Skip to content

Bride for an Hour

April 30, 2014

Check my ring finger.
You got it right. There’s no wedding ring.

This is just my final project under the pattern making course of Slims. Finally, after 3 years of attending class once a week I am finally done!

I finished this last February, but I looked so haggard and tired when I wore this in school to present to my teacher. I didn’t want to post that picture.

Since I was just home during the holy week, I decided to have it photographed again with my personal photographer (a.k.a. boyfie), Michael Yee.

Check out my make up (by yours truly):AK Mariposa (16 of 25)

My inspiration for this gown is flowers and butterflies.

AK Mariposa (17 of 25)

The front is just simple. It’s just a basic bustier with piping and slits on the side.

AK Mariposa (18 of 25)

AK Mariposa (19 of 25)

AK Mariposa (20 of 25)

The drama can be seen at the back portion.

AK Mariposa (4 of 25)

The upper back is my favorite part.

AK Mariposa (1 of 25)

 

AK Mariposa (2 of 25)

AK Mariposa (3 of 25)

 

 

 

AK Mariposa (6 of 25)AK Mariposa (7 of 25)

Inside the skirt you will find dangling flowers.AK Mariposa (8 of 25)

This dangling flowers is part of the trail which extends outside the skirt.

AK Mariposa (5 of 25)

There’s a butterfly trail extending in the middle. I probably would add more of this butterflies if I were to actually wear this in an actual event.

AK Mariposa (9 of 25)As of now, there’s a 90% chance you will actually see me wearing this during my wedding.

However, I plan to re-do this and add more flower trails extending outside my detachable skirt.

Now here’s a photo of how this gown was converted into a Terno

Terno by Anne Krystle Mariposa

It’s basically the same dress. But I removed the detchable skirt.

AK Mariposa (11 of 25)

You’ll notice 3 layers in this terno sleeve. The flowers is actually inside while the 3d butterflies is outside on the tool.

AK Mariposa (13 of 25)

AK Mariposa (14 of 25)

The terno I designed is actually a shrug with side slits.

AK Mariposa (10 of 25)

AK Mariposa (15 of 25)AK Mariposa (23 of 25)AK Mariposa (24 of 25)

AK Mariposa (21 of 25)

AK Mariposa (22 of 25)

 

 

Sundates

July 22, 2013

My Sundays usually start with a date with the Lord by worshiping Him through songs of praise and listening to God’s word in my home church, Jubilee Evangelical Church.

My next date would usually be a lunch with my family, but yesterday my mom, who is also one of the church deaconess, had a board meeting for church. I spent my lunch with my little sister Michelle in their despedida to Jill, one of our Sunday School volunteers who is leaving for Canada.

Recently, I had an additional Sun-date. And her name is EMBELLISH (Greenhills branch). My full time work is with Jacinto & Lirio, but at the same time our family has this baby brand named Embellish. So I had to also to continue working even on Sundays.

Many customers have been asking us, “Will you ever be on sale??? When???” So here it is! Selected items from our summer 2013 collection is already on sale at 10-40% off! As you can see, it’s only a few, so visit our shop now!:)

IMG_8823
IMG_8825

I’m a person who has a very short attention span and a multi-tasker. So when I’m in the shop, I fix and fix and fix the display. I also enjoy styling our mannequins and I can’t wait for a customer to buy the styles on the mannequins so that I can change it again!

Mannequin #1

IMG_8817

IMG_8818

IMG_8815

IMG_8816

Mannequin #2

IMG_8819

IMG_8820

IMG_8822

IMG_8821

What do you think of the styling?

Speaking of styling, I’m offering my styling services for FREE to Embellish, Terrie and Jacinto & Lirio clients who would want me to style their pre-nup, pre-debut and other pictorials. I’ll be posting more about it in another blog entry! 🙂

Finally, my 4th date for the day is with my BL. I couldn’t be with him in Yawyan that day because I was still recovering from my cough and colds. After he attended church in VCF UP branch, we went straight to TOSH Katipunan. Why TOSH? Well, he was kind of influenced by the story of the VCF pastor who mentioned about TOSH. hihi 🙂

Check out the cool thunder printed polo t-shirt I got for him from my China trip last time!:)

IMG_8839

IMG_8849

Thank you Mhykee for taking my photos!:)


 

IMG_8858 IMG_8862

Embellish dress

Embellish necklace

Ninewest bag

China blazer

SM Dept Store dollshoes

 

EMBELLISHed First Day Funk

July 18, 2013

Every project I do is always a learning experience. As I prepared the styling for Embellish’s pre-fall collection, I learned one very important lesson–the photoshoot theme has to be considered already in preparing a collection. This conclusion was derived from my experience in preparation for the shoot.

