Miguel Chong ’08

April 22, 2008

I was getting ready to go to San Pedro, a city 2 hours away from mine, to attend a Honduran designer’s fashion show. I was excited and wanted to post on the blog before leaving until I realised I couldn’t access any of my accounts! I was sad because I knew I wouldn’t have a blog to come back to with the lowdown on the fashion show but, I can’t help it. I need to vent out all my (fashion-related) emotions and started this new blog.


About the show, Miguel Chong was the Honduran designer and the event was held in favor of the Ruth Paz foundation. I was really looking forward to seeing people’s CLOTHES, outrageous funky outfits, spunky risk-takers, ugly pretty accessories and strange color combos. Eh…I saw a cute dress or two, nice shoes. High maintenance people…alot of chandelier earrings, fancy hair.


I do admire the man just to think he could even put up a show here in Honduras. It seems like a ton of work! I found my outfit last minute. I’m not going to say how much both dresses cost me (layered them). I’ll just let you think it was incredibly expensive. *Hint hint* I hadn’t been to an event like that before, so I did have a lot of fun, I admit!


 At sewing school they have me working on pockets, hems, etc. etc. so I haven’t had the time to work on anything big. The summer dress was an ugly grey t-shirt + spring print fabric. Pretty easy! And this purple skirt which I plan to throw on whenever I’m in a rush, super easy to make as well.


I have some pretty cool news! I was offered a place as a reporter/presenter for the fashion section of a new local TV show that hasn’t aired yet. The funny thing is the channel is mostly about crude news! Images of homicide, accidents, protests, etc. and then fashion, health and interior design?! That’ll be interesting!


Cons: Heavy, heavy makeup. Tips anyone? I learned how to apply blush just last week! More public exposure to humiliation (ha, and I complained about that on the old blog). Ohhh, and get this! I was asked to “tone it down”. TONE IT DOWN?! Nah-uh. In other words, no Emilio de la Morena, Peter Pilotto or designers of the like I can mention.


I think they’ll settle for the Carolina Herrera/Oscar de la Renta/Michael Kors range, which I guess is okay compared to how the “Abercrombie & Fitch/Hollister” crowd are considered fashion royalty down here. Also, I intended to post this on one I left half way done on my old blog, and it was loong time ago but here it is:


The sweet sweet girls from chicintuition.com interviewed me for their site! Apparently they were having technical issues with the site and I’m not sure the link is working anymore, so this picture is all I have. Their site is filled with good stuff, go check it out!

 Anyway, thank you everyone for the support, and please keep helping me spread the word about the new blog! (Stevie thank you for the wonderful post!) All the pictures from the old blog are gone, but I’ll try to put them up somewhere.

I’m off to dinner!

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  • Val April 30, 2008 at 1:34 am

    I love that blue dress that you made It looks gorgeous. Could you post up more photos?

    I loved reading your blog. I’m glad youre back. :]

  • lalaliu April 30, 2008 at 6:28 am

    YAY!!! I’m so so happy your back!! congrats on your new job, it sounds super exciting!

  • anja April 30, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    What a nice surprise, since I’ve been checking out your blog everyday… Glad to see you’re back and as gorgeous as always. Also, congratulations on the job! Lots of love from Poland 🙂

  • Pamela April 30, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    You look amazing in you last minute outfit. Congratulations on the job, sounds really cool! I’m very jealous…
    Thankyou from all three of us for the adding of our link!

  • Belle April 30, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    last minute? thats amazing. actually, i like it more than some of the stuff i see on the runway from what i can tell. i’m so excited to hear the news about your tv host opportunity–pfftttt at toning it down though. free range!

  • discothequechic April 30, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    so so excited for you about covering the event!

    didn’t have time to read the whole of this..about to watch the breakfast club (!) but it all sounds great.

    oh and ps, i just posted about a competition that you may be interested in, yess?


    my pleasure to spread the word, you are in my “tight n shit” (excuse the language!) list of blogs afterall.

  • SICK. April 30, 2008 at 11:36 pm

    i’m so glad you’re back !!
    you look amazing & that outfit that you wore to the show is fabulous.


