Fashion Evolution: Glam Night for Metro Blogger and Bantay Bata 163





Makati City – It was the night-of-the-night. The bright lights of the heavens twinkle and even Venus herself is smiling from up above Olympus. Fashion Evolution: Metro Blogger Edition drew crowds on Metro Blogger’s fitting finale of searching the most beautiful and fashion savvy models. Male and female model aspirants strut their way across Century Mall’s Event Centre and sashay their way to the catwalk.

From Left: Choy Suarez, Director of Fashion Evolution,
Mr. Jess C, Founder of Metro Blogger Organization and
PS Ong, CEO of RapidCloud Singapore
From Left: Key Trajano, one of the female models,
PS Ong, CEO of RapidCloud Singapore and
Mohd Rofizal Mustapa of MDEC Malaysia
Corporate Executives and sponsors, including dignitaries and Malaysian government executives graced Fashion Evolution. 

The crowd were wowed by the elegant and charming designs by up-and-coming Filipino designers. The ensembles by the designers were chic and sophisticated; their clothing designs accented by the gorgeous make-up by HMUA’s top make-up artist led by Ms. Marissa Aquino, enlivened the evening.

An exciting and challenging feature of the Fashion Evolution’s show is that models take a rotating stand wherein models pose and take selfies on top of a rotating stand and other fascinating features that amazed and wowed the crowd.

Metro Blogger, the metro fastest growing blogging community has created an eclectic showcase of modern style, hip and classic clothes design featuring young Filipino designers. Every aspect of the runway collections has been created from concept to execution these aspiring clothes designer. 

Fashion Evolution: Metro Blogger Edition is a benefit show for the benefit of Bantay Bata 163, ABS-CBN Foundations arm in helping abused, maltreated, sick and underprivileged children. “Fashion Evolution is an opportunity for young designers and model-aspirants to experience the electric energy of a major runway production,” says Mr. Jess C (www.mrjessc.com), Metro Blogger’s Founder. 

Additionally, as part of the fashion show, Mugigae, pronounced as 'Mu-g-gay', Korean for rainbow unveiled the label which brings with it the hopes and colours of the Rainbow, and aims to target the modern ladies with a wide selection of chic corporate executive wear, suitable for boardroom meetings and after-office get-togethers. 

Since 1998, Mugigae's vision is to bring colours to every lady’s wardrobe, empowering them and beautifying them. With attention to delicate details, workmanship and an exquisite choice of fabric, Mugigae offers a selection of Korean Executive wear that is comfortable yet stylish. 

Initially located in 5 countries - Singapore, Seoul, Tokyo, Milan, and Shanghai and in 4 outlets in Singapore, last March 28, 2015 Mugigae formally launched its website and signified its intention in opening up an outlet in the Philippines. GERALDINE LOH, the Director, Designer and Merchandiser of Mugigae International; and one of the prestigious judges for the fab event, came to the Philippines for the first time to introduce Mugigae’s product line to the enthusiastic Filipino consumers. Ten of the prettiest models showcased some of Mugigae’s collection during the Fashion Evolution: Metro Blogger Edition.

“Not only does the benefit fashion show event provide these young and up-and-coming Filipino designers with a great opportunity to develop their design and skills, but it also allows them a fabulous opportunity to be a part of one of the Metro’s fashion event”, added Mr. Choy Suarez, the Event Director and Overall Manager of Fashion Evolution.

Photo Credits: Lito Caleon

Photo Credits: Lito Caleon
Judging the fashion event is PANG SENG ONG, who founded Exxelnet Solutions in October 1999. With his leadership, Exxelnet grew from a one-man company to more than 15 employees and an overseas branch office in Malaysia and now in Philippines. He was the first to start the budget web hosting concept coupled with free SMS integration to hosting packages and has since garnered a substantial web hosting market share within a short period of time, currently, PS Ong is now the CEO of RapidCloud Singapore. Joining PS Ong in the judges table are GERALDINE LOH, the Director, Designer and Merchandiser of Mugigae International, a brand clothing brand she has seen grew after 11 years with 4 retail outlets in Singapore and expansion to Malaysia and now in the Philippines and last but not the least, the third judge is the eldest daughter of Ms. Marjorie Barretto, DANIELLA “Dani” BARRETTO, sister of Julia Barretto, Claudia and Leon; she is a fashion blogger and entrepreneur. Dani’s interest in fashion began when she was about 14 or 15 years old.

