Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Happy International Women's Day: Cheers to the Courageous Women Around the World

                              The strongest action of a WOMAN is to love herself, be herself and shine amongst those who never believed she could - Anonymous 

                             It is insanely difficult to be a woman and I'm pretty sure you would agree with me. We continue to learn more about ourselves as we grow older and the road to accepting and loving ourselves might be bumpy.It ain't going to be easy be that as it may I assure you it's gonna be one hell of a ride. Today, we should celebrate our victories and lessons in life. It only shows that we are tough and willing to accept challenges along the way. We were so used to live in a world where there are norms and standards that we have to strictly follow to be acknowledged and accepted . Although this may be true, we were all awakened lately by diversity and body acceptance. We are gradually redefining beauty in different angles which liberates from the pressure and whatever media dictates. There are a lot of influencers who support these beliefs and women in different shapes, sizes and colors were speaking up on how to be happy which needs to start with yourself.

                            To the women who are struggling to be happy , may you be guided and inspired by the different women who finally found the key to their happiness by starting to get to know themselves . Don't be afraid to be yourself and show them what you've got. We have done a lot of positive changes in this world and I do believe that we can do more.

                            The only concern that bothers a lot of women is the misogynistic views that still remains in the society.  Personally, living in a very conservative culture can be difficult for they have their own rules when it comes to what is acceptable or not. As long as you won't harm other people, no one has any right to stop you when it comes to expressing yourself and hinder your happiness. Do not shame women if they wear something off your standards, pear or apple shaped.Same thing goes for curvy or big women. We don't have any reason to hate skinny women because we are ALL BEAUTIFUL.We should still support Miss Universe, Plus Size blogs or any event that would showcase the talents of different women . We all have this campaign on embracing natural beauty but we don't have to hate women who loves to wear make-up, big women who loves to wear revealing clothes, their color preference whether they like loud and bold colors or neutral colors. We are free to have our own preferences and everyone has to RESPECT it.

                          We should all be proud in our achievements as women and these little things that I am sharing might enlighten you. Modern day filipinas are fighting for different advocacies but these little milestones in women empowerment could change the lives of struggling women around the world.

                          Let us give each other a chance. We might not agree about everything but we certainly have a choice to live in a peaceful and loving world. Happy International Women's day! Cheers to all the courageous women who are not afraid to show the world who they really are. Do not let other people stop you in your journey to self acceptance and happiness and may we all continue to inspire each other.

I would like to thank Plus Model Magazine for their repost feature Last November.

Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves even when we risk disappointing others - Brene Brown 

                 I honestly believe that it is just normal to love ourselves but we can't avoid people who would rather make us  hate ourselves for being true and encourage self-rejection. We should never give up on the battle of accepting what we have and what we don't and then would we only achieve peace of mind. Their opinion shouldn't matter at all when it comes to loving who we really are.

Don't get so used to people who are telling you not to love yourself. Honor yourself and strive to better than who you are today.  #wings #nothighgaps #bodypositivity

                Thank you for sparing some of your time to read my post. To all the women around the world, congratulate yourselves for you are all a great work of art. #beproud

Summer is about to come, and I am more than excited to share some fashion and DIY ideas this year.
Please stay tuned for my future posts.


Sunday, January 22, 2017

Statement Jewelries: Le Victorieux Collection

                  It is the season of love and romance and I am more than excited to share my Le Victorieux Collection. We typically express ourselves through words and body language but this is quite different from the usual. Art is also an expression of love and that is the reason why this collection is all about passion, ambition, and mystery.  The entire collection is inspired by a different kind of new found love. It's exciting but injurious at the same time furthermore it dwells on a realist's point of view about love.

                 The Victorieux Collection is composed of pearls, different kinds of crystals and chains.

 Chained Constellation 

                   " How we loved star gazing at night" 
                This necklace is all about the love for gazing at the stars up above. It gives us a romantic connection between the world we are living in and the wishes that we whisper to the stars in the middle of the night.  

Beloved Choker

                   Beautiful things should belong to beautiful souls. If you have found someone whom you perceive as perfect with their imperfections then that is called one precious love. 

Vintage Captivation Bangle

                 Pearls are found deep in the ocean and crystals are considered precious. Inspired by unspoken precious love, I designed this bangle to express the devotion and adoration that every individual wants to find.

