Tuesday, July 24, 2012

How To Wear a Denim Jacket

Olympia denim jacket

Denim jackets have been around since it took off during the 90's. Since then, it has been a trend that keeps on coming back. It has been reinvented numerous times in different treatments like acid washed, colored, distressed, or faded. Now, it is back again as a wardrobe staple and the rainy weather makes it forgivable to always have one ready for (rainshower) battle. 

Toughen up your looks by throwing on a denim jacket to your everyday ensembles. Here are some ways to wear Chocolate Clothing's Olympia denim jacket:

1. With a dress

2. With dark colored pants

3. With a skirt

We'd love to see you in your denim jacket outfits! Send us a photo of yourself rocking your best denim jacket ensemble at shoppretty@gmail.com 

Monday, July 23, 2012

The Peplum

Peplums are back and they are everywhere! Our favorite celebs have been spotted wearing this trend. Since this retro-inspired trend serves to accentuate the feminine figure and add curves to where there are none, it's no wonder that it's such a hit!
Try out the peplum trend with the Trinity strapless dress from Chocolate Clothing! This little black dress will prove to be a timeless wardrobe staple for you.

Shop for the Trinity strapless dress on www.chocolate-clothing.com.

Monday, July 09, 2012

Steal Her Style: Kate Bosworth

A Pop of Pastel

It's no secret that pastels have been a huge trend for the summer and since Manila weather has been very strange lately (think extremes of hot and rainy), why not brighten up your day with more of the sorbet hues? Pair pastels with gold accessories to look elegant and sophisticated. Here are some picks from the CC closet!


Gabrielle waterfall skirt, Tequila cuffed skinny pants, Gelati drape dress

Friday, June 01, 2012

Rox's Intern Diary: My Chocolate Experience

It’s been 8 weeks since I started as an intern for Chocolate Clothing, and it’s been one of my life’s greatest learning experience so far. I was given the chance to do a host of activities all revolving around fashion! I did store VMD for Mother’s Day in Trinoma. I also did merchandising a week after that. We just finished our Summer Pop-Up shop which was held at Acacia Hotel in Alabang last May 12 and 13. The Pop Up Shop is an annual event for Chocolate where we think of a cool theme to feature the brand’s latest collections. Right now, we are cooking up something lovely for the mommies out there and their little ones. It’s going to be fun and cheezy! *exciting* I can’t wait to see how our little project would turn out! 

Summer Pop-up Shop last May 12-13,2012 held at Acacia Hotel in Alabang.

VMD for Chocolate Clothing in Trinoma.

I’m definitely having a blast for my internship! I have the coolest and nicest bosses and colleagues in Chocolate Clothing. It’s impressive how our office is so much fun, without losing its professionalism. Who wouldn’t want to work in that kind of environment? For me, Chocolate has proven that if you love what you do, it will never feel like work to you. Aside from all the fun I’ve been having, I’m also very, very happy with everything I’ve been learning. Before I joined Chocolate, I was unsure of the marketing side of the business. But now, with my internship, I feel like a lot of doors have opened up for me. In such a short time, I have learned so much about the marketing and promotion side of fashion. I will forever be grateful to Chocolate for all the exposure and the learnings this summer. Chocolate Clothing helped me enjoy every single task that I do for fashion - from styling and merchandising to marketing and promoting. I’m looking forward to discover more in the world that I choose to live in: FASHION!  

Visit Chocolate Clothing as we will surely give you a delightful and pleasant shopping experience! For updates on our upcoming events, like us on Facebook.


Style Tips: Getting Down With A Button Down

Every girl should have a basic button down shirt in her closet. What's great is that this classic piece can easily be styled in different ways. Take a look at how I styled the Take It Easy Button Down Blouse and added some spice to a wardrobe staple. 

