Style Files: Sarah Abanto
Name: Sarah Charlina C. Abanto
School: Silliman University (Bachelor of Science in Nursing)
Hometown: Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental Philippines
Versatile dresser. I'd have to say my style is versatile. It also changes according to what I think is appropriate for a certain occasion. The weather also plays a vital part in the way I dress up. I can be vintage, girly/feminine, or just plain and simple. Honestly, I don't easily get swept away by trends. Experimenting with my outfits is what I enjoy doing the most! I definitely love heels—the higher, the better!
Wise shopper. I can shop anywhere! I love going to malls and trying on cute outfits but my shopping havens would be: department stores, bazaars, and even thrift shops. It's in these places where I find inexpensive one-of-a-kind pieces. I'm not very particular with brands or labels so when I like what I see, I buy it but I make sure that the fabric and the quality is good. And of course, if the price is within my budget.
Fave designers. I adore Karl Lagerfeld, Max Azria, Vera Wang, Christian Lacroix, and Marc Jacobs to name a few.
Time concious. I wear my wrist watch every single day 'cause I feel like my outfit wouldn't be complete without it and probably also because it's part of my uniform as student nurse.
Inspired. I pretty much get my inspiration from Lookbookers, Hollywood celebs, fashion bloggers, fashion designers, and young entrepreneurs. These are people who not only think out of the box but also continue to make a name for themselves. In a way, they inspire me to be like them!
Style gurus. Kate Moss, Nicole Richie, Taylor Momsen, Carine Roitfeld, Rachel Bilson, Katy Perry, Chloe Sevigny, Victoria Beckham—gorgeous women, each having very unique sense of style.
Media-influenced. I've always liked dressing up and I think fashion magazines, blogs, and TV shows such as Project Runway, How Do I Look?, and The Look for Less have greatly influenced my sense of style. Online, I constantly visit Polyvore and Lookbook. I just love interacting with people across the globe who have the same interests as I do.
Rainbow bright. My closet is practically a mixture of colors but I'm mostly attracted to magenta, fuchsia, electric blue, aquamarine, and green. They kind of represent my strong personality.
Never ever! You'll never see me wearing a backless top or anything that's too revealing. I prefer layering or putting on cover-ups, cropped jackets, cardigans, or blazers since they add a bit of sophistication to my look.
The basics. Blazer, black platform pumps, and that little black dress
Marie Antoinette. Tea gowns for their intricate detail and bustles for their bosom-illusion. I'm such a huge fan of laces, florals, ruffles, bows, corsets, petticoats, or practically anything from the Victorian era! I love how romantic, elegant, and feminine-looking women were during those times. At present, combining vintage clothes with modern pieces is what I love to do.
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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”.
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.
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.”
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
Here's a fan art that I made for Lee Joo Young of Itaewon class! I've been making digital illustration since last year and I'm happy that I was able to see my improvements. I'm also happy to see people's reactions and support for my craft even though all of it are made through my phone (adobe illustrator) only ????. You don't actually have to use expensive or complicated medium as long as you know how to be creative and like what you're doing, then you can do it. ????