Charmed with ForMe's Charme Francais

30 July 2012

Before anything else I'd like to thank everyone who left sweet comments on my previous post about [finally] leaving my comfort zone. I guess the desire to go after our dreams is something we can all identify with so thank you for cheering me on 

Out with the old, in with the new. Together with this career change comes the inevitable need for wardrobe change because I want to look more polished than I do in my current tee-and-jeans ensemble which has been my go-to outfit almost everyday. In less than two weeks, I will be leaving the familiar comforts of Quezon City to walk the busy, hip streets of Makati, and of course I want to do it in style.

In terms of shops offering chic and classy work garbs, ForMe easily leads the pack.

ForMe further celebrates the uniqueness of women by presenting its newest collection of clothes - Charme Francais - inspired by the sophistication and playfulness of French ladies. It consists of different looks to meet the active and vibrant lifestyle of contemporary women just like its newest endorser: model, TV host, and cupcake entrepreneur Patti Grandidge.

The Charme Francais collection is all about versatile and eye-catching styles that can be mixed and matched with other pieces. Carrying the charm and sophistication of Paris, the selection can be described as chic, playful and romantic.
I - together with other bloggers - was invited by ForMe at their TriNoma branch for a styling and shopping session with Patti held last Saturday, and it was more fun than I imagined.

Before the program, I got the chance to take a look around and see the different pieces on display.

From the get go, you can see that ForMe offers feminine clothes that don't resort to being too frilly or fussy.
These are definitely classic pieces that can outlast passing fads.
I spotted a lot of chic clothes that will be perfect for my new work-place.
There are also a lot of casuals (for dress down Fridays?)
Accessories to instantly enhance any outfit.
I LOVE the bejeweled collar necklace above.
A ahopping trip at ForMe can result to a complete head-to-toe outfit because they also offer undies and shapewear.
Add plus chic points with a spritz of ForMe Sheer Body Spray in Sweet Romance or Sheer Love.
A short program and challenge were prepared by the ForMe team.

Patti's mini Q and A with event host DJ Tracy.
I honestly think ForMe couldn't have chosen a better endorser than Patti as her natural beauty and personality clearly matches ForMe's aesthetics and style philosophy.

They asked us to style our own outfit using ForMe pieces and gave us 30 minutes to prepare, after which we modeled our chosen outfit so the judges can choose three winners. It was so hard to choose because everything is so pretty! In the end I decided to incorporate the shoes I was wearing with my outfit so here's what I came up with:

Long silver necklace - P290 | Blush pink jersey top with satin sleeves - P1,098 | Brown shorts - P898
With Ana and Sarah
Challenge winners! Sarah won first prize even though she arrived ten minutes before the challenge ended! Now that's what you call a Shopping Pro.
An event wouldn't be complete without delicious food. We were served fruit tarts, sandwiches, canapes, salad, and wine coolers by Cafe France.
Those of us who didn't win still got a special shopping treat! I spent a good deal of time combing through the items available as I wanted to make sure I choose clothes I can use while I go after my dreams. Here are my choices:

Sheer floral multi-way top, blue sheer sleeveless button-down, black leather obi belt
More than being pretty, dainty pieces, I love that the two tops are versatile enough that I can easily dress them up or down depending on how I wear them.

I only have one comment. I didn't get some of the pieces I wanted originally because only one or two pieces per size are made available... which is good because it ensures that the chance of meeting someone wearing the same clothes as you are is almost nil. I'm planning to visit other ForMe branches, maybe some of the clothes I want are still available there 

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  1. Hahaha, shopping pro pala ha :)) nice seeing you again, good luck w the new j.o.b. :)

  2. Alam mo ba, I was invited to this event also! Hahahahaha!! Too bad I couldn't go! LOL! Love the outfit you came up with :) Miss you! <3

  3. You should've asked for round-trip tickets! Haha thanks Honey, I miss you too ♥


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