Doll Days Are Over

It’s not just a phase. It’s for real.

It’s been quite a while since I’ve shared a story with you. For today, let me re-introduce myself.

Over my years in social media, everyone knew me as @IAMTHEDOLL. It was honestly a juvenile decision when I decided to step into the blogging world. If the history behind that username still interests you, back 2004, looking extra kawaii was a big hit. I have always been a fan of Japanese fashion and beauty. Hence, I was so into Hello Kitty, colorful hair, fake nails, long lashes and 0.00 graded colored contact lenses (the ones with bigger diameter to be specific).

As I moved in Metro Manila and adulating happened, my interest grew differently. I enjoyed dressing more comfortably. Tees and sweatpants would be my go-to outfit. Hence, TWENTEEYET was born. A shirt brand that Jeff (my boyfriend) and I started.

Going back, it’s probably been 2 years now since I mulled over on whether to rebrand my identity or not.
This time, it’s for good.

The turning point. Realizing that I do not want to be remembered as @iamthedoll as I enter new chapters of life. Don’t get me wrong, @iamthedoll will always be a special memory in my life and it will always make me remember where and how I started. However, considering the future I do not think I can still live by the idea of being just a doll.

As I re-introduce my self once again, my name is RHEA BUE and I would like to be remembered by the name I was born with. I don’t just blog, I create.

Photographed by Jeff Ong
Styling, hair & makeup done by yours truly


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    Dah Jimeno

    July 29, 2017

    Love it! ?☺️

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    July 29, 2017

    Keep going! ?✨

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    Dorothy Jayme

    July 29, 2017

    Keep going! ?✨

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    Maria Sophia Izabelle

    July 29, 2017


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    Ted Claudio

    July 29, 2017

    Hello to Rhea Bue! 🙂

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    July 30, 2017

    It’s okay ate! We still admire you! And We love you ☺️

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    crystelle boron

    July 30, 2017

    “I don’t just blog, I create” ??? Oh my heart ❤️

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    July 30, 2017

    Hi Rhea, nice to meet you!
    I just recently started following you on Instagram. I honestly didn’t know your name. But I was interested in your feed and found you through similar bloggers/vloggers! What drew me in was the super grainy effect you use on your pictures! I’m sad to say I didn’t know you more as iamthedoll but I am excited to witness you grow and know you more through social media! ? huh?? I’m sorry for this long comment. Take care!

    Your relatively brand new follower,

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    darence rodriguez

    July 30, 2017

    Love you miss rhea?

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    July 30, 2017

    iamthedoll or simply rhea bue, I know you’ll still do a lot of great things! Keep on shining! ✨✨✨

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    Louise Ramos

    July 30, 2017

    Love this so much!! And the “I don’t just blog, I create.”, soooo true! Can’t wait to see more amazing content from you ?

    xo, Lou | Caffeine Rush

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    Ren Ren Omillo

    July 30, 2017

    Brave decision ? Supporting you all the way !! ?

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    July 31, 2017

    Ahhh! Loveyouuu ate rhea! ❤

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    Ethriel Lao

    July 31, 2017

    So good! ?

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    July 31, 2017

    Nice article, babe! Had fun reading it!

    xx shaine

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    July 31, 2017

    Rhea! Shop link is broken! Please fix. But also–yay! Loose shirts are everything right now. Good luck on this new journey! Hugs from #romanceclass.

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    July 31, 2017

    Good luck on the new chapter of your life! xx

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    Shane Gallano

    July 31, 2017

    Awwwww so much love ??

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    Wandering Ella

    August 1, 2017

    I LOVE IT! Keep it up, Rhea! <3 <3 <3

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