Tag Archives: Summer

(Spring)-Summer is here!

Well, technically we don’t have Spring in the Philippines. Hence, the parentheses. OC much? Haha!

Anyway. Remember that article, I wrote for altMNL? I’m really glad that two of my favorite indie brands released mats already for their upcoming SS collections. Check them out here —


Salad Day’s back with more candy colors and putting some game to your outfit! Check out the Lisa Punk collection! You can feel the summer in these pieces – with all the color, and not to mention, it really looks comfy to sport. I really like the shorts with the inverted pockets! Thinking to buy…………..


Proud Race is so proud of their dark nature. It’s so dark, it brings light to fashion today! Drawing from the 90’s that inspired them from the very beginning, 1990 Nile is here to put some nine-o-remix to your SS choices. Doesn’t mean it’s summer, you can’t wear black! I particularly liked the symbology print and of course the maxi in everything!

Annnnnnd, these videos are crafted by none other than Judd Figuerres! Really love his work in these brands!

Just a quick post to acknowledge that summer is indeed here… and comes with it is my birth month! Quite excited on the start of my xxth year. Not revealing, hehe! AND IT’S ALREADY HOT OUTSIDE CONSIDERING IT ‘S JUST FEBRUARY. Weather is cray.

Anyway. Among the other things I am starting new with is a new platform for my blabs… Hope yer not too tired yet to hear out what I have to say. Watch out for my new blog — blog.jonverdavid.com! See you there soon!

Boracay in Maginhawa!

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It was a sunny summer afternoon in Maginhawa. And a certain tea shop that goes by the name of Moonleaf held the summer party that ended all summer parties this year. Milk tea + bands + free photo booth and henna + TWO new tea flavors? What more can you ask for? OH YEAH — summer rain and dancing in it like nobody cares!

DSC_0334Our fiercest hosts Julianna Madeleine Force, Thysz Estrada, and Gelo Arucan

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We set up a small pool in the middle of the parking lot and hosted pool games! Later on, it’lll serve other purposes *wink*

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Some people just know how to werq it!

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DSC_0366Summer rain came but nothing stopped the party! The rain was a welcome guest, after all those heat!

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Bloggers United STRIKES 3!

Third time’s the charm for the most anticipated fashion bloggers event in the country!

Bloggers United is staging their third bloggers bazaar this June 2 at the Grandview Events Place to once again gather Manila’s top fashion bloggers in one single venue outside of the World Wide Web. After holding two successful events last year, Bloggers United has easily become one of the most anticipated affairs for both fashion bloggers and readers in the metro.  More than just a bazaar, Bloggers United also partners with charitable groups to use and channel their influence in a positive manner.

Through the overwhelming power of social media and blogs in today’s generation, the previous Bloggers United events have successfully joined forces with top fashion bloggers like Laureen Uy, Camille Co, Kryz Uy and many more to inspire their followers and to raise funds for various beneficiaries,  namely KIDS Foundation and GMA Kapuso Foundation. This time around, the event will benefit Operation Smile Philippines.

The event gets better and better every time! To make Bloggers United 3 even more momentous, top Indonesian fashion blogger Anastasia Siantar of The Brown Platform will also be selling alongside Cebu fashion bloggers and our very own top celebrities Divine Lee & Sarah Meier.

So, if you love blog-reading and blog-hopping, Bloggers United is sure to be the perfect end-of-summer bazaar for you. Not only will you be able to bump elbows with your favorite bloggers at the event, but you will also be able to snag some of their own stylish statement pieces as they open their closets to sell to the public. Stay-up-to-date with the biggest gathering of bloggers by following us on Twitter (twitter.com/bloggers_united) and Facebook (facebook.com/bloggersunitedph), and bookmarking our official webpage (bloggersunited.org).

Bloggers United is in partnership with: 
Operation Smile
Globe Tattoo

Event is co-presented by:
Colgate
Hedgren
Jansport
Canon
Zalora
Raffles
Clear
Pond’s
Hotel Celeste

Official Media Partners:
ETC
Meg
Status Magazine
When in Manila
Gadgets Magazine

In cooperation with:
Kotex
Payless
Nail It
Fashionary
Pinkbox
Coca Cola
Lorys 

Special thanks:
The Closet Goddess
Le Plume
Asian Vogue
Bubbles

May 12 is Moonleaf Summer Xie Xie

NEW TEA FLAVORS + Barbeque party + FREE henna tattoo + FREE photo booth + Pool games + Hourly prizes!!!

Mark the date now, we’ll make summer party history on Saturday! See you there!

Have a Moonleaf Summer everyone!

As promised here are the other official photos for My Summer Staycation: Moonleaf Summer 2012!