  • Key April 30, 2008 at 11:42 pm

    wow!! fabii! que guapa y que gusto que estes de vuelta!
    Me alegra mucho lo de tu trabajo pk seguramente eso te dara una oportunidad para acercarte a las pasarelas y pronto tener la tuya!!

    ya quiero que seas una diseñadora famosa 😀

    tu ultimo outfit es espectacular!
    eres inspiradora!
    un beso

  • La Gringa May 1, 2008 at 12:03 am

    What happened to your old blog? I see that it is still there but seems to be without the photos. What a shame!

    Anyway, I am very glad that you are back and I’ll change my link to your new one.

    Thank you for the link to my blog, Fabi!

  • Jimena May 1, 2008 at 12:15 am


    eres una hermosa! me encanta tu blog como no tienes idea y honestamente, eso de vivir en un pais tercermundista con cero interes o comprension de la moda, la individualidad o la posibilidad de expresarse a traves de lo que uno lleva (en vez de mostrar el escote)… es un tema con el que me identifico plenamente.

    Fuerza linda! Al final encontraras tu sitio, el lugar donde te sientas verdaderamente comoda por ser tu.

    Al rato que en el proximo post que haga te linkeo de todas maneras para que llegue la noticia de tu nuevo blog.


  • suzannemarques May 1, 2008 at 2:30 am

    congratulations from a fellow reporter 🙂
    your stories will stand out amidst all of the blood & guts. everyone needs some sugar to help the medicine go down, as mary poppins would say!

  • Wendy May 1, 2008 at 4:02 am

    Congrats on the job, I know you’ll be fantastic! I love your outfits, they’re always so well put together.

  • Fashion Tidbits May 1, 2008 at 7:48 am

    good luck with the reporting job!!!! hope it goes well!

    p.s could you add me to your bloglist? i’ve already added you 😀

  • katie-lilga May 1, 2008 at 9:48 am

    so so so happy to have you back blogging again!

  • iñaki May 1, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    I absolutely love the bright blue dress!! That pleated part looks amazing!


  • Ana May 1, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    Your purple skirt is amazing!
    It’s so cool that you were asked to be a presenter. I am jealous.
    Love your blog, as usual.

  • Aretha May 2, 2008 at 1:00 am

    Fabi, has vuelto!!!! Y por lo que veo tu estilo se mantiene intacto, me encantó ese vestido rosado que cuelga de la puerta… Cuántas aventuras habrás tenido! Me apena eso sí lo de tu viejo blog, esto de la tecnología a veces nos juega una mala pasada… Pero q bueno saber q has vuelto y estás bien
    Un beso gigante!

  • Cool Urbanite. May 2, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    Love your outfit with the 2 dresses and your skirt is sooo pretty! How did you made it, if I might ask?

  • Susan May 2, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    Your blue dress is gorgeous and your job sound amazing! Thanks again for linking us, you are an amazing inspiration.

  • AsianCajuns May 3, 2008 at 12:15 am

    Welcome back! Great coverage of the fashion show!

  • Cris Lazoru May 3, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    Oh that is so sad about your blog! But congrats on the new job! it’s great!


  • ROBOTS May 3, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    like your style

  • Yetunde May 4, 2008 at 9:35 am

    wow fabi. your new job sounds so cool. i am so excited and happy for you.

    i love what you wore to the fashion show. great color.

  • Jimena May 4, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    Fabi, te he taggeado para que escribas seis ‘unspectacular quirks’ tuyas.

    En mi blog estan las reglas. Besos!

  • soph May 5, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    woo fabi is back yay! your blog is just fab indeed

  • Leonel May 5, 2008 at 8:41 pm

    Ahhhh! que deck encontrarte de nuevo! Si no hubiera sido por la gringa, no me hubiera dado cuenta que tenes nueva casa para tus pensamientos!

    me alegra (re)encontrarte,


    (the boy from san pedro)

  • Eleh May 6, 2008 at 5:18 am

    you seem to be happy now 😀 yeah!
    and i love what you wore to the show. good luck with the new job.
    go fabi!

  • Francis Girard May 6, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    what an exciting new job you have -well done! ive just had a good read of your blog and its super. my boyfriend is colombian (a little more south than central) and its nice to see the more beautiful americas so involved. I love it. xf

  • Kira Fashion May 6, 2008 at 7:25 pm


    so amazing blog you have!!!
    i love it!
    i am adding you to my blogroll!
    check it out my blog, if you can 😉

    a kiss and a hug,
    see you,

  • Danz May 7, 2008 at 12:47 am

    I hope everything goes well with your new job. Would you be interested in exchanging links?

