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The Bloggers United bazaar series is fast becoming one of the most anticipated sale events in the metro—so much so that even before the second one has ended, the organizers were already getting requests for the third one! After all, where else can you have your favorite bloggers gather together to sell prized pieces from their own closets or design studios while using their influence to inspire positive action? We’re happy to be once again taking part in this stylish affair for a cause—and you can, too!
HOW TO GET THERE:
- Take the MRT and get off at Guadalupe station. Ride a jeep bound for Ayala Ave.Get off at Buma Building. When you see Chick-In Chicken Inasal, you’re at the building.
- Driving from Ayala (coming from North EDSA side), head northwest on Ayala Ave. towards Hotel Dr., turn left to Metropolitan Ave. Buma Building is on the left side of the street, located beside Total gas station and after Metrostar Building on the right side.
- Driving from Buendia (coming from North EDSA side), head southeast on Buendia toward Senator Gil Puyat Ave., continue onto Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., turn right onto Paseo de Roxas, take the first left onto Jupiter, continue to Metropolitan Ave.
- Driving from Taft Avenue (Southbound), head northwest on Taft Ave. toward Pedro Gil, take the first right onto Pedro Gil, turn right onto Tejeron, continue onto J.P. Rizal Avenue, turn right onto Chino Roces, turn left onto Pablo Ocampo Sr. extension, take the third right onto Kakarong, turn right onto Metropolitan Ave.
- Driving from SLEX (Southbound), head southeast on South Luzon expressway toward Estrada, slight right to stay on SLEX, take the first left onto Malugay, turn left onto Chino Roces, turn right onto Kamagong, turn left onto Metropolitan Ave.
Stay updated by following Bloggers United 3 on Twitter, Facebook, and the official webpage. Bloggers United is in partnership with Operation Smile and Globe Tattoo. Event is co-presented by Colgate, Hedgren, Jansport, Canon, Zalora, Raffles, Clear, Pond’s and Hotel Celeste. Official media partners are ETC, Meg, Status Magazine, When in Manila, and Gadgets Magazine in cooperation with Kotex, Payless, Nail It, Fashionary, Pinkbox, Coca Cola and Lorys. Special thanks to The Closet Goddess, Le Plume, Asian Vogue and Bubbles.
Animal print on animal print, plus that peek-a-boo paw print.
Top, Divisoria. Cover-up, SM Department Store. Shorts, Terranova. Socks, SM Accessories. Boots, Forever21. Necklace and bird ring from Bangkok. Studded bag, Susto. Hype this on Lookbook.
With June, Noy and Diane of SM Accessories. Thanks for having us! We had a great “time” (heh, another pun). Privado is until this Sunday, so scoot over to the SMDC showroom in Mall of Asia and shop your heart out!
Oh, and speaking of shopping, tomorrow is the much-awaited Bloggers United Bazaar and we’ve got a booth. Details here. We’ll be selling not just accessories, but some of the clothes you see us wearing in our previous posts. See you there!
A sneak peek at some of the awesome stuff we’re selling at the Bloggers United Bazaar.
Necklaces! From sparkly and vintage-inspired to rocker-chic resin and watches, there’s a perfect chain for every mood and outfit.
Charm bracelets for those who love summer, the great outdoors, or the ocean—or just love wearing pretty things.
Bangles for the dainty, the edgy, the glamorous and the pop-lovers.
Funky pop-culture stud earrings make for a unique fashion statement.
Rings too pretty to resist. The gold ones are handmade.
How to get free tickets:
1. Open to our followers on Tumblr, Facebook and Twitter.
2. The tickets are from Bloggers United and Multiply, so you have to be following them on Facebook and Twitter as well.
3. Tweet this: “Hey @sephshai, I want free tickets to the @bloggers_united bazaar! #BloggersUnited2”
The first twenty (20) to tweet us will win those tickets. Just make sure you follow these mechanics to the letter, because we’ll be double-checking. Tweet away :)
Congratulations to our guest pass winners: (1) Kristine B. Anarcon, (2) Eliza Malferrari, (3) Patricia Cariño, (4) Mary Ann C. Cortez, (5) Ma. Victoria M. Pangilinan, (6) Mary Aurabel D. Salas, (7) Ivy Grace F. Rivera, (8) Mary Angeline D. Salas, (9) Ross Martin D. Moreno, (10) Camille Peteros, (11) Francesca Diomano, (12) Toni Elarmo, (13) Sherry Yao, (14) Regine Salumbre, (15) Judecen Ivy Torres, (16) Eva Marie Soquena, (17) Jennica De Castro, (18) Amanda Joyce Paredes, (19) Klarence Tolosa, (20) Joselle Allyssa T. Frilles. See you there!
Being a couple of cheapskates, buying designer pieces more often than not goes against our better judgment. We’ve both been earning our shopping money since college, which is why as you would notice in our posts, we seldom splurge on non-investment items and simply mix and match our stuff to form new outfits. But time and again, there are the exceptions: a heartwarming, love-at-first-sight piece, a couture piece that we simply feel was made for us, or a truly awesome sale event. In these cases, we allow ourselves to throw caution to the wind and let the fashion-philes in us take over.
Privado is one such event. From December 1 to 4, SM Accessories will be holding a luxury sale of branded eyewear, watches and jewelry at the SMDC Showroom in SM Mall of Asia. Items from over 75 luxury brands like Dolce&Gabbana, Escada, Calvin Klein, Guess, Esprit, Rayban, Prada, Tommy Hilfiger, Citizen, Police and Timex, are on sale for up to 50% off, with an additional 20% discount if you’re an SM Advantage, SM Prestige or BDO Rewards card holder. When our friends at SM Accessories told us about this, we thought we’d share it to you guys so you too can enjoy the perks of Privado. Nothing like bargain-hunting and scoring awesome finds. See you there!
Floral-print chiffon babydoll dress, elephant necklace, orange socks, silver Sperry Topsiders, brown satchel. Hype this on Lookbook!
Other than to finally satiate long-held curiosities about what it’s like to visit places outside this country, another reason I tagged along with my mom on this tour was to do some bargain-hunting. So off we went.
View from our van. The way the buildings look, we couldn’t resist snapping away.
First order of business: some nutriments. We ate in the food court of the six-story Platinum Fashion Mall, which is like Greenhills and 168 in Divisoria combined—haul posts next week! The security guards were super strict about prohibiting photography inside. Thank goodness we have iPhones for these food shots: really spicy noodle soup for Seph (as usual), tasty crunchy veggies with shrimp for Shai, and beyond-heavenly chocobanana ice cream crepe for dessert. Everything was so good, and cost us the equivalent of around 200 pesos only. Crazy!
That’s Shai’s mom in purple. We were making our way back to Indra Regent (see it far ahead?) to haul or hauls (hehe) back to the hotel room before heading out again. Even as shopping in Platinum took us about six hours, we were raring for more walking and ended up in Central World, a high-end shopping center that seems to be the Thai version of our very own Greenbelt, Bonifacio High Street, The Podium and Power Plant Mall (yes, combined—it’s huge and has a power cast of shops, as we’ll show you on Day 3). We passed by street food stalls on the way and refilled our tummies with these.
Pork barbecue and sticky rice. We mimicked the passersby and ate this with barbecue on one hand and the sticky rice like a sandwich on the other. Vinegar dip optional.
And hey… what’s this?
Could it be…
Our favorite drinks of all?
Spotted: Chuck Taylors-inspired sneaker bags. Kulit! Today’s street sights and street food were real fun.