Friday, December 3, 2010


dis•ap•point•ment --  [dis-uh-point-muh nt]

Disappointment is the feeling of dissatisfaction that follows the failure of expectations to manifest. It is a source of psychological stress. (From Wikipedia)

Disappointment is a subjective response related to the anticipated rewards.[ The psychological results of disappointment vary greatly among individuals; while some recover quickly, others mire in frustration or blame or become depressed

Disappointment quotes:

The pleasure of expecting enjoyment is often greater than that of obtaining it, and the completion of almost every wish is found a disappointment” - Samuel Johnson

Women suffer more from disappointment than men, because they have more of faith and are naturally more credulous. ~ Marguerite de Valois

Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords: but, like all other pleasures immoderately enjoyed, the excesses of hope must be expiated by pain; and expectations improperly indulged must end in disappointment. ~ Samuel Johnson


1. Stop. Calm Down. Give yourself some time. Things might not seem nearly so bad tomorrow.

2. Get your feelings out in a way that doesn't hurt you or anybody else.

3. Talk about it with your parents or a good friend.

4. Ask yourself if this is really worth getting angry or upset about.

5. Think about what you can learn from the experience and how you can do better next time.

6. Don't judge yourself. Failing at something does not mean that you are a failure.

The things above would be applicable if you are the cause of your disappointment. But what if others was the cause of this. How would you deal with it? 

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


The Brazilian designer Daniella Issa Helayel, the founder of the label Issa, was Kate Middleton’s designer of choice for her wedding gown. But who is Daniella and what is Issa. According to Wikipedia, inspired by Coco Chanel, Daniella Issa Helayel started making stylish dresses that she could wear for daytime meetings and evening cocktail parties after being unable to find anything that pleased her in the shops. Issa the label was founded in London in 2001 after she was working as a fashion consultant and buyer, and her range of delectable silk print jersey dresses were quickly snapped up by the likes of Madonna, Scarlett Johansson and Naomi Campbell.

Kate has been photographed in various Issa dresses on several occasions and she was once thought to be the “unofficial muse” of the designer and rumored to be receiving dresses for free.

For some reasons i can't seem to upload the ISSA dresses that i saw.  Will try that in my next post.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Linea Pelle Collection

I saw a contest in a blog giving away a Linea Pelle bag. I said what? What the heck is a Linea Pelle bag. I admit I’m not really into brands. And no I don’t desire owning one because I know they are expensive. And to a breadwinner of the family, I would think the cost of the bag would be a big help to my family. But still I would love to browse the net for some designer bags I like that is worn by celebrity. And though I do browse occasionally, I really don’t know the known bag brands.

Here is what i saw in Wikipedia:
Linea Pelle is a company based in Los Angeles, with distribution in Japan, Germany, and Canada,which sells handbags, men’s and women’s belts, and accessories. According to Walker’s Research it has fewer than 25 employees and sales below 10 million.

Linea Pelle also offers chic casual handbags and small leather goods that are available in stores globally. LP belts and handbags are hand crafted from washed Italian leathers which results in a soft feel and a vintage look.

Mira K. Anzaruth, the creative founder of Linea Pelle Collection belts for women, has a diverse background in ready-to-wear design. As a boutique owner of New York’s East 57th Street, Mira saw an opportunity in the accessories market, and the concept of casual luxury belts was born. Creating custom designs with signature detailing and trendsetting style. She insists on using washed Italian leathers with a hand color process and artisan craftsmanship.

Linea Pelle is most famous for soft, slouchy shapes handbags that they come in. These bags are meant for casual, everyday wear yet their intricate little details and high quality leather create unique and distinctive vintage look. Linea Pelle Collection is sold worldwide and has become a favorite among young Hollywood celebrities such as Jessica Simpson, Lauren Conrad, Paris Hilton, Tara Reid, Rihanna, Katherine Heigl, and Linsay Lohan. Linea Pelle is also well-known for its high quality of standards in hand-crafted Italian belts. There is a large collection of leather accessories for men and women. No two belts are exactly the same.

And so I went to the website of linea pelle collection, and instantly I fell in love with these bags.

Ricky Medium Tote
I really love this design.. I love studs on buckles and studs on bags. Plus it has a pocket outside which I look for in designs. It can also be converted to a messenger bag since it has a detachable shoulder strap. I can use this on work during weekdays, and on dates during the weekends.
• available colors: black.
• washed italian leather, multi-stud detail.
• 14.5" h x 15.5" l x 11" drop.
• zip top closure, exterior zip pocket, interior utility pockets, interior zip compartment, adjustable/detachable shoulder strap.
• washed in special garment and enzyme blend for soft casual look.

