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.

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Collecticon 2010 update

Last October 3, the author personally went to Robinson’s Place in Manila to visit the Collecticon 2010. Unlike last year were Ondoy’s wrath and the sad stories of collectors who lost their collection from the flood.

There were about 80 commercial stalls and table bourse traders selling   different kinds of collectibles ranging from comics, die-cast toys, action figurine, stamps, bottles, car plate , anime , stuff toys , key chain, accessories among other stuffs.

Traders in anime costume complete with colorful hats

This year’s event was full of life and euphoria as thousands of people from all walks of life ( mostly teenagers, cos-players  and toys collectors)  went and participated actively in the collecticon 2010.

Coca-cola bottles (unopened / pristine condition ) for collection

Unlike other event , This is open to the public with no entrance fee !

crowd

You can see various collections being exhibited at the lobby and traders selling their goods. Various cos- players also added to the lively atmosphere of the mall. There was a live toy / collectibles auction were  starting bid started at  one  peso and some toys even reached several thousand of pesos !

action figures on sale

Just like any other  trade shows focusing on vintage stuffs , there are some sellers which are selling toys ( ukay-ukay ) .  Some of the toys are previously owned . These toys enjoy high patronage among the crowd with limited budget. Having a limited budget does not deter collectors to acquire toys or any vintage stuffs for their collection.

According to the traders, the organizers of Collecticon 2010 is also the same with the organizers of the much bigger Toy Convention .

Again, until the next event ! Congratulations to the event organizers .

Collecticon 2010

 

Event: Collecticon 2010
Date: October 2-3, 2010
Venue :Robinsons Midtown Mall, Ermita , Manila
Time: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Admission is FREE

Activities:

Collectors Display & Exhibit
Life Size Display
Toy Auctions
Customizers Clinic & Workshop
New Statues Unveiling
Trivia Contests – lots of prizes from our sponors
Photo Contest – Prizes and Trophy for the winners
Meet, Greet and Photo Ops
K-Pop Dancing Contest – Cash Prizes for the top 3 groups
Costripper of The Day – we are giving away 2 Nokia Cellphones

“ My Toys” Photo Contest Rules

a) Entries must be printed. Please do not submit images on CD or via email.
b) Enter up to ( 5 per category ) 8×10 or 8×12 enlargements.
c) Your name, address and daytime, contact number should be written clearly at the back of the photo.
d) Submission of entries. You can drop off your entries in a brown envelope at the event proper:
on Saturday Oct. 3, cut off time is 12 noon Sunday
e) The judges will choose the winning picture based on the following qualities: impact,(25%) lighting (25%), composition(25%), creativity (25%) total of 100 points..
f) 2 categories. Edited and non edited. Please mark your submitted entries at the back.
g) Subject any form of toys, figures, cars, statues and robots.

Marikina B.I.O. highlights

Marikina B.I.O Expo entrance gate

It was a bit overcast weather last September 21, 2010 when the former Marikina Mayor Ms. Maria Lourdes Carlos ” Marides” – Fernando (term of office -2001 to 2010)  was one of the guests of honor during the opening of the Marikina B.I.O. exposition 2010.

Ms. Marides Fernando touring the exhibit together with the author

This event is said to be the first of its kind to be held in Marikina Riverbanks E-Com Building which promotes the place as an event venue which cater to the plant and animal hobbyists specifically those who like snakes , reptiles ,tarantulas.

There is also a butterfly house which was made by the DCEM team and Mr. Allen Mayor they dubbed the butterfly and small garden as ” Garden A Flutter ” . There were at least over 100 live butterflies that were captive bred and then released them in an garden setting complete with the food plants which are needed by the butterflies in order to survive the concrete jungle of the mall.

A portion of the Marikina  ECOM – Hall was literary transformed from ordinary  semi-indoor plants and draped looking passageways , into a garden oasis paradise with creative background lighting effects and colorful landscaped mini-gardens  complete with garden sets .

There is  an orchid landscaped  garden with several varieties of white Dendrobium hybrids , Oncidium hybrids . Orchid plants were some of the most favorite plants among Marikina gardeners , according to one of the visitor  to the expo .  They tend to grow better in the riverside areas and several subdivisions which dotted the entire Marikina .

According to one of the visitors , She always maintained a small garden complete with different varieties of Dendrobium  orchids.

Another landscaped exhibit was done by the  team of Mr. Delmer Rivera, Mr. Otto Marino  and Mr. Lawrence Chan which proudly displayed almost 30  species and hybrids of the Bromeliad family.

Bromeliad Landscape Exhibit

The  colorful landscape exhibit was complemented with a live display of  an iguana ( official mascot of the expo) . This tamed iguana named ” Hector” was an instant crowd drawer of the event. Some of the people though that iguanas are a carnivorous bunch of reptile species similar to Godzilla.

Japanese themed garden landscape

While a  Japanese inspired garden set -up,  complete with bamboo accent  , pagoda garden lamp , various sansieviera plants  ,  mini koi pond with white and colored pebbles accented the whole zen style of minimalist garden.

