The Zen Institute celebrates true beauty with Mutya ng Pilipinas 2014 candidates

Just last week, The Zen Institute (QC branch) opened its doors to the Mutya ng Pilipinas 2014 candidates. This is a steadfast partnership of two of the country’s frontrunners in Beauty Tourism.

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30 candidates are vying for this year’s Mutya ng Pilipinas. This year, the winners of the Mutya ng Pilipinas Pageant are sent to international pageant events, such as Miss Tourism International, Miss Tourism Queen of the Year, and Miss Intercontinental, and the Miss Asia Pacific International.

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I Mustache You A Question

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Don’t you think this transparent tea cup is just adorable? Oh the many wacky possibilities of using it for selfies, or artsy Intagram shots, or any use of it. I want it. too bad it wasn’t for sale at the coffee shop.

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Stella McCartney for Adidas FW2014

One embarrassing fact about me: I do not know how to jump rope. Back when I was a kid, I was a prim and proper shy one who didn’t get to play around. I’m trying to learn though, as boxing coaches in Elorde tease me when they see that I struggle when asked to do sets of jumping rope. I would rather jog, than pick up the jump rope. Anyway I shared that because that was the first thing that popped into my head when I saw the campaign photo below for adidas Stella McCartney FW 2014. The model looks so serene, perfect even, with that jump rope.

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“This season I was inspired by the elements of nature and sense of freedom and individuality that it allows. All-over statement prints are complemented by an earth-based palette of autumnal tones and wintery hues, while a play on structure and sleek lines is tempered by voluminous outer layers and cover-ups. I’m also really proud to continue to offer a collection that incorporates sustainable elements wherever possible,” says Stella McCartney.

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Like a Kid Again

"Think and wonder, wonder and think" - Dr. Seuss

I miss being silly and without a care in the world. Living in this fast paced world though, I find it impossible. Adulthood has turned me into a rather serious, irritable and sometimes unapologetic person, but that isn’t an excuse.

We should never lose the faculty of wonder. It is wonder that keeps us going, fueling our imagination, thirst for knowledge, and best of all, the drive that keeps us going.

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According to Dr. Seuss, we should wonder, and think. We should be curious, then evaluate. These lead to a lot of new discoveries, fresh new experiences, and whole lot more memories.

All I’m saying is, even with the growing pile of responsibilities a person gets for getting older, we should never forget the wide-eyed little kid in all of us. It’s okay to loosen up once in a while. Who knows, these moments might even be the ones you’ll cherish for life.

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UPDATE: The Ramp Up your Style Fashion Show has been postponed to September 26, 2014, same time and place.

This July, Robinsons Galleria features well loved brands Daniel Hechter, G2000, Topman, Topshop, Warehouse, Dorothy Perkins, Basic House, Collezione C2, Bayo, PD & Co., Solo and CLN in the annual Ramp Up Your Style Fashion Show. This time around, it will be held on July 25, 2014 5:30pm at the Activity Area.
20 models, male and female made up by MUA Mia Jose, will get to strut their stuff on the runway as they flaunt pieces from the latest lookbooks of these brands. During the said event, Fantabulous productions, the organizer, together with partner brands, will give away raffle prizes to lucky audience members. Perfume avenue will provide 10 packs worth 495 each as raffle for the audience and Pascual laboratories, the company behind Oracare, Calchews, Potencee, etc. will give away loot bags to the audience coming in.
The event is open to all, so, see you there!! Who knows, you might be the lucky raffle winner *wink*
For updates on the latest promos and events in Robinsons Galleria, you can like them on Facebook here, and follow them on Instagram (@robinsonsmallsofficial), and Twitter (@robinsonsmalls).
Do let me know when you guys want to meet up there! I’d be delighted to see you. :)

UPDATE: The Ramp Up your Style Fashion Show has been postponed to September 26, 2014, same time and place.

This July, Robinsons Galleria features well loved brands Daniel Hechter, G2000, Topman, Topshop, Warehouse, Dorothy Perkins, Basic House, Collezione C2, Bayo, PD & Co., Solo and CLN in the annual Ramp Up Your Style Fashion Show. This time around, it will be held on July 25, 2014 5:30pm at the Activity Area.

20 models, male and female made up by MUA Mia Jose, will get to strut their stuff on the runway as they flaunt pieces from the latest lookbooks of these brands. During the said event, Fantabulous productions, the organizer, together with partner brands, will give away raffle prizes to lucky audience members. Perfume avenue will provide 10 packs worth 495 each as raffle for the audience and Pascual laboratories, the company behind Oracare, Calchews, Potencee, etc. will give away loot bags to the audience coming in.

The event is open to all, so, see you there!! Who knows, you might be the lucky raffle winner *wink*

For updates on the latest promos and events in Robinsons Galleria, you can like them on Facebook here, and follow them on Instagram (@robinsonsmallsofficial), and Twitter (@robinsonsmalls).

Do let me know when you guys want to meet up there! I’d be delighted to see you. :)

Adidas #mygirls 2014 with Belle and Solenn All In

The adidas #mygirls campaign continues this year for FW 2014 following the successful launch of the campaign in FW 2013. This year’s campaign features Isabelle Daza and Solenn Heusaff representing the Philippines, with a shoot showing the duo in the country having fun with and inspiring peers.

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Patterns and Planes

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Behold, my hair commercial photo. Teehee. I was struggling with the wind when Charlene snapped this one, where I didn’t look bothered at all!

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On this particular day though, I was exhausted after manning Rhea Bue’s booth at the Bazaar for All Season. I found I didn’t have enough energy left to think of poses. In this post, you’ll see my default, no brainer ootd poses.

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Sparkle

"You mustn’t be afraid to sparkle a little brighter darling." - Kirsten Kuehn

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"Ooooooh, Shiny."

I’m one of those people who actually say that. Glittery sparkly things always get my attention. That doesn’t mean I have a lot of sparkly things in my wardrobe though, they just catch my eye. I do however, have a particularly sparkly number that is my current go to for nights out: a gold sequined skirt that doesn’t make me look like a disco ball.

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Plum Pudding

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Whenever I get invited to events, one of the first questions I ask myself is: What do I wear? Most invites don’t require any specific attire, they just contain the who what when where and why. With all that, what’s a girl to do?

First, I look for a theme in the invite. If it does have one, I try to dress as in theme as possible. You wouldn’t want to look too out of place with your avant garde outfit in a princess themed dinner, now would you?

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Second, if there is no theme, I rely on the nature of the company, or the brand. In this case, I was a mess looking for something to wear for the Dorothy Perkins (DP) Mega fashion hall branch launch. There was no theme, so I decided I would wear something from DP instead.

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Dorothy Perkins & Burton Menswear London: Mega Fashion Hall’s Newest Gems

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Dorothy Perkins opened its 12th store, at the metro’s hottest fashion stop, the Mega Fashion Hall. Coincidentally, the brand is also celebrating its 10th anniversary in the country. Beside the newly opened DP store is another British brand, Burton Menswear.

Dorothy Perkins happens to be one of my mom and I’s favorite fashion retailers as it has options for both the young and adventurous, and the more mature highly seasoned power woman.

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My favorite display at the branch (above) consists of my favorite things, florals, pastel colors, and flowy easy to move in materials. Excited yet? This doesn’t even cover half of it.

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