Mimiyuuuh’s holiday gift guide for a powerful 2020

Mimiyuuuh’s holiday gift guide for a powerful 2020

Let your favorite ghorl show you everything you need to face the next decade.

Photos by Renzo Navarro

 

This is it folks, it’s the end of the decade. As we look forward to a new one coming in just about a month, it’s best to arm yourself to make the most of it. I mean, the 2020s mark the point in your adult life when, typically, things start picking up (hopefully; if we’re in the same generation), but don’t worry — we’ve got just the right things to get you buckled up.

And who better to present these than the ghourl of the moment, possibly the icon of the next decade, Mimiyuuuh? It’s been a quick-fire rise for the social media darling — when I began following her earlier this year, she had around 50,000 followers; now, 10 times that at over 566,000. Armed with a seemingly relentless stream of brand partnerships, Mimi is moving on up. 

However, Mimi admits she is still adjusting to her newfound popularity and line of work: “Na-ooverwhelm pa rin ako,” she said about her stratospheric rise. “Medyo naninibago pa rin, pero unti-unti namang nakaka-adapt sa bagong industriyang sinabak.” (Laughs) 

Eventually (somewhere in the next decade), she wants to get back into building a fashion brand, something that she studied for at the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde. When asked about what she’s learned so far, she says simply but sincerely, “Always be thankful, kasi (pag) sobrang busy mo na, nakakalimutan mo na ‘yung mga blessings na dumarating sayo.

And her top tip for a powerful 2020? “Always put yourself first, hype yourself, practice ‘yung pagiging confident. And acknowledge your flaws, ganun, kasi that’s what makes you unique. Be you!”

Ghourl of the moment: Mimiyuuuh’s brand of comedy on social media quickly grew her following this throughout the year. Here, she presents our 2019 gift guide. | Dress by Martin Bautista, earrings from Souvenir, and frames from Jins.

Start with clarity

Not to make things too literal, but we believe the key to clarity in 2020 starts with, well, 2020 vision. Jins offers a complete experience that makes getting a new pair of prescription glasses as painless as possible. They’ve got in-store optometrists and an app that tells you if the frames look good on you, too — talk about a one-stop shop. 

To help out with your new vision (and vision board), a planner is a must. The Everyday makes an undated planner that’s flexible, fuss-free, and helps you keep track of your expenses. Just as much as an overarching vision for yourself is important, an execution plan is just as significant.

 

Frames from Jins (from P3,000), SM Megamall, SM Makati, SM Aura Premier, SM City North EDSA, and Robinson’s Place Manila. Planners from The Everyday (P750), theeveryday.ph.

Bling bling, sis: Dress by Dona Lim; choker, short necklace, and long necklace by J Makitalo; gold necklace, bracelets and ring from Amami; rings from Hey Kessy and Dandy Ona; timepiece and earrings (worn as brooches) from Remake The Store.

Employ the law of attraction 

Trust me when I say this: The law of attraction works. Or so we like to think. If you wanna get rich, might as well pile on the jewelry — bling begets bling, so they say. But since we don’t have the money to buy real adult jewelry yet, getting vintage is the next best thing, and is more affordable too. 

A bunch of Instagram shops selling vintage have been en vogue recently, hawking necklaces, earrings, and more in quality that mostly surpasses its price tag. But if you’re keen on buying new, it’s a good time to support local jewelry-makers: the pottery studio Hey Kessy recently came out with their own jewelry, and Dandy Ona has a new collaboration with Macy Alcaraz and Wiji Lacsamana. 

 

Signorina Miranda ring (from P4,000) by Macy Alcaraz x Dandy Ona; Knowing Ring (from P3,250) by Wiji Lacsamana x Dandy Ona, all from @dandyonajewelry on Instagram. Enclosed In Thyself ring (P2,850) and The Universe Hugs You Back ring (P2,850), by Hey Kessy Jewelry, heykessyjewelry.com. Choker, short necklace, and long necklace by J Makitalo (prices available upon request), jmakitalo.com. Tambourine Rosary Bracelet in Gold (P7,900) and Floral Relikaryo Necklace (P13,200) by Amami, @amami.ph on Instagram. Timepiece and earrings worn as brooches (prices available upon request) from Remake The Store, @remakethestore on Instagram.

Let’s get festive: Dress from Hinhin, scarf by Paula Paige x Tropa, shoes by Studio Josanna.
A figure of beauty: Dress by Sassa Jimenez, boots from Dr. Martens, earcuff (worn as brooch) and earrings from Remake The Store, Trick Mirror book from National Book Store, and Gemini shirt from Strange Mercy.

Know yourself 

A solid identity is the key to success, some would say, and selfawareness is the key that leads to that key (call it a key chain, if you will). It doesn’t always feel like it, but knowing where you come from really does help you know where you need to go. 

If you’re feeling a little lost within our generation, a read through Jia Tolentino’s Trick Mirror might help you place yourself in this “OK, Boomer” world, and the universe we built on the internet. 

And of course, you gotta have some star sign pride — even if you believe in astrology or not, believe me, finding yourself with your cosigns might just help you find your tribe. 

 

Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino (now P700 from P895), National Book Store. Zodiac sign shirt (P850), strange-mercy.com.

Hydrate, don’t hate: Dress from Ganni, earrings from Remake The Store, shoes by Studio Josanna. L

Drink your water 

When Mimiyuuuh says, “Drink your water, b*tch!” Just do it. And don’t forget — at least eight glasses a day.

Photos by RENZO NAVARRO
Produced by NEAL P. CORPUS
Styled by ANDREA ANG
Set design by MAGS OCAMPO
Make-up and nails by SLO LOPEZ
Hair by MYCKE ARCANO
Sittings by GABY GLORIA, GIAN NICDAO, and BEA AMADOR