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Monday, September 24, 2012

Ethan Allen: A Taste of Timeless Series

I got invited to Ethan Allen's event called A Taste of Timeless Series. There are 3 events for the year, 1st was about wine, 2nd on couture and 3rd about watches.  
Since I am a fan of fashion, of course I got invited in this particular event.  There was a special tie-up with Mr. Jun Escario, which I think is a genius designer!  He is one of the.. and sought after designer for the stars.  His gowns are just sophisticated and flatters a woman's figure.

The event was attended by Ethan Allen clients and members of the press.   Cocktails were prepared by Bizu, and such fabulous desserts of course!  

I enjoyed the rest of the night as I am with former colleagues, it's nice to see them again!

A Taste of Timeless Series: Beyond Trends
Cupcake giveaways: Vanilla and Earl Grey.  Earl Grey is particularly good!
The gowns of Mr. Jun Escario
One of my favorite photos I ever took!  The lovely ladies of Ethan Allen
My favorite piece.  Love the color and cut and what a gorgeous neckline!
With Ethan Allen Brand Manager Millet Valdes
With Cathy Belizario (Store Manager, Designer), Michelle Syyap (MMPI) and Aline Lopez (AVP for Marketing, Home Furnishings)

I was wearing:
top: Mango
bag: Louis Vuitton
coral earrings: Forever21
lip colour: Russian Red from MAC

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Sunday, September 9, 2012

Shanghai: Gorgeous City

I know, I know it's been awhile, but here I am ready to talk about my latest travel in Shanghai!  
Shanghai is such a wonderful city, the skycrapers are just fabulous! I love the mix of modern and 19th century architecture.  Walking along the streets of Shanghai is fascinating, I got to see different details like flower vendors, cherry vendors and then on the other side I see the gorgeous Louis Vuitton store at Plaza 66 or the Gucci store in Golden Eagle Mall.  In my opinion the city is so diverse, you get to see the old and historical on the other side and the new and modern on the other. 

I walked around Shanghai until 11pm and I felt safe!  Walking along Nanjing road was wonderful because there were different vendors of scarves (40yuan) and iPhone cases (at 10yuan!) and other stuff including books and journals!

Shanghai August weather is pretty hot.  We thought though there was a storm coming but fortunately a sudden change of direction.  But of course in preparation, I got a black raincoat from Uniqlo just in case it rained. 

I think Shanghai is a privileged market, in terms of fashion.  The big brands present (Gucci, LV, Prada, Balenciaga etc) have items available there which I haven't seen in Hongkong, Singapore or Philippines.  

Personally, I still choose Hongkong as my shopping mecca, as it is less expensive than Shanghai.  But I highly recommend Shanghai to be visited as there are a lot of sights to discover and relish!

view from our hotel room, JC Mandarin Oriental.  I can already see the mix of modern and historical architecture
When you're in Shanghai one should have a picture with the its famous skyline
The Bund
 Side streets along Nanjing Road
Fabulous architecture along Nanjing Road
The gorgeous Yuyuan Gardens!

Shopping in Shanghai
the newly opened Louis Vuitton store at Plaza 66
So far the most fabulous GAP store I have seen
I just love this gown from McQueen
Xintiandi Plaza
Me and my colleagues playing with our iPhones at I.T. store in Xintiandi Plaza
Cute little kiosks at Xintiandi
So far the biggest apple store I have seen
 Cute finds from the kiosks at Yuyuan Gardens
Shanghai Story in Yuyuan Gardens - I just love these exquisite silk scarves!
I know, I know, I look so happy to be in Shanghai! Haha!

I have a lot of photos from Shanghai, but I can't show them all in one post!  Expect a part two friends!

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