I’m wearing this gray (or grey?) dress for a night out in Tokyo. Packing for travel is (not my idea of fun) always a challenge but choosing interchangeable, neutral colors always work. GWB. Gray, white and black. Can’t go wrong with that.
This is a perfect example of weather-disoriented travel dressing. Because of my lack of Fahrenheit to Celsius conversion skills, I ended up with this. I thought it was warm enough to walk around Tokyo in shorts and a flowy top, but as soon as I poked my head outside I was wrong, of course. I was running late and had to grab something to layer with.
Thus, the all too confused outfit. But the weather and the city that morning was absolutely stunning.
I have been very busy traveling all over Southeast Asia in the last few weeks, hence the lack of posts. My Japan trip was in the works earlier this year and I’ve waited a long, long time for this and it finally happened!
It’s my first time in Japan and I am in love! It has been a dream and it is everything I expected and more.
I have a lot of travel photos coming up and I can’t wait to share them with you!
These photos were taken at the Conrad Hotel in Tokyo where I was staying and the Tokyo Train station. Disclaimer: totally not my car.
I was documented by a very talented photographer and cinematographer, Dibs Trofeo, as I was taking photos on a recent trip to Vigan. Thank God for him, I can have an outfit post.
So, in a matter of two weeks I switched from layers of bulky winter clothing to almost (laughable) small amounts of fabric. My friends were scared that the dress was going to fall off of me in the middle of a Black Friday religious procession.
Cotton dress: H&M (from the Maternity section, I believe). No, there’s no bun in the oven. It was just so comfortable.
I left the East coast winter, flew back to the Middle East, unpacked my suitcases in the hallway, washed my winter clothes, packed my summer clothes and flew 15 hours to Southeast Asia (that would be the roundup of my life in the last week, to say the least).
It is SUMMER here. I cannot fathom this heat as I was just freezing my ass a few weeks ago. I made it in time and met friends in Manila as I was invited to visit the province of Vigan for the Holy Week. Phew.
I still have a few posts for New York, but I had to share the shots that I have taken on this recent trip.
The City of Vigan is the capital of the Province of Ilocos Sur. The old city was established in 1572 and is located on the western coast of the large island of Luzon in the Philippines, facing the South China Sea.
It is a World Heritage Site in that it is one of the few Hispanic towns left in the Philippines, and is well known for its cobblestone streets, and a unique architecture that fuses Philippine and Oriental building designs and construction, with colonial European architecture. (source: Wikipedia, just because I’m too lazy to write my own description)
A friend owns the mansion where most of these photos were taken. He is an avid antique collector and is obsessed with restoring old Spanish colonial homes.
The most interesting fact is: Scenes from the 1989 movie, “Born on the Fourth of July” was filmed in this house. The Tom Cruise love scene was taken in the bedroom next to the room I was staying in.