Style Files: Maira Masajo

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  |  Sep 4, 2010
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Name: Maira Masajo
Age: 18
School: University of Santo Tomas
Hometown: Manila

Work in progress. I don’t want to sound cliché but how I dress changes every single day. It’s constantly evolving; much like a work in progress.  I honestly think that I used to wear basically the same things.  It is only when I reached college that I started to really spend time thinking on what should I wear. Most of the clothes I have in my closet are safe for my school's dress code – and that’s what I’m currently trying to outgrow. I’m just starting to build up confidence; just about to go beyond and see. “There are no ugly women, only lazy ones.”- Helena Rubinstein is the perfect mantra to live by!
Cheap shopping.
Besides the popular sources of fast fashion like H&M, Topshop, Dorothy Perkins, Mango, Zara and Forever 21, Divisoria's 168 mall is my guilty pleasure too! 3 cool things why I like 168 is one, Clothes are much affordable. 2, they have a very wide range of clothes & accessories to choose from, and 3, it's also a haven of newbie designers.
Fave fashion designer.
I have a lot in mind but Elie Saab, Alexander McQueen, Anna Sui and Gwen Stefani are my top 4. I love Anna Sui, Alexander McQueen and Gwen Stefani simply because of their outlandish collections. Their designs are beyond unconventional. While Elie Saab is more of appreciating women’s' curves and his gowns are so laborious -which only show how passionate he is when it comes to his craft.
Always with...
  a happy face :]  -and my favorite bow necklace. I think I'm overusing it already. Haha!
Nothing specific.
The weather, my current mood, a picture, the last movie I've watched... I practically get my inspiration everywhere.
Style icon.
Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester, Blake Lively and Taylor Momsen. And of course, Georgina Wilson ;) -recently saw a picture of her just wearing a long loose gray shirt and still look very gorgeous.
All you need is guts.
Kids are no longer playing safe when it comes to dressing up. They hate to be just wall flowers and I admire that. That influenced me. I wish to wake up one day with guts like them.
Color palette.
My closet's a rainbow. It's like a candy store. I once thought of collecting razorbacks in 365 different colors. But... old rose seems to be the dominating color. Not sure if it's my favorite. lol maybe I'm just attracted to its vintage feel.
Never ever!
Bodysuits! - ‘Cause there’s only one room for one Lady GaGa. ;P
The basic three.
White burn-out tee, Denim pants and Little Black Dress.
Fashion comeback.
Vintage spectacles! -most call it today as Geek/Weirdo eyeglasses. They are usually huge and come in bizarre frames. That would be awesome for myopic people like me. lol
Vintage hand-me-downs.
I really wish my mother kept all her clothes when she was younger. But I do have a lot of hand-me-down jewelries from them. My aunt also have some of it reconstructed like the matching necklace & bracelet I have which originally came from my Lola's belt. I like keeping them 'cause I find jewelries then, more intricately designed and one of a kind.

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