Julia- what’s in her bag. The daytime drama queen of her generation shares with us.

As everyone knows, Julia Montes is my baby. I can actually refer to her as my person; one I can share anything and everything with.

At her young age, she is responsible- hard working, driven, flexible and intelligent. She is very matured in handling things that comes her way.

The young lady whom I proudly call my little sister shared with her ate her bag -and what’s in it 😛😘.

On Julia’s bag of choice:

Often seen in her collection of chanels with a mix of her go to prada tessuto for everyday- she reserves her most precious bag for big deals and important meetings.

Her bag:

Birkin 35 in etoupe PHW

A classic (like her) this baby is often referred to as the perfect neutral. Instead of going for black or white- etoupe is the safest shade for one who loves dressing up.

(photo lifted from google)

Her wallet:

image from google:

Prada tessuto contintental flap ❤

Her classic gucci shades that perfectly accents her meztiza features.

Her black umbrella

Laking lola I can relate. 😛

Her essential =RMK pressed powder

A cutesy pouch,bankbook and her phone and power bank.

Just like how we all know her- the no non-sense persona of this young superstar is reflected on her choice of must haves.

Thank you for sharing this baby. Ate loves you a lot 💜

 

X,

A

August, ghosts and praying for them.

So they say today marks the beginning of Ghost Month. Keeping myself positive though. Safe to say the ghosts really come out and haunt you; to taunt you and never leave u at peace.

Funny how we only get to see the real intention of people around you once you get a grasp of reality. That the purity you used to believe isn’t even there to begin with.

Perhaps my excessive trust and openness to people and thinking that everyone is on the same page as you- is to blame.

As we grow old and as we experience life on a day to day basis, we begin to see the motives of people around us.

I recall the promise of having my back was the best thing to hear. Slowly though as I analyze it now I believe I turned a blind eye on the truth that I was being manipulated so much so that I completely forgot the thin line differentiating my business and “friendship”.

I remember not so long ago, another encounter with the same set of people who laughed at what I do, belittled me and made it seem like life will be dependent on their existence. Now it makes me think I wasn’t handed everything on a snap. I worked day in out for it. Perhaps the reason why I know the value of TRUST, LOYALTY, EQUALITY and never trip on those who are eagerly working to get there.

I shook my head and thought, all along the clues were there. Then again no bad deed will ever prosper when its sole purpose is to destroy a person. Moreso, a person who selflessly and honestly gave her sincere intentions, friendship love and respect.

I’m seeing a pattern actually. Especially as of late. Can’t help but smile all I can say- been there, done that.

So I lit a candle as it’s Baclaran day for enlignment. For unwaranted anger to be out of your system, abundance (more of it though you already are) and a heart that really sees thru one’s sincerity.

I pray for your happiness.

 

Interview in Paris ❤

 

https://youtu.be/SMAeDBC3yFo

 

Watch the interview here ❤

Embrace your uniqueness

You see it’s 10 minutes short to 4 AM and I’m wide awake thinking of endless topics to write about. I opened my browser thru my phone and started typing. Finally, doing it again.

See, the past coupla days I’ve spent contemplating on how bad I must’ve been how annoying I am or just how unbearable I am to be with. Then I realized, I can’t possibly change who I am to please others who won’t even give a nanosecond of their time to help me should I be having a hard time. Right? Right.

You see I’m down right comfortable in who I am. More often than not, I am far more comfortable than any one else that I just say everything that my brain cells come up with. Seriously, give me a topic and I’ll tell you everything in a split second. (You see I won the nationals for extemporaneous speaking so that must mean something).

Anyhow, I decided to let all of other people’s opinion of me go. Why? It only creates drama. Your perception of me doesn’t make me less of who I am. I single handedly built whatever I have now when the rest of the world was laughing at me. I remember them saying they’d buy me a broomstick to save me on my flight expenses. Fast forward today and I have a small number of people directly on the payroll of my humble Corporation. I pay my taxes as an individual and as a company perse. I pay my lawyer on time and per session. An accountant, secretary and a couple more employees. I bring food to the table and provide for mama and my son. What’s there to laugh about? If I let the #fortuner car I drove a couple of years ago affect me,I wouldn’t be able to create jobs for people here and abroad.

