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Lunes, Abril 21, 2014

What I WORE: Maroon Coat + Brown Leather Bag (look #2)

Hi STALKERS! I am finally back on the radar after being sooo busy with work and some events that I had to attend to.. (feeling celebrity lang.. haha) anyways I am back from a recent holy week trip that I would post in a few days..
I just feel REFRESHED..
And REVIVED..
Specially that we’ve celebrated EASTER this past Sunday at the Mall Of Asia ARENA with Brother Bo Sanchez’s “The Grand Easter FEAST” where I’ve learned so much about GOD and his unconditional love for us.

So anyway I feel sooo INSPIRED to blog today. I am starting with this collaboration of mine with my good friend ELMER about his awesome locally made bags from Marikina.

Yeah It is local and that’s why I am blogging about it.

Well as you guys noticed one STALK’s vision and mission is to help promote local talent.
And truly these bags deserve a spot on our list.

Check out some of my personal favorites from the collection.  








Anyway here’s the second look from the “MAROON FIVE” challenge where I need to create five different looks using this maroon coat that I’ve recently bought for a wedding of a good friend of mine.
For this look my BASE was the same COAT + NAVY PANTS.
Then I wore this pullovers that I bought from a TIANGGE in Tagaytay last year which just makes the look more of “IN THE NAVY”..  
Then these brown leather BROGUES from SM Department store.
And I just accessorized the whole look with..
brown leather bag + clear glasses
Where can you wear this?
It’s perfect for the OFFICE. (I do wear this in the office myself..)
Wear it on Sundays at the CHURCH (given that your church is air-conditioned..)
Or wear it on casual BUSINESS MEETINGS or even around the CAMPUS during your SUMMER classes.

Just always remember to wear something that fits you and your personality and I’m sure you’ll definitely stand out with this look.






For orders and inquiries you may contact my friend
through instagram: iam_elmer / 09174695617


Have fun dressing up STALKERS!

Editor-In-Chief
Louie Ray Faundo

Linggo, Marso 30, 2014

What I WORE: “Maroon Five Challenge”

I recently got a wedding invite from a good friend of mine..

It was my Dubai based DJ (previously from LoveRadio) “Phine” a.k.a. “Maria Maldita”..

And to my surprise the wedding invite says that we can’t wear anything that’s not part of the “ROYGBIV”

R(ed), O(range), Y(ellow), G(reen), B(lue), I(indigo), V(iolet)

Whaaat??? No BLACK, GREY, WHITE, BROWN or NUDE colors??

Sorry but I just can’t imagine going to a wedding in a rainbow colored outfit.

You see.. looking GREAT in a wedding (for me..) is a must!

WHY?

You’d be photographed most likely..

You’d be a party pooper if you won’t say yes to a photograph..

it will be around social media..

INSTAGRAM.. FACEBOOK.. TWITTER..

and worst printed as a memorabilia that will be there for a long period of time. That is why it is very important that I’d present myself well during such events.      

So I was thinking of what I would wear since I have two existing colored pants from my last trip to Bangkok. It was either navy “BLUE” or “RED” velvet. However I felt like most guys would be wearing blue and I’d like to challenge myself this time.. So I chose RED. Then I had to look for a red coat (in the same HUE) to match the pants.. and yes I found one from a cheap boutique called “MOGAO”.

I learnt about it from a good friend of mine from Guam who often visits the country and is fond of looking for great finds here. I got the coat for only P699! Yeah.. you guys read it correctly. I got a cheap coat with a great fit and material.

So for this issue I’ll show you guys FIVE ways of mix matching your stuff with this cool find of mine.

For the first look I chose to pair the coat with a printed white shirt (Uniqlo) + Navy blue pants (Bangkok) + Brown Suede boots (Bangkok) –

I would want the look to remain “CLASSY” and a little “TRENDY” at the same time without going over the top. You guys may opt to wear this around the mall, when you feel like going to a movie date or lunch out with friends or even a casual dinner date with the one you love. I think this look can be worn in your school (especially when the rooms are air-conditioned..haha). For me I chose to wear this last Sunday on my weekly meeting with God at #TheFeast .. I just want to look extra special for that special guy up there who makes me feel loved.






So there you go guys with my first of the five looks for this issue. I’ll be posting the rest at least every week to inspire you guys to dress up.

Have fun reading STALKERS!

Editor-In-Chief

Louie Ray Faundo

Martes, Marso 25, 2014

Volume III Issue II: “Little BLACK Riding Hood”

“It was my parents who decided to call me YAPO.. how or why is still a mystery to me.”

I met “YAPO” a year ago.

