Monday, February 14, 2011


This Valentine's Day, are you ready to bend the gender rules and barriers of style to come up with a look that is hip for both boy and girl, or girl and boy?

Global fashion seems to shift radically at recent times, that trends are no longer just for him, or exclusively for her. We've heard of the "androgynous" look for women a lot of times, as designers sent models wearing boyfriend blazers, boyfriend shirts and even boyfriend jeans in many runway shows before. In this case, it's now time for men to face their fears, embrace feminine silhouettes and make the look distinctly their own - as widely exhibited in most Paris fashion shows for men recently (think Lanvin, YSL, Viktor and Rolf to name a few).

To make things edgier and different for the season of hearts, we have fashionable and cute blogger-couple Seph Cham (freelance model, web designer) and Shai Lagarde (fashion stylist, writer, producer) , of LOVE CHIC, taking the unisex lane by braving and wearing the same items, but interpreting them individually in this pictorial:

IT TAKES TWO. Seph layers this pale gray buttoned long-sleeved top with a white tank underneath and white jeans, and finishes off with a checkered belt for a clean, boy-next-door look. On the other hand, Shai opts to loosen up the attire with her hair down and sleeves rolled up.

HIS AND HERS. Seph channels sporty vibe in this gray knit overlap top over white shirt and white jeans. Shai works the same garment with a white bandeau and a pair of white pants, and tops off with a pair of geek glasses for an innocent girlish charm.

On a side note, visit LOVECHIC ( to view Seph's and Shai's blogsite. This twenty-something couple from Manila with a shared love for all things chic chronicles their (almost) daily interpretation of the hottest trends, fab finds and fashion insights. Seph and Shai call their style “Koreopean street,” a mix of Korean and European sensibilities but with the streets of Manila in mind. They admire the styles of nameless and fashionable guys and girls on the street who aren’t necessarily dressed in expensive pieces but really exude an effortlessly stylish vibe.

Before we hurry off to our romantic dinner date tonight, take this small love note shared by Shai: "We are two people who share a lot of things in common and in our differences, complement each other. This crazy but happy give-and-take as chronicled on our blog is what makes us click. We take delight in simple things, we enjoy the company of people we love, and we avoid taking ourselves too seriously."

Happy V-day to all!

NOTE: Photos by Richard Romero. All clothes by upcoming brand CHEMISTRY - please watch for it!  Visit  

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