Thursday, November 29, 2012


Christmas is just around the corner!  I'll be sharing my gift ideas for moms, mothers, nanay, mama... whatever we call them.  For our stylist, fashionista or even our simple mommies... give a gift of fashion, for sure they'll love it! 
All items are available at my online store at: Fabulousity by Chiq Santos♥ feel free to visit it anytime... 
This is the part#1 of my gift ideas... watch out for more!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Organize your accessories

I am super OC when it comes to organizing and arranging my things.  I want all of them in a proper place, nicely, neatly stored.  Sometimes i do it by color, kind or brand... but that really depends.

Since I love fashion jewelries or accessories... i really have tons of them at home... to make them always looking like new, and to be able to locate them right away when i need to use them... I really make it a point to store them properly.  I usually put away and keep those which are not in season. 

Stack-able acrylic containers for my bracelets, chain necklaces or anything that would fit in it.  I usually stack together bracelets by kind or brand.  For the necklaces I do it by color: if it's gold or silver finish.

Bangles/cuff bracelets goes to this small plastic crate its also stack-able.   I put them inside organza pouches or zip lock bags so they will be protected from dust.  I have a plastic chopsticks container I also use it for storing my other bangles and cuffs, pasta jars or paper towel holder is also a great alternative in stacking your bangles and cuff bracelets.

I'm not so fetish on earrings... often times i get irritations on my ears when i use them (not real gold earrings), so as much as possible i really refrain from using them.  For the few pairs of earrings I have, my friend gave me this Hello Kitty earrings organizer i just hang them there, or if the earrings comes with the box I just leave it there as is.

For my bead necklaces i hang them in this small black polka dots mannequin organizer with rotatable hooks. 

Rings my LOVE! Aside from bracelets...i really love rings... I bought this black suede ring organizer... I enjoy arranging this from time to time! ♥

They say they aren't real... yes, but some of them costs a fortune also... that is why we should take care of them, and make them looking like new always.

Here are some ideas for organizing your jewelry be it real or just an accessory: I often search and browse online to find new and exciting organizing tips, most of the time i pin it on my pinterest account.

1. Vanity mirror jewelry organizer: (I am meaning to get this one!) It's on sale now on Groupon at P4,699.00 (Original value P7,000.00) comes in white, dark walnut, cherry wood, black or pink.

2. Frame jewelry organizer: Use this for organizing your earrings and necklaces - either by putting hooks, chicken wire, strings across, or you can even put a cork board and use pins to hang them.  It will also be a nice decor for your wall.

3. Wine bottles bracelets organizer: Just stack your bracelets, bangles or cuffs on your empty wine bottles.  Looks really good right?!

4. T-bar jewelry display organizer: Synthetic leather T-bar jewelry display organizer, we often see this on jewelry shops (also available in suede material).  You can use this for bracelets, bangles and even for your watches. I have one like this at home.
5. Small porcelain bowls and saucers: Align different designs of small porcelain bowls or saucers in your drawer to keep or organize your rings, bracelets, earrings, necklaces, brooches and other small accessories.  You can also use melawares there are a lot of nice designs you can choose from  and you can find at the houseware section of any department store.
6. Ice cube tray: Use this for your small accessories: bracelets, rings, earrings and brooches. Stack them inside your drawer for a multilayer alternative jewelry organizer. (Aside from accessories you can also use this for buttons, pins, threads and etc. that can fit its compartment)  You can also find ice cube trays with cover.

For more storage finds: You can visit the following shops:
  •  Howards Storage World-Philippines their store is at the 6th Level of Shangrila Plaza Mall other stores are at Robinsons Place Manila and Greenbelt 5;
  •  Japan Home / Daiso - For low-priced storage containers usually costs between P66.00 to P88.00 per piece - stores are found in various malls here in Metro manila;
  • Saizen - same as Japan Home or Daiso - shops are located in Robinsons Malls.
Credits: Some of the photos are grabbed online mostly from Pinterest.