Take It Easy Button Down Blouse

For a whole day of meetings: Put the "fun" in function and pair it with colored trousers and printed platforms. Throw in a girly touch by wearing some cute accessories.
1) charm necklace, 2) Tequila Sunrise cuffed skinny pants with braided belt, 3) orange bow hair clip

For a brunch date with your girlfriends: Go for the boho vibe and pair it with a maxi skirt and strappy sandals. Make sure to fold up your sleeves so you don't end up looking like a pillowcase! 
1 & 3) Aqua Shore necklace, 2) Jacqui tye dye maxi skirt

For a special event: Look sweet and chic when you pair it with a lace mini skirt. Blush pinks and neutrals are tres' chic and pretty! A nude pair of pumps complete the look!
2) Dawn rings, 3) flower necklace, 4) gold tennis bangles, 5) Broadway lace mini skirt

Be sure to update your wardrobe and grab these pieces from Chocolate Clothing! Dress up and be fab! 


Thursday, May 31, 2012

Style Inspiration: Zooey Deschanel

You all know her from the popular film, 500 Days of Summer and from the hilarious hit TV Series, New Girl. She has something about her that makes girls want to be her best friend. I know I do! There could be a million reasons why we love the indie queen Zooey, but here's three that would totally win you over: she's cute as a button, multi-talented (other than acting, she sings and writes too!), and she truly has a unique sense of style.

Speaking of style, we love how she always looks so put together in a fun and quirky way. She has this retro flair that is unfailingly feminine with her bows and flowy dresses. She's also equally known for her eclectic fashion choices that matches her upbeat personality. Hard to miss what era inspired her when she always look so 60's MOD. Here are some of her looks that we adore -

Steal Zooey's style and make sure to stock up on flowy dresses, tights, vintage jewelry, bows, high-waisted shorts, pumps and mary janes! Here are some sweet Zooey Deschanel inspired outfits we put together using pieces from Chocolate Clothing! 

Ilima ruffled crop top and Audrey sailor skirt, Iman puff tent top and Pancho printed skirt

Polyana dress, Mina bow tee and Oriana shorts, Trixie dress

Let us know who your style inspirations are and we might just put together some outfits inspired by your favorite celebrity just for you! Send us an email at shoppretty@chocolate-clothing.com 

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Mood Board: Flower Power

Welcome spring & summer with the freshest trend this season - bright and bold florals! It has been around since forever but it is only now that it has fully blossomed. Are you excited to rock this trend? We are! 

Did this board inspire you? Email us a photo of you in your blooming ensemble at shoppretty@chocolate-clothing.com.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Chocolate Clothing Summer Promo

Have a sweet summer with these Chocolate Clothing goodies! Get a chance to win a Summer Goodie Bag from Chocolate Clothing!

Goodie bag includes an eco-friendly tote, makeup pouch, inflatable beach ball + frisbee, and temporary tattoos!

*To join, simply follow these instructions:
1. Follow Chocolate Clothing on Twitter (twitter.com/Chocolate__) and like us on Facebook (facebook.com/ChocolateClothing)
2. Share and tweet the photo with the giveaway prizes using the phrase "I want to have a sweet summer with Chocolate Clothing! Get a chance to win a summer goodie bag [link to Facebook album] #ChocolateClothingSummer"
3. Promo will run until March 25, 2012. Winner will be drawn via random.org and announced on March 26, 2012.

*This promo is open to Philippine residents only.

UPDATE (03/29/12):

Here are the 5 lucky winners of the Summer Goodie Bag:

Congratulations to Crystal Marie CaƱete, Melina Aleeza Cruz, Czaroma Roman, Jellie Dawn Mendoza-Darcy and Joy Merced! 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Follow The Pink Truck!

Catch the Chocolate Clothing Fashion Truck at PLATFORM on Sunday, March 18, 12nn to 8pm at Ronac Art Center, Ortigas Avenue, Greenhills. 

PLATFORM 2012 is Manila's first youth culture convention, where the best youth/urban fashion will be showcased. Come by our truckie and check out our latest pieces for summer! Stop by, say hi, and we'll hook you up with some sweet treats (read: cotton candy = yummmmm!)

For more info about PLATFORM, visit http://www.facebook.com/PlatformShow and follow them on Twitter.

See you there, sweethearts! 

Monday, March 12, 2012

Style Tips: Fit To A Tee

Put a twist to your plain white tee and throw on this striped one with a tied front. We love how versatile this shirt is! Matched with the right accessories, the Tobie tee can go from casual Fridays at work to a movie date with the BF!

