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Off Balance: An Accessories Editorial

Off Balance: An Accessories Editorial

For those of us feeling weird, off key, or just plain out of it

 

 

A rare cosmic event has many of us feeling askew. You feel a heightened sense of aggression or a less-than-normal aversion towards natural human desires. And while it’ll soon be over, the days leading up to the end of retrograde still seem too faraway.

 

Taking inspiration from what we see is an opportunity to recalibrate the way we see and experience life, Off Balance (and Wonder’s overall thrust for August) invites you to take a step back, strip down to basics and look at the options that lie ahead—quite literally in this case. From the many party shoe pickings to Dad-style trainers, and supersized bags to tiny but statement making clutches, sometimes the key to finding balance is to look outside in.

 

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Update the ol’ favorite ankle-strap sandal with socks in a similar or contrasting shade 

H&M Faux Fur Short Coat, CHARLES & KEITH Ankle-Strap Stiletto Sandal

 

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Aptly named the Crazy Shoe, the chunky/ Dad-style trainer is a stylish and truly functional addition to your wardrobe

ADIDAS ORIGINALS Crazy BYW Shoe

 

 

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Sometimes what a woman needs is the right pair of larger-than-life earrings and nothing else to make her feel, well, all woman

KEN SAMUDIO “Talla” Earring, Seashell Earring

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Buying into that very trendy shoe? Get it in black, white or nude and make it last a lifetime

PEDRO Leather Pointed-Toe Mule

 

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May be the perk-me-up you needed all along, seriously

CHARLES & KEITH Silver Ankle-Strap Leather Heel, PEDRO Studded Kitten Sling-Back Heel

 

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A supersized bag to store more than just the essentials and chained accessories are forever

LONGCHAMP Le Pliage Travel Bag in XL, H&M Leather Glove (left), FIRMA Ball and Chain Earring (right)

 

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Party bags, new or vintage, are great conversation starters; bring one to your next affair

H&M Faux Fur Coat, KEN SAMUDIO Amalgamy Clutch, FIRMA Lucite Box Clutch

 

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These crazies that will take you anytime, anywhere

ADIDAS ORIGINALS Crazy BYW Shoe

 

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Trust us when we say the best is yet to come; face life and everything that comes with it head-on—preferably equipped with your power piece of choice

FIRMA Straw Beret

 

RELATED: 5 Women on The Ultimate Power Pieces in Their Closets

 

 

For a nonliteral and more philosophical take on finding one’s center, My Little Pony and the Art of Finding Bliss is a must-read.

 

 

Store Locations

Firma G/F Greenbelt 3 Mall, Esperanza Street, Ayala Center, Makati City

Ken Samudio Apartment J Mangga Drive, Treelane Park Subdivision, Putatan, Muntinlupa City, (2) 219 8079 and (917) 678 7907 or (917) 494 6140

 

Adidas Originals

Glorietta 2 G/F Glorietta 2 Mall Ayala Avenue corner Pasay Road, Ayala Center, Makati City

Eastwood G/F Eastwood Mall Eastwood Avenue, Bagumbayan, Quezon City

Alabang Town Center Upper Ground Level Connector Mall, Alabang Town Center, Alabang-Zapote Road, Alabang, Muntinlupa City

Newport Mall 3/F Newport Mall Andrews Avenue, Newport Boulevard, Pasay

UP Town Center 2/F UP Town Center Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City

Uptown Mall 3/F Uptown Place Mall 36th Street corner 9th Avenue, Uptown Bonifacio, The Fort, Taguig

Bonifacio High Street G/F Two Parkade 7th Avenue corner 30th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

Greenbelt 3 G/F Greenbelt 3 Mall Esperanza Street corner Makati Avenue, Ayala Center, Makati City

Rockwell R2 Level Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Center, Lopez Drive, Barangay Poblacion, Makati City

Robinsons Place Manila 2/F Padre Faura Wing, Robinsons Place Manila, Pedro Gil corner Adriatico Street, Ermita, Manila

TriNoma Mall 2/F TriNoma Mall, EDSA corner North Avenue, Quezon City

 

Pedro

Bonifacio High Street B8 Bonifacio High Street, 9th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

Greenbelt 5 2/F Phase 2 Greenbelt 5 Mall, Ayala Center, Makati City

TriNoma Mall 2/F TriNoma Mall, EDSA corner North Avenue, Quezon City

Lucky Chinatown G/F Lucky Chinatown Mall Reina Regente Street corner Dela Reina Street, Binondo, Manila

Megamall G/F Building A, SM Megamall, Ortigas Center, EDSA corner Julia Vargas Avenue, Mandaluyong City

Mall of Asia G/F Main Mall, Mall of Asia, Roxas Boulevard, Bay City, Pasay

SM Aura 2/F SM Aura Premier Mall, McKinley Parkway corner 26th Street, Bonifacio Global City Taguig City

