Oxygen X Billboard event at TriNoma


What are you doing tomorrow? A little birdie told us that there’s a fab fashion and music event happening at the TriNoma Activity Center at 4 PM!   Urban cool fashion brand Oxygen is teaming up with Billboard Music to bring you an exciting fashion show featuring the latest Oxygen […] Read more »

Indie Fashion Pop-up at SOMA Stores

Soma Stores

Have you been to SOMA Stores yet? We love how this hip pop-up gathers cult favorite indie brands and fresh local talent in a chill, industrial space. This is the last weekend for the current collections and brands (they’re closing down the space on March 15 and will unveil the […] Read more »

Lucky Dots

lucky dots

New year has come and gone, but who says we have to put away the lucky polka dots? (Yes, I follow the very “tita” tradition of wearing this coin-shaped print to ensure prosperity for the upcoming year—doesn’t hurt, right?) I absolutely adore this whimsical print and it’s fun to wear […] Read more »

Label Holiday 2014 Sale

Bullet train

Our friends at local indie clothing line Label recently sent us some photos to give us a sneak peek (sweet torture, I tell you) at their upcoming holiday collection, which they’re finally launching this weekend! Though their seemingly simple basics are a departure from my usual quirky, colorful picks, Label’s […] Read more »

Rags2Riches online shop now open!

2r2 site

Love the bags of the fashion forward social enterprise Rags2Riches? You can now purchase them from their newly-launched online store shop.rags2riches.ph! (Uh-oh, temptation! Already succumbed to that Maia clutch I’ve been eyeing, with just a click of a mouse!)   Psst: The High Seas Collection is currently 20% off (while […] Read more »

H&M Opens in Manila (squee!)

Your holiday uniform: a fuzzy pastel sweater, a flippy skirt, chunky heels, and sparkly bling!

Are you ready, Manila? After years of speculation and months of official anticipation, the phenomenally popular Swedish retail brand H&M is finally launching at the SM Mega Fashion Hall tomorrow, October 17! Doors open at 9 AM and gift cards await early birds (up to P6k worth for the first 200 […] Read more »

L’Indochine now at SM Mega Fashion Hall


It was love at first sight for thehappylab when L’Indochine opened at SM Aura Premier in 2013. With their mantra #handpickedforinspiredliving, dynamic sister-in-law tandem Charlene Panutat-Carlos and Leona Lavina-Panutat (C+L) filled the store with lovely finds by local artisans from their Asian adventures. The store quickly became a hit, a favorite […] Read more »

Insta Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

Elena Bautista

Looking for a gift for Mom, godmother, the mother of your kids, mother of your cats (ehem ehem), or yourself? (Go ahead, you deserve it, Supermom!) Instagram has revolutionized the way we shop—it’s great for quickly discovering great finds without even leaving the house, though we can literally go broke […] Read more »

Currently lusting after… Chloe + Isabel baubles

Chloe + Isabel

How was your Easter, everyone? I’m on an extended shopping abstinence, but these charming floral and crystal earrings from the Tresco Isle collection by Chloe + Isabel are proving to be the biggest temptation yet!     My friend Lisa Lazaro Russel introduced me to Chloe + Isabel, an online […] Read more »

Label Private Holiday Sale!


Is your wardrobe ready for the holidays? Update it with chic pieces from Label’s Fall collection! Mark your calendars—the private sale is on October 26 and 27! (Not familiar with Label? Read more on this indie line of polished basics here.) So what’s new? “[We have] Dresses and separates that […] Read more »