When our dear friend Joana of Heyjow throws a trunk show, you know its going to be good! This weekend, she’s partnering with accessories mecca and long time stockist, Aranaz on a fun Layering Party featuring pieces from her V Holiday Collection as well as new enamel pieces that perfectly capture Aranaz’s fun and whimsical aesthetic. Read on to see our favorite pieces as well as a sneak peek of what to expect!
It’s a pretty known fact that we’ve been fans of Kultura since forever (ok fine, maybe not forever. Kultura’s been around since 2004!). Both of our homes are peppered with their pieces which we’ve bought and collected through the years. It’s a go to for us when we’re searching for forever pieces that are uniquely Filipino.
For those unfamiliar with the store, Kultura is the brainchild of Tessie Sy –Coson and a brilliant one at that. It’s a one stop shop for pasalubong and souvenir shopping that showcases a mix of both traditional and modern Filipino handicrafts situated at every Filipino’s favorite place – the MALL.
Kultura has evolved through the years, changing with the times. For us, it not only is THE top of mind to get pasalubongs whenever we travel or have foreign guest visiting, but as we mentioned earlier, a great source for well made and beautifully designed home decor.
What we don’t often get to explore though is Kultura’s fashion line. Sure we’ve picked up accessories, their straw hat selection for one is an absolute favorite, plus their wooden necklaces and pearls are just stunning. However, the apparel side was not one that we really plunged into until now.
Hence the Kultura Shopping Challenge! Here are the rules: we each get a budget of Php 3000 to choose our favorite pieces which we can incorporate with our existing wardrobes. We then must come up with 3 different outfits using our Kultura finds.
Knuckles cracked, stretching done, shopping carts ready! Let’s do this!
What started out as a quick birthday/catch up/ get together with our fave SM Home’s Tom Castañeda, turned into a full on styling challenge that resulted in two very different living room vignettes. We’re sorry we made you work before lunch Tom, but in our defense, you invited us to meet at SM Makati’s Home Decor Department aka our happy place/playground. You didn’t really expect us to walk out of there without touching anything did you?!