Getting ready for Hollywood Red Carpet seems easy to do than you think. First, decide what you are going to be your look, therefore find a reputable salon or barber shop. Second, if you wanna look fresh and aiming for glowing skin, find a licenced aesthetician in your area and make sure asked for services that does not make your skin red after the facial. Third, search for experienced stylist, he or she can do the magic including the concept of your look such make-up and hairstyle. Fourth, if you are planning to wear a couture, make sure to double check if you already gained weight so you can make a necessary adjustment and alteration. Last, the final touch can be done by adding accessories such jewelries, ties and bling-bling. The following are #TheBlogger’s Choice places to get ready for the big events.
MJ Racadio-Host/Producer of Blogtalk (Blogtalk Hollywood). Social Media Reporter of the Year 2016 by Fil-Am Press Club of California. an active member of Los Angeles Press Club. One of the Official Bloggers/Media(s) of Miss Universe. Freelance Producer of Eagle News International.
LOS ANGELES, OCT. 11, 2018 –TheMetropolitan Fashion Week (MetroFW)announced winners of its fashion and costume awards honoring outstanding achievements in fashion and costume design in motion pictures and television, during the 6th Annual Metropolitan Fashion Week Closing Gala and Fashion Awards, held at the iconic Los Angeles City Hall Forecourt and Rotunda on Saturday, October 6, 2018.
Three-time Academy Award winner Makeup Artist, VE NEILL (A Star Is Born, Beetlejuice, Mrs. Doubtfire) was honored with the “Excellence” Award. Presenting the award to Ms. Neill was actor STEVE CARELL, best known for The Office, The 40 Year-Old Virgin and Foxcatcher and star to the upcoming movies Beautiful Boy and Welcome to Marwen. America’s Next Top Model AVA CAPRAand Metropolitan Fashion Week Founder and President EDUARDO KHAWAMhosted the event, which was attended by over 1200 industry VIP’s celebrities, costume and fashion designers and makeup exclusively by Cinema Makeup School.
Winners in the motion picture categories included a tie for Costume Designer of the Year – Motion Pictures: RUTH E. CARTER for her costume design in BLACK PANTHER (Marvel Studios) and MARY E. VOGT for her costume design in CRAZY RICH ASIANS(Warner Bros. Pictures); Costume Designer of the Year – Television: JACQUELINE DEMETERIO for her costume designs in YOUNGER(TV Land); Outstanding Ensemble For Make-Up Artist & Hair Stylist – Motion Picture or TV:JOEL HARLOW, CAMILLE FRIEND & KEN DIAZ for BLACK PANTHER (Marvel Studios); Fashion Designer of the Year: Fashion Designer DOUGLAS TAPIA (Venezuela).
Award presenters included Actress Producer & former Miss Universe, ALICIA MACHADO; celebrated Hollywood MediumTYLER HENRY, who was also filming segments of the fourth season of his TV show Hollywood Medium; Telemundo52 – Acceso Total HostELVA SARAY; and MetroFW Fashion DirectorNIVEEN HEATON among others. BEBE CORONEL and JAQUIE RIVERAperformed the Academy Award Winning song “City of Stars” to celebrate the event’s location in the heart of Los Angeles.
In addition to the Metropolitan Fashion Awards, the Gala showcased a unique, exclusive one-of-a-kind runway fashion show featuring Fashion Designers MELLARDI, Giovanni Testi, ErickBendaña and introducing the Metropolitan Fashion Capsule Collection byDouglas Tapia and hats by Arturo Rios.A special segment of Haute Couture and Avant Garde Masterpieces was also showcased, inspired by the KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh Exhibit currently on display at the California Science Center, and designed by over 15 international fashion designers.
The show is produced and directed by EDUARDO KHAWAM, fashion expert, producer and TV personality for Telemundo and the CW, and Executive Producer PAUL JARAMILLO. During the 2018 Closing Gala MetroFW, NAZIK UTUCHIAN, Designers’ Director, announced that next year’s 2019 Metropolitan Fashion Week will be held at the iconic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Dates to be announced.
ABOUT METROPOLITAN FASHION WEEK: Metropolitan Fashion Week events are held in dramatic, non-traditional venues that showcase not just best fashion designers or costume designs, but the most beautiful venues each city has to offer. MetroFW is one of the fastest growing fashion weeks in the United States, with shows in Seattle, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Official video reel click here .
October 02, 2018, (Los Angeles, California). Wow, it has been five years, since created this movement, in conjunction with Filipino-American History Month (October). Therefore, about time to recognized our fellow Fil-Ams with their variety of contributions in American society. Here are the following lists, who made it this year 2018.
