Liking pages on Facebook is awesome! I have already won several items just by joining contests posted on Facebook Pages (thank you for the notifications haha). And winning a pair of tickets to a night at Fide Fashion Week 2013 was one of the best! Woot! Last October 11, Bellabox posted that they’re giving away ten pairs of tickets to Fide Fashion Week (one-day pass only).
(Photo Source: Bellabox Facebook Page)
And because I received the Facebook notification, I shared their post and tagged a friend right away. When they announced the winners last Monday, October 14, my name and my friend’s name were included. I was filled with joy! Then it hit me – I don’t know what to wear (this is a common dilemma of ladies haha)! Aaaccck! I left all my dresses and high heeled shoes back at home (Philippines) when I moved here in Singapore. And most clothes that I have here are very casual (sneakers, shorts and jeans). I had to ask money from my husband so I could buy clothes for the event (it’s very embarrassing). It’s my first time to attend a fashion show so I was not really sure what to wear. I had to Google it just to be sure.
The next day, October 15, I was still not sure what to wear. I had to head to the nearest mall and my roomie came along so she could help me. We saw a lot of clothes I could wear but they were quite expensive (I’m a housewife. Everything is expensive to me). Then we came across a boutique that has a big sale of dresses. Every dress was worth S$49.90. I thought I have found the dress I could wear. Until I tried it…
The fit below my torso is just not right… and it’s too long. I could have it altered but then I changed my mind. If I buy this one, I could only wear it once. But if I buy clothes that I can mix and match, that would be better. So I continued my search…
I forgot how many shops we’ve been in before we arrived at Kiyo. That’s where roomie found a white top that suits my taste. I bought it for S$39 (original price was S$79). It looks like a sleeveless blazer vest with a long chiffon back. I’m going to show it later in this post. Then I just bought a black tank top from Uniqlo that I can wear inside the white top.
I decided not to buy bottoms and use my old ones instead. The bronze leggings I bought from The Ramp Crossings last year was perfect (but now it’s silver. It sucks. It didn’t turn silver the last time I washed it). For the shoes and makeup, I borrowed them from one of my housemates.
For my hair, I had no idea what to do. If I curl it, it won’t last long. If I let it down, it’s boring. Then my sister said (via BBM) I should do a teased ponytail, including the bangs. Hmm… I was hesitant to do that because I don’t want people to see my huge forehead (yes, I’m very conscious). And my hair strands are so fine, sometimes teasing doesn’t work. Oh, and the makeup! I want smokey eyes but I really don’t know how to put on makeup (except for the eyebrows). Seriously, I don’t. My own makeup artist is my sister but she’s not here with me. *Sigh*. But I still have until the next day to decide and practice my look. Whatever will be, will be.
The next day, my roomie and I practiced the smokey eyes. It was a big failure! T_T No matter what tutorial we follow, we couldn’t do it right (and we lack certain makeup brushes). Well, maybe that’s not for me. I searched for other looks that will suit my eyes (and easier to do). I remember repinning makeup tutorials on Pinterest before so I checked my account. This look caught my eye:
(Photo Source: Fereckels)
Cute, right? Only problem was, I don’t have a yellow shade. But I still decided to try it out. Here’s the result. Tada!
Not bad for a beginner, haha! I tried another look but I still like the green one better.
Next was my hair. Curls were no good even if wax was applied. They would only last a few minutes. So we tried teasing my hair into a ponytail. Roomie helped me out and we did it! It’s a little loose though.
After our practice, I took a quick bath then fixed my hair again. By the way, I learned a good trick. Before you blow dry, put lots and lots of wax on your hair (I used a Gatsby and Bench Clay Doh). This technique made my hair really rough, ready for teasing. But it’s not advisable to do this everyday as it can damage your hair.
I put on my makeup right after. Doing both eyes took me longer than I expected. It’s getting late so I wasn’t able to take a picture of it. Boo.
As I remember, the Bellabox giveaway ticket was for the 7:30 show of October 16. But when I got the tickets, they were good for all the three shows that day. I felt so bad that I wasn’t able to watch Michael Cinco, a Filipino designer in Dubai. I wasn’t able to support him :( I saw his collections in other bloggers’ pages and they were wonderful. I hope I can watch him the next time he shows the world his breathtaking designs (please please please). Despite that, I still feel lucky to be there watching another designer’s collection (Vatit Itthi from Thailand). So I’m giving a big thanks to Bellabox! :)
I was posing for my friend when Mr. Michael Ozaki from SAP Media Singapore also took my picture. He asked where I’m from. Maybe he thought I was working for some big company. Anyway, he still gave me his card and said I was well dressed for the night haha. I hope he would upload his pictures online so I can see my picture :D
My friend and I were not sitting at the front row so my pictures are not that good. And most of them were blurry T_T
The designs of Vatit Itthi were elegant and not too extravagant. Most of the ensembles have flowers on it, one of the things I like :) I also love the pastel colors she used on the gowns.