I'll let you in a little revelation about my favorite usernames in my virtual sites. First is about my Mikimoto Angel pen name. Mikimoto is a famous brand of pearl accessories in America. I first saw that brand in Vogue Magazine. I got mesmerized by that label, and I thought of using it. I just added Angel from my name "Angela". Thus, the formation of Mikimoto Angel.For my other pen name Mystic Nymph, the word mystic really came from the show Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog. I used to be so hooked to that show. I am also obsessed with mythologies, and nymphs are mythical creatures depicted as beautiful young women who are considered as guardians of objects and places in nature. Thus, the evolution of Mystic Nymph.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Child’s Play: Something Casual
I attended the Pre-Employment Seminar at school yesterday to help us equip ourselves in handling job interviews and “power dressing”. It is also to prepare us for the Campus Recruitment today. If I have time, I will be sharing you some insights that I learned. San Miguel Brewery, Inc. had specifically requested to interview graduating students from BA Anthropology and of course, BA Communication Arts.
I feel so nervous, because this is going to be my first actual “job interview” experience; although I’ve already been in one when we had a mock interview for our Business and Corporate Communications Class two semesters ago. I hope these jitters won’t get me into trouble later at one. While writing this entry, my mind’s also busy thinking of what ensemble to put on. But anyway, here’s what I wore for the seminar.
What I wore:
Tank Top: Uniqlo
Bag: Jade Duck
Earrings: Mom’s Gift
Necklace: Fashion Convict
Bangle: SM Accessories
I obviously played safe on this outfit by using a bag, belt (not shown in the photo) and shoes with the same color. Conventional fashion states that we have to stick on such unspoken rule; but of course in the modern times, we can do whatever we want in the name of style just as long as the alterations won’t make us look terrible.
My mother used to own that Jade Duck bag I used. She got fed up with it so she kept it. When I saw it from its hiding place in our cabinet, I gave it an immediate fancy. It still looks nice even after a long time. I consider it a true vintage item. Mom said, it was one of her valuable things back then because it’s quite expensive.
I’ve had that Uniqlo tank top in my wardrobe since last year; but I couldn’t make up my mind on what to pair it with, so I decided to just wait for the right partner for it. When my Mom bought me this vest, I didn’t have any second thoughts of putting it together with my white tank. Do you think I’ve made the right choice lovelies?
Now, let’s talk about my accessories and my shoes. I got that two-toned earrings from my Mom as a giveaway for her 50th birthday two years ago. About my feather necklace, it’s one of my recent purchases. I bought it that same day from a friend who owns an online shop, and I’m so glad that it looked so fine with my casual get-up.
I’m no closet queen when it comes to my enthusiasm for oxfords/brogues. I love them because they make any get-up look edgy and androgynous. Mine are from Parisian (exclusively at SM). I love it that SM sells social statements that are stylish and chic, yet affordable and durable. Parisian shoes can last up to a year if worn regularly.
My dear friend Jael Magbanua did my make-up as usual. She said it’s hard to apply cosmetics on me, because my facial skin can easily absorb them. Because of that, the highlights of my smokey eyes weren’t emphasized in the pictures. I don’t know if it’s because of the camera or what.
I wasn’t able to check what brands she used, but I remember her spreading Etude BB Cream (that smells like rosemary) all over my face. I used my L’Oreal Invincible Kiss Proof for my lips. I don’t know what shade of pink it belongs. I love this lip color a lot because it’s matte. I hate sheen.
Next time, I want her to try the Adriana Lima look on me. She found a 4-minute tutorial about it on YouTube. It already has million plus hits. When I watched it, I was totally in awe. That Thai girl did a great job. Just type “Me as Adriana Lima” or “Me as Scarlet Johansson” in the search tab.
Thanks Cyndi Aguzar for taking these shots. She used her AgphaPhoto SELECTA 14 camera. I hope our elemental foes won’t disturb us again in our next photo shoot. We freaked out a bit that time because of something creepy I don’t want to share. That’s it for today’s Child’s Play episode. ‘Til my next Nymph-ing moments, dolls!