JAG origins x Nina Garcia at Philippine fashion week holiday 2013

I know things happen for a reason, hehe even I didn't get the chance to meet and see Sarah Jessica Parker in person when she visited our country "Philippines" for the opening of The SM Store at SM Aura Premier but you know things happen for a reason (haha paulet-ulet?). After a few days of SJP news and all the buzz; another influential person in the global fashion industry came here in the Philippines, she is the creative director of Marie Claire magazine, author, style icon and Project runway judge "gaaaah! I always watch project runway every week" and a style icon.. none other than the Nina Garcia!! 

I'm very thankful to JAG for giving me VIP invitation/pass for this fantastic fashion show. A lot of stylish people came, all dressed up just to see Nina Garcia and JAG latest collection. 

with Andre Chang "the walang kakabog at walang pwedeng kumabog sa mga outfits niya". Dapat pala sa JAG ko na lang sinuot yung PANDA outfit ko! hahahaha. 

My seatmate at the show..It's the celebrity mom Maricel Laxa!!. She is so nice and approachable. Before the show started we talked a lot about fashion! and she even asked me the question "what do you think are latest trends this holiday 2013" hahah syempre todo sagot naman ako sa question niya and we also talked about my hobbies especially "fashion blogging". 

Hey Maricel! you looked chic and sophisticated last night in that Rajo Laurel dress!.
See you soon! :)) 


Project Runway and Marie Claire’s creative director Nina Garcia headlined the JAG ORIGINS show for the 2013 Philippine Fashion Week at the SMX Convention Center.

The renowned fashion journalist and style icon will provide a sneak preview of JAG ORIGINS – a series of talks on fashion, marketing and creative thinking that targets the industry and art/fashion students.

As the inaugural speaker of JAG ORIGINS, Nina brings to the fore her over two decades of experience in the fashion industry, whose highlights include being fashion director at Elle magazine for 17 years, and at Marie Claire for four years.

With degrees from Boston University and Fashion Institute of Technology, Nina has written four books about style, and presently hosts Decoding Style on AOL. She also enjoys strong following on social media, with millions of supporters on her Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and Tumblr accounts.

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JAG also invited three of the country’s most promising designers Jerome Salaya Ang, Norman Noriega, and Jeffrey Rogador to create a special collection, which was presented at the event to inspire budding creatives. Then, JAG ORIGINS will culminate with the launch of its Holiday 2013 collection, in a fashion show that features Ankle Cut Jeans for women and Stretch Denim for men.

Jerome Salaya Ang

Norman Noriega

Jeffrey Rogador

After the show, Boy Abunda interviewed Nina Garcia. She is truly inspirational, how she rises from being an assistant of the assistant of the assistant to Marie Claire's creative director and I learned a lot from her tips and experiences in life especially on how to make it in the fashion industry. Such an inspiration.

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Congrats JAG! for presenting a successful show! and also for bringing Nina Garcia here in the Philippines!. 
Till' next time! :))

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