Friday, September 30, 2011

Garage Party

We had a blast partying with Garage peeps earlier this month as they celebrated another stylish year at Republiq.  Along with their anniversary, they have a yearly roster of the top best dressed men

I hardly go out, but when I do, I make sure to say hi and catch up with friends like the people found here in this post :D

Luke Jickain, Bang Pineda and Jerome Lorico

Joel Ontong and Sassa Jimenez

Bambi Hernandez and JR Isaac

Designer Ziggy Sevilla

Patrick Ty and Daryl Chang

"Sole" mates Aren Pe and Eleanor Ong of Sole Service

David Milan with Ana Canlas in Sassa Jimenez

JL Ladrido and Nina Estacio

Camille Co

Geolette Esguerra and Sanya Smith

Victor Basa, Divine Lee and Ino Caluza

Mela de Luna with her boyfriend

My date for the night - Thons Edano

Our drinks

Mine with a big bottle of water ;)

I was also the "nanny" of our Forever 21 team, who partied with me that night.

and my outfit of the night; photo taken by Apryl Galang of Circuit.
Clothes from Forever 21, acrylic clutch by Furla.

On my way home, I bumped into Garage's Editor-in-Chief Rey Ilagan :D

I've known Rey when he was just starting out.  He'd hang in our cubicle area, too!
I'm so proud of what he has accomplished :)

Congratulations, Garage!!!!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Picture Perfect

Dandruff has always been a recurring problem for most Filipinos, even Bea Alonzo had it, too: “I used to get dandruff every so often and I used to experience hair fall. As an actress, those problems used to bother me for I always have to look presentable in front of the camera.”
Bea Alonzo experiencing the SCALP analysis from the CLEAR Paris Institute

“For a woman, her hair is her crowning glory. It frames the total look that she wants to project,” Alonzo says. Even for a man, hair is just as important as the kind of suit he is wearing. According to Piolo Pascual, it’s “part of a guy’s grooming regimen and a reflection of how he takes good care of himself.”

And I couldn’t agree more! But how do these stars maintain their healthy scalp and shiny hair? Both Pascual and Alonzo trust in the powerful ingredients of the New Clear. Its unique formulation include Nutrium 10 that works deep into the scalp (up to three epidermal layers) to give it the proper nourishment, battling problems such as dandruff, itchiness, and falling hair.
Product 1

And to supplement the use of the New Clear, Bea Alonzo shares her top three hair and scalp care tips:

• “Make sure to trim our hair at least once every two months to avoid split ends.”

• “It's important to use shampoo everyday because there's so much pollution around us now, so it's good to always keep your hair clean, healthy, and dandruff-free.”

• “I eat salmon because it has omega 3 fatty acid that is very good for the scalp. Nuts, dark green leafy vegetables and beans are also good to keep your hair healthy and can make you feel good about your body inside and out.”andruff has always been a recurring problem for most Filipinos, even Bea Alonzo had it, too: “I used to get dandruff every so often and I used to experience hair fall. As an actress, those problems used to bother me for I always have to look presentable in front of the camera.”

Monday, September 26, 2011

Flying Back To Manila

Sorry for the super short hiatus, but I am on my way back to Manila today.

Will try to share my trip and finds as soon as I can. Work awaits when I get back.
Have a great week, everyone :D

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Are you a Foodie? :)

I won't be here in Manila for the weekend, so eat lots of good food for me :D

See you all next week! ;)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Soaring High with My New Nails

Got invited to try Orly's newest collection at Beauty and Butter:

It's my first time here, and I love the cut-out of the reception area:

The set-up is really interesting, a la lazy-boy movie-watchng setup :)

The colorful cushions matched the colorful collection of Orly:

This collection spruce up six shades that captivate elegance and sophistication of women, Fowl Play (Tyrian Purple Sparkle), Lucky Duck (Dark Green Crème), Nite Owl (French Beige Shimmer), Peachy Parrot (Coral Shimmer), Sea Gurl (Grey Shimmer) & Sweet Peacock (Cobalt Blue Shimmer).

