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Fashion Styling: Mimi & Brian Pre-nup Photoshoot (Behind the scenes)

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Fashion and styling have been two of my number one LOVE ever since putting an outfit together for school programs and parties has been a very fun way to experiment on and express myself.

IMG_3922_web_1200{ Brian and Mimi }

Being called fashionista or people noticing I have a “sense of style” is way beyond flattering, even more so if a friend consults you to pull-out an outfit for her much-awaited pre-nup photoshoot.

Working as Fashion Stylist today{ This is what I wore for this styling gig. }

This is exactly what happened with my friend, Mimi and her soon-to-be-groom, Brian.


Mimi wanted the classic, princess-like-bride-to-be and romantic-vintage charm. And that is what she got!


From shiny tiaras and headdresses, down to pearlescent dangling earrings, to stunning necklaces, up to the gorgeous gowns and dresses and the sparkly shoes for the bride-to-be and from tuxedo down to the scarlet-Irish-Guards-colonel’s-uniform-ala-Prince-William’s-royal-wedding-outfit for Brian – I happily helped them assemble their attires for their majestic pre-nup photoshoot.


And in this styling job, I got to work with the country’s most respected, sought-after and well-known Wedding, Portrait and Fashion Photographer, Pilar Tuason. Need I say more? I’m speechless. I just wish that my B was available at that time to document the behind-the-scenes of my behind-the-scenes while “I was at work with Pilar!” *a girl can dream*

That's a wrap!!!(L-R) Stylist Jaycelle Playda (yours truly), Assistant Photographer Chase, bride-to-be Mimi, groom-to-be Brian and well-known photographer Pilar Tuason.

To see more of the BTS (behind-the-scenes) of this magical pre-nup photoshoot, please view in my Flickr.

I am just excited to finally see the official photos once released by Pilar and it will definitely go to my portfolio. *teehee*

For collaboration projects or inquiries, drop me a line or two at

Enjoy the rest of your first day of back-to-work week!

Brodude and Ladybabe – Countryside Travellers

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Countryside Travellers{ Headware Lifestyle Photo Contest entry, 26 August 2012 }

Brodude and Ladybabe, they travel rain or shine. Whichever weather, they have their Headware wrapped around — as a headband, bandana, mask, and even cuffs (so they won’t lose each other). Headware is on their list of to-brings along with swiss knife.

And weren’t they glad for a great customer service when they needed to replace a product (Ladybabe’s headband) just before their Vietnam trip.

So, boys and girls — two words. Or one. Headware!

Happy Monday holiday! I know most of you are still out and about for yet another long weekend. Very lucky people! Well, while most of you are frolicking in the sun or just caving, relaxing at home…

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I want to be an angel

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… not the one up in heaven nor an angel because I’m already a spirit. A Victoria’s Secret Angel, that is! *smirk*

These very sexy and bombshell collection made me wished I’m one of them!

Bombshell Multi-way Bra Pink with Gold with strap{ push up bra }

Bombshell Multi-way Bra White{ Bombshell multi-way bra }

Bombshell Multi-way Bra Pink with Gold strapless{ Bombshell multi-way strapless bra }

I’m not the type who is so much into posh undergarments but there’s a lot of brands, local and foreign, that excites me with their cheeky, lacy and very sexy collection. They appear to be oh so irresistible.

I might be spotted visiting a lingerie store… very… soon.


Lucky 9

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Creative Home Studio Inspiration{ Creative Home Office Inspiration via Country Living }

Just last July we went to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam to cap off our series of travels this year. It was bittersweet because that’s where Siri-t (my iPad2 which was gifted last November 2011 by my B) got snatched by a riding in tandem modus. Shortly after we arrived back to Manila, I felt the strong urge to render my resignation, which I did. I have been pressured and stressed just staying in my previous work. Months and months passed as I was contemplating if resigning from my job was the right thing to do. The good relationships I’ve managed to build with my office mates were one of the reasons that kept me there, until I can no longer use that as an excuse to stop and hinder myself from restoring myself. For some reason that was what I felt – ineffectual and unskilled and I can no longer swallow that. But those were just sad stories of the past!

