Thursday, November 6, 2014

GET THE HALLOWEEN LOOK // MANOLO, THE BOOK OF LIFE


Right after last year's (2013) Halloween, Ive been keeping an eye on what my Halloween costume's gonna be this 2014. So when I saw the Animated movie trailer of THE BOOK of LIFE, I knew right away that it's gonna be my next Halloween costume. Ever since i saw that movie trailer, Ive been thinking at the back of my mind how am I gonna do it, coz the Manolo character there looks too boxy. To give you a better idea,... and in case you have seen the movie until now, here's Manolo, the inspiration of this Halloween costume.



So, up to the last minute I didnt know how to do it...whether I should use boxes and construct the upper body from that, which is gonna be time consuming, given the fact that 2 days after is Halloween already. So i opted to using real clothes, only problem is Manolo's outfit is too intricate, and sewing all those details will take me forever. hahaha. So being the boy scout that I am, I thought of using Gold Tape, hoping there are such available tapes out there. Luckily, DUCT TAPE, has been making a lot of different colors and designs lately, so I manage to find 2 rolls of Gold duct tape.

Check out the DYI costume I did using duct tape for the details, taped unto my normal Blazer, Vest, and pants.

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I thrifted the Mariachi Hat at a local vintage shop here, so I decided to wear it with this costume too, since they go together well.


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Gold Details DYI details by DUCT TAPE
Vest (with DYI details) by H&M
Blazer (with DYI details)  by URBAN PLANET
Jeans (with DYI details) by H&M
Thrifted Mariachi hat by BLACK MARKET (Toronto)


GET THE HALLOWEEN LOOK: SUICIDAL TIE


I love costume parties, that's why i love Halloween. At this time of the year, Lookbook.nu always hosts a contest called the Spookbook... And for the 2nd year straight, this contest is being sponsored by BLACKMILK CLOTHING.This is gonna be my 3rd time joining this contest. Last year, I was on of the runners-up where in I dressed up as KARL LAGERFELD. Check it out  my last year's entry <HERE>  and the Lookbook's Spookbook 2013 winners <here>

This year, I created two Halloween looks. In this look, I wanted to dress formal with a spooky vibe, so i just DIY-ed my Tie from a rope to make it look like a suicide rope. I asked my friend to go with me at the nearest cemetery to shoot this look to add more drama. 'Had to make real quick though, we dont want to disturb or disrespect the dead.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

GET THE LOOK // BOAT CRUISE


Went on for about an hour boat cruise via Traditional 165 foot three masted Schooner Boat Cruise, The tall ship KAJAMA . Sailing along the Ontario lake, it is the best way to view the beautiful Toronto Skyline and the sunset view.
Since it's a boat cruise, I decided to wear something related to boats and water... I went for a nautical inspired look, casual yet smart and comfortable.
Here are some snaps of my outfit that day and some photos I took of the awesome view... Enjoy!

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Blazer by H&M
Tie by AEROPOSTALE
Boat Shoes by AEROPOSTALE
Bracelets by ALDO ACCESSORIES
Bag by ZARA







Beautiful sunset seen from the lake Ontarion along Toronto shore.

Toronto Skyline


XOXO,
ALLEN

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

GET THE LOOK: COLOR LESS


Hey guys, I've been obsessing about black, white/ off-white and gray lately... And just in time, I was sponsored by SammyDressClothing with this awesome shirt and a cool white mandals (sandals). 
So I decided to give it a spin, creating a very casual, a-day-in-a-life look. Just the right outfit to use while running some quick errands.

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Floral Shirt by SAMMYDRESS.COM
White MANdals by SAMMYDRESS.COM


XOXO,
ALLEN

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Monday, October 6, 2014

GET THE LOOK: AUTUMN EQUINOX


Fall has already started and  its getting chilly at times, but right now it's still manageable. So I decided to shoot this look already before the cold weather becomes unbearable, Otherwise I'll have to wait until next spring/summer to wear this outfit. :))

These 2 almost similar pieces were sold by Forever21 men and H&M. I got the shorts first when H&M sold it but haven't got i chance to wear it yet... until now. :)) They sold it with a matching top as well but I wasn't able to get hold of it. After a few months (this summer to be exact), I saw Forever21men, released almost the same Identical print and color that perfectly matches my shorts so I knew right away that I had to have it.

A matchy-matchy outfit is on trend right now so I thought was a good buy. Here's the look.

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GET THE LOOK
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Shirt by FOREVER21 MEN/ 21MEN
Shorts by HENNES & MAURITZ (H&M)
Arm Accessories by ALDO ACESSORIES
Mandals by SAMMY DRESS CLOTHING



XOXO,
ALLEN

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