OOTN: Tailored | When a Woman asks for a Number

Somebody or the other once said that glamour is what makes a man ask for your number --- and it's also what makes a girl ask you for your tailor. I have had the pleasure of being stopped by a stylish woman in huge black sunnies along 7th Ave. as I meticulously walked towards Sentro 1771 for lunch with Elaine and Jenny.

Now, what I was wearing wasn't really tailored -- they were items I got off the rack and had them altered. Sometimes, while we think we can "squeeze" into an item of clothing, we fail to realize that some parts of the clothing can still be loose or too tight fitting. According to so many style gurus {my personal picks being Nina Garcia, Tim Gunn, Mireille Guiliano, Victoria Beckham and Ines de La Fressange}, a woman's armor to becoming stylish is that one tailor who can tweak, remodel, add and subtract necessary elements from your clothes. And while I have someone who does that for me, I am still on the lookout for someone to blow my mind with her altering skills. Tailored clothes on a woman speak so much --- that is her ability to distinguish her assets from her flaws and play them up to her advantage. I am still a long way going there.

Project Runway judge and Marie Claire Fashion Ed., and author of style books such as The One Hundred, Little Black Book of Style, Nina Garcia

Former model Ines de la Fressange, author of the bestseller Parisian Chic.

Princess Letizia of Monaco, whose fashion smarts I discovered while reading Tessa's blog, is such a tailored dream.

And with that, let me share with you the outfit that had a woman asking for my {tailor's} number:

Thanks for snapping my photo, Martha!

Top: SM Ladies' Wear
Pants: Greenhills
Pink Pumps: Nine West
Bag: H&M
Rose Quartz necklace: H&M
Watch: Anne Klein
Freshwater pearls bracelet
Nails by: Beauty and Butter | Orly

And here are some more "feeling fashion blogger" photos :D
See Martha's here.

Hair by: L'oreal Philippines

What's your tailor's number?