Sunday, April 5, 2015

DIY Update: Butterfly Printed Skater Skirt and Teal Summer Cape-mono

                                                 Here comes Summer! My favorite season of the year and I am more than excited to share my designing adventures with you. I came up with individual pieces starting off with my butterfly printed skirt. I actually saw the butterfly prints on the off white cotton cloth and I decided to make it a simple skater skirt that I could pair with my favorite colorful top, or florals. Pairing it with plains and prints gives me a very relaxed and carefree look.  Just in case I would like to look sweet and girly, this piece is just perfect for a sunny day walk at the park or strolling in the mall.

                                                 Capes were designed for winter collections (yes, I know!!!). I just had a crazy idea of combining the idea of cape and kimono this summer season.This Cape-mono is very light weight, perfect for dresses or skinny jeans if you want to look a bit ragged.

                                                 The photos below would show how I would sport it with my butterfly skater skirt and a colorful floral top.

                                                  Thank you for taking your time to check on my DIY summer project Part 1. I will be posting the other dress projects real soon. Always remember, Think Big Think Beautiful.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Late Post : Holiday celebration of 2014

                                               It's way past Holiday season but I hope everyone enjoyed their celebration. My sister and I decided to take holiday photos and use it to greet family and friends. I reinvented the Sailor dress that I used in the photos.

                               DIY Sailor's dress made personally by me , Zara shoes and Guess  Color
                                                                         blocked   Bag.

                                             December is one of the coldest months here in Baguio City that's           why I  decided to match my sailor dress with the red cape.  I fell in love the moment I saw it.  It seems that the red cape  is made for Christmas especially that the material is wool. I bought it online since it's Black Friday Sale. Very warm and comfortable and I guess it could challenge the cold weather.  :)

         Dear Santa,
                                             We're pretty sure that we did our best to be good girls all year long so we're expecting our gifts on our Christmas Tree. LOL

                                                                     Sitting by the fireplace

                                                 My apologies, selfie in the powder room.

         Enjoying the pillows and lights. Comfy mats, Ohh how I love to lie down and gaze at the stars.

                                                             The cave of red lights <3

                                    We don't know how to make our poses work while sitting LOL

                     My sister underneath the Christmas tree

                       The lights really entertained us that night. It plays a big role in making us feel
                                                 the yuletide ambiance in the hotel's garden area.


Thank you for taking your time to read my page and check the holiday dress for plus size girls that I made (DIY). Let's keep inspiring women of different shapes and sizes. Body positivity is all we need! Think Big Think Beautiful!

Loiselle Katrina :)

* Summer dress projects , body positivity posts and photo shoots of  jewelry designs soon :)

Saturday, November 1, 2014

DIY Denim Irregular hem skater skirt

  This is the denim skater skirt I made a few months ago just becasue I am so bored with all the skirts that could be bought from the mall or even lazy to shop online. Out of boredom, it just took me more than an hour to finish this. Recently, I paired the skirt to my white fitted top and of course a pretty brown  corporate blazer and Zara peeptoe shoes.

Another option is....

                                                   The casual dressy girl attire where I just paired it with my grandma's floral top and flats. The skirt could be paired with any kind of styling that you'd like that's why it has been my favorite skirt since it's very easy to pair it with anything on my closet especially if I'm lazy to think of what to wear. It's just an idea and a work of art that I'd like to share.

Thank you !!!!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Unlimited Pizza Pasta Experience : Birthmonth celebration

                                             I'm neither a foodie nor a food blogger. I just wanted to share some of my favorite food which are pizza, pasta and salad.  That day, I was really excited about this experience since I am a gourmet fan. My sister who has a bigger appetite than me (although it's not really obvious and I might be accused of being a liar here LOL!) was my companion in this mouth watering escapade.

                                             The buffet or eat all you can is at Azalea Residences Baguio City. It's going to be my first time to check the place but as soon as we arrived I felt that my experience would turn out good. The waiters and waitresses are very welcoming and accommodating. When My sister and I entered Tradisyon, It gave me a feel good vibe and it looks like I'm comfortable with their semi-formal filipino inspired set up. We were escorted towards our seat.
                                            How I wish their chairs would have arm rests but anyway, It's just a very minor observation on the ensembles of our stay there. We were asked if we would like to check on the food but we opted to take a seat and just feel the ambiance. :) After a few minutes, chilled water was served on our table and that was the time that we decided to check on the buffet.

