Mon A. Ferretti

So, a few weeks back, I was in Cebu. Returning to Bacolod, headed to the bus station, I decided to drop by the Basilica del Sr. Sto. Nino. Walking the streets of Colon, thrift shops were shining like beacons. So, I decided to swing by one as I thought I still had time to loiter.

As I was about to leave the shop, a pink chiffon item caught my eye. At first I hesitated, fearing it might be pricey. But I thought I’ve got nothing to lose by asking, and so I did. To my surprise, it was just for 20PHP- less than a dollar!. I was ecstatic!

I was even more surprised when I checked the tag, which was still on, and found out it was an Alberta Ferretti!

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Stitch details on the bodice and hem.

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Who’s been lucky?

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So I headed to church with a spring in my step…

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It’s a Girl Thing

Weeks after Karen’s wedding and just days before Kholeen’s trip back to Norway, we met up for dinner and desserts at Felicia’s Pastry Cafe, popular for their delicious cakes and pastries.

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Thanks for swingin’ by…

Ciao!

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In our lifetime, people come and go. Time moves too fast for us to even realize the consequences of our decisions. We’ve no choice but to go along, whether we’ve done our best or not…

But I’ve had the pleasure of meeting these people and bond with them some way or another…

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Mark, Sofie, moi, Gela, Amy, Jet, Rain

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Junry, Jet, Rona, Jane, Regina, Gela, moi, Dean, K, Lyn, Mark, Amy, Rain, JM, Miles

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OOTD:

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Wearing: DIY cut-off shirt, Guess midrif top, Rough Rider Jeans printed pants, Vans sneakers

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Cookie… signed and sealed

To be honest, I’m at a loss for words to write here… It amazes me the bond we develop with friends.

You see, I recently attended a wedding- well, a renewal of vows, to be exact. Erny and Karen’s.

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Karen and I go way back. There were seven of us in high school and we fondly called our group KHOLADIKAJE.

Here’s a throwback…

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But it’s been a while since we girls really got to hang out, with all of us having families and all. So when Karen rang me and the rest of the girls last year that she and Erny will be renewing their vows, we didn’t think twice about booking a flight to Manila for the celebration.

And fast forward to February 2015, us girls had a reunion. The venue, Klub Keluarga in Laiya, Batangas. It was 3-4 hours drive from Manila, more or less. There was no network signal at the location so, we were totally cut off from the rest of the world for the two days that we were there. But we never ran out of picturesque locations to take pictures and things to talk about, of course… In fact, two days weren’t enough!

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with Diana, Kholeen, and Hazel

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The bride…

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Before getting dolled up… That’s a DIY printed skirt, by the way

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After hair and make up…

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with Butch Coo, HMUA

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mon outfit which I had made… The details on them were designed and hand sewn by yours truly… The LWD is a restyled item, the book clutch, a DIY.

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OOTD

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details… the motif was peach and mint… I used cord, cotton embroidery floss, sequins and sew-on crystal embellishments for this design.

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Unica Ija

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The couple with their twin daughters, Chili and Pepper

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LED balloons

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And that’s a wrap…!

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home bound… dropping by my fave stop @ the airport, wearing Kalais top, Bershka jeans, Birkenstock sandals.

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Baby Bliss

Meet Caleb Philip.

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My godson…

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Christened on 12.27.14…

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With very happy parents Paolo and Kholeen. 20141227_125810

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Here, with Diana and my other godson, Steven Nicholas. 20141227_125937

I was fond of calling him Lil’ Nicky, but he’s all grown up now and a great shooter. I really won’t be surprised when he becomes a basketball star someday…

A throwback picture of Steven’s christening…

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circa 2003 Wearing: jetstone pendant from Kent, Bayo top, Kamiseta jeans, and Le Donne sandals. Whoa… I could still remember…!?!

My OOTD on Pipoy’s baptism…

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I’m wearing: Uniqlo sweater, teal floral maxi dress (a gift from my Dad’s bro- Tito Jeff), Mendrez sandals.

Excuse the squinting, my eyes were hurting for some reason. For lack of sleep, probably… Anyhoo, sooo excited for this summer… can’t wait! What things are you looking forward to, this year?

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This was my birthday suit… Took snaps before leaving for work…

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I’m wearing: the Mister’s shirt, ruffled leather jacket, printed Rough Rider Jeans pants, Nine West tote, and Converse sneakers

My sisters and mum bought me cake and paid for dinner on Sunday as post celebration as I had work on my birthday,,, And of course, my life wouldn’t be complete without these two…

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I’m wearing: Uniqlo top, floral print jeggins, Birkenstock sandals

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Thank you, Universe!

All Hail to Our Beloved Assumption

Gradeschool graduates of '98

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I went to Iliolo City on 12.20.14. for a reunion, 20 years after graduation. I only spent a night there because I had work on Monday.

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The venue: Cilantro Restaurant.

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It was really nice to see friends and batch mates from waaaay back.

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And I was quite surprised I still recognize most and know them by name.

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After, we went to a bar: Flow…

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Arlie, dearie- bestie… She offered that I stay with her during my visit… She even took these OOTD.

So sweet…

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What I wore: Charlotte Russe top, Liberte skirt, Alberto platforms, Hicock purse.

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Moi, Paula, Arlie, and Michelle…

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Lorwin, Michelle, moi, Arlie, Adrian, and Paula

The 5 of us here were the last people to leave… actually, we stayed at a convenience store a stone’s throw from the bar until around 7am the next day… So, yeah, I got to sleep only a few hours before rushing to the port to catch my boat home.

Thank you, peeps. I had fun…

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