I first wrote about H&M (Hennes & Mauritz, Inc.) CDO and about what it will be like to be a part of their team months ago. Now, H&M CDO is finally opening! The Cagayan de Oro H&M store is part of their continuous expansion in the southern part of Philippine shores and will serve as its 18th store in the country. Are you excited yet? Because you bet I am!
The over 1,500 square meter, 2-story store will welcome shoppers on October 27, 2016, 11 AM at Centrio Mall at CM Recto Avenue corner Corrales Avenue, Cagayan de Oro.
Follow my Facebook page and Instagram for behind-the-scenes updates!
“The response from our Mindanao customers, after we opened our 1 st store in Davao just last month, has been incredible! We look forward to catering to even more of the same vibran...
One of the highlights of the much-awaited Higalaay Kagay-an Festival 2014 is the 3rd Mindanao Fashion Summit, a convergence of some of Mindanao's most talented fashion designers. The 3-day event, which will be held on August 8 to 10, 2014 at the Rotunda of Limketkai Mall, Cagayan de Oro City, will showcase the works of the likes of Boogie Musni Rivera, Gil Macaibay III, Benjie Manuel, Mavy Cooper De Leon, Mark Christopher Yaranon, Alma Mae Roa and John Mark Magallanes.
One of the shows I'm pretty excited about is the Mindanaoan Show at 1PM on August 8. I heard there will be clothes made out of authentic Mindanao weaves and fabric!
Please click on the image for a larger view:
Thanks to ChadaCDO for the image!
See you at the 3rd Mindanao Fashion Summit!
SM Store has tapped British supermodel David Gandy as their newest image model for SM Men's Fashion and this hunk is coming to Manila! In my opinion, to get David Gandy is a very bold and wise move on the part of SM, especially since this 6'3" blue-eyed hunk was voted 3rd most successful model in the world by Forbes magazine in 2009 and continues to make waves in the fashion industry.
And, yes, ladies, David Gandy is that hottie in the Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue campaign:
Just how stylish is SM Store's newest endorser? During the 2012 Summer Olympics closing ceremony, David Gandy was the only male to walk the catwalk featuring British fashions and alongside female supermodels like Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss. David Gandy also modeled for so many well-known global brands.
The most awaited annual event of every Havaianatico (read: big fan of Havaianas) is finally here! The Make Your Own Havaianas 2013 Northern Mindanao event, which lets you customize your very own pair of Havaianas, will be held on August 17 and 18, 2013 at the Activity Center of Ayala Centrio Mall, Cagayan de Oro City.
Spruce Designer Network, which runs the Spruce and All Flip Flops stores, will again spearhead the #MYOHCDO2013 event. They're the same cool folks who made the MYOH CDO 2012, MYOH CDO 2011 and MYOH CDO 2010 events possible! In each of those events, I was able to customize my own Havaianas by choosing my preferred straps, soles and special pins.
So are you guys ready for this year's MYOH? Save up, save up and make your calendars. August 17 and 18, 2013! Don't forget to b...
Popular Korean fashion brand Basic House has opened its first store in Mindanao - the Basic House Cagayan de Oro branch. This is Basic House's fourth store in the Philippines. Basic House CDO is among the more than a hundred stores that offer fresh, classic and preppy ready-to-wear garments.
Established in Korea in 1996, Basic House currently has 158 stores in Korea. There are stores across Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Russia and the Philippines.
Visit Basic House CDO for classic and contemporary wear. You can find shirts, polo shirts, blazers, jackets, chinos, knit wear and even socks at Basic House Cagayan de Oro.
Check out the looks you can achieve with some of the pieces you can find at Basic House:
Basic House Cagayan de Oro is located at the 2nd floor,...
I was so excited when I got an invitation to attend the grand launch of MAC Cosmetics Archie's Girls Spring Collection 2013 in Cebu City. The timing was perfect! I was actually in Cebu for the Social Media Influencers Summit 2013 and I always welcome additional events to attend especially if time permits it anyway. So I immediately said yes to the invite-only MAC Archie's Girls launch in Cebu!