Tobie tee

For an afternoon in the mall: Go for a classic look by pairing it with dark skinny jeans and ballet flats. (Throw on your oversized sunnies if you wanna go incognito!)
Black dipped bluebird jeans, purple ballet flats (Butterfly Twists), feather necklace

 For a movie date with the boyfie: Look adorable and pair the top with some girly accessories. Boyfie will surely fall in love with you all over again! 
Lucy shorts with bow, John open toe flats (Walk Kitty Walk), beaded necklace

For casual Fridays at work: Add some color to your outfit with coral trousers. Keep it looking professional by throwing on a blazer and pairing it with black ballet flats.
Tequila cuffed skinny pants with braided belt, black ballet flats (Butterfly Twists), antique floral ring

All these items are available from Chocolate Clothing! Hop on over to our Facebook page to find the store nearest you.

Friday, March 09, 2012

Spotted: Sarah Meier for PosturaPH

There's a movement going on to wear something Filipino everyday. The Postura Project challenges you to incorporate "Made in the Philippines" fashion to your daily wardrobe for 30 days. One of the advocates of this movement is Sarah Meier - model, writer, host, and a self-inducted ambassadress for Philippine Tourism. 

On her 6th day of the "challenge", Sarah rocked a fringed one-piece swimsuit from Chocolate Clothing by Aztec Rose and wore it as a bodysuit. Perfect for a hot summer day! (Seriously, what is up with the heat?)

Most of the Chocolate Clothing brands are from Australia but we do have an in-house Chocolate Clothing line that is designed and manufactured in the Philippines by Filipinos. We also have some accessories from our Chocolate Frosting line that are made from locally sourced material by our Filipino manufacturers.

Here are some Chocolate Clothing pieces that are made in the Philippines with love -

Tops and Bottoms: Hayley layered ruffled top paired with Ginny shorts; Odelia top paired with Combi shorts

Spring Fling: Huela dress and Lindsay pocket dress

Add some sweetness to your Postura outfits with Chocolate Clothing! We'd love to see how you would style your looks for the Postura Project. Tweet us your photo @Chocolate__ (that's 2 underscores!) or tag  Chocolate Clothing on your Facebook photo!   

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Totally Nailed It!

Style nowadays is not just defined by the clothes, shoes or accessories you wear. The amazing art of self expression has spread and conquered even our nails! Here's a collection of some awesome nail art we gathered from the web (mostly from gorgeous Pinay bloggers Marj Sia and Shai Lagarde).

 Leopard Print

Hello Kitty



Dainty Tux

Cuteness overload! 

How would you rock this trend? WIll you plan your outfit to match your nails or paint your nails to match your outfit? Oh, decisions, decisions!

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Summer Is Here

Have you checked out some of our new items for the season?

1. Paisley balconette bikini w/ detachable straps, 2. Fiesta Fun tank, 3. Laguna bandeau bikini w/ detachable straps, 4. Fiesta Fun overswim, 5. Roundabout cropped tank

Go get 'em! Check out Chocolate Clothing on Facebook to find the store nearest you!

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Mood Board: Shimmer & Sparkle


The time is now. No need to hide. Sparkle, shimmer and shine! Now everyone can flash a statement, anywhere at anytime. The children of the night have invaded daylight! :)

Did this board inspire you? Email us a photo of your outfit at shoppretty@chocolate-clothing.com ♥

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Blogger Lovin': Gela Abores

Who could wear this woven Chocolate Clothing hat better than flower child Gela? Gela Abores' carefree, boho style had us craving for more. She could easily charm anyone with her wit, personality and sass. Her blog, Boat Ride Through The Sky, is a perfect blend of personal style, amazing food & travel photos with a pinch of love on the side - just how we like it. ♥

1. Tell us a little something about yourself.
I'm 23 years old, a graduate of International Relations, and currently taking up my second degree in Fashion Marketing & Management. I'm a bit of a packrat; I collect all sorts of random things, such as old photographs, hats, and ribbons. I eat like a man, and for that, my friends call me a "garbage disposal". I probably spend more money on food than clothes. Some of my other interests include fashion, travel, singing, photography, and baking. 

