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Friday, February 7, 2014


Yesterday, I had an emotional breakdown. I have undergone some trying times and I literally kept everything inside and then just let them all go in one blow --- in the Erzullie showroom to be exact.

At that moment that I have realized that, the real challenge that happens when realizing a dream is not actually putting that room together (now that I think about it, I feel grateful that it’s blossoming easily). It’s remembering each and every time, the reason that you are doing it in the first place --- “the worth” of it all.

And as I cried there yesterday, questioning if doing Erzullie was still worth all the drama in my life, when I could have just taken a different, more stable path, I have realized that, “Yes. It is worth it.”

I did Erzullie because I have found great worth in serving fierce plus size women through fashion and for me being allowed to do so is a great honor. In a world where everyone is still trying to find out what they should be doing and who they are, you ladies gave me all the answers that I need and with that, me and Berna, I’m sure are forever grateful.

I could have done something else, but living as a designer for Erzulliestas is all worth it.



Erzullie is a fierce plus size fashion brand from the Philippines dedicated to serving limited edition designer styles for the empowered Erzulliesta. Shop online:


For the Erzulliestas who are about to go on a love adventure. Ideas for blind date outfits!

#1 Don’t wear white, not unless you have a back up

Although some may beg to differ, let’s just cover all of the possible bases here. White is prone to dirt and mess and in a blind date, you want to avoid that kind of memory.

#2 The Art of dressing just right

In a blind date you don’t want to under and over dress. So how do you know you are just right in the middle? Dress in your natural style for the place that you guys have agreed upon. Highlight just one asset that you are proud of and you are good to go.

#3 Dress to relate not to intimidate

Let’s just imagine that you are on the other side of the fence. What if your date is dressed up to the nines and has this condescending aura? Not a good feeling isn’t it? So make sure that when you do dress up, it’s a style that conveys just you and not the sign, "back off". Dress to relate and no to intimidate, ladies! After all you’re trying to see if there is a connection here and not to scare your date away.

Erzullie is a fierce plus size fashion brand from the Philippines dedicated to serving limited edition designer styles for the empowered Erzulliesta. Shop online:


It’s one thing for a single woman to be in a dating game, but it’s a whole level of fierceness when an Erzulliesta joins it. Example would be this 24 year old, magazine editor and blogger of the fashion/beauty blog, --- Erzulliesta Gellie Abogado, who has recently jumped in the dating scene and shares with us some of her experiences and dating gems.

#1 Why did you start dating and how did you start? 

I started dating because I wanted to meet new people may it be for professional, friendship or romantic purposes. I usually get dates by saying hello to old friends, talking to someone who works in the same industry, but never within the same company (my personal preference) and online dating sites and application. Just be very extra careful because I can vouch for some men there but never to all.

#2 How do you prepare for a date and any tips on how to make it awesome? 

First, know where you’re going and what you’ll be doing. This way, you’d be able to get a grasp of what you need to wear. Next, look and smell good to be presentable enough for the date. Finally, have a background about the person.

During the date, I suggest that you listen, be confident and never let anything intimidate you. Of course, keep your manners but never fake your personality.

After the date, I leave him a short message thanking him and telling him I had a great time. Next, we constantly communicate but not the every minute kind of thing. Finally, I make time for a second date.

#3 Any bad date parachute ideas?

A date once got in an argument in a restaurant because the other table was pretty sensitive with how loud we seem to be. I just kept quiet and let him take control. Afterwards, I made him calm down by flashing my sweetest smile. The simplest things can make them forget about the bad things that happened. After that, I have just moved on and learned from it.

#4 You’ve been in the dating scene for some time now, you say. How is it being a fierce plus size woman in the pond?

Plussies, in general, should keep in mind that what keeps a date interesting is not in how we lookN but what we do while we’re in one. I used to be insecure about my body before, but at the end of the day, it’s our personality that matters most. By being real, your date will always admire your genuine personality and confidence.

If it doesn’t work out, it’s fine. It only means that you guys are not a match. If it did, just take it slow, go with the flow, don’t rush things but you don’t need to hold back.

Erzullie is a fierce plus size fashion brand from the Philippines dedicated to serving limited edition designer styles for the empowered Erzulliesta. Shop online: