Showing posts with label Nichole Reyes Mercado. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nichole Reyes Mercado. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Meet the Picky Dresser--my new favorite style blogger!

This is my friend Nikki.

We met in 2007, when I hired her to be the Fashion & Beauty Editor of the magazine I edit.
This is the staff on a team building trip to Zambales.
Nikki, Lana and Joanna get silly in Zoobic. This is the only
photo of Nikki "wearing" something not chica!
Nikki with Lana and me at the Cosmo Bachelor Bash in 2008.
We did the rounds of TV shows taking about celebrity style.

After two years in the magazine world, Nikki left to take over the family business. Though she's now the best dressed CEO in the world, she hasn't entirely left the magazine industry. 
Here she is at the staff shoot in 2009.
She worked as a stylist (in heels no less!) for our staff shoot.
She's also a beauty columnist.
Nikki with Nicole and me at The Spa to do reviews.
Here we are again at a Lancome event.
(I was pregnant!)

And when there's not enough projects and events we attend, we plan our Wine Nights so we can get together with the entire fashionable gang.
Or we do dinners and lunches at each other's homes.

At her wedding in 2010, she created the most elegant and stylish wedding I've ever attended. 
Uber chic couple Nikki and Bern
Nikki's cloud gown. 
Her entourage photo looks like a fashion editorial!

As you may have guessed from all the photos above, Nikki's a woman of many talents. One of those talents is her unerring knack to put together a completely stylish look. Everywhere Nikki goes--whether it's to a gala, a TV show, a lunch meeting or a dinner at home, she looks absolutely amazing. Not a hair out of place and always flawless. And she makes it look so effortless, too!

So we've been entreating, begging, nagging and pushing her to put up her own style blog. She's been giving us shopping, style and beauty advice for years and her tips are always unbelievably easy! I think my outfits drastically improved when we became friends to be honest. So wouldn't it be nice if she did the same for you?

Well, she finally agreed. Meet The Picky Dresser. In her words, she's "living life one outfit at a time!"
Do give Nikki a warm welcome to the blogging world!

Update, Sept 12, 2012: Nikki shut down her blog =(

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Random photos post!

Was looking through my computer's folders and found a lot of forgotten pics or some I put on my mommy blog instead but you didn't get to see. Here are 10 pics (in chronological order):

Oct 28, 2009. Jane Kingsu-Cheng of My Style Kit and Forever 21. This was at an Estee Lauder event at Chef Laudico's Bistro. I've seen Jane before when she was still a magazine editor but I've never actually met her. Then we "met" through our blogs so when we actually physically saw each other again, we just had to say hi! And that was the start of a beautiful friendship. Jane was one of my "mommies" when I was pregnant and afraid. Thanks, Jane!

Dec 30, 2009. Our Rock Band was spankin' brand new and Vince's brother and his kids came over to check it out. Since the boys would rather play the instruments, I was the designated singer. I miss my red hair!

May 15, 2010. The day the iPad arrived. Lookit how happy the Third World Nerd is! His expression reminds me of the first time he held Vito in his arms! If you want to know the fantastic story of how we got our iPad, click here and here. It is quite a tale!

June 30, 2010. Kat's birthday party! Kat left for New York City early last year to study fashion merchandising. But in June, she flew back to Manila for a rendezvous with her boyfriend, who threw her a surprise birthday party. So here we are, Nikki, Leslie, Nic and Kat. That was a fun night. I was 7 months pregnant. I can't believe my arms were thinner back then! I'm so fat now!

Sept 6, 2010. Anyway, I'm so glad we got the iPad. It was so useful when I gave birth and wallowed in post-partum depression for a couple of weeks. When you're stuck in bed with a constantly breastfeeding infant who'd awaken if you turned the TV on, the iPad is your savior. I was able to chat with friends, check my mail, blog, Facebook, research about caring for an infant, play soft sleepy music for Vito (see above), etc etc etc. I owe the iPad my sanity. Seriously.

Nov 29, 2010. My pink Christmas tree. Ain't it a beaut?

Jan 26, 2011. Vito at 5 months old, wearing a Cheshire Cat shirt with a glow-in-the-dark grin. Yes, we like cool and funny t-shirts! This was taken at dawn. Yes, even now at 9 months old, he still wakes up at 5am! When will I ever sleep for 10 hours again? Even 8 hours? Never? Thought so.

April 14, 2011. With fellow mommies Paola Loot (with her sweetie pie Sjofn) and Martine De Luna, who has a son named Vito too and is the author of Dainty Mom. We tried Plana Forma. The super fit woman at the right was our instructor. I gave up after just one session. It is hard! Martine continued the torture.

April 24, 2011. At Bonifacio High Street. Vito played with a puppy right after this shot. Vito loves dogs and rabbits. Loves them. Totally shrieks with delight when he sees anything furry. I know I haven't updated about my rabbit Matilda forever but yes, she's still alive and fatter and cuter. Which drives Vito insane--he's always so excited when he sees Matilda, grabs at her and shrieks. Matilda does not like this one bit. She doesn't like Vito at all. Sigh. I wonder if this is what will happen if we have another kid...

May 7, 2011. At Rustan's Makati, where I always shop for Vito's stuff. Vince shops at Mothercare. Yes, we have different baby stuff haunts! We bought him three pairs of shoes this day. Porma shoes only since I prefer he learn to walk barefoot. He's standing on his own now, by the way! My goodness, where did the time go?

Looking at these photos, they only feel like yesterday and yet also a lifetime ago. Sigh.