It was when I had a project with STATUS Magazine to find fashionable individuals for their street style feature called “GoSEE”. I was just walking around a mall in the south and this amazingly fierce gal in black passed by.. I just knew at that moment that the mag would love her style.. and yes they did. Later on her look was published on the mag and the rest was history.  

What people don’t know about “YAPO” is that she is the complete opposite of how she packages herself through her clothes..

she’s SWEET..

BUBBLY..

FUN..

HUMBLE..

which really makes her interesting. I remember having that crazy panic attack back then when I needed to ask her to pose for STATUS’s GoSEE. I seriously felt like a STALKER who checks her out. Haha! Anyways I asked her on how her style evolved she said that when her father died they (with her little sister) lived with some of their relatives while their mom was working abroad.

So when shopping I don't have someone who would say "you should wear this" or "This would suit you better.." I just buy what appeals to me and wear it.

She just buys what appeals to her and when she started blogging her readers started giving her feedback about how they liked her unique sense of style.. so she worked on that unique look of hers.
Yapo defines her style as a mixture of Japanese fashion, street style and avant-garde which only favors black and white.

She adds..
“I wouldn't exactly call my style Goth although it is the easiest word I can find when strangers approach me and ask.”

I remember her telling me stories about how random strangers and street vendors would try to tease or make fun of her unusual style (to the extent that they would sometimes poke her accessories and pretend that they got hurt)  she would just IGNORE them since at the end of the they their FEEDBACK won’t matter to her.

So I started wondering on how do boys react to this UNIQUE STYLE? She says that her boyfriend does not mind at all. I felt that confidence inside her that you don’t usually see with other girls.
She says..

“I don't know. Since I know my style isn't for everyone, I learned not to think about how boys (or girls) would react to me nor wait for them to react or to express it.” 

She explains that if ever that she would have a daughter in the future.. she might not encourage her daughter to pursue this style but as long as she would find joy and fulfillment in it and remains true to herself then it would be FINE.

If you guys think that her style was this dark when she started then think twice. Yapo used to be really colorful back then (like powerpuff girl colorful.. haha) and she was chubby cute too! (sorry you might kill me now..haha). I guess her fascination with a dark character from “Lord of the Rings” is what turned her into this cool dark girl.  Most of YAPO’s influences now are from bloggers such as Shui Tsang (shuitsang.com) and Watarubob (@watarubob on IG) who are both known for STREET STYLE. Yapo has been blogging for a couple of years now at www.yaporu,net which already has gained its own niche of readers from all over the globe. Recently she had the opportunity to shine brighter as local accessories brand “OS” had her model some of their coolest pieces.

“Youth is so beautiful let us not be afraid of expressing ourselves and experimenting. We all co-exist and deep inside us is a hope we can change the world into better no matter how small we are.”

She says when asked If what’s the legacy that she would want to leave her readers. This is the reason why YAPO is just a perfect cover girl for STALK. She is just full of substance and she believes that her fashion could inspire a lot of kids that It’s ok to be DIFFERENT.

She makes “DIFFERENT” such a positive term..

And that’s why she’s STALK worthy.




















 FIN.

Credits:

Photographed by Louie Ray Faundo
Model Yapo
Shoot Assistant Jolly Bilangdal


Sabado, Marso 22, 2014

The Cover That Didn't Make It: "Un-YAPO-logetic"

A magazine "COVER" is the selling point of a magazine.

That is why I cant blame editors for sometimes going too far with "PHOTOSHOP" since people wont really care with what's on the the inside not unless you're a big fan of the mag or the celeb on the cover. Well I'm not writing this to talk about Photoshop "ETHICS". haha!

I'd just like to share this alternate cover of STALK's latest issue with blogger of www.yaporu.net and designer "YAPO" -- we just cant get enough of you. 

Stalk's signature cover is usually a portrait shot. Something that focuses on the eyes of our cover model. There's just something captivating with a photograph with such eyes that speaks to you (not literally.. because that would be crazy! haha..) It is just BEAUTIFUL.

So here it is that alternate cover of UNYAPOLOGETIC.



Enjoy reading STALKERS!



Editor-In-Chief
Louie Ray Faundo

Huwebes, Marso 20, 2014

EDITOR’s NOTE: “UN-YAPO-LOGETIC”

Hi STALKERS!

It’s the time of the year again where we all MOVE ON. Students would start the next chapter of their LIVES. Either go to grade school, high school, college.. Or start to working. 

A couple of years ago when I was still in college I never expected that I would STOP studying because I needed to work already to help my sister out financially for her studies. So I never felt the urge to go back and take that one last subject which was “RIZAL”. Until that SUMMER of 2012 came where I knew that I am already ready to go back and finish what I started.. and luckily I did! Haha..

