One of my favorite outfits. At the last minute, I threw in the leather shorts from Topshop, because it's a bit much to wear them in the sweltering Manila heat. The top is a find from Divisoria for P500. My sister was wary about me buying them (very lola (grandma) daw), but I'm happy I got them. The lilac hue is quite pretty! Boots bought at a Rachel Comey sample sale. Photos by Bahaghari.
A favorite photo by Bahag. Bahag was one of my favorite photographers to work with on fashion editorials back when he was still based in Manila. He flew to Dublin from Japan (where he now lives) as the official photog for the wedding and all the shenanigans before and after the event. Very street-style pap noh? That's Bahag for you. He picks up his camera and starts shooting away ninja-style, producing candid photos that vivid and beautiful. As for that thing around me, it's my "blanket." Apart from my camel cape, the only other piece of "outerwear" I have is this ginormous throw bought at Giant Tiger in Canada. I tend to look like a bag lady when I wear it but hey, anything to keep me warm!
I also enjoyed seeing all the GUINNESS ads. The posters are the work of artist John Gilroy, who was so good that Walt Disney attempted to pirate him. You'll find these posters everywhere you go in Dublin.
There are a lot of offshoot Guinness products (think mustard, meat marinade, and chocolates). They also give out free recipe cards so you can make your own Guinness concoction. This looks like an easy recipe: Guinness Truffles!
Of course we couldn't leave without having a pint. It's free at the end of the tour!
One of my favorite scarves. The silk material + the print make it very sosy!
When you're in Dublin, you must stop in at Trinity College. We went there to see the Book of Kells, a highly detailed, painstakingly illustrated and ornamented manuscript of the four Gospels of the New Testament. At the end of the exhibit, you'll get to walk through the Old Library. My inner bookworm was in heaven upon entering the musty hall packed floor-to-ceiling with ancient books. I WANT a library like this. The exhibit ticket was another free gift from the McDermott's. (Photo grabbed from Best Tourism.)
Here's a cool interior idea: using empty picture frames to embellish patterned wallpaper.
And the main event, the wedding! It was a touching ceremony at the small, but beautiful Newman University Church.
You gotta love the details on Kissa's Carey Santiago dress.
|Details, details. Sadly, I lost the ring that same night (and to think I bought it that same morning!)|
I was hesitant about bringing these shoes because I doubt I will be able to wear them much on this trip. But they really made the outfit, so I'm happy I did. Bonus: they're surprisingly comfortable too!
|On a final note, you can't go to Dublin and not notice the colorful front doors. They make the already lovely cityscape even more charming.|
That's it for Dublin! Watch out for my Irish countryside post. I promise you will be awed by the photos. :)
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