. Huhuhu. Anyways, I’m digressing..
(Me trying Iphoneography)
Being a fan of anything multi-functional, I want my phone to be a very convenient companion in keeping up with primarily Lookbook and blog posts. Also, being able to snap random photos and moments with other people is a close second. I am trying my best to be able to update my portals as often as I have done before (circa 2011, pre-working girl days).
4. OMG. GAMES, MAN. - God, it sucked so bad when I can only play games like Candy Crush or Zombie Tsunami on someone else’s phone before. :( (Honestly though, I don’t play so much anymore now)
5. INSTAGRAM!!!!! - To the creator of this app/SNS, you da bomb. <3
6. HELP. I AM DISORGNIZED.- Oh god. I am so SO bad in remembering birthdays. If I can sync that Facebook friends’ detail in my gadget or get an app that does so, life will become easier. Also, I need to track my to-do lists and reminders more efficiently.
7. I AM A SLAVE OF CONSUMERISM.- Enough said. Aren’t we all?
Oops, yup, so far that’s about it. Notice all those GIFs? I guess I have been reading a ton of Buzzfeed articles lately. Oh well. :| Hahaha.
Now, what will my next big purchase be? Well, one thing is for sure- it’s going to take some time but it will definitely be worth it.
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January 21 2014
Gaaah. I am always in awe whenever I see the instagram/tumblr of these two. Being under the spell and awesomeness makes me want to have an equally cool twin too. I mean.. LOOK AT THOSE PHOTOS MAN. (Also, I want someone whom I can count on in doing the same interest a.k.a. vain stuff. Hahaha. It’s quite a hassle when you have to drag someone ex: my mother/sister to just take OOTDs. In addition, it’s a bit awkward.
Anyway, An and En Estrada are the twins behind the blog Your Evil Twin. They are pretty known for shooting in polaroid/film and wandering all around the world. I am actually amused at how they make any snapshot look interesting and vintage. Also, they are equally as photogenic as their subjects.
To get a glimpse of what I’m talking about and to have other instagram people worth following visit their profiles (where I got the photos) at @tracianne / @trasienne. <3
Giordano leather jacket, Celine sandals, Charles & Keith bag, Corset top from Landmark, Skater Skirt from a bazaar.
Finally, the much-loved and anticipated month is here (December, Decembrrr or Decemblur. Whichever you like)! The weather is reminiscent of these photos from a Tagaytay trip last November. My siblings, nephew, sister’s boyfriend and I went out for a dose of joy ride.
This set was shot at Mushroom Burger (with a funny yet witty Mcdonalds-ish counter display). Outside, there was this motorcycle parking slot at a far corner adorned with pretty hanging white flowers. I just had to get my pictures taken there. #vainproblems
Moving on to what I wore, my leather jacket is the perfect armor for the chilly wind. I have always wanted to get one so this pick from Giordano is a great choice. Also, corset + skater skirt (yes, I am jumping into that skirt bandwagon) seems to be a no-brainer combo for me nowadays. It is a lazy dressing cheat that will still make you look put-together.
As you may have noticed, I have been tinkering some parts of my blog little by little. Finally, I had the energy to update this space again. I just got an Iphone 5s recently so I guess I have no excuse to not update on a regular basis. Hahaha.
Crossing my fingers that my last quarter of 2013 onwards would be nothing short of awesomeness, cyberspace and real-life wise. Tata!