Sunday, 22 June 2014
I may not be able to remember most of the things that happened in the 90's for I was still really really young back then and prolly being potty trained, but I do know that this is the time when the grunge style became extremely popular.
Being a fashion enthusiast, I observed that every time a trend is introduced; there'll always be an opposite action that would sprung from the crowd especially the youth. And back in the 90's, the Grunge style was the angstier version of the candy coated pop actions. It is also one of my biggest style inspirations in both dressing up and designing clothes.
This outfit is composed on a day when I was in the mood to get my grunge on.
To adhere to the Tropical climate, this breezy cotton plaid button down served as my heavy grunge flannel.
Now this top is really interesting for it has a different silhouette compared to the ones I own and it is longer at the back and shorter on the front.
I paired this with my favorite shorts and my attention seeking shoes + snapback.
- Another thing that I like about this top are the numbers and words that are printed on both the front and the back. These made it look current and trendy.
OUTFIT DEETS:Shirt from Street Star
Shorts from Billabong
Shoes from Adidas
Cap from Local Celebrity Manila
Tuesday, 3 June 2014
Schools that don't require uniforms are heaven sent for us fashionistas and fashionistos.
We can wear whatever the hell we want to! <3
Speaking of schools, here's my OOTD for the first day of my third year in college:
- I basically got inspired by hip hop artists of today like Kanye West, Drake, and Justin Bieber to name a few, making me wear this oversized tee from Topman. The artists that i've mentioned are often seen sporting shirts like this, and I think it's the modernized version of oversized jerseys old hiphoppers used to wear.
This tee is perfect for the heat that we are experiencing in the Philippines for it is made from sportswear materials that are light and cool. I scored this on sale from Topman (SM Aura branch) not a long time ago.
But of course, I only got inspired by them meaning I didn't really duplicated their look; but made my own version of it. So I wore a light wash denim shorts that I bought from a thrift store and finished it off with bling blings. $$$
For my footwear, I went for the sock look that everyone is going crazy for.
My socks are also from Topman and my New Balance sneakers are from Local Celebrity Manila.
Now a couple of my readers are asking me about my favorite stores in the Philippines that's why I decided to compose a short list of my top picks and put it here
(This list is arranged from my least fave to my top fave, for the sake of thrilling you guys. lol)
MY TOP 5 CLOTHING STORES IN THE PHILIPPINES:
5. Topman / Topshop
- The OOTD above proves to you my love for this brand.
In my opinion, Topman & Topshop carries the newest and trendiest of pieces making it the most influential and the most trendsetting store in the Philippines. I already proved to myself that no matter what the season and the peg i'm going for is, i'll always find something that I will dig in Topman. The downside of this store however is the way they priced their pieces. Sometimes I would think that their products are a bit overpriced. Another thing is since this brand is influential, some of their products can also be seen in other stores for a lower price.
- Bershka had only been around in the Philippines for quite sometime but it already made it into my heart and into this list <3
The reason is that this brand has a specific look in which I can totally relate to and I can honestly imagine myself rocking each and every singly thing that are on the racks and shelves of this store.
I love the effortless, grungy and chic vibe that I get from their clothes.
Their price range however is almost the same as that of Topman/Topshop making it a bit un-affordable for me.
-Penshoppe, the only Philippine based store in my list (LOL, that's horrible)
Alright, I'll admit it; I'm one of those who got infected by Colonial Mentality.
Thus, making me think that everything that is imported is always better than those that're solely made and distributed in the Philippines. (Trust me, I hate this attitude of mine too; and i'm still workin' on it.)
But this isn't the case when it comes to Penshoppe.
Ya see, Penshope also offer pieces that are both basics and on trend. The quality of their products are also good and you're guranteed that you're helping our economy since it's a Philippines based brand. On top of all that, they also sell in affordable prices perfect for fashionistas and fashionistos on a budget like me. :)
2. Forever 21 / 21 Men
- By now, you prolly know & understand the things that I look for in a store: Clothes that are on trend but doesn't sacrifice its quality and are in affordable prices. And I think these are all covered by Forever 21.
This store literally has everything for everyone.
And it's not only the clothes that are great, but the whole store as well for it gives you that youthful feel. (Forever 21 nga kase, lol)
All of their pieces are also being sold at affordable prices making it one of my faves of all time <3
1. Random Stores around Divisoria and Market Market
- Now my number one has to be the stores that are not uber popular or commercialized and can only be seen on malls like Divisoria and Market Market.
I'm talking stores like Local Celebrity Manila, Androgyne Manila, MuraDito, and Push Thru. Now these stores has the most badass pieces in extremely low prices. Everytime i'm in dire need of a special outfit, I always visit these stores 1st before anything else on the list.
And that's my list!
Tell me your opinion about it :)
Saturday, 31 May 2014
I believe that every single one of us views someone as a source of inspiration; whether it be for the looks, style or life in general. I have to say that mine has to be Miley.
Yep, Miley freakin' Cyrus.
