Got a special date this Valentines? Here’s an idea when you want to look chic but not too intimidating, pretty but also casually cool for whatever adventure he’s cooked up (a picnic, a poetry reading*, or meeting his family, ack!):
Start with a pastel-pretty jumpsuit by Florence Fling, and gold flats by Renegade Folk, both fab homegrown brands! Then, for a pop of color, throw in a whimsical printed scarf and a tanned leather sling bag both from Promod’s lovely Spring 2016 Collection. Just add on your favorite jewelry/accessories, and you’re good to go!
Now, for the perfect date idea: If you’re still looking for a fun event to attend (with your date, your best buds, or even gloriously single), come to National Book Store’s Love Calligraphy event at the Glorietta Activity Center this Saturday, February 13! It will be an all-day affair featuring live art murals, calligraphy demos by some of Manila’s most popular letterers and calligraphy artists, a book launch of June Digan’s A Year of Positivity Journal, and at 5 PM onwards, poetry reading by Kooky Tuason, Cecill Artates, Charms Tianzon, Marty Tengco, and Joee Mejias of Romancing Venus, and a performance by spoken word poet Juan Miguel Severo. And because I have incurable stage fright, a few poems from my poetry book The Heartbreak Diaries (have I mentioned that I recently published a book?) will be read by my brilliant artist/collaborator Celina de Guzman. Artist Alessa Lanot of Life After Breakfast will also be showing us how to turn #hugot lines from the book into beautiful Instagram-worthy calligraphy. See you there?