Postura Project: Floral and Feminine

08 March 2012

Postura [noun]
Literally, it translates to posture. But colloquially, “posturang-postura” is an expression used
when someone looks very well dressed. We chose the name because we want
the Postura Project to showcase proud Filipinos garbed in local fashion.
The hope for the Postura Project is to become a portal for Filipino branded fashion and locally inspired looks. Started by four fashionalism advocates Arriane Serafico, Knox Balbastro, Sarah Meier, and David Guison, it has a very simple mission. To get fellow Filipinos to start  wearing something Filipino everyday. 
To kick-start the movement, we’re posing a challenge to ourselves - to wear something Filipino everyday, for one whole month. This is to show how we’re loud and proud, and we firmly believe that “Made in the Philippines” can be young, fun, and fashionable. We show how it takes very little effort to incorporate a piece of Philippine fashion into your everyday outfit.
I was tapped by David to join and, really, with a cause and concept like that, there's nothing else to say but "Challenge accepted!" People working on design degrees will love this. I had a lot of fun doing the 30 Day Blog Challenge a couple of years ago and it really helped me develop my writing voice, so I figured this project would be an entirely different experience for me. Aside from showcasing my personal style, I love that it also helps showcase locally-made pieces.

A Krissyfied Postura Project - Day 1

Jacket - Next Jeans | White inner top - SM Department Store | Skirt - Gingersnaps
Satin bag - Fabrics in Style | Ballerina shoes - YLLA

This is what I wore to a special beauty event (where I also met the heroine of my teenage years!!!) I attended last Tuesday, more details of which will be shared on my next post.

My style has always been girly, and I thought there couldn't be a better venue to show that than in a beauty event :) And yes, what could be more feminine than florals and pink? And ballerina shoes?

Shades of pink and turquoise are my favorite colors and they just look wonderful together! The bag I'm using here is a plain aquamarine satin bag made and sold by my officemate Terry (we also sold them during the Bloggers United Bazaar part 2!) and I love how it can complement most pieces in my closet even with its striking color. I actually have two other bags of the exact same design but in different colors (deep red satin and black) and they've been getting so much abuse from me lately; I bring them anywhere because they're so easy to tote around and very roomy, perfect for someone like me who ALWAYS brings a lot of stuff anywhere :D Maybe I'll do a "What's in my bag?" post again soon? ;)

I hope you like my first entry to this challenge and inspire you to Filipinize your look. More and more local brands are coming up with great ideas and designs so just continuously be inspired! Never has fashion been this fun and Filipino ;) We're actually encouraging more people to join this project! To know more, check out these helpful links:

It's almost the weekend, you guys! Any grand plans? As for me I'm just planning to stay in and get as much rest as I can (read: pig out and surf the Internet all day, all night ;p) Whatever plans you have, I hope you get to enjoy it despite this unbearable heat!

Thank you for taking my photos, Kira! ♥

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