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Holiday shopping under the moonlight in October? Why not?!

Power Plant Mall makes early holiday shopping possible when they pool once again, a wide variety of fab finds (knick-knacks, non-fashion items, home accessories and other unique gift ideas) on October 16 to 18, 2009 at the Rockwell Tent. But the best part is, you get to enjoy Rockwell’s Moonlit Bazaar from 2:00 pm until 12:00 midnight on the said dates. So don't forget to mark your calendars and shop the night away!


In this digital generation where people seem to age faster due to stress, an abundant supply of free radicals, not to mention with the aid of a high-fat-processed-preservative-laden diet, we are still lucky to benefit from new discoveries that repair or even reverse the damage these factors have inflicted to our health. It is quite ironic that despite the high technology we are enjoying today, we are returning back to nature and its wonders. Food supplements are increasingly gaining popularity and more people are seeking alternative medicines to heal them. But how do we choose the right supplement?

I am taking regular supplements to keep sickness away, but I believe an anti-aging supplement should already be included in my diet. Well, Who doesn't want to look and feel younger at any age? I read about the wonders of Resveratrol found in grapes skin and red wine, and how it covers everything I wanted in a supplement- improve cell function, boost energy levels, increase metabolism, burn fat, and so much more.

There are several Resveratrol Reviews and the range of available Resveratrol Supplements in the market today. You can read all about these, its full benefits, where it can be purchased online and a whole lot of information in this Reservatrol site, then decide for yourself if this supplement will fit your needs and lifestyle.


How would you like to save A LOT from your children’s prescription glasses this back to school season? Do I hear a yes!? The good news is that, there are actually $ 8 Rx eyeglasses online that are unbelievably affordable yet stylish at the same time.

If you chanced upon the article High Five to Zenni Optical and yes, Zenni Optical on TV!!! Then you would know how this company made quality and style synonymous to savings. And for parents like me who value every single penny to pinch from anywhere in the family budget, this is great news worth spreading around.

Children would surely enjoy choosing from a wide array of chic glasses in the online shop, without breaking the piggy bank. Now, that is one great deal you shouldn't miss!


So I turned a year older last week, and that explains the break I took from this blog.

Anyways, my schedule was busy and a little cluttered last week - busy with all sort of stuff offline (read: work and family), online (read: Facebook), and cluttered with issues that needed to be prioritized. Also, I've been 'Facebook-ing' more than usual, and if you'll read my post here, you'd understand why.

Well, I'm back with new - yes, shoes!

Gold Sandal Heels - a gift from my sister...

Mustard Yellow Open Toe and...

Green Pumps - gifts from myself! ;-)

Now here's the best part: I got the mustard yellow and green shoes from one of my favorite shoe stores (where I also got these), and they were on super sale. I only shelled out a little over $6 for both pairs!

I don't have green and yellow shoes yet in my shoe collection (I think most people don't), so I thought they would be a great addition to the group. It got a little crazy in the store with shoes selling like hotcakes, so I had to act and decide really fast. Whew!

Apart from all the love and thoughts that my family and friends (the most important people in my life) gave me on my special day, it only took $6 to complete my happy birth day. :)

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I can't help but drool over these yummy Melissa shoes! They are made from uber comfy plastic, and I love to slip my feet in all its delicious and colorful plastic glory...

Warning: shoes overload!

Vivienne Westwood Mary Jane in pinky watermelon red and bright fire-engine red:

Alexandre Herchcovitch Scarfun Wedge in silver and Scarfun Summer Wedge in salmon:

Karim Rashid Wedge
in gold:

Edson Matsuo Clog
in red, black and pink:
Ice Cream in blue and hot pink (I know they are flats, but so cute!):

and Vinil wedge in blue and steel:

Neon in yellow and copper:

Hungry for more? Feast your eyes on Melissa's Winter 2009 preview:

Images and video courtesy of Melissa

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Cesare Paciotti's Donna

The world of fashion is glamorous, exciting, colorful, luxurious and complicated. While it’s frustrating enough not being able to afford every designer piece that catches our fancy, a true blue fashionista couldn’t also afford to commit a faux pas by mispronouncing a name or label in the ever growing industry. New designers sprout every now and then, adding to the already long list of names to be familiar with.

Here’s a list of commonly mispronounced designer names that might come in handy when you’re in the middle of some fashion tête-à-tête in your social circle. The idea is to sound smart, so just a piece of advice: if you don’t know the right way to say it, ask or don’t say anything! You wouldn’t want to be remembered as the one who struggled pronouncing Lucien Pellat-Finet over coffee, would you?

