I AMindanao Stellar: Mindanao Young Designers Competition 2016 #IAMindanaoStellar #StellarAtAbreeza #dfdc



Mindanao is greatly known as the Fashion Hub of the Philippines in the Southeast Asia. The central authority in promoting and strengthening Filipino fashion sense by using the ingenuity of our cultural diversity. Improving the quality and competitiveness and branding Filipino products in the global market.

   



I AMindanao young rising fashion stars introduce their STELLAR perception of local fashion in the road to global destination, an inclusive platform for a fashion and design competition that combines design ideation and business incubation. This encourage young generation of Mindanaoan designers to incorporate, create and innovate a visionary and contemporary take on Mindanao's cultural and artisanal heritage through the help of the Davao Fashion and Design Council.

The finalists was given a tasks and challenged their personal interpretation about the island Mindanao and incorporate it with the people and its culture in a 5-piece capsule collection with a global perspective by tweaking Mindanao artisanal heritage using the commercial available materials or traditional/indigenous textiles in order to come up a design that is wearable and marketable garments.

The Ten Stellar finalists who graced their boundless collections:

ARIES BUENVENIDA - "Washout"
Davao City 


CHARD PULATCHE - "Banig"
Davao Del Norte


FRANKIE GALAGNARA - "La Mode Indigene"
Cagayan De Oro City

LALA CHUA - "Kutob-Tubo"
Davao City


MANDY VELASCO - "Parabolic-Sinalapid"
Davao City



MARK JOSEPH SAYAD - "Agila"
Island Garden City of Samal



MARLON SUAN - "Urbane Culture"
Tagum City



MIMI TANDINGAN - "The Vertical Line"
Davao Occidental


NEIL PATRICK JIMLANI - "Tabanog"
Davao City



WILSON LIMON - "Genderless World"
Davao City


Stellar judge the best collection that really followed the tasks and abide with the vision of the DFDC. And to use commercial available materials and as much as possible to take pride using the traditional and indigenous materials that Filipino can take pride and show to the world that we have the best textiles in terms of fashion.

Meet the judges:

Ms. Cathy Binag
Style and Design Academy's CEO

Suki Salvador
Creative Director to One Mega Group and MEGA- The Philippines' best fashion magazine

Cary Santiago
Current and Important Powerhouse Couture Designer

Avel Bacudio
Asia's Most Influential Designer by Mercedez Benz Stylo Asia Fashion Week

Dodjie Batu
Davao Fashion and Design Council 
Immediate Past President



 The Winners are:

Ms. Mandy Velasco
Samsung Designer Awardee

Ms. Lala Chua
First Runner-up

 
Mr. Neil Patrick Jimlani
Second Runner-up
  

Wilson  Limon, Jr
First Stellar Mindanao Young Designer of the Year
Grand Winner




Congrats everyone!!!!!

STELLAR FINALISTS 2016



The Off Price Show – Country’s Largest Roving Sale Event #PressRelease #Event #Shopping






The Country's Largest Roving Sale Event is back now on it's 4th year at Davao Convention and Trade Center!

The Off Price Show is the first roving sale concept in the country that features top lifestyle brands from around the globe. These top brands include White Rain, Pochi, Vonzipper, Jockey, Lee, Cooper, Tommy Hilfiger Eyewear, Accel, MEL Shoes and a whole lot more.



In this event holding the world's most premium lifestyle names, there will also be a Banchetto compromised of Davao City's best and well-known restaurants and fast eats, to be located in the outdoor area of the convention center.

The Off Price Show will be open from 11 AM up to 10 PM. All major credit cards will be accepted for purchases made during the 3-day expo sale.

Get a chance to win a Shopping Spree by taking photos with your friends.


Just follow instructions below:





ETC Paintensity goes to Kadayawan 2016! ‪#‎kadayawan2016‬ ‪#‎ETCPaintensity2016‬ ‪#‎DavaoDigitalInfluencers‬ ‪#‎DDIxETC



Enjoy the fusion of high-energy music, art, dance, and paint in one spectacular party happening on August 20, Saturday, at SM Lanang Premier from 4 PM to 1 AM.



For everything Fun, Stylish and Trendy, ETC is there!

And for the first time, ETC will join one of the most distinguished, grandest and colorful festivals in the Philippines -- Kadayawan. A festival that Davaoenos give honor to their culture and historical heritage. A day of thanksgiving for all the blessing granted on the city.

ETC will party with the Davaoenos and tourists for a spectacular event that fuses high-energy muisc, art, dance, and paint. ETC Paintensity-Kadayawan 2016 will be one-of-a-kind colorful festival. From the famous Sinulog and Masskara street parties they will bring unlimited drinks, paint blasts, paint spraying installations and exceptional performances by top DJs featuring BadKiss, Martin Pulgar, Knoxville, and other renowed DJs in the Philippines to Davao.

ETC Official Social Media partner is Davao Digital Influencers, a community of media, microbloggers, bloggers, vloggers and social media enthusiasts will be present to color the night to capture intense, snappy and edgy profile shots in the event.



