Online Shopping Fail! I was a victim of an online seller in Manila that has no regard for craftsmanship and customer service

I’ve been shopping online for as long as I could remember and I understand that there is always a risk when buying clothes online – sometimes the fabric feels and looks cheap, the color just doesn’t seem to match how it appeared on screen, or the fit could be far less flattering in real life than online. Or worse, all of the above.

I saw this account on Instagram with 13.5K followers, and lots of beautiful outfits that I rarely see in stores at the mall.


 I fell in love with this sexy jumpsuit but I wanted it in white because 90% of my clothes are black. There were a few likes on every post, not a lot of commenters and zero customer feedback. Looks sketchy but I decided to pursue with the transaction.


I messaged the seller through Viber, as instructed on her IG page, sent her this screenshot of the jumpsuit and messaged her the other details  (my measurements, name, address, IG account name) that she needs to make my dream outfit. I sent her back the photo of the bank transaction receipt to let her know that she can proceed with sewing my anticipated clubbing get up. I was a little excited.


 After 7 days, my jumpsuit arrived. I threw up in my mouth right when I took it out of the bag.


But I want to give it a second chance so i tried it on.  I was gutted.



aaEw eww!!


Ew eww ewww!!!


Not related to the article, I just want you to check out my suede Charles & Keith pumps with gold tips

It was the fugliest thing I’ve ever paid for in my entire life! You can see through the fabric, it’s a little yellow, the pads are misaligned as if whoever made this repulsive clothing did not even make an effort to align them and the measurements are all wrong. IT’S ALL WRONG! OH GOD WHAT DID I DO TO DESERVE THIS??? I wanted to burn it right there and then but I have nothing to burn it with except for my fury which, scientifically speaking, would not really set anything on fire.


After scampering around my small condo unit in an emotional tumult, I messaged the seller and told her my sentiments. She replied once and I never heard from her again. I checked her Instagram account but I was already BLOCKED. (The nerve!)

I want to return the item and get my money back but i figured she does not agree on that. Sucks for her because I could have referred her to an online casino that would make bulk orders if they liked her items.

Lesson learned. To Maria, here’s to scamming me and all the other people you have victimised:


I recently found out this woman changed her Instagram handle to catwalkbyvenus, dapperologymnl and dressmeup_01