Thursday, May 31, 2012

***An interview: My first LOVE plus size brand ERZULLIE***

An interview: My first LOVE plus size brand ERZULLIE***

Hey Lovelies,

I'm so excited about this interview, of course by my first love Plus size brand Erzullie.
Although this is already my second time, I'm always happy and proud to be part of their team.
Thank you so much Erzullie for all the support and love!

Kindly check their website for my interview and updates about their brand:



Meanwhile, here's a copy of their interview:

Jhaki (David-Calanoc), just like Khris (Guarin), has inspired a lot of plus size women and a lot of new Erzulliestas came out because of them. I love her style because whatever it is, you know --- IT'S JHAKI. --- Aries De Guzman, on why Jhaki David became a model again for Resort 2012


1.       Name:  

Jhaki David-Calanoc

2.       Occupation:  

Sr.Account Executive / Business Unit Head

3.       Before you became an icon, what was your journey as a plus size woman? What was the meaning of being ‘plus size’ to you? Why?

I was always on the chubby side since I was a little girl. I also went through the bullying stage from others and being insecure of being fat plus I also suffered from anorexia nervosa and iron deficiency anemia during my teens.

Luckily,  I am blessed with a partner, a family and best friends  that believes in me and supports my dreams, they are the ultimate source of both inspiration and confidence. And as my perspective grows I decided to accept myself and embrace my curves.

Instead of letting them put  a good spirit down, I look at the brighter side of things with the help of positive attitude.

I love feeling good, taking care of myself and wearing what I want.

On the other hand, being a “Plus Size” is also a privilege. I am just one of the Plus Size women out there who wants to inspire others and who seek changes when it comes to beauty and fashion world. But I didn’t know how, until I was chosen as one of the Erzullie Icons.

4.       Before you were an Icon, were you already able to come into terms with your body? If yes, how did you come about accepting yourself as plus size?

Before being part of Erzullie as an Icon, I already accepted and love myself  the way I was created by God.
However,  there are still questions in my mind. Like, why I have slow metabolism? Why I’m not skinny? Why I’m not long legged? And so on and so forth.

Later on, I realized that I was born this way for a reason. I was destined to inspire other women who are also facing the same issue with their body.

5.       What triggered you to accept yourself as a plus size woman? Why?


I decided to look at the bright side of being a plus size. Instead of comparing myself  to others especially when it comes to body measurements, I bear in my mind that diversity is beautiful and all we need to do is to embrace and accept our uniqueness.

Through Erzullie, I discover a lot in the Plus Size world.  I met the most beautiful, kind and talented plus size people. Erzullie opened my eyes to accept my imperfections and to be contented plus appreciate more what I have.

6.       As an Erzullie Icon, you did some fashion projects, what was your most favorite and memorable? Why?

I had numerous favorite and memorable moments with Erzullie as a brand and also with the people behind it.  So far, my top favorite was The Erzullie and Empresario Fashion Show. It was my first runway walk. I love it!

7.       How did being an Erzullie Icon, in general, change you as a plus size woman? Did it enrich you or you just feel the same about it? How so and why?

Erzullie developed  my skills professionally and enhanced my personal relationship with other people.

8.       During your iconship, you have met other people who are also part of the plus size community from regular customers to people actually working on the field of the plus size fashion industry, did that change your perception of what plus size is? How and why?

I always admire and always will respect the plus size people. I was amazed to found out that there are many plus size women out there, just like me.

9.       To you then, what is plus size? Is it about measurement or outlook? Elaborate


  Being a Plus Size is more than just our body measurements. It’s more of the way we see it and our attitudes towards being a plus size.  If you are confident that you are sexy and beautiful, then everyone will agree.

10.   What is your message to the plus size community, in general? What do you think is the most important thing that they should know about how they should handle their body right now? 

Perfection isn't fixed and diversity is beautiful. Keep in mind that everyone is unique and all of us still have room for improvements.

I believe that God blessed me with a full figured body and large structured bones for a reason and that's my inspiration to love myself.

I looked at the physical differences on a broader spectrum, that sizes must not limit you from reaching the dream and it doesn't make you any less to anybody. Keep your spirit up, be kind to others, accept and love yourself.


Thank you for reading!


xoxo


BarbieJhaki

Thursday, May 24, 2012

SuperSale Bazaar x Philippine Fashion Week

Hey Lovelies,

The much anticipated Philippine Fashion Week started already and now on its 20th season.
Get ready to be blown away by wonderful items from various booth of blogger sellers. SuperSale Bazaar will be from May 23-27, 2012 at SMX Convention Center from 10:00am-9:00pm.



Please don't forget to drop by at my favorite brands:


Krave Minerale Cosmeceuticals



Erzullie








Thank you for reading!


xoxo


BarbieJhaki

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

*** Peacock Messy Bun***

Hey Lovelies,
Summer season is definitely the hottest time here in our country, that is why messy bun is the trendiest hairstyle. I always do a messy bun but this time I tried a peacock style. It is a combination of crown and pony tail bun.
It is not as messy as the traditional one.
On the other hand, there are different kinds of bun like classic, tall, knot, double, crown, coiled, updo, punk, floral and tendril bun.
You can also create your own style, like military and ballerina bun.











Top: People are People
Heels: The Ramp




Thank you for viewing!

xoxo

BarbieJhaki

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

***Let's Go Shopping at Fashion Wearhaus Plus***

Hey Lovelies,
Treat yourself with something new from Fashion Wearhaus Plus!!!
I had so much fun with my friends last weekend.
They have spacious dressing room and the lights are bright and mirrors are clear so that you will  easily notice if the color of the item suits your complexion and if the size fits you.




Fashion Wearhaus Plus is located at 
1165 Rizal Street, Cabanatuan City (In front of Plaza Lucero, beside Royal Trading)
Telephone #: 044 464-7942




One of my best friend Maricel while shopping at Fashion Wearhaus Plus



My BFF Gelyn inside the fitting room. 





xoxo

BarbieJhaki

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

***BubbleGum SweetHeart***

Hey Lovelies,


This is what I wore for a day of running errands at work and it is not a secret that I LOVE pink on pretty much everything.
I styled it with a frayed yellow silk dress with bubble gum pink heels that I bought from The Ramp in Glorietta, Makati.




















After work, I asked my mom to go out shopping.



 We also dropped by at my favorite fashion store at the a'postrophe, Glorietta.





Thank you for viewing!

xoxo

BarbieJhaki

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

***My Maxi Dress, Red Lips and a Leather Jacket***

Hey Lovelies,

Felt like dropping by and saying hi since I’ve been short on words for the past few post. It’s been a whirlwind of a week but my younger sister Jaydee and I had a relaxing Spa treat at Vimara Wellness Spa. 

Now moving on to the outfit. I decided to embrace this circulating trend of the maxi dress with a leather jacket. I have really been loving it since I first saw it on celebrities. It’s really the perfect way to feel comfy and fashionable.The jacket is from Bettina from SM Department Store and the dress is from LandMark. 












With my lovely sister, Jaydee. ^^





Vimara Wellness Spa





xoxo

BarbieJhaki
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