I chose "fowl play." The nail technician said it was the crowd favorite, along with sea gurl:

I love mine because it has little pink glitter :D  A word of advice though: this color has the thickest consistency due to the glitter that comes with it, so best that you stay put longer than usual to let your nails dry.

* This limited collection is sold at P 349.75 per bottle.
Available at Purbeauty Store, Marionnaud, First Aid Greenbelt, PCX (Rockwell, Ermita, Alabang Town Center), Watsons (Greenbelt 5, Ayala Cebu), Beauty by SM (Makati, Megamall, Fairview), Landmark-Trinoma, Beauty Cocktails and Robinsons Department Store Ermita

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


The Dizon jewelers have always celebrated their anniversaries with intimate functions, with relatives and customers-who-became-close-friends joining in the festivities. This year was a bit different. Not only did they celebrate their 33rd anniversary, it was also a tribute to their mother, the late Jul Dizon, whose birthday coincided with the event: “We want her to be proud of us as much as we are proud of her. She is continuously in our thoughts and always, our biggest inspiration.”

Held at the Rigodon Ballroom of the Peninsula Manila, guests were treated to an afternoon of cocktail of delicious bites. A fashion show served as the platform, where the sisters (Janina Dizon Hoschka, Candy, Ginny and Lucille Dizon) presented their latest creations that complemented the designs of fashion designers Dennis Lustico and James Reyes.
Janina Dizon

Fashionable guests and jewelry connoisseurs got first dibs on the sparkling accessories that were revealed after the fashion show. Janina Dizon Hoschka presented her Cross, Kaleidoscope and homme collections: “The Cross collection was a theme exhibit at a recent Celestina event, while the Kaleidoscope is my newest collection—brilliant stimulating gems that hit all colors of the spectrum.” Hoschka shares with us a few of her most sparkling designs:

Ria Bolivar wears a low V-neckline dress by Dennis Lustico, giving highlight to the operal length white sapphire tennis necklace with two hanging brooches from the Cross collection. She also wears dangling earrings made of white sapphires and spessartite garnets and a bangle made of amethysts, tsavorites and white sapphires. Her ring is made of an emerald cut smoky topaz and multi coloured white sapphires. All in silver.

Chelsea Robato, in a nude-colored dress by Dennis Lustico, wears an en suite of African rubies with white and brown zircon. Her bangles consist of rubies, sapphires, aquamarines and green emeralds. All in silver.

Maryann Umali in a low-key black number by James Reyes, has a melange of moonstones, white topaz, citrines, amethysts, quartz and peridot for her necklace and earrings from the Kaleidoscope collection. On her right wrist, is bangle made of black shagreen with a rutilated quartz and white sapphires, on the left are green quartz with diamonds. Her rings consist of a rutilated quartz with white sapphires and yellow quartz with white sapphires and tsavorites. All in silver.
mary ann umali

Alex Vergara wears my JANINA homme necklace of white and yellow sapphires on a black leather cord. His wrists have an assortment of shagreen cuffs. His belt has a longevity slider looped in (I would like to say that this was my idea, but it really was the genius thinking of Robby Carmona) He wears the drusy agate ring with a cognac diamond. All in silver.

*Janina for Jul Dizon is located at the Mezzanine Level
The Peninsula Manila
Corner of Ayala and Makati Avenues,
1226 Makati City, Metro Manila,
Philippines. Telephone numbers: +632-8450140 and +632-8450139

Monday, September 19, 2011

Deciding Who's In or Out

Just when you thought you’ve settled in, Mega Fashion Crew shakes things up again by bringing back 10 contestants who were booted out in the earlier episodes. Returning as wild cards, the contestants were recalled “to see drastic movements,” according to mentor and Mega Creative Director Suki Salvador. Among them is a certain fashion stylist, who got eliminated in episode 4 based on a controversial Facebook post.

