National, Hap Chan, etc.

The Sartolialist

I’m a follower of The Sartolialist for current and chic street fashion photography. Scott’s photo book is available at National Bookstore, now open at the Ilocano Heroes Hall turned mall. Waiting for Scott’s latest,  Closer.

Kate Lanphear

On one of the pages of the book… I admire US Elle style director Kate Lanphear’s fearless style.

Walked to nearby Red Dot…

T-Strap Sandals

Got my aqua vegan Jelly Nellies at the store. Been eying these classic Onitsuka Tigers and the fierce flats below, teehee, ballet bayonets!

Onitsuka TigerOnutsuka Tiger campaign ad, a page from an old mag

a page from my old mag.

Fierce Ballet FlatsGingersnaps

Marianne got cute outfits for my goddaughter Marylaine. Chose the Hello Kitty Vans for the cute little girl.

Hello Kitty Vans

Oh, our first stop was actually Hap Chan. Joy bought us a dim sum lunch consisting of hakaw (shrimp dumplings, ham siok (fried meat-stuffed dumplings), seafood noodles, asado pork and sweet carrot and squash, kinda like sticky rice cakes. A jolting earthquake was felt while we were dining. It frightened us especially that the tea house is located in a crowded vintage building. Frozen for a minute.

Hap ChanSeafood NoodlesShrimp Dumplings (Hakaw)Asado (Chinese Barbecued Pork)Ham ShiokSweet CarrotSweet SquashMarianneHappy Faces

Joan came in late, so we accompanied her to the nearby fastfood. After our heritage tour in Bacarra, we filled ourselves again, to the brim, with toasted isaw, fishballs and kikiam at Tayamen’s. Thank you, Tsang!

Tsang of Tayamen's

Photographed by Blauearth © Blauearth™ All Rights Reserved 2009-2012

Purring beauty with Hello Kitty

Sanrio’s Hello Kitty still gets me excited after all these years. Found her in the new Sephora beauty collection. I can’t help but fall in love with the collectible fragrance with vintage atomizer. I’d wear the pretty Pink Sprinkles and Frosted Cupcake nail lacquer colors myself.

images via Sephora.com

The cutely packaged Charmmy Kohl Eyeliner kit and Apple Cheeks look fun and wearable. You gotta check out the adorable, whimsical exclusive line over at the best beauty online shop.