It’s one thing to know where to go thrift shopping but completely another to incorporate thrifted finds in one’s outfits effortlessly. Psyche is one of those local fashion bloggers who are gifted with both.
Get to know this nice and brilliant lady via our interview below:
Describe your style in 5 words or less.
Comfortable, vintage, feminine, no-fuss.
Tell us about your best shopping find.
[Pwede "finds"?] The best are a pair of Salvatore Ferragamo flats thrifted in Baguio for P100, a denim Levi’s jacket I had since college, and Maybelline tinted lip gloss with SPF.
Aside from fashion, what are your other interests?
I am also into analog photography, lomography, literature and reading, history and travelling.
What are your favorite clothes/shoe/accessories stores in Cebu?
There is this vintage dealer in Carbon Market that I patronize because of the wide array of vintage items she sells. I especially like her collection of lace camisoles and one-piece vintage bathing suits. For shoes, I love Janilyn and Gibi.
What is it like being fashion-forward in a city like Cebu? How do you deal with people gawking at what you’re wearing?
I have always thought Cebuanos are very open-minded and non-judgmental so I never fear to dress what I want and how I want. Cebuanos are also fashion-forward, very well-dressed and very cultured so they appreciate it if you put on your best efforts by dressing up.
If you could shop with one person (dead, alive, fictional, or real), who would it be and why? Where would you two shop?
Charlotte Gainsbourg because she’s super cool and effortless and I’d love to have her voice. Of course, we’d shop in Paris! :)
If you could raid the closet of one person (dead, alive, fictional, or real), who would it be and why?
Charlotte’s of Sex and the City because her outfits are always polished, a classic, and are vintage-inspired.
If you could style one person (dead, alive, fictional, or real), who would it be and why?
I was tempted to name someone popular. But I’d really love to style ordinary women to let them look and feel beautiful because looking good can mean a lot to most women, especially those suffering from personal and social struggles.
If you could travel back in time (1970s and earlier), what era in fashion would you want to be a part of? Why?
The 40s and 50s because women dress up even for the smallest of occasions, and they embraced their body figures by accentuating curves.
*All photos belong to Psyche