Admission is FREE!

But wait, there's still more...


Join the #ETCPaintensity2016 Giveaways  and 
Get ETC T-shirts and FEDORA Hats for FREE!!!


1.) ETC will be giving away 2 ETC SHIRTS and 2 FEDORA HATS, so there will be 2 lucky winners for the shirt and 2 lucky winners for the hat.
2.) Prizes would be claimed at the event proper.
3.) This is only applicable for Davao residence.

 Here's the mechanics:








PARTY RULES


1. Strictly NO SMOKING. Our smoking areas are located near Vikings, and near RDU fronting SM Store entrance.
2. For safety purposes, wearing of slippers and bringing of backpacks are not allowed.
3. Dangerous and violent activities will not be tolerated. Offenders will be forced to leave the premises.
4. Throw your garbage on the designated trash bins in the area. Recycling is highly encouraged.



PROHIBITED ITEMS



1. Professional video and photo camera (SLR with detachable lens)
2. Big posters/banners/placards/signage
3. Laser pens and pointersWeapons and/or any sharp objects
4. Candles, fireworks and/or any kind of pyrotechnics
5. Glass/pet bottles, cans, hard plastic containers, etc
6. NO pets allowed
7. Alcohol beverages and illegal drugs
8. Large chains, spike bracelets, wallet chains, large metal belt buckles, food and drinks
9. Chairs (any type)



For safety reasons, children, pregnant women and anyone with disability will NOT be allowed to enter. STRICTLY FOR 16 YEARS AND OLDER ONLY.

THE MANAGEMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DENY ENTRY TO ANYONE CARRYING PROHIBITED ITEMS OR DEEMED TO BE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF DRUGS OR ALCOHOL.

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***For further details and updates, check out ETC on www.facebook.com/etctv and on Twitter and Instagram via @etc_channel. Don’t miss out on the fun at #etcpaintensity2016!



Bring back the Glow of Your Hair with Hair Philosophie by Jing Monis #PressDelight #HairPhilosophie #Beauty


Imagine having a dull moment with your hair, thinking to shave it completely. Well forget it! There is a place that will bring back the glow of your hair.

HAIR PHILOSOPHIE by JING MONIS

The best tip to have a beautiful hair is having a good and healthy lifestyle, but due to busy schedules which are all stress-related health issues we neglect to take care of our hair. To restore your hair's softness and shine, we need someone to check and remind us that, "Hey! You forget something in your life, settle down and have a break...let's do something with your dull hair!"

Indeed a perfect day because we got a chance to meet and greet Jing Monis himself in the salon. The presscon started with laughter as Jing Monis crack a joke and everyone in the room started laughing out loud. Then we proceeded to ask serious question about his work and personal life, how he deals salon problem, etc...


Photo credit to Hair Philosophie Instagram
Time constraint because he need to catch up his afternoon flight, we get a wrap up of the most important information and details about his future plans and ended our meet and greet by a photo session together with Ms. Lelis Pimentel (Franchise owner of Hair Philosophie Davao).

***a good news to all fashion enthusiasts out there.. as Jing Monis disclose to us a secret that YOU will surely love...it's all about BRITAIN, IRELAND,  and MODEL in the Philippines Soon!***

Knowing that I am one of the chosen blogger to avail of a hair pampering by Hair Philosophie by Jing Monis'(HPS) Creative Team. A press delight that send via email thru Rain Dimalanta, Marketing & PR Manager of Jing Monis Salon Inc.



Indulging with the finest hair services, using the premium salon brands such as Schwarzkopf Professional, Macadamia Natural Oil, and Wella Professionals.


I HAVE MY HAIR DONE

Honestly, I have a brittle and dull colored hair because of my endless retouching of hair color. So, when Rich Chua(my Hairstylist) asked me what to do with my hair - I answered, "just make it back to its shiny, smooth and healthy hair".



After the washing, they apply color to my hair using two mixture of colors, Schwarzkopf Professional Igora Royal Hair Color or the 5-88 Light Extra Red Brown 60ml and Schwarzkopf Professional Igora Royal Hair Color or the 7-65 Med-Auburn Gold Blonde 60ml.


Thanks so much, now I know how to achieve my hair color now!

Rich Chua together with his two other assistance really take good care of my hair. It was a feel of relief that I achieve the satisfaction I need.



It was a dream come true when I got to see the result after the HAIR COLOR, HAIR CUT and HAIR TREATMENT at HAIR PHILOSOPHIE by JING MONIS located at the 2nd Floor Abreeza Corporate Center, JP Laurel Ave., Bajada, Davao City.



Recommendations:

  1. This is just a suggestion since we all know that people now are relying more to social medias like Instagram, Facebook, TWITTER and SNAPCHAT to update statuses or post pictures about their whereabouts. I suggest that wifi should be 'accessible' as soon as they are inside the salon - no need to ask for a password.
  2. as soon as the clients get inside the salon they can make update & post pictures -- This is another way of promoting and attract new clients! what happened is that we need to ask for the passwords, this will Just add workload to the front desk & manager, instead of ASSISTING and giving inquiries and details to customers, they are all distracted if someone tend to ask for the password again and again.

