Silhouette wrap top, @accessories4meandmom; black pants, Zara; shades, House of Harlow.
It’s hard to miss Chinky even in a sea of well-dressed women at an event. I went to a fashion brand launch a few years back and immediately noticed her in a pristine all-white dress that brought out her perfect tan. My friend and I were instantly in awe of her gorgeous color, specially since it wasn’t even summer yet. I didn’t know who she was then until I got re-introduced to her via her Instagram page @mustlovemom and shop @mustlovefinds where she sells well-curated, sometimes hard to find pieces she gets from abroad. Her cool finds always find their way to her wardrobe, making her the perfect model–and spokesperson–for her brand. Meeting her in person is even better than seeing her uber fashionable photographs. She is vivacious, smart and warm with an eye for detail that is easily translated to her personal style. The girl had a ton of clothes and shoes to choose from, I honestly wanted to shoot them all! The mom of three–yes three!–has the body of a teenager and an infectious laugh that’s unassuming and free from pretension. She loves to eat, having a chef for a hubby and frequents the beach to maintain her enviable tan. I picked her brain for her fashion inspiration, where she shops, eats and her favorite way to spend long weekends.
Where do you shop?
I do a lot of online shopping, and I love supporting local products. I’m a fan of SeekTheUniq
and Unif0rm. I’ve also been buying a lot of stuff from @accessories4meandmom lately.
I am fond of Maureen Disini, Vania Romoff, Rosanna Ocampo and Mark Bumgarner designs.
Top 5 things in your closet
A good white tee/button down
Pencil cut Skirts
Sneakers from @mustlovefinds
Why only 5??
What are your days like? Weekends? Hobbies?
On weekdays, my job at GoSwiff keeps me busy during the day. But when I get home from work, it’s all about my three children and Robby. I make sure to balance work with family and kids. A part of my day is also spent on attending to clients of @mustlovefinds.
I’ve recently found a good way to release stress and get some toxins out of my body by way of running. I don’t really like to exercise, but running helps me keep fit and energized. Weekends are a lot more relaxed. I spend it with Robby and the kids. We attend children’s parties, try out new restaurants. Robby and I try to squeeze in some date nights, too. If there’s a long weekend, we go on a trip to the beach. Our favorite place to escape to is the Vitalis Villas in Ilocos Sur.
“I always make an extra effort to look polished”, says Chinky. And we love that you do!
Eye wear from Celine, Prada, House of Harlow, Miu Miu and Ray Ban.
The sporty and the pump: Prada heels and New Balance sneakers.
Pink top, Eliza Montilla; wide legged pants, Zara; pumps, Prada.
Comme des Garcon Converse sneakers
Rings, @marcyjewelry; earrings from Saxum and Lourel_Ph.
Top, @accessories4meandmom; jeans, Mango; pumps, Kurt Giger.
Ivan Acuña painting
Pencil skirt, Zara; asymmetrical top from @accessories4meandmom; shoes, Tamara Mellon.
Necklaces, Tina Tagle; gold bangle, Mia Arcenas.
Pencil skirt, Zara; top, @accessories4meandmom; sandals, DKNY.
Watches, Cartier and Rolex; gold bangle, Mia Arcenas; monogram necklace, Tina Tagle; cross necklace, Marcy Jewelry; python cuff, Miu Miu; beads, Previa_PH.
Dress (worn as top); Tyler; boyfriend jeans, H&M; espadrilles, Chanel.
Her cozy, eclectic living room is very much like her vibrant personality.
Clutches from @EthniquePH, Prada and Balenciaga
Dress, Eliza Montilla; shoes, Valentino; purse, vintage.
Necklace with her three children’s names from Tina Tagle.
White shirt, Old Navy; jeans, American Eagle; shoes, Vans.