Thursday, September 8, 2011

After the Rain


It'd be an understatement if I said that the past couple of months have been bumpy. But I picked myself up, and thankfully the pieces have all sort of fallen back into place.

Btw, is it just me or does blogspot seriously suck up all the quality in the pictures?



Shawl cardigan - Cotton On; Floral shorts - Target; Buddha Bracelets and Warrior Necklace - Samcas designs (coming out soon!); Pink Tusks Necklace - Forever21; Platform Oxfords - some street market in Hong Kong
So big news once again, I am now going to be apprenticing under a legend! A Filipino couture designer named Aureo Alonzo (or better known as 'Tatang' to his clients) has decided to take me under his wing and mentor me!


He's not only the best of the best, but he's taught the best of the best! He's mentored popular contemporary couture designers such as Inno Sotto, Rajo Laurel, and Joe Salazar (R.I.P.) just to name a few.

Before you read more, don't forget to join my ONGOING GIVEAWAY!

Doing a bit of research on him, he was up for a National Artist award but was beaten by fellow colleague Pitoy Moreno, but a lot of Filipinos are still rooting for him to be nominated and awarded soon.

Turns out he's also a knight (I need to ask him about this!), and his official title is Knight of New Europe. 

I got to go to his house and talk to him a bit about what we both expected out of this experience. It's funny, I've known him since I was little and have been going to his house since forever and after 18 years, his house still hasn't changed! Except maybe with more awards!









This is just one of his gorgeous creations; yes, the beading, the embroidery, all the details were designed and created by him!

I am seriously excited to learn all I can and just start making gorgeous items like these!

54 comments:

  1. Thanks for your sweet comment!
    The pics are awesome, and I love your outfit!
    Those shoes are to die for!
    xxxx

    fashionmousse.blogspot.com
    Enter my giveaway here!

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  2. hey thanks for the comment!
    I love your plateau shoes so much <3
    xo
    goldbehind-therainbow.blogspot.com

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  3. congratulations! how exciting for you :)

    join my ongoing giveaway!

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  4. Love your outfit!
    Thanks for your comment on my blog!
    I'm following you, hope you wanna follow me back :)
    http://blackfashionbird.blogspot.com

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  5. Wow lovely cardigan! I really like your shoes, such a great colour.

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  6. i love your outfit :) thanks for the comment on my blog, i followed, follow back? (:xx

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  7. omg, i have those shoes! i wanted the JC ad longs, but they didn't have my size, so i found these on ebay, haha! kinda bummed that they are a bit small....guess i should have sized up.
    congrats on having a great mentor! keep us posted on how things go!

    [oomph.]
    Blogaversary Giveaway

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  8. So beautiful photos!! Yes, blogspot does take all the fun away - that's why I store my images in imageshack - there you get good quality on the blogspot! You look amazing!!

    xx,
    Mikaela

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  9. Oh wow he sounds amazing! Congrats! Love the top!

    XOXO
    Shels
    http://followyourbliss4ever.blogspot.com/

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  10. the shoes are super cool and they look quiet comfy at the same time...

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  11. I love your shawl pattern. Glad that you pulled me in this direction of your blog. I will definitely be back. Don't be a stranger :)

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  12. cute outfit love the shoes! that sounds amazing hope all turns out well!

    http://kc-citystyle.blogspot.com/

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  13. All of these pictures are so beautiful! I love your outfit. Especially that cardigan and the shoes! They are so cute and different!

    http://the-creationofbeauty.blogspot.com

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  14. Beautiful top! A tip about blogspot photos. Download them onto flickr and copy the HTML, you like the photos so much better. Blogger changes the pixels of photos :)

    www.redsolesandredwine.com

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  15. I've had the same issues with my photos as well, I'll have to try Jen's tip from up above. I love this outfit and I like your hairstyle! Thank you for stopping by and commenting! I'll be looking forward to your next post!

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  16. oh wow, that will be an amazing experience for you! :)
    btw, I love your cardigan and big thanks for your lovely comment in my blog! :)

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  17. I adore your outfit :)
    And it's so amazing that he wants to mentor song :)

    xxx

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  18. OMG ur Python print Shawl is absolutely gorgeous!!!! snake print :) just like a previous post Ive done before, love love love!
    btw, congrats on getting the apprenticeship!!! Such an amazing opportunity :) pls do keep us all updated!

    ps thx so much for ur lovely comment on my post, really appreciate it! I'm following ur awesome blog now :) pls do follow mine too if u havent already, it'll mean the world to me! thx :)

    xx
    Erika
    http://www.erika-t.blogspot.com

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  19. Your cardigan is SUPER FABULOUS! Love it!!!! :)


    xoxo
    Antonia

    FASHION IMPERATIVE

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  20. love the snake print!

    xx from hong kong :)
    www.ldmldmldm.com

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  21. you look stunning!

    congratulations on your new mentor!

