Covet: Quidel Candles

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Dropped by the Woaw store (HK) a few weeks ago for an event & was able to cop my Quidel Candle

Based in LA, this hand-poured, artisan brand uses premium coconut wax while aiming to create distinct, quality scents. Quidel, which means “burning torch,” in Mapuche, is based off of the Native American belief in fire ceremonies as a ritual to welcome new energy into their life during the full moon.

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Covet: A Lovetuner

LoveTunerSo I’ve been giving these out like candy to all my girlfriends who I feel would get it- a Lovetuner. It’s actually not surprising to them once I explain what this is.

Because those who know me know that I have this whole metaphysical side that could jump into conversations about chakras, energy, & self-help, as fast as I could switch to Game of Thrones and hip-hop.

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Covet: Lovebirds LA Clutch Bags

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Love at first sight when I saw these LoveBirds LA bags.

Combining international travel and fashion, LoveBirds LA is a unique line of clutch bags inspired by the colors and prints of Peru, Thailand, and the Philippines.

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Covet: Cosset Bamboo Basics

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I like seeing brands that fuse eco-consciousness with fashion, the ones who bridge the gap between an ethical production process and great design. Then I discovered Singapore-based Cosset, a luxury basics brand made with sustainable bamboo fabric.

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Covet: TOMS Sandals & Sunglasses

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A big thank you to the TOMS Philippines team for this lovely farewell present before I flew off to Singapore yesterday. TOMS has one of the most inspiring business models I’ve ever known, starting with the decision to donate a pair of TOMS shoes to a child in need for every pair sold.

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Covet x Watch: Jessica Robinson Jewelry

1599691_10152175432749540_1378333025_oThis is my first Covet x Watch post. Oooh- I’m gettin wild up in this blog. 😉

Jessica Robinson is a jewelry designer, or more specifically a bench jeweler, whose ethereal designs have been featured in Vogue Italia and Vogue US, as well as seen draping high-profile celebrities. She uses mostly gold embedded with diamonds, just like the palm feather double ring featured above.

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Covet: Ivy Kirzhner Pyramid Pumps

bone-side_grande Back when I was still working in retail, I met Ivy Kirzhner during one of her business trips to Manila; she was then the designer for a shoe line the store was carrying. Fast forward to a few years later, and I see her at the Empire Hotel in New York, launching her very own line. (I then decided to interview her for Status Magazine, and trust me, her story is amazing.) Her design aesthetic is everything a goddess should wear, just like this piece from her Spring/Summer 2014 collection: The Pyramid Pump.

Covet: Banago Bags

PageImage-510166-3552265-071612_BanagoLookBook_12This Covet post is dedicated to my superwoman friend, Renée Patron. I first met Renée a few years ago in Boracay; there was something about her laid-back vibe, and genuine energy that made it very effortless to talk to her.

Back then, she had just started working on her bag and home accessories line called Banago. Her story was so interesting, that I interviewed her for The Philippine Inquirer.

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