September 25, 2013

Isabel Marant for H&M

JUST GOT LEAKED!! Everyone is so excited with this collaboration, especially if you're a big fan of Isabel Marant. Just like every other H&M collaboration with famous designers and brands, this considered as one of the biggest tandem in Fall. The capsule was announce to come out in the market by November 14 this year, but some online site already got a chance to take a shot on some of the pieces and the lookbook from the latest capsule of Isabel for the said global retail brand. 

Isabel Marant, a French designer happened to dream to be a vet, but end up being a designer. Her passion for clothes started out when she was a kid. She asked her father for a sewing machine. Out of military jacket, she made another clothing out of it. Isabel doesn't like wearing skirt and dress, admitted that she is a tomboy. Isabel Marant personal choice on clothing reflects in her aesthetics for her brand. The brand became famous because of its tomboy appeal. Boho elegance meet rock and roll spirit. A mix of urban attitude, a truly Isabel's French alluring signature style. 

Teaser photos came out along with the announcement last June of H&M X Isabel Marant. 

"The collection is undeniably Isabel, teeming with oversized, drool-worthy outerwear and skinny pants of the white denim variety. I spy ankle boots with fringe, an embellished trophy jacket and tell-tale Marant embroidery on the men’s jeans." -


There you have it. For sure you already have bet what to get. Love the outerwear and Isabel famous for the slouchy fringe boots. A perfect things for cold weather and this coming Christmas so better to save up now so you can splurge on November. 

All photos belong to their respective owner. I don't own any of the photos above.

September 20, 2013

My Shoe Design

From Penshoppe Official Facebook Page:

"#PenshoppeXStatus sneakers designed by Angelo G. Mesa. In select stores now for P1,099."

My design is now in store, so please do check it out. Happy to see you wearing my design. Good night!

September 15, 2013

Converse X Maison Martin Margiela and Vans X Kenzo Shoe Collaborations

Oh di ba talagang hook pa rin ako sa mga shoes. Pero this time mas bongga ang ganap. Two big names in the high fashion industry collaborate with Converse and Vans.

Converse X Maison Martin Margiela

Maison Martin Margiela is known unusual artistry works. After doing a capsule with H&M last year, ngayon naman Converse ang kanyang guguluhin.
Sample works from the capsule. O diba parang shoes na nilubog sa white paint. Sabi ko sa inyo unsual talaga ang ganap. Parang walang masyadong effort di ba? Pero bongga ang idea behind the design. Ito ang kwento ayon sa

"Little hands in white coats have revisited the legendary models of the brands:Chuck Taylor All Star and Jack Purcell covering them completely pristine paint. A painting thought to flake off over time, gradually revealing one of the three colors of the heritage fabric of Origin: navy blue, red and black, and a yellow vintage specially created by Margiela , leaving the surprise the wearer and making everyone even more unique models." -

What you can say about the story? Isn't that cool? I like the idea how it going to unveil the Converse colors.

Some of the samples pa.
Ito na yung flaking effect. Naalala ko tuloy yung DIY project namin ng mga bakla before, nag repaint kami ng mga sneakers namin, yung sa akin nilagyan ko ng glitters para bongga.

Mukhang walang effort lang pero, I think benta ito for sure, minsan lang kasi ang ganitong collaboration kaya bongga siya i collect. Converse X Maison Martin Margiela shoes will be available na ngayong September.

Vans X Kenzo

Ito naman hindi na bago sa partnership, actually this the fifth time and final na gagawa ng capsule ang Kenzo and Vans. From previous collaborations, feature ang different prints ng Kenzo collection shows sa shoes ng Vans. Kaya this time ganun ulit, from FW 12/13 collection of Kenzo like the Flying Leopard, Clouds, and the Lightning.

Some of the works from the latest capsule.

Cute print on the Authentic. Next is the Chukka style.
Love the cloud print, simple lang siya.
 Ito naman ang Slip On style ng Vans.
Ay betchay ko ito, lakas maka ROAR. haha

For sure benta ito sa mga bagets, unlike nung sa Converse X MMM. At for sure mas abot budget ito unlike ng Maison Martin Margiela.

September 13, 2013

Penshoppe X Status: Print Theory

I feel so blessed and lucky this year. Seems too early to assume but  think I have to admit that all my plans working out well. But this one thing it's not actually part of my plans. I still can't believe it is happening to me. And I can say this is the highlight of my 2013.

Last June Penshoppe and Status Magazine cooked up a contest. See my post HERE. Out of my interest and  frustration to be a designer, I joined the contest. I sent three design entries. I got paisley which is I really love to win, a sun burst inspired and a flower pattern inspired by Japanese. On July 12, the announcement happened. Out of six winners, one of my entries won. The Blanc Noir Japanese inspired pattern was picked as to be part of limited edition collection of Penshoppe. I was really shocked when I saw the Facebook announcement that time in the office which made me cry. This is a first for me to won in a contest. I'm not really into joining contest, not because I have no trust in my talent, but I just don't want the feeling of defeated. So, it is really something meant for me. The prizes from this contest was not my intention to join, but I just want to test how far my talent can go, and if designing is really my thing. I guess this is a good sign to continue to believe in my talent and pursue the dream that I really aiming for till now.

One of my entries. The Paisley.

The prizes of the contest are 5K worth of Penshoppe gift cards. A six page editorial feature in September Style issue of Status Magazine, a 2 VIP seats in SS14 Penshoppe show in October and winning design will be out in the market as limited collection to be sold in selected store nationwide.
The editorial feature in Status September Style Issue.

Black Noir editorial feature. Riri on the cover for Status Magazine September.

5k Gift Cards from Penshoppe.

Haven't yet use the cards but planning to buy clothes for the October fashion week.
Some of the winner's editorial feature. Another favorite form the capsule aside from my entry. haha.

There's also a editorial video. Really fun to watch.

As Penshoppe post, this limited edition collection will be available by September 15 in selected stores, but they already give the names where you can get them for sure.

SM Megamall
SM Mall of Asia
SM Fairview
SM North Edsa
SM San Lazaro

And more stores to announce soon. 

You can also see Status Magazine online for the behind-the-scene of the Print Theory shoot. HERE. Grab Status Magazine September Style issue and most special these sneakers as they hit the stores. Go! Go!

Bye Bye

Bye Bye