Sunday, February 26, 2012

70 Random Things About ℳe.

Perfect Date: Brunch
Favorite Color: Emerald/Turquoise
Attracted to: Wit 
Afraid of: Roaches
Hungry for: Salmon & Veggies

Wish I could: Speak in all languages
I am happy when: I am close to family & friends
Surprises are: My favorite
Frightened by: Empty low-lit corridors
Cautious about: People who want to be friends for the wrong reasons

I love: Mornings
I am an: Optimist
I am a: Sucker for cheap thrills
I am annoyed when: Time is wasted
I want to be: More and more successful

Promises are: Made to be kept
I value: Faith, Family, Friends, Myself
Veggies are: best when sautèed in olive oil w/ other herbs & spices
I don't: eat red meat
I look up to: Successful people who are able to balance everything and make life seem like a breeze

I can: Bark like a dog
Life is: An exciting maze filled w/ obstacles and open doors
Love is: It happens. No words can explain it.
Weakness: Chocolate
Motto: Think Big, Act Fast

Current Artists: Frank Ocean // The Weeknd
Relationships are: Refreshing, Intoxicating
I admire: Hardworking & Humble People
Girls are: Sirens & Charmers
In my past life: I was probably a mermaid

Frustrated that: I still haven't gone scuba diving
1st Impressions: Don't necessarily last, but they do matter
Comedy or Horror: Comedy
Summer or Winter: Summer
Artist that brings you back to the good old days: Nada Surf

Music Influences: Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James, Billie Holiday, Norah Jones, Joss Stone, Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder
Wish I could: Fly to Milan & pile up scoops of gelato, eat them all day & all night
Perfect Pizza: Quattro Formaggi w/ Blue Cheese & Arugula
Favorite Drink: Thai Iced Tea // Milk Tea w/ Boba
Plastic Surgery: Not my cup of tea

Zodia Sign: Pisces
Dream house: Glass house facing the ocean w/ minimal furniture, mostly touches of steel, white/gray cement walls, modern/angular accents, w/ super comfy couches & beds that go along w/ white soft sheets/covers
"Maybe means YES & I don't know means NO"
"Second chances should only be given to those who deserve it"
Does age matter: No

Perfume: Daisy-Marc Jacobs, Essential-Zara, PinkSugar-Aquolina
Turn On: Gentlemen, OldSchool Sweethearts 
"Roller-coasters & Slow drivers make me nauseous" 
Have you ever seen a shooting star: Yes
Nightout Drink: Amaretto Sour

Current Desktop Picture: The Galaxy
"Water & Rice are tasteless"
Success is: When you have achieved your goals & 
you are able to share your blessings with other people as well
Dream car: A classic mustang
I admire: People who are motivated everyday & have such positive dispositions 

"Style cannot be bought"
Weakness: Chocolate
Perfect relationship: The one's where you're like buddies but 
kiss,hug alot, laugh til you cry & have lots of adventures together!
I am pretty good at: Speaking w/ an Australian accent. 
I like to: Share share share 

Animals shouldn't be: locked up in cages
I can never resist: the smell of buttery popcorn
"I am more comfortable peforming/speaking infront of a massive audience 
than a small group of 2-3 people"
"I am always thinking about what to eat next"
"More people should be healthy on a regular basis"

"I don't like drinking medicine, I like to get well through natural sources"
Current mood: Relaxed. Happy.
Dream buffet: Brunch Buffet! 
>> All the different kinds of: 
French Toast, Waffles, Wholewheat Toast, Jam, Eggs Ben,Turkey Bacon, etc...  

Today is: A Sunday.

TTFN :) 

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

For the ♡ of Flea Markets.

After seeing the movie "Midnight in Paris" onboard: Etihad Airways to be exact, I landed in Paris
and knew right away that I had to go straight to: 
Marche aux Puces St. Ouen de Clignancourt : a complex of 2'500 - 3'000 open stalls
F L E A ♡ M AR K E T  
my favorite. 

It took awhile for my mum & our guide (Ryan Arbilo) to get there. I had forgotten the name of the avenue and just tried to recall the movie over and over again, took fragments of images from what i saw in the film and used those as vague guides to get us there. & little did we know after getting lost again & again we were finally at Av de la Porte de Clignancourt

Oh reminiscing everyday about all the lovely bits of vintage jewelry/teacups/books/old records/paintings/jars/ and anything you can imagine in a never ending street. 

It was a weekday, I don't quite remember what day exactly but I can still call to mind that the weather was a bit damp, but still /sunny & the influx of people into the stalls was just right.

The vendors/owners of their tiny kiosks were mostly friendly, exceptionally passionate about the goods that they sold. Every single stall, literally sold something unique, i believe all of the pieces there were one-of-a-kind. 