Tidbit: The word 'pronounce' is a verb, but the O is omitted for the noun: 'pronunciation.'


Abaeté: Ah-bye-ah-tay
AG Adriano Goldschmied: gold-SHMEED
Alejandro Ingelmo: Allay-handro In-gel-mo
Andrew Gn: Andrew Jen
Andy Thê-Anh: An-dee Tay-Ann
Anya Hindmarch: Ahn-ya Heind-march
Arthur Mendonça: Ar-thur Men-doe-sa


Badgley Mischka: Badge-lee Meesh-ka
Bebe: Bee-bee
Benhaz Sarafpour: ben-oz sah-rafpoor
Balenciaga: Bah-len-see-AH-gah
Bottega Veneta: Bo-tega Ven-e-ta
Bvlgari: Bull-gah-ree
Burberry Prorsum: Bur-bur-ree Pohr-some


Cacharel: Cash-er-el
Carolina Herrera: Caro-leena Hair-era
Cesare Paciotti: Che-sah-ray Pah-cho-tee
Chaiken: Chay-ken
Chanel: Shuh-nel
Christian Louboutin: Loo-boo-tan
Christian Dior: Dee-yor
Commes des Garcons: Comb day Garse-on(g)


Dolce & Gabbana: Dole-chay
Dries Van Noten: Drees Van Know-ten


Ermenegildo Zegna: Er-men-a-geel-do Zen-ya
Etro: Eh-tro


Fendi: Fend-ee


Gareth Pugh: Gareth Pew
Giles Deacon: Jy-els Dee-kin
Giuseppe Zanotti: Gee-zepee Zanottee
Givenchy: Jhee-von-shee
Giambattista Valli: Gee-ahm-battista Valley
Gianfranco Ferre: Sj-yawn-franco Fair-ay
Gucci: Goo-chee
Guy Laroche: Ghee La-roash


Haute couture: Oh ko-tur
Hedi Slimane: Eddy Sli-mahn
Hermès: Air-mez
Hervé Léger: Air-vay Lay-jay
Hussein Chalayan: Who-sane Sha-lion


Issey Miyake: Eees-Ay Me-Yah-Kee


Jean Paul Gaultier: Sj-awn Paul Goat-ee-ay
Joeffer Caoc: Joe-fur Kay-ock
Junya Watanabe: Joon-ya Wah-tah-nah-bay


Lacroix: La-kwah
Lanvin: Lon-vin
Loewe: Low-ev-ay
Louis Vuitton: Loo-ee Voo-ee-ton
Lucien Pellat-Finet: Lu-see-en Peh-lought Fin-ay


Madame Gres: Madame Gray
Marchesa: Mar-kay-sa
Marithe Francois Girbaud: Jer-bo
Mainbocher: Maynbo-shay
Missoni: Miss-own-ee
Moschino: Mo-ski-no
Monique Lhullier: Mo-neek Loo-lee-ay


Narciso Rodriguez: Nar-siss-so Ro-dree-gez
Nicolas Ghesquière: Ni-co-la Guess-ki-air


Olivier Theyskens: Oli-vier Tay-skins


Pierre Cardin: Pee-air Car-dain
Proenza Schouler: Pro-enza Skool-er


Ralph Lauren: Ralph Lauren
Rei Kawakubo: Ray Kah-wah-koo-bo
Rochas: Ro-chass
Rodarte: Ro-dart-tay


6267: Six-two-six-seven
Sonia Rykiel: Sonia Ree-kee-eel
Sophia Kokosalaki: So-fee-a Ko-ko-sah-lah-kee
Swarovski: swore-off-ski


Thakoon: Ta-koon
Thierry Mugler: Tee-air-ree Moog-lay
Tibi: Tbi
Tocca: Toe-ka
Tufi Duek: Too-fee Do-eck


Vacheron Constantin: va-sha-RON con-ston-TAN
Versace: Ver-saw-chee or Ver-sawch-eh
Vionnet: Vee-oh-nay


Yves Saint Laurent: Eve-san-Laur-ahnt
Yohji Yamamoto: Yo-jee Ya-ma-mo-to


Anouchka: Ah-nush-ka
Boulogne: Boo-lon
Broome: Brom
Cles: Clay
Damier: Dahm-yay
Deauville: Doe-veel
Epi: Ep-ee
Houston: House-tun
L'Aimable: Lay-MOB (with a hint of an "L" at the end)
L'Extravagant: Lex-trav-uh-gont
Le Fabuleux: Fab-yoo-luh
L'Imprevisible: Lam-pray-vee-zeeb
L'Ingenieux: Lan-jen-yuh
Le Talentueux: Tah-LEN-tuh
Nice: Neese
Noe: No-ay
Papillon: Pah-pee-yon
Pochette: Poh-shet
Porte Monnaie: Port Mo-nay
Porte Tresor: Port Tre-zor
Reade: Reed
Sologne: Sa-lon
Soufflot: Sue-flow
Trouville: Troo-veel
Vernis: Ver-nee