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Once again, a roll call of the most amazing team I have the honor to have worked with:

Photography | Joseph Pascual
Videography | Judd Figuerres
Make up & Grooming | Kim Alcoreza
Production Design | Jan Pineda and Dreps Tatad
Models | Rutherford Perez, Bruce Venida, Sasha Palomares, Justine Aure, and Gela Abores

This has been My Summer Staycation: The Moonleaf Summer 2012 Campaign! Happy Moonleaf-ing everyone!

Moonleaf: My Summer Staycation BTS

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DSC_0781Sasha, Justine, Rutherford, Gela, and Bruce

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These are just some of the behind-the-scenes of our shoot for The Moonleaf Summer 2012 Campaign shot by Joseph Pascual and filmed by Judd Figuerres. The locations were Maginhawa street and the vast grassy area that is the University of the Philippines – Diliman. I had the honor to tag along and experience working with these amazing people… oh just look how much fun we are having.

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Just as we were setting up for the second location at UP, we found ourselves playing around and had a shoot within a shoot. It was fun! With the beautiful sun and all. AND. THAT. DOLL. LOLz!

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Make up and grooming c/o Ms. Kim Alcoreza

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DSC_0840Jan – 1/2 of the Production and Set Design team

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DSC_0845Dreps – Jan’s other half… of the Production and Set Design Team haha

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DSC_0852Karla and Eunice joined us in our UP leg of the shoot. Karla brought Kuchay, yay!

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Punchdrunk Panda x Analog Soul gulaman shirt, Oxygen reversible jeans, Reebok high cut dunks, Fedora hat

BTS video by Judd Figuerres

Watch out for our Summer Xie Xie Day!!! It’s a summer party you’ll never forget, so stay tuned at @moonleafteashop!

Moonleaf: My Summer Staycation 2012

Come to think of it, staycation isn’t a bad idea at all. Though I’d really love to be in the islands by now because of this heat staring down at us, the city isn’t that unbearable with my favorite milk tea in hand.

See you all at Moonleaf!

THE MOONLEAF 2012 SUMMER CAMPAIGN

Photography by Joseph Pascual
Videography by Judd Figuerres

With Sasha Palomares, Justine Aure, Rutherford Perez, Gela Abores and Bruce Venida

Make up & grooming by Kim Alcoreza
Production & Set Design by Dreps Tatad and Jan Pineda

I’ll post the whole campaign and BTS by moi soon! 

Of milk tea and deal breakers

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If life has been any simpler than a twisted game of Monopoly Deal, I probably would have won with a deal breaker and a sly deal in hand. But it ain’t a friggin’ game, and I may need my daily does of milk tea to calm my all too frantic self.

Hello Tuesday!

Around UP Teacher’s Village

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One of the perks of working at Teacher’s Village is that friends come and go all the time. It’s so near the university that it instantly becomes the third place after school/work and home. For some, it is their home, workplace, and hang out place in one! You cannot run out of places to eat/drink/hang at because it’s just bustling with all these potential places. I wish I could try them all!

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Hop in a car, ride a cab, or even just walk – and you can just reach the nearby UP, which is a sight in its own. I’ve seen many a photo shoot happened here, and who could even know a grass land this vast can be found in the middle of the city? It’s perfect for picnics, too! Whatever floats your boat!

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I always believe that whenever the clouds look pretty, the day’s gonna be awesome. That day I shot these, it knew it was awesome already, and the clouds couldn’t agree more with me.

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And the day ISN’T over. After work, I met up with some more friends and rewarded myself with burger and booze at the newly renovated Burger Project. My blogger friends were there already, and I showed up and crashed. They were supposed to invite me, really but I still have work by the time they get there.

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We moved to Pino to grab some more booze and pica. I love it there, it’s so bright and they have my favorite Lychee Beer. Perfect for capping the day off.

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DSC_0888Catch, Ana, Krissy, moi, Reg, Ruben, Pax, Paul, Angel, Sarah

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DSC_0870Keep that profile, Paul, you have a striking resemblance to Peeta!

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I think the photos can explain what transpired that night! I love my job, friends, and this little neighborhood called Maginhawa!!!

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Faded✰Glory checkered shirt, Oxygen denim jeans, Thrifted military boots

Kinda late post, and yeah, I used photos from my friends hahahaha, but I just wanna blog about this because I wanna remember how fun it is to meet again friends I haven’t seen for a while in one place. Kudos to Status Magazine for their fourth anniversary and this sorta-kinda reunion of people in the industry.

And yeah, the theme of the party is neon. We’re a lot who wore neon, so don’t glare on me. But I think I’ll invest in a neon piece in my closet, hmmmmmm.

Photos from Karl Leuterio, Gerd Perez, and Miko Carreon