75 Most Influential Filipino-Americans of 2018:
Marc Anthony Nicolas (2nd-time Emmy-Award Winning Producer of the Talk)
Janet Nepales (Hollywood Journalist/ Executive Secretary of Hollywood Foreign Press Association/Executive Producer of 75th Golden Globe Awards).
Darren Criss (First Fil-Am to win Emmy for Leading Actor Category)
Bruno Mars (Grammy- award winning recording artist/Outreach Advocate)
Ruben Nepales (Hollywood Journalist/HFPA Board Director /Former Director of HFPA)
Ronnie Del Carmen (Oscar-nominated co-director of ‘Inside Out’)
Filbert Kung (Fashion Photographer)
Michael Galante (Hollywood Actor)
Olivia Quido-Co aka Miss O (Celebrity Beauty Expert)
Yong Chavez (Hollywood Reporter)
Nicole Scherzinger (Grammy-nominated Recording Artist of Pussycat Dolls/Theatre Actress)
Eva Noblezada (Tony-nominated actress of Miss Saigon)
Ted Benito (Apl De Ap Foundation)
Kenneth Barlis (Fashion Designer)
Kelsey Merritt (Victoria’s Secret Model)
Jr De Guzman (Fil-Am Creative)
Tia Carrere (Hollywood Triple Threat/Smile Train)
Shay Mitchell (Hollywood Actress)
RC Caylan (Fashion Designer)
Sthanlee Mirador (Hollywood Photographer)
Jokoy (Comedian Comedy Central)
Puey Quinones (Hollywood Fashion Designer)
37. Cheryl Burke (Award-winning Dancer/Performer)
38. Luis Pedron (Film Festival Director/Actor/Director)
39. Elton Lugay (TOFA Founder)
40. Sonia Delen (Appointed State-board of California/Apl De Ap Foundation)
41. Zaldy Coco ( Emmy Award-Winning Costume Designer)
42. Joshua Ang Price (Public Relations/Marketing)
43. Lisa Manibog- Lew (4th-time Emmy award winning producer)
44. Cher Calvin (Emmy winning anchor/KTLA 5)
45. Gel Santos Relos (TV Anchor)
46. DJ Qbert (Award-winning DJ)
47. Susan Ordona (Best-selling Author)
48. Mutch Carino (Marketing)
49. RD Alba (Award-winner director)
50. Manny Streetz (Radio Host)
51. Kat Inaba (TV Host)
52. Oliver Carnay (Talent Manager)
53. Ken Alcazar- Style Fashion Week (LA and NYC)
54. Thomas Orlina (Radio/Youtube Series Producer)
55. Anthony Boncio-(TV Producer)
56. Jush Andowitt (GMA Pinoy TV Marketing)
57. Oliver Tolentino (Hollywood Fashion Designer)
58. Vincent Rodriguez III (Hollywood Actor of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
59. Christina Luna– (Event Organizer)
60. Kathy Marino (OC Fashion Week)
61. Michael Paulo (Jazz Saxophonist)
62. Dr. Astrid Tuminez (President of Utah Valley University)
63. Fleur Magbanua– (Reporter/Journalist)
64. Val Abelgas (Journalist)
65. Rob Banta (Public Servant)
66. Elaine Quijano (News Anchor)
67. Guillermo Amok (Print/Broadcast Journalist)
68. Kevin Nadal (Author)
69. Lou Razon (Fashion Designer)
70. Don Tagala (TV Reporter)
71. Rex Navarette (Stand-up Comedian)
72 Gherald Alaman (Talent Management)
73. JB Adkins (Entertainment Journalist)
74. Cristina DC Pastor (Founding Editor of FilAm)
75. Monet Lu (Stylist)
Congrats! to all, greetings from
MJ Racadio, Host/Executive Producer of Blogtalk, Social Media Reporter of the Year 2016. One of the official Bloggers/Media of Miss Universe, an active member of Los Angeles Press Club and Filipino-American Press Club of California. Freelance Producer of Eagle Broadcasting(Eagle News International).
“LumoXchange and Philippine Airlines Sponsor the International Film
Festival Manhattan 2018”
The 8th Annual International Film Festival Manhattan (IFFM) 2018 that
attracts a lot of Filipino American audience because of it’s
programming of numerous Filipino films from all over the world will be
sponsored this year by LumoXchange and Philippine Airlines.
