Style Files: Mafe Escasinas

Get to know why she compares her style with a chameleon.
  |  Jan 16, 2010
photos courtesy of Mafe Escasinas
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Name: Mafia Escasinas
Age: 19 yrs old
School: De La Salle - College of Saint Benilde
Hometown: San Juan, Metro Manila

Anything goes. I call myself a chameleon when it comes to my style. I dress according to the mood I'm in. I could be all styled up if I feel like it or sometimes I'd just wear my dad's or my little bro's over-sized shirts and leggings to school whenever I feel lazy.
Shopping haven. I have never been a brand conscious person. There are days were I'll indulge myself in shops like ZARA, Topshop, and the like, but rummaging though thrift shops and vintage stores are still the best! Especially if you happen to get items from high end lines like Chanel.
Favorite fashion designer. There are tons of designers that I love, like Thakoon, Marc Jacobs, and Karl Lagerfield. But if I have to choose one, it would have to be Vivienne Westwood. She's just really crazy in an artistic-fashion way. Her designs embody my love for both music and fashion. Mich Dulce is also one of my faves! :)
Always part of the outfit. There's always this necklace I wear. It just goes well with everything really. I found the pendant while we were cleaning my cousin's room, and just made it into a necklace. It looks vintage and rock-and-roll-ish.
Inspired. Music has always been really inspiring. I wake up in the morning, turn on some music that I feel like listening to on that day, and just be taken away with it.
Favorite style icon. Some people might not agree with me but I really like the style of the Olsen twins. They may look all weird and stuff, but it works for me. I guess I'm just weird that way (haha!). I like them because their style is fun and full of character.
Style influence. My style is influenced by everything: growing up and exploring whatever is out there. People I get to meet and read about; music that I discover and love, places and culture I get to see and witness. These things influence my style. I guess that's the reason why I don't really have a definite style. It's all over the place. :)
Neutral shades. As much as I try to be adventurous with colors, I could say 60% of my clothes are in the neutral tone. But I am trying to amend that. ;P
Never seen. I'd probably don't want to be caught wearing something in neon green. It's just too bright for me. XD
Stylish three. The perfect little black dress, perfect-fitting jeans, and a smile.
Make a comeback. I would love for the trend during the Renaissance period to make a come back—big puffy ball gowns, complicated hairstyles, men in tights... that would be worth seeing.
Vintage finds. There are a lot of vintage pieces that were passed on to me from my parents. Mostly accessories like sunglasses, clutches, and purses from the '80s to '90s, and shoes (since my mom and I have the same shoe size).

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