You see my goal is to make it bigger one step at a time. Not because I want to be really rich (not that I don’t want to) but for me to be able to reach more people and hire them. Give them something and help them create the change in their lives they all so eagerly want.

I haven’t gone far enough just yet but I’m grateful. Then again, there are a lot of people who ran off with my hard earned money. Some just tried to create issues to use me and get attention. At least unlike them I can proudly say that I didn’t do those things to get to where I am at.

Bottomline? It just doesn’t matter to me now whether or not you view me as an important part of your life or just merely there to ask me for my shopping services. At the end of the day I’m happy with the work that I do.

We don’t live to please everyone. It only steals the joy of our existence. Trust me. Been there, done that. One too many times if I may add.

So today, I’d like to finally let go of the thoughts; finally brush aside the ideas on my head and stop spending time thinking what is wrong. Because just like me, each and everyone of us are born differently. If someone perceives you not at par to their taste, then it’s not your burden to carry. Let’s free ourselves from that cell. We are unique. Let’s embrace it. Let’s shine and love our unique-ness. If other’s can sit with that,then they don’t deserve a seat in your life. Remember that. ❤

 

Hoping to write more in the next few days.

 

Always,

A

Hey it’s June!

I know I haven’t been writing for a while now. My busy-ness level to a 100 is now doubled— making it level 200! haha! Good problem, eh? Grateful for all the blessings thrown my way.

A couple of exciting news to jump start my June. I know right? can’t believe we’re almost at the end of the 2nd quarter. Another School Year and another dream come true for me. he he he.

Should be out pretty soon. To give you a hint- I can finally be able to put my amateur writing skills out in the open with a bigger audience and a wider reach.

In the next couple of days I need to catch up on:

  1. What’s in  my bag article featuring my love Julia Montes
  2. New feature from another magazine
  3. My rogue feature and the whole experience
  4. loveluxebaby and loveluxelite

Those are just some of the topics I need to write about ASAP

Anyway I also need to catch up on my K Drama addiction haha! My migraine is killing me that I have very little time to watch and I rarely have moments when I don’t suffer from those excruciating attacks.

Wishing everyone to be safe summer is always a pain for me so forgive me for the absence. Will make up for it.

 

Always,

A.

Vindicated.

I think this needs no further explanation.

 

http://www.pep.ph/lifestyle/fashion/35246/strongpep-exclusivestrong-marian-riveras-dampg-t-shirt-not-fake-purchased-from-dampg-dubai

Thank you for writing a JUST and FAIR article PEP.PH

Let me just give some pointers and answers to the magazine I don’t even want to mention (for causing harm to my little one).

I forgive, yes I do but when it is a 3 year old boy and his rights and privacy are compromised it makes the story turn 360 degrees.

See Ms writer? And the magazine? See what kind of harm you brought to my son? So no I am not forgiving quickly.

Authenticating a fashion item is not something easily done, especially if the item can only be viewed through a photograph, and not in person.

Without finding an exact match to the design of the T-shirt in children’s size 12 on the brand’s official website or other retail sites on the Internet, we could not definitively say that the T-shirt’s design was one from the brand.

And because the image of the receipt from the D&G boutique in Dubai that was sent to us by Ms. Hashim as evidence was very low in resolution and had numerous parts of it blacked out, we could not read the receipt properly and conclusively say it was in fact the receipt of the T-shirt.

 

So Ms writer, before putting up an article do make sure that you’ve done extensive research. Research that can possibly dignify you and set you apart from the rest of the nay sayers. For the article that you published which put the security of my son at risk, yes you are accountable. Because saying that it was translated verbatim when I have an article dissecting everything is clearly contradictory.

When in the future you become a mother yourself and you happen to be in my shoes at that time, I don’t know how you’d feel. I am certain though that no loving mom would want any of the things I had to deal with.

You interview people to listen and understand. To give light to the dark and start presenting facts. NO – YOU DO NOT ASK FOR CARD DETAILS. YOU CALL THAT a TRADE SECRET.

My points are of significant value and like any other cards you know how fraud has been one of the most common major crimes all over the world.