The festive IFFM will be held in New York City on
October 17 to 21, 2018 at various venues that are in the reach of
Filipino community members. The Opening night on October 17 will be
held at the Elmhurst Baptist Church 87-37 Whitney Ave Elmhurst NY
11373 featuring the faith based film “One Nation Under God” (USA) Dir:
Lisa Arnold. The Awards Night on October 18 will be held at the
Kalayaan Hall, Philippine Center 556 5th Ave NY, NY 10036 will feature
the film “Sekyu” (Philippines) Dir: Joel Lamangan. On October 19 to 21
the regular film festival screenings will be held at the Producers
Club 358 W 44th St NY, NY 10036. Schedule of events will be posted on www.IFFMNYC.com starting October 1, 2018.
From hundreds of submissions the festival offers a quality selection
of world class films that encompass all different genres of diverse
films — narrative features, documentaries, shorts, music videos and
student films, selected through our programming and scouting from our
networks from all over the world. We will be featuring a lot of films
this year from the Philippines, France, Brazil, UK, Japan and other
Luis Pedron, Festival Director of IFFM said,” I welcome LumoXchange
and Philippine Airlines as our partners this year in reaching out to
the Filipino American Communities here in the New York City area. My
fellow Filipinos have been supportive of IFFM and I’m sure they will
be happy to learn more about LumoXchange and the new services of
Philippine Airlines in NYC. We also created a Pre event called the
IFFM NY Filmmaking Contest. Various Teams of Filmmakers will be
creating original 5 minute short films featuring LumoXchange and
Philippine Airlines in Immigrant stories to be screened and judged on
October 4,2018 at he Producers Club. The Top winner will be awarded at
the IFFM Awards Night on October 18m 2018 at the Philippine Center
About our Sponsors:
“LumoXchange was founded to help U.S. immigrants send more money to
their family back home,” said LumoXchange Founder and CEO Maf Sonko.
“We are proud to be a sponsor of the 8th Annual International Film
Festival Manhattan and celebrate the dynamic and vibrant culture of
Filipino-Americans through film.”
“As October is Filipino-American History Month, LumoXchange is
thrilled to be a presenting sponsor of IFFM — an organization that
creates opportunities for our kababayan to showcase their creativity,”
said Joshua Ang Price, LumoXchange Director of Marketing and Growth.
“We are looking forward to watching the short films these talented
teams come up with!”
LumoXchange is an innovative international money transfer company that
launched its remittance services to the Philippines in August of 2018.
With our platform, users can choose their own exchange rate from
leading banks in the Philippines and get 1-2 Pesos more per U.S.
dollar verses the competition. Founded by first and second-generation
Americans who know firsthand the challenges of sending money abroad,
LumoXchange gives you the power to pick your own rate, save money, and
send more love.
LumoXchange… Search. Compare. Send money. Hanapin. Ikumpara.
Magpadala ng pera.
Headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas, LumoXchange is one-stop shop
exchange rate comparison and international money transfer company.
Through its innovative Local Exchange Networks (LENs) created with
local financial institutions in each country, LumoXchange can provide
cross border payments using the real exchange rates at the local
level. Easily search, compare, and send money online with the great
exchange rates. LumoXchange is an alumnus of the VC FinTech
Accelerator by Empowered FIS. www.lumoxchange.com
As per Josh Vasquez, PAL Area Manager – New York ” We are excited to
be part of the IFFM 2018 and would like share with our fellow Pinoys
about the good news! Philippine Airlines will start flying NON-STOP
between New York and Manila starting Oct. 30, 2018. Experience the
fastest, most convenient and affordable way of flying to the
Philippines on board a state-of-the-art aircraft, the Airbus 350-90,
through the heart of the Filipino– Philippine Airlines.”
Philippine Airlines (PAL) has been Certified with the 4-Star Airline
quality ranking by SKYTRAX, the international air transport rating
This 4-Star Airline rating is a mark of quality distinction that
recognises excellent standards of Product and Staff service across
different assessment categories for both the Onboard and Airport
environment, with Philippine Airlines noted for providing much
improved standards of product and service quality to its customers.
About Philippine Airlines
With the 4-Star rating now certified, PAL aims to intensify efforts as
it continues unveiling new products and expanding routes, including
the launch of nonstop services to New York and Brisbane as well as
flights to India and additional routes to Japan and China within 2018.
“By offering the public a globally competitive airline service, we are
empowered to attract more tourists to visit the Philippines,
experience our country’s beauty and our people’s warmth, and to
generate more economic activity for the Philippines,” said PAL
President Bautista. www.PhilippineAirlines.com #flyPAL4Stars
Los Angeles, California (September 05, 2018) When it comes to beauty there is one name who stands out, her name is Olivia Quido-Co also known as Ms. O, a celebrity beauty expert from Los Angeles, California. Her impressive lists of clientele include Pia Wurtzbach, (Miss Universe 2015), Ruffa Gutierrez, (Moviestar/Host/Model) and KC Concepcion (Actress, Singer/Model), Megan Young (Miss World 2013), Boy Abunda (Asia’s King of Talk) and so on. I had a chance to meet Ms. O in person during Summer Beauty Bonanza last July 20, 2018 in Daly City, California along with her brand ambassadors, Pia Wurtzbach and Daniel Matsunaga.
