Friday, December 30, 2011

Elaine's 2011 and New Year Message


Gained 7 lbs.
Had mumps for 2 weeks.
Been unemployed for 5 months.
Had a career crisis.
Missed a lot of events and reunions.
Had my heart broken.


Had my bachelor's degree.
Got a job.
Met some awesome people.
Traveled to different places in the Philippines.
Had some new experiences.
Won a cellphone and and an overnight stay at a suite. :))
Got a lot of free alcoholic drinks (though I don't drink that much anymore)
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Cliche as it may sound, but time flies so fast. 2011 was like a roller coaster ride for me as I had my ups and downs; and in just a minute the ride's over.


We may had a lot of bad experiences this year, but those spurts of happy moments compensated what we felt and lost from those unpleasant memories we had this year.


2012 is almost a day away. Another year for us to be open to new experiences, a new environment, and even a new love. Change is as inevitable as time, but whatever happens this coming year, may we face it with courage, hope, and the thought that we are never alone. Thank God for another year ahead! May we all be blessed! Happy New Year!! :)

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Modern Clara

This is a super long overdue post! It's the 2nd set of our photo shoot last May; 
apparently I almost forgot posting this online since I got out of the scene for a while. 
Now I'm back I want to share this photo collage of the shots we got. 

Maria Clara was in fact not as conservative as we thought she would be based on common misconception about her. She was as I've learned from my high school Filipino teacher a not so conservative lady.
How would you describe a Modern Maria Clara?
Comment in your answers :)


*All of what the model's wearing are her own except for my purple necklace and pink skirt.

 Model: Claire Obana
Stylist: Elaine Tiu
Photographer: Iona Lacson

COLLEGE IN STYLE

College is one of the best times in a person's life. Here is where you meet friends from different walks of life and definitely outside your usual high school comfort zones.Friendships and relationships that lasts are made, different and exciting moments are experienced. Nothing beats college life!

When you were(or are still, or will be) in college, do you still have to wear a uniform? We did in UST, but it didn't stop me from revamping my uniform and spicing it up a bit.
Here's some shots of it. We had a choice of wearing slacks or skirts but I obviously chose the latter. ;)


LOST AND WILL BE FOUND

WARNING: You are now entering into my thoughtbox here, maybe irrelevant, but what the heck this is my blog after all.


Forgive me for it's been a while since I last posted. I had been having some boggling moments lately that needed my major attention. This is the point of my life where I feel like a major flop. I'm definitely a NPA(no permanent address) when I'm at Manila which is really my home; I still don't have a job and the jobs I want seems like they didn't want me; I try to do something productive but then I stopped because of my NPA situation and I'm currently residing in Pampanga though sometimes we go back to Manila to take care of somet stuff.This sitch is really making it hard for me to be productive. 


I had lost direction. 




Knowing that losing direction is a major life crisis, I pondered this past few months on what I really want to do and stick to that plan. Somehow it's still the same, I still want to work in the fashion industry but I don't have the means to do so. I remembered applying for Girbaud as a buyer the past months but sadly they didn't contact me for an interview even after I followed it up. After a few weeks, I heard that my friend was contacted and she got the job, that was when I followed it up, but still no news from the team. I also applied for a few networks, and had been helping my tita with her talent agency(with a few VTRs aside hihi). But I still don't have a stable job.


 I didn't want a sit in jobs where I would just infinitely edit and design graphics for advertising agencies and networks. I want to be a fashion stylist, merch buyer for apparels, maybe a fashion designer, production assistant or an events coordinator. I want to move around, I want to travel. I don't want a 9-12 office job. But somehow if I want to start working asap I can't be choosy anymore. I have to make money.Freelancing is not enough anymore, I have to have a 9-5 job, as much I don't want office work that makes my butt hurt and my eyes strain, I have to. Now I'm still looking for work and waiting for a few companies to contact me back for interview. I just wish I get the job I want, if I had a new opportunity for it I'd definitely grab it immediately and never let it pass.


For now I just have to wait for the right job and right time. :)


While waiting I'll just start posting again!Yeey!!


<3 Elaine

Thursday, May 19, 2011

0515:Nonliving fashion things

ACCESSORIES MAKEUP AND SHOES-fashionista's addiction.
Before we started with the shoot Iona was artistically taking shots of our shoes and accessories.


ALL HAIL HEELS!!




*drool*
PHOTOGRAPHED BY IONA LACSON



PHOTOGRAPHED BY IONA LACSON
POST PROCESS BY ELAINE TIU



Till next shoot!
(2nd 0515 shoot will be posted soon)
<3 Elaine

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

0515: Summer Shoot (1st set)

First set of 0515 shoot. 
We went all the way to Marikina for this shoot because my friend claire who lives there owns the cam and is also my model. We took a cab which costs us 200 + 50 extra.T_T But it's worth it, at least we weren't all sweaty before we get on with the shoot. So here's the first set from our shoot.

