Cebu Fashion Bloggers 8th Anniversary Dinner Photo Diary

I started blogging about fashion about 5-6 years ago- it was an unsure time when people didn’t even know what blogging was and having a group wasn’t especially a part of the norm. I fondly remember the day when I was scrolling Google search engines typing Cebu fashion bloggers/ Fashion bloggers in Cebu/ blogging groups about fashion in Cebu and the like when I miraculously chanced upon a group of fashion bloggers located in the city. It’s no surprise that it was among this group that I actually found my place even after being affiliated with other blogging groups. Being a part of the Cebu Fashion Bloggers turned my life and blogging career around for nothing but the best and a couple of days ago, we gathered together to celebrate such a wonderful union!

I can’t remember when I exactly became a part of the family but I remember the feeling- it was nothing short of amazing! It was back when studs, mesh and Jeffrey Campbell heels were in season and the words minimalist and fashion would never be caught dead in the same sentence. I was suddenly submerged around like-minded people who had fashion as a common denominator and compassion, passion and camaraderie as extraordinary add on’s. It was a simpler time back then and though the times and styles have changed, many years later- the love is still the same.

In this group, I’d be a hypocrite if I said I haven’t made my set of mistakes- I’ve lost my identity, I’ve sided with the wrong team, I had my misconceptions and as unguarded and unfiltered as I am, I’ve definitely pissed off a lot of people. That’s just who I am and luckily, I never found myself alone and afraid. My Cebu Fashion Bloggers family has always had my back and has guided me throughout the ups and downs of my career. They’ve helped me find myself, explore my options and helped me break down my walls that I so strongly build and for that, I am and forever will be grateful.

Many of you will notice that our family is small but we are one- we love each other, look out for one another and we try our best to help each other grow. There is no competition among us in fact, we are the first to help each other achieve a look, a vlog, an entry or project that one cannot simply achieve alone. We support each other, give each other insight and we like to spend endless of hours laughing and making joke on FB messenger! HAHA. Yes, we are small and that’s not to say that it’s the best group out there but it is definitely the best one for me.

On our 8th year in the industry, after having conquered our own set of accomplishments, failures, nuisances and what have you- we emerge better than ever. We’ve got so much to look forward to and we cannot wait to show you guys what we’ve got!

Thank you to everyone who’s supported us throughout the years. There are not enough words to express our unfathomable gratitude.

More power to all <3

CFB CLASS OF 2017
From top left: Jean Yu of LifeonaFlavoredRunway, Jesse Jake Daan, Sophia Sanchez, Ching Sadaya
Doyzkie Buenaviaje of ILuvCebu, Toni Pino- Oca of PerfumedRedSohoes, Marianna Varella, Sweet Veloso of Life Is Sweet, Ronah Frances of Ron Does Things, Marco Diala
Gizelle Sembrano Bunagan, JL Arnaiz, Katrina Enrera of Keisee In The City
ME and Kathrynn Dawn Sy

Set up: Gizelle Sembrano Bunagan of Cuckoo Cloud Concepts
Tables: T&C Events and Rentals
Calligraphy: Charm Pia Tan
Location: Circa Dos

https://youtu.be/FdLbThYFlOE

xx,

Issa P.

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Wacoal Opens Their First Boutique At SM Seaside, Cebu

Wacoal, a brand of premium intimate wear which was previously only available in department stores, has finally opened their first boutique in Cebu. Located at the Upper Ground Floor, City View of Cebu’s and the Philippines’ largest mall, SM Seaside, Wacoal not only offers exclusive designs but also exclusive discounts and offerings, as well.

I’ve always been one to believe in investing in the right undergarments whether it be panties, bras, body shapers and the like. In my perspective, if you spend on clothes that fit you well, shouldn’t the same practices be applied when it comes to the foundations of your outfit- your underwear? That’s exactly why I only invest in quality underwear! Think about it, you don’t need a million bras/ panties AND you can wear them for years at a time.

Studies show that 64% of women wear the wrong sized bra which can not only be unflattering to your body but also detrimental to your health. Wearing the wrong bra that isn’t the perfect fit can actually cause headaches, they can stretch your boobs out, back pain, unwanted bulges, indigestion and other harmful side effects. That is why Wacoal makes an extra  effort to make sure that all their customers walk out with underwear of the Perfect Fit down to the cup size, strap and especially the coverage.

My favorite part? They carry bras for breast cancer survivors at cost and they even donate to charity foundations who support the same cause.

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Here’s a quick look at their showcase:

Another thing that I greatly appreciate about Wacoal’s pioneering boutique in Cebu is the spacious dressing room that they offer to their customers. It has enough room for you to not only fit your garments but also move around and even have a private adviser come in and assess your situation and guide you in choosing the right underwear. It’s a value added service that isn’t usually found anywhere else which is exactly why I only choose the best for my best friends!

Can I get an AMEN?
Issa P.

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