                                                   We reserved a table for two near the glass window. We can view the buffet area from our seat. As you can see, the chairs are very filipino inspired but without arm rests.

                                                 Starting off with the chef who can personalize your pasta. Choose whatever pasta and ingredients you like. As for me I requested for Meaty Bolognese and for the ingredients, I asked him to add a little of everything. :)

                                                Check out the pizzas available! The Sicilean, Chicago meat lovers, Margarita, Pinoy Longanissa and Hawaian.

                                                The salad bar includes vegetable salad, sausage, tomatoes and cheese, Parmesan bread and my favorite Penne salad. 

                                             More ready made pastas available. Cheesy baked macaroni and vegetable lasagna for those who likes to a eat healthy pasta dish.

                                              Another angle taken of the different pizzas. Yum!

                                       The table reserved good for two near the glass window.

                                                                                    1st     Take                
                                                                          My sister's 1st Take!


And finally, I reserved the tiramisu. I saved the best for last. I'm a certified sweet tooth girl. LOL

                                                Overall, I could give them7.5 - 8.5/10 score. The dining experience is good. I enjoyed the personalized pasta and the ready made ones. I can say that the taste is satisfactory and worth it so far. Maybe, I was just looking for more flavors like cheese overload on the baked macaroni and more spices or flavors to be savored on the vegetable lasagna. The pizza is good so far. It's a combination of the pan pizza of Pizza Hut and the signature pizza flavor of Shakey's. One thing I didn't like is that when you go back for the 2nd round for the pizza slices, It is already on room temperature. The dining experience would be better if they provide a way to keep the pizza in a warm or hot temperature for their customers to appreciate their food more. That night, I was really stuffed and could only afford to go back for the second time, unlike my sister. She was able to consume 3 plates (3 rounds)  and the last is the Tiramisu. I had 8 and she had 7.  It's a nice dining experience and I can recommend my friends to try the buffet. Anyway, It is very affordable.  


                                            It's already past 10 in the evening and we have so little time to enjoy our stay in Azalea so we might as well take photos. 

Stomach in!! Carbs overload! LOL
                                                  Their powder room in Azalea is very fragrant and clean. The interiors are very conducive for dolling up and retouching. Look at my sister making it as if it's her own and since it:)))'s only the two of us, let me take a powder room selfie. #sorry #thisdoesntalwayshappen

                                                       Taking a look at the nice place.

 Enjoying the evening breeze. Thank God it just stopped raining.

 Oh did I forget to mention that Taylor Swift is riding her Yellow horse? She seemed to enjoy the ride. And it's too late for you and your yellow horse to come around. LOL 

 Another great experience with my sister. It's time to go home now. Till the next fashion and food escapade :)

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Going Vintage 20's on my 27th celebration - A spur of the moment style

                                               It's the time of the year again where I am reminded to hurry up and set directions for myself. In a way, I have loved the Idea that I have accepted myself, how I look and how other people might react towards me. It has been a life long challenge to prove myself to anyone that I am more than my weight. So far, the results are really good. I don't worry about dresses that don't fit as so well for my body type because I have an irregular shape anyway, I can make my own. People are starting to open their minds and accept big and beautiful women and I already feel welcomed and respected with whatever I wear. What matters most are your beliefs, educational investments achievements in life and most of all my family and a few friends.

                                               Thank you for supporting me in any of the endeavors that I have encountered. I really felt that my jewelry and dress projects were appreciated by people I know and love. It really matters that you do acknowledge my Ideas are worthy of being worn by every woman of varied body sizes. That alone gives me a feeling of fulfillment and contentment. Thank God for the gift of art and beauty.

                                               Other people might say what they want about me and whatever creations I have, they are entitled to their opinion but one thing is for sure. I wont allow them to crush and step on my dreams. I still have a lot to learn and I admit that I am no expert yet. Whatever designs I have, it always comes from the heart. That's one thing that I could be proud of. All of my creations are made out of love with a mixture of pain and happiness.