The MAC Archie's Girls makeup collection 2013 Cebu launch was held last March 16, 2013 at the Ayala Center Cebu Activity Center. The place was packed with so many eager MAC Cosmetics fans!
I spotted TV host Bianca Gonzales, celebrity makeup artist Jigs Mayuga and fashion bloggers Kryz Uy and Camille Co. I also met Atty. Christina Garcia-Frasco, the daughter of Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia and ...
This is your Mindanao Fashion Summit 2012 guide. I previously mentioned to you guys that Mindanaoan is an official media partner of the Mindanao Fashion Summit 2012. Now for those of you who want to catch the 3-day event, here are the Mindanaoan fashion designers who will be featured as well as their collections.
The Mindanao Fashion Summit 2012 will be held on December 5 to 7, 2012 January 4, 5 and 6, 2013 at the Rotunda of Lim Ket Kai Center, Cagayan de Oro City. [Note: the event was moved due to Typhoon Pablo] Notable fashion designers, various fashion brands, fashion writers and other prominent guests will be present during this 3-day event that will showcase the global design and fashion forecast for Spring/Summer 2013.
December 5, 2012 January 4, 2013 5 PM - Men's Wear
International brand MANGO is set to open its Ayala Centrio Cagayan de Oro branch on Sunday, December 2, 2012, 6PM at Level 1, Centrio Mall. MANGO, an international clothing design and manufacturing company, will finally open its very first flagship store (and not just an outlet store) in Cagayan de Oro City, Northern Mindanao, Philippines and I'll be there! :)
Thank you very much MANGO for the exclusive invitation! Mindanaoan is more than happy to cover the MANGO Centrio branch opening not only because I love their products (one of the MANGO pieces I own is this green MANGO suit that has survived the test of time!) but also because the people behind the launch are friends :)
Let's see if I can find a nice, new MANGO party dress on Sunday! Wish me luck :D
MANGO was founded in S...
The Mindanao Fashion Summit 2012 is a go, folks! And I'm pretty stoked about this :) After all, the Mindanao fashion industry is a burgeoning community and it deserves attention and praise :)
It's all systems go for the much-awaited Mindanao Fashion Summit 2012, a yearly collaboration of both veteran and up-and-coming fashion designers in Mindanao, on December 5 to 7, 2012 (5 PM on both December 5 and 6, 4 PM on the 7th) at the Rotunda, Lim Ket Kai Mall, Cagayan de Oro City.
The works of Frederick Peralta, Dong Omaga-Diaz, Ronaldo Arnaldo, Roel Rosal, Jeffrey Garde, Oscar Flores, Aztec Barba, Dodjie Batu and many more will be featured during the 3-day summit. Directors of the show include my dear friend Dennis Almazan :)
The 2012 Mindanao Fashion Summit is made possible by the Oro...
As I'm writing this, it's the 2nd day of Make Your Own Havaianas CDO 2012. So that means you have today and tomorrow to join MYOH CDO 2012! :) The Make Your Own Havaianas 2012 Cagayan de Oro leg covers Northern Mindanao and it kicked off yesterday, August 17, 2012. MYOH CDO 2012 will run until August 19, 2012 at the Limketkai Rotunda, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines.
A Make Your Own Havaianas event is where you can customize your own pair of Havaianas flip flops. It's that time of the year when Havaianaticos are given the chance to choose their desired sole, strap and pins. In other words, it's a chance for Havaianas lovers to design their very own - truly unique - pair. Moreover, it's only during MYOH events when specially designed soles and unique pins can be bought :)
This year i...
One of the things that model, endorser, blogger, photography enthusiast and entrepreneur Borgy Manotoc and I talked about during his recent visit here in Mindanao was his latest baby --- Dr. Martens Philippines.
