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{Rajo Laurel + Bench} Perfume = Rajo Uno & Rajo Dos

From my past blog post about the Rajo Laurel + Bench Fashion Show, here I am talking about the latest Perfume line of Bench + Rajo Laurel, Rajo Uno and Rajo Dos.

As I was about to exit the Function room where the event was held, what first caught my attention was the simple and classic packaging of the perfume. Wood and Glass, both of which are one of my favorite materials.

Perfume tells the story of a person through the sense of smell. 

I’m certainly no Perfume expert but I do know that Perfume is an accessory that is needed in any outfit that can either make or break it.

Rajo Dos is more of me when I tried it on during the event.

It reminds me of freshness, sea breeze, calmness and a dash of friendliness. hehe. I think I just describe my hometown, Cebu.

And what’s amazing is the value of the product which is around 400 php +.

So what are you waiting for, go to your nearest Bench store, and get your very own Rajo Uno or/and Rajo Dos.

Yours Truly,



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Bench + Rajo Show 2012

It was very timing that my Manila trip was in lined with Philippine Fashion Week. I’m very thankful by Rajo, himself for inviting me and putting me on the list and to bring some of my friends. Officially, this is my first time attending Philippine Fashion Week and I’m really excited for the incoming ones. Thank you once again, Rajo and excited to see you soon!

Anyway, back to the show, as requested to show family and friends support to Rajo, we were told to wear pink. And this is what I wore holding the new Eau De Toilette of Bench + Rajo Laurel, Rajo Dos. I’ll show you more details of his new perfume at the end of this post or maybe some other post. hhhmm.

Ascot from Tokyo, H&M Button-Down Shirt, Belt from Tokyo, Fossil Watch, Neil Felipp Rings, H&M Chinos, Aldo Shoes

If you want to get to know the concept behind the Fashion show, you can visit the post of Rajo Laurel’s Blog, here.

Sam Concepcion

The crowd was screaming for this boy and he goes by the name of

Enchong Dee

There was so much ENERGY!!

I was amazed when I saw these male dancers dancing, jumping and all kinds of body action gracefully. And they were doing it all in 4″ –  5″ heels!

Color Bonanza!

Street dance / competition, Color Bonanza, and Fashion = this show

Go Joey Mead!

Loving the feather headpiece and wondering if I can find something similar in Cebu.

Then there were drums beating and all of sudden these group of CheerDance Groups came out with gymnast moves.

Super Proud to see that UP was one of them! Go fellow Isko & Iska!

Then the marching bands converge in the middle of the stage. Can you find where Rajo is here?

Rajo giving his inspiring speech from humble beginnings to this bongga show!

Then Rajo teaching his Dance. I think it was Rajo Uno – Dos. hehe

The dancers and models grabbing people from the audience to join in.

From Fashion show, it became a Dance Club!

Rajo Laurel with the man behind Bench, Ben Chan dancing the Rajo Dance.

Photos with a few of the Personalities.

Candy Dizon

One of the best Jewellers in the country.

I had the pleasure of meeting with her during the Manila Fame last March. If you want to know more about her, you can visit her blog here.

Francis Libiran and Arsi Baltazar

See you, guys soon in Cebu!!

Nix Alanon

Venisse Laurel – Hermano

Borgy Manotoc

Denise Laurel

Carlos Concepcion

Robby Carmona

I’ve been wanting to have a picture with him when I was part of the Bench Show in Cebu and I was super happy that he remembered me. Butterflies. haha

A few ladies who I just love the dresses. Of course, all by Rajo Laurel.

At the same time, there was a Bench Booth showcasing the collaboration of Bench and Rajo Laurel.

And here is one of them, The Rajo Uno and Rajo Dos Perfume Line.

I brought this one home. The scent was more of me than the Uno.

If you want to know more about the journey  that became to be this amazing collaboration, you can visit Rajo Laurel’s blog, here.

All in all, it was an energetic, fantastic, colorful and interactive fashion show. And once again, I would want to thank Rajo Laurel for inviting me. And HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! More power to you and your endeavors!!! Excited to see you soon!!

More to come everyone.

Yours Truly,


P.S. I guess I will talk more about the perfume in another post because it deserves it.

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PFW – Menswear Holiday 2012

Jian Maverick Lasala ( SUPER PROUD OF YOU!!!), Jeremiah Limsico, Brian Tenorio and me.

Thank you once again to Brian and Jeremiah for letting me tag along with you, guys with Philippine Fashion Week

Yours Truly,


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Manila Escapade

Just came back from my Manila Escapade. Super excited for three major collaborations this coming September with three MAJOR MAJOR Designers!! My little designer heart was in the heavens while I was conversing with them.

And to add to the wonderful blessings, Neil Felipp pieces will soon be in the following stores in Manila, Firma, Cura V and House of Laurel!

Love waking up to this view every morning.

While waiting, I decided to play with the mirror of this designer’s boutique. If only you know who’s boutique this is. One of my collaborations. hehe.

 Neil Felipp‘s Long live the Royal Queen Ring, Aldo Shoes

More post heading your way especially on my adventures with Philippine Fashion Week.

Watch out for that.

Yours Truly,


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Let us be Super Friends

As some of you would know me, there is this little geek within me and when I saw these DC Short Films, it was like love at first sight. These Short Films come from Lauren Faust, the woman behind  “My Little Pony: Friendship and Powerpuff Girls”.


Yours Truly,


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Frolicking around the Merlion City

In the first few days that my family and I were in Singapore, my siblings immediately rushed to H&M and what was really great when we there, it was timing there was a sale ongoing and they are giving a 10 SGD gift certificate if you reach a certain amount. LOVE!

The next day, we then took a tour and frolic the streets of the Merlion City

I don’t know what I was thinking here. Just having fun. If you can think of a good caption here, put it in the comment. hehe,

One of the first stops that we went was ChinaTown. 

Loving the Architectural detail of this Buddhist Temple. Inspiration = Ideas. Hhhmmm

Munching some Egg Tarts with the siblings and grabbing some delicious tea to enjoy back home.

Afterwards, we then went to the Botanical Gardens which is one of my favorite spots in Singapore. Orchids has always been one of my top interests because at a young age, I was exposed to them by mom and my Nanay (grandmother). One day, I will have my own Orchid Plantation and share it to the world.

Had to take a picture. Orchid Orgasm. hahaha

The first thing when you enter the garden is this Orchid Stalk that was dipped in gold. Just look at how huge this piece is.

Detail shot of this beauty

H&M white collar blue shirt, Rustan’s Woven Leather Belt, Uniqlo Shorts, Folded & Hung Bag, Sperry Top Sider

Here are some of my favorite orchids that I took. Inspiration for maybe some of my incoming collections.

Then take a break of this Summer heat.

 Then frolic again.

And maybe goof a little bit of here and there.

Squirrel! Didn’t expect to see that here.

And as a last shot of this fun day, with Nanay (Grandmother).

There is still more to come as I show you the mayhem that we have made in Universal Studios – Singapore.

Yours Truly,


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