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Wish he might: Advice to Alden
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I never expected to be hooked on a local TV show, but there are things you don’t know about me.
Something was causing me anxiety last September and when it really got bad, I found that watching reruns of Aldub on YouTube made me forget the problem I was facing.

It was mostly Lola Tinidora (Jose Manalo) and Lola Tidora (Paolo Ballesteros—wooh!) who made me chuckle with the “sugod bahay” portion when they enter houses of the poor and give them prizes, plus interactions of Eat Bulaga‘s Tito, Vic and Joey from the studio.
That Alden Richards was cute was a plus for me.

Soon I became obsessed, but lately not so much, because I’m finding Alden less and less cute each day.
It all starts when he wears thick foundation which makes him too porcelain or feminine.
Then everything goes downhill when he wears scary printed tops with the folded sleeves, like these:

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Or cheap T-shirts, which make him look like the (house) boy next door.

Alden Richards
Alden Richards
Alden Richards

It’s not that difficult to dress well, since Alden is already blessed with the face, the physique, and the height (5’11”).
First, he needs to lose the foundation he’s been using.
Many male celebrities, reportedly including Piolo Pascual and Dingdong Dantes, use MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation in NC42 because it gives them a tanned look onscreen.
Alden already has good skin, so thick foundation doesn’t make sense. MAC’s NC42 is also too dark for him but the powder might definitely work because it gives a second-skin finish that is natural and un-espasol.
Next, he needs to stick to neutrals, plains (not prints), classic shapes, for example:

Alden Richards
Alden Richards
Alden Richards
Alden Richards
Alden Richards

To whoever is styling him, take some fashion pegs from one of my favorite shopping sites, lagarconne.

La Garçonne Men
La Garçonne Men
La Garçonne Men
La Garçonne Men
La Garçonne Men

Bottom line:
1) Lose the espasol.
2) No to printed tops and cheap T-shirts.
3) No to jeggings and tight pants.
4) Yes we know you have biceps and that’s hot. But no need to roll up your sleeves.
5) Invest in good shoes (not Skechers).
6) You’re already cute. Keep it simple, classy, not trendy. Less is more.

Alden Richards

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Abby

This must be the worst outfit of all time.

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omigosh! i totally agree with everything you said!

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Win!

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frazzolino

Kuya Germs called and he wants his jacket back.

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chiYS Reply:

Lol!! ?

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chiYS

Lol!! ?

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adrian

Ah so this is guy everyone’s going nuts over. Hmm..way too pretty…can he even grow a stubble/facial hair? 🙂 You’re so right with the printed tops. Ayaw ni Scott Schumann. 🙂

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janglegirl Reply:

And I agree. Lose the skinny jeans. Di bagay sa guys niyan.

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janglegirl

And I agree. Lose the skinny jeans. Di bagay sa guys niyan.

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BRian

I agree with everything you said Ms. C. Except with the printed top. I mean there’s really nothing wrong with printed tops, as long as 1. its not too busy, 2. In the right color 3. right occasion. If i see him everyday with the same plain tops, then that’s a bit boring eh? maybe once or twice a week, a printed top can loosen things up. 🙂 guys can have playful fashion too… hehehe [Reply]CVS Reply:October 22nd, 2015 at 11:30 PMshe can wear stripes and checks. wag lang prints talaga [Reply]BRian Reply:October 23rd, 2015 at 4:06 PMsadly they say,… Read more »

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I love your tips for Alden. The examples are really… classy 🙂

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Kathy Dcruz

Ms.C i think his stylist read this entry kze if you watched 0ct21 episode of EB well.. he is on the way to recovery.. hehe.

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chiYS Reply:

Hi! I believe so. Just FYI, Alden’s head stylist is John Lozano. Please read CVS’s recent tweets, John just followed her! Meet-up very soon yata. Happy days!! 🙂 Thanks!

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chiYS

Hi! I believe so. Just FYI, Alden’s head stylist is John Lozano. Please read CVS’s recent tweets, John just followed her! Meet-up very soon yata. Happy days!! 🙂 Thanks!

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janetgo

Hi Mommy Rea! Nakakatuwa talaga kayo! 🙂 Palaliman si Alden and your daughter Carla ng dimples hehe.

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You are so funny CVS!!

I love your tips!!! 🙂 Tama ka sa lahat!!

Ako naman naaaliw was JaDine.

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Annamurow

Hahahaha natawa naman ako sa house boy next door.

RE: Mac Studio Fix in NC42. Kaya pala minsan kulay orange ang fez nila. Siguro napapasobra sa lagay. Medyo dark na ang NC42, and not to mention super yellow!

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snickerdoodle_123

hi Cecille! great blog entry on Alden’s fashion disasters– looks like it worked! 3 cheers for you! ? ?? (I hope I’ll never get to see those shirts with stars again…✨)

kaya lang, he might run out of plain tops and might look “boring” naman. do you suggest he also dabbles with plaids and stripes? but not the loud ones though.

just a thought. ?? thanks and enjoy Jakarta, CVS!

