FASHION WEEKS
So I joined Asia's Next Top Model, Cycle 5...

So I joined Asia’s Next Top Model, Cycle 5…

If you are following both my instagram accounts @thebaghag and @thebaghagdiaries, then you might already have known that yes, I did audition for Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 5 (AsNTM). Pause… *LOL* The executive producer and his team were in town for the open model casting here in the Philippines, and they were hoping to...
Loewe's Newest Bags for Spring Summer 2017

Loewe’s Newest Bags for Spring Summer 2017

Hey peeps! It has been awhile since I last posted something on the blog because well, life caught up with me. Shortly after I got back to Manila, I had to fly out again for a work- related meeting in Hong Kong. And although the trip was short, I was just as tired, not having...
Milan Fashion Week: Fendi's Kan I- Strap You

Milan Fashion Week: Fendi’s Kan I- Strap You

I am currently on the train going to a new city in Italy– because I mistakenly thought I was already going to Paris today, and apparently have another day in Italy! Instead of spending another day in Milan, I took the opportunity to hop on a train to go to another city 🙂 Follow my...
Milan Fashion Week: Gucci's Magic Lantern & the Marmont Bag

Milan Fashion Week: Gucci’s Magic Lantern & the Marmont Bag

It’s the 1st day of Milan Fashion Week for Spring Summer 2017 and Gucci has once again kickstarted another lively season for the fashion folk and for mere mortals like myself 🙂 Of course before the show, a visit to the Gucci boutique is in order! What bags have caught my eye? Actually one has–...
Travelog: Milano Window Shopping After Hours

Travelog: Milano Window Shopping After Hours

Ciao from Milano! Got into the gloomy city around 4p after a long 18 hour travel (layover included). I always feel light- hearted and happy when I’m back here. Been fortunate to live just a few blocks from the Duomo, where all the action happens 🙂 My first dinner in Milan was at Il Salumaio...
Bag Review: The Chanel Denim Classic Bag for FW2016

Bag Review: The Chanel Denim Classic Bag for FW2016

Everytime I say to myself that I’m done with Chanel bags, I find myself eating those very words. This coming September 2016, Chanel is releasing this beautiful denim quited bag. Many of you might say that denim is not worth the purchase because of the little difference in price compared to that of the same...
Reeled in by the June (Birthday) Bug

Reeled in by the June (Birthday) Bug

Oh dear, where had all those months gone? In the blink of an eye, it was 2016. And in another blink, it’s already June– so where did all the 6 months go? I have honestly been cruising along in the last few weeks. Confession: I don’t think I ever got over jet lag. Drat, this...
Bag Review: Joanique Maskara Hard Case

Bag Review: Joanique Maskara Hard Case

I rarely write about Philippine- made bags. There are a number of talented designers that are actually worth the mention, but I had not yet seen anything “different” from the other bags that I have already seen in the past. I am also more interested not just in the design and manufacturing aspect of the...
Celebrity Bags: Her Madgesty Keeps it Real in Gucci

Celebrity Bags: Her Madgesty Keeps it Real in Gucci

Fresh from her Rebel Heart Tour where she performed and as expected, courted controversy, Madonna jetted off to London in what is reportedly an attempt to work on family affairs. And of course Madge kept in real with the latest Fall/Winter 2016 Gucci tote. I was initially not a big fan of this bag style...
Watch Episode 1 of The Bag Hag Diaries Season 3 on Star World HERE!

Watch Episode 1 of The Bag Hag Diaries Season 3 on Star World HERE!

I am so delighted to announce that we will now be able to upload episodes of The Bag Hag Diaries (Season 3) on my YouTube channel! It might take a bit of time to update it though, because the upload speed of my internet is just soooo unbelievably slow *booo!* But here it is, the...
Behind the Scenes: My Lifestyle Asia Mag Cover Shoot in London

Behind the Scenes: My Lifestyle Asia Mag Cover Shoot in London

In between Milan Fashion Week and Paris Fashion Week, I made a detour to the city of London for my cover shoot of Lifestyle Asia  (LA) Magazine’s April cover. I won’t lie– call me narcissistic but I really was so thrilled and beyond ecstatic at the thought of being a cover girl for a 2nd...
Bag Review: Sunshine in Rainy Paris with a Steiger

Bag Review: Sunshine in Rainy Paris with a Steiger

Sorry I have not been writing lately. I have been on this info- gathering mode for an upcoming project. That and I’ve just been trying to enjoy living in the moments instead of being on my phone while in the moment 🙂 I woke up to rain in Paris this morning and I felt like...