Monday, December 23, 2013

2013 Company Party♥

It was a toned-down Christmas party this year.  Without glitz and glamour!  But it was truly a fun and memorable night!  Even though a lot of companies decided not to have a party this year because of the series of calamities that our country is facing, our company's president still wanted to give back something to his beloved employees: For him it's a sign of thanksgiving to all who worked very hard for the company.

Themed: Back to 80's Party!  New wave music... and 80's rock ... really broke the house down...

One of the important highlights of our party: We won 1st price in the Christmas Caroling contest!!! Where we sang OPM christmas carols (1 day practice only)... Congratulations to my group mates!!! It was a WELL DESERVED WIN for BASE 5!

Simple yet memorable... that's how i can describe our party this year. 

Lastly before i forget: my outfit for the party #oftp (i really need to share this one-*wink!): It was inspired by Chanel's 2013 Spring Collection: 

Zara bomber jacket, LBT by Mango, Necklace: CC inspired gial pearl necklace by Fabuloustiy by Chiq♥, NYC suede wedge boots: Anthology shoes, Bag/purse: Chanel double flap calfskin

Happy holidays to all!♥

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Blues + Dots♥

These days netizens are so fond of doing selfies... Sad to say, I am not. :(

But I love sharing my styling on my Instagram and Facebook accounts.  

It's been a tradition here in our office to allow us to be on civilian clothes from December 16th til the 29th.  So I am really excited since I will be able to share something about my passion.

This is actually a late post: I wasn't able to go online yesterday since I am out with my cousin from Sydney. Last Tuesday, it's blue + dots! Top: Baby collar navy blue sleeveless blouson + trouser and polka dotted 3/4 blazer all from Mango. Accessories: Necklace: Stradivarious, Ring: Mango, Arm candies: Tory Burch square logo bangle +  Bvlgari half bangle bracelet and my all-time favorite vintage Bulova watch (i got this in 1995).

Tuesday, December 17, 2013


Every year we make it a point to treat our Tita Linda for her birthday.  Last year we had dinner at Italianni's in BGC... This year we treated her for a birthday lunch at Corazon located at the East wing of Edsa Shangrila Mall. (With surprise guests)  Actually I was also surprised: when my Tita Malou and cousins Ann & husband Mat with their little princess Tessa, Kaye and Enrico from Sydney came.  They just arrived from Sydney two days before the birthday of my Tita to surprise her and celebrate Christmas here in the Manila. 

Corazon (by Chef Florabel).  It specializes on Fil-Hispano cuisines. Much loved Paella Valenciana, Cabeza (calamares) , Castellano (Crispy pata), Escabeche and etc.  For dessert: my Tita loved their Halo-halo but I went for their Turon with peanut butter and mantecado ice cream.

Loved the ambiance!  The red and white swirled chairs and the concept of the resto!  We really enjoyed the sumptuous food that we had.  From Italian last year to Fil-hispano ... I so excited na for our next get together. 

We all have happy tummy after that!♥

Friday, December 13, 2013

Casting Call: Jean Clarence Santos♥

He was called back for casting!  (I'll be a stage Ninang, for sure!)  Out of 4,000+ kids who participated in the Gingersnaps Model Search, Lance was one of the 50 lucky kids.  He just turned 5 last Tuesday aside from his Minion cake surprise (which made him super happy), I know he will surely be happy about this news.  Double happiness for our boy!

Lance and his Minion birthday cake

To all who liked or ♥ the photos of Jean Clarence "Lance" Santos on Gingersnaps model search microsite... Thank you!  I hope he makes it to the Top 6... which will be announced on February 2014.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

HOLIDAY SALE 2013 at Fabulousity by Chiq♥

Only 13 days before Christmas...  Are you Christmas ready?

Holiday Sale at Fabulousity by Chiq♥ kicks off today December 12, 2013.  Up to 50% off on selected items and will run until December 31, 2013.