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I would like to take this opportunity to thank my March Top Droppers in Entrecard and In My Red Heels Followers! This is a first, but better late than never, huh!
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A Woman's Beauty Prayer

Posted by KCee |

~by emaleth~

Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my shape to keep.

Please no wrinkles, please no bags.
And please lift my butt before it sags.

Please no age spots, please no gray.
And as for my belly, please take it away.

Please keep me healthy, please keep me young!
And thank you Dear Lord for all that you've done.

Beauty Note:

One saggy boob said to the other saggy boob:
'If we don't get some support soon, people will think we're nuts!'

TGIF everyone! ^^,


Don't we just love Rockwell events whole year round? Now, they are just a few days away from kicking off their first Urban Bazaar for 2009! Read on to see what's in store for all of us:

Power Plant Mall kicks off the summer season with the very first Urban Bazaar of the year on March 13-15 at the Rockwell Tent!

The Urban Bazaar will feature over 90 participating shops with a unique mix of summer must-haves -- women’s fashion, men’s line, accessories, beauty, home items and knick-knacks.

Swim into new brands like Cocomo, a line of swimwear, coverups and summer-inspired casual wear or Fab Alley, which brings you the latest in resort wear! Be cool this summer with their stylish maxi dresses, bikinis and tankinis. FOFA, another new brand, offers unique fashion accessories with innovative texture and sophisticated style.

Treat your soles with shoes from Pill, an exciting brand which offers footwear that give importance to both style and comfort. For those traveling for the summer, make sure to get your set of Trendy Travel Tools’, a current international craze for neat and organized travel packing.

Enjoy cold treats under the warmth of the summer sun with frozen yogurt treats with sumptuous toppings from I Love Berries and satisfy that stomach with Swiss Gourmet Sausages and Marquita’s Gourmet Hotdog.

Rush to the Rockwell Tent to take the plunge and dive into exciting and countless summer finds! You may even get a chance to win raffle prizes and enjoy the beat of Reggae Mistress, a fusion of young & talented musicians who will be performing on March 14 and 15 at 4pm.

For inquiries, please log on to or call 8981702.

They are also giving away FREE GCs worth P500 from Beauty Power among the first 50 participants who will pre-register for the event. Visit their Multiply site for more details. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, March 11!


For Sophie Kinsella books fanatics and the shopaholic in all of us, this is definitely a must-watch film. It's going to hit Philippine theaters this coming February 18, just after V-day. I can't wait to see this!

Here is a preview of the movie trailer "Confessions of a Shopaholic," a film based on the bestselling novel by Sophie Kinsella, which stars Isla Fisher as Rebecca Bloomwood. You gotta lurveee this teaser!

You can read my own shopaholic confessions HERE. :)

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Where can you get all the timeless classics of romance: sweets, flowers, music, and a good old love story in one stop this February? At the Power Plant Mall!

Power Plant’s Valentine’s fair, entitled Rockwell Valentine’s kicked off last February 6 with the revival of Baker’s Dozen at the Concourse, featuring a variety of our favorite goodies from the best home-based bakers. Go stall hopping, sample sweets and other yummy delights and bring home a box of treats for your special someone.

You can get your lovely blooms from the Flower Fair which will open on February 9 at the North Court, and experience a romantic serenade from Kadense’s styling on strings or the soulful sax music of Vince Lahorra on Valentine’s day.

To make the love month celebration more romantic, Power Plant Cinema will feature the Audrey Hepburn Film Fest, which will run from February 11-15. Relive classic movies like Breakfast at Tiffany’s, My Fair Lady, Sabrina, Roman Holiday, and other unforgettable performances from the famous movie and style icon who has inspired generations of hopeless romantics.

Don’t forget to check out for sweet deals and discounts from a number of participating stores and restaurants around the mall!

Visit or call 898.1702 for more details.


Blog advertising is fast becoming a hot new avenue for companies to advertise their products and offerings, through the perspective of ordinary people who give real opinions and experiences. More advertisers are becoming aware of the benefits of promoting their products through this new medium.

