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30 Years in One Amazing Night: John Ablaza Behind-the-Seams

30 Years in One Amazing Night: John Ablaza Behind-the-Seams

” Something that I can contribute in protecting our environment. I will never turn back with my advocacy this is more important and meaningful”– John Ablaza

By MJ Racadio

November 21, 2018, (Toronto, Canada) 30 years in the making. Philippines’ first eco-couture John Ablaza, has done it again and showcased craftsmanship and promoting sustainable materials from the Philippines to its finest last November 17, 2018, at the Toronto, Pavilion.

Prior to the fashion show, Star Circle talents took the center stage around 4PM, performing songs from the Greatest Showman.

Starcircle Talents after performances with Ms. Elle aka Ellen Galarfort, Starcircle Entertainment Owner.

#TheBlogger on the Red Carpet

From Red Carpet to Backstage. Rehearsals and Post Fashion Show Photo-Op with Alvin Masangkay Francia (Fashion Director).

The red carpet event started around 5PM with special guests, sponsors, celebrities, and model. John Ablaza 30 years Behind-the-Seams highlights Kubo Barong Collection, John Ablaza, Kid’s Couture Launching and of course the main collection (30 years in the making).

Le Petite Couture Philippine Debut on News 5 with MJ Marfori

Plus showcasing the Le Petite Couture by John Ablaza at the lobby area.

Le Petite Couture at the Lobby of Toronto Pavilion. Photo Credit- Daniel Houle
Emily with Le Petite Couture
Emily B (International Award-Winning actress/Commercial Model/Philanthropist) next to her Le Petite Couture. Photo Credit: Daniel Houle
The Blogger interviewing Bea Santiago (Miss International 2013/Model/Actress) next to Le Petite Couture. Photo Credit- Fe Taduran

Bea Santiago was surprised having her own Le Petite Couture named after her. Let’s find out! Video.

In addition, backstage moments with models we’re so memorable including the talents of Star Circle Entertainment.

The Show started the special guest designer Jared Servano of Yaser & Mayasa Co. Photo Credit- Mannie Panaguiton

followed by soft launching Kubo Barong Collection, a collaboration between John Ablaza and Ronnie Dela Gana. Photo Credit-Mannie Panaguiton

Collection John Ablaza’s Kids Couture. Photo Credit: Mannie Panaguiton

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30 Years Collection, and Finale.

Photo Credit: Faisal Hafeez

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Photo Credit: MJ Racadio

Grand Finale

From Left, Emily B (International award-winning actress/commercial model), Bea Santiago (Miss International 2013), from the right, Mithi Aquino-Thomas (Model/Philanthropist/Wife of former U.S. Ambassador in the Philippines and Harare, Zimbabwe, Africa) and Ben Isaac (Top Commercial Model in the Philippines) John Ablaza’s 30 Years Behind-the-Seams Finale at the Toronto Pavilion last November 17, 2018. Photo Credit-Faisal Hafeez

His designs from tree bark to coco beads that helped artisans and Mangyan women in providing a livelihood in Mindoro and parts of Metro Manila.

Ablaza also has been helping St. Martin De Porres (School for Autistic and Down Syndrome Children) in providing school supplies and renovation of the school in Cebu City.. Importantly, Ablaza now focuses in the mentorship program to young designers and artisans to hone their talents and skills. Particularly, he started it in Zimbabwe, Africa, a project of the U.S. Embassy in Harare headed by Former Ambassador Harry Thomas and the wife Mithi Aquino-Thomas. Lastly, the first quarter of 2019 Mr. Ablaza’s scheduled to return to Africa to continue what he started along with world-renowned photographer, Filbert Kung. Produced by Star Circle Entertainment.

 

Social Media: Thank you’s from the Publicist

#JohnAblaza30BTS
Photo Credit: MJ Racadio

On behalf of #JohnAblaza‘s Team, we would like to thank the people who made 30 years Behind-the-Seams a success!. Our producer, Star Circle Entertainment: to Ellen Galorport aka Ms.Elle, Phoebe Yap Chan, and Maria, you guys are the best host ever. Our models, Bea Rose Santiago(#MissInternational 2013), Ben Isaac, and Lady Diana Alvaro who traveled all the way from the Philippines. Our models from the U.S., Mithi Aquino-Thomas and Fides Spes Caritas. Models from Calgary and the stage director, Alvin Masangkay Francia you are awesome. Rico Ray, you made the fashion show so exciting because of the amazing beats and music. Local models from #Toronto#EmilyBRobert Xavier and so on many to mention. Star Circle Kids, Ronnie Dela Gana and Claire De Rivera of #KuboBarong, make-up artists and volunteers. Wonderful and entertaining host, Gloria Gift. Thankful for all the media/press/photographers and Toronto Pavilion. All our sponsors, VVIP guests, friends fans and parents of star circle talents. My assistant that day, Rhovic-Magene Cabato and Kuya Manny. – MJ Racadio, the publicist/Road Manager/#TheBlogger.
BlogTalk with MJRacadio #JohnAblaza30BTS#JA30BTS#30yearsbehindtheseams.