Anchored in Love

"Your love will keep me afloat but will remain an anchor in my soul"
Once you are captivated, there is no turning back, This necklace is made of assorted crystals. 

Smoky Quartz Bangle (quad)

                     Smoky quartz heals pain and establishes peace. It helps you row your past. As they say, the bravest thing you can do is love again. If it is worth the risk why not? Love is a beautiful thing and you should allow yourself to experience it.


                   Inspired by grace, resilience and genuine love, I designed this bangle to mix elegance and simplicity. This work of art is made of smoky quartz, Russian beads and synthetic pearls.

For more information about my jewels check the following:
Facebook page: Statement Jewelries by Loiselle
Instagram: statement_jewelriesbylois

The pictures are all mine.

Thank you for taking some of your time to check my art work.


Sunday, January 15, 2017

Trend Report for 2017.

Welcoming 2017 is very exciting. As they say, we can start another chapter of our lives and for sure the fashionistas are looking forward on the trends that are coming this year. There are various designs that could take the place of your Kim K  inspired bodycon dresses and look book inspired silk dresses . If you have plans of decluttering your closet then check out the coming trends first before finally deciding what to keep and what to let go. Get ready to invest in some of the new pieces and ponder on what style you would prefer to sport this year.


Nautical dresses will be seen more in the runway and also in fast fashion stores. This time, it wont be limited to black, white and red. Striped garments like button downs will be bolder and brighter with different textures. Graphic prints will also be trendy so watch out especially for the sporty and preppy girls out there. Your favorite style is in this year.


Floral prints would make a fresh come back this year. It is one of the most favorite prints during summer spring and autumn that's the reason why it's exciting to play with different floral designs this coming spring and summer. Maxi skirts, long or short sleeved tops and jumpsuits in floral prints are welcome this year.


Eye catching bright neon garments will be back this year so if you are a fan of neutral or basic colors , maybe you would like to consider wearing neon colored tops or dresses like yellow or orange for a change.  You can check DKNY  and Jason Wu designs for you to have an idea on how to pull the look off.


We encountered ruffled tops and skirts last year. This year, it will be voluminous. This design is oozing with femininity and class. If you have ruffled clothes in your closet then you can keep them for a while since ruffles are here to stay.


            White never goes out of style. Keeping a neat look will still be trendy this year from button downs, unique hemlines to shirt  dresses. It will be nice to include this on your work wear collection this year.


            SLOGAN SHIRTS

            Slogan shirts will replace logo shirts. Statement shirts would still be a favorite piece in street wear fashion.  You can match them with a pair of jeans or skirt that you like.  If you are too lazy to be chic, romantic and girly. You can still relax this year because activism is fashionable.


             From Athleisure it already matured into Athluxury. It is the matured athletic ready to wear fashion. You will see more structured skirts, trench coats matched with designer trainers. Sneakers are still going to be big this year. Clean and white rubber shoes will have to go low profile since printed and embellished rubber shoes will take its place. You can still use leggings and your midis so it means you can still keep them.


            Shoulder exposure is still in this year. Say hello single shouldered and deconstructed tops and dresses. It might not be as romantic as cold shouldered garments last 2016 but it’s something new that we should try this year.


According to Steff Yotka of Vogue, khaki is the new jeans. Khaki pants and dresses will start to appear on your favorite blogger’s OOTDs so you might want to check this out soon. You can bid your sad goodbyes on your beige colored clothes since khaki will soon take its place. Little did we know that utilitarian material could be turned into chic pieces. You can check J crew and Carolina Herrera’s work for style ideas.


The bulky footwear that we’ve been avoiding for sometime is back. According to Steff Yotka of Vogue, Crocs is the new Birks. Crocs will be designed and embellished. Check Christopher Kane’s Spring 2017 designs for you to check on how he brought crocs to life again. 


Elevated shoes are back! Soon, platforms will be every woman’s addiction just like how Stan Smiths invaded instagram OOTDs. It will be every fashionista’s footwear of choice. You might need to practice walking on them if you’re not used to wearing high heels.


Slip-ons have started to trend late last year and this year, it’s going to continue showing up on your Instagram feed. Local and international celebrities have been going gaga over their Gucci black mules. Have you started to look for one? Closed or open toed mules are one of the top footwear picks this year.

