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.

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:

Occupation:
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 🙂

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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).

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.

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!

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.