Sunday, August 14, 2011


Diversity is my strongest asset in life. I come from a place often regarded as peripheral despite its beauty and uniqueness. Unknown to many, the Philippines today is the product of Spanish-Japanese-American colonization. It certainly is an interesting mixture of very different cultures. Being Chinese by ethnicity and living in the Philippines have been instrumental in molding my multi-cultural identity. What I have in me is a remarkable combination unlike any other. I believe that the culture and environment I grew up in can help bring something new and fresh to the West.  Fashion is often dismissed as something superficial and unnecessary, but I beg to differ. I want to use my interest in fashion as an avenue to boost the Philippines’ image globally.  The New York Fashion Week is the perfect time to showcase the immense influence of fashion on my life. The opportunity to share my infinite stories and overflowing creative juices to as far as New York is too great that it would be considered a shame not to even try.  I am going to try my best to translate the Philippines’ culture blended with my eclectic personality and reflect it in my works. After all, visual presentation tells a lot about who or what a person is. It’s about time the world see something else. Something exotic, eccentric and especially “Elbertine”. 


  1. I'm so upset you didn't make it to the finale! I think you deserved it. Your outfits and photography is a magic :)

    Wishing you all the best (and following)


  2. I'm so happy you visited me! :) I really don't get it how they chose the finalists.

    I think you could be one of the best bloggers worldwide, promote yourself! Your photos and outfits are editorial, so Vogue.

    I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

    PS I'm officially Anna, but friends call me Ania. Nice to meet you ;)

  3. I just browsed you blog and all I have to say is that you have an amazing style sense!

    Froso from Style Nirvana.


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