Happy Organizing!♥

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Hello Kitty Christmas at The North♥

I feel I am 8 years old again! At last I was able to visit the Hello Kitty Village at The Block-SM North Edsa.  I was meaning to see the exhibit... And when I got there it was really fulfilling. ;)  Seeing the little houses with decors and cute Hello Kitty items... I love it!♥  (Sorry for the blurred photos... i forgot to bring my camera... i just used my phone's cam to take the photos)

Hello Kitty Cafe

Hello Kitty Mainhall

Hello Kitty Cake shop

Hello Kitty Activity Hall

Hello Kitty Cake shop by Bread talk
The exhibit opened last November 10 and will run until January 6, 2013. There are also other Hello Kitty activities there like Meet & Greet, HK Luxe Collection exhibit and others... So if you're an avid fan, collector of Hello Kitty... this is a must see exhibit!

Hello Kitty Toiletries♥

While shopping for toiletries the other day at Watsons, i passed by the racks ... full of Hello Kitty toiletries: such as Bath and shower gel, lip gloss, hand lotion and etc. which are really so cute!  I tried smelling the bath and shower gel - it's raspberry scent!♥  Of course I bought one and i also got the hand lotion! ;)

Hello Kitty Scribbles Bath & Shower gel
Hello Kitty Flower Collection Hand lotion with a small HK charm

Hello Kitty is everywhere this season... After the Forever 21 launch of the Hello Kitty Forever Collection, now Watsons is carrying its own HK Collection.  The toiletries are made in China and manufactured by The Beauty Care Corporation.  They carry wide range of Hello Kitty products, I was really amazed on the things that I saw on their Facebook account: Hello Kitty - Perfumes:Toiletries: Cosmetics.  I have learned that they don't only manufacture shower and bath gels they also have perfumes, cosmetics and other HBA products.  The Hello Kitty Flower and Scribbles Collection are the ones available at Watsons.  I hope Watsons will also bring their 2013 Hello Kitty Collection of Beauty Care Company here because they are really so cute!

Hello Kitty Boutique Collection

Hello Kitty Black Magic Collection
Photos are grabbed from: Hello Kitty.Diamond

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Paris on my mind...

Some of my Paris inspired collection

Aside from Hello Kitty items, this year I started collecting Paris inspired stuff, from notebooks, stationery, accessories, and etc.  This came about when I did my I Love Paris Collection (in my online shop: Fabulousity by Chiq♥) last February 2012 I really was inspired doing it.  One of my greatest dream is visiting Paris...

I Love Paris♥ Collection available at Fabulousity by Chiq Santos♥
 Here is my I Love Paris♥ Collection.  These are my own designs and creations... to see more of this: please click on the link: I love Paris Collection - Fabulousity by Chiq Santos♥

Paris passport holder (from Simple joys) & Eiffel card/photo clip (Fabulous knick♥knacks and Trinkets from Fabulousity by Chiq♥)
Simple joys at SM Mega mall carries a number of Paris inspired items: passport & cardholder, coin purses, boxes, organizers, figurines...some of them are really pricey but cute!  The Eiffel card and photo clip you can get it from my shop:  Fabulous knick♥knacks and trinkets

Betsey Paris Eiffel Heart toggle bracelet
Betsey Paris Eiffel Heart stretch bracelet

These two bracelets are a part of my Betsey Johnson collection!  I have several Betsey stuff maybe i can also share it here soon.  I got some of the items here like the stretch bracelet (at but for my other Betsey stuff, I usually ask my friends in the US to get it for me there. I really love her jewelry designs because its very unique and trendy!♥

Hopefully I can visit this wonderful place soon...  

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Baroque Fever

Baroque may be described today as art, craft and design.  Baroque patterns are similar or the same as the Ornate and Victorian, it's very classic and elegant.

Baroque Dress-photo grabbed from Fashionising
Marchesa and Dolce & Gabbana

Fashion trends this season we will see more of this:  in clothes, accessories and etc.

Prada released their own version Baroque sunglasses... (which i really, really like!) It has round frames, elegant-baroque inspired scrolls sculpt the temples, gradient black lenses and metal lettering logo. To view the collection click on the link:

Prada Minimal Baroque sunglasses-in black
Mango also has its own Baroque patterns on their collection.

Baroque Velvet Dress-Mango

You can also find baroque prints/designs at Plains & Prints (photos on the collage: grabbed from Plains & Prints)

Kate Middleton-inspired collection-Plains & Prints

So as you can see Baroque prints are everywhere! What are you waiting for ... be sure to have at least one Baroque print item in your closet!


