Manila Fame tickled my fancy to the extreme! :) I was over the moon to have met some of my favorite designers and artists in the event so even though I am 8 months late in sharing this, I can still feel my excitement and happiness while recalling the moments I have had in Manila Fame March 2015!
When the Philippines International Furniture Show (PIFS) invited me to be one of their medias (blogger), I was a bit surprised to see two events held at the same time and at the same location. I mean, I wasn't prepared but it was definitely very fun!
Manila Fame was located at the second floor of the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City, while PIFS was at the ground floor. And of course, just like what I did in PIFS, I also went to Manila Fame (March 2015) almost everyday. hehe.
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The Design and Lifestyle Event
"Considered as the country’s premier design and lifestyle event, Manila FAME is a bi-annual showcase of craftsmanship, design innovation, and artisanship in Philippine products. It features finely selected furniture and home furnishings, holiday gifts and décor, and fashion accessories designed and crafted in the Philippines for the global market.
Since 1983, Manila FAME has nurtured and promoted Philippine manufacturers and producers in the global market; consistently featuring top-quality export products and unique Philippine craftsmanship in home and fashion."
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I have heard about Manila Fame ever since my first year in college but I have never checked them out until this year. The reason why I never visited them before is because their entrance fee was expensive (around Php 400.00 as told by my batchmate). I was just a student and I'd rather use the money for art materials. This year, it was free! PIFS has an entrance fee though but you will not regret, I tell you. :">
The Philippines is the pearl of the orient and it will not have this sobriquet for nothing! I loved all the seashells and the products and I'm so saddened by the fact that I was still a starving, poor art student last March because I could have bought something in there! To be honest, I was eyeing the dream catchers...
And then this art piece was so me! Mermaid + the ocean + pink ! It's perfect for a shabby chic or country interiors. But I think that whatever design style you have, this can be incorporated. :))
I think you can still buy a piece even if you're from here but they only have limited stocks for local selling. I'm not so sure but that's what I understood from the exhibitor.
Anyway, they don't allow photo takings but I managed to capture these two shots before the exhibitor asked me to stop.
On instagram, I shared that my butt is now very precious because i have sat in a kenneth cobonpue piece. :))))) huhuuu. Fangirling mode on like omg! hahaha :)
fly towards your dreams, rae. flyyyy.
On the second day, I went to Manila Fame with my mom. Unfortunately, Kenneth Cobonpue wasn't there. But on the last day of the event, HE WAS THERE! HE WAS THERE! HE WAS THEEEERE!
I posted an instax photo of us on instagram and I shared, "A moment I will remember for the rest of my life. Huhu. I finally met the world renowned, multi-awarded, industrial designer Sir @kennethcobonpue at #ManilaFame 2015. I can't encapsulate my feelings. Huhu. Grabe talaga! Ang saya ko. Worth-it pag absent ko sa class. Haha ;)"