Fashion is quite an unfamiliar ground for us to be honest, but there are a few words that come into our minds when we think of OOTDs and style – one of them is beefy. It seems a bit irrelevant, but only until you realize we’re talking about the cheeky girl that’s steadily been a part of the growth of casual style in the sprightly streets of Manila. She is a full-time businesswoman working alongside her parents, and on the side she continues to spread her girl power on social media as a blogger and vlogger. But more than just a modern-day go-getter woman, she still makes sure to place God at the center of all things in her life. With all those clues at hand, we’re sure you’ve guessed that we’re talking about Gela Muñoz aka The Gela Beef.
She says that fashion is one of the loves of her life. You see it blooming through her collections in her online shop EFFY Clothing and her works as a freelance stylist. We’re shaking our heads in disbelief at how she keeps her priorities in check, and wonder how she could balance it all – her responsibilities, passions and all the crazy things in between. But she answers simply, to let go and let God.
This episode is all about having a fun and light conversation as we muse about trends as well as our own little journey into discovering our own style. We share some laughter as we go back to our past fashion mishaps, but also through that, Gela was able to broaden our vocabulary in the world of fashion and highlighted one particular word – change. Now we know that our personal style through the years is a visual proof of our growth. How beautiful.
Our conversation is best paired with a cup of hot choco or coffee in this beautiful Monday morning (start this week right guys), and we hope you can giggle along with us ’til the end ♡
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05:31 – Gela shares what she’s been busy with nowadays, as well as her clothing brand EFFY Clothing
09:00 – Gela introduces us to street-wear and we learn a lot from her own perspective on the how’s and why’s it captured her eye
13:07 – Chiara and Gela have a fun time thinking of different ways to style Chiara’s current outfit that day, and this opens up to how style is all about what makes people happy and comfortable
14:47 – We ask her thoughts about trends, and Gela teaches us the importance of incorporate trends but still having our own unique style at the end of the day
17:04 – For people who still haven’t found their own style, Gela encourages you to explore just as she did back in college. Always remember: fashion mishaps are worth it because they help you discover your own style through eventually
21:15 – Gela shares about how she balances everything: work, family, fitness and even rest & Netflix
23:35 – Gela talks about her previous dreams and how she learned to eventually just trust in God’s better plans for her
28:06 – We can relate to Gela’s struggles on waking up early, and Chiara adds the value of sleep to the mix
36:09 – And as always, details about our #FranklywithGela giveaway! Two winners will have a date with this Beefy as you exchange thoughts and sentiments on career, fashion, styling, even personal struggles, and along with that you will also be receiving a little gift from EFFY as well. So exciting!
Enjoy looking back on your fashion mishaps as you answer this question we have for you:
“How has fashion been a part of your personal growth through the years?”*
- Make sure your Instagram account and post settings are set to public so that we can view your entries. Only one entry per person is allowed.
- Show us a photograph of your previous outfit(s) and share your answer to the question as the caption.
- Important: mention us both @edenandjune @thegelabeef on Instagram and hashtag your post with #FranklywithGela. If you don’t do this, we won’t be able to count your post as an entry.
- Make sure you give us a follow on Instagram 😉
- Once you’ve shared your entry, come back to this post and place your details on the comment portion below. Leave us your name & your Instagram username. It should look like this:
Hi, I joined the #FranklywithGela giveaway! Here are my details –
Name: Sofia Rivilla
We’re giving you two weeks to send in your entries – the last day being on January 27, 2017. We will be announcing winners right the next day after choosing the winners alongside Gela based on the honesty and creativity of your answer.
*This giveaway is open only to Philippine residents
Sending you our love and a truckload of positivity,
Eden & June