what could be better than VOGUE?

you cannot imagine how excited i am about this! i am literally shaking! all the more because when i received the e-mail from claire sulmers of vogue.fr saying that i was featured in TOUR THE WORLD IN 45 BLOGS, it was 3AM here and i couldn’t tell anybody else besides my big sister who’s still awake and harry.
i received an e-mail from vogue.fr that i was in consideration for inclusion in a roundup of international fashion blogger in Paris Vogue’s website: vogue.fr in March 26, 2010. i have this sort of paranoia from jinxing something so i contained my excitement and kept it from you guys until it was sure! believe me, i only told my family about it and my sisters helped me pick out my photo while harry proof-read my answers. although they did not post all the answers i provided, here is what i sent them (one item you might be familiar with because i posted about it in the city we love):
  1. Why did you start blogging? — I took the plunge into fashion blogging last November 2009 because I wanted to connect to this growing community where personal style is immensely showcased. I have always been into fashion, even as a kid and have always believed that style is not about what is dictated in fashion magazines nor based on what stars wear but should be based on instinct, the environment, on one’s mood and lifestyle. Fashion blogging allowed me to express myself and my style in ways I did not expect.
  2. What inspires you and informs your blog? —- Being in a tropical country and specifically on an island city, I am most inspired by our culture, history and environment. I love the colors that surround me, the beach and the mountains that are both just 30 minutes away from the city. I am inspired by how our city is developing yet we still maintain this serene and chill atmosphere.  Other than fashion, what informs my blog are my thoughts, feelings and experiences. I always make sure that my blog is not solely about my outfit but also about my life.
  3. How would you describe your style? — My style is a mix of bohemian, vintage and a pinch of rock.
  4. What fashion items are on your spring wish list? And why? — Cebu doesn’t have spring as our country only experiences two kinds of weather — sunny and rainy. March just kicked off summer here and my spring / summer fashion wish list would be: (1) Beaded / Studded Sandals — this is the season for the beach, swimsuits and summer dresses and what better way to complement them than bling on my feet. (2) Hindi Bangles — I got 2 sets from a co-worker from India and fell in love with them. They are so intricate and colorful. I could pile on bangles the whole season. (3) Ray Ban Wayfarers — They are versatile and have been on my wish list any other season since forever. (Note: I am not too keen on brands or designer labels. I love to thrift and I love vintage.)
  5. What do you do in real life? — I am in the BPO industry and have been in this industry for 4 years now. I am currently a Team Leader for a customer service / back office group and have 20 people under my wings. I lead, develop and help my agents not just to be their best at their work but also in real-life. Given this environment, my constant challenge and inspiration (fashion-wise) is to stand out among a sea of greys and blacks through my style. And yes, I wear the outfits I post on my blog to work, everyday.

thank you vogue paris!

and most of all, thank you to everyone of my readers and followers who read, comment and support this blog everyday. seriously, i wouldn’t have done this without you.
i am happy because for me, this means that my style has a point and it got across. and that this blog makes sense. *big smile*

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  1. Psyche says:

    wow! congratulations! i agree, nothing could be better than Vogue! 🙂

    keep up the good work! you always keep us entertained. 🙂


  2. OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS! what an amazing accomplishment – your blog is absolutely fascinating and nothing is better recognition than french vogue. wow! keep up the heartfelt and wonderful posts 🙂



  3. Robyn says:

    Oh Congrats! That's amazing! I totally understand why you would be shaking!

    (all the exlamation points!! hehe)

    Congrats again!



  4. alyssa says:

    congratulations!! that's so great!!


  5. i am alexa says:

    wow! congrats babe!! 🙂 you make us, cebuanos, proud! 🙂


  6. Congrats!!!!!!
    big smile on my face tooheheheheh


  7. Leah says:

    Thus is totally fabulous… congrats Gizelle. You made me proud to be a Filipina. xoxo


  8. JT says:

    Congrats!! SUch an honor! Keep up the great work!!!!


    cute blog!




  9. Congrats, my dear! I hope they will pick you! But even to consider you, it's a great honor already! 😀 Love your outfits!