Fabulous items: up for grabs!!!

Visit my Instagram @fabulouschq : #fabchqholidaysale2013 
or facebook: for more details...

Merry Christmas and happy shopping!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Finally! Got my MNG suitcase♥

Last Sunday, December 8... I got my exclusive Mango 20 inch suitcase!  It's a promo of Mango: P10,000.00 single receipt / P8,000.00 single receipt purchase if you're a RCBC Mango cardholder.  The promo ended last Sunday also, I missed the last time they had a suitcase giveaway (2 years ago).  

It's totally cute! Love the polka dots design and the hot pink piping and zipper.

I can't wait to use it on my next travel adventure!

For Mango addicts like me: MANGO SALE starts tomorrow (December 12): Up to 50%  / Today (December 11): Exclusive sale preview for RCBC Mango cardholders

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Radiant Orchid for 2014♥

Before the year ends I am always excited to know the upcoming year's color.  Last year was Emerald green... this year it's Radiant Orchid.  This actually helps and guides me: on what are the dominant colors for 2014... since I am on fashion accessories making and retailing.

Radiant Orchid is a pink purple shade, very feminine... I love it!♥

According to Pantone: "Radiant Orchid emanates great joy, love and health."

So we will see more of this color this coming year!  How exciting is it to check out the shops ... seeing all these outfits and things having this shade... and the likes of fuchsia, pink and purple undertones.

Credits: Pantone website for the photo.

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Authentic Prada invades Fabulousity by Chiq♥

Pamper yourself this CHRISTMAS!!! It's time to reward yourself with something every girl would definitely LOVE!

Prada is a very popular Italian brand, known for its classic and versatile designs. This year I came across a friend from Italy who asked me to help her sell authentic Italian brand bags here in the Philippines.  Actually a lot of so-called "Authentic Prada bags" are circulating on online selling sites: facebook, sulit, instagram and etc. which are from China.  Selling it at a much lower price. I can really guarantee that the Prada bags on my shop are 100% Authentic and from Italy.  My friend is a resident of Milan, Italy, since the '90s.

At the moment here are some of the Authentic Prada bags available for PRE ORDER on my shop:
All are from Italy, comes with dust bag and authenticity card.

Prada Bauletto satchel BN1840/BN2032

*Signature nylon in brass hardware

*Inside zip pocket and multi-function pockets
*Zip top closure
*Dual strap with 4" drop

*Detachable shoulder strap
Dimension: (approx) 12 x 7.5.x 4 inches 

Prada Two way Logo Jacquard bag BN2032

*Denim jacquard with leather trim
*Dimension: approx. 11.8 x 8.66 x 6.69inches

For inquiries please text or line 0922 2530150 or PM me on

Happy Shopping!♥

Monday, December 02, 2013


Better of as friends...

That's what we are...

And always will...

Some times we have many questions in our head... why do we have to meet somebody whom we thought was already


That you've always prayed for...

And then you did not end up together...

When you've seen the MMKepisode last Saturday: Wedding Booth... well something quite similar to that...

You feel that there's magic..
every glance... every word you say..
there's something you can't explain...

 you complement and get along with each other well...

But the problem is you're not together... not a couple...


Years pass... then you suddenly bumped into each other again...

You will still feel the SPARK!!!

But you know in your heart that... 

That you can never be together...

Monday, November 25, 2013

Art Jotters♥

Well they say... ART runs in our family!  

I should've taken up Interior Design in College, but since my ate was already in Fine Arts Advertising in UST... (due to the high cost of art materials... i need to take up another course and that is Accounting).  Now her eldest son Red is taking up Animation at iAcademy and my niece her youngest daughter Ysl might take up either Multimedia or Visual Design next school year.

I am more on designs and styling (i can't really draw people)... my sister is way better than me!  She can really draw! 

And she was able to pursue her dream...

Now that she's just a plain housewife and his two children are grown up (1 in college and youngest 4th year high school), she had the time to paint...

