Plains & Prints X Rhett Eala X Red Dot

by - November 10, 2012

I was checking my email a week ago and got this.
Invi lunch date

How so ever can you say no to this invitation! :) I actually was given a heads up regarding an event from Red Dot by Ericke but it only got into my senses when I finally received the e-invi. I also was told that the only bloggers invited to the lunch date was me and blauearth, together with the owners of Red Dot and their franchisees. We feel so special! Yeee!

FYI, Mr. Rhett Eala is the Creative Director of Plains and Prints. He also is popularly known as one of the most famous and sought after designer to the stars. For the brand's collection this holiday season, he incorporated different scenes that defined Manila like light streaks, the manila bay, and buildings.

Anyway, the venue Balay Da Blas is just a block away from our house so I thought of walking to get there. I got there first (early bird, excited much!) and  got the chance to take photos as much as I can of the new Saramsam Cafe before the others arrive and before I ran out of chances. Thanks to Mr. Sammy Blas, we were the lucky ones to be the first to actually dine in the new Saramsam Cafe. It feels just like the one downtown, only more intimate and more homey.

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A koi pond in the lobby. So cute!
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Then the hosts and my fellow guests arrived + ate, talked, ate, ate, talked, laughed, laughed, talked, ate. :)
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Red Dot owner, Ms. Me-an Macaraeg and Ms. Tina Tan of blauearth.com
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Red Dot business partners, Ms. Mafe and Ms. Mylene + Ms. Charisse from Plains and Prints
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The Plains and Prints Creative Director, Mr. Rhett Eala
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refreshing baraniw iced tea
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longganisa pizza
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green salad with shitake mushrooms
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"kusimay"crabs
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bagnet + kamatis, bagoong, lasona (spring onions)
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poqui-poqui :D
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Ms. Charisse + Red Dot owner also Ms. Me-an's husband, Mr. Bernard Macaraeg
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malunggay ice cream
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inkalti = ilocano style fondue

After that hearty lunch, Ms. Me-an Macaraeg and Ms. Tina Tan toured Mr. Rhett for a while around ilocos norte since it was still early for the "Meet and Greet" scheduled in Red Dot while the rest of us headed straight to the store to wait for them there. Red Dot had a little make-over contest to come with the meet-and-greet event. There were two winners and they were the lucky ones who were all dolled up from hair and make-up by Ms. Mara Manuel, our very own make-up guru in the city. Not only that, they were given the opportunity to be styled by Mr. Rhett Eala with the Plains and Prints Holiday Collection 2012, City Series | Manila by Rhett himself!

Can i just extend how grateful and thankful I am to Visionaire Inc., the company hovering over Red Dot stores for always giving room to let me be a part of their chic and exciting events! Thank you so much! It is always a pleasure being around you guys! More power to the team! Enjoy the rest of the photos everyone!

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Check out these really pretty prints! I totally fell in love with the light streaks! I love taking photos of light streaks, thats why. Photography + Fashion, literal version = that kind of treatment is always brilliant! I learned from Rhett the he was the one who took photos of the buildings, light streaks, and the manila bay and decided to incorporate them into pretty and fashionable wearables.
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I got myself a high-low skirt and paired it with gold strappy sandals. The lights streaks scream so much about the "metro" but I'm a proud "probinsiyana" so using a knitted top didn't hurt at all. I kind of want to believe that I at least pulled it off. Haha! Whatchu think?
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Ms. Tina Tan + Rhett Eala + me :D
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beautiful people from Visionaire + Red Dot: Graphic Artist @vinceyourface + Manager @awithacrown + @lisbrunopascua
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2 lucky winners, Modesty (in orange) and Delia (in purple) with Rhett and Make-up artist, Mara Manuel
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Rhett Eala + Ms Mafe + Ms Mylene + Ms Charisse
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my mom came to drop by.... and shop too!
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My sister Ria, Rhett Eala, fellow blogger Ms Tintin of frozenblossomsbysenzy.blogspot.com
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