In my crowd where online influencers and Instagram "Feel Goals" are the current cool, I will always be a Chuvaness fan. Her blog makes writing still cool (a blog that you will still read from end to end because of Ms. C's easy writing style).
I've met Ms. Cecile (Van Straten) several times in events, and during all these I was cowering and painfully shy, nakakahiya level! Haha! I guess ganun talaga when you look up to someone! Ms. Cecile owns a unique style, chica as she describes the Japanese women on her travel posts. So imagine when I learned about her collaboration with National Bookstore:
I think I bought almost everything during the media event yesterday! More details below on the collection and some event photos. :)
The event was held at the Mega Fashion Hall. Thank you Ms. Dinna (@dinnachanvasquez) for inviting me!
Photo op with the life-size Chuvaness illustrations by young artist Keesha Felipe (@keeshuuu) - I'm an instant follower! Hehe. Ms. C said she discovered Keesha on Instagram.
About the collection:
More kawaii Chuvaness as you enter the venue... I like the wood + mirror aesthetic, it's so Chuvaness!
Saw the fashionable Tita Tessie and JP Singson amongst the shoppers:
Everything's well-displayed too:
There's a "Chuva-Approved" Bookshelf:
According to NBS, Ms. Cecile was really hands-on in coming up with this line. She is very "mabusisi", and true enough, you'll see this on each piece. I like every detail: from the round pouch shape, to the 2 sizes of the canvass totes, to the dots and lines of the notebooks, to the rounded edges of the notecards... You know that everything's well thought-out! Hindi basta-basta magka collection lang!
I also like that Ms. Cecile's Japanese influence reflects on each item. Very "Japan wasteland worthy" collection, with kraft tags as labels. I'm in love!
Free portraits section!
Keesha was also there:
Lined up and was assigned to @hulyen:
Played Pokemon Go while waiting for my turn, hehe, there were FOUR lures in the area so take your time guys. :D
And finally, thanks @Hulyen! Ang cute!
Kuya John of http://www.kumagcow.com/, who also kept me company during my shopping time (thank you!).
Here are my purchase + their corresponding price:
Wrapping Paper, 5 Sheets - Php 99
Utility Kit - Php 399
Organizer Clutch - Php 599 (Can fit my 13" Macbook)
Notecards, 12 Sets - Php 199
Stickers - Php 59 / Php 49
Carry All - Php Php 699 // Baby Bag - Php 249
Multi Pouch - Php 299
Coin Purse - Php 199
Notebook (Dotted, Grid, Lined) - Php 399 // Memo Pad (Grid) - Php 119
Actually I love the paper bag too!
Congrats again Chuvaness and National Bookstore! I am sure this will be a hit! :)
The #ChuvanessxNBS collab is still at the Mega Fashion Hall TODAY till 9pm! Check it out before they run out of stocks!! Follow @nbsalert on Instagram for more information.
Update: The #ChuvanessxNBS collection is available at these branches: Alabang Town Center, Ayala Fairview Terraces, Estancia Mall, Festival Supermall, Glorietta 1, Greenbelt, Greenlanes Arcade, Katipunan, NAIA, Market! Market!, Power Plant Mall-Rockwell, Quad Alpha Centrum, Quezon Avenue, Robinsons Ermita, Robinsons Magnolia, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, SM Aura Premier, SM Bacoor, SM Clark, SM Dasmariñas, SM Fairview, SM Mall of Asia, SM Manila, SM Megamall, SM North Edsa, SM Southmall, SM Sta Rosa, Superbranch Cubao, Trinoma, Uptown Place Mall.