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Style Files: Lia Carmela Delfin

Find out who this stylish girl from Iloilo gets her fashion inspiration and influence from by going through some of her best looks!
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Name: Lia Carmela Delfin
Age: 22
City: Iloilo
School: West Visayas State University


Bright style. It will always be fun, quirky, and full of patterns. I cannot NOT be colorful. I feel incomplete without bursts of colors.
Online shopping. Because there's not much outlet stores here in our province, I usually shop online. I prefer local boutiques as well, to spare myself from shipping fees. For shoes, I consider Asian Vogue as my number one shoe authority.
Style icons. I especially love Laureen Uy and Kookie Buhain's adventurous style. They always achieve the perfect balance between girly-ness, edge, and punk. My international style icon is Flavia Desgranges Van Der Linden of fashioncoolture.com.br. Her style is very achievable and I love her hair!
Maternal influence. My mom influences my style a lot! I grew up watching her dress up and change outfits from day-to-day. It's interesting though that at present, it's already me who influences her style. I love borrowing and trading outfits with her.
Colorful closet. There's no dominant color in my closet. I adore bright colors and prints. Brown, black, and white are the colors I own the least.
Must-have. Thick, vintage bangles - they go along with any outfit and give me that instant bohemian feel. For colorful accessories, Bubbles necklaces are my favorite.
Never ever. Tops with plunging necklines! I have been exploring various trends but I always try my best to be as wholesome as I can. I believe that being sexy doesn't always mean showing too much skin.
Trendy rebirth. Balloon skirts with petticoats underneath! I would love to make a little twist by wearing them with bright pieces.
Steal purchase. Leather pants for P50 from a thrift shop! I've been eyeing an almost similar pair from People are People a week before that, so I was very grateful that I didn't buy them on impulse. Imagine how much I have saved!
Grandma's vintage. A black, knitted cardigan from my grandma. I never fail to receive compliments whenever I wear it. It's more than 20 years old and it's handmade!

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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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