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..

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Zee Lifestyle Aug '11 Issue

Iya Villana is on the cover of Zee Lifestyle's August '11 Issue

Check out Iya w/ my snakeskin clutch 
w/ turquoise & coral by MIRCENS

As Zee Lifestyle's Trends Editor,  I am constantly searching for
fashion goodies to put onto my page!
This issue, I gladly featured Cebu's emerging brands: 
Stitch In the City & DAS Shoes

A brilliant fashion spread, "The Preservation" by David Cua
-an eccentric exhibition of classic pieces w/ a futuristic feel

Necklace & Belt by MIRCEN

Cuff & Necklace by MIRCEN

Thank You Zee Lifestyle Magazine!
Follow them on twitter: @ZeeLifestyle


Sunday, July 31, 2011

Make Your Own Havaianas!

Thanks to Havaianas & Jaja Chiongbian-Rama for choosing me as one of Havaianas' Summer Citizens!

Havaianas' Summer Citizens: Lani Pasquet, Divine Maitland-Smith, Mark Lotzof, Michael James Lhullier, P Kiener

An Interview w/ RCTV 

My flip-flops were decked out w/ all of these adorable pins
Of all the varieties of straps & soles to choose from we got the same!
My cousin Selina & I
Family: Jonathan Fritzche, Me, Kim Arcenas, Izarra Ugarte, Selina Fernan

It definitely was a pleasure to be a part of the event! 
I had such an amazing time! Thanks Again. 

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Digital Love

I've always been fascinated by Textile Art and the amount of creativity you can put into dyeing/printing. For my Summer 2011 Collection, I was extremely lucky to work with a trendy company based in Hong Kong who specialized in Digital  Printing. It was a great experience teaming up, designing some prints, and using them for my brand.





All prints & styles are limited, one-of-a-kind, & fits all.
Facebook: Mia Arcenas 

Visit us at The Showroom, Nivel Hills, Ferimar Bldg.
Lahug Cebu City, Philippines

Clothing & Accessories by: MIRCENS
MUA by: Secanara Hands
Photographed by: Mike Jo, Hazel & Wendell Sevilleno

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Skinny Sweets

So my friend Raleene, asks me, to model for her pastries.. "SKINNY SWEETS" ..of course I said YES!
How could I turn down a sumptuous offer? These desserts are said to be "TASTY BUT GUILT-FREE" 
Very true, I consumed a bit more than expected at the shoot! They are so delicious and the best part is that they're wholesome. 
Me & Rizbelle Ostrea w/ SKINNY SWEETS' S'mores Cupcakes

Thanks Ral  

Like them on Facebook & Follow them on twitter.
"Skinny Sweets"

Styled by David Jones Cua
Photographed by Raleene Cabrera 

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

4th of July, Hippies.

Last Saturday, The American Chamber decided to have an early 4th of July party.
Instead of coming in red/white/blue, the event took a spin by incorporating themes
from the 60s, 70s, 80, 90s. Our table chose to be 70s hippies.

It was a very entertaining evening, we even performed a special number for the crowd!
Groovy couple, w/ Agnes & Greg Huettel

June Alegrado, Agnes Huettel, Janine Taylor, Iris Arcenas, Butch Carungay, Baby Schaap 

Mother & I

The Dolls after our special performance: On the Floor by JLO

We all had so much fun! We even won prizes: TIMEX watches, overnight stay@the Radisson Blu, etc. for being the best looking group! What were your 4th of July activities?