Threadcycle, OLX, iLearners and Things That Need A New Home

Pixie Dust Creations, in partnership with OLX, are throwing an awesome event this weekend and the best part- it’s all for a good cause!

This May 16- 17, 2015 (Saturday- Sunday) from 3 PM – 8 PM at the Ayala Terraces, I, along with my other Cebu based fashion bloggers such as: Jean Yu of; Toni Pino- Oca of; Doyzkie Buenaviaje of; Kristine Roa of; Marco of and many more, will be there to sell our pre-loved items. For each item sold, P20.00 will be donated to the iLeaners Inc., which is a non-profit organization, aimed at promotion reading efficiency in the rural areas of Cebu.



We’re really looking forward to seeing you during this event! If you’re not into shopping, then you can also drop by the area and donate used school supplies to help out iLearners wonderful cause.

Here are a few of the items that I will be putting up for sale:





PLUS! For a minimum purchase, you can also bring home art work made by either Jean, Toni or I. For sneak peaks, check out my instagram and snapchat: @issaplease. I’m always leaving like easter egg surprises there!

Can’t wait to see you all!



Pancake House Forever! feat. Peanut Buttercup Pancakes



Pancake house is now offering a delightful new dish, for a limited time only, that definitely has our seal of approval! [See picture below for my agreeing face]

The new Peanut Buttercup Pancakes have now arrived in Cebu and are sure to make you reconsider everything you thought you ever new about pancakes. Whether eaten with bananas [P20.00], 2 pieces [P214.00] or even 3 pieces [P318.00], there is no way to eat this dish and not fall head over heels in love with it! Their not-so-secret uptake to this classic dish is an all time favorite, Reese’s butter cups, which are popularly known for their peanut butter-like taste with a chocolate addition. Pancakes and peanut butter chocolate cups, who would’ve thought?

But don’t take my word for it, a dish like this is better tasted. Head on down to the nearest Pancake House and sample this dish before it’s too late! If you’re not a pancake person, their main course meals are just as delightful… I love their tacos!





Pancake House is located at Ayala Center Center (near the Active Zone), Oakridge Mandaue and Banilad Town Center.


Outfit shots to follow!



Daydreaming, Daydreaming All The Time



I’ve got so many things on my mind lately and it’s been driving me a bit over the edge but seeing pretty photos like this give me the bit of ease that I need when I feel like I can’t quite get anything right.

I’ve been realizing a lot of things lately particularly when it comes to life and it’s pacing- sometimes life can move so slow to the point of wanting to die from boredom and when things suddenly switch to the fast lane, I find myself having a hard time catching up. I know this sounds a bit crazy and awkward to talk about on a fashion blog but I think we’ve all come to a certain level of understanding that this is not your normal fashion blog. But going back to the topic, that’s pretty much how life has been for me lately… a lot of high speed car chases/ Driving Miss Daisy’s and occasionally an ugly car crash every now and then.

I entitled this blog entry “Daydreaming” after my favorite teenage angst band Paramore, mostly because when I find myself in an ugly situation, I like to daydream and think about the life that I really want and then it becomes easier for me to plan how to get there. Lately my dreams have mostly been of me with my family, traveling and being complete again (they all ditched me to be in the States, if you’re wondering) and keeping a healthy relationship with my boyfriend. In between that, there are also lots of images of shoes; clothes and an awesome bikini body. haha.

What are your daydreams about?








Bowler hat: H&M| Denim dress: Let’s Stylize| Sandals: Happy Heel

Photography by: Jing Pascual

Follow me on Instagram: @issaplease





e·late /iˈlāt/ make (someone) ecstatically happy.

When I was a little girl and grown ups would ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would always tell them that I wanted to be happy. Typical I know, but this little girl eventually grew up learning that being happy or in this case, elated, is equivalent to a lot of things. Nowadays, my personal equivalent to feeling elated is a good days work, spending time with my boyfriend and family and beautiful pieces of clothing that speaks for itself like what Elated Industries has to offer.

Best known for their limited interchangeable pocket tee shirts and other great products such as polo’s and head gear, Elated Industries has definitely raised the bar when it comes to comfort dressing for men and women alike.





With their pop-up store currently open until May 15, 2015 at the 2nd floor or the Ayala Center Cebu New Wing (across F&F), there is more reason for you to jump for joy. You can now check out your favorite products, get a feel of their fabric and try on your products of choice from their website

So make sure to drop by their physical outlet or check out their awesome products online:

official website


** Photos grabbed from Elated official pages



Summers With Guess x Spectrum


The summer just got a little hotter with Guess’ brand new Summer collection which was recently released here in Cebu. With the season usually associated with bright colors and anything + everything island-y, Guess’ color summer line which consists of different pastel hues and a little bit of blacks and denims for that edgy vibe, is as always spot on.

Aside from the awesome collection, their Summer Kickoff party surely did not disappoint. Accompanied by live music from Spectrum, summery drinks and even better company; my Friday night was filled with everything that makes summer my favorite season ever!














There’s definitely something for everyone at Guess whether you’re looking for something to beat the heat in or if you’re looking for something fun and flirty on a night out or even just something to chill in. Make sure to check out Guess at the ground floor of the Ayala Center Cebu.


with lifeonaflavoredrunway, Jean Yu. :*



Natori Is Now In Cebu


Luxury department store, Rustan’s, recently reopened its doors to welcome loyal customers here in Cebu to a bigger new space located at Ayala Center. After decades of bringing only the finest brands from all over the world to the Filipino market, Rustan’s continues to astound and impress the country’s most discerning shoppers with a fresh lineup of the best collections under one roof.