I just enjoyed being a student again that summer and I just knew that I had to give it my all. Because at the end of the day that paper (diploma) is just not a paper.. It is my vehicle to a greater career path.. It is my achievement. It is something that no one can steal from me. It will help me reach greater heights so that I could GIVE BACK to the community and probably help CREATE something that could make that CHANGE. That CHANGE that I want to see in the WORLD.    

So that same year I started STALK; an online magazine where I could express myself and work on all the things that I believe in. A magazine where I could create art and collaborate with budding artists and help them through write up’s and cover shoots.

So for our 2nd issue this year.. I would want you guys to get to know “YAPO” she’s a BLOGGER / DESIGNER (and also OS accessories’ latest muse) whom I met last year during one of my contributing gigs for STATUS magazine. We’ll find out more on what inspired her to pursue the dark side of being a GOTH. We also have “WHAT I WORE” and it’s about weddings (I have two friends who are getting married by end of the month) so expect more summer and dapper on our latest issue. We also have make-up tips for our female readers by our resident make-up artist Kimberly Aguirre.

I just can’t wait to SHARE all these good stuff..

But for now just ENJOY our latest cover guys!



Editor-In-Chief

Louie Ray Faundo

Miyerkules, Marso 19, 2014

EDITORIAL: ”One Sexy SUMMER”

It has been a while since I've had a shoot with my little sister.

We had been having shoots ever since I’ve learned the art of photography. Aside from Jolly Bilangdal my little sister is also my resident model / photographer (especially for What I WORE feature here in STALK) and we are just that comfortable with each other.

So a couple of weeks ago I had to practice shooting again with my studio lights at my home based studio and my little sister was kind enough to pose for me. Well she lost weight already so I felt that she’s ready for another sexy portrait shoot.      


So here’s what we've worked on so far. 








Enjoy browsing STALKERS!

Editor-In-Chief
Louie Ray Faundo

Lunes, Marso 17, 2014

STALKER’s SHOPPING GUIDE: “Flower Power” This SUMMER.

I’ve gone around some shops over the past weekend to check out some must have’s this coming SUMMER – I’m sure most of you guys are already planning for a summer getaway and I’m sure you guys would want to take photos of what you’re wearing that day. It’s OOTD time again!

So for my first stop. It's Forever 21 men.

I just love the fact that this shop is just affordable. I mean it’s not cheap but definitely the quality of the clothes is just great. 

They have cool printed tanks.. boat shoes and floral printed bags that are just DOPE!



Espadrilles are still very much SUMMER worthy!






Then I checked out ZARA. The good thing with this brand is that you can never go wrong with the quality and the textiles that they produce.The only thing is that the price can sometimes be too much. Anyways I found this adorable floral printed varsity jacket and i died.


Next stop is the U.K brand TOPMAN. There's no doubt that this brand is just trendy and dapper at the same time. The fit of clothes are just right for Asian guys like us. So I went around and checked out this floral printed baseball shirt and some really cool hats fit for summer.



Then I also checked out COTTON ON. This brand is just affordable and budget friendly. Perfect for STUDENTS who would want to dress their way up to SUCCESS. Anyways the sad news is that I only found these shorts cool and nothing else.(for men at least..)


There's this shop called H.E for MANGO that I checked out. They have more matured Items in their shops. The price is a little too much as well (if you are on a budget) but I could definitely tell that their goods are done with quality. So I checked them out and found this nice colored blazer which is perfect for school or for work.. or a picnic on a sunny day perhaps? and not to mention these adorable espadrilles. 




Then let's go local with a few of my favorites. First stop is OXYGEN. This brand just keeps pushing them selves to the edge with their high fashion ensembles and pieces. My favorite was this Aztec printed bag. It is just so cool. Definitely perfect for that beach outing plan of yours this SUMMER.


Next one is BENCH. I have to be honest (I love bench..) but their clothes do need a little tweaking here and there.. however the underwear designs of Bench in undeniably good and affordable. So I found some cool floral printed bags instead perfect for SUMMER classes!
 and I found some cool shoes too that you guys could use for school as well..It may not be beach friendly but i think it would look good on (bright colored) shorts too.

     



Then I visited PENSHOPPE as well. They normally would have good quality of long sleeved polos and jackets (that I would normally look for..) however sadly I only found some cute beach shorts that are affordable.


  
So this SUMMER just make sure that you guys find the right fit and a piece that fits your budget. Just buy something that is needed and necessary. Lastly just find the right amount of prints will you please? haha.. so that's it for now!

Enjoy SHOPPING Stalkers!

All photographs were taken with my phone and are only for blogging purposes.  

Editor-In-Chief
Louie Ray Faundo