But kidding aside , Hector became an official goodwill ambassador of the expo much to the delight of the crowd , mostly public school students, Philippine Science Centrum staffs, Marikina Riverbank Mall administration, tenants and some VIPs.

Media partners like Buy and Sell , People’s Tonight , Sonshine Television channel 39 , NBN channel 4 ” She Ka” , DZEC Angel Radio went their way to cover the grand event.

This was probably one of the biggest reptilian  and  plant show  within the  Marikina Riverbanks E-COM Building  in years.  The mall  used to be a venue place of pet and animal shows several years ago until another Filipino – theme style tiangge mall opened in Pasig  which drove most of the animal and pet  shows permanently into Pasig.

Another exhibit from Pangasinan is Ms. Juana Pinkian which exhibited various handcrafted furniture made from old scrap wood . One of her first buyers during the expo is the former mayor.

Ms. Pinkian is a regular “suki” exhibitor in various garden and mall shows. Her down to earth attitude  makes her a good example of woman entrepreneur. Whatever hardships she may encounter  during trade shows, she never gives-up hope .

Other notable exhibitors includes Planet Earth- Australia which sells some of their famous t-shirt line , RK designs , Velasco Trading Company, Reptiles Amphibians and Pet Center , Ms. Juana Pinkian Furniture , Smart Communications , RNK Ornamental Plants and Landscaping , Cats Central  , Vita Herbs and advocacy groups  like World Vision , Green Philippines  and DECM the event management firm.

The aim of the Marikina B.I.O. expo is not just to showcase rare pet and wildlife but also to educate the public to take care of the environment  and the urgent need to fight climate change .

4th Marpe Health & Wellness Show 2010

Event: 4th MARPE Health and Wellness Show

Date: October 22 to 24, 2010

Venue: SM Megamall – Megatrade Hall 2

Address:
Chamber of Herbal Industries of the Phlippines Secretariat:
Mezzanine Flr., Strata 300 Bldg. P. Guevarra Street San Juan 1500 Philippines

Landlines:
(63 2) 703-0799 / 584-6241 / 725-6470

FAX:
(63 2) 584-6241 / 725-6470

Email:
sec@chipi.org.ph

Sponsored by the Department of Trade and Industries , organized by  Chamber of Herbal Industries of the Philippines.

Bible Exhibit at Marikina Riverbanks Mall

portion of the exhibit

Philippine Bible Society’s roving Bible Museum goes to the shoe capital of the country the City of Marikina .   Last September 16, 2010 marks the first day of the Bible Museum Exhibit in Riverbank Center’s Exhibit Hall in Marikina City. The exhibit showed an amazing display of the societies collection of different bibles written in various local and foreign languages. According to one of the event organizers , They usually have roving bible exhibits as part of their public awareness campaign.

There are a lot of book collector ( Bibliophile)  in the country which focuses on Bible as their personal collection. Bible is the world’s most important and most sold item among books. Millions of bibles around the world are being published and sold each day !

Guests were welcomed by Riverbanks Center Advertising and PR Manager Ching Maipid, and PBS General Secretary, Nora Lucero. The ribbon cutting was led by PBS Board Member Dr. Natividad Pagadut, while PBS Board Member Bishop Renato Mayugba, offered the invocation and the ceremonial cutting of the ribbon.

a commemorative stamps and First Day Cover 1985 ” Philippine Bible Week” on special frame was one of the highlights of the exhibit .

The exhibit features facts and trivia about the Bible and shows a repository of extant old English , Filipino  and other major Philippine languages of Bibles that were published in the country.

Biblical  time line of based from the New Testament

There is a membership booth of the  Philippine Bible Society and its ministries which had in interesting videos  slides  Bible stories and facts about the  bible were shown in the exhibit.

tarpaulin exhibit of biblical personalities  in  written in Filipino

This highly interactive exhibits allowed the public to view some of the historical trivia that are based from the bible .

Replicas of the ancient Hebrew  robes  with  ten commandment tablets and robes of ancient Egyptian pharaoh

There is also a Bible House where visitors can avail of great discounts for their Bible needs. Leaflets were also given to the eager visitors who wanted to learn more about the society and its mission .

According to one of the volunteer ,There is a Bible Museum located in United Nations Avenue the office of the Philippine Bible Society.

The Bible Museum Exhibit will be in Riverbanks Marikina City until October 15, 2010.

Philippine Bible Society, Inc.
890 United Nations Avenue
Ermita, Manila 1000
Philippines
+63 (2) 526-7777

Marikina Biyaya Industriya Organismo Expo 2010

Event: Biyaya . Industriya . Organismo Expo 2010

Venue: Marikina Riverbanks- ECOM Building

Date: September 15 to October 15, 2010 with possible pre-Christmas Bazaar extension

Theme: Pagkalinga at Pagpapahalaga sa Kalikasan

Event Venue: Riverbanks Center, the most unique commercial and recreational, one stop family destination in Marikina City. Riverbanks Development Corporation (RDC) established Riverbanks Center to develop the Marikina riverside into an urban center, enhanced by the river, preserving the ECOlogy and promoting people’s love for nature. With this in mind,  the company tag-line is your  ECO-friendly destination came about, “ECO” referring to ECOlogy, ECOnomy and E-COmmerce.