  • I came to realize that I should already have the match for the entire outfit and not just any top or bottom or accessory that is part of the trend categories for the season.
  1. Matching all of the pieces was hard work, especially since I didn’t have enough bottoms and accessories to match the overly numerous top styles we had for the collection.
  2. So for Embellish’s holiday 2013 collection, I will definitely make sure that each product style would have the same quantity in terms of styles to achieve a complete look.
  • It was also during the styling session that I remembered to consider the regular schedules of our target market which is essential in preparing the collection.
  1. June is the first day of school. Thousands of freshmen will be entering college, which means that they will be buying their very first set of school wardrobe.

With this, FIRST DAY FUNK was definitely a theme that I had to go for whether or not I had enough styles for the campus fashion cliques or not.

Ah-DORK-able Geeky Chic

Keila

ah-DORK-able Geeky Chic by Embellish (3)ah-DORK-able Geeky Chic by Embellish (2)ah-DORK-able Geeky Chic by Embellish (1)Embellish_FirstDay_1ah-DORK-able Geeky Chic by Embellish (6)ah-DORK-able Geeky Chic by Embellish (5)ah-DORK-able Geeky Chic by Embellish (4)

Fashion Conscious Rebel

Bella

First Day Funk Fashion Conscious Rebel by Embellish (5)First Day Funk Fashion Conscious Rebel by Embellish (3)First Day Funk Fashion Conscious Rebel by Embellish (2)First Day Funk Fashion Conscious Rebel by Embellish (1)First Day Funk Fashion Conscious Rebel by EmbellishFashion Conscious Rebel by Embellish

Par-tay Girl

Kheiro

School Party Girl by Embellish (2)School Party Girl by Embellish (1)School Party Girl by EmbellishSchool Party Girl by Embellish (9)School Party Girl by Embellish (8)School Party Girl by Embellish (7)School Party Girl by Embellish (6)School Party Girl by Embellish (5)School Party Girl by Embellish (4)School Party Girl by Embellish (3)

Campus Hearthrob

Seline

Campus Hearthrob by Embellish (2)Campus Hearthrob by Embellish (1)Campus Hearthrob by EmbellishCampus Hearthrob by Embellish (7)Campus Hearthrob by Embellish (6)Campus Hearthrob by Embellish (4)

Preppy Hipster

Bella

First Day Funk- Hipster by Embellish (3)First Day Funk- Hipster by Embellish (2)First Day Funk- Hipster by Embellish (1)

Unlike our previous shoot, I didn’t have any wardrobe stylist who took care of the over-all art direction so I had to handle the styling, posing and making sure everything was consistent with the theme.

Role#1: Theme Planner/Researcher

This is me showing Bella the pegs for her poses as The Fashion Conscious Rebel.

999350_445493315548004_315388228_n

Fashion Conscious Rebel Bullying poor Geeky Girl 😦Embellish_Group Shot8Embellish_Group Shot3

Campus Hearthrob and Geeky Girl: Bestfriends???? Is this true???Embellish_Group Shot6 

Are they still best buddies?

Embellish_Group Shot10

My role #2: Pose Director—>Posing in Character

This is me showing Keila her sample pose.

942386_445494895547846_1276086895_n

Keila was able to portray it perfectly! 🙂 She achieved the geeky angry look I wanted to see.

 Embellish_Group Shot23

Geeky Girl vs. Ms. Popular a.k.a. Par-tay Girl!

Embellish_Group Shot19

Group shots are a bit tricky! This is me directing their positioning.

1075847_445497135547622_1061710256_n

Each model posed to show their personality in the First Day Funk Series.Embellish_Group Shot21

My role #3: Stylist

Styling entails hardwork.

Before the shoot, I had to brainstorm for a theme that is suitable to the collection at hand. I used pinterest to compile the pegs for wardrobe styling, hair, make up and poses.

During the shoot, I had to double check if the items did match well and if it suited the model. The sets were pre-assigned to I couldn’t easily adjust who wears which since they had to wear consistent sets of clothes to portray their character.

Of course I also had to make the lives of the models easier by helping them dress up.

988635_445492505548085_1191666383_n

1001193_445491262214876_1767738992_n

1070112_445494775547858_1035191037_n

Embellish_Group Shot1

My role #4: Art Director

As the over-all director, I had to make sure that everything was in place. Part of the work is making sure that the hair is in place. No tags will be seen hanging while the model is posing. All aspects has to be perfect!