Undeniably all are really gorgeous!

All our relatives and friends who sees her works... admired them... And most of them asks for it!

Long wait is over... 

She decided to reproduce some of her paintings through a memo pad or note pad... which she called Art Jotters.  It's a note pad that is spring bound, 5 x 6 inches in size, 100 cream blank pages.  You can get your own Art Jotter at my online shop Fabulousity by Chiq♥

Summer Solstice

Angel Bride


The Kiss (my sister's own version)

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Hello Kitty + Onch Movement = L♥Ve

Last year I got so addicted to the Hello Kitty accessories at F21.  It was a collaboration of F21 + Hello Kitty + Onch Movement.  I really fell in love with the accessories, but unfortunately it was out-of-stock right away when it was launched here at Forever 21 (SM North Edsa).  Luckily I was able to get the bracelet I have been eyeing online (from Hongkong).  

This year Onch movement launches it's new Hello Kitty accessories exclusively available at

Onch Movement is known for unique and edgy jewelry accessories (and are handmade from the US)... 

And I totally love it!♥

Onch x HK gold plated medallion
This fab necklace has a matching gold plated bracelet and earrings (sold separately).  It's quite pricey because it's 14K plated: $105.00 for the necklace, $69.00 for the bracelet and $66.00 for the earrings.  

Onch x HK candy chrome bow

My personal fave! Love the Hello Kitty classic BOW!  Necklace $66.00 and $55.00 for the earrings.

Onch x Hello Kitty: Dear Daniel
Multi colored faux glass pearl beads... with Hello Kitty and Daniel charms... at $125.00 for the necklace and $56.00 for the earrings.

Onch x Hello Kitty: Spiky
For an edgy chic...this one's for you! Spiked Hello Kitty head pendant with red classic bow... this costs a whopping: $95.00.

These accessories does not come cheap... But I really love it!  This will surely be included on my wishlist this Christmas... (*wink-wink!)

Credits: photos were grabbed at

Monday, November 18, 2013

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Fabchqcares♥ HELP in a little way we can...

Up to now I still can't believe that the Philippines will experience this kind of disaster (as they say it's one of the signs of global warning).  I feel lucky and blessed: that me, especially my family, relatives and friends are all safe.  
Aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda in Tacloban City, Philippines (Photo grabbed online)
Watching the aftermath of typhoon Yolanda on the local and foreign news... I can't help but cry (every time I see the footage on tv) that our brothers and sisters from the Visayas region suffered so match... the place was almost wiped out.

It was heartbreaking...

I can still remember when I was stranded in the office last 2009: Typhoon Ondoy.  Walking home from work the next morning... seeing the devastation... pile of cars/vehicles, trees on the streets and etc.  Yolanda WORSE than Ondoy! 

I know WE FILIPINOS can survive this!!! After every storm there's always HOPE!!!  

Let's HELP, and of course PRAY!!!

With this I think it's time for me to give back and SHARE my blessings...  No one has ever become POOR from GIVING!  2013 has some ups and downs for me personally... but I still feel that I am LUCKY!  I still can eat three meals a day... comfortable place to sleep. (my car was spared by Typhoon Ondoy and even if flood waters gushed in our family home: no major repair were done. )

Part of the amount of the items purchased from my online shop: Fabulousity by Chiq♥ will be donated to the victims of Typhoon Yolanda.  This is aside from the little amount I am planning to share for our brothers and sisters in the Visayas region.

Friday, November 08, 2013

Caroline pearl necklace♥

Why Caroline? Well if you're familiar with the US sitcom Two Broke Girls... this necklace was inspired by the one worn by Beth Berhs a.k.a. "Caroline Channing" on the show.  In any outfit that she wore on the show (even her work clothes): she uses this necklace. I really love it!

Photo grabbed online: 2 Broke Girls
After a few months of drooling over this gorg neckpiece... since I am into accessory making I decided to give it a shot! It was something that I really wanted... so why not try doing it.

