Saturday, July 31, 2010

Phase of the Moment: In and Out of Fashion

Way before I followed fashion, I was into some other things. I remember in elementary, I always rushed home to catch my afternoon anime. I had friends that all knew how to draw, and we would have this "sketching party" where we'd doodle anime characters. It was a lot of fun.

Soon as I hit pre-teens I began poring over PDAs--remember those? Then came this very long affair with digital cameras, which promptly ended when my dad bought me my very own.

Afterwards was this steady obsession over cellphones, specifically ones that we Americans couldn't get. (Cellphones in Asia are much better feature-wise at that time.) I still remember my ultimate favorite mobile, the oddly shaped Nokia 7280 (pictured) a.k.a. the lipstick phone for obvious reasons.

In transit to adolescence, I had a phase with cars. I guess this is most typified as "the young man's obsession." I religiously read my car magazines such as Automobile, Car and Driver, Road and Track, and ogled at showroom floors. I was also a daily visitor to, which has an exhaustive list of automobiles and expert auto reviews.

That was then. Now I feel that my phase with fashion is starting to wane. It's not that I'm totally over fashion. It's just that my locus wouldn't be concentrated in that specific area anymore. As a matter of fact, I wouldn't be into fashion if I didn't appreciate animation, electronics and automobile design.

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Farah said...

I agree, to appreciate fashion you need to be able to take in all the different aspects there is to it. not that it looks pretty. xo

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

So what's your next obsession? Hay nako, I remember back in my childhood days I was obsessed with Barbie dolls and other toys, then during puberty I was addicted to make up, teen days it was all about fashion, outfits, accessories, now that I'm in my 20's it's about food. hehehehe.

Wenny Yap said...

Yeah, I still remember this Nokia phone. It was a real attraction then.

Nico said...

i;ll tell you guys my next thing once i know it. :) and thanks for the support. hahahaha ;D

abby kihano said...

i sorta like you and your phase with fashion. did i mention that chris' friend miguel likes your pretty classy/indie style? now, that is awesome.

on the other hand, i totally remember those days when you used to get specific magazines for your interests.

again, good times.

myu said...

So what are you into now?

Nico said...

@ myu: uhhhh that's TBD. Well right now i'm really liking business consulting. maybe i can work with designers in establishing their brand!