Friday, November 16, 2012

Hello Kitty+Forever21 is ♥♥♥

   I'm excited about this...and i can't wait to hit Forever 21 this weekend...hopefully tomorrow!♥  I'm a SANRIO and of course Hello Kitty fan since I was a kid, and I'm really happy that for the 2nd time Hello Kitty collaborated with Forever 21...

I love the things that i saw on the photos posted at F21 blog:  You can view it here: 

Aside from clothes and fashion accessories there are other items in the collection.  I just hope they would also give freebies... Like what they gave when they launched it in Japan. 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Michael Kors Saffiano Hamilton Satchel

One of my new babies this year is this MK Saffiano Hamilton Satchel/Tote in black with gold hardware.

This bag really caught my attention... when I saw this online at Michael Kors website.   But at first I have second thoughts about getting the Saffiano material, because I am afraid that it's not real leather, i did some research online and found out that its the same material that Prada (Prada Saffiano Lux tote)  use in their bags.  Unlike the regular pebbled leather material of MK Hamilton, saffiano is more sturdy and scratch fee since its textured. 

Very stylish... goes with any outfit!  Though its not that roomy for me...since I am used to have bigger bags than this... But i love carrying it anywhere.

It's double purpose: a handbag and shoulder bag in one (because of its additional strap);   Magnetic enclosure; three inner pockets: one of which is with zipper and  two slip pockets; a padlock, key and other hardware with MK stamping.  It comes with a dust bag and care card.

Inside the bag: MK signature lining, three pockets and a key holder

"MICHAEL" embossed on the leather tag of the zip pocket

MK padlock & key (can really open the padlock)

"MICHAEL" stamping

Care card

There are several versions and  two sizes of MK Hamilton Satchel/Tote:

  • Sizes: 
MK Hamilton woven satchel with gold hardware/ Small size: 9"H x12-3/4"Wx5-1/2"D

MK Hamilton vanilla leather tote w/golden trim & hardware/Large size:13"Hx14"x6-1/4"d
  • Materials:

MK Hamilton Large Monogram tote/Material: PVC MK monogram

MK Hamilton Satchel with silver hardware/Material: Leather
MK Hamilton satchel with gold hardware/Material: Dyed-Calf hair

  • Hardware: Gold and Silver
  • Colors: variety of colors available (i also love the luggage:which is actually Tan and purple)
Here in the Philippines - these bags are available at Michael Kors stores: Edsa Shangrila Mall and Greenbelt 5 or you can purchase it online.

"Saffiano is a textured leather, meaning that it is a treated leather made with the texture pressed on it by a machine. It gives the leather a cross-hatch finish, which is a special diagonal pattern that is patented by Prada. This calf hide leather is also finished with a wax treatment. As a result, the leather is pretty much scratch resistant and durable (just don't try it with your razor)."*

Monday, November 12, 2012

Color Forecasts 2013

I love reading anything about fashion and styling: magazines, books, online via web.  I usually visit a couple of site to update myself of the upcoming trends especially before the year ends.  I visited Pantone's site and here are some of the color forecasts for 2013.   Pantone: The company is best known for its Pantone Matching System(PMS), a proprietary color space used in a variety of industries, primarily printing, though sometimes in the manufacture of colored paint, fabric, and plastics.  

According to Pantone these are their color forecast for Spring 2013...  With these colors what do you think will be 2013's color of the year?  Just a hunch... I think it'll be either Emerald or Grayed jade...  something on the green shade side...

Let's just wait and see what will be 2013 color of the year...

Color palette grabbed from

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Lookbook 2012 updates♥

One of the local clothing brands i love is Plains and Prints. Their designs are very classic... it will surely not go out of style.  In here i chose Jaguar ring and Dramatic black & gold mixed bracelets from my collection.  Shoes from Aldo, and bag of course YSL Cabas chyc tote (wish list).

 Red seems to be this season's color, well ... Christmas is just around the corner.  Found this embellished top and slim fit trousers from Mango and cute mini metalized bag, shoes from Sugarfree. And finished it up with Reddissimo statement ring and Cherry & cream mixed bracelets from my collection.

I love animal prints... i don't know why... but i find really glamorous!  Top and trousers from Mango... I love wide leg trousers it really hides if your ties are on the heavy side ;) From my collection i chose: Thai elephant chunky necklace and the Dramatic black & gold mixed bracelets. Leno platform pumps from Michael Antonio,  and of course don't forget the bag... its Michael Kors Hamilton Satchel!

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