Borgy's face practically lit up as soon as I asked him about the upcoming opening of Doc Martens Philippines --- you can really tell that he's very excited about his latest project. He was also amused when, upon asking where the new Dr. Martens Philippines concept store would be, I mentioned that area "near that yoghurt place."
"Yeah, that one! It's right across it. Of course you'd remember the yoghurt place," he said with a grin.
Borgy, along with his partners, is bringing the popular brand over. He currently runs the Bunker Obey store at the Ronac Art Center.
Remember my earlier blog post about the much awaited 2011 Havaianas Filipinas limited edition collection? I practically gushed at how pretty the three Havaianas Filipinas 2011 designs were. Who wouldn't? Not only are these new Havaianas flip flop designs colorful and definitely eye candy, they also showcase Philippine pride. The Havaianas Filipinas 2011 Limited Edition collection was also released in time for the 113th year of Philippine independence. Check out the Limited Edition 2011 Havaianas Filipinas Collection which even features the colors of the national flag --- blue, yellow, red and white!
Fast forward a few weeks later, this Mindanao blogger received a special package from my super cool friends over at Spruce! And it contained my very own Havaianas Filipinas 2011 pair :)
The Mindanao Fashion Summit 2011 is set to take place on August 1 to 6, 2011 at the Limketkai Center, Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao. Led by the Oro Fashion Designers Guild and in cooperation with the Department of Tourism Region X, the Mindanao Fashion Summit 2011 aims to showcase the works of notable and talented fashion designers from Mindanao.
According to the organizers of the 2011 Mindanao Fashion Summit, the objective of this event is to broaden fashion and brand awareness of all affiliated companies and organizations amongst the chic urban professional consumer community. It is designed and appealed to the tastemakers that take active roles in setting the mold for style in Mindanao and the hottest trends and over all ingenuity of Mindanaoan designers.
During the summit, please...
The Project Runway Philippines Third Season will start real soon! The people behind Project Runway Philippines recently announced the schedule of auditions around the Philippines. Budding fashion designers can go to 4 different areas around the Philippines to audition for one of the coveted slots in the third season of Project Runway Philippines!
Here in Mindanao, aspirants can go to Cagayan de Oro City on August 20 and 21, 2011 for the Project Runway Philippines - Mindanao audition. Coincidentally, there will also be a Mindanao Fashion Summit 2011 in Cagayan de Oro on that same month so I guess the organizers want to hit two birds with one stone :)
If you're interested to audition, just bring your birth certificate, portfolio and three completed outfits of your own design.
Because my first Make Your Own Havaianas experience last year was absolutely fun, I eagerly awaited the Make Your Own Havaianas 2010 event this year. Plus methinks the pair I meticulously "designed" last year badly needs a "hiatus" especially since I've been lugging it all around the country. Yep, it's a "well-traveled" pair - having been brought to various places in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. You see, my first MYOH pair was a staple in my traveling bag during the campaign period (May 2010 national elections) and I guess it's about time that I give it its much-deserved "rest."
So just imagine my excitement when I once again received an ultra special VIP invite from our very special friends over at Spruce, the exclusive distributor of Havaianas in northern and western Mindanao. Who cou...
For beach lovers like me, summer is our most favorite season! It's the perfect time to not only get that perfect summer tan but also the chance for one to flaunt that distinct summer style. And what better way to show your summer fashion sense than to wear a pair of Havaianas straight from its 2010 summer collection? The Havaianas summer collection 2010 flip flops are among summer fashion's staples. And swimsuits, bikinis, cover-ups and other types of beach wear can never be complete without that pretty pair of Havaianas slippers.
For the ultra hot months of April and May, hit the sandy beaches with these perfect pair of Havaianas flip flops. Check out their new designs that will surely complement the sun, sand and sea.
Fashion-forward mavens can look forward to a flip-flops collec...
More often than not, anybody who gets to visit General Santos City, Mindanao for the first time has this question: where can we find Pambansang Kamao Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao and is there any place where we can buy Pacquiao souvenirs? Well, for die hard Manny Pacquiao fans, fret no more!