Marikina Riverbanks B.I.O. Expo 2010 poster

Visitor Profile: Riverbanks E-Com building is accessible to the residents of   Libis, Cubao , Xavierville Village in  Quezon City, Pasig, Antipolo, Cainta, San Mateo , Marikina and other nearby communities come in droves to check out the Riverbanks Mall housing popular retail stores, branded outlet stores, restaurants and favorite fastfood chains at ECO-friendly prices. And with the declaration by the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) of two of Riverbanks Center’s buildings as information and technology (ICT) buildings, more spaces will be available for E-COmmerce services, restaurants and much more. Parking is not a problem with ample space for everyone.

Riverbanks E-Com building

E-COM Building :

PEZA registered E-com Bldg. of Riverbanks Center with more than 20,000 sq.m. open floor space to offer is now available for business process outsourcing (BPO) firms and other office tenants. Located at the portal of Marikina City, the new building is very accessible to public transportation like the MRT / LRT and the local public utility vehicles terminal. It is also adjacent to the Riverbanks Mall which houses a food court that offers several food choices at very affordable prices, fast food chains as well as restaurants that are open 24 / 7 . Parking and security will not be a problem with the ample covered parking situated just beside the new ICT building plus the presence of a police station within the area.

Vicinity Map Location:


How to get Here:
1. From Cubao, you may take the Jeepney or FX going to SSS, Fortune, Parang, Calumpang and San Mateo.
2. From Cubao, you may also take the LRT and get off at the Katipunan station and take the Jeepney or FX route mentioned above.
3. From UP, Tandang Sora and Commonwealth, you may take the Jeepney going to Katipunan and get off at the corner of Aurora Blvd. and take the same Jeepney/FX route stated above.

Event Brief:

B.I.O. stands for Biyaya , Industriya , Organismo a term used for the expo which will showcase the bounty of nature , industry and organism will be held at the Marikina Riverbanks E-Com Building . This bazaar trade fair will be held from September 15 to October 15, 2010 . The expo is a major event which caters primarily to showcase some of the country’s top producers from health and wellness products, agriculture , orchids, ornamental plant wholesalers, retailers, pet animals such as reptiles, dogs, cats, insects , fishes , pet accessories, leather , fashion , lifestyle ,travel, handicrafts, landscape artists , food , native products, environment friendly products and services, Non-Government Organizations , Cause – Oriented Association , Advocacy groups , Environmental Advocates.

Trade Fair and Exhibit

Exhibitors and company can join for a minimum period of 15 days and a maximum of 30 days . With its unique feature of different themed sections from petting zoo, reptile center , handicraft area, landscape theme gardens , eco -friendly products and services, organic produce , food section , an activity area and an interactive secretariat , Expect that there is something new every month !

Trade Show Partners and Exhibitors:

Reptiles Amphibians and Pet Center one of the event partners will showcase several exotic and rare pets such as reticulated pythons, tarantulas , caimans, turtles and several unique kinds of pet.

Mandaluyong Garden Club was formed more than 20 years ago when a group of garden enthusiasts formed a group that would educate the people the basics of gardening, plant appreciation and to nurture the environment . through several villages , subdivisions and condominiums within Mandaluyong City. Some of these villages include Wack- Wack, East  Greenhills, Acropolis and some high  rise condominium units. The trend of gardening on condominiums is also encourage by the group.

Metts’ Plant Art – Professor Serapion Metilla will have a landscape exhibit on the venue. His unique tray landscaping styles had earned him numerous awards and commendation from local and intentional  garden , ikebana and ornamental clubs.

Stella Blu – is a catering service with a mix fusion of Asian and Italian style of menu with branches located in Mandaluyong and Makati.

Planet Earth – a company known for their quality t-shirt and glow in the dark -t shirt.

Buy and Sell Philippines– Asia’s first Free Ads newspaper and Philippines #1 Free Ads newspaper will release a pre-event and a post event write-ups.

People’s Tonight – One of the Philippines largest English tabloid will help cover the event.

Manila Bulletin – One of the country’s leading newspaper

Tulay Newspaper – one of the leading fortnightly digest that caters the Filipino- Chinese community . This bi-monthly digest is part of the World News .

NBN channel 4 – a government station will help televised the event.

Pinoy Exchange Forum– One of the leading forum sites in the Philippines

World Vision Philippines – World Vision is a Christian development, relief and advocacy organization dedicated to
working with children, families and communities worldwide to reach their full potential by addressing the causes of poverty and injustice.

Philippine Science Centrum – Located adjacent to the B.I.O. Expo .

RK Fashion Design – Quality Philippine made fashion accessories with  international awards and recognition for its designs and the use of natural and organic materials and components.

Trade Show Committee:

This trade show was organized by Design Concept and Event Management for Marikina Riverbank Company . This event company started as a small venture 3 years ago which handles corporate functions, event coordination, trade shows , bazaars and exhibits .

Contact Details:

Ms. Erika Ramirez, Mr. Dan Del Rosario , Mr. Louie Rivero – Event coordinators
Telephone # 468-9277
Cellphone # 0916-402-3572

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