Barbie Maceda, Lilac Christmas Enchantment

Barbie Maceda, Lilac Christmas Enchantment

The 12 Women of Christmas 2009 Series

December 19, 2009
Location: ELysium Gardens, E Rodriguez Ave, Quezon City
Model/MUA/Stylist: Barbie Maceda
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 Barbie:

Occupation: Marketing Associate, Ayala Malls Cinemas
Christmas Message: Love, Peace & Happiness this Christmas.
Personal Style Guide: Chic, Sexy yet Sophisticated

The Color:

Lilac is a color that is a pale shade of violet. It might also be described as light purple.

The Meaning and Symbolism:

The story of lilac, according to Greek mythology, begins with a beautiful nymph named Syringa (lilac’s botanical name). Captivated by her beauty, Pan, the god of the forests and fields, chased Syringa through the forest. Frightened by Pan’s affections, Syringa escaped him by turning herself into an aromatic bush – the flower we now refer to as lilac.

The 8th wedding anniversary flower and the state flower of New Hampshire (symbolizing the hardy character of the Granite State’s citizens), lilacs are frequently considered a harbinger of spring, with the time of their bloom signaling whether spring will be early or late. In the language of flowers, purple lilacs symbolize the first emotions of love, while white lilacs represent youthful innocence.

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.

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.

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My Life Best Shots,

Rman