Mondaine Rona

Mondaine Rona

A Fashion Photography Shoot with Ms. Rona Villaroman

Date: November 30, 2009
Location: Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center
Model/Stylist: Rona Villaroman
MUA: Ms. Anna Latina Simbol
Creative Director/Photographer: Rman Nepomuceno Lorenzo
Production Assistants: Raymond and Paul Mikhail
Special Thanks to: Ms Jenny Sison Ebido

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Dottie Bobias-Assidao, Yuletide Grey Glitters!

Dottie Bobias-Assidao, Yuletide Grey Glitters!

The 12 Women of Christmas 2009 Series 4

November 29, 2009
Location: Canyon Woods, Tagaytay City
Model/Stylist: Dottie Bobias Assidao
MUA: Ms. Anna Latina Simbol
Creative Director/Photographer: Rman Nepomuceno
Production Assistants: Raymond Nepomuceno, Alyssa and Paul Mikhail Lorenzo
Special Thanks to : Glitz & Glams Accessories
Giselle Dela Merced, Owner/Designer 09239561082/09275383715

About Dottie:

Christmas 2009 Message:

One of the most anticipated season of the year is Christmas, its the season wherein there is so much love, joy, and sharing. Its my favorite time of the year as well, for my family gets to spend a lot of time together having fun but at the same time remember that it is also a time of reflection and thanksgiving for the many blessings we received.

Dotie’s Personal Style Guide for Christmas:

I always attributed Christmas with simplicity, a simple style that makes me feel comfortable to express the glitter of the season. Simple clothes with warm colors is my style for this season.

Gray is a neutral, balanced color. It is a cool, conservative color that seldom evokes strong emotion although it can be seen as a cloudy or moody color.

Gray clothing suggests efficiency and is often used for this in the business world. Gray can also suggest lack of imagination, so should be used carefully. Gray will emphasize neutrality. Too much gray, or the wrong shades will suggest lack of character, initiative and detachment. Add a hint of another color to gray clothing to express efficiency with personality.

Cecilia Padilla, Chromatic Brown Wholesome Christmas

Cecilia Padilla, Chromatic Brown Wholesome Christmas

The 12 Women of Christmas 2009 Series 5

November 29, 2009
Location: Canyon Woods, Tagaytay City
Model/Stylist: Cecilia Padilla
MUA: Ms. Anna Latina Simbol
Creative Director/Photographer: Rman Nepomuceno
Production Assistants: Raymond Nepomuceno, Alyssa and Paul Mikhail Lorenzo
Special Thanks to : Glitz & Glams Accessories
Giselle Dela Merced, Owner/Designer 09239561082/09275383715

About Cecilia:

Occupation: Implementation Manager

Christmas 2009 Message:

People always seem to be nicer and happier during the Christmas season. I wish that everyone can feel the same even after the bells have rang, the gifts exchanged and the parties long over.

Cecilia’s Personal Style Guide for Christmas:

I prefer clean classic lines all year round, and Christmas dressed up with metallics — gold, bronze, silver – and splashes of holiday colors red and green

Color Definition: Chromatic Brown

The Color Brown Meaning: Reliability, elegance, security, healing, animals, home, grounding, foundations, earthly, stability, grounding, sophisticated, considerate, conventional, orderly.

Other Meanings: A solid wholesome feeling, To blend with the background, A connection with natural earth and the stability that brings orderliness and convention.

Tracy Arciaga, Peaceful Purple Christmas

Tracy Arciaga, Peaceful Purple Christmas

The 12 Women of Christmas Series 3

November 28, 2009
Location: Elysium Gardens
Model/MUA/Stylist: Tracy Arciaga
Creative Director/Photographer: Rman Nepomuceno
Production Assistants: Raymond Nepomuceno, Alyssa and Paul Mikhail Lorenzo
Special Thanks to : Glitz & Glams Accessories
Giselle Dela Merced, Owner/Designer 09239561082/09275383715

About Tracy:
Occupation: Sr. Software Engineer

Christmas 2009 Message:

Most people tend to spend much at this time of the year, my msg would be, be wise on your spendings!
Don’t splurge too much, it’s the thought that counts. I’d also like to share a qoute from Oren Arnold:
Christmas gift suggestions:


To your enemy, forgiveness.
To an opponent, tolerance.
To a friend, your heart.
To a customer, service.
To all, charity.
To every child, a good example.
To yourself, respect.

