Take everything in gradation…

Hello!

Here’s another photo collage blog where I talk about things Im currently addicted to and obviously obsessing on. This one is about….

OMBRES!!!

if so you know, ombres are more popular on hair which then lead to ombre fashion. Ombre actually came from the french word shade. So in a nutshell, Ombres are gradations of colors or a shade of a color. The subtle or chaotic gradation from black to white, white to pink and the like.

I usually call it “dip dyeclothing since using the word ombre makes me sound Mexican (no, this is not racist speech and I have nothing against Mexicans 😉 ). Well, in this uncivilized poorly economized place where Im staying, i cant find anything Ombre here (or pretty much anything that trends) usually the thing trending around the world right now, it will take a year or 2 for it to trend here *facepalms* anyway, I find the trend quite unique.

There are some Ombre style shirts and dresses which can be bought from Zara or ASOS but they’re pretty much pricey and stuff. Since Im a (non-sew) DIY freak I’d like to do it alternatively. Improvise. With the help of a plain white cotton shirt just sitting around cluttering my closet, I can turn it into a fashion statement for less than a dollar!

You can find several tutorials in the internet. You can go google it now, but Ill make things easy for you.

Tutorials

http://apair-andaspare.blogspot.com/2011/12/diy-bec-bridge-inspired-ombre-tee.html

http://www.refinery29.com/dip-dye-diy-collar

I’ve actually done two ombre’s earlier today (one orange, and one grass green). Dont worry, Ill be making more and this time with photos 🙂

Here are couple of photos to get you inspired 🙂

I so love the ombre stockings concept. omg.

Oh and if you have dark clothes or denim you can bleach them! The same way how you dyed the clothes. But dont let the garment in the bleach too long, or you wont like the consequences.

Lol love this one (NSFW)

Well that’s all. There are more notable examples when you google those. These are just some DIY inspirations 🙂 gunna buy some more dyes tomorrow.

See you all in the next post!

Lots of Love. With Orange Colored Skies.

~xGagaloox

The Overridden Renegade

Hello readers!

I know its been five days since I last posted something here. I was a bit in a mild hiatus seen I havent been catching some good sleep lately + I’ve gone online shopping for some clothes and did some quality time with my father since he’ll be working abroad.

I usually photography my looks in meadows and scenery since its summer so I did this indoors and I love how it turned out but I think I’ve got a bit too carried away with the editing. So here’s the big deal, I bought Lightroom 3 since this photo editing software is indestructive unlike photoshop. In Lightroom 3 you can control almost anything, color tones, highlights, shadows, exposure, even special effects + I incorporate it with photoshop for some more savvy special effects .

I really cant tell if its a bit overridden and stuff but its quite okay. Just tweaked some tonal adjustments and used photoshop for the colorful lightings and curves. Practically, I have little knowledge on portrait photography, since Im posting my looks I think I should need to study and improve in that. Im also planning to go hiking and get some photos of some scenery here in my city, probably this weekend 🙂

Okay so how am I?

  • First, I have a parcel arriving either tomorrow or the day after and Ill probably be posting a look afterwards.
  • I want to go watch Battleship and The Avengers, me + my BFF will go watch Battleship first
  • I need to look for some floral shirts and Lennon sunglasses
  • I need a new camera lens for. Either ones that are good for macros or portraits, but more likely I’d choose the latter

Well that’s probably it, I think.

Here’s a gallery of some photos my sister took + the editing. Let me know something in the comments.

See you all in the next post.

Lots of Love. With Orange Colored Skies.

~xGagaloox

 

 

 

 

Hello readers!

I beckon any of you love dancing and/or playing in the rain. I love rain clouds and gloomy days, I dont know why. Especially if it accompanies cold winds and stuff, its kinda like a nice time to have a stroll with a loved one (boyfriend) and cuddle each other while walking (if ever that’s possible). Anyway, it rained yesterday ( I love the fact that its scorching hot the rest of the day, and it compensates by raining for an hour at dusk) well I dont remember my last time I bathed in the rain but it sure was fun.

So I didnt waste time since I know the rain wont be staying so long, I went out and the rain drops welcomed me. The cold drips feel nostalgic. Its kinda great to feel like a child again. I crashed into puddles, slid on the road, tasted the rain. Everything was so perfect. I will cherish this simple thing life has offered for me. I went running in the rain, twirling and screaming. The subdivision was a bit deserted so I screamed my lungs off. And I also went to the river. Oh how it feels to be young again.

