Friday, August 26, 2011

Shining Shimmering Splendid

Hey Lovelies,

I wore a silver sequined dress by Erzullie, it's also one of their Yule 2011 Collection. 

The dress is knee length and a bit loose so that you can move comfortably. 
I paired my shiny outfit with red stiletto by Janilyn which is one of my most favorite heels. 

Silver Sequined Dress: Erzullie Fierce Curves
Higheels: Janilyn

I hope you like it!



Thursday, August 25, 2011

The Real Deal On Body Acceptance

Hey lovelies,
This week, the plus size community and the HAES (Healthy at Every Size Community) responded to Jess Weiner’s Glamour article about “How Loving Her Body Almost Killed Her.” Since Confidence is one thing I often try to stress as an overarching theme, and HAES is something I believe in, I invited Golda Poretsky in to share with YOU and me exactly what Body Acceptance IS and what it is NOT. Enjoy! 
As you may have heard by now, former body acceptance advocate Jess Weiner was interviewed by Glamour about how loving her body almost killed her.  In the article she shares how, for her, body acceptance had meant not checking in on her health.
Many of us in the body acceptance community have already picked apart the inconsistencies and problematic aspects of this piece.  But truthfully, the part of the story that I find most horrendous is that Weiner completely mischaracterizes body acceptance in order to tear it down.
So I think it’s time to get some clarity on what body acceptance really is, what it means, and why it can be so healing for all of us.  Of course, I can’t speak for everyone’s experience of body acceptance, but this is the way I understand it if we break it down into the simplest terms.

What It is

Body acceptance means, as much as possible, approving of and loving your body, despite its “imperfections”, real or perceived.  That means accepting that your body is fatter than some others, or thinner than some others, that your eyes are a little crooked, that you have a disability that makes walking difficult, that you have health concerns that you have to deal with — but that all of that doesn’t mean that you need to be ashamed of your body or try to change it.  Body acceptance allows for the fact that there is a diversity of bodies in the world, and that there’s no wrong way to have one.

What It’s Not

Body acceptance is not about intentionally disregarding your health.  Accepting and loving your body includes paying attention to its signals and symptoms.

Who It’s For

Body acceptance is for anyone who has a body. Weight and body oppression is oppressive to everyone.  I’ve worked with women who were a size 6 who hated their bodies more than other clients who were a size 24.  When you live in a society that says that one kind of body is bad and and other is good, those with “good” bodies constantly fear that their bodies will go “bad”, and those with “bad” bodies are expected feel shame and do everything they can to have “good” bodies.  In the process, we torture our bodies, and do everything from engage in disordered eating to invasive surgery to make ourselves okay. We blame our friends and family for not having the right kind of body.  Nobody wins in this kind of struggle.

Why Body Acceptance Is Healthy

Body hatred creates an incredible amount of stress in your mind and body.  When you’re fixated on what you don’t like about your body and desperately trying to change it, you’ll not only engage in dangerous behaviors that don’t lead to better health (restricting food, over-exercising, surgeries). When you start loving your body and respecting its cues and signals, you can eat in a way that nourishes you, move in ways that are good for your body, and seek out health care from professionals who actually respect you and care for you as a whole person.
Here are some of the wonderful things that can happen when you live your life from a place of body acceptance, love and respect:
When you see your body with love and approval, amazing changes happen.  You might:
    • Decide to stop dieting and eat in a way that is healing and nourishing.
    • Begin to heal from an eating disorder.
    • Stop over-exercising when you realize that you might be damaging your precious body.
    • Start exercising when you find that moving your body in loving ways feels good.
    • Get better medical care because you know that you are entitled to more than “it’ll go away if you lose weight.”
    • Get out of a relationship that doesn’t serve you.
    • Get in to a relationship where you are truly loved and cared for.
    • Find the confidence to set boundaries with people in your life.
    • Stop comparing yourself to everyone and see the beauty in yourself.
    • Find that intuitive eating is easier than you thought.
    • Feel free from the pain of self hatred and feel great being the person you are.

