Carnival de Rainhas at Rockwell this Sunday

Enjoy great food, fun games and sweet bargains at Carnival de Rainhas, a carnival and bazaar rolled into one, presented by Regina Iustitiae Sorority this September 18, 2011 at the Rockwell Tent from 10 AM-10 PM.
More than 50 concessionaires will offer food, clothes, bags, accessories, and toys for sale; game booths, face painting, balloon twisting, glitter and henna tattoos, cotton candy, photo booth, caricature art, and tarot card reading.
Win raffle prizes, including a trip to Boracay and Yellow Cab gift certificates.

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Carnival de Rainhas or “Carnival of Queens” is an annual festival held in Bethlehem, Brazil, celebrated a month before Easter and serves as a farewell to negative experiences of the past year.
Similarly, this event serves as the sorority’s farewell to the past school year, ushering a new one in celebration of its 6th anniversary.
Being the oldest sorority in the Ateneo Law School with the most number of bar topnotchers, Regina Iustitiae’s vision is to be a catalyst for women empowerment, seeking to produce excellent women lawyers.
The sorority is proud of its annual bar operations, where it takes care of its barrister sisses by providing for reviewers, hotel accommodations, food and other needs to ensure they are successful in passing the bar.
In line with this, all proceeds of Carnival de Rainhas will benefit the bar operations.

Entrance fee: Php 100, which comes with a free game
The event is made possible through the sponsorship of Yellow Cab, Petron and Seair.

Ensembles presents Religioso collab for Holiday 2011

Known for changing the landscape of corporate wear, Ensembles continues to pioneer wearable collaborations through its Designer Series, working in the past with designers like James Reyes, Debbie Co and Louis Claparols.
Now Ensembles is proud to collaborate with designing duo Religioso for its Holiday 2011 Collection.

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For Ensembles Holiday 2011 Designer Series, Religioso puts their signature pleats and bows on classic pieces that are subtle yet structured, color blocked or pleated. The collection will hit Ensembles stores on September 16.

Color Blocked Dress, P1695 Dress with Origami Detail, P1995
Two-Toned Cocktail Dress, P1895Dress with Origami Detail_red P1995
Top with Shell Pleats, P1495Top with shell Pleats_black P1495

Sisters Yvette Religioso-Ilagan and Choc Religioso-Dayrit recently celebrated their 4th anniversary in the fashion industry. They started by doing weddings in 2005 before starting their own clothing brand Religioso in 2006. Their main women’s line embodies the stylish empowered woman of the new millennium, inspired by genteel well-dressed women of the past. This makes Ensembles and Religioso a perfect tandem: female, flattering, empowering, timeless.

Choc and Yvette

To know more, go to http://www.ensembles.com.ph
http://www.facebook.com/EnsemblesOnline
http://twitter.com/EnsemblesOnline

Team Jake

I’m nursing a high school crush on Jake Rosati of MTV’s new series, Awkward.
Played by actor Brett Davern, Jake is quite ordinary in the looks department, bruth to tell, there are no hot guys in Awkward. The hottest guy would probably be Jenna Hamilton’s dad (closer to my age group). But I find Jake so cute because he’s such a nice guy.

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As Class President, that means he’s also smart and popular enough to be elected by the student body. He can hang with the cool guys as well as the geeks.
He’s dating a pretty blonde cheerleader, but secretly in love with an ordinary girl named Jenna Hamilton.
That doesn’t make him a bad guy. I mean haven’t you been in a relationship (not married) and secretly wished you were with someone else?

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This is where Jake is at and the way he drops hints at Jenna (who is into Jake’s best friend Matty) makes me feel giddy and high school again.

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I actually followed Brett Davern on Twitter.
As for his acting ability, while in high school he earned a scholarship to Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center, whose impressive alumni includes Oscar nominees Robert Downey, Jr. and Natalie Portman, and Emmy Award-winner Jon Cryer.
Google told me he 29 years old, playing a convincing 16- or 17-year-old high school student.
That means he already has a brain and is not a baby!

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Too young for me, but good enough for Grace who is 33. (We had this discussion on the phone earlier.)
Of course this is all so dumb because we are in love with the fictional character, Jake Rosati, and not the actor Brett Davern—who are totally different people.
That said, I am obsessed with Awkward and cannot wait for the next episodes.

http://www.mtv.com/shows/awkward/

I’m beck!

I had a mission to buy shoes and a bag while in Singapore, and I got those and more. Not bad for only two days of shopping. I got three pairs of shoes and finally, the PS Selma chair I’ve been eyeing for years in Ikea.

Ikea chair

I love this chair because it comes with “pages” of printed graphic cushions.
You can adjust the seat to the height or print you want. This was the Hong Kong price (HK$2,990 = Php 16,300)

Nice Ikea chair

The New York price (US$349 = Php 14,800)

ICFF 09: IKEA PS Collection

In Singapore it cost SG$399 (Php 17,000, but with the GST refund, maybe the same as HK price).
It took me a while to buy the chair (about six different trips) because I was afraid of its size and 18-kg. weight. Turns out the box wasn’t as big as I thought. Ana helped me tie it.

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I was able to check it in the plane earlier (no overweight, so yay!!).
Another thing I really wanted was the Nightingale trolley by Givenchy.
For a few years now I’ve been using the same Chanel trolley and lamenting that you once you put your laptop in, you can’t really put a whole lot of things inside.

I love my closet

I love bags with wheels. This is the trolley on Rachel Bilson

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Then the Givenchy trolley came out, and thought hey that looks cute, though it looks a little big and heavy

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But not on Blake Lively

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It took me two trips to Singapore to decide that I need it, so my Dad got me one and it fits in the overhead compartment! Yay!

Nightingale trolley

So yes the trip was a success and I’m glad to be back.

Tempur winners!

As a special promo for Chuvaness readers, Tempur Philippines offered to give away  five sleep masks when their Facebook following reached 1,000.

Tempur sleep mask

The five winners are:
Elizabeth Marie Teotico
Kimberly Arevalo
Michelle Dacanay
Anna Margarita Abesamis
Kristine Torreno

Upon reaching 2,000 followers, they would give away three Symphony pillows

Tempur Symphony pillow

The three winners are:
Mark Evan Lim
Ana Margarita Comia
Lloyda Lim

Looks like Ana Margarita Comia already got her prize!

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As a final treat, Tempur Philippines is giving away a brand new iPad 2 (wifi, 16 GB) when the number reaches 3,000.

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And you still have time to join! Only 250 followers left before the number reaches 3,000.
Hurry and  find out how to qualify! Click HERE

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