Sister Act: Steph and Lady of Boqueria Lifestyle Market

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Who doesn’t know Boqueria Lifestyle Market? These two talented sisters have been on our radar since they first set up shop. We immediately fell in love with their expertly curated items and impeccable styling prowess. Okay it also didn’t hurt that they were the absolute nicest sister tandem that we ever did meet. Read on to learn more about this power duo and how Boqueria Lifestyle market came about.

The amazing ladies behind Boqueria Lifestyle Market sisters Lady and Steph Badoy.

The amazing ladies behind Boqueria Lifestyle Market sisters Lady and Steph Badoy.

Name: Steph & Lady Badoy
Occupation/Position: Sisters, Business Partners

1) How did Boqueria Lifestyle Market get started?

It started with sheer love for beautiful things. We grew up seeing our mom, fix our house, our store, our home parties using special pieces to street-side finds. We ended up doing the same, posting it on our social media accounts and people started asking where did we get those, how do we do it; hence, the birth of our online market & styling services company – Boqueria Lifestyle Market.
2) Why this particular business?

We believe in the saying, “Home is where the heart is”. We want to be a source of inspiration to create and make their house a haven and sanctuary for soulful experiences with their family and friends.
3) Most memorable experience from building/running the business

It is always special to meet our customers and hear their stories on how their BLM market finds bring joy and inspiration to them. It is more than just selling but sharing with them snippets of joy for them to bring home.

4) Hardest part of the job?

The hardest part of the job is ensuring that we don’t get transactional. That it will always be an experience for them whether buying our wares or acquiring our services.
5) Most rewarding part of the job?

Seeing our clients happy in living an inspired life. Creating their homes special even in ordinary days.
6) What are your favorite pieces?

Since we handpick all the items we sell, it’s a constant struggle for us to keep or sell them especially if the item is just one or two pieces.
7) How do you balance work and family life?

To keep our sanity, we ensure that we have days off and periodic vacations. Spending time with family and friends keeps us energized for the work ahead.
8) Any exciting news for our customers/readers to watch out for?

We are excited about our collaboration with L’Indochine. Seeing our curated market finds in their stores is heaven since we love everything they sell!

 

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L’Indochine Loves Little Luli

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Last May 18, we launched the fun, cute and totally genius collaboration between Little Luli and My Little Globetrotters. Their collection which focuses on travel friendly clothing for children includes super soft tees and shorts for boys and reversible dresses for the little misses.

Read on to see the what went down in one of our favorite L’Indochine events yet!

With Monica of My Little Globetrotters and Lucien of Little Luli.

With Monica of My Little Globetrotters and Lucien of Little Luli.

Since we were launching a children’s line, we wanted the party to be casual, light and of course kid-friendly! Arts and crafts were a definite must and we couldn’t think of a better partner in that department than La Pomme Living. Our littlest guests were treated to these adorable dolls that they got to color and decorate.

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Dress your own plush dolls by La Pomme Living.

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These were an absolute hit with the kids and parents!

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Little Ms. Liana and her La Pomme Living creation.

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Of course Little Luli’s crown decorating station was present and was popular with both the little girls and big girls (aka Moms!)

Autumn having fun at the map colouring station.

Autumn having fun at the map colouring station.

Monica Manzano's darling Maya (the Little Globetrotter herself) strikes a pose in the Maya Reversible Dress.

Monica Manzano’s darling Maya (the Little Globetrotter herself) strikes a pose in the Maya Reversible Dress.

Our special guests clearly having a ton of fun!

Our special guests clearly having a ton of fun!

Martie, Theo and Walt all dressed up in Little Luli x My Little Globetrotters.

Martie, Theo and Walt all dressed up in Little Luli x My Little Globetrotters.

As always, no L’Indochine event is complete without Chelsea Kitchen’s delicious fare. Guests snacked on signature dishes such as Risotto Balls, Triple Decker Sandwiches and their ever famous Mushroom Chicharon!

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Absolutely amazing Mozzarella Stuffed Mushroom Risotto Balls and Triple Decker Club Melt. So so good!

Chelsea Kitchen's Mozzarella, Tomatoes and Basil Pizza and Signature Mushroom Chicharon.

The classic Mozzarella, Tomatoes and Basil Pizza and Mushroom Chicharon (which both kids and adults could not get enough of!)

The launch would not have been successful without the support of these amazing mamas:

Our fave Patty Laurel-Filart and the Sitaw Master himself, Theo.

Our fave Patty Laurel-Filart and the Sitaw Master himself, Theo.

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With the amazing and ever supportive ladies of The Parenting Emporium– Maricel Cua and Being Feliciano.

Mia Rocha-Lauchengco of So True Naturals, Christine Dychiao of Manila Fashion Observer and Tilda and Monica Manzano of My Little Globetrotters.

Mia Rocha-Lauchengco of So True Naturals, Christine Dychiao of Manila Fashion Observer and Tilda and Monica Manzano of My Little Globetrotters.

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Rica Peralejo-Bonifacio of Whole Mom.

The super talented Indy Ycansiano of She Dreams In Ink decorated the event as well as our window display!

The super talented Indy Ycansiano of She Dreams In Ink decorated the event as well as our window display!

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Cai Sio of Apples and Dumplings and her adorable children.

Lucien Lao-Villaruz and Cat Juan-Ledesma.

Lucien Lao-Villaruz and Cat Juan-Ledesma.

Photographer Sheila Catilo and her daughters Luna, River and Sky.

