elbeef asked: Hiii! How are youuu! :
Hi ate Gela!
I just have seen this :”) I haven’t blogged for a long time. Thank you ate! Hehe. Been extremely busy O.o Ikaw po how are you? :)) Hope to meet you soon ate Gelabeef! <3 :D
twotonehaireddoll asked: Hi Eclavea! :) It's been a long time! :) Are you going to the Candy Fair? I think I would be going there! :) I hope we see each other! :D Anyway, I hope you would go there! :D
Hello!! Yes it’s been really a long time! Ngayon lang ulit ako nakapagblog :( How are you? :D I haven’t went to the Candy Fair noon sayang. Anyway, I hope we see each other too! Soon sana :D God bless and stay stylish!
daintycarla asked: Thanks for following back. You have an interesting and substantial blog. Take care. <3
Hello! Aww thanks a lot! Means a lot to me. God bless :D
gelabeansss asked: Hi Grace! Sorry it took me a long time to answer, please don't think of me as a snob. :( The TA you sent me was very sweet. Honestly, there were times when I wanted to give up on blogging because I felt like I wasn't good enough. But seeing your TA and your comment on my Lookbook made me happy. It's nice to know that, despite my safe-ness (if that's even a word), there is someone who finds me inspiring :) Keep blogging, okay? Because, to be honest, YOU inspired me more than I have inspired you:)
Hi ate Gela! I just saw this too :’)
And I think it’s very timely. I can totally relate to that now. I haven’t blogged for nine months already. And this is my first post after such a long time :’) THANK YOU! Aside from all the busyness, I was feeling hesitant in blogging. I felt so unqualified for this. But I have to remind myself that fashion is my passion.
Then I saw this :’) “Keep blogging, okay?” Yes, ate I will!
THANK YOU so much for encouraging me and for telling me that I inspired you, too. :)
God bless ate! And you, too, keep on blogging! Hope to meet you soon <3 hihi
LAYER, LAYER…THERE’S THERAINY WEATHER…………….♥_♥ (wore it last June 8, 2011, Convocation)
..School fashion in a school where there’s no uniform.. ^_^ (wore it last August 26, 2011, normal school day)
…The Fashournalist ♥_♥ (wore it last June 28, 2011, normal tuesday)
“Preppy Layering”……[I MISS YOU,LOOKBOOK!!! =’] <3 (wore it last July 6, 2011, normal but mem’rable wednesday)
..Black and Pink and Studs ..xD (worn this last April 3, 2011)
Love fashion and make astatement.=) (wore it last May 25, 2011, during my beloved friend’s ballet recital at CCP)
BELT OVER RUFFLES… (wore it last April i forgot, 2011, at Summer Vacation)
A CAREFREE and COLORFULschool outfit ^_^ (wore it last July 5, 2011, normal school day)
Simply Preppy.. (visit my new style blog :)(worn last October 5, 2011)
So I was waitin’ for someone waitin’ for me..♥_♥ (worn last July 4, 2011. A ‘scholarship-dedicated’ Monday :)
…Wearin’ my Journ ClubCollared Shirt and Press I.D.=) (wore it last April 21, 2011, at Journalism Club Farewell Party)
A little bit of fashion and a little bit of ballet…=) (wore it last May 17, 2011, costume for an interpretative dance/musical performance)
Of colors and shimmers,bow…………………xD (worn last April 15, 2011. A day of malling with RIPSG friends :)
(and so on…more of my innate weirdness in my old lookbook looks)
..Tights and I were inseparable.
..Ribbons—not just bows, but ribbons used for tying gifts—were the bestfriend of my hair (and my notebooks and my collars and almost anything I own)
..I wasn’t used to wearing shorts then, except with colorful/black stockings or high socks.
..Circle glasses, starshaped sunnies (and heartshaped but I haven’t found any yet) were my favorites. And I don’t freaking care if they have no grade.
..Quirky, preppy, neon, and weird things fascinate me. I believed some trends and rules are limiting fashion experiments. And I didn’t need to fit in.
..Layering outfits everyday was a lifestyle.
..I was colorblocking before I even heard the term colorblocking (when I was younger I used to call it “color-coding” (pink kung pink, etc) OR “uber-coloring”)
^Yes, that’s Grace Eclavea before adjusting to, let’s just call it the ‘unofficial, indirectly spoken, implicit school simplicity rule.’ C: (when i said school it’s not limited to the place where I’m studying, it’s general)
Anyway actually, more or less a hundred sentences are supposed to follow that, but my fingers can’t find the letters to type what’s in my head. In short I can’t find the word translation for my thoughts. Or, it’s like I can’t find the “signifier” for my “signified”#COMA101lectures
Ah whatever. Sigh. I’ll end this post here and just leave my thoughts flying..
God bless and stay stylish, dearies! Jesus loves you infinitely. And nothing— not any style, or weirdness or even as far as RH Bill stance :l —can change His love for you. :)thursday
prettyingenious asked: Great blog! I especially love your post on gela munoz :)
Awwww thanks for the kind words ate Phylicia! :’) Ate Gela Munoz really is one of the most inspiring bloggers in the blogosphere. :) BTW, i love your Pretty Ingenious blog, too! followed back =D God bless and keep in touch <3
it’s not a surprise that the girl above gives smiles to a lot of people just by sharing her looks, or spreading good vibes just by blogging her posts. But it doesn’t end there. Aside from being a really creative and productive teen, how she interacts with her readers make her more inspiring.
Recently, I felt really down again with regards to my fashion dreams..then I checked my blog (this blog, coz you know, i have seven in different sites. Hihi :)) There was no notification (seriously, why tumblr!?) but I clicked the “messages” anyway. And whoa, I saw this.
I was lifted up when I read it. Weeeee *-* Who wouldn’t be inspired to receive this in your inbox—from one of the people you admire? And plus, especially at a time when you’re feeling down? Sobrang uplifting.
People like ate Gela are the ones who will bring you up, the ones whose words will linger in your ears whenever destructive criticism (yes, because constructive is needed, right? :) strike you.
I’ve heard so many criticisms. (Guess we’ve all had) I’ve had so many discouragements to stop loving fashion, or that I have a weird, ugly, freaking, abnormal style that’s why I should stop this passion for style and etcetera. But guess what? The fashion industry should be thankful for people like ate Gela Munoz who succeeds and shares her talents; yet also sees and appreciates passion—even in newbies. That inspiration she, and people like her, spreads is promising. :)
When I reach my dreams, Gela Munoz will be one of the names I will never forget to thank.
Her words, even only through tumblr, (because we haven’t met in person yet) will always be a part of my internal positive recorder which I will play whenever criticism mind tapes are playing again.
(Yes, positive words can bring that much impact, dearies. Especially when one is in a down moment. Teka, ang emo ko. LOL. That’s why encourage as much as you can. You don’t know how you liven a dream which is in danger of dying even through few words :)
So, in case you haven’t met her yet in the blogosphere, meet the beef behind elbeef.tumblr.com!
A band vocalist, an Atenean, a model, a blogger/lookbooker, a stylist (and these are just few of what I know about her) But despite her talents, she remains so down-to-earth and so virtually approachable! Yes, virtually approachable! Haha :) Check her blog, and you’ll see how she answers questions :) She’s also very willing to answer styling inquiries. It’s like she knows you in person.
I have so many liked blogs, but something that’s rare is that kind of virtual “approachability” (if there’s such a word haha) which she has. :D
And candygirls! Look what we have above, she’s featured in candymag last June! :)
Congrats ate Gelaaaaaa :) Thank you for the encouraging words! And I pray we’ll meet na before 2012 ends. Haha! Gotta hear your voice and take pictures with you and hopefully, shop with you too! God bless, and stay inspiring, promising, yet humble. I am one of the people you inspire ^_^ Love you miss Gelabeef!