  • dedmond979 May 7, 2008 at 4:01 am

    Fabi, i love your blog and i got the link from Lagringas page, your are beautiful and brave!! i wrote about you on my new blog and when i learn to add you to my list of blogs i like i will add you and lagring. im sending you the link to my page were you can see what i wrote about you both. good luck to you from Debbie in Kentucky, P.S. mY BOYFRIEND IS FROM Guatemala tp://traumatizedmind.blogspot.com/

  • dedmond979 May 7, 2008 at 4:05 am

    Love your blog and i read it frequently. I found you on LaGringas blog. I started my own and wrote about both of you on it. im sending you the link and as soon as i figure out how to add your links to mine you both will be the first. I admire your courage, keep up the good work. my boyfriend is from Guatemala!! here is my page so you can read what i wrote about you and LaGringa. Debbie Your new friend in Kentucky http://traumatizedmind.blogspot.com/

  • WendyB May 7, 2008 at 4:40 am

    Congrats on your TV gig! That’s great for you.

  • Super Kawaii Mama May 7, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    Yeah Fabi. Oh so glad I finally found you again! Congratulations on the new job, I’m sure you’ll rock it. Post us some you tube clips of your segment if you can.

  • la petite fashionista May 7, 2008 at 11:28 pm

    wow fabi! so many great thigns happening for you right now. i’d love to attend a fashion show nearby & you’re going to have so much working as a fashion correspondent! please keep us updated:)

  • emma May 8, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    no new post? 🙁 anyway i tagged you hope you come back soon

  • Diabolina May 8, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    just found you through wendy b.

    Super cute look at the high maintenance fashion show. And congrats on the presenter offer. gotta love the endless latin fascination with “if it bleeds it leads” news.

    kisses from la,

  • Chic Looks May 9, 2008 at 7:33 am

    this looks great, just realised you’ve changed your link, will update it as soon as I can.

  • ALI RAE May 11, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    I looove the blue dress!

  • Aisha May 12, 2008 at 2:47 am

    fabi fab fabi
    Noo parece que has subido ni un kilo de peso! te ves increíble como siempre.

    El vestido azul eléctrico te quedó precioso, que genial que andes cubriendo eventos! parece el dream job de muchos.

    postea pronto, eh? todos necesitamos nuestra fabi-dosis =)

  • bestie May 12, 2008 at 6:04 am

    hey, you’ve been tagged!(:

  • Super Kawaii Mama May 16, 2008 at 3:27 am

    While I am sure you are very busy with your new job, don’t forget us here. We miss you.

  • Anonymous May 17, 2008 at 10:59 pm

    i found your blog from http://lookbook.nu and i love it!

  • Alya May 26, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    congratulations! Such nice news. You truly deserve all the best. I know you’ve worked hard to earn it 🙂

  • etoilee8 May 29, 2008 at 6:46 pm

    You are amazing Fabi! Congratulations!

  • cupcakes and cashmere June 24, 2008 at 5:18 am

    that high-waisted purple skirt is such a flattering color on you! best of luck with your new job!

    cupcakes and cashmere

  • LaCouturier September 11, 2008 at 2:03 am

    oh my you are sooo lucky! =) congrats and have fun while you’re doin it! i am so jealous! haha!

    please check out my blog, http://lacouturiernyc.wordpress.com

  • Melissa October 2, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    Hi Gaby,

    I’m pretty sure I commented before, actually not so sure, but if I had, here I go again! Love your blog, sorry it was hacked…congrats on your new job, believe it or not, no matter how local, it will get TONS of exposure, believe that! I have family in Ceiba so I’ll make sure that they check you out!! Oh snap!!

    Sending lots of love from Brooklyn, NY


  • Nicole Then October 12, 2008 at 5:29 am

    wow, sounds like such a fun job!

  • -h of candid cool October 26, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    congratulations!! that’s so cool!

  • bitsANDpieces October 29, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    r u a designer? nice clothes, tho

  • Ms. Match April 23, 2009 at 12:16 am

    love love love the blue dress and the way you layered it. i was just thinking of layering dresses, but have none that look as cute as yours! Was it a white tube dress underneath?