31456_445497662214236_1406809092_n

Allow me to introduce the team who helped me make this happen:

Yla: The Photographer

http://www.ylacorotanphotography.tumblr.com
http://www.twitter.com/ylacorotan

76562_445491828881486_1075146085_n

Errrr… Whose the real photographer? Was it really Yla? hehehe 🙂

998824_445497392214263_270770137_n

Beverly, MUA and Hairstylist

p.s. Thank you Bev for never losing patience in following up the final details of the shoot!:)

64043_445495778881091_181983055_n

Ron , MUA and Hairstylist

945412_445493122214690_1079097792_n
Terri , MUA and Hairstylist

553366_445490422214960_468880225_n

My Mom, the entertainer
1012834_445496322214370_2103755739_n

Arlene, Embellish Admin (right most)

45998_445495212214481_446130960_n

Sheryl, TERRIE Resident Warehouse Lady

62114_445493452214657_121824651_n

Mae, Embellish Sales Fashion Consultant

1017524_445492642214738_2006461739_n

Associate Stylists: Samantha Sandra Chua Riana Chua 

The rest of the Embellish Team: Benny and Sandra Chua, Livlyn, Jen and Kristina

 TO GOD BE ALL THE GLORY!


Chinoy Tv Interview

July 12, 2013

I am Anne Krystle Mariposa, co-founder of Jacinto & Lirio. I’m proud to be Chinoy.

Thank you Nikko for your patience in following up on us re this feature.

 

1.       CAN YOU SHARE TO US THE STORY OF J&L? HOW’S THE JOURNEY OF BUILDING THIS BRAND?

J&L yearbook pic

Jacinto & Lirio started as a thesis and business minor at the same time, back in ADMU. The criteria for us to get in this program was to be able to propose a business idea or product that is unique and not yet out in the market. It was actually Noreen’s Aunt who works for DTI who recommended that we work with the water hyacinth plant as this is one of the major problems that DTI was tackling during that time. Later on we discovered that the government was actually training communities to leatherize these hyacinths into plant leather. Our hearts fell in love with this material, and we saw its potential for the high-end market, not only locally, but in the global scene too. So inspired by the purpose of promoting the water hyacinth, we created Jacinto & Lirio.  Then the rest of the business plan was actually a fusion of our team’s interests which revolved around building a stylish sustainable and empowering brand that embodies Filipino pride.

 

2.       WHO IS ANNE AS A YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR?

laser etch header 2

As a young entrepreneur, I strive to do everything for the glory of God. I believe in living a life with a God-given purpose. And God has shown me that this is where he wants me to be as of the moment. So I place efforts in fulfilling my responsibilities with uncompromising excellence.

AS A SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR?

Jacinto & Lirio

As a social entrepreneur, I’m very excited by the possibilities of Philippine natural materials in design, especially with the plant leather we have in Jacinto & Lirio. Mainly because I strive to live sustainably and be a steward of the natural environment entrusted to me. I feel that this is where God is teaching me how to be a blessing to other people’s lives, esp to those who need it the most.

WHERE DID YOU GET THE TRAINING?

displayphoto

Like other Chinese families, at a very young age I was already immersed in our family business. During summer and holiday vacations, my mom would always ask me to be the cashier in TERRIE, our rtw retail brand. Then there’s also my education from Ateneo, which is also where I learned about being “a woman for others” Not to mention my professors who has mentored Noreen and I even after graduation.

 

3.       WAS EVERYTHING A PLAN? WAS IT YOUR PASSION?

To be honest, being a social entrepreneur wasn’t at all what I had planned to become. I knew I wanted to be a entrepreneur and build my fashion empire. However, last year I answered an exercise given by a book entitled chazown, which is about knowing God’s dream for my life. There I realized that, yes I didn’t plan to run a social enterprise, but it was already part of God’s plan. The experiences, skills, hobbies and other gifts he has given me and even the traits He is teaching me to embody all connected and pointed out to Jacinto & Lirio. For example, my love for recycling was seen during grade school wherein I would wrap Christmas presents for my friends using newspaper or magazine pages. For my school art projects I usually want my work to be different from my peers. When we were asked to submit a report on all the wonders of the Philippines like the Mayon Volcano, Chocolate Hills etc. instead of just buying a postcard or printing photos like what my classmates did, I did some sort of 3D effect to show each wonder by using old newspaper, recycled materials, crayon shavings and the like to portray each.

 

4.       BEING RAISED IN A CHINOY FAMILY? WHAT ASPECT OF IT THAT HELPED YOU IN YOUR PERSONAL LIFE? ARE THERE LESSONS? HOW ARE YOU ABLE TO APPLY IT IN YOUR LIFE?

Being raised in a Chinoy family taught me how to be frugal, practical and conserve resources which I was able to apply in both business and personal life.

 

5.       MOST LIKELY IN CHINESE FAMILY, THEY ENCOURAGE THEIR SONS TO HAVE BUSINESS? AND NORMALLY, FOR DAUGHTERS THERE’S A DIFFERENT PLAN. YOU? DOES YOUR PARENTS ENCOURAGE YOU TO CROSS THAT PATH?

