Top Celebrities Glide and Walk at the United Fashion 2014

Robinson’s Place Midtown-Ermita , Manila-Philippines

United Mix Creations Corporation manufacturer of Cardam shoes , Liberte’ and Mario’ D boro’ , UniSilver Time  in partnership with Robinson’s Mall chains presents to the public its 2014 summer, rainy season collection, holiday collection and formal collection.

Top 3 winners

Prior to the main event , the crowd were treated to some games, watch modeling contest, trivias about celebrity ambassadors and dance showdown. The kid in the middle was among the top choice with his hip- hop groove dance movements which delighted the crowd.

 Upgrade performs a dance number much to the delight of their fans

UPGRADE is one of the famous  all-teen boy-bands in the country that is currently seen on some GMA Kapuso channel 7  shows co-managed by Kuya German Moreno and Mr. John Fontanilla.

They all decided to name their group “UPGRADE” because as the word speaks for itself, they believe that they will transcend by upgrading. They were launched in ‘Walang Tulugan with the Master Showman’ last November 12, 2011 as a guest performer when Kuya Germs surprisingly stood on stage and announced that the group would be regular on their show.

They were chosen as band ambassadors includes Mr. Rhem Enjavi, Mr. Mark Baracael, Mr. Armond Bernas, Mr. Ron Galang, Mr. Kcee Martinez,  Mr. Miggy San Pablo and Mr. Raymond Tay

Ms. Christine Ng- Marketing and Merchandising Manager

models

male and female models started to walk the runway with the new dress, shoes and accessories for 2014 Mid-Year line.

 Ms. Carizza Chua

A fashion blogger was also invited to walk

Mr. Joseph Cham

Mr. Joseph Cham is a lifestyle and fashion blogger

website: http://josephcham.com/

Mr. Diego Bandido

Mr. Diego Bandido is one of the best Disc Jockey of 90.7 Love Radio Manila. He had some wacky moves during the catwalks which makes his style very unique.

 Mr. Diego Bandido Ms. Shai Tisay

female models

Mr. Arron Villaflor and Ms. Kim Rodriguez

Mr. Arron Villaflor is a product of a star circle quest talent show of ABS-CBN Kapamilya channel 2 while Ms. Kim Rodriguez is one of the celebrities of late early prime-time evening show Paraiso Ko’y Ikaw, weekdays before 24 Oras at GMA Kapuso channel 7

promo items 50% discount

Both artists were chosen by the company to become a brand ambassador of their products.

Cardians for male and female

Highlight of the fashion show was the arrival of Ms. Gretchen Ho and Mr. Richard Poon. After the successful fashion show , Mr. Nat Manilag ( Filipino fashion stylist )  was given a bouquet of flowers

A short press conference was held at the Ibarras at the nearby Padre Faura street. The event started with a little intimate conversation with some of the brand ambassadors and a sing and dance number performed by the teenage group UPGRADE and a song rendered by Mr. Richard  Poon .

Note: I would like to ” Thank ” Mr. Ronnie Bernardo and Ms. Christine Ng for the exclusive invitation

Helicon Projects.com : http://www.heliconprojects.com/

Mario ‘d boroFacebook : https://www.facebook.com/MarioDboroShoes

Cardam Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/cardamsshoes

Liberte Shoes Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiberteShoes

UniSilver: http://www.unisilver.net/jewelry/home.php

 

 

Parachute Bags: Fashionable Yet Functionable Nifty Clever Bags !

Parachute bags by Elle Bag

It is not your typical colorful fashionable bags , Let us talk about functionality and being niffy. We were invited to an exclusive media and bloggers launching of new style of bags by Ms. Kathy Kenny Ngo – PR and event organizer .

different kinds of transformable bags

There are a lot of designs and colors to choose from, The bag is very stylish and transformable. They appeal from young school girls to teenage boys ,  yuppies , office executives , travelers and even grandmothers!

Demonstration

We were given some sort of a demonstration by Ms. Rosanna  – CEO and Proprietor of the Parachute Bags. They have a team of industrial designers . These bags are made with the same materials that make parachutes . They are light weight and water repellant . They are can be folded and make them smaller than the original size.

a staff shows-off  a stylish grey bag which can be transformed from an ordinary traveler bag to a backpack.

backpack

What i loved about these bags is that they can be stored in a limited space after use by just simply folding them just like origami. It saves a lot of room space !

