fashion

First Step to Buying Jeans

First rule is to determine your body type. For each body type there are corresponding styles that work best. Here’s a quick list to guide you.

  • Slim — Flares are best, also low rises types, tight waists and backs will give you more shape and will also show off your lean silhouette.
  • Curvy — Flares and bootlegs work best to show off your curves.
  • Athletic — Low rises and contoured waists are for you, do away with skinny legs, they make your hips wider and the same with flared legs, they make you look curvier.
  • Full Figure — Experiment on dark washes, bootcuts, and 2% stretch denim will slim, curve, and accentuate your assets. Avoid heavy back-pocket like those of cargo pants if you have a larger behind.
  • Short — Always get your jeans hemmed instead of rolling or cuffing which will just make you look a lot shorter. Use dark washes, these will elongate your legs. For the same reason, do away from cropped jeans, they have the tendency to make your legs look even shorter so consider purchasing one in a dark wash.
  • Long — Look for a brand that works for you and stick with it. (a fresh article on this matter in the coming issues)

*image courtesy of treehugger.com

Do’s and Don’ts in Wearing Jeans

How do you wear your jeans? Don’t you know that we should not just wear our jeans just because it has been like a staple and have been more like an everyday wear. There were a couple of funny moments that the hubby literally had to drag me out of my wits to tell one girl who was sitting on the sides of an escalator in one of the largest mall in Mandaluyong City.
How could I not, when the cheeks of her butt were taking their sweet peek at the outside world! It came to me like that of a cry for debt help and I would have gladly obliged and told her in a subtle but sweet manner. But anyway, I had to mind my own business. It was definitely not out of one petty fashion need that I have got to tell her to hide her cheeks. But wouldn’t it be sweet if we know how to wear our jeans just right. Not too low, not too tight. Definitely no spillage on the sides like the above photo for instance.
This article does not mean to discriminate people on the heavy side. Truth of the matter is, whatever size you belong to, it is possible to wear jeans that will complement your overall look. Becoming a mother is no reason to wear “mom jeans” when you can always choose to be a hot momma!


When shopping for jeans always look into the crotch area first. The “rise” should just be the right one. No pulling, no extra fabric. Make sure that this new pair will overall flatter your lower limbs. If you know you’ve got to hide those extra pound then, choose the jeans that will hide them, for Pete’s sake! If skinny jeans are in fashion, you don’t really have to conform when you know this will just give you the “muffin look”.

Bags – Women’s Essentials

Bags are on top of women’s essentials. But lately alternatives like celli purses are made available in the market. If for some reason, you need a breather from the usual humongous purses, then this could be it for you. A sweet break for your rather sore shoulders. Seriously now, I cannot imagine how men survive without a handbag. Ah yes, they get their treat by throwing in their extra stuff inside their wives’ and girlfriends’ purses, which we don’t mind, for the record.

Celli purses are coined as such because unlike other tiny bags of the time past, these babies are essentially cell phone cases with extra slots for other important stuff like keys, moneys and even credit cards. I have seen a few styles and variations, mostly made of faux leathers. But as with other fashion stuff, this may later come in other varied designs.

Okay so there are celli purses. But then again, women will always favor purses, even the big ones over these tiny alternatives. It can be a little too small for the average woman. It is a little too limiting. Personally, I still favor big purses, even those extra large ones. The top two most hoarded stuff by women are these: bags and shoes. Women of all shapes and forms have got their own collection nook of these babies.

Much Ado About a Birkin

As they say, there are bags and then there’s the Birkin. A real epitome of luxury, to say the least. Take this one divine evening bag for example. It is the 25cm Birkin, Shiny Violet Crocodite “Niloticus.” This ladies handbag costs a staggering $32,000. A luxury only the likes of Victoria Beckham or Paris Hilton can afford. Ah yes, and some other Hollywood stars and big time business magnate. I just don’t imagine anyone in her right mind stashing more than 1.3 million pesos out of her bank account just for this baby. Even the best payday loan won’t give you the fulfillment of finally owning your very first Hermes.
Truth to tell, Birkin bags are not as recognizable as other high end bags like Prada, Louis Vuitton and the like. I bet anyone could wear one of these flashy crocodile bags and only a few would blink their eyes. If your ultimate motivation to get this ultra expensive bag is to get that Primadonna treatment, then think again. A Birkin bag works no magic, that’s for sure.

Here are Three Birkin Bag Facts:

  1. The Birkin is named after actress Jane Birkin.
  2. It takes 18 to 25 hours by each craftsman to finish by hand a single Birkin bag.
  3. The skins that Hermes use to create various Birkin babies are: calf leather, ostrich, crocodile and lizard.

Here are some of Hollywood celebs spotted with their very own Birkin bags.