Wardrobe Diary #61 (Hong Kong Trip Day 1): Hobnobbing With Celebrities (Sept. 22, 2014)

If you have read my previous post, you already know how depressing this day went.  But since I’ve already poured out my emotions on that blog post, I want to focus on the good side of this day.

Because on this day, I hobnobbed with my fellow celebrities.  Take note:  celebritiES, plural.  And not just starlets but true-blue celebrities.  So buti na lang hindi masyadong halata ang pagka-haggardous versoza and stressed drilon ko!
Here’s my outfit of the day/wardrobe diary on our first day in Hong Kong when I met celebs:
  • white dress: ukay
  • gold ballet flats: Yosi Samra 
  • red leather bag:  Balenciaga City

At NAIA, I already saw a reporter with a cameraman…inaabangan ata ako, LOL!  Later, I saw Marian Rivera and her posse in the same terminal as we were.  She’s really pretty and her skin was immaculate.  I took photos of her using my smartphone, pero alam naman natin kung among nangyari sa smartphone ko ‘di ba?  Hayst.  Normally, I’d feel super ugly whenever I see celebs in the flesh, but on that day, I didn’t.  Of course, Marian was drop dead gorgeous but I must say I didn’t look so bad, partida at puyat pa ako n’yan!  In fact, look at what my normally later BFF commented on my photo:


  Zoom natin ha?



So anyway, after Marian Rivera, I advanced on to Hollywood superstars, icons and sports stars in the afternoon.  I literally rubbed elbows with them.  Don’t wanna believe me?
MomsterTeacher giving Prince Charles pointers on how to improve the economic situation of UK… ;)
Then I told Führer Hitler how bad the Holocaust was, but if he insists on being a Nazi, there was a good kind of Nazi…a grammar Nazi!
Heil good grammar!!!!

At nagpaka-deep din ako with Gandhi…we were talking about…life.  Hehe

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Wardrobe Diary #60: Si Misis! (June 28, 2014)

Yes ladies and gentlemen, I have finally accepted the term.  I realized that after six years of being married, OK na sa akin matawag na “Misis Ladaga”.  ‘Yan ang breakthrough ko on that day.

But still, I refuse to look like the quintessential “misis“.

For our super wholesome sixth anniversary celebration, I wore something super wholesome as well (but not misis-y, I hope).  Here I was on my and Randy’s anniversary:



At para medyo sensual kunwari:


Now here’s a closer look at the outfit details:

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Wardrobe Diary #59.1: Post-Summer Swimsuit!!! (June 24, 2014)

Guuuuuuuuys!!!  I have good news!  And bad news.

Good news:  Randy allowed me to put some Club Punta Fuego pictures wearing my white swimsuit here!!!

Bad news:  Ito lang ang in-approve niya:

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Raviv’s Wardrobe Diary #25: At the SM Kids’ Fashion Summer Collection Launch (Mar. 12, 2014)

On March 12, Raviv and I attended the launch of SM Kids’ Fashion Summer Collection.  But before going to the fashion show, we dropped by our newly-bought condo (yes, we got it!!!) to bring in stuff and to clean.  Yaya Gigi was with us, and she was excited about our new condo.  Like me, she also found it maaliwalas.  I will show you pictures of it later on this post.

Anyway, guests were asked to wear something floral.  That was quite a feat because Raviv was a boy.  Good thing that when I scoured his closet I found something floral and Hawaii-ish.  Take a look at my toddler boy’s outfit:

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th_IMG_4897Photo taken by Luther Abcede


SM Kids Summer Fashion Raviv Ladaga[12]

  • Hawaii-ish polo: Nui Nalu (which is really from HawaiiWinking smile )
  • jeans: Zap, available at SM Kids’ Dept.
  • checkered hat: SM Kids’ Dept.
  • leather boots: Florsheim Kids, available at SM Kids’ Dept.

Anyway, while doing the collage of the last photo I was amused with Raviv’s photos.  Especially the one where he was looking down and his hand was in his pocket.  He wasn’t really posing, pero aminin natin, ang ganda ng dating ‘di ba? Winking smile  Para s’yang rakista.  Haba pa ng buhok (though clean cut na s’ya ngayon).  And I thought his outfit would make him look like Lito Atienza’s grandson.  Hehe.

Images lifted from Wikipedia and Youtube, respectively

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Raviv’s Wardrobe Diary #23: Little Valentino (Feb. 14, 2014)

Hellowee!!!  This is probably going to be my shortest post ever, because all I’m going to do is splash Raviv’s photos that were taken on Valentine’s Day.  See, I was about to post a different blog entry but as I was scanning his photos, I saw his V-Day outfit and I can’t resist featuring it.

Here’s my little Valentino on V-Day:





Ang cute di ba? Rolling on the floor laughing  And aside from that, I feel like this is the last time he’ll wear that long-sleeved top because as you can see, halos hanging na.

Here are the outfit details:

  • red long sleeves: Disney Baby
  • blue pants: Rustan’s Jr.
  • checkered hat:  SM Kids’ Fashion
  • shoes: Tough Kids, available at SM Dept. Store

Yun lang, hindi ko lang ma-resist.  Bye-bye and enjoy the rest of the day, mwah!