Tracy’s Personal Style Guide for Christmas:

Be updated on the trends in fashion this holiday season and experiment with it until you find
what suits you best then make yourself stand out from the rest.
But what’s most important above all is that you feel good and confident about yourself.

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The Purple Color:

Purple is royalty. A mysterious color, purple is associated with both nobility and spirituality. The opposites of hot red and cool blue combine to create this intriguing color.

Purple is the color of good judgment. It is the color of people seeking spiritual fulfillment. It is said if you surround yourself with purple you will have peace of mind. Purple is a good color to use in meditation.

Purple has been used to symbolize magic and mystery. Being the combination of red and blue, the warmest and coolest colors, purple is believed to be the ideal color. Most children love the color purple. Purple is the color most favored by artists. Thursday’s color is purple.

Charmaine Romero, A Sunny Inspired Yellow Yuletide Season

Charmaine Romero, A Sunny Inspired Yellow Yuletide Season

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The 12 Women of Christmas Series 2

November 21, 2009
Location: Elysium Gardens
Model: Charmaine Romero
MUA: Anna Latina Simbol
Creative Director/Photographer: Rman Nepomuceno
Production Assistants: Raymond Nepomuceno, Alyssa and Renzo Lorenzo
Special Thanks to : Glitz & Glams Accessories
Giselle Dela Merced, Owner/Designer 09239561082/09275383715

About Charmaine:

Occupation: Human Resource Practitioner

Christmas 2009 Message:

Christmas time is family time. It is the season for sharing blessings with our family and other people who are closest to our hearts and we consider as family too. May this season be filled with love and hope that the coming year will be a better one for everyone.

Charmaine Personal Style Guide for Christmas:

The celebration of Christmas is already a tradition.  No one will go wrong donning traditional and classic styles.  I would personally want to be styled as “warm” but “elegant” on this occasion.
The celebration of Christmas is already a tradition.  No one will go wrong donning traditional and classic styles.  I would personally want to be styled as “warm” but “elegant” on this occasion.

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The Yellow Color:

The shade of yellow determines the meaning. Pure, bright and sunny yellow is the easiest color to see. People who are blind to other colors can usually see yellow. Yellow is full of creative and intellectual energy. Always use yellow note pads.

Yellow symbolizes wisdom. Yellow means joy and happiness. People of high intellect favor yellow. Yellow daffodils are a symbol of unrequited love. Sunday’s color is yellow-gold.
Like the energy of a bright sunny day, yellow brings clarity and awareness. The shade of yellow determines its effect: Yellow-green can mean deceit, and creates a disoriented feeling. Orange-yellow imparts a sense of establishment. Clean light yellow clears the mind, making it active and alert.

Put some yellow in your life when you want: clarity for decision-making, relief from ‘burnout’, panic, nervousness, exhaustion
sharper memory and concentration skills, protection from lethargy and depression during dull weather

Interesting information about yellow:

– Yellow is psychologically the happiest color in the color spectrum.
– In medical terms, a yellow flag indicates a quarantine.
– Yellow Stones: Amber, Calcite, Cat’s Eye, Citrine, Fluorite, Golden Beryl, Golden Yellow Topaz, Golden Tiger Eye, Iron Pyrite, Lemon Chrysoprase, Yellow Celestite, Yellow Danburite, Yellow Garnet, Yellow Jade, Yellow Jasper, Yellow Kunzite, Yellow Muscovite, Yellow Rhodonite, Yellow Sapphire, Yellow Tourmaline
– The comic book character Green Lantern was afraid of the color yellow.
Yellow is the color that means “elevated” in the color-coded threat system established by presidential order in March 2002. This system quickly informs law enforcement agencies when intelligence indicates a change in the terrorist threat facing the United States.
– 75% of the pencils sold in the United States are painted yellow.
– The Political Symbol for the Aquino family in the Philippines

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Jaqi Fragata Simeon, An Indigo Christmas Spirit

Jaqi Fragata Simeon, An Indigo Christmas Spirit

The 12 Women of Christmas 2009 Series

November 15, 2009
Location: Elysium Gardens
Model/MUA/Stylist: Jaqi Fragata Simeon
Creative Director/Photographer: Rman Nepomuceno
Accessories by: Gissele dela Merced

About Jaqi:

Occupation: English Communications Specialist (Sykes Asia, Inc.); ESL (English as Second Language) Consultant

Christmas 2009 Message:

Christmas is not just a season; it is a state of mind that if everyone will be in, we’ll have a collective hope, love and happiness. Feel the Christmas spirit within you!

