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


Rainbow

Zebra

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

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?