 Mr. Justin Vawter T. Buenagua – a  lifestyle and fashion blogger modelling the bag

Celebrity Endorser:

Ms. Alex Gonzaga

The star who had recently left the Pinoy Big Brother house appeared in Parachute billboards, print and digital ads.

Just like Parachute bags, Alex embodies fashion, chic and talent. She is also wholesome yet cool and fun and is an amazing entertainer as well.

early birds -bloggers and freelance writers

The star who had recently left the Pinoy Big Brother house appeared in Parachute billboards, print and digital ads. – See more at: http://www.heliconprojects.com/2014/07/parachute-bags-highlights-fashion-and.html#sthash.YBjcphqQ.dpuf
The star who had recently left the Pinoy Big Brother house appeared in Parachute billboards, print and digital ads. – See more at: http://www.heliconprojects.com/2014/07/parachute-bags-highlights-fashion-and.html#sthash.YBjcphqQ.dpuf
Parachute bags started as foldable and convertible eco-bags for easy storage.  This year’s launch focused more on functional compartments and pockets making the bags not only nifty and clever but great, functional organizer bags.  – See more at: http://www.heliconprojects.com/2014/07/parachute-bags-highlights-fashion-and.html#sthash.YBjcphqQ.dpuf

Bags are available online at zalora.com, lazada.com, www.shopparachutebags.com , Rustans Department Stores – children’s accessories department, Robinson’s Department Store ladies department– Galleria and Filinvest, Metro Gaisano (Market Market and Colon), Lee Plaza Dumaguete City, Felcris Davao, Gaisano Cagayan and selected stores nationwide.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ParachuteBagsOfficial

 

 

Fashion Accesories and Beauty Bazaar

FAB poster

Fashion  Accessories and Beauty Bazaar or (FAB 2010) was held from October 6 to 10, 2010 at the World Trade Center tent area which caters to the young yuppies out for seeking new fashion trends , but when it is utilized as a tool for world change then it becomes timeless.

Filipino designers aimed for when their works were paraded at the recently-held “The Elite Fashion Show” of the Fashion, Accessories and Beauty Bazaar (FAB).

Held recently at the East Wing Area of the World Trade Center, the fashion shows were part of the bazaar’s activities for the benefit of ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.’s E-Media program—a program that provides alternative education for children in remote provinces.

Fashion dress using ethnic designs exhibited by members of Fashion Institute of the Philippines

One of the creative forces fighting for this cause is featured designer for the finale, Jun Escario, a 32-year old visionary that has helped shape the fashion landscape in his hometown, Cebu. Seen and expected to influence the direction of future Philippine fashion, this designer has gained national recognition for his ideas, original identity, and contribution to Philippine fashion at a young age.

Believing that the youth holds potential to bring change, he has a heart for programs that advocate education for children, especially those in far-flung provinces in order to give them a chance to develop their talents.

Escario hopes to adopt a hometown school as his way of giving back to the community that played an important role in making him who he is today. “I know someday, these children will grow up to be my hometown’s source of pride,” he beamed.

Arnel Papa creation using indigenous materials and designs for his fashion accessories

Arnel Papa creative jewelry works guarantees each and every fashionista the elegance and the stylish look without losing the natural feel of the everybody trend in life today. His masterpieces and collections include stylish accessories and art pieces that prove to be a picture of masterpiece in motion that truly would be an eye cather to everyone!

Other illustrious and passionate designers who showcased their top-notch Filipino artistry were House of Vanita; the Fashion Institute of the Philippines through Anj Calvo, Apple Baltazar, Aram Loe, Argie Salango, Atina Celine, Bernadette Mercado, Daisymae Lopez, Ernest Lingad, Honey Purrugan Hernandez, Jearson Demaviras, Jhoey Saldua, Joel Bagon, Joie Marie Magsayo, Joon Ascano, Miguel Amante, MJ Almenanza, Portia Reantaso, and Shandy Cabase; and renowned designer-stylists like Arnel Papa, and Ruel Rivera.

There were over 100 commercial exhibitors mostly fashion items, accessories , fashion jewelries, toys and among other things. The event had a small fashion show which caters the young and budding talented fashion designers of the country.

Other highlights of the bazaar is an area outside the tent venue were visitors can pose a photograph  session similar to any fashion event for a minimal fee.

organic bath soap and lotion by a Filipino- Chinese entrepreneur of Quezon City , The family of this entrepreneur is said to have a water franchising business outlets all over the country.

