Nothing is ever in its final form— that’s my mantra when it comes to anything related to clothes. With a few snips here and there, a boring shirt can be transformed into a dupe for that trendy top you’ve been seeing all over Instagram. Personally, I’m a huge fan of drawing outfit inspo from celebrity street style looks and Pinterest boards, so I’m always searching for ways to give my hundred-peso clothes that thousand-peso remake.
It’s always been a long time goal of mine to experience the thrifting culture around here, given its relatively newfound buzz in Manila’s recent years. Challenging my styling environment by shopping somewhere outside of my comfort zone is definitely a personal project I’ve been waiting to try out, so when my Social Studies class was given the assignment to spend a day someplace unfamiliar to us, I knew this would be the perfect experience to do just that.
While some little girls may have spent their childhood dreaming of going to Disneyland and meeting Cinderella, I spent majority of my pre-pubescent years fantasizing over another kind of world where fairy godmothers whipped up, not just one, but hundreds of gorgeous attires for a few lucky ladies and gentlemen to wear and walk as royalty for a night. This mystical place was none other than the urban wonderland of a fashion show.
With May coming to a close in just a few days, it’s crazy to think that yet another month from my glorious summer vacation is reaching its end. 2 down, 3 more to go.