Wednesday, September 23, 2015

My Vintage Love Affair

My love for vintage started when I went out shopping with my grandmother. She loves vintage and would always go to Thrift and Vintage shops. I was in high school when my grandmother asked me to accompany her to a thrift shop and at that age, vintage wasn't really my thing! I was more into pink and glitter but then my concept for vintage changed during that trip. 

When I became interested with fashion and style, I was drooling over some of the lovely designer pieces I saw on Fashion TV or in the magazines but at that time, I couldn't afford to buy expensive designer clothes so I would go to a thrift shop. Although I'm not always successful of my trips to thrift/vintage shops but whenever I do, I would always find something really amazing. 

Whenever I travel and if I have time, I would go to an antique or vintage shops to look if there's something for me. What I'm really interested in is vintage costume jewelry. I love to collect gorgeous pieces of vintage costume jewelry of any designer but I guess my favorite would be Chanel because of the bold and eccentric design, although I only have 1 vintage Chanel earrings since the others were bought new. I wish my next visit to a vintage shop, I would find a nice Chanel earrings or brooch. ;) 

Below are some of my good finds during my thrifting adventures.

This is a Versace sweater, one of my favorite vintage finds! Got it some years ago at a thrift shop in the Philippines for about 5 USD.

Got these Trifari earrings for 5USD each at a Vintage Jewelry shop in Saigon.

I got this Anne Klein necklace for 10 USD, also bought at a vintage shop in Saigon.

This Marcel Broucher bug brooch (10USD) was also acquired at a vintage jewelry shop in Saigon. 

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

London Musicals

As the capital of one the most powerful countries in the world, London is not only rich in history but as well as performing arts. Known for its magnificent theatre, the vibrant city hosts many musicals that will surely make your trip unforgettable.

This spring, my husband and I were crazy enough to consecutively watch two musicals during our 3-day trip in London. The first night, we headed to Prince Edward Theatre to see Miss Saigon. I wanted to see Miss Saigon because many of the casts are from the Philippines. Miss Saigon is a love story about a young Vietnamese girl and an American soldier that occurred during the Vietnam War and even though it has a tragic ending, it is one of the best musicals I have ever seen.

While preparing for the Musical date. :)

Outside the theatre and very, very excited for my first London Musical.

Inside Prince Edward Theatre, patiently waiting for the show.

The second night, we watched Les Misérables at the Queen's Theatre. Originally a French historical novel written by Victor Hugo, the musical elaborates upon the history of France, politics, moral philosophy, anti-monarchism, justice, religion, and love. Les  Misérables is definitely a must-watch musical if you're into history.

Outside the Queen's Theatre, the musical was packed.

Glad to have watched Les Miserables- The world's longest running musical.


So when you're in London or planning a trip to the city, never miss a chance to check the musicals.

Dress: Hervé Léger
Shoes: Asos
Bag: Chanel
Coat: Bershka
Necklace: Zara
Earrings: Silver Amber from Lithuania
Watch: Tissot