I’m no pro in writing but obviously I write truthfully. I take my readers with me as if they are experiencing everything as they happen. So no-you don’t question my being a writer in my own way too.

Most of all it is my son that deserves your apology for not calling abroad when you could have because the internet was much more accessible than spending a couple of bucks to ensure the veracity of your statements which in turn inflicted harm to a minor. Yes- I will reiterate that time and time again because as a mother and as an individual, I do believe in upholding morals above all.

PASSION. COMPASSION. I wouldn’t be here today if I did not breathe those.

Life is a learning process and in the same way that I proved my innocence to everyone I will in all means prove it to you too— Ms. Japan (in private and abiding due process).

 

Always,

AIMEE

 

Lana Marks commemorates Princess Diana – an interview with Lana

 

 

Who can ever forget the time when Lana marks was introduced to us by the queen herself while trying to look for unique designer pieces that deserves the spotlight?

Before Lana Marks became a household name in the Philippines via the viral Marian Rivera Cleopatra clutch, the brand has made it’s mark on the luxury industry.

Once commissioned by the beloved Princess Diana for a creation that would span generations and would become an icon in a league of its own, Lana marks benchmarked the title of being “the designer to the royalties”.

It is common knowledge that perhaps in this lifetime, the most adored and loved royalty is and forever will be Princess Diana.

A humanitarian, compassionate woman who never fails to connect to people in all walks of life.

In commemorating the 20th death anniversary of Diana, dubbed as the “Princess of Hearts,” LoveLuxe Bags Trading Inc., has once more teamed up with the eponymous label and sat down with the one and the ONLY Lana Marks for a one-on-one:

1. Before the eponymous label, what was Lana Marks doing? Before LANA MARKS I played some international tennis and raised two wonderful children together with my husband and did much volunteer and charity work for underprivileged children, hospital patients particularly children  and the arts.

 

2. In the many niches in the fashion industry, why get into the bag business? I decided on fine exotic leather handbags because I could not find one in vivacious red alligator for an event we were invited to; to attend The Queen’s birthday on the Royal Yacht Brittania – and it led me to believe a niche existed in very high end fashion handbags in vivacious colours. I had looked at all the Collections.
3. What was, by far, the most intricate and challenging bag you have designed? The most intricate and challenging handbag- actually there are two:
First: The Princess Diana Handbag was the most challenging by far in my career, as it was commissioned by Princess Diana, herself, and in her name, and had to be different than any other handbag ever created and also be regal, fashionable, and be able to transcend the test of time, always be fabulous! When Princess Diana received the first one she said it was tall and slim just like her; and then thanked me in writing for the most beautiful handbag imaginable. She ordered 15 of them.
Second: The most intricate is The Cleopatra Clutch which is hand stitched onto the frame, and the signature front contour is cut by the factory owner in Italy. A 10 in terms of level of difficulty.


4. What was it like designing for Princess Diana? Designing for Princess Diana was an honour and a privelage ! A memory I will cherish particularly as we went on to become very close friends.

 


5. How it is working for celebrities and designing bags named after them? Do you directly collaborate with them on each piece that goes in each bag? Working with Celebrities has also been amazing! Particularly as the majority have given me complete creative freedom.it is my chance to be most creative. Yes, I always collaborate directly with them on each piece of each handbag- then they know all aspects as we proceed. It is most enjoyable as each star is so different! Again such an honour to have worked with A list Royalty and A list Hollywood.

 

 


6. Do you have plans of setting up shop overseas? If so, which regions are looking at? We are in Harrods, London, China, Macau, Qatar and USA, and hope to expand in the coming year. Am open to all regions that like couture handbags.

7. What sets Lana Marks’ handbags from the rest? What sets Lana Marks handbags from the rest is that they are produced in the finest of high end exotic leathers in vivacious colours, and in extraordinary handcraftsmamshio – the most skilled artisans of North Italy.
Also three fashion Collections per year.


8. With the hours that you carefully put in each design, how difficult is it to part with them each time their owner comes in to get them? It takes many hours to design each new Collection and when they are sold quickly it is bittersweet. The new Mosaic Collection – one customer in the USA bought the entire Collection. !!!