Wardrobe Diary 54.2: Red-diest of Them All (Feb. 1, 2014)

If your eyes temporarily went blind with the solid red peplum blouse I wore to the Johnson’s Baby Play Factory launch earlier on this day (Feb. 1, 2014), pwes maghanda kayo at isuot na ang super dark sunglasses n’yo, because the red you’re about to see might blind you for life!  Here’s what I wore our next event—the 20th Anniversary and Fashion Show of Gingersnaps—on the first day of the love month:

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red jumpsuit outfit details

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Raviv’s Wardrobe Diary #20 : Happy New Class! (Jan. 8, 2014)

This third quarter, Raviv has already been transferred to the iExplore Class from the iDiscover class.  I was so excited to hear this, because before the start of the his second quarter at school, the head teacher of his iDiscover class told me she has long recommended Raviv to be transferred to the iExplore class, as Raviv was already ready to be in the bigger and older kids’ class even though he was still several months away from his third birthday.

Unfortunately at that time the iExplore class was jam-packed and there was no slot for my baby bear.

On Raviv’s first day of classes this year (start of his 3rd quarter), I was not able to go with him to school as our busy months have already begun—I left early for an important meeting.  Imagine my disappointment when, upon getting home, I was told that Raviv was already transferred to the iExplore class!!!  He was brought to his old classroom but then his teachers told Yaya Isay that Raviv was to go to iExplore already!

So the following day, I made sure I would accompany Raviv to his second day of classes in his new class.  Here he was a few minutes before Randy and I brought him to school:



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Here is my little boy’s outfit details:

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Wardrobe Diary #52: Beautiful (Dec. 26, 2013)

Remember when I was so touched with Randy’s Facebook post? :) When, for a change, he posted a decent photo of mine (not for long, though)?


But more importantly, nakakakilig ang caption…he simply said, “BEAUTIFUL”.  O ‘di ba?  Ayiiiiiiiiiiiiii!  Sabi nga ng friends ko, naisip daw nila nang makita nila ang post ni Randy na, “Hay naku.  Na-in love nanaman si Randy sa asawa niya!”

At sino ba namang hindi mai-inlove sa napakagandang…(shucks what am I?!?  Ayoko ng misis!  At lalong nakakakilabot ang “ginang ng tahanan!”)…babaeng katulad ko? ;)

Well, here are more photos of me that day, and a closer look to what I had to wear for my husband to gush that I’m BEAUTIFUL.


Here’s a closer look:

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Wardrobe Diary #52: Party Mom (Dec. 20, 2013)

I attended two parties today:  Raviv’s Christmas party at school and the Christmas party of some small groups/Bible study groups at church.

Randy’s Seal of Disapproval

Before I show you my outfit, unahan ko na kayo:  Randy wrinkled his nose upon seeing my outfit, and declared, “Hindi mukhang pang-Mommy! (What the fudge di ba?!?  Gusto ba n’yang mommy na mommy ang peg ko?)”

I replied, “Basta gusto ko!”

So here I was, and you be the judge:


And here’s a closer look at the details:



Back to the happenings of the day. :)

Raviv’s Christmas Party

First stop is Raviv’s Christmas party at school.  I was really glad because

1) Raviv received more gifts from his classmates/schoolmates!  Remember he celebrated his birthday the previous day?  Well, andaming pahabol na gifts!  In my heart I knew that whatever each gift contained, I was very grateful to these parents who made some effort to make my kid happy.  If you’re reading this, thank you so much!!!  I super appreciate you all!

2)  Finally, Raviv participated in his class presentation; I mean, naki-cooperate naYoohoo!  He participated in the second presentation, in their “staging” of Mary Had a Little Lamb!  You know why?  Because his role was a lamb na gumagapang sa pagsunod kay Mary! Ayun, cooperative kasi may kalikutan na involved!  Heto o at nangunguna pa!

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And here’s a video:

He also participated in another presentation, which was a caroling.

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On this day, printed copies of the kids’ photos were also handed out.

Here is Raviv with his classmates:

And here’s Raviv’s solo pic:

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In fairness, nagkabungayung effort namin na ipa-smile siya nung picture-taking!

Now lezzgow to my Christmas party!

Nanay’s Christmas party

It was a super fun Christmas party!  If you guys think being a Christian would make you uncool and manang, think again!  In fact my spiritual leader, Rhia Frio and many other mommies complimented my get-up. ;)  I told them that Randy did not like it because it was “hindi pang-Mommy”, and they told me Randy was mistaken!

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Wardrobe Diary #51: At the Project Mom Book Launch (Dec. 5, 2013)

On this day, my self-esteem jettisonedit plummeted to about 1,000 meters below sea level.  How come?  Because I was invited to a book launch at Fully Booked at Bonifacio High Street.

What’ the connection of attending a book launch to my poor ego, you ask? Because it was the book launch of Project Mom, whose authors were “it” girls turned “it” moms Amanda Griffin-Jacob and Bianca Araneta-Elizalde.

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And if you think they look like queens in print and on TV, naku in person, para na silang mga dyosa!  It’s impossible for one not to be tempted to stare at them!  Parang ibang species silaparang mas evolved kesa sa atin!



PC050042 If you’re wondering whether that’s Marc Nelson with the ladies of the night, then yes, that’s he!

And of course, their equally gorgeous friends and relatives were present to support them!

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Celebrities present I recognized include Tweety de Leon-Gonzales (she’s sooooo gorgeous, I swear! Perfect Filipina beauty…looks like she’s stuck to her twenties!), Marilen Faustino-Montenegro (who has a really pretty face!), Joey Mead, Lexi Schulze and Marc Nelson (Lexi and Marc hosted the program), Christine Jacobs (she has a really sweet and friendly face!), G Toengi-Walters…

aaaaaand this dazzling and uber gorgeous mommy blogger:

ootd: louis vuitton multicolore alma noir wearing a silk lily boutique dress

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