Dylan 48 Hr Weekender
This is perfect for going out of town and spending few days off your house. I think my weekend clothes would fit perfectly in this bag. I love the design which does not look like a gym bag.
• available colors: black, espresso (dark brown), iron (grey).
• washed italian leather,solid gunmetal hardware.
• 17" h x 19.5" l, 11" drop.
• features two outside zip pockets, inside zip pocket, two inside utility pockets,zip top closures, comes with adjustable shoulder strap.
• washed in special garment and enzyme blend for soft casual look.

Dylan Folding Tote
This bag is perfect for work and even for travelling and even comes with a messenger strap! I love that it can be used 2 ways, one that is on the handle, and the other when you can fold the top part! This is certainly a fashionable bag!

• available colors: black, espresso (dark brown), iron (grey).
• washed italian leather.
• solid gunmetal hardware.
• 19" l x 17.5" h.
• 9.5" drop.
• 16" drop when folded.
• adjustable messenger strap.
• features three outside zip pockets.
• inside zip pocket.
• two inside utility pockets.
• zip top closures.
• washed in special garment and enzyme blend for soft casual look.

Perry Stud Baguette
This is a cute bag for parties. I like the studs in the bag. It gives a strong character to the feminine shape of the bag.
• available colors: black and cognac (light brown).
• washed italian leather.
• inside zip pocket and utility pockets.
• magnetic closure.
• 10.75"w x 6.25"h.
• comes with adjustable messenger strap.

One thing I like about Linea Pelle bags is that the leathers don’t look like it is heavy. They all are very soft and easy to carry.

They also have other collection like clutches, belts for women and men!

Women's Multi-Studded Sliced Leather Hip Belt

Women's Vintage Hip Belt with Criss Cross Studding

Men's Jean Belt with Braided Design

Men's Jean Belt with Domed Studs

Try checking their site and see if you like one for yourself or as a gift.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Muniz shoes

I love these shoes. Carmina Villaroel, an actress and host in the Philippines has ventured into shoes business. All were named from her closest friends and relatives. The designs were very modern and most ladies would want to wear it. There were few flat shoes, and here is the one that I liked.

Shoes name is Antonia.

Prices of her shoes ranges from around P1,700 to around P2,800 though I think I saw one at P4,500. There were no shoes that have kitten heels (of course!) and all of it have more than 4 inches I think. I like the shoes she named from one of my favorite actress and host, Gelli de Belen.

That is Gianelli, available in brown and black.

Then my favorite of them all which I am thinking of ordering.

Her name is Bianca. I like the heels, I like net like design and the loop strap. I hope I will made up my mind to order it, because I heard ladies are going gaga and they are only producing limited quantity. I just don’t know if the shoes is comfortable though since no one can attest to that since the brand is fairly new.

So ladies try to check out the shoes at I like that that Carmina herself is modeling the shoes. She said that they are only taking online orders, they don’t have any other account or is not available in stores.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Eat, Pray, Love

Unlike all the girls who liked the book, I for one found the book boring. Yes, it has some exciting parts and you wouldn’t want to wait till the next scenes. I’ve read some reviews that the author injected some humor but then, it’s either I don’t have the sense of humor, or I do not share the part.

Basically the story is really about eating in Italy, Praying in India and Finding love in Indonesia. But her storytelling for me was a bit dragging. There she is writing about the food, how good it looks and hot tasty and yummy it was. But when I was reading it, I was having a hard time picture the food. I cannot imagine it being tasty from her description.

Don’t shoot me! I don’t have anything against the author. In fact when I saw the trailer of its movie version starring Julia Roberts, and found out that it was a book, I went to a bookstore and bought the book. But then it took me two weeks to finish it. If not for the popularity of the book, and the movie, I would not finish the book, but I wanted to compare the movie and the book eventually. Usually when I find an interesting book, I just finish it less than a week, sometimes in just 2 nights, but it surprise me to see that I have been reading it for two weeks.

I found the pray part the most dragging and boring part of the book. Maybe because I don’t do yoga that I didn’t appreciate it. On the other hand, I’m thinking that if it is written nicely, I would be enticed to try yoga. One interesting part for me was the character of Richard from Texas as well as that guy from New Zealand who gave her the key to that place where he eventually “talked” with his husband. It was exciting for me to read a mentioned of a Filipino in her class; too bad that’s just about it. Well I know several people, friends and celebrities into yoga, so I wouldn’t be surprised if someone went to India to go and do it there.

I only found a few interesting things about her story in Bali, but I felt like I wanted to stop her for giving that much money to that mother and daughter. But I found the kid interesting. It also amazed me how she was able to raise that much money. It was interesting to see that she found somebody to love in Bali. Would I buy the 2nd book that talks about that? Nah.. I would probably just go to the bookstore and read the last few pages to see the ending.

The movie is another story. I hope to catch it one of these days.