Saturday, April 28, 2012


I’m on the floor, floor, I love to dance
So give me more, more, ‘til I can’t stand
Get on the floor, floor, Like it’s your last chance
If you want more, more, Then here I am
Starships were meant to fly, Hands up and touch the sky
Can’t stop ‘cause we’re so high, Let’s do this one more time.


swimsuit: Soak Swimwear at Hot Pink (thankyouBud!:>)
shades: Accessorize
necklace: Forever 21
bracelets: native stuff at Abaseria

An ode to summer, sun, beach,white sand, summer hair, sunnies and this beautiful swimsuit that discolored in pink and blue splatters after my first use.
*sob :(
This post is dedicated to you. I'm still gonna use you. and abuse you. #loyalty

Enough, okay, now let's sing along to my still-favorite-summer track. Summer's halfway done. So bring out all your energy and drain them in the heat!

&& this is for you guys :>


Sunday, April 22, 2012

Let Loose

  1. Not dense, close, compact, or crowded; as, a cloth of loose texture.
  2. (superl.) Not tight or close; as, a loose garment.
  3. (superl.) Free from constraint or obligation; not bound by duty, habit, etc. ; -- with from or of.
  4. (a.) To release from anything obligatory or burdensome; to disengage; hence, to absolve; to remit

Dress: Ifeet Shoe Series
Shoes: Asianvogue
Fringe Necklace: Forever 21
Rings: Gifted by Buddy and Abe

One of the few things I enjoy about bring a tiny person is.. someone sells me a top, and it becomes a dress. I am currently loving loose dresses and tops, those that just drop and free your body. I'm thinking Rachel Zoe and Rumi Nelly. I think there's an understated, chaste sense of sexy in hiding behind a big garment with just a little give-away of your small frame. But that's just me. Here's to those "less is more" days where there's so many things you can think of doing to an outfit, but just keep it minimal. 

This dress is my new favorite. I like the cut, print, and assymetric details.
Right now it's just me and her. 


This outfit took me from office work to an afternoon meeting at the terraces (worn with a kimono for some more decency!haha) and then to a catch up dinner with friends later that night at IT Park. 
Grabbed some photos from my friend's *say this with me in that white chicks tone*.... Instagraaaam! Haha I missed you girls and Dane. :)


Posting beach photos next! 
I hope you're having a really special summer.

Kat :)

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Sunsational Fun


Sunstar Live! April 13, 2012 Issue.

I was given the privilege to style genius young designers Jerrick Macasocol and Bree Esplanada's swimsuit collection for "Sunstar Live!" . Sharing photos from the shoot that didn't make it but are equally as nice (and some even better) as those that were published. 

In this post, I'm also adding my "what  was thinking" captions just so you know Im not crazy for putting up what I put up. haha. No seriously, just thought you guys might enjoy a few summer fashion tips. I'd love to here yours too! Share them at the comment box below? :)

             Jerricks' one piece bodysuit with Bree's midi tutu skirt. Now these two, I want so badly! <3

High waist bottoms are so back. Granny's underwear has never looked so chic.
HW bottoms are said to be flattering on almost any bodytype.

Ethnicity is still here for the summer.
Its an excuse to bring out all the wooden accessories you got from your friends' trip to Bora or Baguio. Hahaha!
This is a white two piece swimsuit with rhinestones that I styled sailor-inspired.
If you want something new, try wearing a not so material-heavy boyfriend blazer over your swimsuit and sophisticate all the way! ;)

Beige and black combo is always a classy classic. Add a pop of color to it (purple as you can see) for that interesting summer touch.
Stop haunting me, one piece! :/
This is the same suit as the top used on the cover. It has bones to hold your shape together.
The neutral ensemble is given a turquoise surprise as well.
Love love this piece.

Bree's skirt when there's wind and movement
*heart shaped eyes*

Cool colors paired together and worn under the sun's heat is like a fresh splash in the pool!

Knit/ Crochet is back. Look oh so fresh and have it in neutral colors donned over bright bikinis.
Add accessories that look minty to the eyes.

Models: Karen & Scarlett of Wafer Model Philippines
Designers: Jerrick Macasocol & Bree Esplanada
Styled By: Kathrynn Dawn Sy
Hair&make-up: Ryle Young
Photographers: Dexter Maneja, Shanida Maneja & Archell Vergara of 1up2down Photography
Locale: Donna Mae Residence (Osmena Extension)

*Swimsuits and tutu skirt: designers' swimsuit collection
accessories: designer's and stylist's own


The necessary group photo :))

So there you have it! :) this shoot was so fun I didn't care much that I got a bad flu and sore throat the following day. It was worth it. This was my first time styling for the local paper and also the first time I have ever done styling with pieces given to me"on-the-spot". Haha. Hope i did everyone justice somehow, as they did a great job. I gotta thank my new loves Jerrick and Bree for this opportunity. Can't wait for their next colle! :)

Read article here! xx

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Pastel Posh

Pastel Posh
Photographed by: 1up2down
Models: Victoria Ingram & Jonah Alesna of Figura Models
Hair&makeup: Dominic Roa
Styling: Yours Truly, Dawn Sy
locale: Sunday 2pm cafe
clothes: stylist's own + pieces from BLINDxx

This was the editorial I promised you from my last post! A fun shoot we did in honor of the candy hues that make the girly girl's spring-summer season extra delightful, especially euphoric. Here's to the season's much celebrated colors that make even layers of wool and blazer seem breezy. I hope you like it! Let me know your thoughts! :)

Is it just me or is the mood of the photos generally pleasant and light despite the gloomy vintage post processing? Trust me, that afternoon was just as dandy, what with the ambiance at Sunday 2pm Cafe, plus the nicest people in the world, and the best smoothies and toasts? One of the best shoots I've been to so far, atmosphere wise. :) Leaving you with some more photos! :)

Tita Etchie and Ate Issa from Figura adding lotsa laughter in the room

To my nice new friend kuya EJ of 1up2 down who just left for the US
My one man fan club of course. haha
Reuntied with HMUA Ate Domz who was once my cheer dance captain in college :P
aaand the rest of the team! that's everybody :)

Grab a copy of Sunstar today and check out Cebu's young designeres Jerrick Macasocol and Bree Esplanada's Swimwear collection: Sunsational Fun.  
It's my first time to style for the local paper so, Im quite excited about that too. Teehee.
Will post more about that next! Stay tuned! :)

DawnehBaybeh ;)