Spent a couple of hours...


Tadah! I have made my very own version of the necklace.

Caroline pearl necklace
If you want it: I can make one especially for you... Just visit my online shop Fabulousity by Chiq♥ fill-out ORDER FORM.

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Stack bracelets are back: for the HOLIDAYS!♥

Minty rose stretchy and Minty beads & chains stretchy arm candies

For the holidays I am bringing back stack bracelets! Fabulousity by Chiq♥ is famous for fabulous stack bracelets!  Actually it's one of the most salable items in my online shop.

Sweet and Dainty! Peg: Pastel and Bold!!! Roses + pearls + colored beads + chains + resin + metal bangles...♥

Roses and pearls mish mash bracelets in Coral

Roses & pearls mish mash bracelets in Lavender

Roses & pearls mish mash bracelets in Peach

Roses & Pearls mish mash bracelets in White

TB inspired shawn resin bangle-duo in pink & white

TB inspired shawn resin bangle duo in aqua and plum

TB inspired shawn resin bangle in black and pink

TB inspired shawn resin bangle duo in orange, green & yellow
At Fabulousity by Chiq♥there is a stack bracelet for every personality!

Monday, November 04, 2013

My first PANDORA♥

I really don't want to get hooked with this bracelet...(coz I know what will happen next)   Pandora jewelry costs a fortune knowing that some of the charms, bracelets are made of sterling silver only.  Charms/pendants costs  ranges from P1,570.00 to P9,000.00.  Got my liking to these cuties: from my sister who influenced me... accompanying her to Pandora stores.. made me also want to have my own... Actually I really wanted the one's with gold but it's too expensive.  The bracelet with gold lock costs a whooping P13,000.00. (way too expensive for me)  I got the sterling silver bracelet instead here it costs around P4,570.00.  

For my charms: I wanted something that really describes my personality, places I want to go to, my likes, hobbies and etc.

At the moment I have these charms: Statue of Liberty, Eiffel Tower, Vintage sunglasses, Pandora Bow bag, Openwork Butterfly swarm charms. 

More charms to go!

My current wishlist include: Vintage Stiletto, Handbag with pink zirconia gem,  Abstract silver safety chain, Vintage mirror, Princess tiara charms...

So this is my first Pandora bracelet...

I feel...

Every girl wishes to have her own... 

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Woods♥

Look#7: The Woods
Still on the earthy tones for Fall... Chose the dress for its Forestry print, which is actually the focal point of the whole look. 
Outfit from Mango: Landscape print oversize dress, added gold accessories from Fabulousity by Chiq♥'s Timeless Tortoise and Fall/Winter 2013 Collection to spice up the whole ensemble.  
Finished it up with Mango Touch's ankle boots and a leather clutch(which are really a must-have this season).

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Someone did this to me..

Now I know how it feels...  Just experienced it this morning.  SAD and pissed!  I posted pictures of the bracelets I sell on my online shop and in a matter of minutes... it appeared on somebody else's online store. 

She grabbed my photos directly from my facebook page.  Well, I guess it's my fault since I forgot to put watermarks on my photos.  

Lesson learned...

Maybe if she asked me if she could use my photo... I would have allowed her... But photo grabbing without the permission of the owner...Haay... really synonymous to STEALING!  It's a personal property of the person who took the photo.  I'm 100% sure it was my photo, because I am the one who took it, on top of my worktable...(I should know...)

At times, yes we grab photos from the internet, websites and etc... I do that sometimes for my blog... but I give credit to the site where I got the photos...  

Maybe she does not know what R-E-S-P-E-CT means...