Why It’s Important

Love Your Body Campaign
People with bodies that are viewed as non-normative (and this includes fat people, despite the fact that there are so many of us) face a lot of stigma, discrimination, and exclusion on a day-to-day basis. Via body acceptance, fat people can say, “I realize you have a problem with my body, but I refuse to internalize that.” By refusing to accept the shame that we’re supposed to feel about our bodies, we create change in our lives and in the lives of those around us.  We transform struggle and shame to peace and pride.  Body acceptance becomes an invitation to others, fat, thin, or in between, to love their bodies as well.
This is a re-post from

Thanks for reading!



Sunday, August 21, 2011

*** Erzullie's blue green top over my skinny jeans ***

Hey Lovelies,

How's your day? 
Below are some of the raw files from our Erzullie- Fierce Curves Yule Collection photo shoot. I wore their blue green sleeveless top and paired it with skinny jeans plus wedge shoes. 

TOP:  Erzullie;Fierce Curves
JEANS: Human
FOOTWEAR: Janilyn 

Thanks for viewing!


BarbieJhaki :)

Saturday, August 20, 2011

xoxo RED INK xoxo

Hey lovelies,

I had a brunch date with one of my bestfriends and I wore a comfy white long blouse with newpaper pattern print. To add colors, I decided to wear a red stiletto and and a navy blue bag plus a red necklace.
I hope you like it!


Tuesday, August 16, 2011


To all Erzullies out there, REJOICE!

Erzullie will be at the NEXT BIG THING BAZAAR, at the Rockwell Tent, Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Center, Makati City on AUGUST 19 to 21, 2011. 

- Enjoy 50% off on all of their remaining pieces from their past collections!
- Grab your Yule 2011 pieces as well before they run out!
- Get 10% OFF, when you visit their booth wearing Erzullie items! 

Thank you!



Sunday, August 14, 2011

*** Erzullie Photoshoot: Behind the scene ***

Hey Lovelies,

Here are the behind the scenes shots of our photo shoot for Erzullie: Fierce Curves.
This is a sneak peak  of their YULE Collection and I fell in love with their pieces. 

I had so much fun working with them, they're all professional, smart, witty and friendly. 

First of all, thanks to the following:

Photo by: Michelle Luciano
Fashion Stylist: Berna Cuevas
Make Up Artists: Aries de Guzman and Louis Lara
Key Pieces ( Clothes) Erzullie Yule 2011 Collection
Studio: Rouge Studio, Ortigas

The photos below are some of my stolen shots during the actual shoot. I wore their  white and fuchsia pompom skirt, I really love it! I'll include the price once I post the official photos.

My Hair and make up by Louis and Berna.

We had our fitting at the Backstage, Serendra last August 6. Oh my, I love all their clothes !!! 

We have signed a formal agreement with regards the photo shoot/event.

These are my new friends Aries de Guzman and Berna Cuevas of Erzullie.

With Marian and Khris

Thanks for my make up Louise! :)

At the ROUGE Studio, Ortigas

 Taking some fun shots with my make up artist.

Behind me is pretty Karen,one of the models.

I heart my make up! :)

 Striking a pose ^_*

With lovely Aries,during the shoot. 

Erzullie Team

One of the models, Karen Mangahas.

Erzullie have chosen Plus Size women not only as a model of their lovely pieces but those models who have unique personality that will complement their exquisite designs.
I'm so grateful to be one of them, not only for the opportunity but also for the new friendship and of course the freebies. haha : P

I love you guys thanks for having me as part of your team. More power & God bless! :)

By the way lovelies you can find their Yule 2011 Collection at their nearest outlet(s).

What are you waiting for, check it out!

Erzullie products are available in the following store(s):
2nd floor, Cinderella, Glorietta 3, Makati City


2C-18 2/F Serendra, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig 

1344 Fillmore Street Brgy. Palanan, Makati City (near Cash & Carry)

Thanks so much for reading!


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