  10. joo says:

    Congratulations! Greetings from Brazil!



  11. shadow says:

    hihihihi gratz pay. that is so cool. ^^


  12. Krislyn says:

    OOH MY GOD! wow. what an honor! congratulations!!! what an unexpected thing to have come across.


  13. projectvee says:

    this is amazing!!!! i'm so excited for you, dear 🙂


  14. OMG, you're so sikat na Gizelle. Congratulations and thanks for sharing this information with us.


  15. Jen says:

    GIZELLE!!!!! That is beyond amazing to be featured in VOGUE!!!! 🙂 You definitely deserve it and you're next to so many other fantastic bloggers. Congrats! ❤


  16. Martwa Marta says:

    that is amazing!!!!!!!!!! you absolutely deserved to be presented in this issue! my congrats!!!


  17. Jing says:

    congrats, gizelle!we're so proud of you!sikat na si gwapa!you deserve it!


  18. cherie says:

    wow! congratulations 🙂


  19. Laura says:

    Nice post and blog!!!

    barbielaura.com if you want visit my blog and bloglovin if you want to follow me…


  20. Momo says:

    Congratulations! I just discovered your blog today, lol.. I wish I'd be featured once in Vogue in the future.. again congratz! So happy for you!


  21. Hey Gizelle 🙂

    Congrats! and well deserved 🙂

    Have a fab day 🙂


  22. Mode Junkie says:

    congratulations on the feature babe! you deserve it!



  23. congrats! Lovely blog<3



  24. ANN says:

    Wow that is amazing, congratulations!


  25. Congrats! What awesome news. I loved your interview. I can't believe you only started this blog a short while ago. It has grown into quite a little empire. 😉


  26. Julia mode says:



  27. Carmen says:

    Congrats! Its amazing that you were featured!



  28. tranish says:

    Hi, Gizelle! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog! I am following you now, too 🙂

    That is FABULOUS about being contact to be in Vogue Paris! Oh, I do hope you make it! Congrats for getting noticed!



  29. congrats! this is amazing!


  30. Aww, that's so amazing!! Congrats! Well deserved! 🙂


  31. pensandlens says:

    sorry for being MIA….miss visiting you blog…I am enjoying my vacation…

    anyways just give me a ring or anything if you wanted to meet up…

    Take care and CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

    I am so proud of you super duper proud…

    you deserve the feature my dear!!!!

    Take Care,


  32. Denise says:


    get out of here! c'mon this is the best compliment a gal can get! Congrats beyb! you're so French now. hihihhi.

    I am Denise Katipunera


  33. Toni says:


    its VOGUE! i mean VOGUE!
    im getting goosebumps right now!


  34. michelle_ says:

    holy cow !!!
    this is such an awesome feature !
    i couldnt have been happier for you !
    congrats love !

    MICHELLE || Glisters and Blisters


  35. surfmycloset says:


    It's my first time to drop by your blog.Congratulations for this!=D make pinay fashionn bloggers proud! yiihii!=D


  36. Meream says:

    Congrats! Well-deserved 🙂

    PS – My website was busted for a while. It's back up but I lost some content and your comments (that I really treasure). BIG SAD but life goes on, yeah? Adding you to my blogroll again. 🙂


  37. inked says:

    congrats. ps I like how you described your style ❤


  38. Congrats ! You blog is great, you deserve it 😉


    XOXO, C.


  39. fhen says:

    congratulations for the featured!
    awesome interview



  40. Nubia says:

    This is so exciting sweety congrats. So proud of you, keep up the good work. great interview also!



  41. Niviarsiaq says:

    Woah! Congratulations! This is huge! I love your answers, definately food for thought. I like how you said “I always make sure that my blog is not solely about my outfit but also about my life.” That's just do great. I have a really hard time figuring out what to say about my life on my blog and mainly just write about the outfit so I really admire your ability to combine the two!!
    You are awesome! 🙂


  42. DaMnViXeN says:

    represent at its best! bongga! you deserve it gizelle!

    The ViXeN's LaiR


  43. wow. i so love you. you're so great. and you're from cebu. following..



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