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Getting-to-know the real Ms.O, recently interviewed via over the phone. Let’s find out.
MJ: Who is Ms. O as a person?
Ms. O: I’m a fun person, God fearing, I love people and passionate about making people look good.
MJ: What are your hobbies?
Ms. O: I love playing the piano, arts and crafts, actually that’s my favorite bonding-time with my daughter and I love watching concerts.
According to Ms. O, she plays the piano by ear and does not have not any formal training in music. “I listen to the music and then I play it right away.”
MJ: What inspired you to become a beauty-expert?
Ms. O– First, “I studied computer programming in De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, Business Administration major in computer application. In addition, I designed the computer system of the business to become paperless. Since I arrived in States, wanted to follow my passion in facial because I love people and helping them to look beautiful.” Unfortunately, Ms. O realized that computer programming was not her passion.
Apart from her passion, running a spa was quite challenging especially in exceeding client’s expectation. For example, her clients stated “Ms. O I would like to look 10-15 years younger”. Ms. O said “I am blessed with a good team and it’s hard to find trained and experienced aesthetician and it would take a year or two in becoming an expert so I dedicate my time to train them” In a nutshell, once the team is ready he or she can do the O signature facial.”
Ms. O with Ruffa Gutierrez (Actress/Model/Host/Miss World 2nd-runner up)
Ms. O with Boy Abunda (Asia’s King of Talk)
Ms. O with Korina Sanchez (Award-winning Reporter)
Ms. O with KC Concepcion (Moviestar from the Philippines)
Ms. O with Megan Young (Miss World 2013)
Ms. O with Janine Tugunon (Miss Universe runner-up 2012)
Her advice to follow her footsteps, “if you like skin care so can follow your passion and do something to help many people. For example giving treatment, healing their acne and it boost their self-confidence and always put God’s first in everything that you do, so your plan will succeed.”
Ms. O– I want people to see my fun side. Usually, I’m very professional and love going out with my family and blessed with four beautiful children and a very nice husband. I want my clients to be my friends and I do not want just a client. I want them to be part of the family. I am so happy with my team and doing skin care for 15 years. I am very grateful to my clientele not only as client but good friendship.
Manila, Philippines (August 16, 2018). 17 year-old viral rap star Shanti Dope’s flourishing artistry continues to burn bright as he brings Pinoy rap into the international scene.
As he celebrates one year in the industry, and more than 20 million views and streams for his hit song “Nadarang,” the new gen rapper-songwriter adds collaborations with international artists to the long list of achievements in his young career.
Shanti is expected to bring his A-game in on the international remix of the song ‘Crazy’ by rising American singer Mimi. He joins NomaD and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony member Krayzie Bone in the catchy hip-hop tune, also providing a unique Pinoy twist on his verse.
The song does not only feature Shanti himself as an artist, but also our very own language as he raps Tagalog on his verse. To be able to showcase the national language on a worldwide stage is a big feat for OPM artists, especially in the genre of rap, as Shanti continues to build bridges across different genres, platforms, and audiences through his music.
The rap prodigy will not only appear on this international track, but is also slated to be special a guest (together with his mentor Gloc-9) in the upcoming Ultimate hiphop OG Bone Thugs-N-Harmony concert on September 5, 2018 at the Mall of Asia Arena.
Mimi’s ‘Crazy (International Remix) [feat. Shanti Dope, Krayzie Bone, and NomaD]’ is now available on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, and Amazon
Shanti Dope and Materyal EPs are now available on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, and Amazon under Universal Records.
Tickets for Bone Thugs-N-Harmony concert are out now via SM Tickets | bit.ly/BTNH2018MNL It’s gonna be an epic hiphop party with #BTNHManila ft. Gloc-9 and Shanti Dope, made possible by Ovation Productions.
(L-R) Universal Records Operations Manager Peter Chan, Universal Records General Manager Kathleen Dy-Go, Maine Mendoza, Business Manager Rams David
After weeks of anticipation, Maine Mendoza has officially signed a record deal with Universal Records. The contract signing was held at the Universal Records office. Present during the signing were Universal Records General Manager Kathleen Dy-Go, Operations Manager Peter Chan, Business Manager Rams David, and Maine
Hints of Maine’s signing first hit the web after Universal Records posted a teaser photo of a ‘mystery girl’ wearing a leather jacket bearing the word Universal on it. Fans were quick to catch on, as #MaineForUniversalRecords became the #1 Trending Topic on Twitter in the Philippines and Worldwide not long after the teaser was posted.
