As someone who has been very contented working behind the scenes for more than a decade, to ever be offered the opportunity to model and help endorse something is the farthest on my mind. Never have I thought that a brand - a very well-known one at that - would even consider me to be one of their brand ambassadors.
So you could just imagine how honored I felt when Islands Souvenirs, through their head honcho Jay Aldeguer (one of the very few people I truly admire!), chose me as one of their "I heart CDO" Islands Souvenirs brand ambassadors. It was something I could never say no to. I mean, really --- apart from the fact that it was THE Jay Aldeguer who asked me, I also truly believe in the Islands Souvenirs brand. I am a fan of their advocacies - which are to revolutionize souvenir ...
Yes, you read that right. You can wear goodness around your wrist and help trained artisans from Davao City, Mindanao at the same time!
All of that is possible with Kaayo wristlets. These special, handmade Kaayo wristlets are results of a livelihood program that aims to empower individuals through productive diligence.
Kaayo is the Visayan word for goodness, beauty and generosity. And with every Kaayo wristlet bought and worn, not only are you reminded of the power of generosity and goodness but you're also supporting trained artisans of the 1st District of Davao City. The Dabawenyo artisans were trained under the mentorship of Adorno designer Cuy Legazpi.
Look at this super pretty Kaayo wristlet sent to me by Marga, the beautiful better half of Davao City First District Congressm...
I received something pretty special while I was in the hospital a few days ago. Something that really cheered me up!
Presenting my first and very own Glamourbox beauty box!
Now before I share with you the contents of this elegant box, a brief backgrounder :)
Mindanaoan first shared the news about Glamourbox Philippines via this post. Glamourbox, a premium online beauty subscription service in the Philippines, lets you try carefully selected deluxe beauty products before you buy the full sizes. The goodies are sent every month via courier. And all for only Php 595.00 per month! Pretty nice concept, di ba?
I loved the idea of receiving an elegant box with deluxe beauty samples - all carefully curated - every single month. I also liked the fact that one of the founders of ...
Dermcare Luxe Wellness and Spa is set to open their Centrio Ayala Mall CDO branch on November 9, 2012, the very same day that Centrio will also open its doors to the public for the very first time. The Dermcare Centrio Mall branch is located at the 3rd Level. The blessing and ribbon cutting of DermCare Centrio branch will be held on November 9, 2012, 2 PM.
Customers can also avail of 20 percent discount on skin, hair and body services. DERMCARE Centrio Cagayan de Oro offers various services that can help improve aging skin and address skin problems such as sun damage, unwanted pigmentation, scars, age spots, fine lines, wrinkles and acne or pimple marks. You may also want to avail of basic facial cleaning services :)
See you guys at DERMCARE Centrio!
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Remember my earlier blog post about the much awaited 2011 Havaianas Filipinas limited edition collection? I practically gushed at how pretty the three Havaianas Filipinas 2011 designs were. Who wouldn't? Not only are these new Havaianas flip flop designs colorful and definitely eye candy, they also showcase Philippine pride. The Havaianas Filipinas 2011 Limited Edition collection was also released in time for the 113th year of Philippine independence. Check out the Limited Edition 2011 Havaianas Filipinas Collection which even features the colors of the national flag --- blue, yellow, red and white!
Fast forward a few weeks later, this Mindanao blogger received a special package from my super cool friends over at Spruce! And it contained my very own Havaianas Filipinas 2011 pair :)
The Project Runway Philippines Third Season will start real soon! The people behind Project Runway Philippines recently announced the schedule of auditions around the Philippines. Budding fashion designers can go to 4 different areas around the Philippines to audition for one of the coveted slots in the third season of Project Runway Philippines!
Here in Mindanao, aspirants can go to Cagayan de Oro City on August 20 and 21, 2011 for the Project Runway Philippines - Mindanao audition. Coincidentally, there will also be a Mindanao Fashion Summit 2011 in Cagayan de Oro on that same month so I guess the organizers want to hit two birds with one stone :)
If you're interested to audition, just bring your birth certificate, portfolio and three completed outfits of your own design.
We Pinoys have this penchant of expressing our deep love for our country in various ways including fashion. We like to buy items that banner national pride. We like to buy items that bear designs that convey patriotic statements or designs that truly mirror the Philippines, its people, its rich culture, its tradition and even its heroes.
