Style Files: Pat Dayacap

Pat shows you how her clothes change as often as her mood.

Name: Pat Dayacap
Age: 19
School: Ateneo de Manila University
Hometown: Makati

Moody. Eclectic, probably because I dress according to my mood. If I see a certain look that I like, I'll try it out. If it doesn't work, I'll just move on to another one. But I don't blindly follow trends. If I know it won't flatter me, I won't force it.

Shopper central. Like any other girl out there, I love H&M, Zara, Topshop, and Mango. For party dresses that I'm sure I won't see on another person, I go to The Ramp and Archaeology. Graxie always has girly yet edgy dresses that run in limited stocks. I also like shopping in Landmark and SM! You can really unearth things there, if you know where to look.

Fun designers. Marc Jacobs! It's such a typical answer, but his designs look like the kind of clothes you'd have fun wearing. I don't think you can go wrong with him. Oh, and Alexander Wang!

Must-have. Comfortable shoes! I have a habit of complaining about sore feet, so most of the time, I just avoid that by wearing shoes I can really walk around in.

Inspiration. I'm constantly inspired by normal girls. I love Chictopia because of all the stylish, resourceful girls there, and I also love Rumi of Fashion Toast and Karla of Karla's Closet. These girls prove that you don't need tons of money to put together great outfits.

Style icon. Mary Kate Olsen. She may have some questionable outfits, but when she gets it right, she really gets it right.

Style influences. Too many things! Movies, books, and magazines especially. It started with Candy, then I moved to Seventeen. Now I buy Preview, Elle, and Teen Vogue monthly. These magazines have really made me aware of fashion, and more or less molded my style into what it is now.

The color purple. It's a rainbow in there! However, when I do buy things, I tend to gravitate toward purple and black.

Never ever. Off the top of my head, clothes that reveal too much. I don't care if Anna Wintour says it's the must-have of the season. I'd rather not give a peepshow to those around me.

The mighty three. Black ballet flats, Chanel's 2.55 purse and well-fitting underwear!

Yesterday's tomorrow. Poodle skirts. I find them cute. I love the movie Grease because of the clothes!
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If you know me, and know me well, I am not the biggest fan of idyllic lifestyles. With a Type A personality, I act immediately upon whatever challenge that needs to be addressed. I actually enjoy keeping my mind preoccupied: doing university work in my favourite cafe then running errands around town, grocery shopping here, updating my accounts there, photocopying documents on the way down the street - all just in time before having a glass of champagne at the bar with my friends come evening.

And so, you could imagine my bewilderment when the next challenge to be faced was an extensive self-quarantine protocol. I didn’t know what to do when my greatest responsibility in this situation was to do nothing at all. My first few attempts to combat my consternation were very much rooted in distraction and imagination. My distractions involved conducting research, writing songs, calling family and friends, filming videos, and eating chocolate! My imaginations and fantasies were centred on travelling, shopping, even clubbing (which I rarely do) for when they find a cure to COVID-19. I did anything and everything that could be considered constructive in order to pass the time, mainly hoping I could just undertake the basic human necessities to survive - that is, eat and sleep the day through - until the next day comes, until the world is closer to becoming a better place, until quarantine ends, until my flight follows through, until I see my family and friends again.

Days in self-isolation and suspended flights turned to weeks and turned to months. By the third extension here in Spain where I study Fashion Business, I had to tell myself this shall be my new normal now, that I was blessed to be healthy, that I was tired of merely existing and missed what it was like to actually live - even if just within four walls. Little by little, I began to find significance in the simple occurrences of the day: the soft glare of the rising sun beaming golden streaks through my bedroom window upon waking up, the fragrance of freshly washed bed sheets that I had painstakingly hung to fit a relatively small clothes rack without crumpling them, the crunch and tanginess of warm toasted bread topped with raspberry marmalade, the buzzing sound of a phone call from home just waiting to be answered, to the caress of a fuzzy sweater to keep warm at night. I realised, “What pleasures to be enjoyed in the pause of slow living!” Through this continued pause, which I loathed at first, I began to appreciate each moment of the day rather than wish it would pass more swiftly, moments I had overlooked so often before the lockdown. I started to find that the challenge of self-isolation was never to pause both the regular routines of life as well as the positive emotions that came with these - as initially, I thought it meant to pause all happiness, so as to withstand a time of endurance in hopes for a better tomorrow, much like a form of delaying gratification. Life is just too fragile these days to delay gratification any further.

Life has paused, but it has not stopped. Believe that like any punctuation mark in a sentence, the pause will provide the right timing of things to take place. Till then, let us not waste our time waiting. Instead, we could be in the moment, seek substance in simplicity (that is, in what we already have), And enjoy the pleasure in pause. “Practice the Pause. When in doubt, pause. When angry, pause. When tired, pause. When stressed, pause. And when you pause, pray.”

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