It was like a dream, walking about each corner. There were treasures everywhere, in all shapes, forms, sizes, and colors -evidently having a solitary story behind their facade.

I didn't even bother w/ the shopping, I was busy snapping photos, taking down notes, talking to the owners about the history of some of the pieces. 

It was such a refreshing yet familiar atmosphere. I still catch myself in a daze whenever I look back and think about this day. 

Until next time...

Au Revoir Paris!
Au Revoir Les Puces de Paris, Saint-Ouen!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Zee's Crystal Ball.

It was Zee Lifestyle Magazine's 15th Anniversary >> Crystal Ball at the Radisson Blu Hotel.
The ladies & gents looked red carpet ready as they entered the ballroom, mingled, & enjoyed the night's festivities. 

Me, Katsy Borromeo, & Jude Bacalso were the hosts for the evening. 

The tables were decked out w/ stunning candelabras & rose petals scattered gracefully...

There was an auction - dinner - fashion show - afterparty.

Black Series: SM Accessories + FCC 

w/ Anna Maris Igpit

w/ Kenner Chua of SM Accessories

w/ Olivier Yoan Passebecq Buyse

w/ Dad & Mum

w/ Mum, Oj Hofer (The designer of our lovely gowns)

For more photos visit : 

Monday, December 5, 2011

MI△RCEN△S + The Ramp

Yesterday, Monday >> Dec. 5, 2011. A Press Launch w/ The Ramp.
They invited press such as: Inquirer, Star, Cosmopolitan, Preview, StyleBible, & Bloggers

A collaboration by MIRCENS (Accessories Line) w/ The Ramp for the HOLIDAYS until SUMMER '2012 

Apart from the staple wire jewelry aka "Free Structure" that I first created, I have added a more whimsical line made out fresh water snake & stingray skins; linear necklaces, button earrings, an assortment of wide/narrow bangles, and affordable clutches. 

MIRCENS + The Ramp highlights Free Structure, SKINS, & the Minaudiere Range.
All accessories are original designs by me, all materials are sourced locally, and handmade.

Please drop by any of the outlets soon and check out my stuff! x

The Ramp @:
Glorietta, Trinoma, Quezon Ave, & Shangri-La Plaza


Monday, November 14, 2011

Halloween w/ The Stars.

Haven't updated this blog in awhile. I have been so caught up with lots of different things that I can't wait to share with you all!

So Matteo gives me a call & tells me he's going to Cebu since the Binondo Team was going to do a few mall shows. What better timing than to have that day/night = HALLOWEEN!

The whole crew arrived, got busy the entire day, and finally had a quiet meal at PINO where I met up with them. I was so bummed to find out that they didn't have costumes prepared because they got so caught up with work!

Matteo Guidicelli & I.
(Pre-gaming @Bellini) 

Mermaid + Blondie: Arden Fernan

Kim Chiu & I.

Me, Xian Lim, & Holly Dychangco AKA WonderWoman
(Partying it up @Vudu)

The super awesome, Frank Briones

Thank You Jay & Jaja Chiongbian 
for giving us a great table at Vudu!

We had a blast !!!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Carewell's Souk Bazaar

Sept 24-25 was Carewell's first (ever) bazaar ! Over 80 vendors were selling an array of products the entire weekend. I never thought about joining bazaars, only because my price points will not be able to compete with other low priced merchandise and I felt like my products were too unique for that market ? 

For a good cause, (for Carewell -a Cancer Resource and Wellness Center )and for the reason that one of the organizers, Terri Madrigal happens to be a close friend of the Guidicelli's (who are my family) I agreed. 

With very little expectation... It was a huge success! I got lots of positive feedback from customers, and by the end of the bazaar my wire jewelry & minaudieres were sold out! So much for being afraid that my items were too unique! ---------> it was actually the reason why everyone was so fascinated! 

Favorites sold.. 

and more.. 

Shop for the latest.
They are all of one-of-a-kind so reserve while they're
in stock. 

Thank You to the Carewell Community for inviting me
and everyone who came to shop!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Macaroon Town.

It's dawn, & I am back in the Philippines for 48 hours
to do last minute meetings, goodbye dinner for friends going back to school (out of the country),
a fashion show for SM Accessories, and probably a quick stop at the port for the American
Ambassador's Dinner. 

Can't sleep.. Just reminiscing about how much macaroons i stuffed into my system before
boarding the plane. 

Caffe Giant Macaroon from PAUL

Pistachio Giant Macaroon from PAUL

Some more Giant Macaroons from Paul

Mini Macaroons from PAUL

& finally.. since I couldn't let them go.. I took some home
from Carrette's

..they were even more good-looking & great-tasting.

Au Revoir Pari
See you soon..