fabchub

Style inspirations for the fabulous Pinay plusies. Her Royal Chubness is a Manila-based freelance web content maker and troll apprentice in her mid-twenties who likes clothes that fit, cats, taking gratuitous photos of herself, and the badass men of Breaking Bad. This is the first time she has referred to herself in the third person. email: fabchub@gmail.com

Phantom of the Opera

HAI GURLS HAIII! 

As promised, I’m posting my outfit when we saw Phantom of the Opera (AKA best show ~EVURRR~ !!!!11) last September 27. My homegirl Mikka hooked us up with awesome seats at less than half the price, which was a pretty sick deal. Honestly though, if I didn’t have a friend with connection I would be happy to pay full price because, did I say, it was super A-MAH-ZING??!!! 

I will stop myself before I go into an ecstatic, froth-in-the-mouth review of the entire fantastic thing. But I swear, I was on POTO-mode a full week after we saw the show, randomly bursting into my rendition of Music of the Night, Masquerade, All I Ask of You, etc. I was also threatening everyone being annoying that I’ll have them murdered by the Phantom in his signature twisted, creative fashion. I’m even considering getting a POTO ink, that’s how much I loved it! 

OOTD: 

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Royal blue low neck top: Thrifted

Multicolor balloon skirt: Thrifted 

Statement necklace: SM Department Store

(oversized clutch and slim belt already featured)

Blue faux suede strappy sandals with gold piping: Payless (my favorite pair of heels at the moment)

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Orchestra seats, yo!

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Blurry pfft. (photos from Galaxy S2)

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With bro, sis, and sis. We look great, don’t we? 

Hope y’all were able to catch POTO in their extended Manila run. There were a lot of haters of the musical in the Philippines, many are those annoying ‘Filipino pride’ types who JUST DON’T GET IT. I won’t even go into that here, because I try to keep things positive on the blog. One thing’s for sure though: if you think POTO is not good enough, we can never, ever, EVER be friends. 

Holler if you had a chance to catch the show, or tell me your favorite musical, or basically ask me anything

XOXO, 

Her Royal Chubness

Neon

Dear Chubbies, 

A couple of weeks ago, my brother, sister, and I went to see a free movie via CineEuropa (‘2 Days in Paris’ starring Julie Delpy and Adam Goldberg), then later on the commercial showing of the indie flick ‘Ang Nawawala’. Here’s what I wore: 

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Neon orange assymetrical sleeveless top: Thrifted

Maroon jeggings: Robinson’s Department Store

Glitter flats: Payless SM Dasma

Pink leather bag: Leather market in Florence

Sunnies: Chanel store in Vienna

That neon orange is really bright (photos from my brother’s Galaxy 2 so a little crappy), much like the orange you see on safety vests worn by traffic police at night. I got blatant stares from people for it hehe. 

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With my sister Olive. Her style is hipster-y and young.

You’ll notice that I got rid of the curls on the side of my head. They grew longer and got harder to style. So now I sport a regular bob which I’m growing out, because I cannot stress this enough: I MISS MY LONG HAIR. So no haircuts for me for at least 2 years. 

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Check out my detached pearl collar. I got a pair of scissors and cut this from a shirt I saw at the thrift store for Php 150. What’s great about it is that the pearls are not just sewn onto the collar, they are secured (welded on to the fabric) with a metal pin. And these things retail for around 400 to 500 bucks, so not bad, right? 

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These are extremely glittery. A current favorite. 

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Hanging out with the Chipmunks

Sorry for the lack of posts. I still love you, though. :) And there will be one coming soon on my outfit when we saw The Phantom of the Opera. For now, let’s catch up! 

XOXO, 

Her Royal Chubness

Tulle and Studs

Dear Fabbie Chubs, 

Just sharing with you my outfit from last Wednesday when I went to dinner with my good friend DJ. I took him to Cafe Mary Grace in Greenbelt 2, where pasta, pastries and emotional support where shared. 

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My posture in this photo is just —bad :( 

Studded top and tulle skirt - thrifted

Studded pointed maryjanes - American Apparel

I like this ensemble because of the striking contrast of all the pieces, which made me feel like a rockstar princess. 