No, my parents actually encourage me to be self-sufficient and earn my own money.

 

6.       GREATEST CHALLENGE? FAILURES? HOW WERE YOU ABLE TO SURPASS IT? WHO ARE YOUR INSPIRATIONS?

The greatest challenge for me is how to run a business in such a way that Jesus would run it if He had a business. So far, the business man that best exemplifies this is Dylan Wilk, the owner and founder of Human Nature–who also carries Jacinto & Lirio products in all of their branches.

For me, it’s easy to start a business but it’s hard to sustain one and I guess the thought of a business closing down is a great failure for me.

 

7.       BUSINESS ASIDE, WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES?

IMG_4237 IMG_4238 IMG_4241 IMG_5021

Designing and pattern making, painting, shopping, watching movies and tv series.

 

8. YOUR SECRETS TO SUCCESS?

Applying the principles of the Bible in running a business or any endeavor. Things will surely fall into place.

 

9.       ADVICES FOR YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS? ASPIRING SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR, TO PINAYS WHO WANT TO BE AN ACHIEVER?

Know first your God-given purpose in life and from there you’ll know what to do.

Rizal

July 3, 2013

Today was a tiring but purposeful day for me. My entire day was spent visiting Ecoingenuity Inc.’s community partners in Rizal.

My first stop was in Cainta, Rizal. Inside my car, I immediately noticed the water hyacinth filled lake behind their houses.It’s been quite a while since I last saw fresh water hyacinths.

IMG_8601

Our Cainta Community recently moved out from the government’s leadership and is now an independent organization ran by their local NGO.  It seemed like a good thing  from an outsider’s point of view, but it actually is a scary beginning for our nanays since this is their first time to apply the piece rate scheme unlike their previous day rate salary scheme.

IMG_8603

Nanay Eds inlaying the box with water hyacinth stalks

—Inspired by the shoe box we had them make for our upcoming collaboration with Risqué Designs by Tal de Guzman

Below are their latest designs which you will be seeing in Ecoingenuity Inc.’s Corporate Catalog:

IMG_8605 IMG_8606 IMG_8607

Right now, the main sentiment that they shared to me before I left was that a lot of nanays there need work. However, we can only give them work if we ourselves have orders from others. As we always say, “help us scale up so that we can help more

Next stop was Angono  Rizal. This is our latest community partner. We had our orientation with all of the nanays who was trained in water hyacinth leatherization and sewing. I presented to them about our company and our vision which they will now be a part of.
IMG_8647

This is me showing them the difference of their current leatherized sheet and the quality of the sheet we hope for them to achieve.

Before we left to see their production area, we just had to have a group picture together 🙂

IMG_8687

 

Below is a picture of the nanays that YOU will bring happiness as you order from us. As we always say to our corporate clients: “Help us scale up so that we can help more!
IMG_8695

 

Check out more photos here.

Impact Night: A whole new level of sharing

June 6, 2013

Jacinto & Lirio

By Melissa G. Bagamasbad

The Jacinto & Lirio Impact night last May 16 was an evening that was really about sharing.

Of stories, ourselves (physically, our listening and understanding abilities, as well as our ideas), what we had to say on the freedom wall upon entering, and so much more.  Jacinto & Lirio aimed to raise awareness on its brand, and raise funds for the social impact efforts that would develop its livelihood communities. Thus, the Impact Night held last May 16 at UP Ayala Technohub.

in2

Being out of the loop for some time, I knew briefly about Jacinto & Lirio’s involvement with GirlTank, and how the brand had obtained more international exposure, with efforts to join a new community, promote the enterprise, and gain funds.

Impact Night gave us a chance to be informed and updated on the enterprise’s projects.  Additionally, we got to know others, and shared ideas…

View original post 355 more words

The New Jacinto & Lirio Logo

June 6, 2013

Jacinto & Lirio

Many of you might have noticed that there’s something different about Jacinto & Lirio.

First of all, the logo LOOKS different!

jacinto&lirio_sse
original Jacinto & Lirio logo

We have been collaborating with Manila-based design firm Design for Tomorrow for the past year to create a new look for our brand that is GLOBAL,SOPHISTICATED but YOUNG, and TRUE to our mission and values as a young fashion/lifestyle brand.

Hence, the new LOOK:

This new logo is part of our mission to truly create a GLOBAL FILIPINO BRANDone core mission we have in our social enterprise.

There is so much power in branding. More than just a new logo change, branding is about communicating (1) WHO YOU ARE, (2) YOUR VALUES,  (3) PERSONALITY and (4) WHAT YOU WANT TO BE KNOWN FOR

Branding is about telling stories.

Allow us to share the STORY BEHIND OUR NEW LOGO.

It is actually…

View original post 310 more words

%d bloggers like this: