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I was more than ecstatic seeing a major fashion fiesta as sought-after brands like Accessorize, Elite, Boboli, 7 For All Mankind, American Rag, Salsa and Vans flaunted their latest on trends and products in a collective preview held last October 13 at the Via Veneto Grand Ballroom of A.Venue Suites in Makati. Ms. Ayet Quimpo, marketing specialist of M2 Fashions International Inc., whom I first met during the Great Fashion Finds at Robinsons Midtown, invited me to this event. Immediately then, I knew I wouldn't miss it for the world.
Christmas is only 63 days to go. As early as second week of November until past January, we are expected to be at our most stylish self for countless holiday parties, cheers and merry making brought about by what a certain song calls as "the most wonderful time of the year". For your christmas shopping, consider M2 Fashion brands not just for dressing up, but for great gift ideas as well.
Accessorize has been a favorite since my discovery of the brand at the Great Fashion Finds event. Their Autumn/Winter 2010 collection concentrates on four themes inspired by top trends to cater to different fashion taste buds: Futuristic Fantasy World, Luxe Gypset Travellers, Pastel Vintage Boudoirs and British Grace Heritage.
Fantasy World is an ethereal collection inspired by a wonderland of nymphs and woodland creatures. The items were modernized with a nod to digital art comprising of quirky necklaces, cuffs, giant gem cocktail rings and wet-look patent bags. Global Gypset was inspired by 70's fashion filled with pattern-clashing scarves, ecletic geo-florals, embroidered bags adorned with tassels and gem stones. Vintage Boudoir plays with all things pretty and feminine with an Oriental twist in an array of lace printed bags, necklace and bracelet charms and cobweb snoods. British Grace banks on the casual and chic of 1940s wartime. The key elements of this collection embrace youth and elegance with a country-side look seen in their medals, rosettes, Brit-ruling style on bags, statement jewelry and cloche hats.
This season, the brand explores on dark yet polished, modern and effortless edgy style. You'll be surprised how their novel and unexpected design details like non-blue denim fabrications, inventive dye treatments, crystals and studs on deconstructed back pockets and stunning new washes remain to exude a sense of modernity, cleanliness and sophistication while giving you a compelling alternative to the usual everyday jeans. Also, 7FAM introduces its first collaboration with the works of renowned Japanese photographer Mika Ninagawa on the brand's signature t-shirts.
Cosmetic operation without surgery. That is the premise of Salsa Jeans collection that has caught the eye of the fashion market. Emphasizing on complete feminine sensuality, the brand used an innovative technology in its varied pairs of jeans that has produced one of its best product to date: the Secret, which slims the abdominal area, shapes the waist and accentuate curves without giving up on comfort and style. My favorite items in the collection are Two and One; the reversible denim pants for men and women that offer different looks in the same piece and the unisex style jeans with a loose and casual fit for both men and women.
Their new line of make-up products target not only professionals but also the smart and glamorous fashion savvy. Manufactured in France, Germany and Italy for an assured excellent quality, the brand's elegantly packed make-up products follow after runway styles which they claim are approved by cosmetic professionals.
My boyfriend has a 10-year-old brother and we have a 7-year-old adopted boy at home. After seeing Boboli's latest collection, I was inspired to play stylist with the kids in my aspiration to instill to them (at an early age) how a presentable look may do their childhood well. For boys, they have clothes from preppy, nautical, to casual styles. They also have a wide variety of colorful basics and lightweight sweaters for the cold season.
My only goddaughter who is five years old now will surely look lovely and kakagigil colored floral dresses well suited for the festivity of the holidays! See their cute collection here for the kids!
For their autumn/winter collection, Vans enumerated their top 10 latest trends: leather, delicate gloves, quilting, plaid, grunge glamour, fur, oxfords, structured yet feminine, high collar + military and camel + ankle boots.
M2 Fashions' Exclusive Press Preview and Pullout Event
Celebrity KC Montero and M2 Fashions marketing specialist Ms. Ayet.
Terranova was also there!
Thanks again to Ms. Ayet for the invitation. It was an honor for me since I'm halfway when I started blogging and never did I expect to be part of anything like this actually. I hope to see her and more bloggers on upcoming events.
Photos courtesy of:
M2 Fashions Press Kit