The mystery girl was finally shown to be non-other than Maine herself on June 22, as posted through a Big Reveal video, further exciting her fans.
Signing with Universal Records is just the latest accolade for the 23 year-old star, as she celebrates her third anniversary in show business. Rising to stardom after being introduced as Yaya Dub on the hit noontime show Eat Bulaga, Maine has amassed a number of endorsements, TV shows, box-office hits, and a best-selling book. Now, Maine is more than ready to trade in her dubsmash skills to pursue a recording career, adding to her many talents.
Maine with Universal Records General Manager Kathleen Dy-Go
Talking about Maine’s signing, Kathleen Dy-Go, General Manager of Universal Records says “We’re very happy to welcome Maine into the Universal Records family, and very excited to be working with her for her upcoming projects.”
Maine now joins Gary Valenciano, Christian Bautista, Noel Cabangon, The CompanY, Parokya ni Edgar, Gloc-9, Sponge Cola, Ice Seguerra, Shanti Dope, Christian Bautista,and Elmo Magalona in the elite roster of Universal Records’ prime artists.
Stay tuned for Maine’s debut single under Universal Records this 2018.
Los Angeles, California (May 27, 2018). If America has Oprah, then the Philippines have Boy Abunda, he is known as out-spoken talk show host of Tonight with Boy Abunda (Top Rated Entertainment Night Show), an advocate of equality, author, motivational speaker and the founder of Make Your Mama’s Proud. Out of the blue, little did I know, I came across with Mr. Abunda and met him in his own restaurant sometime last November of 2017. Here are the exclusive clips of the interview
(Hollywood, California) May 12, 2018 . MeetingJohn Ablaza for almost three years now, one thing I learned from him was humility and hard-work. It’s true because Mr. Ablaza stay grounded for over 30 years in the fashion industry. He has been constantly promoting the Philippines through fashion by using indigenous materials and helping local communities to uplift their lives by giving them livelihood and helping the less fortunate from Cebu to Africa. Now this time, giving back to the fashion industry by empowering models, photographers, make-up artists, artisans and future fashion designers. This coming May he will collaborating with world-renown photographer, Filbert Kung (Miss Universe, International Magazines).
According to John “Collaborating with Filbert will definitely help young models in how to do posing and learning the photography industry in general so I encourage the people who would like to know more about the modelling industry.” In addition this coming June, John Ablaza’s New Campaign will be launched as Nature and Nurture.
Blogtalk 4th year Celebration from covering David Guetta to interviewing Golden Globe Awards Executive Producer.
After four years of hard-work and perseverance, Blogtalk with MJ Racadio produced hundreds of inspiring episodes, from podcasting to live broadcasting (vlogcasting) and one-on-one interviews. I have no idea this blogging thing evolve by itself and brought me to red carpet in Hollywood to high profile events like Miss Universe and covering David Guetta’s concert in Manila. It all began in my bedroom last April 2014, I’m sharing this information in how to become a successful blogger. Here are five things you need to know from experience.
Know your passion and vision. First, you need to know what you wanted do and know you’re purpose. For example, blogging about the fashion industry, think about what ways to do it by reading and emulating other fashion bloggers and observe fashion shows and you go from there and how you will inspire others with your vision. Importantly you should know how to use the social media in your advantage. Later on in my other blog, I will discuss branding.
Positive thinking and being pro-active. Second, thinking positive is the key for you to go on no matter what the barriers in pursuing what you love whether it be blogging about food or travel. Keep in mind that being pro-active is also as important being positive because allows you to keep moving forward despite negativity around you and keeping track goals in a daily basis.
Ask, if you are afraid to ask learn how to do it. Third, how would you know without asking, right? So, you need to asked if your target topic or subject to be part of your blog or vlog. Nothing to lose when you asked.
How to get response from an influential person. Fourth, here is the fun part, I have been rejected hundred times but there is one thing to share when I got the one big yes. One day, emailed an influential person to be part of my podcasting, she responded and said yes. I was shocked and blown away because I have written a short message and added his or her title next to their names. In addition, I made it clear about the time, date and purpose of the message.
How to be famous right away. This is my favorite because all you have to do is take a selfie or photo together with influential person and you will create the rub-off effect, which you needed credibility when starting a blog or vlog. People will trust you and you become that expert.
Fellow friends, hopefully this information just shared will help you get started in blogging, podcasting, vlogging world. The next blog will be branding.