Saturday, October 2, 2010

Sugarcane & Carnival


Two Sundays ago we were in Danao, an hour ride from Cebu City, for the city fiesta at Moy's cousin's turf. We also did an impromptu shoot for his cousin's engagement photos. They were to be wed Thursday of the same week so it had to be done right away on that same day.
We braved the tormenting hot weather and did some shots at the vast sugarcane fields near the house. 
And because it was the city fiesta the celebration wouldn't be complete without the traditional Filipino karnabal or perya (in English and sosyal term: carnival LOL). So we decided to extend the shoot at the full-packed carnival in the plaza. We did some shots at the Horror boothBingo game area, and the itsa-itsa. The itsa-itsa (okey i made that term up coz i don't know what it's officially called. Itsa is a Cebuano word for "throw")  is a game wherein you throw 25 cent coin from a distance into a large table with small marked squares and when you successfully manage to land your coin within the perimeter of a small square, you get a corresponding prize like a PhP 1 or a snack or a Tanduay lapad. Don't laugh it's my favorite carnival game when I was a kid. That and Bingo and that dice game called gulong-gulong.
We were supposed to wrap up the shoot with a ferris wheel ride but discarded the idea because his cousin is afraid of heights. Good thing coz I would have embarrassed myself if we pushed through with it because the last time I rode a ferris wheel was when I was 8 and my mom had to shout at the operator to shut it down coz I felt really sick and was puking all over her skirt when we were right at the very top. Hahaha


Striped top - thrifted
Yellow skirt - thrifted
Lace-up sandals - people r people
Straw hat - Gaisano Countrymall
Sunnies - Mongkok night market
Bangles - bought from an officemate
Ring - Carbon shop
Bag - MCM (thrifted)


cherie said...

cute combination! love the mustardy yellow of your skirt :)

xo, cherie of Parade of Dresses

I Am Alexa said...

Love the outfit, dear! :)

Lia Waroka Putri said...

wow whatta bold outfit ;)

ARA said...

very nice outfit. Love the skirt and hat.xx

StephanielovesUSA! said...

i love your yellow skirt and your glasses are so cute!
following u! like so much ur blog

Pineapple Monsters said...

i love peryas! love the yellow skirt :)


Kat said...

I love all the colors! Ganda!

<3 kat

Kate said...

I really like the black & white stripes paired with the golden yellow! So fun & pretty!

Olivia RPS said...

you look so pretty :)
i'm your newest follower :D
Olivia x

Lee said...

Awesome photos! I love your outfit, especially your skirt. I dont have any item of clothing in that color. :)

Lee []

Natalie said...

so so cute! i love ur sunglasses! :)

hiven said...


The Perpetrator said...

i love the black and white stripes with that yellow! genius! <3

simona said...



Emilie said...

omg omg omg in looove with your outfit, it's perfection :D

fabulous fantastic blog, I adore your style, so inspiring!!

big kisses

hope you come visit/follow me :)

Hadassah said...

Beautiful images. I really liked, you united fashion with nature, I usually do that too.
Your blog is lovely.
kisses darling

Kookie B. said...

gah!!! love the outfit, dred! and looove the photos too!!!

Dorothy Souhuwat said...

cute had..

Gizelle Faye | Vanilla Ice Cream said...

i don't know where to start...i love your top, the mix of the mustard skirt and the smart accessorizing! whew! so jealous..:D

haha, i'm so scared of heights too..the last time i rode one was in 1st yr high school during guadalupe's fiesta...and i screamed till my throat hurt!LOL.

♥ vanilla ice cream ♥

bravegrrl said...

love the stripes and the setting!

johanna said...

SOO PRETTY!!!!! There's nothing like making new friends, and this is what I love the most here on blogger. Want to check on my blog ? I think we could follow each other, it would be so much fun, oh and perhaps if you have twitter you can add me too or facebook . What do you think? I would be so glad. Love, Jo

Jeje said...

Love you outfit! Most of your outfit doesn't look like thrifted. Cheers! ;)

Maria Evans said...


Hope to see u in my blog! =)


Roan said...

Hi Dred!

Thanks for visiting my blog! I remember going to a carnival at The Fort some time ago.. I rode their ferris wheel, which was bigger than Enchanted Kingdom's, after riding a roller coaster. I was so sick I had to go to their medics' station and they just gave me a Maxx candy! Hahaha!

Roan, The Explosive Orange

Diana said...

you look AMAZING! i love this color combination and the hat is the perfect finishing touch - basically amazing from head to toe :)

ps. i'm following

irina said...

love that bright yellow against stripes! looks awesome!

Mode Junkie said...

OMG i love peryas!! ;) i miss playing bingo. LOL
anyways, love the combi between your mustard skirt and the striped shirt!!! SO PERFECT!

xoxo Mode Junkie

Lloyda said...

love the outfit!!!

ari said...

wow! this outfit is amazing! I love the way you paired the stripes with yellow, and your round sunnies are divine :)

Claud said...

Lovely photos!

Fashions Not A Luxury said...

I love everything about this photo/outft. Lovely Photos and Blog. Following x Ari