If you’re the sophisticated type of woman, the carefully handcrafted pieces by CERU STATEMENT PIECES are for you. As you can see here, they use metals, beads and wires to make accessories fit for the modern young woman.
Look at some of their products here. (These are my favorites @-) )
VISIT AND ADD THEIR PAGE HERE: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001348159293
ANYWAY, OFF TO THE GIVEAWAY!
1 WINNER OF THIS NECKLACE WITH RED TASSLE
1 WINNER OF THE DREAMCATCHER NECKLACE
1 WINNER OF THESE BEADED ITEMS (necklace and bracelet, from their latest collection)
FOR A TOTAL OF THREE WINNERS!
Promo runs until Feb 20, 11:30 pm (may vary) EXTENDED! FEB.25,2012! :D
MANDATORY PROCEDURES FOR TUMBLR USERS=12 entries
MANDATORY PROCEDURES FOR NON-TUMBLR USERS= 12 entries
FOR INSTANT 20 ENTRIES:blog about their online shop, provided with a link of their fb page, photos and description. In short feature their amazing online shop in your blog!
FOR ANOTHER 10 entries: GO HERE and find out :) (valid until feb 17, 5pm ONLY)
EXTRA ENTRIES=14 entries
TO FINALIZE EVERYTHING, FILL UP THIS FORM
(just to be sure, i posted the link of the form here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEJpdFhvRDh2bW54eWZaTjc5ZjhfbFE6MQ#gid=0 )
Finally! After weeks of promotions, meet-ups, waiting for packages, meticulous thinking and decision making; I NOW PRESENT TO YOU MY FIRST EVER BLOG GIVEAWAY
- There will only be 4 winners, 1 for each package. thus all entries qualify for each package.
- Winners will be announced on Dec. 23, 2011, 11:00 pm
- Winners will be determined via Random.org
- Open for Philippine readers only
I kept the intro short because I know you’re excited. HAHAHA
BTW, I will not spoonfeed you with all the links because mostly are located in the right panel/below the post/ upper right corner/
WHAT YOU’LL WIN:
ADDITIONAL GIVEAWAY! these items will go to three packages. :)
MANDATORY PROCEDURES=6 entries
*if you don’t fill up the form all your clicks will be useless. :(
EXTRA ENTRIES=14 entries
FOLLOW/LIKE/ ADD THE SPONSORS=34 entries
There’s still a fifth package, so watch out for that too! SORRY FOR THE LATE POST! :( But, hopefully, this one’s worth the wait! SADLY, NO MORE FIFTH PACKAGE. BAD SPONSORS :(
I’ve had a stage in my life when I couldn’t get out of the house without wearing or bringing my trustworthy sunnies. A
ctually, I’m still like this, but on a much controlled level. HAHA I know we all love wearing shades and glasses because they add “fierce” and “funky” to our overall looks! PLUS, they cover up our big eyebags during those weeks of…sleepless nights. HAHAHA
SO, when I saw Paterno Store’s page in multiply, I automatically asked if they sponsor my first ever blog giveaway… and they said YES! :)
Paterno Eyewear store offers classic and vintage pieces with prices that range from 200-700. These are just of my favorite items from their store.
wayfarers never gets old.
VINTAGE! Someone buy me this one please? HAHAHA
This is only 200. BUY BUY BUY NOW! :>
Don’t forget to visit their store HERE, okay? See for yourself the items you want :>
TOXIC CANDY CLAY SHOP is a different kind of online accessory shop. WHY?
1) They use a different material for their products, CLAY! (duhh. haha)
just look at these hand crafted items. They’re too cute to pass.
2) They Recycle. Random “junk” such as legos, ribbons, keyboard keys and old toys are enhanced and creatively assembled to come up with a unique pieces.
INGENIOUS! Who would’ve thought!
3) They make personalized items
I’m planning to have one made for me. HMMM. These make cute Christmas gifts, right? :)
They will be sponsoring my first ever blog giveaway on dec 13, so please do watch out for that! In the mean time, browse through their accessories and buy one! :>
Despite my lack of funds, I still managed to buy these ultra cute rings! HOW? BECAUSE THEY WERE ON SALE! I just got them today and I’m very excited to wear them! :) VIEW THEIR ITEMS HERE. Hurry before it’s not too late!
Also, they will be one of (yes, there’s more) my sponsors for my future blog giveaway on Dec. 13, 2011. SO PLEASE WATCH OUT FOR THAT. :)
This post is entirely dedicated to the accessories I’ve drooled over in their first ever branch in Alabang Town Center.