This season, Rustan’s is proud to present yet another aspirational brand to grace the shores of Cebu, N Natori. Guided by Josie Natori’s legendary East/West aesthetic, N Natori infuses sophistication into feminine, utterly wearable fashion that celebrates all sizes, and that are accessible and relevant to modern women everywhere.






The softer, more relaxing side of island life is expressed in the N Natori SS15 collection. Muted colors, sheer cottons, and new silhouettes create an uplifted spirit for N Natori. Signature caftans and staple separates in classic Natori fabrics reflect the islands’ mellow nature and create a look of simple sophistication. The collection’s ease and comfort transform any day into an island vacation.

Witness the exquisite collection of N Natori and give your time for lounging and relaxing a gorgeous new wardrobe.

N Natori is exclusively available at Rustan’s Cebu and Gateway. Josie, Josie Natori and Natori are available at Rustan’s Makati and Shangri-la.






It’s Never Too Hot For Leather


 Fine, I lied… it’s always too hot for leather! But you gotta admit Cebu weather aside, if you don’t already own one, it is your life’s goal to actually own a leather jacket. Luckily for me, I was able to score one that isn’t too impossible to wear in this hot, hot city.

Here’s another set of photos I did with photographer Jade Caballo at the Temple of Leah. The trick with shooting at spots that may tend to get a little overrated is to try to find different angles or backdrops that others may not have thought of before. A wall, windows, even a pile of scrap metal is interesting if you just use your imagination!








 Crop top: Forever 21| Jacket: @cebuthriftedpicks| Pants: Sister’s pants| Shoes: Addidas



Canvas Bistro Introduces Their New Snack Menu


The Canvas Bistro has just launched its brand new snack menu created by the resident chefs for the local Cebuano population. Canvas, which is popularly known for their Australian/ fusion cuisine has added brand new, delicious and filling items that are sure to keep your stomach’s full and hearts happy after a long shopping filled afternoon.

With lots of items to choose from such as pastas to pizza breads, sandwiches and more, you’re bound to come back for that distinct taste of flavor and technique that can only be found at Canvas.

Here’s their new snack menu:



A few weeks ago, I, along other Cebuano bloggers, were given the opportunity to sample Canvas’ new snack menu. But don’t let the name fool you, their daytime are heavy enough to fill your stomach’s throughout the evening but in case your appetite is bigger than mine, there’s absolutely no harm in staying over for dinner as well. All their meals are worth staying for!

Here are a few of my favorites:


Fried Fish Aioli Sandwich @ P150.00


Spanish Sardine in Olive Oil Pasta @ P 175.00


Sardines, Onion and Cheese Pizza Bread @ P 125.00


Cheesy Tuna & Apple Sandwich @ P 160.00

Check out Canvas Bistro during your next mall trip! They are located at the 2nd floor of the Ayala Terraces and are open during mall hours.

Or you may contact them at 417 1978 for deliveries.

Also, make sure to check out their art installations where they feature different local artists at a time. Here we are creating our own masterpieces!



‘Til next time,

Issa <3

Little Miss Sassy Pants




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There are certain secrets when it comes to dressing such as:

1. You don’t always need to spend a fortune on nice clothes

2. The persevere shall prevail

3. Satin is always a good choice until it begins to look like pajamas

4. Somewhere, out there, the perfect pair of denim pants is waiting for you. Unless you’re 100% sure that you’ve found them- don’t stop looking.

5. Nobody cares if your dress is white & gold or black & blue but both actually do make a good color combination.

6.  Always have more than 1 pair of nipple patches to spare. You will be grateful you have them.

7. There is no harm in lazy dressing.

So I guess this is what a typical working day for me would look like if I had more pants in my life. I love these babies to death but don’t count on me wearing them every single day- Cebu just isn’t the right place for that.

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Silk Top: Let’s StylizeRipped Jeans: Let’s StylizeSandals: Happy Heels

Photos by Val Gabutan



No. 9


 Somewhere along the quiet roads of Benedicto Street, sits a beautiful ancestral home-turned-restaurant with amazing food and a warm, cozy environment, as well.

No. 9, with it’s wooden fixtures and interesting interior (my favorite being the huge painting behind a comfortable couch) had me wide eyed and giddy the moment I went in.

It’s the kind of place you’d want to go to with a loved one and whisper secrets in each others ear because of its intimate feel and sophistication. But if you’re looking for a new place to have dinner and perhaps a couple of drinks after, No. 9 also has a beautiful garden for that, too!




I’ll be honest, the food can be a little bit pricey but it’s a small price to pay for a wonderful experience. With dishes ranging from P 280.00- P 450.00, No. 9’s menu is well worth the price.

During our lunch at No. 9, my mom and I ordered the Pork Belly and Fideo Negro while my siblings just took bits and pieces since they had already eaten. It was my first time to sample black pasta, not being a fan of squid ink and all, but as soon as I took a bite of it, I had quickly changed perspectives. As not to be biased, I asked my sister and my mom what they thought about it and they both agreed that it was the best one they had had yet.

The pork belly was equally as scrumptious with pieces of arugula and salsa to direct it in a classier direction leaving me feeling stuffed and happy.




No. 9 is somewhere I would want to go to for a fancy night out with a boyfriend or friends- especially if I wanted to stay away from the hustle and bustle of the city that can oftentimes be irritating.

The food was great, the ambiance superb and the service was so warm and welcoming that we had to resist from over staying.

Operating hours:

11:00 am – 12:00 mn (Tuesdays- Sundays)

For reservations:

(032) 253 9518

Official website