I also love that lingering smell of damp earth, leaves and rain! I dont know but it feel so fresh and relaxing. I also love the haze that lingers when a rain pours down hot concrete. But most of the time, I like sleeping to the sounds of raindrops (especially strong ones) splattering on my glass window,  and the sound of the vicious winds humming through the small seeps at the sides of the window and the roars of the thunder. Reminds me of warm nights when I was a child. Where I would go run to the covers when the thunders roared.

Well the rain has passed so I went home and hosed myself down. The warm water was invigorating. I decided to play with it and made artificial rain. I was a child for like an hour. And I never regretted it. I took a bath afterwards and ran out with my camera. Took shots of the aftermath of the rain. Edited them and so far I have these.

So what do you think of my photographs? They’re a bit drab but I think its okay. Any tips? 🙂 Im not quite good at this, but Ill work on it + I need a new camera lens. Macros and Portrait ones are in my eye lately. Any recommendations?

I wanted to take a photo of myself twirling in the rain, but I dont wanna risk my camera to get broken + I dont have someone to take a picture.

So how do you feel when ur dancing in the rain?

See you in the next post!

~Lots of Love. With Orange Colored Skies.

~xGagaloox

Born This Way: The Closet Tour

Hello!

Good news is I’ve been quite active lately in lookbook. Been joining in forums, adding comments, opinions, adding topics to ponder about just to waste time and the like. I’ve been adding some new looks and stuff.

Being a fashion enthusiast I bet a lot of you might be wondering what my closet looks like.  Well its not much, its simple and not quite big. Well I cant just describe it with words and such, now’s the time you get a glimpse of the (only) place in the world I’d love to get lost into (next to shopping malls)

Here’s the overall appearance of my closet. Hanged shirts + blazers are at the top and some t-shirts, jeans and shorts at the bottom (I hid my undies >:p)

closer view of the hanged shirts + blazers. Im quite addicted to patterns, polka dots and stripes I do need some prints though.

If you burrow deep inside, you can find I have two shoe boxes filled with my obsession for Victoria’s Secret scents. I have some BBW and other stuff, a little too many to name.

I wont be posting much about it since it looks like a total drab. I guess Ill leave you with these pictures. I know some of you are surprised and/or mortified. My closet is full, (bursting apparently) so I need a bigger one.

If I were to recreate my closet I would make it as big as my room. An entire floor maybe and/or one house! I just love being surrounded by clothes (I’d rather die being smothered by it) I want my closet to be as big as my room because that room can be my only place to hide in if the world hates me.

Given the opportunity, I would gladly make it into a maze. If ever there’s a intruder they would get lost (and later on delivered to a dungeon of dirty laundry)

Here are some of my types:

Well those are some examples. How about you? would you like a wardrobe as big as a room? why?

See you in the next post.

Lots of Love. With Orange Colored Skies.

xGagaloox

Whenever I dress cool, my parents put up a fight, and if Im hot shot mom will cut my hair at night…. and at the morning Im short of my identity

~Lady Gaga

Here’s another photoblog to my dear readers. Please keep in mind that the photos are not mine and only posted here for reference.

Has any one of you heard Gaga’s promotional single Hair from Born This Way? I bet some of you do. Anyways, Gaga is a total sucker for hair, might I say wigs, well, actually her wigs are human hair (I think) so it’s still hair. The hairstyles, the colors which change gradually from season to season. I remember her platinum blonde hair mixed with purple, yellow, teal, pink and etc.

I myself, am a sucker for hair. Especially if hair color is pastel-like. And I do have recurrent hairgasms when I see elegantly styled smooth blonde hair. Its my summer break and Im planning to dye my hair platinum blonde + light green to achieve a rather minty hue. But I dont know, hair dyes are a bit too expensive + bleaching hair needs professional assistance which pretty much will empty out my pocket book.

I need to face some health risks and hair care risks from this + appearance risk. I admit the Mint hair is quite rad, but I might be looking like a neurotic or whatever, the people here in my town are pretty much over-reactive and judge you on what you look.

Here are some photos that pretty much gave me hairgasms.

Images courtesy of Google search and this wonderful site

There’s a kabillion more in this site . So if you want to explode from hairgasmic hairs visit the site. Im still brainstorming if I should dye my hair. Its gonna be a bit difficult + risky since my hair is a dark black.

See you in my next post!!

Lots of Love. With Pastel Colored Skies.