FAB wouldn’t be called a bazaar without the shopping. Men and women alike stepped into the limelight by availing of clothing, accessories, fashion jewelry, footwear, leather goods, home items, perfumes, bath and body merchandise, beauty products, makeup, and food at the best deals.

Qi Pao dress

The cheongsam is a female dress with distinctive Chinese features and enjoys a growing popularity in the international world of high fashion.

The name “cheongsam,” meaning simply “long dress,” entered the English vocabulary from the dialect of China’s Guangdong Province (Cantonese). In other parts of the country including Beijing, however, it is known as “qipao“, which has a history behind it.

When the early Manchu rulers came to China proper, they organized certain people, mainly Manchus, into “banners” (qi) and called them “banner people” (qiren), which then became loosely the name of all Manchus. The Manchu women wore normally a one-piece dress which, likewise, came to be called “qipao” or “banner dress.” Although the 1911 Revolution toppled the rule of the Qing , Ching (Manchu) Dynasty, the female dress survived the political change and, with later improvements, has become the traditional dress for Chinese women.

Easy to slip on and comfortable to wear, the cheongsam fits well the female Chinese figure. Its neck is high, collar closed, and its sleeves may be either short, medium or full length, depending on season and taste. The dress is buttoned on the right side, with a loose chest, a fitting waist, and slits up from the sides, all of which combine to set off the beauty of the female shape.

The cheongsam is not too complicated to make. Nor does it call for too much material, for there are no accessories like belts, scarves, sashes or frills to go with it.

Another beauty of the cheongsam is that, made of different materials and to varying lengths, they can be worn either on casual or formal occasions. In either case, it creates an impression of simple and quiet charm, elegance and neatness. No wonder it is so much liked by women not only of China but of foreign countries as well.

Chinese dress may be traced to the conservative and modern look –

Qi pao, the classic dress for Chinese women, combines the elaborate elegance of Chinese tradition with unique elements of style. The high-necked, closed-collar Qipao .

The Qipao  can display all women’s modesty, softness and beauty. Like Chinese women’s temperament, the Qipao Cheongsam is elegant and gentle, its long-standing elegance and serenity makes wearers fascinating. Mature women in Qipao / Cheongsam can display their graceful refined manner. A Qipao or Cheongsam almost varies with a woman’s figure.

What serves as a worthy testament to the beauty of the Qipao  is, however, it does not require the wearer to pep up the look with accessories like scarves and belts. Designed to show off the natural softness of the female form, it also creates the illusion of slender legs. The overall picture: practical, yet sexy.

Because of its particular charm Chinese dress Qipao / Cheongsam is like a wonderful flower in the colorful fashion scene. Another beauty of the Qipao / Cheongsam is that it is made of different materials and can be worn either on casual or formal occasions.

Pineapple fashion

Pineapple (Ananas comosus) is the common name for an edible tropical plant and also its fruit. It is native to Paraguay and the southern part of  Brazil . Pineapple is eaten fresh or canned and is available as a juice or in juice combinations. It is used in dessert, salads, as a complement to meat dishes and in fruit cocktail. While sweet, it is known for its high acid content (perhaps malic and/or citric). Pineapples are the only  bromeliad fruit in widespread cultivation. It is one of the most commercially important plants that carry out  CMA photosynthesis.

When European explorers discovered this tropical fruit, they called them pineapples (term first recorded in that sense in 1664) because of their resemblance to what is now known as the pine cone. The term pine cone was first recorded in 1694 and was used to replace the original meaning of pineapple.

ornamental pineapple

In the scientific binomial Ananas comosus, ananas, the original name of the fruit, comes from the Tupi (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) word for pine nanas, as recorded by André Thevenet in 1555 and comosus means “tufted” and refers to the stem of the fruit. Many languages use the Tupian term ananas. In Spanish, pineapples are called piña “pine cone” in Spain and most Hispanic American countries, or ananá (ananás in Argentina )  They have varying names in anarosh (Bengali), and in Malayalam, kaitha chakka. In Malay, pineapples are known as “nanas” or “nenas”. In the Maldivian language of  Dhivehi , pineapples are known as alanaasi.

The Spaniards had introduced this fruit at an early date in the Philippines in the early 1570’s during the Manila -Acapulco galleon trade. The fruits were brought during the galleon trade as a sourced for food and to some extent Vitamin C  . The top portion of the fruit were the source of the planting materials .