All in all I really have a total hair pampering. I was amazed with the service and as I said I am greatly satisfied with my hair. A good excellent service and a BIG SHOUT OUT to the Jing Monis Creative Team.

Thanks for the love!!!






For more information, you can visit their site:

Hair Philosophie by Jing Monis



FitFlop™ Rock n' Rola Fashion Experience at Chimes Boutiques #FitFlopForSuperwoman #FitFlopRola #ChimesExclusive


I can't tell how many times Chimes Boutiques invited me to be part of their events and activities, but due to a busy schedules,  I was unable to attend it. My schedule is always a challenge, but this time I said "YES" to the Rock n' Rola launching held at Chimes - Felcris Centrale.


July 8, 2016 ROLA  was launched.

Who insist not to go to a FitFlop event, all girls want to be part of this once in a lifetime gathering. When it comes to fashion and style there is always a room for a woman to showcase their desire on a prevailing taste of new creation and design.



A woman's clothes says about her personality, same as with the footwear she wears. What women wear can give a powerful insight into who they are too!

#FitFlopForSuperwoman to live up to the idea of a STRONG WOMAN with a sense when it comes to classy fashion, trend, fad, look and mode.

Sheila Bonifacio-Espinosa Rock n' Rola Attire Winner post together with the Chimes People

FITFLOP™ is considered to be the most casual of casual shoes. And you can pair it with the clothes you like...NO RULES to follow!

Well, for some others, FitFlop™ get a bad rap. Some will tell you that they're never appropriate. Hey, your very very wrong --- the fact of the matter is, there are times when FitFlop™ are not only appropriate,  but they're actually ideal to wear anywhere.

Make it be a ROCK n' ROLL, RUGGED or CASUAL #OOTD! Here is the game which I really enjoyed as part of the participant.



There are 3 groups consist of 3 or 4 members. We are given 5 minutes to dress up a mannequin to a ROCK n' ROLA #OOTD and winners will get a pair of a new ROLA and a special bag from Anthill Fabric Gallery.



Our group got the 1st place, but for us we want to believe that we are the winning group. Why? Well, when we talk about ROCK n' ROLL we usually associate it or pair it with BLACK colors or a BLACK LEATHER JACKET. But for us, modern Filipina --- ROCK n' ROLL can also be associated with different colors. Same us with the concept FitFlop wants to implicate to all their clients --- simple, classy but ROCKIN' in style!

The Winning Group together with Chimes Management 


FitFlop is ideal to wear anywhere make it be at the BEACH and EVERYDAY CASUAL WEAR. For some, they wear it at the office (but considering offices had a dress code) you should be aware of the sanctions. But even there's a rule in the office, I see some others bring it with them to their office, easy to slip into a bag, making them great for wearing to and from work, still you have that Professional Look.



The ROLA™ 2016 AUTUMN/WINTER COLLECTION





These styles are exclusive to the department store's branches in Felcris Centrale, Abreeza and Governor Sales.

The event was ended with blast of fun, delicious food and freebies. Special thanks to Ms. Ren of Chimes Boutique for the invites.

  

Back To School Essentials for Tweens #BacktoSchool #Fashion #SchoolFashion #TweensFashion


I am a mother of a two tweens even if we have large age gap between us,  I see to it that when I go shopping for their school essentials they will love it! The fact that we have different preferences what I do I go with their preferences and associate with their generations.




BACK TO SCHOOL ESSENTIALS FOR TWEENS 

I know when it comes to school fashion, teenagers are heavily influenced by social media and know better what's IN or OUT. This year, they are using gadgets rather than clothing (since my tweens have school uniform), to say that you are "IN STYLE".

And if it is the first day of school and you want to make a good impression to your classmates, friends and teachers you should have the confidence to show them what you got (but not to look boastful, it's another story).

Here, I'm sharing with you the things that my two tweens requested me to buy. Though I did not buy them all, but still I consider other things as essentials for them aside from the gadgets they want.

All Over Print Hoodie


Lilly Pulitzer Big Flirt Travel Umbrella


Vera Bradley Shimmery Stretch Hair Ties in Pixie Blooms


Simple Pleasures ''Brains & Beauty'' Spiral Notebook, Pink


Wheat Lucky Cat Shaped 8 Digits LCD Display Electronic Calculator


Food storage container


JAM Paper Small Red Binder Clips 19mm 75 inch) 25 Binder Clips per Pack


Swingline TOT Mini Stapler with Carabiner Clip, 12-Sheet Capacity, Pink/Purple, 2 per Pack


Cup Cakes Eraser Box


Office accessory


Girls Clothing Online | Clothing For Tween Girls | Shop Justice


U by Kotex Tween Pads 16 count


Simple Pleasures Strawberry Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer, Red


Office accessory


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