Gianne Trijo, one of the female models with Dani Barreto on her side

 Corporate Sponsors of the fab fashion show event are the following: 
  1. Rapid Cloud Singapore - top Singapore web hosting and e-Business consulting company;
  2. RapidCloud Philippines - part of RapidCloud International Plc which provides enterprises with the building blocks to create a powerful and complete online presence.  
  3. Emerge Innovating Technology, Southeast Asia’s premier enterprise website and e-commerce solutions provider; 
  4. Century City Mall, the official venue partner - Located in Century City, Makati, Century City Mall is a remarkable, world-class shopping and entertainment complex with a vibrant range of shops, services, and restaurants – and the most cutting-edge cinemas in Metro Manila;
  5. KL Tower Serviced Residences, official hotel partner - defining stylish comfort and modern living at its finest, faithful to the vision of its main creators, the highly respected Kalaw-Ledesma clan, living spaces are characterized by clean architectural lines with touches of mosaic artistry; 
  6. 71 Gramercy, the official after-party place - the undisputed hottest nightspot in the entire country and truly a space that is without equal. Situated 71 storeys into the heavens, it is the tallest restaurant/lounge ever in the history the country, located at the pinnacle of the tallest man made structure in the Philippines;
  7. Hawkbag -  recognized for their high quality bags using the finest materials available, superior craftsmanship, durability, innovation, and exceptional design with practical functionality;
  8. Geesha Secret – superb whitening bath soap to hit the discerning Philippine market;
  9. Tree Top Adventure - experience nature tripping from a breathtaking view – from 100 feet above the ground! With jungle trails comprised of platforms nestled on branches, suspension bridges, and the world’s first motorized canopy tour, learn new things; with fresh eyes, Tree Top Adventure offers each one a personal journey, with unforgettable memories as dense as the forest that you won’t help but feel closer to the ones you take this most marvellous trip with;
  10. Suesh Make-Up Toolkit - gaining repute among make-up artists and experts, Suesh opened its first ever store on Wilson Street in Greenhills, San Juan City in 2011 and expanded its range of products to include tool belts, cosmetic storage, chillers, vanity cases, make-up cleaner and make-up. It now has a total of five shops including Trinoma, Alabang Town Center, Market! Market!, and Glorietta 5 
  11. Bellhaus Entertainment - a company who is equipped to provide you entertainment through creative communications with an evolved set of tools from experienced staff, well-trained artists, efficient business systems and models, the latest platforms and state of the art facilities
  12. Inglot - Founded over 30 years ago in a small town of Przemyśl, INGLOT Cosmetics is now one of the world’s leading manufacturers in colour cosmetics. INGLOT currently has a presence at all major beauty happenings and events around the globe, from the runways of Fashion Week to the stages and sets of TV and Broadway musicals.
  13. Novu Hair - Nutramedica develops, markets, and distributes pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and biocosmetic products in the Philippines. Founded in 2004, Nutramedica was one of the first companies to market virgin coconut oil (VCO) in the Philippines. Today it is known for its comprehensive range of oral and injectable pharmaceutical lines, food supplements and cosmetic products. Nutramedica currently enjoys success both locally and abroad as it continues to build on its vision of becoming the community’s trusted ally when it comes to healthcare and wellness needs. 
  14. Island Rose - Since 1984, Island Rose has been an award-winning supplier of fresh cut flowers to the most prestigious Philippine florists, hotels, restaurants and wedding coordinators. In the year 2000, the www.islandrose.net website sparked a revolution in the Philippine flower industry and e-commerce retailing!
  15. Lujo Jewelry - Lujo Jewelries, un lujo al alcance de pocos! (Lujo Jewelries, a luxury available to few). Creating the finest jewelry focused not only on giving online retail services but also with providing a wide and integrated range of services from designing, conceptualization, production and delivery of your precious luxury. Lujo Jewelries provides for top-of-the-line jewelry items such as Class Rings, Graduation Rings, School Rings, Military Rings, Championship Rings, and Corporate Jewelry in the Philippines.
  16. Gardenia - Since Gardenia Philippines started operations in 1998, it has set the bar in bread manufacturing in the country with a state-of-the-art bread factory operating highly automated equipment from Germany, Holland, U.K. and U.S.A. Over the years, Gardenia has successfully cemented its position as one of the, if not the, country’s top quality bread makers.
  17. Kambal Pandesal - Kambal Pandesal Bakery Business is a company that operates in partnership with San Miguel Corp. Kambal Pandesal bakery is a registered Trademark by San Miguel Corp.
  18. DFBP Company - The De la Fuente – Baronggo – Panaligan Company is a futuristic group of company. Manage by internationally trained and world class standard team professionals headed by Richard Panaligan de la Fuente, the first Filipino who enters Louis Vuitton Middle east as Visual Merchandising Manager for Global store in the middle east, under Europe zone and Visual merchandiser and window specialist of Uranio Overseas Bureau FZE for DIESEL and other Big brands.
  19. Kingdom Magazine – an up-coming fashion magazine dedicated purely to fashion and fashion trends and events.
  20. ArdentComm Public Relations - a company specializing in providing the necessary expertise to help boost any organization’s visibility within the industry.
  21. Slimmers World International - the Philippines’ foremost name in Slimming, Health, Fitness and Beauty with over 35 years of excellent service in providing great bodies & great skin
  22. Foi Malones of Casamento Events Management - a one-stop-events-shop where all major suppliers are in one house;
  23. Mitch Desunia - a Philippine-based house of fashion providing trendy yet classic on its elegance array of clothes for men and women of all ages; and
  24. Ms. Marissa Aquino, Head, hair and make-up artist – the brains behind the chic and fabulous make-up of the models, designers and VIP guest. 


