Dorris Lobrino, A Green Vintage Christmas in Nature

Dorris Lobrino, A Green Vintage Christmas in Nature

The 12 Women of Christmas 2009 Series

December 13, 2009
Location: MMLDC, Antipolo City
Model: Dorris “Dora” Lobrino
MUA/Hairstylist: Jaqi Fragata Simeon
Creative Director/Photographer: Rman Nepomuceno
Production Assistants: Raymond, Alyssa and Renzo
Special Thanks to : Glitz & Glams Accessories
Giselle Dela Merced, Owner/Designer 09239561082/09275383715

About Dora:

Occupation: Enterprise Application Specialist.

Christmas 2009 Message:

Christmas comes without ribbons, tags, packages or boxes. But rather, it comes throughout the year with sweet friendship, mended broken relationships, bonded family, hope reborn, forgiveness and peace from within.

This Christmas — values not value; presence not presents.

Personal Style Guide for Christmas:

The glamour of Christmas parties keeps most of us excited. Some would prefer the sparkles while others go for their old tacky sweater. I, on the other hand, would always settle for the classic, elegant yet comfortable style.


The Green Color:

Green is the color of nature, fertility, life. Grass green is the most restful color. Green symbolizes self-respect and well being. Green is the color of balance. It also means learning, growth and harmony. Green is a safe color, if you don’t know what color to use anywhere use green.

Green is favored by well balanced people. Green symbolizes the master healer and the life force. It often symbolizes money. It was believed green was healing for the eyes. Egyptians wore green eyeliner. Green eyeshades are still used. You should eat raw green foods for good health. Friday is the day of green. Green jade is a sacred stone of Asia.

Green Energy

Green contains the powerful energies of nature, growth, desire to expand or increase. Balance and a sense of order are found in the color green. Change and transformation is necessary for growth, and so this ability to sustain changes is also a part of the energy of green.

Put some green in your life when you want:

a new state of balance
feel a need for change or growth
freedom to pursue new ideas
protection from fears and anxieties connected with the demands of others

The Color Equivalent Gemstone: Peridot

A tiny island known as Zabargard (owned by Egypt) is documented as the first source of peridot, dating back as far as four thousand years. Early Crusaders who visited St. John’s Island (now called Zabargard) introduced this gem to Europe upon return from battle.

Peridot is mentioned in many ancient references as chrysolite. It is mentioned throughout the Bible, and early Christians considered it sacred. Today still, Catholic Bishops traditionally wear a ring of peridot and amethyst as a symbol of purity and morality.

The peridot was believed to be a stone of springtime by ancients who considered it a gift from Mother Nature. Napoleon once made a gift of peridot to Josephine as a symbol of undying love and admiration. In ancient times, it was said that a dream about peridot foretold impending danger.

Healing qualities of peridot
Peridot is a stone of lightness and beauty. Only spiritual or clear-minded persons should use peridot. The person with too many earthly problems will not be able to understand the beauty of the Peridot. The very spiritual can wear peridot in a necklace with the stone at the base of the throat to feel its soothing effect. Used in a necklace, peridot is a protector against negative emotions.

Peridot has been known to have healing effect on the gall bladder and liver.

Sources of peridot
Peridot is a gem variety from the olivine mineral group. The bottle green color is called peridot. Yellowish green is chrysolite. Olive green is olivine. Sources of peridot include: St. John’s Island (Egypt), United States (Arizona and Hawaii), Myanmar, Burma, Australia, Norway, South Africa and Brazil.

Anna Latina Simbol, Midnight Green Christmas Hope

Anna Latina Simbol, Midnight Green Christmas Hope

The 12 Women of Christmas 2009 Series

December 11, 2009
Location: Elysium Gardens, E Rodriguez Ave. Quezon City
Model/MUA/Stylist: Anna Latina Simbol
Creative Director/Photographer: Rman Nepomuceno
Production Assistants: Mond
Special Thanks to : Glitz & Glams Accessories
Giselle Dela Merced, Owner/Designer 09239561082/09275383715

About Anna:

Full time mom, Part Time Pro Makeup Artist

Christmas message:

Christmas is one of the busiest and most hectic time of the year with all the parties, reunions, dinners, gift buying and giving. With all these, may we not forget the true reason for this season, which is our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

All the love and the blessings to all of you this season. Merry Christmas everyone!

Style guide for Christmas:

I prefer comfort over fashion. A simple top, jeans, flats and one piece of article that will make you stand out from the rest. Oh and don’t forget to wear a smile 🙂


About Midnight Green:

Midnight green (sometimes called eagle green) is a dark shade of green. It is also a dark shade of cyan. This can be readily ascertained by noting the fact that this color’s red value is zero, and also that its green and blue values are almost equal

Midnight Green is closely identical to Dioptase Gemstone.

Dioptase is a powerful stone to awaken love and compassion and to heal emotional distress. The beautiful green ray of dioptase makes it a heart stone on many levels.

Dioptase supports the emotional heart, strengthens the physical heart and awakens the spiritual heart. Meditate with dioptase to open your inner eyes to your higher purpose.

Other Meanings:

-Releases emotional patterns
-Assists in understanding roles we have played as well as the roles of others in our lives
-Excellent stone to emotionally assist in experiencing divorce, death, or any intense family trauma
-Stimulates forgiveness and healing of emotional wounds

Sources of Dioptase

The best quality dioptase is found in copper deposits in Russia, Namibia, Zaire, Chile, and US (Arizona).

