Style Files: Gillian Uang

This chick from Cebu shares her vintage watch collection from her dad.

photos courtesy of Gillian Uang

November 6, 2010 10:00 am

Name: Gilliian Stephanie Uang
Age: 21 y
School: College of Architecture and Fine Arts, University of San Carlos – Technological Center
Hometown: Cebu City, Philippines

Clean lines with a kick. I'd say my style is a contradiction. I usually execute an outfit by presenting a bridge between femininity and masculinity!  I love flowy pieces paired with structured accessories. I usually tend to invest on classics. If  I do follow trends, I tweak them and make them my own. My style usually projects simple clean lines with quirky punches into it. Generally I follow the philosophy “proportion is everything”.  More than half of my clothes had to be tailored to fit me just because I am abnormally tiny for my age. I believe you can pull of any look as long as you adjust it to your body proportions! Fashion is definitely an architecture!
Shopping haven.
I shop everywhere, even down to thrift stores!  I see potential in everything and brands don’t matter to me at all. As long as you can pull it off who needs a tag? haha!
Favorite fashion designer.
Mique Yapching for the local scene. And for the international hub, recently I’ve been raving about Marchesa! Hats off to Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig for Marchesa’s SPRING/SUMMER 2011 collection.
Always wearing...
Any of my Dad’s vintage watches! I just love how it’s stylish in an understated way.
The classic girl.
I get inspired by girls from the late '50s. It’s not more on what they wear but how they wear it! I love how they dress up wherever they are going, even in the groceries, and they always look proper! Also the '20s era, when they wore loose silhouettes, I appreciate flowing pieces and detail to the bone!
Style icon.
I have loads! But right now it’s Alexa Chung‘s qurikiness, Rachel Zoe’s urban style and  Anna Wintour’s polished sense and Clemence Poesy’s relaxed vibe!
Influential art.
The arts! I believe having to study in a school that’s art driven really helped in the evolvement of my style. You see things differently and appreciate the weirdest things! I love it!
Closet palette.
Neutrals! I have a lot of whites,creams and grays and the occasional pop of color! I don’t believe in that "little black dress" that’s supposed to save your life at times of fashion crises. The little white dress does it for me! I do have some black pieces that I just recently bought but no black dresses here!
Never ever!
Neon colored skinny jeans! Ask anyone, I never fell under the trap of neon skinnies! Haha I knew they were gonna be a trend but that trend just doesn’t work for me or my style. Some people look good on it, I just didn’t bother wearing it in the first place. It’s one of those “they’re not me” pieces.
The basics.
A man’s watch, a white long-sleeved buttoned down polo and neutral colored  V-neck shirts.
Trend rebirth.
Definitely full on skirts from the late '40s and '50s! I just wanna see it’s modern take! I can just imagine it now, full on skirts paired with tops with low backlines! cute! teeheee
Pop's vintage.
I have a lot of vintage pieces. Not only do I thrift but my mom has the weirdest pieces, which I appreciate a lot. But my favorite piece has to be from my dad. It’s a vintage watch that was passed down to him from my Grandfather then to me! Around 40 - 50 years old or so.

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4.82 out of 5 | Number of Votes: 23


  • liz 1
    GO YANYAN!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Feb 10 2011 @ 10:54pm
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  • macy 2
    She's such a big hit here in Cebu! Also her bestfriend, Kryz Uy. You guys should do a Cebu article and include them! hehehehehe
    Dec 29 2010 @ 06:58pm
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  • gillian 3
    thanks everyone and Candy!

    I just found out that there's this comment section!

    here's my blog to those who are asking :)
    Nov 28 2010 @ 12:56pm
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  • vampdubistaaa 4
    Aww. How cuuuuute! :3
    Nov 20 2010 @ 05:40pm
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  • Lily 5
    Nov 15 2010 @ 09:04pm
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  • karen 6
    Nov 11 2010 @ 07:49pm
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  • liz 7
    simple and classic! LOVE!
    Nov 11 2010 @ 06:09pm
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  • tutugirl 8
    love her!
    Nov 10 2010 @ 07:23pm
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  • anna 9
    pins?! woah! She is very creative
    Nov 10 2010 @ 09:33am
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  • antonette 10
    wow! Cebuano Pride! Totally relatable. How to wear simple clothes with style!
    Nov 09 2010 @ 06:56pm
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  • lee 11
    love all her looks! She's so pretty! Candy should do a shoot in CEBU!
    Nov 09 2010 @ 02:57pm
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  • skygirl 12
    She is very pretty! What's the url of her blog? I like her dress in the third photo...
    Nov 09 2010 @ 01:24pm
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  • Lisa 13
    CUTIE!! I like that parang she mixes classic inspiration with modern!
    Nov 08 2010 @ 09:09pm
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  • Ellen 14
    wow. girl from Cebu. soo pretty
    Nov 08 2010 @ 11:53am
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  • honey_00 15
    She's so cute! It's nice that her clothes are wearable yet stylish in her own way!
    Nov 07 2010 @ 10:52pm
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  • chingdynasty 16
    yey! Cebu pride!
    Nov 07 2010 @ 08:29pm
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  • trish 17
    Pretty!!!!!! I Love that she's simple with a kick! I appreciate her quirky vibe! Not everyone can pull that off! What's the name of her blog?
    Nov 07 2010 @ 08:11pm
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  • krissa 18
    love some of her styles but she's too flashy. not feeling her at all... all blaaahs *@^#()
    Nov 07 2010 @ 06:51pm
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  • michelle 19
    ganda! and she's a genius! Who would think of wearing masculine watches?! Love it! totally chic!
    Nov 07 2010 @ 04:59pm
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  • chic 20
    i love the way it was taken. so fresh!
    Nov 06 2010 @ 10:34pm
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  • chick_lOves_pink 21
    photo no.5 wer did you buy your beanie?
    Nov 06 2010 @ 10:08pm
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  • Annny 22
    "quote: who needs a tag?" correct!
    Nov 06 2010 @ 08:12pm
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  • lourieth.alatraca 23
    Nov 06 2010 @ 12:56pm
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  • raven04 24
    . . .she is not beautiful. . .but she is cute
    Nov 06 2010 @ 12:54pm
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  • keziah123 25
    you look great
    Nov 06 2010 @ 12:02pm
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