I don’t know if it was the skirt I was wearing or my hair, but everyone — well, not really, just a lot of people on the streets were staring at me that day. I normally don’t notice these things anymore and it’s usually people walking with me who point out if somebody’s staring, but somehow that day I saw them all and I don’t really know if they’re seeing something they like or they think I’m ridiculous. Haha I don’t give a fuck either way but, yeah, just sharing with you my observation, I guess. 

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Check out the shoulder detail of my top

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By the stairs

Love the center light piece of the restaurant. Food is just ok, but quaintness and overall warm ambiance set this place apart from the minimalist/modern interiors of other establishments next to it. 

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All photos by DJ Yap

Do you ever have those days when you just notice people’s stares? I hope you chubbies know that while they have all the right to pass their silent judgments (or admiration, you’ll never know!), all you have to be is comfortable in your own skin and clothes and you owe no one any fucking explanations. 

Share some love, or ask me anything

Love,  

Her Royal Chubness XX

Another post wherein I talk about my hair

Hey Chubbies, 

I have just finished watching Magnolia so I am a bit disoriented (still deciding if I liked it or it’s too smart for me) BUT! I have a new hair do. Please see below: 

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Wore this when I went to a friend’s kid’s christening luncheon. That sheer cover-up was thrifted, yellow sundress from Roxy, oversized envelope clutch from ladies’ market in Mongkok. Sunnies and rose sandals you saw already somewhere in here. 

Here’s my head in several angles: 

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This is a variation of the shaved side that’s kind of a fad now for kids aged Willow Smith, but I saw the inspiration for this from a model of my photographer friend. I quite like it, to be honest, though I get only a love it or hate it reaction from people. My family and a friend think I’m in some kind of mid-life crisis, but most of my other friends think it’s nice (a fierce was thrown in somewhere in there). I just don’t know how to manage the awkward length this is gonna come to, but meh, I’ll deal with it when I have to. 

Additional outfit photos! 

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with Clementine in the background

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My The Walking Dead pose (can’t wait for season 3!) *SPOILER DELETED*

Tell me about your hair adventures this summer, or the weirdest ass movie you’ve seen lately! 

XOXO, 

Her Royal Chubness

Summer Hair

Bibi fatties, 

So, the weather in the Philippines has reached the levels of HELL. Thus, keeping my hair at waist length is no longer an option - if I wanted to stay sane. 

TADA! 

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Bye-bye more than 10 inches of hair! 

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Both top and skirt have been posted somewhere in the blog already. Mustard flats were from Janilyn (SM MOA) and native bag with flower accent was from a supplier in Bicol from my last trip. I wore this when I took my IELTS, which I SLAYED (8.5 overall band score, bitches!). 

Do I look fine or what? :) 

Last night, the humidity almost drove us crazy so naturally a trip to Tagaytay at 11:30PM was in order.

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A clearer view of my new ‘do. I’m liking it so far. Also, wearing my sis’ specs. Everything suits me, I swearz.  

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Top, cut-offs, and slippers previously posted. Oversized mustard clutch from ladies’ market in Mongkok from my last HK trip. MAC Ruby Woo, I dub thee “Instant Fierce”! 

Chubchubs, how’s your hair situation in this horrible heat? Let me know, or ask me anything! 

XOXO, 

Her Royal Chubness

When I say quick…

…I mean SUPER quick post. Here’s what I wore when we did the pre-debut photoshoot in Intramuros for my friend’s daughter (I am organizing a debut party, 130 guests yo!). Will do a complete post of all the deets after the event. :) Super psyched about this project! 

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Ya like my hair? :) 

Photo Credit: Carlo Acetre 


Navy sleeveless dress: Thrifted

Moss green vest: Zara

Flats with satin rose detail: Dubai store

Bag: Longchamp

Sunnies: RayBan Wayfarers

Combination chain necklaces from Accessorize

Summer’s officially here. Fabchubs, how do you plan to dress up while beating the scorching heat? Do share! 

