We’re Hiring!

I am happy to announce that we are hiring new members of our team! It is not an easy task choosing from a pool of qualified applicants but it makes me happy to be able to discover new talent and give them a chance for growth. I’m very particular with who I hire because it is important that they not only have the necessary skill but also the right attitude that will fit our team. We are a family here and i would like to preserve that good working environment.

If you or anyone you know is interested, please feel free to submit your resume!

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KATY PERRY- PRISMATIC TOUR MANILA!

Life is really  full of surprises. I really had no intention of watching the Katy Perry “Prismatic World Tour” concert. My plate has been really full lately and normally at the end of the day I just want to go home and rest. However I think the universe really wanted me to go, as when she was here the last time I really felt bad that I didn’t make it. So imagine my surprise when a lovely fairy godmother sent tickets my way at 4pm the day of the show!

Here we go!

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#Bagkok-Kananaman

One of my favourite travel companions is Robby! We practically have seen the world together and we intend to see more of it for as long as we can. He is always so funny and we just laugh throughout our adventures.

Two of the best travelling companions in the world.

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Bangkok Escape ! #AlibangBangkok

I wanted a full and productive weekend experience in Bangkok. But it was really one of those super hot and humid days. So even if I wanted to really do everything it was physically impossible. We still managed to do quite a lot.

Started our day in this lovely little patisserie called 4 Garcons.

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Labour day escape #SheBangkok!

I haven’t been back to Bangkok for more than 5 years and  because of this me and some of my friends decided to take advantage of the long labor day weekend and flew to Bangkok for a quick escape. I have always loved Thailand as it’s close enough to Manila and the food and the shopping is always so amazing!
We all took the morning flight out and before we knew it we were in sizzling hot Bangkok. My friend Roj was warning me of the heat and I just said it’s really like Manila as well. LOL!

The Thai crew! Charmaine, Elmer and Nix.

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Hennessy at 250

In an event driven community like Manila one can get jaded with all the “fabulous” events. However once in a blue moon you get invited to an event that will change that idea and make you feel special. For a company and a brand to reach 250 years is not only amazing it is historical as well. To celebrate Hennessy’s 250th year, 160 guests were invited to a really special evening that left me in awe. Often photos fail to capture the grandness of events such as these so pardon my photos because it really doesn’t do any justice to the beauty and elegance of that evening. To Hennessy my sincerest congratulations and gratitude for having me! BRAVO!!!!

The dinner set up for 160 was held at the PICC. The grandness of the place that usually fits thousands was created just for a few selected people.

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The Art of Making Fashion

My Matisse S/S 2015 Collection for House of Laurel was recently featured in Mega Magazine under the headline, the Art of Making Fashion. What a very fitting title for an article on a collection  that was indeed inspired by Art. What I started in 2000 has now grown to be a formidable RTW brand that produces relevant collections  year after year. With every new technique and technology, fashion is as exciting as ever and we always try to keep  up with the times. Just last year, we have branched out with our Rajo! brand which is available in Powerplant Mall, Rockwell Center. The designs are more casual and relaxed as compared to our usual luxurious and upscale offerings in House of Laurel.It caters to a younger market at a friendlier price point but  the design aesthetic and quality is never compromised. Our Rajo! brand is starting to gain its ground in the fashion industry with online  and print features. I am inviting everyone to visit our store and see for themselves what the industry is raving about.

Gotta love Mega's hot April issue.

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My MET GALA 2015- Red carpet review part 2

It seems as the years go by the entrance of the ladies for the MET Gala gets more extravagant and dramatic!  I say cheers to this!  The true winners are the fashion watchers like ourselves who are left agog and speechless as these goddess- like women ascend and descend from the stairs of the Metropolitan Museums.  Most noteworthy to me were the Chinese women who really owned it.  I loved their elegance and presence.  Take a look at my thoughts and musings and see if you agree or disagree with me?

Why does Lorde in Calvin Klein always look so old? I mean isn't she in her 20's?

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The MET GALA 2015 -Red Carpet review PART 1

On top of my bucket list for life is to one day attend the METROPOLITAN MUSEUM’S annual  Fund raising Gala!  Ever since it started I would salivate over the photos and just ogle over every single detail of the event.  That dream will definitely be happening soon but for now I am content looking at photos on the net and seeing what everyone is wearing.  The MET Ball Gala is truly the UBER SUPER BOWL of fashion.  This is where the designers, models and muses gather together for one night to raise funds for one of the most prestigious museums in the world.

This year’s theme and exhibition  is something very close to my heart as it is China-Through the looking glass.  It’s uncanny how the theme was in sync with my last collection “DE-CHINE” so the research involved and the style this represents is really familiar to me.  I am so curious as to how everyone will be interpreting this theme.  So let’s get on with the program and enjoy the show!  Let me know your thoughts if you agree or disagree with me?

HMMM….Alicia Keys Wearing Jean Paul Gaultier . This look is unflattering and bulky. I would have either toned down the shape of the skirt or reworked the jacket.

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My big birthday sale!

THIS IS IT!!!!
My Birthday is coming up and as always I celebrate it with our annual  sale in House of Laurel and Rajo! Rockwell. It is my big thank you to our loyal clients who have been our patrons throughout the years. This year, it will run from May 9- 23,2015. Clients can enjoy up to 90 percent off on selected items. Most of our patrons really look forward to this event as they can also purchase items from our past collections. It is like a Fashion Buffet and is quite a good deal  for everyone. I hope you can all visit and enjoy my birthday treat for you! See you there!

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