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CVS Reply:

plaids and stripes are OK—wag lang together and no so colorful, hehe 🙂

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* roche *

Maybe you should tell that to the stylist.

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Endorser sya ng Boardwalk. There’s a billboard along Marcos Highway in Antipolo. Baka dun galing mga outfit nya. There was one time nga yung suot nya na shirt kagaya halos ng print nung damit nila lola Nidora.

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Jay Lozada

It doesn’t bother me because I will undress him then tell him to take a bath. O Ayos na!

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CVS Reply:

LOLLL!!

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Jay Lozada Reply:

;* Mwahhh.. I heard that his stylist used to work for Paul Smith… ahem.

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Tribecky Houston

Baka naman sponsored ang mga outfit? I would like to TENK blowing bubbles, penshoppe, karimadon, and seiko wallet.

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chiYS

I super lovett!!
Alden is a nice guy, clean living and he deserve all these blessings.
We care so much about Alden, sana naman his stylist/s makinig na kayo please! Parang awa nyo na!
Thanks Ms. C! Aldubyou! 🙂

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ampersand

Nadali mo! His styling leaves a lot to be desired, masyadong trendy (in a fast fashion kinda way) and most of the time does him no favors. He and his team need to stick to classics, definitely neutrals and tasteful prints. Tutal idol naman nya si Dingdong, take a look at his outfits. I like your suggestion re: La Garçonne, but I don’t know how comfortable Alden will be with some of those options. As it is, some of the outfits they put him in, you can tell na asiwa sya. As for the makeup, I guess I should be… Read more »

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pocholo

I agree with you, yung stylist ni Dingdong ang kunin nya. Galing ng color and style choices. Classic at the same time uso pa rin. Minsan napapangiwi na lang ako sa outfit nya kasi hindi maganda sa paningin like nung isang araw, hoodie na may leopard prints! Nadadala na lang talaga ng kagwapuhan nya hehehe…

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J J

You might want to reconsider using the word “poor” not for anything else but its meaning is very contentious. [Reply]oh_fudge Reply:October 21st, 2015 at 12:40 AMbut what else to use? impoverished? sounds pretentious. less fortunate/in need? sounds like something used by charitable institutions, no? simple words are often the best and if people find something wrong with the word “poor” in this context, it says more about their issues rather than the writer. xo [Reply]chiYS Reply:October 21st, 2015 at 3:02 AMpwede kaya ito; naghihikahos / dalita / gumagapang sa lupa o (ayoko ng) Putik? just kidding. 🙂 ( FTW oh_fudge!… Read more »

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oh_fudge

but what else to use? impoverished? sounds pretentious. less fortunate/in need? sounds like something used by charitable institutions, no?
simple words are often the best and if people find something wrong with the word “poor” in this context, it says more about their issues rather than the writer.

xo

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chiYS

pwede kaya ito; naghihikahos / dalita / gumagapang sa lupa o (ayoko ng) Putik?
just kidding. 🙂
( FTW oh_fudge! )

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chiYS

How about these – naghihikahos / dalita / isang kahig, isang tuka/ gumagapang sa lupa o (ayoko ng) putik! putik!
hehe! just kidding! 🙂
( oh_fudge FTW! )

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J J

That’s the point, the show is just giving away sponsored prizes. It’s not a charity program.

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J J

These people obviously have homes, either rented or owned and many times they have sources of livelihood. They do not live under bridges or along the river. Obviously you look at other people and judge them against yourself to determine if they are poor. As to what standards those are, you have demonstrated them yourself. Poverty is a serious matter. It is measured and studied, based on standards of decency and income among other things. This is one of the biggest reasons why the Philippines is not able to solve poverty—it largely remains cultural and sociological. No amount of political… Read more »

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mary chen

Amen!! I hope he reads this. His hoodie jacket a while was a total mistake! Leopard prints on d pocket? Juicecolored! Have mercy! [Reply]joanna ranon Reply:October 21st, 2015 at 1:19 AMOh my yes! I love that this guy is not vain and isn’t fussy about what he’s wearing, but he can refuse the weird outfits naman siguro di ba? A stylist is supposed to make you look good, who the heck would dress up a celebrity in leopard print? I’d rather he wear plain shirts and old blue jeans everyday, geez. It would be nice to see him unshaven once… Read more »

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joanna ranon

Oh my yes! I love that this guy is not vain and isn’t fussy about what he’s wearing, but he can refuse the weird outfits naman siguro di ba? A stylist is supposed to make you look good, who the heck would dress up a celebrity in leopard print? I’d rather he wear plain shirts and old blue jeans everyday, geez. It would be nice to see him unshaven once in a while and not looking so pale too.

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