[EVENT RECAP] Movie Date: Starting Over Again

[EVENT RECAP] Movie Date: Starting Over Again

The instant we saw fashion stylist Mercille Tiomico posted behind-the-scenes photos of stars like Piolo Pascual, Toni Gonzaga and goddess Cai Cortez for her movie project  then entitled “Unlove You“, we knew it’s a must-see. And when we heard it’s directed by Olivia Lamasan and written by Carmi Raymundo, we knew it’s something to be experienced and discussed with good friends. Our first event for 2014 is set! Read More

[EVENT RECAP] Come. Donate. Repack: A Relief Operation for the Affected Families of Guiuan, Eastern Samar

[EVENT RECAP] Come. Donate. Repack: A Relief Operation for the Affected Families of Guiuan, Eastern Samar

We’re still beaming with gratitude for all the helpful souls who joined us yesterday for our little relief operation for the Yolanda survivors, in spite of the short notice here. For those who were unable to participate, we hope you’re with us in prayers for our beloved brothers and sisters. We will let you know if there will be another gathering to extend help.

Lifted from Kristine. http://instagram.com/p/gzkrOPhpj-/
Lifted from Kristine. http://instagram.com/p/gzkrOPhpj-/
Meet the girls! (...because the boys won't join the photo opp haha)
Meet the girls! (…because the boys won’t join the photo opp haha)
Sending them message of love and hope in Bisaya (pero dapat pala in Waray)
Sending them message of love and hope in Bisaya (pero dapat pala in Waray)

Lifted from Kristine here.

[EVENT RECAP] #SpookyokeNight a Halloween Bloggiversary Bash

[EVENT RECAP] #SpookyokeNight a Halloween Bloggiversary Bash
Lorna + Mitch
Lorna + Mitch

I remember it too well how Lorna and I traversed the infinity lines of MRT, ridiculously tried whatever it fits costumes at Camp Suki and relentlessly hopped from one venue to another completely having no solid plan on how, what or simply if we can pull this bloggiversary bash or not. Coming up with the moolah was pretty much challenging too and quite frankly we were nervous; that was a month ago.

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Spooky-oke Night!

Spooky-oke Night!

We still can’t believe that  we’re turning one-year-old! Imagine, in a few weeks time, we can proudly participate to weekly merriment like #ThrowbackThursday and #FlashbackFriday. Seriously though, it brings us happy tears just thinking that our curvy community seems to be growing tight. In addition to that, the “outer world” recently took notice of our efforts. Read about our features on GMA News Online and POC. Amazing, right?

So, before I get too sappy, let me proceed to our little announcement. We are inviting YOU to join Spooky-oke Night! We ask you to come in your fab costumes (not necessarily Halloween-ish like manananggal or sparkling vampires) and join us sing our grateful hearts out in celebration of our first bloggiversary. It’s happening on October 26th, Saturday, 8pm to 12mn. You can confirm your attendance by sending us an email to pinaycurvies@gmail.com.

Spooky-oke Night!
Spooky-oke Night!

Frequently Asked Questions:

1.) Do we really need to be in costumes?

Yes, yes, yes! The tribe has spoken.

2.) Do we get a prize for our costumes?

Of course! We’ll reward the 1.) best in costume and 2.) best singer of the night with a beso, among others.

3.) How much do we need to shell out?

We took care of the venue rental. Drinks and pica pica will be served.

4.) Will there be a corkage fee?

Unfortunately, there is.

5.) So how do we confirm our attendance? Can I confirm on my gal pals’ behalf?

Send us an email to pinaycurvies@gmail.com. Please ask your friends to send us their confirmation email individually.

If you have other questions we missed to cover, please let us know!

[EVENT RECAP] Glam Tales with Mercille Tiomico & Maita Atienza

[EVENT RECAP] Glam Tales with Mercille Tiomico & Maita Atienza

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Finally, Mitch and I had a follow-up gathering for our beloved curvy community. After the swap meetquiz night and movie date, we are so delighted to hold our first kikay boot camp called Glam Tales. We’re so grateful that our resource speakers were equally enthusiastic about this mission and, to our absolute surprise, the attendees braved typhoon Maring to join us. It was such an awesome feeling! Our event started with a makeup demo from Maita Atienza. Based on our #UsapangCurvy about hair and makeup, it became apparent that most of us are eager to learn about contouring. Prior to the event, Maita tapped me to be the model so the attendees could see how to make magic. We truly learned a lot from her, specifically my foundation shade (golden sunset) and Findation is the place to go to find our perfect match! Amazing, right?

 

Even before the demo is done, my newfound friends were quick to marvel at my no-makeup look. I must admit I was truly impressed, too. In fact, I almost did NOT wash my face before going to bed. I wanted to preserve my look! Then I remember how she started the demo by removing my makeup haha!

 

By the way, even before I met Maita that day, I was already a fan of hers. Her posts showed love for organic farming and she’s a reminder of my dream to be a green thumb and grow my own food. When I finally saw her in the flesh, I was stunned that she looks waaay younger and prettier in person!  Her photos online don’t do her justice!

 

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Remember how we talked about our fashion worries during this #UsapangCurvyMercille Tiomico gave us all a roundup on what we should consider to look big and fab. I was personally shocked that she finds comfort vital, too. I mean, she looks fasyon fasyon in photos and in person (don’t let that camouflage top fool you, she was wearing a very funky pair of shoes!). The best realization? She wasn’t as snobbish as she appears! She’s very bubbly. As in babaeng bakla like me!
To sum it up, it was a very informative, fun and noisy gathering. It was like a reunion of some sort! I could just imagine how the other diners felt when we emerged out of the function room, asking for photo opps and exchanging endless goodbyes and besos. Mitch and I got inspiration for our next events, too. I’m tempted to divulge our brewing projects with some of the attendees, but it’s best to keep mum for now.