~xGagaLoOx

Hey guys! Big apologies for not blogging for the past 5 days. Well I got some blog topics in mind and anything so Ill blog from now 🙂

Anywhoo, Summer is now here (for me) and for my other readers, Spring. And we all know, (if you watched Marry The Night video) The queen [gaga] predicted that:

Mint will be very big in fashion next spring

~Lady Gaga

Well, she’s right. Mint totally is in fashion this season. I browsed lookbook’s homepage and found at least two or three La Moders wearing Mint ensembles and/or mint accessories.

Besides being used (and called to) when preparing for a kiss or a face-to-face speech, mint is readily used and somehow (will be) overrated. I can visualize Mint is the new black flyers runnin’ around the net  and/or in t-shirt prints and so on.

Mint is a variation of some pastel colors on the green hue. A very very light green, somewhat. The color is soft to the eyes, (in my perspective actually) its so relaxing + very cute. Not very much of a masculine color (since I havent seen a guy run around with a mint garment) but, Im eager to see how the fashion industry will bloom a minty hue 🙂

I do love looking at Mint shoes and blazer especially dresses and gowns. Dont believe me? here are some photos that will surely Mintify your summer/spring

Images courtesy of Google Search.

Well? Are you overwhelmed yet? Mint really is, and gonna be a trendsetter. Now if you’ll excuse me, Ill go summer shopping for some mint items 🙂

see you all!

Lots of Love. With Minty colored Skies

~xGagaLoox

Welcome to the Christian World Zab!

 

hello monsters + readers!

update this weekend. ok, now, to break the silence.

This weekend, yesterday, me + my family celebrated a triduum of celebrations. Borgy’s 7th birthday, Joaquin’s 1st birthday, and the Christening of Zab. Its quite a grand party, well somewhat.

Well to start with, I sacrificed my weekend at Iloilo’s Dinagyan festival and went home to celebrate + help with the weekend celebrations. Another reason why I went home is that Im a Godparent to little Zab.

The celebration is very fun not to mention very kiddy, but it was fun, for the kids and the grown ups 🙂 Not to mention the weather was perfect that time around. The food that made up the hearty buffet was very pleasing and appetizing.

Anyway, the party was a blast. High hopes and expectations to little Zab. 😉

well that seems all of it. Pictures share the story untold 😉

Lots of Love. With Orange Colored Skies.

~Gaetana

The NYE blog post

so here’s my New Year’s Eve blog post.

It’s not really much and some of the pictures are really quite blurry and kinda dizzy at the moment but I guess you can bear with that.

New Year in the Philippines is all about fireworks, firecrackers, trumpets, drums, bazookas, stray bullets, pretty much anything noisy. We Filipinos do believe that these ‘noises’ will help lure the bad spirits away and also to ward off bad luck and let the good luck come in. My mother is a believer (not to mention a devotee) on feng shui, some practices that we often do on New Years are these:

  • Jump, so that you can get taller
  • wear stripes and polka dots which symbolizes wealth
  • to roll coins and round fruits around the house for good luck
  • keep the noise up
  • open every light in the house

and some of that and these. My favorite part is the fireworks + sparklers part. We didn’t buy any loud booming firecrackers because my mom has a strange phobia about those things, weird. Anyway, here are the pictures after the jump. Enjoy, oh and Happy New Year again!

I do apologize for the bad photography snaps. I don’t know a thing or two on low-light photography and firework photography, or whatever you call it.  There’s a lot of pictures from my camera, but I just uploaded the best ones. 🙂

so how did you spend your New Year’s Eve?

Lots of Love. With Orange Colored Skies.

~Gaetana

 

 

Year-End shopping

Site stats keeps on fluctuating. Ok. Keep Calm and Blog.

Yesterday, me and my sister went to the local mall to go accompany mom to buy some groceries. On our arrival, there was like a huge wave of people shopping + buying groceries, and that’s when I realized the local mall had their annual year-end clearance sale.