With all the different trends that were mentioned, you can now evaluate your closet. This year is going to be very exciting since all trends are flexible from girly, chic, classy, sporty and preppy. You can start experimenting on it if it's something new for you.  Always remember that you shouldn’t let the trend define your style. This will serve as your guide but your choices will still depend on what you think looks good on you and most importantly, choose pieces that you are comfortable with.  Enjoy your 2017 trend picks and start slaying.

Sources:, and
The Photos are not mine
Credits to Pinterest and to the owner of the photos. 

Friday, October 14, 2016

Personalize your Havaianas


                               Flip flops are one of the most basic footwear that we should have in our closet because of its comfortability and versatility. It is commonly used in the beach and during summer time but here in the Philippines, it's an all around foot wear.We usually go to the beach whenever the sun shows up so we can use our flip flops even if summer is already over. One of the well known and trusted brand of flip flops is Havaianas. It is durable and gives you the marshmallow like comfort. Aside from that, a lot of filipinos love to shop for a pair and even collect various designs and colors.

                               Knowing my taste and style, I am not so into any kind of flip flops but I do like comfortable and lightweight footwear so whenever I want to shop for a pair of durable and cute slippers, I'd go to the nearest Havaianas shop. Usually, my choices of wardrobe are too girly or more on skirts and classic smart casual side. Whenever I'm shifting from heels to flip flops, I always get this feeling that my substitute footwear of choice is wrong. Sad to say, I would just wear them in the beach and most of the time and it stays in my rack for stoarage. I pondered on how I can make my slippers pretty enough to sport it on any occassion and attire. I ended up with the concept of embellishing it with crystals. As a jewelry artist, embellishing shoes/ any footwear is not new to me but I am worried since I'm going to use thick beading wires, metal locks etc.  and it's rubber that we're talking about here not leather or plastic. Anyway, I'll never know until I try it and do the quality control analysis.

                               Materials Needed

1. Havaianas
2. Crystals (assorted)
3.Needle (Any size would do depending on the beading wire size but you can use the largest size available for hand sewing)
4.Beading wire (.45)
5. Glue gun
6. Glue stick

                                Skills Needed

1. Basic Sewing
2. Jewelry making /Designing


1. Inspect the slippers. It should be in good condition meaning, it should be intact so it wont break when the needle will be used to sew wire and beads. Decide where and what part of the slipper you like to embellish.

2. Just like in jewelry designing, check the color combination of the stones that you like to use. Insert the beads in the beading wire according to your desired crystal/stone combination. You can use 2 strings/wire to make sure it wont easily break when the slipper gets wet or exposed to sun/heat. Put the lock in the end just like what we do in bracelets to keep it in place. Make sure its durable enough to withstand the friction/force applied in the foot area.

3. Apply the glue to the selected area of the slipper where  you like to ornament and immediately place the combination of crystals that you designed. To secure the crystals, use the needle. Insert the beading wire at the bottom hole of the needle and sew the beads in the rubber. Make sure you don't insert the needle in the edges of the rubber so it wont be easily destroyed. Aside from that, try to sew it in the thick parts of the slipper straps. Make sure to sew it properly for your design to last longer.

4. Put the metal locks and try to pull the crystals to test it's durability.

                                You can sew the beads one by one just make sure it looks alike on the other pair and you can manage to do it neatly but if not you can follow the steps mentioned above. If you like to use shells or quartz you are free to do so just learn how to secure them well and check if it doesn't affect the comfortability of the flip flops.
Sorry for my not so pretty feet

                                It has been months since I personalized my Havaianas and it is still in good condition. My slippers were exposed in salt water, rain and sunlight and so far it's as good as new. I do recommend Havaianas not only for withstanding water and sunlight but also its good quality of rubber considering I used thick beading wires and needles. Unleash your creative side in personalizing your slippers and for sure, you will be able to enjoy dressing up with your unique Havaianas in different weather conditions.