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Asia's Got Talent Auditions: D' Intensity Breakers


I remember this group being one of the finalists Pilipinas Got Talent Season 4. Since then, they lost some of their members because they didn’t believe in the group. And now, the rest of the members are afraid that they won’t succeed and eventually get disbanded. 

I guess they've just proven them wrong. See how the group impressed the judges with their jaw-dropping stunts and electrifying moves.



David: It wasn’t good. It was…it was really great.


Van Ness: ...just great job overall


Mel C: That was awesome! 


Anggun: I was just very much afraid of your hair…with the fire. You never had any accident right?  




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Asia's Got Talent Auditions: Fe and Rodfil of Moymoy Palaboy


Rodfil and Fe are strangers to each other. Rodfil is a comedian and one of the Moymoy Palaboy duo while Fe is a vegetable vendor. Rodfil once saw Fe’s video onilne so he reached out to her to audition for Asia’s Got Talent. When asked what brought them to audition, Rodfil said he wants to help Fe fulfil her dream of becoming a singer. Fe had to stop singing after she got pregnant at an early age. 

As the duo was about to receive the comments from the judges, Fe had to face a very tough question from David. I'd rather not give a spoiler but her answer did impress the judges more. Truly, this audition is more than just achieving her dream. 

So, here's what the judges have to say about their performance:



David: That was very entertaining. And you’re very funny. She’s got a terrific voice. 

Though David loved their performance, he had to say no. Just watch the video for you to find out why.


Anggun: It's a yes for me!


Mel C: I think she (Bonnie Tyler) would love you...I would like to see you again so it's a yes.