During Mindanaoan's most recent visit to the Tuna Capital of the Philippines, she finally had the chance to visit the Team Pacquiao by Manny Pacquiao store in Robinson's GenSan! The Team Pacquiao store, located at the Ground Floor of the said General Santos City mall, sells a wide array of souvenir and gift items - from Manny Pacquiao shirts to Team Pacquiao jackets to pretty notebooks to Pacquiao keychains and Pacman lanyards!
Sizzle mah schizzle! Saturday, March 13, 2010 was an uber special day for ladies! In celebration of Women's Week, SM City Cagayan de Oro, along with top retail brands Penshoppe, Mint, Folded and Hung, Maldita and Bossini, hosted the "Hot Hunks Fashion Show" featuring no less than the current toast of the local fashion world, Brazilian-Japanese (Brapanese) hottie Akihiro Sato.
For the uninitiated, Akihiro Macieira Sato is a 6 ft 1 inch stunner born in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He used to model in Thailand but now he has decided to grace the Philippine shores with his amazing looks and pleasing disposition and has decided to live here for good!
Be still my heart!
So of course, who wouldn't want to go to SM City CDO to catch this cutie?
So along with some friends, Mindanaoan went ...
Hello, fellow Mindanaoans! Are you ready to flip-flop your way to a once-in-a-lifetime experience in Brazil? If you're a Havaianatico (i.e. a person who loves Havaianas and the Havaianas lifestyle) then do read on!
The answer to my earlier question better be a resounding YES as world-famous fashion brand Havaianas kicks off its new Happy Soles campaign for Havaianaticos 18 and above. This campaign celebrates the fact that Havaianas has been both a witness and a reminder of Filipinos’ happiest moments. A constant companion on everything from beach trips to food trips, Havaianas has trekked up mountains, walked down wedding aisles and danced under the pale moonlight. For many happy soles, Havaianas is a daily reminder of moments spent with friends and filled with laughter – moments that d...
With Valentine's Day just around the corner, have you fellow Mindanaoans thought of what to give your special someone in order to make February 14 extra special? Make this day of hearts special by rewarding yourself and your partner with a pair of fun and colorful Havaianas!
Because, really, there’s nothing more fun and more romantic than dressing up to match your partner.
This Valentine’s Day, gear up for your date by bringing out your shared sense of style. Match the colorful worlds at your feet with select styles of Havaianas, and add more happiness and romance to your relationship.
So whether your little rendezvous will happen in the city or out-of-town, here are some chic style suggestions to make your Valentine’s Day extra special.
Take Me to the Beach
Most couples he...
Mindanaoan will again be on a very-proud-sister-mode. My professional photographer brother Bon, along with fellow photographer Onat Neri, was invited to be one of the official sponsoring photographers of Miss Liceo Emerald, a pageant held at Liceo de Cagayan University, one of the bigger colleges in Northern Mindanao. The Miss Liceo Emerald pageant is only held every five (5) years so yes, it's pretty much a big deal.
Speaking of SPONSORS --- my brother Bon and I were treated shabbily and, I daresay, rather rudely, in a recent event. More about this in the succeeding days. Stay tuned.
Here are some of the photos taken of the Miss Liceo Emerald 2010 candidates:
More photos after the jump.
In the meantime, if you need a Filipino photographer for weddings, portraits, events etc, p...
I must admit, I used to be a very strict cheapskate. I have a penchant for saving money (which is a good thing, I should say) but during the past few years, I've slowly realized that treating myself to something nice and pretty and a little bit expensive isn't always a bad thing.
One of the things I've recently liked to splurge on are quality clothes - from shirts to cardigans to pretty tops to cargo pants to capris. I also like to buy clothes that I can wear during business meetings but at the same time can still pass off as a nice day-to-evening outfit. And one of the brands I like is Mango.
Mango is a Spanish clothing company based in Barcelona. It's the brand being endorsed by actress Penelope Cruz. I first had the chance to buy an item in one of the MNG by Mango stores in Manila a...
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