Thankfully, our favorite flip flops - Havaianas, of course! - has come up with new designs that truly showcase Philippine pride. Presenting the 2011 Havaianas Filipinas limited edition collection! The Havaianas Filipinas 2011 Limited Edition collection is released in time for the 113th year of Philippine independence.
“This year’s Limited Edition Havaianas Filipinas Collection hopes to reflect happiness, carefree fashion, and good memories with the p...
Don't look now but it's time for Make Your Own Havaianas 2011 Northern Mindanao! Make Your Own Havaianas 2011 kicked off in Manila last May and now it's time for the Northern Mindanao edition :) I bet all the Havaianaticos out there are excited for this year's MYOH 2011. After all, it's a yearly event specially designed for the fans of Havaianas :)
The Make Your Own Havaianas 2011 Cagayan de Oro edition will be held on August 12 to 14, 2011. Yes, that's still a few weeks from now but hey, that gives you enough time to save up for a few pairs, right? The event this year will be themed "Travel In Personalized Style" and will be held at the Rotunda area of Limketkai Mall, Cagayan de Oro City, Northern Mindanao.
Just in case this will be your very first time to attend an MYOH event, you ...
How fast time flies! It seemed like only yesterday when I shared with you all my Make Your Own Havaianas 2010 experience. Now, it's that time of the year again! Yes folks, Make Your Own Havaianas 2011 will soon hit Mindanao!
And you know what this means. Spruce lifestyle boutique, the one responsible for all those fun Make Your Own Havaianas events around Northern Mindanao, is now looking for team members who want to be a part of MYOH 2011. Interested?
If you are 18 years old, a certified Havaianatico and currently enrolled in a University, just send your resume and tell the fabulous people over at Spruce why you want to be a part of the team this year! Email these to [email protected]
To inspire you, here's one of the photos taken during Make Your Own Havaianas 2009!
The Make Your Own Havaianas 2010 Davao City, Mindanao leg is being held at the Gaisano Mall (GMall) along Bajada Avenue, Davao City. It started last September 16, 2010 and will end tomorrow, September 19, 2010.
I was able to visit the MYOH 2010 Davao event on the very first day and by the looks of it, the certified Havaianaticos in this side of the country came in full force!
The Davao City leg of Make Your Own Havaianas comes after the highly successful Make Your Own Havaianas 2010 Cagayan de Oro leg, which was held last August 2010 (Mindanaoan was there, too, of course, much thanks to our special friends over at Spruce).
Check out more photos after the jump:
SPRUCE Boutique, one of my favorite shops in Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao, is celebrating its 5th anniversary with a sale like no other! Spruce CDO is set to offer a whopping 50 percent discount for at least 5 items purchased during their much talked about 5-day sale!
The Spruce 5-day anniversary sale, which is their way of saying thank you to all their loyal customers, will run from July 14 to July 18, 2010.
Check out this photo of their window display (this blogger from Mindanao took this today):
More ABSOLUTELY EXCITING details after the jump!
One of Mindanaoan's favorite specialty and boutique shops in Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao will celebrate its 5th anniversary in a few days and they've announced a much-awaited SALE!
Spruce Designer Network, Inc., which operates Spruce Boutique and All Flipflops, will hold a 5-day sale starting July 14 to 18, 2010. Yep, it's their way of thanking their loyal customers all throughout Northern Mindanao!
Spruce Cagayan de Oro, located at the 2nd floor of Limketkai Mall, is the exclusive distributor of Havaianas in Northern Mindanao. Spruce also carries the following brands: Aranaz, Lacoste, Charcoal, Puma, Cole Vintage and Happy Feet.
For beach lovers like me, summer is our most favorite season! It's the perfect time to not only get that perfect summer tan but also the chance for one to flaunt that distinct summer style. And what better way to show your summer fashion sense than to wear a pair of Havaianas straight from its 2010 summer collection? The Havaianas summer collection 2010 flip flops are among summer fashion's staples. And swimsuits, bikinis, cover-ups and other types of beach wear can never be complete without that pretty pair of Havaianas slippers.
For the ultra hot months of April and May, hit the sandy beaches with these perfect pair of Havaianas flip flops. Check out their new designs that will surely complement the sun, sand and sea.
Fashion-forward mavens can look forward to a flip-flops collec...
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