PHOTOGAPHED BY IONA LACSON
POST PROCESS BY ELAINE TIU
STYLING BY ELAINE TIU


  1. ORANGE BEADED BRACELET

    WELLMANSON
  2. DIY BANGLES

  3. MARBLE BANGLE

  4. WRAP AROUND MAXI DRESS

    MY MAGIC CLOSET
  5. STRAW HAT

    CLAIRE'S
  6. DENIM VEST

    ESPRIT
  7. BEIGE HIGH WAIST SKIRT

    LANDMARK
  8. DENIM STAPPY WEDGES

    CHINA
  9. PURPLE BAG WITH DIY PENDANT BROOCH

    MY MAGIC CLOSET


PHOTOGAPHED BY IONA LACSON
POST PROCESS BY ELAINE TIU
STYLING BY ELAINE TIU WITH 
MODEL: CLAIRE OBANA



  1. tUBE DRESS, DIY,FROM MY MAGIC CLOSET
  2. MARBLE BANGLE

  3. BEIGE SHOULDER BAG, uNITED COLORS OF BENETTON
  4. sTRAPPY SLIP ONS

    mODEL'S OWN
  5. WHITE BEAD NECKLACE

    MODEL'S OWN
  6. BLACK BELT, MODEL'S OWN



Thursday, May 12, 2011

Counting Blogyears

I started blogging when I was in grade 5,back when it wasn't a trend yet. When internet was introduced to my raw mind, I already wanted my own website, a personal virtual space where I can write anything and put stuff in it (Yes, the music, chatbox and all that gadgets we have right now were my online blog fetish those days, well even now : >).Counting blogyears, I've been unconsciously blogging for about 2 years and consciously blogging for 6 years, so that's a total of 8 blogging years!!

And now I'm reminiscing my blogyears....
*tentenenententenenen*
*nostalgic blur*


The first ever blog I had was hosted by Xanga(Remember this?)

*removing cobwebs*
http://elaine16.xanga.com



My layout was such a fail back then, even if it was provided.

This is another xanga site of mine (I kind of had a habit of abandoning non updated blogs back then since no one was reading it anyway)

*removing more cobwebs*
http://purple-fashionista.xanga.com



Yes, I was a huge Mary-kate and Ashley fan. I buy there books back then. I especially loved their "So many things to do, so little time" book series. ANOTHER BLOG LAYOUT FAIL.The MK&A layout wasn't even aligned and don't even start reading my post, I can't stop laughing at myself since I've started reading my oh so ancient blog posts. Another thing, see the date? my last post in Xanga was on August 2005! That's 6 years ago!

Enough of Xanga, the next host of my blog was (tentenenen!) BLOGGER!!

*not so much cobwebs*
http://tiuela.blogspot.com




I forgot when I went back to blogging again, but I'm guessing it was either in 4th year high school or during 1st year college. So I decided to try blogger, and here it is! I had my own theme and made my banner and all, but this is more of my personal blog. All my previous rants,complains, hopes, and dreams are posted here. I stopped blogging here because my friend was using wordpress and in wp, the posts can be made private with password lock(and so I was amazed)!

*no more cobwebs,just dusty*
http://tiuela.wordpress.com




The time I switched to WP was the time I had my 1st boyfriend(before the start of the year and we broke up last march) and the time I got a new phone, so it was like a whole new chapter of my life. But then I had to stop posting and visiting my WP because it was full of my love memories with my ex. And so now I'm back to my dear ol' BLOGGER! But this time, it's freakin' PUBLIC babe!

*FRESH*
http://revamplaine.blogspot.com



I wanted to start anew. Now with something other than my rants and complains about life. This time it will be something useful and beautiful to show the world that "Hey! I'm Elaine Tiu! Oh by the way I exist!"

Back then I didn't care whether someone read my posts or not (or so I thought), I just wanted my own blog to write in, asides from my usual notebook diary. But now I've gone PUBLIC! Promoting my blog and all, this time I want people to read what I have to say, and appreciate what I have to show.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Fashion Inks!

I call my fashion illustration Finks 
(LOL)
 Isn't it cute?? 
I just doodle on my Adobe Illustator canvas and this is the result of an ultimate bumness session with the one and only moi Elaine :)


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Business meeting at Kozui

Ever wished to have a fashion line with your friends? I did, and now we are on the verge of creating our own brand. Just awhile ago me and my friends met at Kozui, too bad I didn't take shots with them to post here. Oh you really have to try out there spicy dandan noodles and their green tea drinks!(Yes it's worth advertising this in my blog)


Visit their website here: http://kozui.com

And now my friends are gone, our meeting is done, I've got some things left to do but I got into my vain mood resulting to this:


Against the light, but I'm still pretty. : >  (BWAHAHA)


 Seriously how did I do this.only one pupil goes to the center :o

What would I look like if i would have a nosejob? :>

Busy sketching??Nah!Just posing :)))

Monday, May 9, 2011

FIELDWORK

This is my cousin Nova, I was so in need of a subject but I didn't have time to pick out a model so I just asked my cousin if she could pose for me for our fashion photo plate back in 3rd year college. Though she really had a potential in runway modeling, if only she wanted to. The babydoll dress she's wearing is a piece I got from Landmark about 2 years ago. I didn't had enough time for this project but it wasn't so bad. This is what cramming looked like:

fashion2

These shots were taken from our wide field lot in Mabalacat, Pampanga by me.

fashion1