Thursday, December 1, 2016

Oh My Bag PH Feature: Ways To Tie Your Handle Wraps

Inspired by the Hermes Twilly, these bag handle wraps can be very useful not just to make your bag extra stylish, but also to cover imperfections on your bag handles! This is a useful trick for thrifters because bag handles are usually the first to go.

When I first received my Oh My Bag PH handle wraps, I was really excited to try it out! But just like any other anal-retentive perfectionist, I was at a loss on how to use it!

Sure, it seemed fairly easy to do. But I still wanted to see how it is done so I could wrap it perfectly!

This is the reason why I decided to do this blog post! So if you have your handle wraps with you right now, bring out a bag and let's begin wrapping!

The Classic Wrap

If you want the logo to appear on the right end of your bag handle, start with the no-tag end on the left just like what is shown in the photo below. 

Then place the longer end over and under the shorter end like so.

Insert the longer end of the handle wrap through the loop you just made on the handle then pull it all the way through, making a loose knot.

Then wrap the handle of your bag thoroughly and evenly until you reach the right side.

Loosen the last loop you made on your bag handle.

Then, with the tag facing upward, insert the tag-end through the loop and pull it all the way through.

And you're done!

The Classic Wrap with Bow

Repeat first few steps for The Classic Wrap until you get to the other side. (Hello, Adele!) 
Then make a loop and tie into a nice bow.

And you're done, with your bag looking extra pretty!

The Double Bow

If your handle wrap is made of silky fabric, your double bow would look like the photo shown below. (Tip: Be careful when tying a double bow using the silk wraps because it tends to unravel when tied to your bag!)

 It is very simple to do. Just tie the bow like usual.

Then tie another bow on top. You'll end up with something that looks like this.

The Camellia Flower

This is probably my favourite way of using the handle wraps.

Start by tying a knot where you want the Camellia flower to be. Then twist the fabric like shown in the photos below.

Continue twisting the handle wraps and allow the fabric to curl naturally like so.

Once you're done twisting the fabric into a flower shape, make a knot to secure your Camellia flower in place.

Wrap it around once more, then tie another secure knot to prevent the flower from unravelling.

And you're done!

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Kal Visits: Empire Fashion Cafe (Maginhawa Street, Sikatuna Village)

My favourite online shop hub now has a branch in Quezon City! :D

The Maginhawa branch is basically the same as the Lilac branch, except for this awesome addition where mommies could leave the kiddos while they shop!

Hinay lang sa gadgets, kids! Grabe sila! Hahaha!

Of course, if you brought the hubby with you, the cafe part is near the mini play area so the hubby could watch over the little ones while you do your thing! You deserve it, Mama!

Kuya agrees! Look at that smile! Hihi!

The must-try for me is definitely the sili ice cream (especially if you love spicy food)! It comes in different levels of spiciness! This one is level 2!

Their ice cream also comes in other interesting flavours, as seen in the photo below.

Are you a make-up junkie? Take a look at all these goodies!

Owning a book safe would also be good when storing items secretly in plain sight.

Here are photos of other items that caught my attention!

And because we are in The Empire...

Yoda: "Watch over your shopping, I will."

Me: "Thanks Yoda!"

Oh wait! That's my hubby!  *heart heart*

If my blog post didn't entice you to go yet, maybe this video from will!

This Empire Fashion Cafe branch is located at 143 Maginhawa Street, Sikatuna Village, Quezon City. To learn more about The Empire, you can visit and like their Facebook page by clicking here.

Thank you so much for reading about my mini-shopping experience at The Empire! Please feel free to leave a comment, I would love to know your thoughts about my post!