Alyssa Marriele Lorenzo, Aquamarine Advent Serenity

Alyssa Marriele Lorenzo, Aquamarine Advent Serenity

The 12 Women of Christmas 2009 Series

December 6, 2009
Location: MMLDC, Antipolo City
Model: Alyssa Marriele Lorenzo
MUA/Hairstylist: Jaqi Fragata Simeon
Creative Director/Photographer: Rman Nepomuceno
Production Assistants: Raymond and Renzo
Special Thanks to : Glitz & Glams Accessories
Giselle Dela Merced, Owner/Designer 09239561082/09275383715

About Alyssa:

Occupation: Fashion Assistant Intern, Mega Magazine

Christmas 2009 Message:

Celebrate Christmas with Joys in our heart! It’s time to forgive and a time to give love! It’s Christmas Time, so let the abundance of sharing and merry fill each home.

Personal Style Guide for Christmas:

Christmas is a family time and a celebration of happiness and peace. Proper attire on the moods and the theme fits best for me to be classic and classy. Confidence is what matters and not the brand that just hiding behind my dress. It is my innate style that should be noticed.


The Color Aquamarine:

Aquamarines are found in a range of blue shades, from the palest pastel to greenish-blue to a deep blue. While the choice of color is largely a matter of taste, the deeper blue gems are more rare. Aquamarine is a pastel gemstone, and while color can be quite intense in larger gemstones, the smaller Aquamarines are often less vivid.

The word Aquamarine is derived from the Latin words “aqua marina” which means “sea water” reflecting the color of the crystals. A transparent, pale green variety of beryl, is often used as a gemstone.

The color is due to trace amounts of iron impurities in the beryl structure.

Some have chatoyancy (cat’s-eyes and stars)

It is closely related to the emerald, both belonging to the beryl family

Like diamonds, gemstones are graded by color, cut, clarity and carat weight

The largest ever stone was found during 1910 in Brazil, weighing 243 pounds. It was then cut into smaller stones which yielded over 200,000 carats.

The Aquamarine is a member of the Beryl (beryllium aluminum silicate) family. The crystal structure of the Aquamarine, the March birthstone, is Hexagonal.

The properties with which the Aquamarine, the birthstone of the Zodiac sign of Pisces, is associated are as follows:

Faithfulness, courage and friendship

Awareness, quick response and easing communication problems

This gemstone is often used as a charm by sailors for protection while at sea.

Jenny Ebido, Magenta’s Magical Christmas Love

Jenny Ebido, Magenta's Magical Christmas Love

The 12 Women of Christmas 2009 Series

December 5, 2009
Location: Olympic Heights Garden, Eastwood City Q.C.
Model/Stylist: Jenny Ebido
MUA/Hairstylist : Rona Villaroman
Long Gown by: Eric Delos Santos
Creative Director/Photographer: Rman Nepomuceno
Production Assistants: Raymond and Alyssa
Special Thanks to : Glitz & Glams Accessories
Giselle Dela Merced, Owner/Designer 09239561082/09275383715

About Jenny:

Occupation: IT Account Manager

Christmas Message: Christmas is an ideal time to express love and good wishes to those we care. It’s also the best time to contemplate and think about our future. May everyone be happy and find love this season.

Style Guide for Christmas: My usual fashion always depends on the mood and what type of character I‘d like to portray. It may be seductive, classic chic, conservative, sporty or just getting the job done, but it will never be a complete fashion without the accessory of expensive footwear!


The Color Magenta:

MAGENTA: Nonconformists, innovated, strong-willed, inventive, imaginative, artistic, resourceful, productive, creative and has an agile mind.
Magenta’s are bright and determined about things they regard as important. They are great manipulators as well as actors. Magenta’s tap dance to their own tune!

Additional Facts: The term magenta was coined from a plant that provides a dye called fushina, discovered after the Battle of Magenta in Italy. There are several shades of magenta, all referred to commonly as magenta. Magenta is an extra-spectral color, which means it cannot be created by one wavelength of light. It is made up of red and blue wavelengths, called as red-purple in the Munsell Color System. Owing to its distinct base of two aggressive colors, magenta emerges significantly differently on canvass, in print, and on computer screen.

At the expressive level, used in artistry, where magenta is less aggressive and more spiritual than red, it is more realistic than purple. It is volatile, optimistic, and affectionate, creating a feeling of satisfaction & self-respect, while being imaginative, outrageous, and innovative as well, all along. Magenta is the color of ‘new age,’ which heals at all emotional levels. With a streak of ‘Futurism,’ it promises future. A strong, deep, complex, and very impressive color, magenta is linked with inspirational thinkers, particularly those who think ahead of time.

In addition, the ‘Color Symbolism of Magenta’ stretches to divinity, love, learning, & nurturing. It can assist people with earthly skills, in fusing with powerful spirituality, and in releasing the past agony & moving forward. The color cleanses a being emotionally and infuses the feeling of self-respect, protection, and self-awareness in self. This color balances emotions by being simultaneously cheering and soothing, thereby controlling over emotional and under emotional conditions. Definitely, despite the complexity of its tones and shading, magenta is a brilliant, versatile color, creating all the magic possible through artistry or otherwise.