If you want your flip flops to be customized by yours truly, please contact me through my email address -

Monday, May 16, 2016

#ThisBody campaign= #LovemyImperfections :

                              Fall in love with yourself first , a famous advice to broken hearted men and women but it is also suited for broken souls being hurt by society standards and close minded people. We are all entitled to our own opinion regarding other people. We are all unique individuals and we have a characteristic that sets us apart form others like race, IQ, views and even size. If you don’t believe that plus size women should also be respected and acknowledged as beautiful individuals, I suggest that you should stop reading this post. Though you have a lot of valid points regarding health issues, always remember that not all big women are just sitting on a couch eating all day long . Actually this issue is not only limited to health but also allowing them to live their lives the way they want it. A lot of big women are being empowered since they know how to enrich themselves other than being vain and just taking care of themselves aesthetically.

                 Like everyone else, we just like to be free and happy. Lane Bryant’s #Thisbody  campaign has been helping a lot of plus size women express themselves.

  My Curvy statement for this campaign is;“This body is worth the love and respect”  

                  I might have a bigger body size than normal but there’s more to love and to appreciate. Other people can say whatever they want but I stand firm on my belief  that I am not less than a beautiful creation of God. Aside from that fact, I am like everybody else who wants to love other people and be loved back.


                             No one is perfect and I am fully aware that I have Imperfections and flaws but I have learned to love them. It has been a great struggle for me to understand and honestly, it really took some time. Upon thinking it over for a period of time, these imperfections made me who I am. It made me wiser and stronger. Yes I might be busty, 5 ft. in height which is classified as short nonetheless I am happy about myself. I might not please everyone because I can't avoid preposterous people who would laugh or insult me indirectly because I like to use dress designs that regular sized women wear but then in the end, it all comes down to the fact that I have one self to love further more, I don't need to listen to anyone's opinion regarding my self expression. Thanks Kat Galarosa for reminding me about the importance of loving myself. <3

Happy girls are the prettiest as said by Audrey Hepburn

                           Beautiful and confident women are starting to invade social media and blog posts. I am happy that we  are all starting to embrace the body size diversity. Gladly, curvy women are exposing how proud and happy they are with their curves thanks to Lane Bryant's plus size campaigns. Without fear and hesitation, I can enjoy going to the beach or strut my own creations wherever I want to. This is me and I absolutely love who I am without needing anyone's approval. Happiness is the root of radiating beauty from within. So throw all the negativity in the trash and spread the love and positivity.

#ThisBody + #LovemyImperfections = Happiness

                           Love yourself and everything will fall into its right place. Explore life and enjoy a carefree life. 

Loving the waves and Sunshine

Snapshot before going on a morning swim  #Thisbody

 Ready to party with my DIY caged bralette

 Exploring Shangri-La Boracay <3 I'm Inlooove!

My final early morning swim before going back to manila :) 

                          Together with the curvy bloggers around the world, I encourage body positivity and fashion equality. I hope I can be an inspiration to plus women especially to asian women. We know how challenging it is for us to be curvy in the kind of culture we are in but yet let us continue to fight for our freedom to express ourselves and redefine beauty. Flip your hair curvy girl and walk with head held high. :)

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Statement Jewelry Collection: Love Waves and Luck

    Statement Jewelries by Loiselle presents the jewelry designs for the Summer of 2016.

                                                         The Spring to Summer Jewels this year are all about accessorizing    different looks in beach parties, getting all dolled up for your summer fling, glamorous and romantic outdoor date nights and grabbing all the luck that there is. Who knows? Your summer love affair might last longer than this sizzling season. Other than that, enjoying sunsets, waves and falling in love are the different sources of inspiration in this collection.

Aqua Choker

                     Water inspired choker made for a client. It is made of Turquoise stones and special deep blue crystals. This is just perfect for summer beach parties. Whether your dress is low key or eye catching. You'll never go wrong pairing this choker with any summer outfit of your choice.  

Acidalia Necklace

                                   This necklace attracts positive energy for those who wants to conceive soon even more for those who are having a hard time to get pregnant. Rose quartz and Carnelian gems were chosen as a combination in this fashionable and lucky charm necklace because it aids overall fertility and promotes sexuality planned reproduction. Red Carnelian also stimulates and balances the uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, cervix and vagina. It alleviates PMS and balances reproductive hormones and helps guard against miscarriage according to 

Captain's Pearl Set

                                    This synthetic pearl set could be worn in soirees matched with a little black dress and timeless shoes. You would effortlessly look classy without putting too much make-up on. If you're trying to nail an Audrey Hepburn look on your date night then these accessories might help you achieve it.

