Author: Tippi

Sowing the Seeds

I have to admit, before this year, Ito and I were never much of homebodies. We always loved traveling, exploring other countries or visiting different local islands, but these days spending more time at home really forced a change of pace for us. And it isn’t just us. For the majority, the quarantine brought about a slowing down, not only of the frenetic way we lived our life, but also of the instant gratification we had all gotten used to. At the start of lockdown (click here to read my first blog post, “When Time Stood Still”), our help and I began a small vegetable...

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Chaos and Creativity

Ahhhh, 2020. The year that put the most insane, terrifying roller coasters ever created to shame…and we’re only two-thirds of the way in! This is the year that showed all of us how naive we were to even think that we had any control over anything. It was early into the Manila quarantine when I randomly came across this quote: “When everything is uncertain, anything is possible”. Even in the midst of all the turmoil I was feeling, a light went on in my head. What a brilliant thought! (I can’t find the author of this quote, so please comment if you know who it...

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Waking Up (to a Different Time)

Five months ago, when Manila was initially put under quarantine, I found myself waking up earlier than usual–around 5:30 am to 6 am–and being unable to go back to sleep (to read our first lockdown story, click here “When Time Stood Still”). I would start doing yoga in the quiet of the morning only to be brought out of my meditation by noisy chirping, intermittent squawks, or some loud birdcall. As I looked for the sources of the sounds, I discovered that the quarantine had offered newfound peace and quiet to wandering birds, and they were making themselves at home in the trees in and behind our house. With everyone kept at home, everything closed, and...

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When Time Stood Still

It’s been a year like no other, it’s safe to say.  When 2020 began, no one knew what a loop we would all be thrown for. I haven’t written a blog post since the start of the year because soon after my first fashion post, the world–and time as we knew it–was brought to an abrupt stand still. It’s not often that the entire world has a shared experience, but this is the year that Covid-19 unified us in an extremely strange way. Life in quarantine began (for those of us in Manila anyway) in mid March…and since then, at least for me, time has seemingly ceased...

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Fashion Tips: Wearing Classic Blue (Pantone’s Color of the Year)

Happy 2020!!! We’ve stepped into a whole new decade 🙂 What this brings us is a fresh start, and possibly a very different approach to everything from our lifestyle to our fashion. Simplicity has always been elegant, but now it carries an acute awareness that less (less complications, less stuff…less everything!) is definitely more. For this year, Pantone has declared ‘Classic Blue’ to be the color of 2020–“…a deep blue shade that’s at once comforting and relatable…” according to Time. Well, what better hue to start off this year’s #FashionTips? As fashion embraces its utilitarian roots and goes back to basics, I thought...

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Gallery of Past Work


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