Ipanema’s Urban Fashion Jungle Event Wows Davao Fashionistas

Ipanema‘s mystical creatures and Davao’s fashion animals converged in a night of glamour and majestic mystery unfolded at the Urban Jungle Fashion Show in Abreeza Mall, Davao City last Friday, October 12.

The jungle-inspired stage (mind you, the sounds and the beat of the drums made me feel like I was in forests of Rio de Janeiro, too!)

The seamless dances and moves were remarkable

fierce fashion animal

Ipanema’s latest flipflops collection were artistically presented in a jungle-inspired fashion show, showcasing bold prints and vibrant colors set to  capture the wild side of both men and women. My eyes feasted on an hour’s worth of graceful movements to showcase the new flipflops in their splendid glory. I bet Ipanema fans present during the event were already contemplating of adding a pair or two to their collection.

artistic display of thumping and jumping in the demi-jungle stage

some designs of the Ipanema Jungle collection

The show was presented by Ipanema Philippines, in coordination by Bambu Ventures, Inc ( dealer of  our favorite Brazilian footwears: Ipanema, Grendha and Rider )led by owner/President Mr. Patxi Elizalde.

This blogger’s pose alongside the fierce ‘Ipanema ‘creatures’

It was such an experience to be part of the digital media to cover the event. Cheers to more exciting events and shows in the future. =)

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Ipanema Sponsors Urban Jungle Fashion Show In Davao

Heads up Ipanema fans!

After its well-attended show in Bonifacio High Street in Manila last May, your favorite brand of fliplops from Brazil is now going to set the ramp at The Abreeza on fire as they present their newest and fiercest collection on Friday, October 12, live at the Activity Center, The Abreeza Mall, Davao City.

Make your soles happy

Be ready to roar as they showcase a vibrant mystery every die-hard Ipanema fan would love to unravel. Expect to delight your eyes with the colorful, eye-catching and sensual designs the ‘most sold flipflop in the world has been famous for.

Footsie animals

Be there when it happens. See you there! Visit Ipanema Philippines’ Facebook page for more details.

Jungle mystery for every Ipanema fan

Note: I am one of the (lucky!) Davao bloggers who were invited to witness this fab event, so expect an after-event write-up in the next few days ~~~louise

My Hodgy Podgy Self (Part1)

Yesterday during  one of my so-called idle FB moments, I took a personality quiz similar to the one posted by a friend.  It was quite amusing to know what the result told me about myself. Dig this, it says, I am the pleasant kind of person who exudes an aura that makes another person happy. Sheesh. This is not to say that all those crazy quizzes and stuff  are always true, but, yeah, that is partly correct (**wink**blush**)

I’d always  think that I am a positive person and easy to please and get along with, but the thought led me to think about the other things people may not know about me.

In Facebook, prolly all they could see is my outgoing self, just looking at my pictures with friends, family and the ones taken during my travels and stuff.  Some may think, too, that I am just wasting time away playing Mafia Wars forever. LOL. Hmm, could be.

Here are some bits and pieces of myself:

1. SEO Person/ Website Content Writer – This is the main reason I go online most hours in the morning and in my evening. I sit infront of my PC at home posting blogs, links, press releases, editing and other SEO related tasks for work.  ( Believe me, this may sound posh but during hectic days, like month-end, it can also be nerve wracking, boring, eye-popping and shitty but pays… well…good enough to satisfy some wants and needs). This job doesn’t require me to shop for clothes and shoes for work and I save transportation expense. My overhead however  are electricity, PC maintenance and monthly internet subscription.

2. (Stage!)Mother of 3 active, adorable,smart [and sometimes annoying] kids… – Just imagine me, infront of the PC while all these creatures  hugging and kissing me. On some days, they piss me off when they endlessly bug me and when they argue over PC games or just plainly outsmarting each other with their antics leading one of them to cry, etc. So, just think of the stress a mother like me can have but more importantly, savor the fact that I can be with them and see them while I’m at work.  It is so easy to forget about all the worries even just for awhile and just jump on the bed and  hug them ( yes, they love hugs!). I thank God, my children are sweet. They say, “I love you” all the time, too.

But of course, my kids are smart and critical to tell me sometimes that I am so engrossed at work that I don’t hear what they had to say, that I just nod but never really listened. Ughh, that’s the downside. Yes, I’m not perfect but trying to be better.

3. Sales Person – I  have always been the business-minded kind of person. I started my marketing career in 2nd grade, no one really taught me how, I remember buying 10 pcs of candies that came with a toy from a neighborhood store and started selling them to my classmates. The rest is as they say, history. 27 years later, it’s make-up, colognes, concert tickets, clothing, health and wellness, underwear  or just about anything. Hey, do you need something???  😀

I’ll do part 2 very soon, my client is about to kill me..Toodles 😉

The Making of A Ninja Dragon

Have you ever wished to be someone you are not?

Have you ever found yourself  dreaming to be the character that is far beyond what you ever imagined to be?

You watch way too many movies, you might quickly say.

For starters, I wished to be as effortlessly beautiful as my cousin’s Barbie Doll when I was 10. ( My cousin’s because I never owned one, geez,  ’twas so expensive back then!)  Barbie was the so-called eptiome of a perfect woman  with her long and semi-curly blond locks, shapely legs, evenly toned skin, pretty chiseled nose and curvaceously slim body that would allow her to wear fancy and fashionable wardrobe.

Well, today, this infamous doll could still probably be something that every little girl wishes to look like when she grows up, but at least , more and more individuals have opened their eyes and become wise enough  to know that not all are blessed with such great bod~~ some plump, some too thin, short, tall, dark-skinned… etc .

And what about our favorite superheroes? Come on, don’t be shy, admit it that once in you life, you have secretly wished you had some power to teleport and travel through space and time. I want to have that power too, and been wondering like forever if that be ever possible.

We have seen some kids in school who were bullied and abused so bad by their ‘monster’  classmates, ‘evil’ neighborhood kids ; and cruel and mean step/and or biological parents . I bet these kids swore hard, wishing they were gifted with the power to transform into raging  and beastly characters such as the ones in those games today called Warcraft and the like.

Not a few kids, too, may have thought about having the ability to be fiery dragons,  spewing fire  to anyone who tries to make fun or hurt them.

It is just funny how we come so vivid, creating wild imagination in our heads like a giant LCD TV. But we get past that, we mature, we grow up and see things as they are and deal with them as realistically as possible.  And sadly though, some people never moved on and just remained stuck in their playland indefinetely.

I never did grow up to be like Barbie but I feel good about myself and the people around me.

And to the well-meaning ninja dragons out there, keep kicking asses and kill the bullies!