Wearing a Topshop dress, vintage belt, Charles Jourdan pumps and a ring by Michelline Syjuco.
I was seated next to Crissy once at a friend’s party when I noticed her legs crossed and intertwined with each other. You know that trick only skinny girls can do? I whispered to her “I’ve always wanted to do that”. She laughed and said, “Yeah, I guess I take it for granted.” Blessed with a tiny frame and innate fashion sense, this Client Service Director reveals that it isn’t always easy shopping for her body type. Although I had too much fun shooting her (hello, no bad/fat angles), she shared that it could be a challenge finding clothes that fit well. “It’s either the sleeves or pants are too long or the waistline or hip are too big so I only shop at stores with a Petite section which can sometimes be limiting.” Her fail safe tricks to look fuller is wearing a lot of white and bold prints. “I can get away with wearing busy prints, ruffles and volume to give me some curves.” Being tiny also means she can wear almost any trend from the baggy to the super fitted. “I love wearing color, I’m not scared to stand out. I also get to wear short stuff and plunging necklines without looking vulgar”. Sounds like a dream to me! One of her tips is to accentuate the waist to give her shape and accessorize with a statement shoe or bag. Crissy also likes to share accessories with her mom. “I arbor a lot of her stuff, even home decor when I moved into my apartment.” Her home is filled with exotic artifacts, details that blend well with her overall aesthetic. She loves a good shoe, especially animal print anything. Her well-curated collection consists of the classics, to the trendy and practical. Living in a compact space hasn’t hindered this lady’s creativity and snaps of her personal style can be spotted all over her bright and airy flat. A small space for a petite girl with big ideas. Come see what she put together.
A weekend uniform that does not consist of denim cut offs: white ribbed tank top, H&M; mint green skirt, Zara; bejeweled sandals, Steve Madden, diamond necklace from mom, “C” necklace from Heart & Bolt, long chain necklace, Michelline Syjuco.
I urged her to wear slip-ons with a dress. An idea she’s still warming up to. Shirt dress, H&M; leopard print slip-ons, Prima Luxe; bangle, Kate Spade; ring, Joyce Makitalo.
Can you say, “rawrrrr”? Leopard print sneakers, Prima Luxe; leopard print pumps, Steve Madden; snake skin sandals, Schutz, Adora; bejeweled sandals, Steve Madden.
“I’m not afraid to wear color”. Dress, H&M.
A catch-all tray from Seek the Uniq holds her daily baubles. Neon bangle – Kate Spade, metal watch – Gucci, watch with dark blue leather strap – vintage Cartier, mother of pearl earrings – Natalya Lagdameo
crown ring – Joyce Makitalo, spiked ring and necklace – Michelline Syjuco
a. mint green crystal necklace – H&M
b. initial necklace – Heart & Bolt
c. necklaces with long white pendant and necklace with “U” pendant – H&M
d. red bead necklace – African beads from mom
e. heart diamond necklace – mom
a. chunky gold necklace – Forever21
b. multi chain necklace with crystals – Anne Klein
“I was lucky to find this outfit, normally everything Eliza (Montilla) has is too big.” Shorts set, YSL from Disenador de Moda; black and white patent leather loafers, Pascucci of Takashimaya Dept Store; rings, H&M
I fell in love with the back detail!
Putting rings on it with various pieces from H&M and Forever 21.
Neutral territory: nude sandals, Mango; black patent leather pumps, Charles Jourdan; black and white patent leather loafers, Pascucci of Takashimaya Dept Store.
Gaga for color: wedge sandals, Steve Madden; yellow suede sandals, Schutz, Adora; blue suede sandals, Zara.
This is what she wears to work. Lucky girl. Beige vest, Zara; cropped jeans, Zara TRF; snake skin sandals, Schutz, Adora.
Quirky clutches add the finishing touch: collection from her travels and from good friend Amina Aranáz’ boutique.
Can’t end the feature without stripes! Striped top, H&M; cropped jeans, Zara TRF; leopard print pumps, Steve Madden.