Fast forward to today – here are/were the good updates:

  1. Stitch came into my life! (my B replaced it two days after Siri-t got snatched *swoon*)
  2. Rendered 30-days at work and celebrated a couple of despedida dinners with friends and I’m just so touched.
  3. Last Friday was my last day at work – no more routine schedule!
  4. Celebrated freedom in our hotel getaway here
  5. Today marks the third day out of office and I feel fine!
  6. Currently focusing on the businesses we are establishing and I am just thrilled
  7. Working on my blog backlogs (like the Vietnam trip and other out-of-town trips)
  8. …and my photo backlogs too!
  9. Loving online shopping
  10. GOOD NEWS!!! Dollhouse Diary readers and friends get to have 5% discount by typing Dollhouse121 upon checkout on ZALORA

Check out my current favorites…

Zalora Favorites - 15 August 2012

1) halter swimsuit, 2) 3/4 Blazer, 3) teardrop shaped earrings, 4) bright pants, 5) pencil skirt, 6) VERY much like Yves-Saint-Laurentesque ring, 7) ruffled bikini, 8) striped long knitted cardigan

All these items and more are available online at ZALORA. Get 5% discount by typing Dollhouse121 upon checkout. Enjoy shopping!!!

Hooray Thursday: When It Pours It Rains

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If you are in Manila, you very well know that we experience more or less the whole 26 letters of the alphabet as the first letter of each rain / typhoon from June until the rest of the ber months.

For today’s post, I’ve put together a simple outfit that shout-out “I’m ready for rain!”

Team Manila Vneck Shirt
{ Kape and Pan De Sal, typical Filipino breakfast message in this V-neck/Regular t-shirt by Team Manila Lifestyle }

7 For All Mankind Classic Skinny
{ 7 FOR ALL MANKIND Roxanne Classic Skinny Jean. Pair with a boyfriend t-shirt, wedges and over sized sunglasses for a complete look. }

Centropelle Glitzy Flats
{ Bring out the glitz with the Flats by Centropelle.These shoes will definitely charm and delight with its glittering personality. Pair it with leggings and a sleeveless button-up shirt for great casual get up. }

Plueys Pink Boots
{ Being stuck in a rainy day never looked this fashionable with the Plueys Origami ME. These stylish pink boots are accented by origami art print, plus the rubber upper and cotton lining keeps you dry and comfy. Who says a day in the rain has to be drab and sulky? Certainly not with these boots! }

{ No stylish outfit is complete without a statement scarf, and the CORAL MINI FLORAL SCARF by Plains & Prints is the perfect match for your chic look. Wear it with a plain white tee and a tiered ruffled skirt for a classy contemporary look. }

{ Look chic and sassy with the AMBER HANDBAG by Braciallini. This exquisite piece will add life and pizazz to your day and is sure keep your essentials safe in a trendy and sophisticated package. }

Embellish SHIRR WST Jacket
{ Stay dry in style during the rainy season by slipping on this super chic SHIRR WST Jacket from Embellish. Wear it with skinny jeans and calf boots for a great cold-weather look. }

Plains & Prints W.COLOR DAISY RING
{ Plains & Prints increases the glamour stakes with a dazzling W.COLOR DAISY RING. Wear this elegant ring with crystals for luxurious style from day to night. }

La Mer Collections WHITE GOLD BALI STUD WRAP Watch
{ The WHITE / GOLD / BALI STUD WRAP by La Mer Collections is a glam watch inspired with Bali’s lush flowers displaying simple beauty and distinction. This elegant wrap watch is hand assembled and made with utmost care. }

Orly Pure Petunia
{ Orly Pure Petunia nail lacquers are free of DBP, Formaldehyde, & Toluene and come in a .6oz bottle. Pink color. }

All these lovely pieces and more are available over at Zalora! Your one stop online destination for everything fashion in the Philippines. Bringing you an insight on global trends, they feature your favorite international designers and the most relevant Filipino brands. Zalora prides itself on their easy navigation, simple and safe online shopping. Payment can simply be made by cash on delivery, direct debit, over the counter, credit card and PayPal. Most of all, they do fast shipping and free delivery on your orders!

Happy dancing in the rain! And oh, happy shopping! xx