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Style Files: Bestie Konisis

Get to know more about this care-free girl's sense of fashion.
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Name: Bestie Konisis
Age: 23
School: UP Diliman
Hometown: Quezon City

Unpredictable style. I have a pretty fickle fashion aesthetic. My style changes constantly, almost on a daily basis. It's always a reflection of my mood and the various things I encounter everyday.
Thrift shopper.
I shop everywhere! Malls, bazaars, online. I love eBay and Etsy, and of course, the many Multiply shops out there. But ukay-ukays are my favorite; the treasures simply never end!
Favorite fashion designer.
Marc Jacobs, Tsumori Chisato, Luella Bartley, Karl Lagerfeld, John Galliano, Louis Claparols, Vic Barba, Puey Quiñones and many more.
Always part of the outfit.
Something quirky. It could be a statement accessory, an unexpected flash of color, or some other unusual detail in the outfit. I just always try to keep it interesting.(:
Fashion inspiration.
Inspiration comes from all sorts of places. Magazines are a given, of course. The people I encounter everyday also inspire my outfits. But my favorite sources of inspiration are fashion blogs (The Clothes Horse, Liebemarlene Vintage, Elinkan) and street style sites (The Sartorialist, Hel-Looks, wardrobe_remix).
Style icon.
I adore the two Hepburns (Audrey and Katharine) for their iconic looks: the classic girly-girl and the androgynous rebel. Totally me! Haha. As for the "newbies", I love the styles of Zooey Deschanel, Alexa Chung and Agyness Deyn.
Style influence. My Mom has always had an influence on me. She's been dressing up in come-look-at-me outfits ever since I can remember, so I guess that's really what got me interested in fashion in the first place.
Multi-colored.
A rainbow! What can I say, I like color.(:
Stylish three.
Well-fitting jeans, plain white shirt, vintage jewelry.
Comeback trend. 50's dresses! I like 'em pretty and poofy.:D
Vintage finds. Several things, actually. But my favorite is a 1970's red-orange maxi dress that belonged to my grandmother. It has scalloped detailing and gorgeous embroidery. I just love it.

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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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