Blog: Manila Fashion Observer
Tell us about your personal style?
Comfortable and casual, inspired by downtown NY and French girls
How do you usually put together your outfit for the day?
I think about the weather—rainy or sunny? Warm or cold? That's my deciding factor on which top and bottom I am going to wear. Then I think of which pair of shoes to wear with my outfit—will I be walking a lot? Do I need something waterproof? Is it just a quick run to the grocery? That's when I decide.
How do you make sure your look is not over-the top?
Running after an active toddler is enough reason not to go over the top. I hardly wear accessories because I know my daughter will end up trying to pluck out my earrings or wrestle a necklace or bangles off of me. The mere thought of running in heels gives me calluses already.
Where do you usually shop?
I shop everywhere. I buy from A.P.C., J.Crew, Madewell, Uniqlo, of course, Topshop and H&M. I used to shop a lot at sample sales, showrooms and outlet stores in NY. Now that we've moved back to Asia, I shop online the most. I like shopping in click and mortar boutiques like La Garconne, Satine, Maryam Nassir Zadeh, Totokaelo, Bird, Creatures of Comfort, and Jumelle because they are so well-edited. I splurge on shoes at Barneys and Bergdorf Goodman occasionally. I love Isabel Marant and Phoebe Philo.
What are your closet staples?
J Brand jeans, Repetto and French Sole flats, Chucks & Bensimon sneakers, TOMS, button downs and striped shirts.
Are you more of a shoe or bag person?
Both! I look for design and quality. I have more shoes than bags though. Guess that makes me a shoe person.
What's on your summer list?
- Nude X-cellent flatforms from 3.1 Phillip Lim
- Comme des Garcons x Jack Purcell sneakers in black
What gift would you love to receive on Mother's Day?
A Macbook Pro.
Tell us about your outfit, where will you wear it and what do you like most about it?
This outfit was worn while meeting friends to spend the afternoon eating and shopping with my toddler Berry in tow. This was taken while on holiday in Vancouver. If I were back home, I'd wear the exact same outfit sans leather jacket, scarf and clog booties and pair it with a pair of black Repetto ballet flats. What I love most about this outfit is that it's comfortable and it kept me warm.
Christine wore a top from Saint James, a cardigan from J.Crew, a Hoss Intropia jacket with J Brand jeans, Isabel Marant scarf, Celine Luggage and clog booties from No. 6.