Shangri-La Plaza 4/F East Wing Shangri-La Plaza Mall EDSA corner Shaw Boulevard, Wack Wack, Mandaluyong City

 

Charles & Keith

Alabang Town Center 2/F New Wing Alabang Town Center, Alabang, Muntinlupa City

Ayala Center Cebu G/F Ayala Center Cebu, Arch. Reyes Avenue and Bohol Avenue, Cebu Business Park, Cebu

Bonifacio High Street B8 Bonifacio High Street, 9th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

Eastwood 2/F Eastwood Mall, Eastwood City, E. Rodriguez Jr. Avenue, Libis, Quezon City

Robinsons Place Manila G/F Pedro Gil Wing, Robinsons Place Manila, Pedro Gil Street corner Adriatico Street, Ermita, Manila

Greenbelt 5 2/F Greenbelt 5 Mall, Greenbelt Drive, Ayala Center, Makati City

Harbor Point G/F Harbor Point, Rizal Hi-Way Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Olongapo City, Zambales

Newport City 3/F Newport Mall, Newport Boulevard, Resorts World Manila, Pasay

Megamall 3/F Building A SM Megamall, EDSA corner Julia Vargas Avenue, Mandaluyong City

Shangri-La Mall 4/F East Wing, Shangri-La Plaza, EDSA corner Shaw Boulevard, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City

SM Aura 2/F SM Aura Premier Mall, McKinley Parkway, Taguig

SM North EDSA 2/F Annex Building 1, SM City North EDSA North Avenue corner EDSA, Quezon City

SM San Lazaro Upper Ground Level SM City San Lazaro, Felix Huertas corner A.H. Lacson Avenue, Sta. Cruz, Manila

SM Seaside Upper Ground Level North Wing, SM City Cebu, Juan Luna Avenue corner A. Soriano Jr. Avenue, North Reclamation Area, Cebu

SM Southmall Ground Floor SM Southmall Alabang-Zapote Road, Pilar Village, Barangay Almanza, Las Piñas City

TriNoma Mall 2/F Trinoma Mall, North Avenue corner EDSA, Quezon City

SM Cebu Upper Ground Floor North Wing, SM Cebu, North Reclamation Area, Cebu

Abreeza Mall G/F Abreeza Mall, J.P. Laurel Avenue, Bajada, Davao City, Davao del Sur

Glorietta 3 G/F Glorietta 3 Mall, Ayala Avenue corner Pasay Road, Ayala Center, Makati City

Lucky Chinatown G/F Lucky Chinatown Mall Reina Regente Street corner Dela Reina Street, Binondo, Manila

SM City Pampanga G/F SM City Pampanga, Olongapo-Gapan Road, Barangay San Jose, San Fernando, Pampanga

SM Iloilo Upper Ground Floor SM City Iloilo, Senator Benigno Aquino Avenue Jr., Mandurriao District, Iloilo City

SM Lanang Upper Ground Floor SM Lanang Premier, Jose P. Laurel Avenue, Agdao District, Barangay San Antonio, Davao City, Davao Del Sur

 

H&M

SM Makati G/F SM Makati, East Drive corner Hotel Drive, Ayala Center, Makati City

Greenbelt 4 2/F Greenbelt 4 Mall, Makati Avenue corner Dela Rosa Street, Ayala Center, Makati City

Megamall 2/F SM Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, EDSA corner Julia Vargas Avenue, Mandaluyong City

Robinsons Magnolia G/F Robinsons Magnolia Doña Hemady Street corner Aurora Boulevard, New Manila, Quezon City

Uptown Place Mall G/F Uptown Place Mall, 9th Avenue corner 36th Street, Uptown Bonifacio, The Fort, Taguig

Ayala Malls Vertis North G/F Ayala Malls Vertis North, North Avenue, Barangay Bagong Pag-asa, Quezon City

Robinsons Place Manila G/F Robinsons Place Manila, 350 Pedro Gil Street, Ermita, Manila

SM City Bacolod G/F The Northwing, SM City Bacolod, Rizal Street, Reclamation Area, Bacolod

SM City Cebu Juan Luna Avenue, North Reclamation Area, Cebu

SM North EDSA 2/F The Block SM City North EDSA, North Avenue corner EDSA, Quezon City

SM Southmall Upper Ground Level West Wing, SM South Mall, Alabang-Zapote Road, Almanza, Las Piñas City

Ayala Malls Cloverleaf G/F & 2F Ayala Malls Cloverleaf, A. Bonifacio Avenue, Barangay Balingasa, Quezon City

Evia Lifestyle Center G/F Atrium, Evia Lifestyle Center, Daang Hari Road, Almanza Dos, Las Piñas City

 

 

By Sarah Santiago and Nicole Blanco Ramos

Photography Wilmark Jolindon

Art direction Alexandra Lara

Hair JA Feliciano

Model Anna Dmitrieva (LVX Model Management)

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