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  22. you are so beautiful! love the outfit. congrats on your new mentor...sounds great!!
    xo
    MosaMuse

    MosaMuse.blogspot.com

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  23. Thanks for the comment hun! You look gorgeous! I've clicked that following button 'cause you're amazing! keep it up!

    and hope you follow mine

    Vishelle
    http://www.vishelleclaire.blogspot.com/

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  24. I'm having a deep love affair with tonal snake print. I got a similar top at Artiza a month back and haven't taken it off! I love the way that you've styled yours!

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  25. Love your whole outfit! You're so pretty ^^

    Cheers,
    Karina Dinda R. ♥
    BLOG | TWITTER | SHOP

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  26. wow what an amazing cardigan! I'm obsessed with snake print this season.

    http://www.diyainherstilettos.com/

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  27. gorgeous look, dear! I'm so into the snakeskin style right now (I just have to find the right pieces) and those shoes are exquisite!

    xxx irinja (1milliondresses.blogspot.com)

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  28. Really cute, edgy look ^^
    Love the accessory/jewellery as well :)
    those platforms reminds me of Jeffrey Cambell ones! Nice replicaaaa!

    xx

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  29. Love the pictures and yes!!! I post really nice pictures only to notice how degraded they are on my blog.. Such a shame and do not understand why blogger does that.. We need to start a petition or something hahaha...

    Peace! ~Angel

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  30. love your style!! this shirt is amazing!! :D
    xx

    http://thegoldenpaillettes.blogspot.com/

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  31. love it!


    I NEED YOUR HELP! I'm taking part in the bloggers wardrobe competition! please vote for me by liking:

    1. facebook.com/bloggerswardrobe

    2. facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=210022279058096&set=a.210019082391749.53433.199739743419683&type=1&theater

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  32. i LOVE your shoes!! theyre sooo awesome! :D

    katslovefashion.blogspot.com

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  33. You look amazing, I love your outfit <3 xx

    http://memoiresdecouture.blogspot.com/

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  34. Thanks for your comment, great post!
    http://chicgeekblogger.blogspot.com/

    Please take a minute to look at my trunkshow;

    http://iouproject.com/tsh/jessica-karen/

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  35. Big congrats, Sam. Haven't been blogging lately and about the photos, I upload them in picasa first then just post the html code for the photos. It works better for me.

    Happy Weekend! :)

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  36. WOW the kimono is abso-fuckin-lutely awesome!!!!!!
    xxx
    naiad
    http://stateofgracebynaiad.blogspot.com/

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  37. love that cardigan shawl...his house is so amazing....it's so museum-like with his awards and interesting little knickknacks!

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  38. Firstly congrats on being given the opportunity to have such an incredible mentor to work under - I'm sure you'll learn so so much. Secondly Its good to read that after some tough months you said you've picked yourself up :) thing always have a funny way of working themselves out i believe. And thirdly - GREAT outfit ... I love those shoes :)

    Anna xo

    http://lifesshinyprettythings.blogspot.com/

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  39. Very nice. I love how casual and stylish your outfit is. Keep in touch <3

    -Joyce
    www.carouselstreet.com

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  40. You look beautiful!! I love your necklaces. I saw another blogger have shoes just like this recently & they were Jeffery Campbell. So cute!!

    I just became your newest follower! I would love for you to check out our blog & follow us back if you'd like!

    Also, enter our giveaway for a Tiffany & Co. necklace by liking our Facebook page!

    Blessings,

    Kat
    www.maryanddyer.blogspot.com
    twitter:@maryanddyer

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  41. WHAT A COOL DRESS: beautiful pattern. Those sneakers are damn good looking...!
    xx

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  42. those shoes and the snakeskin outerwear is damn cool !

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  43. Adorable Look ! Follow please, I'll do the same thing :)
    http://www.thestylerecipe.blogspot.com/

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  44. Congrats on the mentoring project. Everyone needs a good role model. BTW great blog . . .

    oxoxoxoox
    amy
    http://bridechi.blogspot.com

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  45. Congrats on the mentoring project. Everyone needs a good role model. BTW great blog . . .

    oxoxoxoox
    amy
    http://bridechi.blogspot.com

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  46. girl I feel you on the pictures
    I dunno what it is
    sometimes they're fine and others ...
    ooh girl congrats on working with Aureo Alonzo
    this is very cool
    can't wait for you to share with us
    those fabulous fashion things you learn =)

    xoxo
    -Bionica

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  47. You've styled those shoes PERFECTLY!!!! Thanks so much for the comment on my blog! Would you like to follow each other?

    www.plentyforpennies.com

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