Oh, Posh <3

I was browsing YouTube the other night, trying to find something to put me to sleep when I stumbled upon this interview featuring Victoria Beckham.  She was a guest at Parsons The New School for Design in NY, hosted by the dean Simon Collins.

Parsons Victoria Beckham Simon Collins

I have always loved her, ever since Spice Girls.  When she transitioned to fashion, I was surprised but I was pleased.  Everything in her collections scream her.  Nothing is not her personality.  And this interview shows how humble and grounded she is as a designer entrepreneur.

What I love about this talk was there was never a time she didn’t acknowledge her team.  It was all about collaboration for her, and I love hearing it straight from her.

Most people would assume that fashionistas are prima donnas, but after this interview, I don’t think I’ll ever make that assumption about her ever again.

Key takeaway?  “Work for others.  It’s the best way to learn.”

Watch the interview here:

S/HE SAID: Stating the obvious

Emma Watson - The Obvious

SHOP: Save or Splurge?

With an upcoming trip looming around the corners, I was forced to face a horrid fact:  my closet is falling apart.  And it’s not just the actual closet as in the house of my clothes; this includes clothing selection as well.  My closet and wardrobe badly need an upgrade.

I call it horrid because an upgrade means one more thing:  money.  Let’s face it — I don’t have much left.  This year being my travel year has really pushed the boundaries of my financial planning skills.  Plane fares, pocket money, luggage requirements (that are yet to be fulfilled), all on top of monthly dues and graduate school tuition fee, you can definitely call my pocket tired.

This spend/save guide from Cardigan Empire really puts a lot of things into perspective.  Normally, I would trot to the next weekend sale and just shop everything at half off (if not more), but knowing that some clothing items are more delicate than others, this is worth a look:

When to Save, When to Splurge

When to Save, When to Splurge

Don’t forget to click on the photo (or here) to read the detailed explanation as to how this chart came about.

This could not have come at a much better time!  So shall we shop then? :)

Tummy inspiration

So… remember the sad part of my first weigh in?  Well, the recently-concluded Met Gala sure boosted my spirits.  Vogue called these ladies as fashionably rejecting the dress code, but for me, they’re simply called tummy inspiration.

My midsection is not a midsection; it’s a belly.  It has always been a problem area, always protruding, seemingly as much as my boobs.  (I like my boobs though.)  I loved these women’s clothes because they are not flat because they’re skinny.  Their midsections are flat because they’re TONED.  It took me a few years to spot the difference between the two, and I’m more than happy to be able to discern better now.

Anyway, these little — and not so little — peek-a-boos are soooo sexy.  They immediately caught my eye.  Here’s a quick homage to these three ladies that I aspire to have the same midsection as (is my English correct?):

Rihanna, subtle as a gun

Rihanna, subtle as a gun

Anne Hathaway, lighter than a whisper

Anne Hathaway, lighter than a whisper

and a personal favorite

Emma Stone, stunning in pink

Emma Stone, stunning in pink

How about you?  What inspires your fitness goal lately?

 

Photos from Vogue.com, SheKnows.com

The comfort of summer wear

Earlier this week, I made mention of the beautiful weather when we shot the next collection for our mini online store Max and Lily.  We shot at the Ayala Triangle Gardens, slightly after 3 in the afternoon and my oh my.  The sun was beautiful.

Max and Lily BTS

So we present to you the newest collection for Max and Lily:  more kimonos, more skirts.

With summer definitely making itself at home today, kimonos (P200-P250) are the best way to coverup that swimsuit for a walk down the beach or just add a little tropical to your office wear.

Max and Lily Long Kimono at P250 each

Max and Lily Long Kimono at P250 each

Max and Lily Floral Kimono at P200 each

Max and Lily Floral Kimono at P200 each

Max and Lily Regular Kimono at P200 each

Max and Lily Regular Kimono at P200 each

Skater skirts (P200) are perfect for your tweener.  Full and flowy, it is a comfortable stylish addition to any girls’ closet.  Long legged?  Then these skirts are definitely the ones that will flaunt your legs.  Ah, the joy.

Max and Lily Skater Skirt at P200 each

Max and Lily Skater Skirt at P200 each

Midi skirts (P250) or also known as circle skirts make office and casual wear a little more vintage.  Style it up with a hint of glimmer and a pearl here and there, and you’re good to go!

Max and Lily Midi Skirt at P250 each

Max and Lily Midi Skirt at P250 each

Do we even have to debate how maxi skirts (P300) are just effortlessly fashionable?  These comfortable leg blankets are so versatile, you can throw anything on top of it.  Your personal style will shine through.

Max and Lily Maxi Skirts at P300 each

Max and Lily Maxi Skirts at P300 each

If you’re looking for something that would perfectly match your denim shorts and maxi skirts, these cropped lace tops (P170) are perfect for you.  Perfectly balanced comfort and sexy, nothing else screams like summer.

Max and Lily Cropped Lace Top at P170 each

Max and Lily Cropped Lace Top at P170 each

All items are available in a multitude of colors.  To place orders, just email us at maxandlilyshop@gmail.com.  Follow us also on Instagram and Facebook for latest updates and shop information.

 

  Prices are in Philippine Peso.  Currently not available for international shipping.