According to some historical books, some pineapples were found growing in semi-naturalized areas in Palawan and in many parts of the country by 1640’s.

Local people who already knew how to extract natural fibers from local plants had a new sourced of fiber derived from the leaves of the pineapple.

Manila Cathedral with pineapple design

So important that the pineapple in local culture that pineapple design and motif was included in architecture like the pineapple design on the facade of  Manila Cathedral, the pulpit of San Agustin Church, candle holder, fruit trays, stamps  and the most important use of the pineapple fabric is  in the Philippine national costume.

These pineapple fabric and embroidery were very important that  the most important pieces are given to royalties like Queen Isabel 2 of Spain, Queen Victoria of England , foreign dignitaries, the pope among others.

Piña a Spanish word which means pineapple, are growing anywhere in the country like Tagaytay in Cavite, Calauan , Quezon and in Daet , Camarines Norte  although Southern Philippines produces the most.  One of the largest Pineapple plantation and producers in the world, DOLE, owns roughly half the overall pineapple farm proving the climate makes the best type of fruit. Pineapple textiles are most commonly called Piña in the Philippines.

ladies fashion made from knitted pineapple fabrics


Piña textiles are from the pineapple leaves and fibers, often mixed with silk to produce a great couture clothing with nice and elegant touch.

Aklan is the main and the oldest manufacturer/weaver of Piña cloth in the  Philippines which are being exported to various parts of the world most particularly North America, and Europe.  While Lumban in the province of Laguna, Taal in Batangas are center for embroidery of pineapple fabrics.  Piña weaving is an age-old tradition .

Piña and Jusi are the traditional fabrics used by the bordadoras. Piña is a soft, fine, flexible, and durable off-white fabric about two to four inches in length. It is derived from the finest mature leaves of the red Spanish variety of pineapple. During the Spanish period, piña was the most expensive and highly sought fabric worn for barong Tagalog by the illustrados on very rare special occasions It is a very delicate material, too difficult and expensive to embroider. Jusi (the Chinese term for raw silk), on the other hand, is a lightweight, flimsy, and ecru colored fabric regarded by the bordadoras as the best material for embroidery

Pineapple silk is considered the queen of Philippine fabrics and is considered the fabric of choice of the Philippine elite. During the 1996 edition of APEC in the Philippines, world leaders donned a pineapple silk Barong Tagalog  the traditional group photo.

Miss Precious Lara Quigaman in a pineapple inspired national costume

Photo courtesy : http://www.missosology.org

a local Filipino company Nooks company , Ltd. had made new innovations from the pineapple fabrics into everyday casual wear from jackets , knitted  hats among others. The company is now exporting these fashion items from all over the world .

Nooks Co. Ltd exhibit booth during the 50th Manila F.A.M.E.

Nooks Co. Ltd. is a manufacturer of sweaters/knitwear. It is a collaboration between Ms. Emeretha Daniel, Elizabeth Lee, Martyn Standen and people whose talents in this industry remain unmatched. The company also hosted a fashion show last October 21,2009 in SMX center where new product line were introduced to the local and international market.

The company’s social responsibility helps  farming communities from Zambales and Aklan by purchasing their pineapple fabrics and properly cultivation of pineapples.

For more information:

Address:
Unit H, 5th Flr., Westgate Tower,
Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila,  Philippines
Contact No:
842 5877
Fax No:
842 5877

Contact Person :

Mr. Francisco Tacio

Sales & Marketing- Dept. Head
Unit H, 5th Floor, Westgate Tower,

Investment Drive, Madrigal Business Park,

Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa City, 1780, Philippines

Tel./Fax No. 00 63 2 842-5877 /  00 63 2 807-0557

Mobile No. 09084995989

Planting tips:

Pineapples are very easy to grow from their tops. Since you are going to plant it, you bought it based upon the condition of the leaves. Just cut the top off about two inches down from the top of the pineapple. Let it sit on it’s side for about two  or three days to allow the cut to skin over. Then dust the cut area lightly with rooting hormone and pot it up with the dirt up to the base of the leaves. Go easy on the sun and the water for about one month or so until it establishes it’s roots. The plant will benefit from a daily misting of water on its’ leaves during and after this period. Then it can stand all of the heat and sun you can give it. Be sure not to over water it though.

Most of the pineapple fields were at the 1000-2000 ft. elevation where it is slightly cooler than at sea level. Pineapple may bloom after about 2 years after planting.

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