[outfit post] A Checkered Past or, The Roaming Tsinay vs. Normcore: Round 2
As promised, today was my second attempt at Normcore.
Top: Baclaran (men’s checkered button down) / Dickies SM (Black pullover)
Cardigan: Vintage menswear from Mum’s baul. (Was probably my guakong‘s.)
Skinny Jeans: Topshop
Socks: Tabi-Ji (bought during trip to Japan in 2009)
Aaaand hipster billboard pose.
Technically, normcore should be as plain as possible, but ob…
[Me and My Lists] Part 5: Making Peace With Lonelygirl
I have a habit of nicknaming myself.
There’s “Frankie,” of course–my mum gave me that nickname because of the movie Frankie and Johnny, which I love because I see a lot of myself in Frankie. (Maybe it’s true what they say–your name helps define who you become?)
There’s “NC”–my middle initials. I started using them as a name when I started publishing fanfiction, because it sounded cool and…
[outfit post] Gray Sky Morning, or The Roaming Tsinay vs. Normcore: Round One
Arra (who appears to have elected herself as my style duenna) told me to try the normcore trend. So I tried it. For the uninitiated, a definition:
And this is what Vogue (in their article “Meet Norma Normcore“) says it looks like.
(Photos from Vogue.com)
In Arra’s own words, it’s (and these are not her exact words, but close enough) “…dressing to go to the supermarket on a…
[outfit post] Better Than Boys
Lately, I feel my blog has decided to be a fashion blog (which is hilarious, as post-graduation I have become the laziest dresser ever), because reasons.
…or, rather, because Arra. When she spotted me walking back from the break-room, she insisted we have another #OOTD shoot. Usually, I have to pester Arra to take my #ootd photos though, so I can’t complain.
I love men’s fashion, especially…
[outfit post] (m)Ad World: The #ImInfected Update
Today, Arra Abella (of Style Reader) pointed out that in the face of my goal to “blog at least once a week,” I haven’t actually updated in…a while.
A very long while.
Suffice it to say, life is what happens when you forget to blog. To be sure, lots have happened since my last update. First things first: I graduated.
With very red hair, wearing a very green dress.
As mentioned, will be using Medium to archive my fiction/creative nonfiction (poetry, essays, and vents will still be here). Posted my first story/character study, “Variation.” Check it out here!
Discovered Medium.com, a collaborative online writing platform that allows would-be and established auteurs to critique works, recommend them, and co-create on them. It’s sort of like Thought Catalogue, but more open-source. Will be trying it out for my creative nonfiction (read: autobiographical essays about my sad life) and story-writing ventures, but rest assured my poetry and other…