They were divided into color/theme. :) *very organized :)
MY FAVORITE “COLLECTION”! :)
I want more earrings! studs will do for me because I like wearing necklaces more :) TEEHEE
The goal of “love DIVA” is to launch its amazing products to fashion enthusiasts ang newbie bloggers like me to learn the basics and what not in fashion/styling and blogging. It was strategically planned for old-time bloggers (big sisters) and newbies (little sisters) to interact and learn from each other. In line with all the lessons from pros in styling and blogging, the attendees were also able to see firsthand their new products. :) (We were the first 30+ people who saw their collection! :”>)
AGENDA: “Getting to know you” part, Bring me game (for those with pink stuff on ‘em), talk: about blogging by Kookie Buhain and Melai Entuna, styling talk by my big sister in that event: Tracy Ayson and co-iskolar Tin Iglesias, styling contest, handing out of certificates, accessory shopping and dinner at Cyma.
The event was hosted by Ms. Melai, ang raketista (got the term from her hehe)
Then followed by a short “bring me” game of specific pink items. (I won the “bring me a pink ring” part. TEEHEE! :”>)
Off to the main event—the talks. First to give us some tips in blogging was Kookie Buhain of Death by Platforms. Bottom-line of what she told was to be ourselves. Yes, that’s the gist. It may sound cliche but that’s why it’s cliche because it’s true in almost every situation. Never pose as someone else or be pretentious. Remember that your blog is a reflection of who you are, so don’t cover it up with what someone else thinks. Post as much as you can to update your blog but always remember that it should have content, or like what writers say…substance. You will gain readers if your blog has something worth reading.
Next up was a talk about opportunities you get from blogging by Melai Entuna. (MONEY!) I really looked forward to this talk since I also believe (just like Ms. Melai) that going online is the way to go! Seriously, it’s fast and easy, perfect for our busy and tech-dependent generation. From her advices, I’ve picked up that opening an online shop can open alot of doors for you: collabs with other bloggers, more readers, money, ads; a whole network! Venture into a lot of things, most fashion bloggers we see have also extended their expertise in modeling. :) “Market yourself”, the perfect example to support this tip would be Ms. Tricia Gosingtian. She is her own brand. Not that I’m saying that we should reach that level too, but who knows,right?! You work your way to the top. So start by talking to people and be connected. Go to events, blog about them, post pictures…make an EFFORT to inform people! You’ll never know what you’ll get from your connections. (PERKS)
Then the styling advice from Tin Iglesias and our big sister Tracy Ayson! (We were with them almost the whole event, saya nila kausap!) They told several tips and here’s what I remembered. You are not obliged to follow trends. Plain,simple and self-explanantory. Don’t be afraid to repeat your outfit… because it all depends on the styling. And, Tracy personally believes that when you really love a certain item from your wardrobe, you’d love wearing it…thus the repeat. I couldn’t agree more. What’s the point of buying an expensive dress/top/shoes if you’ll only use it once? Also,your wardrobe should include these key pieces (these are also known as “wardrobe staples” dagdag sa “fasyon vocab ko” HAHA) : classic black pumps, white button down shirt,blazer, neutral colored-pieces, etc. Lastly, I asked a question on what trend they are into lately. Tracy: classy & neutral pieces, Tin: sheer,animal print, grunge.
*the next paragraph is my own advice. (serreh na, na-inspire ako) So, with these items (and more, nakalimutan ko na ung iba :( ) the next step is how well you put them together. This is where your personal style comes in handy, the same dress worn by two different people will look totally different because of the styling. Add accessories, tuck in a top, wear a skirt as a top, add a blazer, or wear it as it is; it all depends on you and how you want to express yourself through the outfit. :) After all the outfit shenanigans, carry yourself well and be confident! A stunning top is nothing if you don’t carry it well.
After the talks and questions came the styling event! The blogger sisters grouped into one of the four corners of the store and put on love DIVA’s amazing accessories to the bloggers outfit. (yes, kami magsstyle sa blogger, nakaka-pressure. HAHA!) Here’s our attempt with tracy’s look.
BEFORE: crystal accessories AFTER: animal inspired accessories.
picture of other bloggers “accessorized” by their reader partners/sisters :)
winner: Ana Gonzales + sisters :) *photo from her blog :)
I really enjoyed using love DIVA’s accessories. The options are…confusing! (in a good way) too many good items, you’ll end up getting a handful. HAHA
(i dedicated a separate blog post just for their accessories)
Then…giving out of “diplomas”, awarding of “bring me” winners and shopping for our new accessories from love DIVA!
Photos with other bloggers Ana, Aisa Ipac and Tin! :”>
Photo of everyone! YIIII! :”> *photo from Ana Gonzales’ blog :)
I was actually overwhelmed with how generous the company was in giving us GCs worth 1k and treating us all out to dinner in a greek restaurant. To add to that, the overall atmosphere, the crowd of bloggers and love DIVA people were all so nice and kind. They talked to us and made an effort to remember all our names! They were all so open in giving advices and sharing their experiences, napaka-humble nila, no wonder they are where they are now because they’ve managed to keep their heads on the ground.
This event was a total success! Congratulations to love DIVA and all the organizers and participants!
***I have two more posts about the love DIVA event, wait for ‘em THANKS! :)