Van Ness: I'm gonna turn around...and say YES!

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Holy Week 2015 Mall Schedule


It's Lenten Season again. Time to reflect. Time to abstain.

While others take this opportunity to go out of town, spend time with family and friends, others just prefer to stay at home. For those who plans to go malling during the holidays, here's a guide on the Holy Week 2015 mall schedule:

SM SUPERMALLS

APRIL 2-3, 2015 : CLOSED except for SM Baguio (10am - 10pm), Mall of Asia Veranda restaurants, and SM By the Bay
APRIL 4, 2015 : Regular Mall Hours except for SM Baguio, Calamba, Fairview, and Novaliches (10am-10pm)
APRIL 5, 2015 : Regular Mall Hours

FISHER MALL

APRIL 2-3, 2015 : 11AM-8PM
APRIL 4, 2015 : 10AM-10PM
APRIL 5, 2015 : 10AM-9PM

ROBINSONS MALLS

APRIL 2-3, 2015 : CLOSED (except for the malls listed below)
APRIL 4, 2015 : Regular Mall Hours
APRIL 5, 2015 : Regular Mall Hours

Robinsons Malls open on April 2, 2015: Robinsons Place Antipolo, Robinsons Luisita, Summit Ridge Tagaytay, Robinsons Place Malolos, Robinsons Place Pangasinan, Robinsons Place Palawan, Robinsons Place Santiago, Robinsons Starmills

Robinsons Malls open on April 3, 2015: Robinsons Place Antipolo, Robinsons Luisita, Summit Ridge Tagaytay

AYALA MALLS 

APRIL 2-3, 2015 : CLOSED
APRIL 4, 2015 : Regular Mall Hours
APRIL 5, 2015 : Regular Mall Hours

ARANETA CENTER (Farmer's Plaza, Alimall, Gateway)

APRIL 2-3, 2015 :  CLOSED
APRIL 4, 2015 : Regular Mall Hours
APRIL 5, 2015 : Regular Mall Hours

GREENHILLS

APRIL 2-3, 2015 :  CLOSED
APRIL 4, 2015 : 10AM-9PM
APRIL 5, 2015 : Regular Mall Hours

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Asia's Got Talent Auditions: Miss Tres


We’ve seen them audition in Pilipinas Got Talent Season 4 and was able to reach the semifinals round. The Miss Tres is composed of Conrady a.k.a. Angel, Mama Mia a.k.a. Romeo, and Mariko a.k.a. Joselito.

In Asia’s Got Talent, they did the same audition piece they did in Pilipinas Got Talent and, as expected, the crowd and the judges went wild as soon as they started singing. You can really see the amazement in every facial expressions you’ll see in the video because, aside from dressing up like a lady and having a man’s voice, these ladies/guys can actually sing! They did turn the venue into a party place towards the end as the crown started dancing as they sing. 

Check out the judges' reactions and comments on the singing trio:


Anggun: I did not see that coming…With your outfit and the voice, you really got our attention.


David: I’m going to say YES!


Van Ness: ...alright yes!


Mel C: You are so entertaining and so much fun…YES!



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Do you have what it takes to be Jose Cuervo's Don of Tequila?


Last Tuesday, Jose Cuervo officially launched the Search for the Dons of Tequila in Philippines, held at the Treehouse at A. Venue Makati. 

Jose Cuervo’s Dons of Tequila is a global search for the next hero of tequila, who has the craft, passion, and bravery required to make the world's most popular tequila, that will continue the legacy of the 250-year-old brand. 
“Jose Cuervo has, in over 250 years of family and company history, demonstrated the grit, expertise, and uncompromising passion for quality required to be and to remain the world’s number one tequila. Becoming a Don of Tequila is the ultimate accolade awarded only to those who truly deserve it. Bartenders from all over the country will really need to show the judges that they have the cojones to be worthy of being called Don.” - Charles Wright, Senior Commercial Manager – Southeast Asia and India for Jose Cuervo International
Ten bartenders in the Philippines will be selected to compete in the National Finals to be held on July 6, 2015. The finalists will be guided by these mentors/instigators:

  • Jerry Miranda - Prive Luxury Club's cocktail bartender and Diageo Reserve World Class 2014 winner
  • Genrev Bacasno - T.G.I. Friday's pride who recently won 2nd runner-up at the 23rd Annual World Bartender Championship
  • Divine Lee - celebrity mentor 

The mentors will be leading a Bartenders Bootcamp where the finalists can showcase and enhance their creativity, technical knowledge, and personality. They will be judged by their mentors together with the Jose Cuervo Brand Ambassadors against the following criteria:

  • Creativity
  • Technical Know-how
  • Personality
  • Tasters Votes 

The winner in the national finals will receive:

  • the title of "Don of Tequila - Philippines" 
  • Jose Cuervo products and premium items
  • An all-expense paid trip to Mexico where he/she will represent the country in the Jose Cuervo Dons of Tequila Global Finals at La Rojeña in the town of Tequila, Mexico. 

If you' interested to join, here are the mechanics:

  1. Visit www.DonsofTequila.com and create a new Jose Cuervo shot serve – a new way to serve a shot of Jose Cuervo Gold, or an innovative shot-size mix using Jose Cuervo Silver.
  2. Entrants must enter their details along with a name for their serve, an explanation of how they made the drink, and how it captures the spirit of the Dons. 
  3. Entrants must upload a photo with the online form. 
  4. Shortlisted entrants will be notified via email.

Fore more information, visit www.DonsofTequila.com.


TEQUILA COCKTAILS

We're used to having tequila shots with salt and lemon. Did you know you can also have it in your cocktail drinks? Check out these cocktail recipes worth trying with your Jose Cuervo's tequila:













How do you want your tequila served? Share your thoughts in the comment section below. 



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Asia's Got Talent Auditions: Gwyneth Dorado


This cute little 10-year old girl got a standing ovation from the judges as she showcased her guitar skills and hit the high notes in her rendition of Katy Perry’s Roar.

Here are the judges' reactions and their remarkable comments about Gwen’s performance:



Mel C: "I like your attitude...very powerful!"


Van Ness Wu: "You're like the cutest little thing. The confidence that you have up there and you feel so comfortable even with the guitar too. Great performance! I just...mahal kita"


Anggun: "It's funny you walking in with the guitar taller than you are...and you have that super smile...and you have that big voice...very promising!"


David Foster: “Being a good star is not just having a good voice and you’ve got that covered and I can’t imagine how good you’re gonna sound when you’re 13 or 14 or 15…and this business has a place for you."

Before the judges gave their votes, Gwen asked David to sign her guitar, which the latter, gladly did.

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Toby's Sports Garage Sale

Get up to 70% off on shoes, apparels, and equipments from your favorite sports brands in Toby's Sports Garage. Brands like Nike, Adidas, Asics, Runnr, Brooks, Molten, RSL, Newton, Spalding, Yonex, Mitre, Berghaus, KangaROOS, PBA, Gilas, and Proteus will be participating in the event.

Visit Toby's Sports Garage Sale at the Quorum Centre, C. Raymundo Ave., Pasig City from March 26-29, 2015.

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Piso Ramen at Nomama

Experience Nomama's artisan ramen for only Php1! 

This might be a bittersweet to all ramen lovers out there because Nomama will be temporarily closing its doors and before that happens, they want everyone to experience and have a taste of their artisan ramen. To avail, buy a regular bowl at the regular price and get a junior bowl for only Php1.

This promo is valid until March 31, 2015. For reservations, call 6318159.

For those who are wondering why Nomama is closing, check out Chef Him's message below:




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Havaianas celebrates National Flip-Flops Day

March 27 is National Flip-Flops Day


To celebrate this event, Havaianas is up for exciting promos and surprises to all Havaianaticos out there:
  • Get a chance to win a new pair of flip-flops in Havaianas Selfeet Contest.
    Click here for the complete mechanics

  • Enjoy 20% off on all Havaianas flip-flops at All Flip-Flops stores nationwide on March 27, 2015.