Regular advertising through print, TV or radio ads send out messages on a less personal level. The public is shown images, sounds and ad copies with the company’s message, and that’s it. We are used to being spoon-fed with stuff we might like; things we generally don’t have any idea about. We only get to show what we think about it when we purchase the product and give it a try. Don’t we all wish for someone to tell us if a product actually works or not in real life?

Blog advertising, which is pretty much like word of mouth marketing, helps us with that. It reaches out more to us - the readers and prospective clients, by giving us a chance to interact and react to the product being advertised. Bloggers, comprised mostly of moms and dads writing their way to earn extra income online, turn out to be just the right people to write about products by giving their actual experiences and views on choosing the best deals in the market. I must say that they are also credible experts in their own right.

Paying Post makes blog advertising possible and effective by connecting advertisers and bloggers together. Advertisers can choose the kind of bloggers who will write for their campaign through a set of requirements, criteria or segmentation, while bloggers on the other hand, choose opportunities to write about and post it in their blogs.

Still want to know more? Whether you are an advertiser who would like to take a shot at blog advertising, or a blogger who would like to earn extra doing honest reviews, then check out Paying Post now and navigate their new user-friendly layout for more facts and information.


Need I say more? Trek to Debenhams Trinoma (Level 2), Shang-rila Plaza Mall (3rd Level), Glorietta 4 (3rd Level) and Rustan’s Makati now until February 21, 2009, and enjoy shopping! :)


My "Glass" Slippers
I couldn't resist!

When I first saw this pair, I didn't think twice. I knew I had to get it. Call me impulsive, but I've been meaning to get this style for a couple of months now. I was just waiting for the big slash off on the regular price, but the local brands only gave a maximum of 10% discount the last time they went on sale.

So I waited and waited, which was a good thing, because I recently passed by a bazaar that sells imported shoes. They are selling the exact same style for only a quarter of the original price of the ones at the mall! I even felt a little guilty after I successfully haggled for a much lower price, as it was already cheap to begin with.

Finally! I get to feel like Cinderella in these light pink "glass slippers" (of course it's plastic, silly), but this one has steel inside inside the heel - the perfect killer heels! :)

What do you think?

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I have a confession to make. At my age, I’m not quite done playing dress up Barbie, just yet.

Before I proceed, please allow me to do a little flashback first.

We are only 2 children in the family. Two girls. My Mom seldom buys RTW clothes for me and my sister. She designs our clothes and then commissions a seamstress to make them in pair. Most often, people see us dressed up like twins.

Mom knows how to sew as well, no wonder my sister developed love for the same, and ended up as a fashion designer. She is actually a Medical Technologist turned flight attendant, turned fashion designer. Well, sometimes it takes a lifetime to realize one’s real passion, huh.

I, on the other hand was limited to sketching designs and picking up cheap chic clothing (pieces that I think are fashionable at discounted prices). I don’t know my way around a sewing machine, more so in doing cross stitch projects or anything that involves needle and thread. I’m a patient person, but I don’t know why sewing exasperates me. *sighs*

Fashion-wise, I always stay on the safe side and don’t dress up trendy all the time. I’m more into safe and classic cuts and pieces; but I can pull off wearing bright colors only some dare to wear, and low than average necklines.

When I had my Little Lady, I never thought I’d be fulfilling my fashion dreams and frustrations. Yes, I do want to dress up and accessorize more. Well, I told you I wasn’t quite over with playing dress-up yet. The only difference then was I’m playing with my small Barbie dolls. Now, I’m dressing up a real Barbie - my live Barbie.

I usually get frustrated with shopping for children clothing, because I’m not satisfied with generic designs that usually end up in children’s closets of half the city’s population. But I’m still lucky to stumble upon interesting pieces every now and then that I just mix along with matching accessories.

Good thing the Little Lady manages to look good in whatever she wears; branded or not. Well, I’m her mother, alright. ‘Nuff said. :)

Let me share some of her stuff and treasures:

Small girly bags

These are 3 of her favorite small girly bags: maroon Guess croc, white LV lookalike and a shiny gold pouch.

Headbands galore

For somebody who has very long hair, headbands are a must. These are some pieces I was able to gather from all over the house. They're just everywhere!

Blings & Things

Some of her 'treasures', as she calls them. It's a collection of mixed accessories. But mostly you can see faux stones/gems along with shiny and glittery pieces. Yes, there are also Murano beads and rubber butterfly clips. We just love them!

Shoes collection

Again, these are some of her footwear that are in the shoe rack at the moment. The rest are stationed somewhere all over the house.

My Barbie

Meet my Barbie. Maybe next time we can take a peek in her closet. :)

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