Along with fellow mainstay judges, Mega’s editor-in-chief Sari Yap, designer Avel Bacudio, and model Raya Mananquil, the guesting of top fashion show director Robby Carmona is something that got the viewers glued to their TV’s last week: “I was so happy to be invited as a guest judge for Mega Fashion Crew and see the new breed of talents we have in the Philippines. The challenge was for them to create a collection, and showcase it in a fashion show.”
Robbie Carmona & Sari Yap

The contenders were in for a treat as Carmona directed the “challenge” of the stage show. “The runway will be your playground. This will be the fashion show that will decide if you are really right to be part of Mega’s Top Fashion Crew,” adds Salvador.
Robby Carmona talks to the contenders

Get into the heads of Yap and Carmona as they share their insights on last week’s episode:

Style Kit: What do you like most about being a judge?
Sari Yap: I've said before that my life here in Mega has always been a search for talent. As a judge in Mega Fashion Crew, I do what I do every day as editor in chief of Mega—select and highlight good work. I especially enjoy when someone improves or when a talent blossoms. The competition changes people, some for the better and some for the worse, it's always entertaining to see what the next challenge will bring.
Robby Carmona: What I like most is I get to share my knowledge and experience with the next generation, at the same time, I get to see new perspective from them as well.

SK: What do you hate the most about being a judge?
SY: As a judge, it is inevitable that I have to be the bearer of bad news sometimes. To improve someone requires that you critique him and although I have no qualms about giving constructive feedback, you can never foresee how the contestants will react. All they should know though is everything we say is for the improvement of their work.
RC: Eliminating. I’m very emotional about eliminating someone from the group but I know that they will be stronger and better after.

SK: What are the common mistakes of the contestants?
SY: The contestants being young and having limited time to execute, sometimes they forget to take the time to completely study and understand the brief. This is of utmost importance to ensure great output. If you're doing a beauty editorial, consider what the brand personality is. If you're doing a catalogue, make sure that you sell the clothes.
RC: It’s basically how to effectively relay a fashion story for an audience. As you know, a fashion show in comparison to a movie, doesn't have actors who throw lines to relay a story, it’s how the collection is put together and how a model translates it on the runway.

MB: What do you think the contestants need to improve on?
SY: The contestants need to work on their polish and taste level. What separates amateurs from professionals are these two qualities. Regardless of the time pressure or the circumstances surrounding a project, every image should be aspirational and be the best showcase of each individual.

* Generation MEGA Season 2: MEGA Fashion Crew, every Saturday 7pm, with replays on Sundays, 10am, on ETC.

Friday, September 16, 2011

One Step Forward

I realized I have some more photos from the Maven party that I haven't posted: a shot of me and Alyanna showing off our quilted clutches and fierce shoes :D

Bags: Alexander McQueen for her; Chanel for me
Shoes: Her in limited edition CMG shoes; me in Virtual Mae (Versace-inspired)

Look at all that bling!

Who doesn't love shoes? sigh!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Ice Cream, Anyone?

San Francisco's Swensen's has arrived in Manila, and it opens today at SM MOA :)  We were treated to deliciously creamy ice cream yesterday—soft opening for friends and family; and we were amazed at the price points!  I'm sure you will too :)

Price range per scoop is P90-P95

I love their glasses with cute illustrations

The rose in the glass makes dining extra special

Sharing the table with me is Erica Paredes and her daughter Ananda:

Ananda had this—perfect for kids.

Erica had this, P220

We shared a fondue for 2 worth P440
You can choose the flavors of your ice cream

I had their malteser ice cream, P220

As we finished our desserts, Lexi Schulze walked in with her daughter, Alba :)

Best news of all?
The first 63 people to purchase an ice cream tomorrow gets 63 scoops for free - for the whole year! Wow!


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