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This Cool Girl's Style Is a Stylish Cross Between Pulp Fiction and Breakfast at Tiffany's

Plus more of her prized possessions inside!
IMAGE Bella Abad | https://www.instagram.com/ciaoysabella/

An old soul who strongly believes in spontaneous adventures, insane weekends, music that gives you shivers, and shopping until your feet hurt, cool girl Bella Abad admires the lives and works of Grace Kelly and Valentino. Her ultimate dream? To travel to Paris to indulge in incredible art, and impeccable cuisine while listening to music by jazz musician Billie Holiday. Get to know Bella more as she shares her style mood board with a dash of beauty. 

  1. Name: Bella Abad
  1. Call me maybe: My friends like to call me B.

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  1. Follow me on: My IG at @ciaoysabella!
  1. My style character: I'd say that my style is where Pulp Fiction meets Clueless and Breakfast at Tiffany's.

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  1. My no-fail style equation: The classic style combo for me would be a basic top, a pair of ankle-length pants, low cut sneakers, and silver wrist wear from Pandora.
  1. My go-to brands: Zara and Topshop are stores I can never resist!

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  1. Colors that make my heart skip a beat: I usually gravitate towards neutral colors. But recently, I've been obsessed with all things olive green and peach.
  1. Fashion trend I can't ever live without: I will always love black culottes that end just right above the ankle! It's a flattering piece that makes the body look longer.

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  1. My beauty-must-haves: I love Buxom Full On Lip Cream in White Russian, the classic NARS blush in Orgasm, and of course, Neutrogena Ultra Sheer sunscreen.
  1. Beauty trend I simply don't understand: Tattooed makeup. I'm all for natural beauty.

  1. I can't leave the house without: Definitely my phone!
  1. Fave shopping tip: Always invest in quality basics! Before purchasing an item, think of how it could be paired with the other items in your closet.

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  1. Must-follow: I admire the style of The Line Up on Youtube. If you're looking for a beauty fix, head over to @violette_fr and @allanaramaa!
  1. Style philosophy: I believe that confidence comes when you are comfortable in what you wear. A classic cut, pleasing colors, and no frills.

Simplicity is key!

  1. Favorite splurge: I never really splurge. It's my parents that surprise me on special occasions! My prized possession is a vintage cross body Chanel bag.

Whose style mood board do you want to see next? Tweet us at @candymagdotcom, and you just might see her next week!

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Janelle Yau
Fashion and Beauty Assistant
The Rebecca Bloomwood of Manila. I spend half of my time obsessing about the latest fashion craze, and the other half overthinking and over-analyzing just about anything under the sun. When I’m not busy as a bee playing with fifty shades of pink lippies, you can probably catch me swiping my plastic for yet another pair of shiny, pointed gold flats.
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To the Person Who Does Not Know Any 1D Song

By: CJ Reyno

Never in my wildest dream I imagined to meet someone who does not know a single One Direction song or who does not even know, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, and err… Zayn Malik. How did you spend your teenagehood without listening to their songs? The disrespect to my #StyPayHorLikSon. My initial reaction, Vas Happenin’?

Since I was 12 years old, that was way back on 2012, One Direction songs have been my official life soundtrip, my go-to songs whenever I feel happy, sad, mad, excited, and etch. I can still remember how people went crazy just to attend their concert here in the Philippines. I must admit, I was one of those. LOL. The group was also dubbed as, “The Biggest Boyband in the World”. They were an era. You really left me in awe when you told me that you do not know a single One Direction song. Their songs are gold. But I was a little hopeful when a new messaged popped up on our conversation, “Hey I know one, Make You Beautiful”.

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You do not know how my world collapsed after reading your message. I would like to say that I appreciate the effort, thanks, but they do not have a song entitled, Make You Beautiful, because it is, What Makes You Beautiful. I tried to explain but you said that they are just the same. (Tip: Never fight with a Directioner when it comes to this because we will not let our guards down). No! They are not the same. How can you make this big mistake? LOL. What Makes You Beautiful is One Direction’s debut song. Almost everyone knows this, “you’re insecure, don’t know what for,” ring a bell? The music video of this surpassed 1 billion views on Youtube. On my 21 years of existence, you are the very first person who told me this “I-Thought-It-Was-A-Joke-But-You-Are-Serious” statement.

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As a persuasive fangirl, I thought to myself that I should make you appreciate their music, that you should know that it is What Makes You Beautiful, not Make You Beautiful. The group may be in hiatus but their music is and will always remain superior. You are hard-headed lad. We even when to the point where you challenged me to treat so I can make you watch their music video. Am I even surprised that I agreed to this? HAHA. I feel like an agent trying to persuade her customer to buy a property on our company. You do not know how happy I was when you sent me your video listening to What Makes You Beautiful. I felt like I successfully closed a deal with my client. Not to exaggerate but I really jumped because of happiness after watching your video. It was the first message I checked that morning. Thank you for your effort, so much appreciated. Funny how our conversation starts with your innocence on One Direction until it goes deeper and last longer. Up All Nigh conversations which turned to almost Midnight Memories. Ironic how a Directioner had developed an admiration on someone who dislikes her favorite boys? Just like One Direction’s song, Change My Mind, “Never felt like this before. Are we friends or are we more?” I guess, like Liam’s line on Love You Goodbye, “It's inevitable everything that's good comes to an end. It's impossible to know if after this we can still be friends.”

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I was happy that I made you listen to One Direction. At least I made you appreciate and made you aware that there is a song called, What Makes You Beautiful, not Make You Beautiful. I am happy that you already found your Girl Almighty. Wish me luck on finding my Summer Love. xoxo, Your Directioner friend

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