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Birthdays and blessings, Part 1
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It started with a dress.
My husband accompanied me to the Comme des Garçons flagship in Aoyama, and while I usually start on the right side of the store, Jeroen made a quick round before settling onto a chair to wait while I shopped.
“You have to look in there,” Jeroen urged me to look inside of the circular nooks in the store.
“You have to see what those girls are wearing,” he said excitedly.
I recognised one of the “girls” as the famous Japanese blogger and Comme des Garçons collector, Room Boy Pony.
I wanted to say, “Hello! I’m a fan! May I take your picture please??”
But this was Comme des Garçons and we are supposed to be cool and detached. Room Boy Pony left the store.
The other girl happened to be a Comme des Garçons sales assistant who was wearing this dress.

Comme des Garçons

Ah…I fell in love! Here it is on the runway (Photo: Style.com)

Comme des Garçons

And on the street

Comme des Garçons

I bought the dress not knowing where to wear it.
Back in Manila, I saw my clairvoyant therapist Jinky Amores, who said it is important for me to celebrate my birthday this year because of all the unfortunate events that have happened in the first quarter of 2014. It’s going to get better!
It had been seven years since I last had a big birthday party, so I went ahead and planned it.
Through the help of graphic designer Yodel Pe and Tinay Villamiel of Bleach, we created this throw pillow which was given out to 70 friends and family. (Photo: Hayden Kho)

Invitation

I imagined a place full of dots. Comme des Garçons was my peg for the decor.

Comme des Garçons

I found the polka dots online and secured Whitespace for my venue.

Whitespace
Whitespace
Whitespace

I met with my friend Melvin Mojica, Anthony Prudencio of Margarita Forés catering, and Ashley Rye of Saga Events to sort out the details.
I found the polka-dot balloons and paper placemats online and shipped them through Johnny Air. (Thank you Analyn Diego!)
Anthony and I came up with this table setting

Table setting
Table setting

While Ashley got the 70 ghost chairs and supervised as Saga Events placed 400 polka dots on the walls.
Together we transformed Whitespace into this magical party venue.

Table setting
Table setting
Table setting

(To be continued)

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jo-anne

Ms. C! Can I feature your party on my blog?

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CVS Reply:

sure!

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So cute!!!!

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jordalyn

Happy Birthday Ms. Cecille!

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Loren

Hi CVS, how can I contact Jinky Amores? Thank you.

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lilyh2o aslee

love the concept and the venue.. it’s so you! happy birthday! 🙂

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Mark Canizares

Yay. Been waiting for this post. Looks so wonderful. Can’t wait for the continuation..

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Chinabird

Ms. C, where did you buy the balloons? Thanks!

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Christopher Sevilla Reply:

you can also buy from rakuten http://item.rakuten.co.jp/chantilly-babychild/10008053/

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CVS Reply:

i found some at the party store at Powerplant mall, near the toy store, top floor.
they have a branch at SM Fashion Hall in Megamall

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ceeeeeej

love the setup! can’t wait for the next post 🙂

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maita

Happy birthday! it’s so preeeeetttttyyyyyyy!

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mutya helen

thought we shared the same birth month…tsk tsk. cant wait to see the rest. part 2 please

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Jeff Guerra

ganda! sosyal! part 2 po agad 🙂 HBD…

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Happy Birthday Cecile! I can’t wait to read the rest of this post.

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Vicky

Happy birthday!

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Merlinda Little

It is one of a kind! So pretty and awesome!

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Ge Luna

You are indeed an artist! Very creative!

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I love how Whitespace looked like! You should do event styling. Haha!

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CVS Reply:

i can do it!

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nappyKAYE

Wow. So pretty!!!

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T.

I cannot wait for the continuation! 🙂

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singapoorboy

Happy Birthday!

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Rose

Where can I buy that ghost chair? 🙂

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CVS Reply:

dexterton 🙂
http://www.dexterton.com/series-details.php?sid=909

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Bella

So pretty!

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lovely! 😀

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keamistry

Ms C, I’ve been waiting for you to blog about this! Yey! Excited for Part 2 and more! 🙂

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H

gorgeous venue and set up!

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oh_fudge

waah! ang ganda! sana inimbita mo ko. charot!

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