For I can genuinely relate to her and I'm attracted to her beauty both inside and out.
I can relate to her through the transitions that she made these past couple of months. I'm a big fan of changes and I loved watching her evolve from a Disney princess to the fearless woman that she is right now.
To better express my love,
I composed a Miley-themed outfit for this particular post.
Basically the main element that I wanted to show here is this super dope muscle tee from She Styles.
And what I did is paired it with comfy camo shorts, for I think that this combination is perfect for the Summer heat.
To make things more interesting, I also wore high socks that're printed with marijuana leaves, and I believe this adds up to the Miley vibe that i'm going for considering the things she been doing lately. lol
Muscle Tee from She Styles
Shorts from Teranova
Shoes from Nike
Socks from Mastermind Manila
Cap from MuraDito
Keeping a blog became a very simple routine for me.
Wake up, compose an outfit, ask someone to be my photographer and post the outputs online. :-/
I'm not saying that this routine is bad, but I just think that it's a bit boring...
Maybe it's not just the routine that is boring, but me as a blogger as well.
I noticed that in some of my previous posts I failed to show my personality and flair along with the opinions that I share. The reason for this is that I was too afraid to be so candid and be judged by random people..... or sometimes I'm just too lazy to be creative with words and produce a post with better quality.
In short, I don't think my previous posts give justice on who I really am.
These realizations allowed me to look back on the reason why I started blogging in the 1st place, and that is to show and inspire people with the way I dress and do things. I grew up reading blogs to help me go through life. A lot of bloggers became my inspirations and now I wanna be able to inspire others too.
That is why, I'm revamping my blog!
From "I Preach Fashion," I'm now renaming it to: "Raf Out Loud!"
There are a handful of reasons why i'm doing this and one of those is because I don't want my blog to only be boxed inside the Fashion industry; instead I want it to tackle about all things in life that I'm in to:
Technology, food, arts, animals, music, movies and more!
Along with the domain and blog name, I also gave this page a new look!
Check out that super cool(yet random) banner. I think it mirrors just who I am from the french fries fence to the Snow White tattoo! <3
am feeling so inspired already and can't wait to talk about more topics aside from Fashion! :)
Postscript: Before I come up to the final design of my banner, here are some of the outtakes:
(Too rock and roll)
-(really liked this but my heart belongs to the 1st one)
And there ya have it guys,
I'm cooking more interesting posts for you to munch on soon :D
For the meantime, tell me wattcha think about these banners :)
Tuesday, 13 May 2014
Here's another outfit post from yours truly.
Just a lil' background: I wore this during our Mother's day celebration to make my mom extra happy for she was the one who bought the shirt for me <3
- Just check out my shirt!
I just think it's so dope and i'm obsessed with it, for aside from its super trendy print; it is also made from a very comfortable and lightweight material. Definitely perfect for the Summer <3
- To adhere to the shirt, I chose to accessorize it with a snapback that (almost) has the same pattern.
For my footwear, I chose to wear these two tone sneakers that are super casual and comfortable.
Shirt from H&M
Pants from Markus
Watch from Tag Heuer
Cap from Masermind Manila
Shoes from Payless
That's about it!
Tell me what you guys think about this one.
Monday, 5 May 2014
Woo! The Summer heat in the Philippines is so intense.
That is why most of my kababayans(fellow countrymen) are hitting the beach or are going overseas to avoid the heat. But as for me who has no budget to do these things, and refuse to play under the sun for it makes me uncomfortable; I have no choice but to stay at home. Staying here however, does not stop me from doing productive things such as blogging and spending time with my family :)
Anyway, speaking of the beach; here is an outfit suggestion that could be worn there:
- I really love this tank top.
For aside of featuring a hot bod as its main detail, It also makes me feel as if I am the one who possess that bod. In short, I feel that it is both very flattering and comfortable to wear.
Since this is a beach inspired outfit, I paired my tank top with my black pleather short shorts; to add more spunk in it and slip on slippers for more comfort.
That's all for now! but expect more summer themed posts coming your way :)
Tank Top from Ropa
Pleather Shorts from NLPZ
KD Slippers from Nike
Watch from Tag Heuer
Eyewear from Rayban
Wednesday, 9 April 2014
It's me Derrick Rose guest writing for I Preach Fashion.
For those who don't know me, i'm a professional basketball player from the Chicago Bulls of NBA!
- Just kidding! It;s just me Raf in a replica of Rose's jersey. LOL!
anyway, this is gonna be another outfit post for the summer where I styled a Basketball Jersey :)
Tops like these are very applicable for the summer for they are breathable, comfortable and stylish all at the same time. :)
I'm honestly not a big basketball fan, I just find some players like-able for their personalities and skills and Rose is one of them. My brother is actually the one who is hooked to watching it and owns all the merchandise that i'm rocking. LOL!
Top and Cap - Borrowed from bro
Top and Cap - Borrowed from bro
Shorts - Billabong
Watch - Casio
Shoes(Air Jordan 4) - Nike