Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A Lot of Work, A Lot of Fun!

Ok, so I won't be winning the best blogger of the world anytime soon. But I have a very.. very.. very good excuse for not posting in almost a week.

I've been toying with idea of launching my own website for some time now and recently I finally got around to doing it. But hold your horses! I'm still in the process of designing the webpages and boy, does it take a lot of time! All the pages, all the links, all the pictures, all the formating.. *sigh* But it's gonna be worth the effort, I'm sure of it. So stay tuned!

Another thing that has kept me busy this week, aside from the midterm exams, is the upcoming FashiEn: Fashion for the Environment on Friday, July 31. Yours truly will be presenting two designs from the Spring/Summer collection with the addition of some really fabulous eco-chic bags! Right after the fashion show, the bags will be available at my Etsy shop: http://talulahcoco.etsy.com. Below are more details about the event.

Mark your calendars on July 31 and August 2 as Rockwell presents FashiEn, a whole weekend of nature-inspired festivities.

Happening at the Archaeology Wing, FashiEn (Fashion for the Environment) aims to rouse environmental consciousness through fashion, art, music and sports.

On July 31, enjoy cocktails and a fashion show featuring nature-inspired pieces and accessories by the various Archaeology stores like Moonshine, Wisdom, Ilaya and Team Manila. Promising designers from the School of Fashion and the Arts (SoFA) Retail Lab like Amour, Willow and Mafia will take to the ramp to show off their creations made out of environment-friendly materials. 

Film buffs can also enjoy a special showing of 11th Hour, a documentary hosted by Leonardo Di Caprio that explores the state of our planet Earth and how we can attempt to change it, at the Archaeology Wing.

For the musically-inclined, Filipino band Nycó Macá + PLAYgROUND, whose musical influences are as diverse and wide as trip-hop, break beat, hip-hop, gypsy nu-jazz and sambatronica will have its album launch on the same day. A listening party will cap the night in celebration of nature and the environment. Go to http://powerplantmall.multiply.com to read more.

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

I saw the 6th Harry Potter movie a few days I go, and I thought it couldn't get any bigger than that as far as children's movie goes. And that's the thing, I keep forgetting it's supposed to be a children's movie with all the wicked curses, way-to-creepy characters, treachery and even death that's going on in the film. But all in all it was a fun movie experience. Hehehe.. That's another thing about this franchise, it's dark when it has to be, and it's fun when it has to be. They are, after all, teenagers.. and it is, in fact, a children's movie! (I can't stress that enough.)

But what's different about this movie for me is that I came into the theater not knowing what to expect. I haven't read the book unlike before. (I hear gasps from my fellow HP nerdies.. Hehe.) Why? Oh, because of one famous comedian, Jay Leno. See, almost all of my friends has read the 6th book and I was next in line. (SPOILER ALERT) Then one unsuspecting night, I was watching the Tonight show and Leno was doing a sketch where he's interviewing some bikers. He asked, "So, have you finished reading Harry Potter? Did you cry when Dumbledore died?" The biker was clueless, and I was shocked. SHOCKED! My heart sank to my stomach and I hated Leno ever since. Ok, that's not true, I'm just being melodramatic. I still watched Leno after that, but the experience did spoil it for me so I didn't read the book.

I don't regret my decision though, because at least now I get to be on the other side of the fence. And what a relaxed experience that was. I wasn't anxious to see how the filmmakers will execute the movie (Oh, will they get it right, will they get it right?), and I was unaware if they deleted some scenes from the book. I was just a simple movie goer with coke and popcorn in my hands, eagerly waiting to be entertained by the movie I was about to see. But however relaxing that was, I did miss the jolt of excitement I get when they did get it right, and when I see the things I imagined come to life. Oh well, maybe on the next movie. But right now, I have to read the book!

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince Movie Poster
This is a statement poster. I guess this is what the designers were thinking when they decided to crop the title: "Everyone knows Harry Potter. Why waste all that space for the movie name when we can have more Daniel Radcliffe goodness?" :D

And because I found the posters to be quite good, I made them into pinback buttons!
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince Pinback Buttons Complete Set
Ok, that was quite a long post based on my personal standards. I know a lot of bloggers can blog all day long but I'm not one of them. But I guess this makes up for my few days absence. Hehe.. 'Till next time!

Thursday, July 16, 2009


I have a sweet tooth. I love cupcakes. I love to design. 'Nuff said.
Now, please welcome my new business card design inspired by my favorite quaint little cupcake restaurant!

Cupcake Striped Business Cards

These cards can be personalized and are available at my Etsy Shop.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Coco Before Chanel

I almost fell from my seat in the theater (while waiting for Transformers to start, no less) when this trailer flashed on the big screen. It is from a film portraying the formative years of Chanel's life, "Coco Before Chanel."

Audrey Tautou Coco Before Chanel Movie Poster
I just love how the poster has such a modern magazine look to it, much like Harper's Bazaar, and yet it's for a period movie. To show Chanel's timelessness, perhaps? And although Audrey Tautou has always been Amélie to me, I am very much looking forward to her portrayal of one of my favorite fashion icons, Coco Chanel.

Hello Blogging World!

Since blogging has become such a pop-culture staple, I thought I'd take a ride on the bandwagon and start a blog myself. Plus, it sounds like a fun thing to do!

To celebrate my first ever post, let me show you my first ever sale at Etsy, the Agyness Halter Dress.

Chiffon Agyness Halter Summer Dress

This dress was inspired by none other than, you guessed it, Agyness Deyn! The photo below was from Vogue's February '09 issue. I love her hair, her lip color and specially that Dior circle-print halter dress. But of course, it's not a total knock-off. I'm not studying fashion design to do that! I opted for a neckband, a smocking detail on the back (to fit any waist size) and bright blue-and-orange tie-dyed chiffon fabric to give the dress a summer feel to it. And it is just that, a really great summer dress! This is a part of my summer collection which is available in my little Etsy shop at talulahcoco.etsy.com.

Agyness Deyn Vouge February 09 Cover