Here are the pictures of my one-day adventure 🙂

  • Upon arriving to the mall, we went straight through the market part of the mall, when mom texted they were upstairs shopping for some shoes.
  • When we got there I went on trying some shoes and ended up buying a pair of Toms brogue shoes. They look like Oxford’s but a little bit round + the leather is quite soft. Oh, and my mom also bought me the usual Toms, aww how sweet.
  • So Im off to pay for the shoes where the line is so long, it took forever to pay for the shoes, but finally I bought them 🙂 I still want to buy some boat shoes which cost like 700 php or more than 10 bucks and if they had Oxford shoes Im really gonna force myself to only use 10% of my weekly allowance which is 1000 php.
  • After the shoe shopping, me + my BFF que, went down and raid their clothing sale which was marked down to 100 php or like 2 bucks.
  • I bought 3 shorts for only 300 php (100 each) and 2 tees for 200 php (100 each)
  • I should’ve bought some long colored socks but Im out of money, I murdered my 1000 php
  • My perverted little friend had the camera with him. We passed by this ‘Men’s Underwear’ section and he started wrecking havoc
  • So we went down and had little stroll, even though we were dying for a seat and my foot is aching and probably has some blisters.
  • We passed by this shop with some glasses, its too bad they dont have round ones :/ but anyway, I bought some wayfarer glasses for only 90 php ;))
  • That’s when we met with Ara and her crew 🙂 I miss this girl! She got white + rosy cheeks and she got more prettier and made me more jealous of her
  • We went back to the groceries afterwards only to end up going home bringing the fruits + other supplies my mum brought earlier that day
  • At home, blah blah blah surfing the net, and we had Pizza + Siomai balls as a snack! Scrumptious!
  • Night came and we decided to buy some fireworks or sparklers
  • Please forgive my friend querubin, he was a bit, ummmm, New to the camera
  • We went to auntie’s house only to fnd out they were cooking for New Year’s Eve dinner 🙂 Yummy!
  • And off we go to the city plaza and bought some sparklers
  • We bought some fountains, sparklers, and this firework called Steel Beauty
  • My cousins wont stop blabbing about where’s Goodbye Philippines? I wanna see it (Goodbye Philippines is an illegal firecracker)
  • Took some pictures of the city lights (not to mention there were some guys who were talking about me as a gay version of harry potterignorant little A-holes)
  • Finally went home after we bought some fruits for NYE dinner
  • Made some banana almond shakes + mango milk shakes
  • Tested my prototype Sparkler Bra. It works!

Well that’s what happened yesterday. What a great day it was! :DD

Keep your eyes open for my NYE blog 🙂 have a very Happy New Year + New Year’s Eve :))

Lots of Love. With Orange Colored Skies.

~Gaetana

Buttered Coffee

Hello gummy bears! 😀

So this morning I decided to have breakfast. Nothing special. Just the usual Buttered bread and Creamed coffee. Yes. I’m a sucker for coffee and dairy products.

I suck at foodtography

Besides a hearty satisfying breakfast I reached for some magazine near where I am. Since I was just doing nothing or maybe even procrastinating I figures out  should entertain myself a bit 😉

3 Mags about interior designs the other 2 were celeb gossip mags which did not interest me

My mom + her sister (my aunt) has a thing with interior designs. I love how my aunt designs her house. My mom on the other hand has a great taste on furniture + expensive room accessories, but she pretty much crowds the place (not to mention our ‘house space’ is a bit lacking). Anyway, I figured out that since Im going to build a mansion with 180 rooms, might as well pick some designs, from outdoor gardens and landscapes to indoor bed rooms and bath houses.

I’ve always had a thing for interior design. It’s my second favorite thing aside from fashion. I just love getting boxed in a room so fab I can just die in it. I have this weird urges to go buy some wallpaper and design my room, or sometimes go look on some furniture at SM’s Our Home I even treat curtains + table runners as a fashion ensemble. The whole point of it, is that I want to mix and math, explore and experiment and see what I would concoct or make.

I myself has a taste for the modern, sleek, simple, symmetric, elegant and spacious feel. It’s too bad the mag didn’t have a lot of those. They featured some oriental, native, spanish-esque designs which my mom constantly drools of. Anyway, here are the pictures I’ve taken which pretty much I like.

The pictures are technically mine, because I took them with my camera, but for some reasons, it’s not really mine. No Copyright Infringement Intended.

ooohhh, suitable for my office 🙂

An alternative for the office design

I love the pool + the rocks

Ponds really dont interest me right now, but this place would be suitable for a cup of tea 🙂

I love the idea of putting chapels in your home 😉

an ideal room/office for a law school graduate

if I become a star, remind me to always think of this 😉

oh and they have a mag for tips on condo designs + condo living. *sigh* I wish there was a mag for Dormitory living.

now I know where my aunt got her inspiration

I apologize for the bad quality + the glares.

After reading/scanning through the mag, I got up and went outside. The sun decided NOT to show up. Its weathers like these that makes me feel enlightened. I’m savoring my last moments of the holidays. Afterwards, I’m gonna suffer  survive the remaining three months till summer. Yes. Spring break here DOES NOT EXIST.

Lots of Love. With Orange Colored Skies.

~Gaetana

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