9. What is your biggest undertaking or project so far? The biggest undertaking so far is when we opened five new major Flagship stores in China in such a short time. I had to do a lot of traveling, meet many celebrities there and government officials, and do many many interviews there back to back!

 

10. When can we anticipate a new  LM collection to be released? The new Mosaic Collection is just being released and there are 14 individual and different colours in each handbag, with amazing workmanship and proportion. Two clutches, a tophandle and a tote!

When competitors cross the line.

 

I chanced upon these comments while checking my website and decided that it deserved some space on my blog. Yes Mr.(P) R I know who you are.

Why hello there, you were under a HK line when you made this comment. Unfortunately I had you traced and I know who you are.

You see, Filipinos are being looked down because of our fellow Pinoys looking down on us.

 

 

 

Unfortunately, you seem to be out of the loop these days as Dolce and Gabbana takes necessary steps especially in the Middle East where they have strict guidelines. As for the fashion shows, I am fully aware and that is also part of the contract. However it shall only commence this year since it’s a brand new start. A new year to push the brand and generate revenue for them.

Yes I am fully aware of pull outs (local and international alike), SSI, etc because I used to work for them. RCC. RSIM SSI these are all under one major group let me just add. For your satisfaction I am not a wanna be. I’ve always had affiliations-legit at that in all brands I mention whenever I say I am. For all I know I am the last person to do such thing. I am on the contrary to your very public life. I still keep my private life to those who are close to me.

I do not for one belittle others.

Let me also add to your further maligning me and my capacity that I have 2 countries apart from the UAE both wanting me under their umbrella.

Now hun, did I finally get to satisfy your curiosity? You’ve always looked down on your clients, fellow countrymen, and co-sellers alike. Don’t be too high up, God sees every step we take.

Anyhow, I will post my recognition- International not just per brand in the next few days or might as well check on IG as you alwats do. I hope you finally be happy with your life and business and stop prying on me and everything I do. Yes, I know you. I definitely do.

I do hope that I somehow enlightened you.

Enjoy your trip 😉

 

Aimee.

Real. Deal.

 

On the Inquirer again. While my business is being advertised, I believe there are far more important things a leading broadsheet company should focus on.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10155663915244453&id=142802334452

You may read about the never ending accusations of people on the link above.

In fairness though they detailed how the French lady disappeared in thin air. 😊

As a regular Client of Cartier, I don’t intend on pushing their items any further after this. I believe a brand should uphold morals above all. Addressing someone as this girl is somehow derogatory and is a form of discrimination. Filipinos are to be respected most esp when they patronize the brand you are representing. As per research the lady who questioned the shirt is a Sales Associate of Cartier in Paris.

I shopped for watches, jewelry etc from the brand. As someone who bridges the gap between those inaccessible to my clientele and the items they desire I think it is I who deserves to be treated properly in and out of the store.

As for Dolce and Gabbana. I am in contact with their team- in constant communication every day. Needless to say, my items are always new and store fresh. My relationship with them is strong and intact.

By the way Inquirer also published an article about me late last year. Thus, they have knowledge about how I do business. I don’t think they’ll take interest in what I do if I am not legitimate.

Here’s the link to refresh

http://preen.inquirer.net/36696/business-class-trips-celebrity-clients-hermes-birkins-life-personal-shopper

 

 

 

Singapore jazz festival and gabbana preview

It was another random trip with kitty kat in tow.

As always, it’s such a pleasure working and having fun at the same time, with my BFF.

 

SQ lounge

 

 

 

 

because comfort comes first. my room 🙂
Gastronomic delight 😛

 

 

 

The event was by invite-only and we were escorted to the VIP section where the bosses of AP were located. I feel extremely happy to get the kind of support their team extended. I am also given the chance to get custom-made orders for my clients. Which isn’t available to all. Extremely grateful to be able to offer another unique and personalized service to my clients.

Right after the event we had to rush to Orchard for the exclusive preview of Dolce and Gabbana. I held a small live session on Instagram and was totally delighted that the viewers learned a thing or two. It makes my job all the more meaningful and fulfilling when I get to impart even the slightest bit of trivia to others.

‘Til my next adventure!

X,

A.