25 Sep 2014

Dr. Martens Diaries PT. 4: HAT HEADS

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
—Martin Luther King, Jr.

In my opinion, the whole point of blogging is being heard about the things you truly care about. The day you decide to stop typing in your thoughts and taking photos of everyday subjects is the day you give up educating your readers and interacting with the world.

Blogging opened a lot of doors for me and one of it is meeting Althea, who is now based in New Zealand :( :( we met through Lookbook and one day, I saw her on the bus but was too chicken to approach so I messaged her instead. The friendship bloomed since then, and now I consider her as one of my closest [fashion] friends. You see, that`s what makes me want to engage in blogging more. I`ve met a lot of friends from blogging and, believe me or not, blogging makes me see the world. It may be just in photos yet it genuinely expanded my horizons.
Sad but true, the photos you see in this post are the last among the 4 parts of our Dr. Martens Diaries. (scroll down for links of other parts) I still remember that day, bit by bit — changing several locations, changing clothes and be like "Are you done??" to each other while we were in different cubicles, meeting Andre Judd Chang and Daryl Chang (!!!) and being complete fangirls, ogling over our photographer`s GoPro, and just having pure fun with the best company.

Before I start to bawl here like a baby, let me tell you about our outfits. We were both in button downs, pants, and Dr. Martens. Both of us are wearing hats too. You can consider this our go-to looks though; it`s comfortable yet stylish. If you don`t know yet, I collect hats. I have over 30 hats and the snap back you see here is my most recent purchase and I think I`m channeling my inner-Eddy Tekeli ♥ lol is it just me or I think Althea`s outfit is country and mine is urban... our ensembles are opposites but then we complement each other in a very fasyon way. 

This Dr. Martens Diaries will be a reminder for me that this is just the beginning. Bigger things are coming my way — coming our way, we just have to have confidence and faith in ourselves.

Photography by Dino Lauron

PARTS ONE // TWO // THREE

37 comments:

  1. great post. i agree with what you said about the blogging world - it really does open up doors and connections that i would never have imagined!

    reckless abandon

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  2. I love this post. Not just because the photos are really great but I can totally relate with what you have said here. Meeting new people, discovering new places and learning new things are just one of the many reasons why I really love blogging. :)

    xo,
    Janine | www.itsjaninella.com

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  3. so cute! xo
    Jamie
    www.candystilettos.com

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  4. These are amazing shots! I love that you talked about such important, meaningful matters in this post xo

    Sophie | soinspo <3

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  5. Very cool street style pictures! =)

    NEW POST on http://whattostyle.blogspot.com/

    xoxo,
    Jess

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  6. I love the shooting locations! Fits the style of your clothes very well

    COOCOO FOR COCO

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  7. talk about urban street style!! so cool!! :D

    Animated Confessions

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  8. So gorgeous!
    I love all the picts above <3<3 Cool!

    crunchy cheese me

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  9. These photos are all very cool! I really enjoyed your Dr. Martens diaries <3 It was a success!! Now, let's collaborate! Haha :)

    http://www.thestylishbipolar.com

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  10. Amazing post, dear!

    theprintedsea.blogspot.com

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  11. such a cool post! loving your background!

    styleandchocolates.blogspot.com

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  12. Nice looks! Your blog is very lovely and interesting. I`M glad if you visit my blog, too <3

    xx
    beauthi.blogspot.com

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  13. cool as always!<3

    xx,angel.
    http://angelynagatha.blogspot.com

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  14. Nice photos. I have always wanted to own at least a pair of Dr. Martens but it's kinda expensive for me.

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  15. Fantastic photos! Love love the style! I lot the fedora!

    www.justsoapril.com

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  16. Nice blog & photos !

    Mind to follow each other ?


    xoxo,
    dea
    www.andreahamdan.blogspot.com

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  17. The photos are cool! How great you met her through Lookbook :D

    Spark&Bark

    xx

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  18. Such cool and edgy pictures, really love the background and what you are wearing!

    Much love xxx
    CHRISTINANISTA.COM

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  19. love everything
    btw followed you via G+

    Herdiana Surachman
    DELUXSHONIST | INSTAGRAM | BLOGLOVIN | GOOGLE +

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  20. what? have 30 hats? amazing!!

    http://www.twinklelittleheels.com

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  21. I only own about three hats tops, you can tell how jealous I am!
    Awesome post, your hair is killer!!

    99 OUTFITS

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  22. waw! cool looks and post! love docmart too! :D

    -riski
    http://riskinovianti.blogspot.com/

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  23. Great post! Love the outfits (I seriously need to buy some Dr. Martens so I can make cool outfits, too!) and what you wrote about blogging! Have a nice weekend (:

    Hugs from Denmark x
    Mathilde | MATHILDE JULIE

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    1. Oh, and by the way, I nominated you to write 10 facts about yourself - check my latest blog post! xx

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  24. Love both of your docs! And the looks as well <3 Mind droppin' by my blog and check it out? I love yours! :D
    PS: Althea looks like the girl from The Host (I just got to watched it earlier and it reminded me of her haha)

    www.patriciasjavier.blogspot.com

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  25. I think the green hair took the country ot of her outfit haha ugh I love this so much and totally agree with your opening paragraph of a bloggers thoughts...

    xMM
    THE LAME LIP
    INSTAGRAM
    LOOKBOOK

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  26. Aw! Love the story how you two got close. How I wish I'd have the same thing and find friendships through blogging :)

    Nice outfits, too <3

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  27. Fab. Wanna follow each other on fb, twitter, insta, or gfc to keep in touch? Let me know. ;)
    http://jecellekate.blogspot.com/

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  28. I love the way you write and I wholeheartedly agree with you. I love both your sense of style and how your friendship started. It belongs in MMK( maalaala mo kaya), ahaha. Your photos look like they belong in a magazine. They're great shots!

    ♥ Charms | My ∞ Fashion Confession

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  29. So cool photos! Love your style girls, very inspiring. And of course Dr. Martens rules!

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  30. Love this Jia!!!! Maybe you could include me in one of your DMs Diaries next time too hihi! Would love to meet you x

    ♥ Erika from STYLE AND SUNDRY (http://e-rosales.blogspot.com/)

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