2013 CONVERSE Chuck Taylor All Star Weatherized Collection Look Challenge


I'm not really comfortable taking selfies and then upload them online. I don't know why, but I think I have inferiority complex ;-) If you take a look at my Instagram account I think only 10% of the photos have my pictures. So when CONVERSE invited me to “The 2013 Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Weatherized Collection Look Challenge,” I was hesitant at first because that would mean that I'll take a photos of myself & then put it on my blog. But I didn't let this chance to pass because this "challenge" might be the answer to overcome my "physical insecurities" and shyness. :-)

Last November 28, The community of bloggers was abuzz as 23 of their most well-known personalities battle it out in Converse’s flagship store in Glorietta 2 in Makati City will be the stomping ground of this event where fashionistas—both men and women—will have to come up with a distinct ensemble using shoes and apparels (jackets, caps and bags) from the brand’s Weatherized Collection.

The de rigueur fashion statement of the season, the 2013 Chuck Taylor All Star Weatherized Collection displays a rough-hewn look perfect for the urban terrain. They are worn by those who want to experience life in all its textures and complexity, the perfect antidote to the safe and the expected. As arbiters of taste and setters of trend, fashion bloggers will be naturally drawn to the collection for its complete disregard of conventions.

“We are interested to see how the fashion bloggers will turn their style vision into wearable art by using the various pieces from the Chuck Taylor All Star Weatherized Collection,” says Eli Bonsol, Converse Philippines’ advertising and marketing manager. “We enjoin the participants to have a free rein on their imagination and let their respective personalities shine out through their creative visualizations.” 

“We see a surge of fashion blogs as more and more people feel the need to document their looks,” says Bonsol. “The ‘2013 Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Weatherized Collection Look Challenge’ invites them to take their blogging to another level by letting them work with and interpret a concept so their fashion sense and unique style may be unleashed.”

I arrived late, so when I reached CONVERSE Glorietta 2 some bloggers are already posing with their chosen ensembles. Since there are no photographers the bloggers are helping each other. Some Converse staffs helps too. The staff asked for my shoe size (its 9 btw) and they let me choose a pair of shoes from their "Weatherized Collection." I chose the one above (first photo)

Here's the look that I came up with:

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Converse Chuck Taylor Hiker Sneakers #190633 - P4,250.00 (in vintage indigo/deep well) + red cap + Athletic Navy bag (in Chili Pepper) - P1,679.75 + Converse long sleeve jacket (in Jet Black) and paired it with my Skinny Jeans (Mental).

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Converse Chuck Taylor Hiker Sneakers #190633 - P4,250.00 (in vintage indigo/deep well) + beanie seamed cap (in Charcoal) + gym bag (in dark blue) + Converse long sleeve jacket (in Jet Black) and paired it with my white polo shirt (Hollister) and Skinny Jeans (Mental).

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Converse Chuck Taylor Hiker Sneakers #190633 - P4,250.00 (in vintage indigo/deep well) + back pack (in grape leaf) - P2,669.76 + Converse long sleeve jacket (in Jet Black) and paired it with my white polo shirt (Hollister) and Skinny Jeans (Mental).

Whew! Special thanks to Anneville Purificacion of annvassadress.tumblr.com who help me take photos & she helped me choose my ensembles too! Thanks! :) Looking at my photos above I think I did not look bad at all. Well who will look bad in Converse?! ;-) Thanks for this chance, Converse Philippines!

Criteria for judging are the following: Creativity, 50%; Styling 25%; and Visual Impact; 25%. Fashionistas, media personalities and Converse executives will choose the top 3 blog posts and award the winning bloggers with P20,000 worth of Converse gift certificates. The winners would also have the chance to land on a national daily for that instant celebrity wattage.

Visit www.facebook.com/ConversePhilippines for details.

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