Pinay Curvies Swag March: Eye for Pastel

Pinay Curvies Swag March: Eye for Pastel

Summer is here ladies! What better way to enjoy this scorching hot sizzling day is … drum roll please .. definitely don those soft heart melting mellow hues! Yes girls, we’re talking about a rainbow of pastel colors for this month #bloglinkup challenge! Read More

Spooky-oke Night!

Spooky-oke Night!

We still can’t believe that  we’re turning one-year-old! Imagine, in a few weeks time, we can proudly participate to weekly merriment like #ThrowbackThursday and #FlashbackFriday. Seriously though, it brings us happy tears just thinking that our curvy community seems to be growing tight. In addition to that, the “outer world” recently took notice of our efforts. Read about our features on GMA News Online and POC. Amazing, right?

So, before I get too sappy, let me proceed to our little announcement. We are inviting YOU to join Spooky-oke Night! We ask you to come in your fab costumes (not necessarily Halloween-ish like manananggal or sparkling vampires) and join us sing our grateful hearts out in celebration of our first bloggiversary. It’s happening on October 26th, Saturday, 8pm to 12mn. You can confirm your attendance by sending us an email to pinaycurvies@gmail.com.

Spooky-oke Night!
Spooky-oke Night!

Frequently Asked Questions:

1.) Do we really need to be in costumes?

Yes, yes, yes! The tribe has spoken.

2.) Do we get a prize for our costumes?

Of course! We’ll reward the 1.) best in costume and 2.) best singer of the night with a beso, among others.

3.) How much do we need to shell out?

We took care of the venue rental. Drinks and pica pica will be served.

4.) Will there be a corkage fee?

Unfortunately, there is.

5.) So how do we confirm our attendance? Can I confirm on my gal pals’ behalf?

Send us an email to pinaycurvies@gmail.com. Please ask your friends to send us their confirmation email individually.

If you have other questions we missed to cover, please let us know!

Meet Mercille Tiomico

Meet Mercille Tiomico

3 days to go before we all gather for a kikay afternoon! But before we get too excited, allow us to introduce the other resource speaker, the fashion stylist Mercille Tiomico.

Lornadahl: How would you describe your personal style?

Mercille: My personal style is classy yet sexy, glamorous. But will always prioritize comfortability.

Mercille's style
Mercille’s style

Lornadahl: Name your fashion icons.

Mercille: Khloe Kardashian, Kate Middleton and Sarah Jessica Parker.

Lornadahl: What’s that one thing you will NEVER be seen in public?

Mercille: Basketball shorts!

Lornadahl: What got you started in the fashion industry?

Mercille: I started in the fashion industry while I’m still a fashion styling student. I got the opportunity to be a plus size fashion model for SM Department store and other brands.

Lornadahl: What projects did you work on and which celebrities have you styled before?

Mercille: I worked in print ads, styling some politicians, TV programs like ASAP, styled Julia Montes, Paolo Avelino, Joem Bascon in teleseryeWalang Hanggan“, styled Snooky Serna for “Angelito” and “Kahit Konting Pagtingin“, and now I’m styling Jodi Sta. Maria as her character Maya in teleseryeBe Careful with my Heart” and styling Toni Gonzaga, Piolo Pascual, Iza Calzado, Beauty Gonzales and our fellow plus size beauty Cai Cortez in their filming movie under Star Cinema.

Some of Mercille's clients so far
Some of Mercille’s clients so far

Lornadahl: What’s your biggest challenge as a fashion stylist?

Mercille: My biggest challenge as a fashion stylist is to maintain to be harmonious and professional despite of fatigue and consecutive sleepless nights. It’s really a very hardworking job but everything is bearable if you love what you do.

Lornadahl: What’s your biggest accomplishment as a stylist?

Mercille: I got featured and interviewed in some TV programs, and be able to work with prime celebrities because it means they trust my craft.

Lornadahl: Is there anything else you’d like to achieve?

Mercille: I’d like to experience the fashion industry abroad. And have my own styling book.

Lornadahl: What should we expect on Glam Tales?

Mercille: I will share my thoughts and tips for my fellow curvy women to make size not a problem to be chic and fashionable.

Photos from Mercille Tiomico.

What To Wear: Floral Edition

What To Wear: Floral Edition

If there is one thing that makes 2013 more fun it’s because of the undying affair with floral prints (other than B&W of course) that bloomed in full swing this year. In dresses, skirts, bags, rompers and imagine pant suits? They’re just everywhere! We’ll we’re not here to complain, we have our fair share of this garden party too. I for one, wore and own lots of these that sometimes my hubby would think he’s with a walking flower vase. Oh isn’t it the most charming thing?! 🙂

So here at Pinay Curvies we’ve rounded up four looks, to give you ideas on how to corporate the floral trend.

The Dark Blazer: What I love with floral blazer is that you don’t basically need to accessorize more in the neck area because of the boldness of the print. Also the fact that it is easy to slip from a very hip corporate attire (pair it with sleek black pants and pumps) to a more relaxed chic (pair it with denim shorts and a tee). Those are easy two looks in one piece.

The Vintage Shorts: For beach bums, outdoor aficionados – wearing shorts is the best thing on earth! And wearing it in floral pattern is the coolest. Just pick a lighter shade for a more classic vintage mood and something in neutral shade on top to balance everything out.

The Cropped Top : So if you want a top other than Mayor Lito Atienza’s classic floral look, two points to remember 1. Pick a floral pattern that blends well with other patterns (like this horizontal line) and color and 2. Go  for a semi-cropped top for that edgy vibe and pair them up with a colored bottoms, then the print will surely stand out.

The Off-shoulder Dress: Lastly for ladies night out goers, choose a floral pattern that is catchy, loud but lovely! Like these mixtures of dandelion and stargazer prints on an off-shoulder dress – fun, sexy and comfortable. Wear it with a nice pair of flat sandals and you’re good to go. Isn’t that easy?