                                               Another thing about being 27 years old is that I am pressured to achieve something that is greater or better compared to what I have achieved in the past. I hope that my motivation would keep me going and let inspiration fuel the fire of my desire to be lead where I'm supposed to be. Living a life full of passion is on the top of my list and hopefully, I'm getting closer but of course, one step at a time.

                                              My target for this year is INDEPENDENCE and FREEDOM. It might be hard and outside my comfort zone but I hope I can achieve this sooner or a little later. It really matters when you learn to do basic and practical things on your own. Anyway, my sister, who has always been there for me will always be behind me in every step of the way. Thank you my dearest sister. I love you!

                                    GOING BACK IN THE 1920'S ON MY 27TH BIRTHDAY WAS FUN

                                              Red hair was my favorite search topic on Pinterest and Google images. At first, I'm very scared to try red because it might not fit my personality but I finally tried Reddish  Brown and so far I was satisfied like I was dying to have it dyed for several months already because I'm tired of having a blonde hair. I fell in love with Emma Stone's hair so she was my hair inspiration in this hair style. Plus I researched on how to do the finger waves without having to spend too much on a finger wave ceramic iron. I just did it manually. You can check it on Youtube.

 So far, I had positive feedbacks regarding my hair color and DIY hairstyle.

         I decided to pair it with a button down black and white printed dress and accessorized it with a green belt just to emphasize the curvy shape of my body and used my color blocked Guess heels.



Did I mention that I was with Taylor swift on that day? LOL nahh just my sister doing the Taylor swift inspired hair and outfit.

My sister's boots are from Zara, I did the styling of her outfit. Is it bad? and she's wearing my 1st bib necklace creation.

Thank you Lord for allowing Mr. Sun to celebrate with me during my Birthday. It is rare that Mr. Sunshine would accommodate my  birthday invitation . Most of the time, he refuses but this time he didn't fail me.

I spent the rest of the afternoon chilling with my sister as always.

Again, just shared my ideas with you. I just realized I gotta make life my very own. Just live the moment because I'll never be this young anymore. As each day passes, I grow older and I should strive to be better. Thank you everyone.

* Emma Stone's picture is not mine. Credits to the owner
*Black and White Dress is by Happy Day New York

Saturday, July 26, 2014

A Taste Test of my ultimate dream: The SUMMER LOVE AFFAIR collection, Summer Break Fashion Show at San Juan La Union, My very 1st Fashion show

                                               I am thankful for being given a chance to showcase my very first jewelry collection. Honestly, I was very excited for this event though it didn't turn out as I expected. Positive and negative experiences taught me a lot. One thing that I have learned is to expect the worst but still I was able to survive this day. As an amateur jewelry artist, I know that I still have to go through a lot of experiences so I'll just charge this to experience. Below are some pictures of the SUMMER BREAK FASHION SHOW introducing my very first Jewelry collection.

with the sub collection; Romance Crafted this Summer

The line up of Models

The very fabulous Jacky wearing my chandelier necklace  <3 (My favorite)

 The Gorgeous Kyra wearing my Black and Gray Tear drop necklace 
from the sub-collection: Romance Crafted this Summer

Another sizzling hot  Model wearing my Aqua stone neck-piece and Bangle

 Mesmerizing Margie wearing my bib necklace

 Another pretty model wearing my chained swarovsky necklace

The lovely vintage model wearing my shell jewelry set perfect for summer

The sultry model wearing my embellished collar neck-piece

Sizzling Jem wearing my emerald ball jewelry set

The sweet and sexy model wearing my Royal blue Queen's necklace
Not really a good choice of hairstyle for this type of necklace
this is sad that the designed was covered but a decent picture will be posted soon

 Hot and sassy Chin wearing my butterfly chandelier necklace


Last but not the least,the fiercest of them all Ezra wearing my headpiece

Finale line up of Models

 This wouldn't be possible without the Silhouettes Modeling Management Team, Mr. Paul Stephen and of course my best friend, run way coach, stylist and fashion designer Axel Gabe Villacillo's designs were also launched on the same day. You can find his collection on his facebook account.

* The photos aren't mine Credits to Mr. Paul Stephen.
*Thanks to San Juan Beach Resort Association for making this event possible