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Strike A Pose 4 by Gil Macaibay III

Gil Macaibay III, tagged as the Prince of Haute Couture, staged a Strike A Pose 4 fashion show held at Grand Caprice Ballroom, Limketkai Center last May 28, 2017 at 7:00 in the evening. It showcased his creations worn by his GilEx and Professional models as well as new ‘graduates’ of his summer workshop.

The fashion show was very well attended even though it was not held at the mall like the previous years. Media from different sectors were there to cover the event as well as seasoned photographers.

As the show started, I could hear the oohs and the aahs coming from the audience when the models started walking the ramp, wearing Gil Macaibay’s creations.

First batch of models to come out wore the White Collections. The male models wore white pants and shirts in different styles. And even though they were made to look ‘futuristic’ with their added accessories, the result was cool and not ‘baduy’. The female models wearing white dresses looked like goddesses. It was hard which dress to pick because they were all creatively beautiful.

Next batch to come out was the Striped Collection. I have to admit I’m not much of a fan of stripes but I was surprise to see what I saw. The collection looked so appealing to my eyes that I was looking for more striped-clothed models to come out. I even have some favorites below:

Red Collection was the next batch to come on stage but I might be a bit bias for saying that these are beautiful collections because Red is my favourite color <3
The models looked so sexy yet elegant, to think some of them were covered. The male models looked trendy in their black and red attire. The accessories they wore added more attraction to their ensemble. It reminded me of Transformer but in a good way.

Other models wore a combination of red and black clothes while others wore all black. The high-fashion clothes they wore looked classy, sexy and sassy. You will never go out of place if you wear them in a party.


The Ciao Bella collection was fun, youthful and cute to look at. I regretted I only captured few good pictures because of lighting problem. This collection is suitable to wear not only during summer but anytime of the year.

Gil Macaibay’s Girl collection and his signature haute couture were the last to be presented that night. My jaw just dropped when I saw the intricate details of each dress. I knew then why he was called the Prince of Haute couture. The clothes were beautifully made and not hastily done, obviously made out of passion.

Congratulations to Gil Macaibay and team for a very successful fashion show. The place was beautifully-decorated and the show was very organized. Overall, it was fun and it was truly a night to remember.

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Forever21 in CDO

When your teen daughter already knew what she wants…

Forever21 opened their store at the recently-opened mall – SM CDO Premier Downtown last May 15, 2017. They had their soft opening last May 14 and my daughter and I had the chance to shop and avail their 21% discount on their regular items. Many people flocked the store that I had a hard time buying some items for myself. Luckily for my daughter, she was able to get what she liked. Good for her!

The picture shown below were the items she bought that day, a pair of 3-inches-heel nude shoes, a hoodie and a pair of sunglasses:

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Dress by Guess

Chloe was wearing an orange-y floral Guess dress with black lining, in this picture. I actually bought this dress for myself but realized that this suits her well and it’s perfect for her personality. Chloe was at first hesitant to wear this because she was more of a jeans-and-shirt type of kid lately. But because she joined a school play last March, where they were required to wear party but short dresses, she instantly picked this dress. So I should say, this dress saved her from all the hassles, hehe.

Anyway, I bought this dress at Guess store at Limketkai Center, Cagayan de Oro. I dunno if they still have stocks left but this was bought early 2016. The cloth was super comfortable and it came with 2 tassels to tie around the neck/chest area. Do you like this dress, too?

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Wear That Comfit Shoes

The brand of this pair of shoes is Comfit and the size is 8. The price is around P2,299 bought at Robinson’s Department store at Ayala Centrio Mall. But this is not owned by me but my daughter’s, a gift from her grandma.

I was just like— HA??? —– when my mom decided to buy these shoes for my daughter to be used for their school play. Lucky her! I bought my wedding shoes from my own savings but, but…. haha!

I’m not really complaining. Just worried for my mom for spoiling her granddaughter, her first grandchild actually.

So in case you’re looking for shiny, shimmery, silver shoes, you know where to find it. I think the heels is about 2-3 inches high but it’s super comfortable. I might borrow these shoes but am only size 7 (or 7 1/2 at times) but I guess it won’t be obvious if I wear long dresses, hehe.

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