The Greatest Motivator

Each one of us has an aspiration to be recognized. We yearn for other people to be acquainted with the actions we strive hard to put together. As a blogger per se, I am very much boosted up when people distinguish the posts that I publish. The simple knowledge that someone else, may it be a stranger or an acquaintance, is willing to give his time to read what I write is nothing short of a wonderful feeling. Recognition is indeed the greatest motivator.

The same sentiment comes about when brands, organizations and the like want to put the spotlight on me for excelling in my craft. Even better when they admire the skills of my younger sister, Dana as well! In high spirits, we are featured as November’s “ChickS of the Month” on Something to get you excited is an upcoming giveaway with this superb store, no less!

As it appears above, Dana and I will be at Assumption College Makati on Friday afternoon, November 23rd to give an interactive talk and grace “A Week in Blogsphere.” It’s gonna be a week full of blog-related fun so please support this hip happening, brought to you by Studio. See you! :)

What I wore: Neon yellow graphic printed sheer top [Hong Kong], Tattered denim short shorts [One Teaspoon], Studded belt, Silver studs bangle and Green Keep Calm and Carry On ring [Bangkok], Violet dangling earrings [Pretty Little Thing], Silver bangle [Claire’s USA], Neon tie-up bracelet [YORK], Neon pink skull ring [Hong Kong], Zebra wedges [Chick Flick] | Photos by Hannah Magsayo

Cupcake Party

Spontaneous snapshots from Baby Nathan’s baptism and a visit at Cupcakes by Sonja.

P.S. Follow me on Instagram! <3 @cristinadecena

Like A Skyscraper
New Store In Town


I can barely bring to mind years back when my family and I still lived down South. I only remember life being much more laid-back and how Alabang Town Center would be our favorite hangout place. We would almost always spend our weekends there. My vague memories aside, let me share with you these vivid photographs from my latest visit to Town just last week.

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Boundless Traveler

Robinsons Manila’s atrium was all geared up glamorously for a sundown of rock, roll and Wrangler’s Roadshow, nonetheless! Exhibiting a free spirit on the open road and knowing no boundaries, it’s a yippie for hippies as Wrangler’s Fall/Winter 2012 Collection is all about exploring, feeling alive, going on adventures and embracing unlimited possibilities. 

Commenced by the beautiful and bubbly Kim Jones, the runway was rapidly filled with the adrenalin rush of colors from red, orange to blue- inspiring the journey of The Early Riser. Travel in style and comfort with bright-colored tops and lightweight denim bottoms, which evoke a modern vintage look.

Modern, functional and utilitarian outfits are the best companion en route to the Boundless City. Throw on a cape or a jacket, with details such as zips and strings, in navy blue, viridis and biking red. Pair them with Wrangler’s packable reversible series, cargo shorts, organic denim and acid wash jeans. As evening unfolds, neon lights start to dominate the city at Midnight. It’s time to dress up, hit the road and party with hints of metallic and shimmer to stand out from the crowd.

Anchored by its denim heritage, Wrangler aims to create contemporary outdoor looks fit for travelers. Check out the Wrangler Fall/Winter 2012 Collection at Wrangler boutiques and leading department stores nationwide. Like Wrangler on Facebook and follow them on Twitter too!

Merci beaucoup to Miss Angie of First Tier Brands and Wrangler Philippines for having me and my blogger friends in this enjoyable event! <3

Join The Party

The arm party, that is! This night’s special guests consist of Young Wild Free’s neon spike bracelets in highlighter hues. These acquaintances came together on my arm to create one attractive affair, which happens to be all the rage right now. 

On to my ensemble, my neon spike bracelets were already such a statement and so I went for a minimalistic, monochrome outfit. All black doesn’t connote lackluster just as long as you polish off the look with striking details. More than just my cool ear cuff, scroll down and be stunned with my amazing heels!

What I wore: Black sheer top with cutout details, Gray sequin ribbon skort and Silver spikes belt [Bangkok], Black fedora hat [Hak Yen Shop Japan], Silver Aphrodite Fan ear cuff, White cross necklace and Neon spike bracelets [Young Wild Free], White lizard ring [Graffities], Katy skeleton heels [Sophisticat Shoes], Black Balenciaga Giant Work Bag [Milan Station HK] | Photos by Gabby Regio

How about you? Have you joined the (arm) party yet? ;)