When a blogger inspires you through her looks and outfits, that’s good and refreshing, and is actually needed for fashion enthusiasts. It’s like food to us, it feeds our passion. But when a blogger inspires not only through those looks but also through their words, that can be changing and moving. That’s like a medicine that can cure a fashion sickness, or a dreamer’s sickness called I-can’t-do-this. All of us have symptoms of that sickness, it’s up to us if we’ll let it eat us. And since all of us have that, it’s better if we pull each other up. Like if only the lookbook community can be a tangible reality, it would be great. Every style is appreciated. Really. You can be yourself. The looks I had which were criticized in real life found their niche in lookbook. We would rather encourage (even while giving constructive criticisms) and help each other conquer the I-can’t-do-this sickness.
Before I end this, I just remembered a quotation saying that true success is not only what you’ve become, but what people have become because of you. :) How true. And this, I think, is one of ate Gela’s best traits. How she encourages the dreamer within her readers. I’m so happy to be one. Thanks ate Gela.
Passion refueled. Dreams inspired. That’s how Beef made my day.
XO, Graceeeeee <3
PS. All photos (except the second one) were grabbed from her blog
Today has been and continues to be a traumatic day for the Philippines as water continues to pour down on most of Luzon, causing extreme floods, landslides and casualties. Still fresh from the wounds of Ondoy, yet we are in a state of calamity once again. I can not express how fortunate and thankful I feel to be safe in my home where the weather is calm and forgiving, but it’s making me wish I was up there lending a helping hand. I’ve been through a fair share of scary flood trouble back in 2009, and it’s made me panic at the sight of rain ever since. I can only imagine the fear in everyone’s hearts right now. I’ve been glued to my twitter feed the whole day and it has been overflowing with news of help, trouble, distress, but most significantly inspiration and hope.
I will forever be in awe of all of the impassioned people striving to help others while they themselves are in the midst of adversity. The Filipino is truly something else. There are so many inspiring people who’ve struck me positively today. One of them is Divine Lee. She’s a local celebrity who I regarded as just another funny, well-dressed and well-off personality up until today. From the minute I woke up in the morning up to right about now, she has been making her own relief efforts NON STOP. While people were still in shock and panic, she brilliantly stood up and made a difference, gathering her friends and making a mini-call center, asking her thousands of followers if they needed any assistance, and calling every single person who asked to be helped. She gathered relief goods, trucks, volunteers and was even suspended a couple of times on twitter for replying to everyone’s concerns. Her dedication and eagerness to help is just beyond amazing. It is because of people like her that people in need find hope, and people in fear find strength and mobility. Hopefully we can find it in ourselves to help in any way we can, be it through offering clothes, food, medication or volunteering on the front lines.
Today we find ourselves in desperation and fear, but tomorrow we will stand strong and united, just like we did the last time.
Here are some of the ways to get info and help:
If you know anyone in need of immediate rescuing/evacuation assistance, tweet #RescuePH
If you know anyone in need of aid (clothes, medicine, milk etc.), tweet #ReliefPH
Project Noah: noah.dost.gov.ph
Twitter Accounts to Monitor:
@govph- Official PH Government portal
@nababaha – Project Noah
@mmda & @MMDATweets – Metro Manila Development Authority
@philredcross – Philippine Red Cross
@dost_pagasa – PAGASA
@DOTCPhilippines – for public transportation concerns
@meralco – for power/electricity concerns
@DSWDserve – for evacuation centers
@Rescue5PH – rescue team by TV5
@MarikinaPIO – efforts for Marikina City
@PTVph – PTV 4
@NDRRMC_Opcen – National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council
Crowd-sourced documents for Rescue Ops:
Donate directly to Red Cross: http://www.redcross.org.ph/donate
via paypal: firstname.lastname@example.org
Smart subscribers may send donations to Red Cross via SMS. Text RED to 4143.
Globe subscribers may just text RED<space>AMOUNT to 2899 (Globe).