XOXO, 

Her Royal Chubness

Saturday of Plays

Hi Chubbies, 

So last Saturday, me, Aris, Ate Irene, and my good friend Kitchie went to see two plays - ‘Leading Ladies’ at Onstage Greenbelt 1 (Atlantis Productions) and ‘You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown’ at RCBC (9Works Productions). Both were great (no actually Charlie Brown was better heh), and we had tons of fun!

The first show we saw (Leading) was quite short so we had a lot of time to kill before heading to Charlie Brown. We had dinner first and then coffee at a near-empty CBTL.

Here’s what I wore: 

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Kitchie called our attention to the way Filipino blogger Laureen Uy poses, and I decided to copy some of her model-y stances hehe.

Layered floral chiffon dress - SM Department Store (I also have this in violet)

Sheer cream button down cropped top (used as cover-up) - Thrifted

Choker - from Cebu

Floral wedges - Celine

More Laureen Uy poses haha!

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Crappy photo quality because I’m too lazy to bring Doobi (the DSLR)

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Catching up on the necklace-under-the-collar trend. Loving it so far! 

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Some of the cast:

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Carla Guevarra (Lucy) and Franco Laurel (Linus): Both were great! Carla has an awesome, awesome voice, while Franco danced like nobody’s business. I laughed my ass off at Kitchie’s EZ Dancing (or was it Keep on Dancing) reference. 

You can see a little bit of Charlie Brown and Snoopy. (Too many people to get them all in one frame) 

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Brother with Sweet of The CompanY. She played Sally Brown. 

I am so looking forward to a lot of shows lined-up this year, especially God of Carnage (with Lea Salonga!) and Rock of Ages (MiG Ayesa) and The Phantom of the Opera! Excited! 

FabieChubs, are you into plays as well? What is your favorite? Let me know, and if we live in the same city, maybe we can go watch one together! 

XOXO,

Her Royal Chubness

Movie + Overpriced Tea Sunday

Hey fat lovelies, 

So last Sunday we (with my sister Irene and brother Aris) trooped to ATC to watch Coriolanus (WHICH, BY THE WAY, IS FACE-MELTINGLY AWESOME!) 

OOTD

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Orange tribal printed top: Thrifted

Mesh skirt: Thrifted

Green shoulder bag: Celine 

Flipflops: Havaianas

Sunnies: People Are People

Oversized hoop earrings: Aldo

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Check out the nice back detail of my top: 

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Neat, huh? 

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Tried Serenitea for the first time. It’s okay, I guess. 

Sister chubs, do yourselves a favor and see Coriolanus. It’s super dope and really, when was the last time you watched a verse-speaking BAMF? You’re welcome. 

XOXO, 

Her Royal Chubness

Sunday Brunch in Tagaytay

Dear Fabchubs, 

Quickie post: Had brunch (and beyond) with my good friend DJ last Sunday. Went to Sonya’s Garden in Tagaytay for their famous make-your-own salad and other noms.

OOTD

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Sorry for the poor-quality photo, took this using Walt (my GalaxyS heh). I’m still trying to locate the charger of my DSLR. 

Top with crocheted shoulder detail: New Look

Polka dot skirt: Thrifted

Sunnies: People Are People

Slim belt from Iconic, purple clutch from Splash, pointed slingbacks from ShoeMart (All stores in Dubai)

More pics!!!

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DJ scaring the bejeesus out of the frogs and fishies

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WTF I dont even know. 

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We so cute

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LOL sun rays

After brunch, we went to get a massage, then to my favorite thrift shop. DJ scored a couple of sport(s?) jacket for less that P400. Then on to a bulalo dinner at RSM. 

Overall, fun day! 

Sonya’s Garden

Barangay Buck Estate, Alfonso, Cavite, Philippines
(near the vicinity of Tagaytay City, Philippines)

For reservations, call or text:

+63-9175329097 / +63-9175335140 / +63-9175231080 

email: info@sonyasgarden.com

Highly recommended for good food and fresh ambiance. Go check them out! :)

XOXO, 

Her Royal Chubness