Jaqi’s Personal Style Guide for Christmas:

I don’t usually set a guide for my style. I just go with what I feel and what I think looks glam on me. I think that’s my style guide this Christmas: A “go-with-your-glam” style. I believe that what’s glamorous in one may not necessarily be glam in others. So you gotta find your own glam. Though, at times, my preference may be influenced by personalities that share similar styles. Lately, I find Eva Longoria’s and Pia Guanio’s fashion sense very similar with my own.

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Other Facts:

The Indigo Color Symbol:

The color of Indigo was a deep, rich dark blue

Sometimes referred to as Royal Blue with its obvious connotation

The symbolic meaning of the color indigo was power, importance and wealth

Indigo with the color blue has a Biblical meaning symbolizing heavenly grace. The Virgin Mary is often depicted wearing indigo or blue clothing

The source was the indigo plants and the dye was imported from India – extremely expensive and used to produce the color indigo

Indigo dye held colors fast and this rich color was worn by the wealthy and not to be confused with the color blue which was produced by using cheap blue dye obtained from woad

People who were allowed to wear the color indigo during the Elizabethan era, as decreed by the English Sumptuary Laws, were Royalty, Nobility and members of the Council

The color and material used in Elizabethan Clothing was extremely important. People who could wear the color Indigo was dictated by English Law! These were called the Sumptuary Laws. The colors of Elizabethan clothes, including the color Indigo, provided information about the status of the man or woman wearing them. This was not just dictated by the wealth of the person, it also reflected their social standing. The meaning of colors during the Elizabethan era represented many aspects of their life – the social, religious, biblical and Christian symbolism was reflected in the color Indigo!

The 12 Women of Christmas

The 12 Women of Christmas

Project Overview:

The 12 Women of Christmas is a Photography Project that features twelve women and their yuletide glamorous style. Each woman will wear an assigned or a choice color that symbolizes their unique personality.

Theme:

A fashion photography in celebration of Christmas Season. All women were asked to wear elegance, sophistication, their unique style of fashion expression and show their best smile, looks and joyful emotions for this yuletide season.

Timeline:

The project will run from November 15 to December 20, 2009.

Our Women of 2009 Yuletide Celebration:

1. Jaquiline Fragata Simeon

2. Tracy Arciaga

3. Alyssa Mariel Lorenzo

4. Dorris Lobrino

5. Charmaine Romero

6. Jenny Ebido

7. Lia Marcos

8. Dotie Bobias-Assidao

9. Joyce Ornopia

10. Anna Latina Simbol

11. Cecilia Padilla

12. Barbie Maceda

Others:

For photography workshop opportunity, please contact me at +639178664228 for the schedule and location shoots.

Bookmark this link now and regularly visit the site as we show the 12 Women of Christmas 2009!

My Life Best Shots,

Rman

Palace Museum (Forbidden City)

Palace Museum (Forbidden City)

September 26, 2009
Beijing China

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This is the Palace Museum, also known as the Purple Forbidden City. It is the largest and most well preserved imperial residence in China today. Under Ming Emperor Yongle, construction began in 1406. It took 14 years to build the Forbidden City. The first ruler who actually lived here was Ming Emperor Zhudi. For five centuries thereafter, it continued to be the residence of 23 successive emperors until 1911 when Qing Emperor Puyi was forced to abdicate the throne. In 1987, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization recognized the Forbidden City as a world cultural legacy.

It is believed that the Palace Museum, or Zi Jin Cheng (Purple Forbidden City), got its name from astronomy and folklore. The ancient astronomers divided the constellations into groups and centered them around the Ziwei Yuan (North Star). The constellation containing the North Star was called the Constellation of Heavenly God and the star itself was called the purple palace. Because the emperor was supposedly the son of the heavenly gods, his central and dominant position would be further highlighted by the use of the word purple in the name of his residence.

In Remembrance of our Dear Mother

In Remembrance of our Dear Mother

Location: Elysium Gardens, E. Rodriquez Ave. Quezon City, Philippines

A wonderful mother, woman and aid; one who was better, God never made; a wonderful worker, so loyal and true, one in a million – that was you. Your judgment was always right, honest and liberal, ever upright; loved by everyone, you knew. A wonderful mother – that was you.

My Mother, who gave me the best of her life, who cherished my secrets, my sorrows, my strife, who taught me to love, who taught me to pray, my Mother in Heaven, God bless her today.

We miss that light, and always will. Her vacant place there’s none to fill. Here we mourn, but not in vain, for up in heaven we’ll meet again.