Serene Love Jewelry Set

                                 Attract positive love vibes this summer. Another Lucky charm statement jewelry which will attract romance this summer season. The choice of colors are not as vibrant as other matte crystals. In addition to that, the color of the year was chosen such as the Rose quartz and serenity. As you can see, it is really cool and relaxing in the eye. This jewelry presents a different kind of love.  It allows you to experience the breezy romance that is waiting for you this summer.


Belle's Jewelry Set

                             You could be Cinderella, Rapunzel or any princess that you'd like to be. If you're planning to attend a ball this summer, this summer fairytale  inspired jewelry set is the right accessory for your ball gown. Be ready to be the belle of the ball. For sure, they would take a second look on the timeless beauty of woman who is wearing this jewelry set. 

                                   Thank you for taking your time on checking my summer collection.  For inquiries please contact me through email: or check my Facebook page: Statement Jewelries by Loiselle

*The photos are all mine

Thursday, March 3, 2016

CURVY STATEMENT: Create your own Masquerade ball look


                                   From the renaissance up to the present, masquerade balls are one of the most exciting party themes at the same time it is quite challenging to prepare for this kind of event. We have been used with ball gowns and feathered masks. I would be glad to wear an enormous ball gown but deep  inside of me ,  something different from the usual is what I am aiming for . Two-piece formal gowns are all over Pinterest and Fashion magazine websites and my curiosity is bugging me if I can pull it off. Since I am on the curvy side, I would like to construct something unique with a touch of sexiness but still conservative. Considering the experience that I possess,  doubting my skills was the first thing that came into my mind because this project is far from the casual dress projects that I implemented. Time hasn't been friendly to me lately because of the work-related rush that I need to accomplish so I checked on the resources that I have and discovered heirlooms. My grandma left her silver body-con dress. Good thing, the party is Silver and Black themed (LUCKY ME!) From that piece, a tulle skirt came into my mind but not the typical tulle dress that different women use in their OOTD street fashion. I started to design a skirt that would expose the lower part of my body since the design of the dress in the upper part is a bit clothed moreover it would give a slight conservative look.

The Tulle Skirt

                                 Since the mini dress is silver, I don't want it to look super metallic. This means I need to match it with a darker skirt so it would expose my curves more and flaunt the right assets to balance everything off. Unfortunately the tulle that was left in my stocked materials was color white considering the fact that I am running out of time, what I did was to buy a fabric dye and followed the instructions in the sachet.

Fabric coloring process

                                     I boiled the water in an Aluminum cooking pan then immersed the cloth after 20 minutes. Next, open 3 sachets of  black fabric dye and pour it in the boiling water  then allow it to be absorbed by the cloth while being boiled. Add 3 tablespoons of salt and a let it boil for a few minutes more then let it dry.

Finished product
It didn't turn out as I expected but it is a good combination with  silver since it is a few shades darker

                                        Designing and Sewing the Skirt.

            First and foremost , I have to be careful in cutting the tulle since I only have enough of it or else my look would be a disaster. Guided by my instincts, I got over the stress of cutting and attached the ribbon on the hem of the skirt. Sewing the body of the skirt has been hassle free and attaching the garter was easy breezy. Eventually, achieving the puffy open tulle skirt didn't give me any headache.  


                               My Sister's dress

                               This is an emergency formal gown project so I was able to put all the materials together. My sister's dress is quite similar with mine. We exposed the lower extremities to add some height.

We went to take a good shot of the dresses and I was at ease that somehow in my own opinion, we were able to pull it off.

Jeweled Masks

                          My sister and I made our own artsy crystal masks. My concept was all about having my own empire someday hence, I had this as an end product.
Made of Assorted genuine crystals and synthetic pearls

I won the best in mask award <3

          My sister just wanted her mask to be inspired by royalties.

She used striking colors too and 100% genuine crystals

Having fun with our personalized masks


                                Our look won't be complete with the absence of my Jewels so I decided to pair a black Chandelier crystal neck piece  and my theme appropriate Silver-Black crystal wrist cuff with my Silver two-piece dress and my precious Pearl jewelry set with my sister's Black gown.

  I am delighted with the result and was able to put all the pieces together. W enjoyed the rest of the  night with the celebrant.

* Some of the photos were from Fog Photography and the rest are all mine :)
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