Friday, October 31, 2014

H&M VIP Party


Okay, I'm pretty sure all of you have heard that H&M recently opened its first branch in the Philippines at SM Megamall. I've seen photos of the long lines of people waiting to get inside the store, and several even camped out the day before the opening.

Before all that craziness, H&M actually hosted a VIP shopping party two days before its opening day, and I was lucky to have been invited! We got first dibs on all styles and everything was at 20% off!

More photos after the break!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Uno de 50 Autumn/Winter Collection


I first learned about Uno de 50 when I saw a gigantic, floor-to-ceiling *gasp* poster while walking around the mall a few months ago. Imagine my surprise when I suddenly got an invite for a preview of their latest Autumn/Winter collection (which I'm going to share with you in a bit)!

But before anything else though, you're probably wondering why it's called Uno de 50. Believe me, it kept me wondering as well! Aiming to be known for its distinctive and unique style philosophy, the brand originally started out creating only fifty pieces of each design. Over time, the brand grew to the point that it couldn't keep up with the original idea, but the quality and exclusiveness of each piece still remained its top priority.

My top picks from the latest collection after the break!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Style Weekend -- Woman @ Work Feature

w@w - alyssa yu

Hi guys! I've waited so long to tell you this! I was featured on Manila Bulletin's Style Weekend magazine last October 10! I was super excited because this was my first ever magazine feature! Too bad I couldn't get a glossy copy huhu. Anyway, this two-page feature showed my outfits for an entire week, with a short caption for each -- what happened during the day, what look I was going for, etc.

Can't read the captions? Bigger photos after the break!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Mint Kinda Day


This was one of those lazy days when I just didn't know what to wear. Since this was on a weekend, I wanted a laid-back, no fuss outfit -- one that was easy to move around in. I decided to go for the crop top + shorts combo, which is one of the type of outfits I love wearing. This mint top from H&M and high waisted shorts from Pull & Bear gave me the look I was going for!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Century Tuna Cooking Class


I was one of the bloggers invited to the Century Tuna cooking class that was held at their test kitchen along Julia Vargas Street. I was never good in the kitchen so this was something new and exciting for me! Also a bit scary, because I didn't know what to expect -- I initially thought it was going to be a cooking contest. Thankfully, it wasn't lol.

Monday, October 20, 2014

B&W Series: Black Maxi Skirt


Hi guys! Here's another ootd post where I'm wearing black and white. Quite a classy combination, don't you think?

Here's a useful tip: if you can't think of anything to wear, try to mix and match your blacks and whites. I'm sure you'll come up with a polished and put-together look without exerting too much effort!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Forever 21: First & Forever


Get this: Forever 21's branch in SM Megamall just got a hip new makeover! There is now a cleaner palette for the backdrop, neon signs demarcating each collection, and a wider selection of items. Plus, new items will now be added three times a week!

To celebrate its new look, Forever 21 prepared a mini fashion show and cocktail event for bloggers and press people. The program was hosted by it-girl Martine Cajucom (above). I was ecstatic when she told me she also had that same top I was wearing!

Learn how to win a Forever 21 P21,000 shopping spree after the break!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Fratini's at SM Jazz


Fratini's serves Italian cuisine and is conveniently located at the ground floor of SM Jazz, just beside the entrance. The place has chic interiors and a very homey vibe. I, along with some other bloggers, got the chance to try some of their sumptuous dishes. As if that wasn't enough, we were also taught how to make our very own pizzas (highlight of my day lol)! Read about my review after the break.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Strip x Browhaus Opens at Mega Fashion Hall


My all-time favorite when it comes to waxing and brow grooming, Strip + Browhaus is now open at Mega Fashion Hall! Remember when I said each branch had its own theme? Well, the theme for this one is Circus! How fun and exciting is that?

Above is a photo of me with Jenny, the Strip waxing virgin lol!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Pocketful of Sunshine


This was what I wore to the launch of the Roland Mouret for Banana Republic collection a few weeks back. This outfit screams so much positivity, don't you think? Exactly what I need right now because I'm down with the flu and I'm just not capable of doing anything (aside from sleeping lol). I guess I have to postpone attending my yoga class (sigh), and skip work today. Hope you're all doing better than I am!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Haute Heads Salon: Before & After Photos


Asia's Next Top Model Cycle 2 judge and world-renowned hairstylist Lourd Ramos opened yet another salon, Haute Heads at the Mega Fashion Hall. In contrast to Lourd's Creations Salon which exudes a homey and relaxing vibe, Haute Heads exhibits a classy, polished, and modern look.

I was invited to the opening last September 18, but wasn't able to take pictures because there were too many people: celebrities, beauty queens, bloggers, and press people all graced the event. There was a fashion show that showcased different hairstyles, as well as a short program.

The bloggers were treated to a session of hair treatment. Before and after photos after the break.