Wednesday, March 18, 2015

See you at Manila Fame!

The 61st Manila Fame just ended, and we are so happy with how our "Space, Nature, and Color Collection" sold like hotcakes and my boss Carissa Cruz Evangelista is the Katha awardee for fashion, thanks to our Victoria clutch from the Space Collection for giving us so much joy and proud. We also had a good time dealing with our beloved clientele and booking foreign orders and inquiries from buyers who came and visit for this year's Manila Fame first kick off.

Best Product Design for Fashion
Product: Victoria Clutch (from Space Collection)
Company: Beatriz Accessories
Designer: Carissa Cruz-Evangelista 
Photo credit to Manila Fame facebook page
Meet Victoria the girl name after-the clutch, that won the Katha Best in Fashion Award.

Bella's angel proud holding our Victoria Clutch.

When you think of Manila Fame, what's the first thing came to mind? Shopping galore? Designs hub? Fashion gala? or simply an event for trade-sourcing, wherein you can source, window shop, and buy for yourself, for your online shop, stores and boutiques?
Greetings from Beatriz Accessories :) Photo credit from Ms. Charina De Villa (Right)

As for me, the first thing would came to mind when I think of Manila Fame is reconnecting with people. At Fame I got to see my chingu's (friends in Korea), especially those who came all the way from the provinces to joined and be part of this event, our co-exhibitors, our manufacturer, our supplier's, our clients, our buyer's and of course my crush! (Oh Em Gee!) Common? I think some of you can relate the later part especially my friends because I know you too has crushes at Fame. Right? Anyway meet my Chingu's.
Ate Judtih Reyes from Jer Shell Crafts.

This is way too cute with my Chingu's! @iamthonymartinez , Leo and ohh there's someone on the back ha!ha! Super cute Adan! @adanteleyesa

your's truly, Rose Antonio, Anthony Martinez and Mylene Orceo.

with Mommy Elizabeth of Batong Asul House of Silver International.

With my fellow bisaya! The Lady behind Yvette's bags and beads collection talented and witty Ate Yvette. 

With Kath's Handicrafts owner Ate Mitchelle Baldemor. 

with Maco Custodio.

And for some Manila Fame is also the place to see and meet your imitator??? They are the one's who copies your design in a cheaper version. I had seen and heard different kinds of sentiments from the designer itself, showing their disappointments and anger over this matter. Sad but true.

And the next thing would came in mind is the sourcing. Sourcing for new interesting materials, artisans and manufacturer to work with. And while at Manila Fame it's impossible not to get inspired with all the designs your naked eyed could see. Kodus! to all amazing and world class Filipino Designer's and artisan from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, show casing the best in Filipino design and craftsmanship in exports, in fashion accessories, home, furniture, Christmas decor and gifts.

Fashion gala and shopping galore would surely be the last thing to came in mind when I think of Manila Fame.

How about you? What's the first thing came to mind when you think of Manila Fame? Do we agree or I miss out something? Share your thoughts and let me know what you think?

Manila Fame is a bi-annual event organized by the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions, the export promotions arm of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in the Philippines. 

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

It's All About Blue

It's been ages since the last time I wore this dress. Thanks to myself for all the effort and dedication on losing weighs/fats and keeping in shape for the last 3 months. And because of that I am able to wear this dress now, but what make this dress special for today's #ootd is that, I made some DIY (Do it yourself) alteration. This was used to be a 4-layered raffle dress below the knee, that made the dress look boring and old fashioned. I decided to removed one layer to make it look more fun and hip, adding some colorful beads accessories and a head piece to compliment my KPOP look. ;)

What do you think? Is it a Yay or Nay? ;)

"Fashion is all about creativity and confidence" - Tine Cordero

Monday, March 2, 2015

Reasons Why I Love Wearing My Glasses

It has been a month since I found out that my eyes are suffering from Irregular Astigmatism. It was like I was hit by a bomb when the ophthalmologist was telling me about my astigmatism and i'll be wearing glasses to prevent it from getting worse. I never imagine my life wearing glasses, I cried when I found it out, because I know its a hassle carrying them out of the blue and that society commonly associates wearing glass as being a geek or worst they will start calling me old lady because I have seen women/man wearing glasses that made them look older from what there age are. Whatever! But what really worries me the most is how would wearing glasses affect my fashion style. It's hard for someone who used of having nothing on their eyes on. 

But as the days goes by I'm starting to love my glasses. My new look, my new fashion style and I never know that wearing glasses could be as fun as without having them. My glasses does not only protect my eye sight but it also enhance my appearance. 

I NO LONGER EMBARRASSED of my frames, here are some reasons why I LOVE wearing them now.

One of the reasons why I love wearing my glasses is because it gives me another way to accessorize. And getting the right color, style and size of my frames, it enhance my natural features.So I am wearing these babies with pride! (now).

People take the power of glasses for granted, but the concept is incredible. Like for my case I am seeing clearer eye sight when I started wearing my glasses. I can now read, watch tv and work on my computer without worrying of damaging my eyes.

My glasses give me an entirely new look when I put them on. It does not only make me look intelligent and smart but it make me look young. And having them on makes it easier for me to look like a Korean with a cute head band to match. ha!ha!ha! Aegyo!

My glasses draw attention to my face, people would always look at my face instead of my boobs. LOL :)

Laser eye surgery is another option to cure for a poor eye sight. But laser eye surgery can have several effects and can even result in blindness. Contact lenses can also cause some infections, scratch or irritate my eyes. While glasses don't actually touch my eyes, so there's no chance of it causing physical damages on my eyes. The only pain comes with wearing my glasses is when the first time I had it on. My eyes hurt and headaches occur a little which is pretty normal as per my ophthalmologist said and if headaches persist I am can anytime visit her for check-ups.

How about you? Do you wear glasses? Which method your prefer to wear Contacts or Glasses? How long have you had them?