  • Early-bird giveaways from Beach Hut & Cupcakes by Sonja.
    Cupcake coupons will be released only at these All Flip-Flops branches: SM Megamall, Bonifacio High Street, Trinoma, and Glorietta.

  • Afternoon treats from Pepper Lunch and Vita Coco

  • Get spotted wearing your Havaianas flip-flops and you might bring home your very own flip-floats!

  • Avail this getaway bag for only Php375 with a minimum purchase of Php1,500 worth or any two pairs of flip-flops (Available from March 20 to April 30, 2015)


  • Get a chance to own a Havaianas Original, an adaptation of the very first Havaianas model from 1962, available on March 27, 2015 at these selected stores:

All Flip-Flops TriNoma
All Flip-Flops SM Mall of Asia
All Flip-Flops SM Megammall
All Flip-Flops SM North EDSA Annex
All Flip-Flops Bonifacio High Street
All Flip-Flops SM Pampanga
Red Dot Laoag
Le Kitsch
Sole Patrol
All Flip-Flops SM Clark
All Flip-Flops SM Tarlac
All Flip-Flops Harbor Point
Royal Subic Duty Free
All Flip-Flops SM Bacolod
All Flip-Flops SM Iloilo
All Flip-Flops by the Beach (Boracay)
All Flip-Flops SM Cebu
All Flip-Flops SM Consolacion
All Flip-Flops Ayala Center Cebu
All Flip-Flops Abreeza Mall
All Flip-Flops SM Ecoland
Martish (Bajada, Davao City)
All Flip-Flops SM CDO





March 27 is National Flip-Flops Day To celebrate this event, Havaianas is up for exciting promos and surprises to all Havaianaticos out...

Havaianas Selfeet Contest for National Flip-Flops Day

Get a chance to win a new pair of Havaianas flip flops!

To join, take a #selfeet wearing your Havaianas flip-flops. Post it on your Instagram or Twitter account (make sure your profile is set to Public) with the hashtags #selfeet and #nationalflipflopsdayph and tag @havaianasphils. The most creative #selfeet wins the prize. 

Deadline of submission of entries is on March 27, 2015.



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Lazada Celebrates Third Year Anniversary with a 3-Day Shopping Extravaganza



Lazada Philippines, a part of Lazada Group which operates Southeast Asia’s number one online shopping and selling destination, is celebrating its third anniversary this month with three days of sales from March 24 - 26, 2015. Following the success of the Online Revolution campaign last 2014 and the Mobile Power Sale last February 2015, consumers can expect more from the upcoming birthday sales.

As a way of saying thank you to everyone who has been supporting them through the years, checkout this list of exciting activities that's going to happen in the 3-day birthday shopping extravaganza:
  • 3 Days of Flash Deals on exciting products from 8:00 AM until 8:00 PM;
  • Announcement of Discount Vouchers for the Night Shoppers (12:01 AM – 7:59 PM);
  • Best-selling Items marked at its best prices;
  • Fun contests and games on the Lazada PH Facebook Fanpage;
  • Hot discounts and bundles available on the Lazada Mobile App
Inanc Balci, Co-Founder and CEO
Lazada Philippines

“We are delighted to be celebrating our third year of rapid growth this month. Looking ahead, Lazada will continue to focus on increasing its assortment range, expand our logistics infrastructure and payment solutions to further enhance the effortless shopping experience for our customers,” says Inanc Balci, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Lazada Philippines.

“We thank our customers for their support and hope they will enjoy the birthday sale promotions as part of Lazada’s anniversary celebration.” - Inanc Balci added.





Get a chance to be part of the biggest birthday extravaganza from Lazada.com.ph. Simply log on to www.lazada.com.ph and on the Lazada Mobile App.

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