2. What is your blog all about and how did it start?
I started Boat Ride Through The Sky in January 2010 out of boredom. I use it to share my personal style mostly, but I also like to post about food, travel, and pretty much anything that strikes my fancy. More than anything else, however, my blog is where I can express myself freely and keep track of memories that I want to look back to. I always try to put a feeling or a story behind every post.

3. How would you describe/define your style?
I usually just go with my gut. But the closest would probably be: laid back and comfortable with a flirty touch. I'm a no-fuss dresser. I tend to opt for simple silhouettes, and then add my own landi into the mix. ;)

4. What inspires you?  
A lot of things inspire me. A few things I can think of at the moment:
 -People who are assertive and successful yet remain to be humble and down-to-earth.
 -Traveling. Learning about cultures and seeing the rest of the world give me such a thrill and provide me a different perspective each time.
 -Art, music, and ideas. How easily we can change and manipulate something is fascinating.

5. Aside from blogging, what do you usually work on or do?
At the moment, I'm a full-time Fashion Marketing & Management student at Raffles Design Institute. That's mostly what's been keeping me busy. I aspire to be an entrepreneur someday, so I've also been planning on starting my own small business (although it's still up in the air). Apart from blogging, during my free time, I go out with my boyfriend, hang out with friends, play with my little nephew, watch my favorite television series, among other things. I also recently got into yoga!

6. What is your go to outfit?
A dress with boots. Works every time!

7. If you were to save just 3 items in your closet, what would those be?
My khaki trousers, a white tank top, and my favorite leather sandals.

8. Sweetest thing that has ever happened to you?
Off the top of my head, it would probably be the one my boyfriend did for me in August of last year. It was the night before our third anniversary, and he suddenly turned up with a ukelele and serenaded me right outside my house! He only learned how to play the ukelele on that same day! (Chocolate Insider note: Awwwwww! ♥)

Looks We Love: The Oscar's After Party

...cos after the show it's the -- after party! ;) (Yes, we know we just heard you sing it!)

Everyone's been buzzing about who wore what during the Oscar's Red Carpet pre-show, so here in Sugar Rush, allow us to show you the looks we totally adored at the after party!

Selena Gomez in Dolce and Gabbana
We love how Selena Gomez pulled off this Old Hollywood look perfectly! She looks young and sweet with a hint of sophistication and glamour. Tres chic!

Claire Danes in Valentino
Research shows that this dress is in red but some sources say it is in a hot pink color. Either way, we think Claire Danes looked amazing in it. The look seems so effortlessly put together but still had a beautiful and dreamy effect.

Kate Bosworth in Prabal Gurung
This look just threw us over the ledge! One word: AMAZING. Kate Bosworth totally being fashion forward, as always. Rocking the trends, as always. And looking stunning, as always. Dear Kate, can we be you for a minute?

J. Lo in Zuhair Murad
The voluptuous Miss Lopez struts her curves in another body-hugging gown that also took the downward neckline plunge. We get it, J. Lo - you're sexy and you know it!

Cameron Diaz in Victoria Beckham
Swapping the pale ball gown she wore to the awards ceremony for a sleeker (read: less fuzzy) one in a vibrant tangerine color only means one thing - Cameron is ready to par-tay!

Elizabeth Olsen in Christian Dior
If Audrey Hepburn were still alive (RIP, dear Audrey), we think that she would definitely be rocking this look. Nonetheless, Elizabeth Olsen did not disappoint. Props for looking this good on your first Vanity Fair Oscar Party, Elizabeth!

Elizabeth Banks in Chadwick Bell
We give Elizabeth Banks five stars for rocking this look like a diva! I mean, come on, it takes some major lady cojones to pick such an eye-catching gown and own it. Elizabeth definitely did in a major way. We are in LOVE.

Katie Holmes in Elie Saab Couture
The ever-so-stylish-since-she-married-Tom, Katie Holmes looked naturally chic. That color on her looks gorgeous! Her choice of accessories included a gold necklace, a white clutch, and a dapper husband. How could you go wrong?