Photographer Sheila Catilo and her daughters Luna, River and Sky.

Amber Smith-Folkman and Oz of A Momma Abroad.

Amber Smith-Folkman and Oz of A Momma Abroad.

Em Sulit of Game Changer with her children Izzy and Max.

Em Sulit of Game Changer with her children Izzy and Max.

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Special shoutout to our ever supportive friends and partners Meg Cordova, Joanna Gube of Heyjow and Cecille Abella with their children Autumn, Matteo and Martina.

Special shoutout to our ever supportive friends and partners Meg Cordova, Joanna Gube of Heyjow and Cecille Abella with their children Autumn, Matteo and Martina.

With Patricia Cusi-Ramos of Tilda and Monica Manzano

With Patricia Cusi-Ramos of Tilda and Monica Manzano

South side represent! Mia Rocha-Lauchenco of So True Naturals, Apol Massebieau of La Pomme Living, Lucian Lao-Villaluz of Little Luli, Indy Ycansiano of She Dreams In Ink and Marie Field-Faith of Pottly N Tubby.

South side represent! Mia Rocha-Lauchenco of So True Naturals, Apol Massebieau of La Pomme Living, Lucian Lao-Villaluz of Little Luli, Indy Ycansiano of She Dreams In Ink and Marie Field-Faith of Pottly N Tubby.

Jean Naval and son sky check out the cool and extra soft Little Luli tees.

Jean Naval and son Sky check out the cool and extra soft Little Luli tees.

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With Patty Laurel-Filart and One Mega Group Publisher Maite Tamparong-Uy.

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Class Picture! From left: C & L, Mia Rocha-Lauchengco of So True Naturals, Amber Folkman of A Momma Abroad, Marie Faith of Pottly N Tubby, Apol Massebieau of La Pomme Living, Lucien Lao-Villaluz of Little Luli, Cat Sio of Apples and Dumplings, Patty Laurel-Filart, Cat Juan-Ledesma, Stylist Bianca Santiago-Reinoso and Monica Manzano of My Little Globetrotters.

Lucien Lao-Villaruz and her children Ry and Liam

Lucien Lao-Villaruz and her children Ry and Liam

Our VIP guests also took home amazing gift packs from our generous sponsors:

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Sacred Six Months Newborn Cleanser, an absolute must-have for new moms, Little Luli Discount Vouchers and Aloe Derma Organic Products.

Monica Manzano and Gov Daswani of Sacred.

Monica Manzano and Gov Daswani of Sacred.

A big thank you to our sponsors and dear friends for joining us launch such an amazing partnership between two women that we absolutely admire Lucien and Monica!

The Little Luli x My Little Globetrotters Collection is available at L’Indochine SM Aura Premier and Mega Fashion Hall!

Photos of Models by: Louie Aguinaldo Photography

Event Photos by: Sarie Santiago Photography

 

 

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Meet The Maker: Camille Francisco-Cabral aka Origami Dreamer

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We first met Camy while she was shopping at L’Indochine. We got to talking and found out that she was an illustrator and graphic designer. We enjoyed our conversation so much that we decided to check out her work. Her beautiful illustrations blew us away. Right then and there we knew we wanted to to collaborate with her. Read on to learn more about this quirky-cool and insanely talented lady.

Name: My full name is Ma. Camille Francisco-Cabral, but I go by the name Origami Dreamer in Instagram.

Age: 32 years young

What do you do? I am an illustrator and graphic designer.

What’s the favourite piece of art that you created? Why? To date, it will have to be my first attempt to draw a chrysanthemum. I drew a lot of floral patterns in the past, but usually my own kind of flow and I tend fill up every inch of space on the paper. And so, this is the first flower I drew that had to follow an ‘anatomy’ of sort, where I am mindful to each petal’s angle and positioning and how each leaf will fall. I had to restrain myself from adding more details. It was nerve-wracking because I wanted it to be perfect (or my own view of perfection), and the amount of space I didn’t use made me break out in a sweat because I wanted to badly fill it up. There is a term for it, Horror Vacui, or fear of empty space, and it’s something I am still to overcoming to this day. So that became my favorite piece because it was a lesson that taught me about careful restraint and planning/positioning, which I never really thought of before when I create illustrations. So now, I am applying that in what I do. The said art piece will be in the project my husband and I are currently working on.

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What are you working on at the moment? A coloring book app in collaboration with my husband.

What are your goals for the future both work and life? To live a full creative life with the people I love and with no regrets.

What are you doing when you’re not creating? In times when I am not creating, I read and I catch up on sleep, which I lack in this department very much, so I try to do so when there is an hour or two to spare.

What would people be surprised to learn about you? I am a fan of Video Game Playthroughs and Cooking Shows, even if I don’t play games that much or cook. They are mesmerizing, funny and help me keep awake when I need to work.

Where do you sell your work? Right now, my designs can be found in a form of bags and pouches at L’Indochine. It’s my first official solo collaboration and I am very honored to be with a wonderful brand that I patronize. Its a dream come true for me to have my work grace their line of beautiful products.

Where can everyone find you? At the moment you may find me on instagram, @origamidreamer

Do you have any tips or inspiring words for others? Stay true to your calling. Struggle strong. And I am serious here, get enough sleep.

Who are the artists you admire? Yoshitaka Amano, Yayoi Kusama and Herbert Baglione.

Come join us today, October 15 at 2pm, L’indochine Mega Fashion Hall as we unveil the limited edition 6 piece collection Origami Dreamer designed exclusively for L’indochine! See you there!

 

 

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