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Cobalt blue + Zebra print♥

 I have a meeting to attend today.  Office uniform from Monday to Friday I always look forward going to work on Saturdays because I will be able to do some fashionising for myself.  For today for a change I need to go to work on civilian clothes...Corporate business attire: I don't want to wear the good-classic black trouser and a plain or printed top.  That's really too boring for me! So I went for Zebra prints trousers: since it's more on black and white/animal prints this season and to add some pop of color a Cobalt blue blouse and of course a black tailored blazer (the whole ensemble are from Mango).  

High heel pumps from Lady Rustan (excuse the stained vinyl office floor)
 Nowadays it's really hard to find a comfortable high heel pumps, our company does not allow us to wear peep toe shoes... good thing I found this high heel pumps with 1-1/2" platform at Lady Rustan (Rustan's department store-Edsa Shangrila).  

To top it all, of course I will never forget to accessorize! 

 Bag: Michael Kors Black Python Tote 
Arm candies: Cartier double headed panthere bangle and MMJ turnmock candy bracelet 

Monday, October 21, 2013

Brown hues♥

New Look from Fabulousity by Chiq♥ - Lookbook 2013

Brown hues, earth tones: most common color during Fall / Autumn season.  

Scarf, baroque, regal, vintage prints...

Ankle boots or knee high boots...

Chain links, huge chains...(necklaces and bracelets)

For the bracelets, please visit Fabulousity by Chiq♥

Saturday, October 19, 2013


Plaid or checkered prints are back for FALL/WINTER 2013!

I really love the red checkered trouser that I got from Mango. In the 90's I remember having same red trouser...In fashion everything goes round in circles... I am into printed bottoms instead of wearing jeans/denims.  Matched it with black top and blazer both from MNG also.  

For the accessories: Gold bangle + Cross pendant necklace (both from MNG also).  Bucket shoes from Ferretti. 

Yes, I love Mango... love all of their clothes and accessories... I am a Mango addict since they opened their first store here in the Philippines...

Friday, October 18, 2013

Let this be our PRAYER♥

It's been 3 days since a 7.2 earthquake hit the Visayas region.  I was at home (since its a holiday) when my mom asked me to open the television so we can hear the latest on the quake in Bohol.  When I saw the footage of the devastation especially the old and historic churches I was totally devastated.  I completely remember my experience of the July 16, 1990 earthquake that struck Manila.  

Last night I watched the Loboc children's choir sang Josh Groban's The Prayer at TV patrol its was really moving.. and then slowly tears went falling down my face... (The choir had won various awards abroad). To view the video click on the link: Loboc Children's Choir moves nation to tears from

Goosebumps... all over as the choir sang ...(feels like angels went down from heaven) as pictures of the devastation was's a message of HOPE for all of us Filipinos...

With this we should keep the faith... Trust in the LORD...  The challenges that we are facing ... should always make us strong... We must ALL help each other to rebuild... to be one NATION!!!  And offer each day to GOD!!! 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Jean Clarence Santos for Gingersnaps♥

Photo entries of my nephew Jean Clarence or Lance as we call him were already approved and uploaded on Gingersnaps model search site.  Actually this was Lance's second time to join an online contest.  The first was in 2010 where he won 2nd place but unfortunately it was a bogus Facebook site and we did not get the price.  We just tried it: to see if Lance has a chance to win on any online contest.  

Lance is a looker... every where we go he always catches the attention of people.  

Lance's winning picture at Baby Talk Contest in 2010
He's now 4 years old turning 5 on December.  He is a Star Pupil in his class: K1 - Starbright at Bright Star Learning Center in Marikina City.  At 2 he can finish a 15 piece puzzle, aside from that he loves reading.  
For toys: He loves Thomas the train, he enjoys constructing the wooden tracks by himself, Toy Story characters and at the moment Minions are his favorite.

Here are Lance's photo entries for Gingersnaps Model Search:  I just hope he will be chosen. :)

Preppy Look

Lance loves wearing his Fedora hat

Gingersnaps prepster

You may also vote for his photos by clicking this link: Jean Clarence F. Santos: Gingersnaps Model Search 2013 Entry

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