For Globe Gcash users, text DONATE < amount > MPIN SLB to 2882 (e.g. DONATE 100 1234 slb)
You can donate the ff. denominations:
Globe: 5, 25, 100, 300, 500 or 1000
Smart: 10, 25, 50, 100, 300, 500 or 1000
Take note of these EMERGENCY HOTLINES
Here is a list of EVACTUATION CENTERS AND RELIEF OPERATIONS in Metro Manila where you can drop by and help
Keep in mind that after wading in flood waters, you need to take 2 100mg DOXYCYCLINE capsules as soon as possible. Take them for 3-5 days if you have any open wounds that were exposed to the water and consult a doctor if you get other symptoms.
If you have any more suggestions, please leave a comment below and spread the word. Let’s all try to help in any way we can.
*info from Yugatech, twitter, GMA News and others
^August 7, 2012 was when I saw these words at Kryzuy.com, and it was so heart breaking to see these pictures >< (Our TV is not functioning here in the apartment so I can only imagine how striking the rains have been.) In UPLB, four days of classes have been cancelled. And universities don’t usually give up classes unless it’s really dangerous. Thank God that even if Laguna was declared as one of the places that are in a state of calamity, the flood didn’t even reach our knees. But sadly, not every place has survived like that.
The victims need our help ASAP, in anyway we can. Aside from the numbers above, check out these posts: http://itscamilleco.com/2012/08/rescue-ph/,
^The thing that captured me the most with ate Patricia’s post is when she also empathized not only with humans but animals, too.
“My heart goes out to the pets that have been displaced and lost their families/masters. They can’t scream for help and they aren’t the priority in situations like this but please if you see animals or pets in need of rescue please contact PETA at 817-5292 as well as PAWS.” -Patricia Prieto
STAY SAFE, EVERYONE. MOST OF ALL, NEVER STOP PRAYING. THAT’S THE HELP THAT SURELY HAS EFFECT EVEN IF IT’S NOT TANGIBLE AND LITERALLY VISIBLE. Also, another suggestion dearies, never remove this song from your mind as you seek for peace and comfort: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6Fw8DgvTQA
PS. To LB residents, you can send your donations at Vega Center. :’\
Fourth batch of UPCampusStyleFiles!
(Sorry I wasn’t able to fulfill the promise i said in the previous batch. :o )
Comfy outfit for a day of travelling? Basic top-and-jeans-and-rubbershoes combo can be more creative with a burgundy cardi, scarf, and stylish oversized bag. :) (this was at Yuchengco Museum at our HUm2 fieldtrip :)
Don’t you just love the color combination here? I do :) Sure, superman shirts are all around the corner. But to me this is the best outfit—plus really campus-friendly!—with the classic navy blue superman shirt that I saw. :D The shorts and shoes match with the contrast of the shirt so well.
A comfortable but really cute get-up! I love the prints and yes, the colorsssss. :D Shorts-and-top-and-slippers-and-a-stylish-bag, I noticed, is the staple UP student outfit. It’s comfy and stylish in many ways, too. :D (Prei, miss you!! :( )
Feathers and pastels! Simple pieces with creative little details make the whole outfit more interesting. I love how the feather earrings matched the feather in her beautiful blouse! (rush-shot at MainLib Basement.)
Green + forest green + deep red + denim in one outfit. Thumbs up! (UPLB is filled with many kind and friendly people, but Jeje is one of the kindest people you will ever, ever, ever meet!! this one’s shot at Vega 5th floor after our VictoryGroup. She’s my vgmate last sem, but now she leads her own vgroup!)
Top layered with a sweater, paired with loose shorts: Androgynous and boyish style! :) One of the most comfortable school get-ups :)
Another outfit shot at the Yuchengco Museum. Jackets are really must-haves during fieldtrip! In this outfit, the three bold stripes simply yet creatively broke the monochrome. Monochromes are good in itself, or when done to achieve what Candymag calls as “outfit focal point.” :)
That’s all for now :) Which was your favorite school outfit?
God bless dearies!
PS. Seeing these shots I took six months ago makes me thankful that I already took pictures of the stylish people (who eventually shifted to Diliman) before they left Los Banos. :’) *and nostalgia of memories rings a bell again*
PS2. These were taken last January. So many shots in my documents are yet to be posted. I love this hobby :’) I hope the people I’m taking pictures of will have their own lookbook accounts, too.