I patronize and love arts.
Arts gives me the immunity to do things that might lead others to label me as overly liberated or even a wacko. It gives me the freedom to unleash my inner self. Likewise, it sometimes justifies my defying the conventions of the society.
Simply said, arts magnifies my being unique.
It is this fact that I have created my own fashion statement recognizing it as my being pro-arts. If before you would see me donning jeans and shirt most of the time, nowadays, tunic blouse is a major part of my wardrobe.
Tunic blouses are gownlike outer garment, with or without sleeves and sometimes belted, worn by the ancient Greeks and Romans. They are either loose or close-fitting and extending over the skirt to the hips or below. Presently, this mode of dressing is seen among the southeast asians (i.e., Thais, Indonesians, Malaysians, etc.) including the Muslims in the Philippines. One can use any kind of pants to this kind of top. Matched with a pashmina (a type of cashmere wool and the textiles made from it) shawl, one would be assured that she would be in her most comfortable and best look.
I have been gaga over this style of top early 2000. What attracted me most in the tunic blouse is its simple style and design. Another one that I like so much about it is the cut of its neckline. It gives a sexy look on the wearer’s neck. What makes it even more eye-catching is the intricate embroidery around the neckline. There’s is so much elegance once you wear a tunic top.
My liking this kind of blouse had me developed another unwelcome vice — my ethnic accessories. They complete the image that I want to project.