Mom-Finds: Ethnic Inspired Fashion Pieces

Last Friday of the month:  Finds and Faves / Shopping

It's been a while since I shared some fashion finds, and now I have four.  Here are ethnic-inspired pieces I recently acquired. They certainly add some spice to my pretty basic and casual wardrobe. They even match and complete a whole ensemble!

KICULO Crafts : Linda woven clutch

I love the design and neutral colors of this fab woven clutch -- can go from casual to more dressy attires. Thank you, Kiculo, for this gift! Kiculo's fashionable handwoven bags are produced in Bacolod City by seasoned weavers. Their products are made from pandan, a versatile indigenous material, accented with leather, beads, and metal hardware for a beautiful finish. 

Kiculo boasts of a diverse collection of handbags, totes, and clutches using a mix of local materials, at very reasonable price points.
  • Clutches : range from PhP890 - 1,280
  • Bags : range from PhP1,890 - 3,190

You don't have to go to Bacolod to check out their products. Visit Kiculo Crafts at the Negros Trade Fair happening this weekend only, September 24 - 28, 2014, at Glorietta Activity Center, Makati City.
Also available at Tesoro's Philippine Handicrafts
Email for inquiries:  mdcusi@yahoo.com.ph

L'INDOCHINE : pancake pants

When I was in high school, the sarong pants became a fad and my friends and I had several pairs that we loved wearing during soirees. I wonder what happened to those. They're back in style now, as well as other light and loose cut trousers which I used to have as well, like pajama pants, the drawstring, and square pants.

I found this pair, very similar to a sarong pants, at the newly opened L'Indochine store in Megamall. It's light and breezy, with layered front, very comfy and easy to put on since it has a gartered back. Plus, it's long enough for me, so I grabbed the last piece in this shade of blue (see top photo).

Forgot how much I bought this for... I think it's below PhP800 only.

Please excuse my outfit shot -- just trying to show off my new clutch and necklace so you can see the proportion. Of course, I felt I needed to "model" the pants too, for this post so one shot hits 3 items already. =)

SEEK THE UNIQ : Tambourin necklace

Part of the outfit shot, I wore this intricate, relikaryo-inspired tambourin necklace.  This is my most recent acquisition and I ordered this from online store Seek the Uniq. I was on the wait list for this item and I'm glad they restocked this. I can't afford the genuine article, so this will do for now. I know the necklace will go well will most of my basic tops.

Gold tambourin necklaces were popular in the 18th and 19 century, with it's distinct pineapple and rositas design, worn over women's traditional Filipinina attire.

This lovely piece is handcrafted from copper, dipped in silver, then in gold. A steal at PhP1,860!

HEYJOW : Oia Necklace Set 

I really like to accessorize with necklaces --  some bold and bright, while others subtle and neutral. This is my first layered set which is made with semi-precious stones. The style is so versatile, simple, and elegant. It can definitely be worn separately, like the photo below.

"Black Jasper is highly protective and brings good luck. It can be used to align the energy of the chakras. It protects against negativity and aids in grounding one to the stabilizing energies of the earth; also said to offer protection against psychic attack and negative entities." - Heyjow.com

This black Jasper pendulum is paired with a gold plated horn pendant strung from agate beads, at PhP2,500.

I'm not a big shopper, so I really try to choose clothes and accessories that will go with most of what I have in my closet.  There are a few trendy accent pieces from time to time but mostly, I stick with basic styles that I can wear for years.  Hope you like this selection of Mom-Finds! =)

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