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5 Things to Prep for Hollywood Red Carpet Ready Look with #theBlogger

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5 Things to do for Hollywood Red Carpet Ready Look with #theBlogger

by MJ Racadio

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.

  1. Haircut 
  2. Facial
  3. Stylist
  4. Couture
  5. Final Touch/Look

Haircut- Southern Exposure with Brianna

Facial- O Skincare Med Spa with Marie

with Marie of O Skin Care Med Spa

 

StylistVenus Salon with Ojie Leona

Men’s Couture by John Ablaza

The Blogger on the Red Carpet at Metro FW

Photo Credit: Priscilla Marte

Final Touch/Look- Stylist Ojie Leona

Accessory by John Ablaza

with Ojie Leona

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.

O Skincare Med Spa

Ojie Leona Venus Salon

75 Most Influential Filipino-Americans of 2018

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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

75 Most Influential Filipino-Americans of 2018:

  1. Marc Anthony Nicolas (2nd-time Emmy-Award Winning Producer of the Talk)
  2. Janet Nepales (Hollywood Journalist/ Executive Secretary of Hollywood Foreign Press Association/Executive Producer of 75th Golden Globe Awards).
  3. Darren Criss (First Fil-Am to win Emmy for Leading Actor Category)
  4. Bruno Mars (Grammy- award winning recording artist/Outreach Advocate)
  5. Ruben Nepales (Hollywood Journalist/HFPA Board Director /Former Director of HFPA)
  6. Hailee Steinfeld (Oscar-nominated actress/recording artist)
  7. Matthew Libatique (Oscar Nominated Cinematographer of Black Swan/ a Star is Born)
  8. Jhett Tolentino (Grammy and Tony winning producer)
  9. Fritz Friedman (Veteran Publicist of Sony Pictures)
  10. Dean Devlin (Hollywood Producer)
  11. Lea Salonga (Tony- award winner)
  12. Janelle So-Perkins (TV Host/Entertainment Reporter)
  13. Angela Perez BaraquioGrey (Miss America 2001/School Principal/Character Education Advocate).
  14. Nico Santos (Crazy Rich Asians/Superstore)
  15. Hannahlei Cabanilla (So You Think You Can Dance 2018 Winner)
  16. Jessica Sanchez (Recording Artist/Actress)
  17. Apl De Ap (Grammy award winning recording artist of Black Eyed Peas)
  18. Dr. Tess Mauricio (America’s Favorite Dermatologist)
  19. Vanessa Hudgens (Hollywood Actress/Outreach Advocate)
  20. Ronnie Del Carmen (Oscar-nominated co-director of ‘Inside Out’)
  21. Filbert Kung (Fashion Photographer)
  22. Michael Galante (Hollywood Actor)
  23. Olivia Quido-Co aka Miss O (Celebrity Beauty Expert)
  24. Yong Chavez (Hollywood Reporter)
  25. Nicole Scherzinger (Grammy-nominated Recording Artist of Pussycat Dolls/Theatre Actress)
  26. Eva Noblezada (Tony-nominated actress of Miss Saigon)
  27. Ted Benito (Apl De Ap Foundation)
  28. Kenneth Barlis (Fashion Designer)
  29. Kelsey Merritt (Victoria’s Secret Model)
  30. Jr De Guzman (Fil-Am Creative)
  31. Tia Carrere (Hollywood Triple Threat/Smile Train)
  32. Shay Mitchell (Hollywood Actress)
  33. RC Caylan (Fashion Designer)
  34. Sthanlee Mirador (Hollywood Photographer)
  35. Jokoy (Comedian Comedy Central)
  36. 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

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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).

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Eagle News International: MJ Racadio Reports: Selena Gomez 

Cannes Film Festival and Julia Roberts

#Billboard Music Awards

EVM Awards: Excellence in Media Visual Awards plus Jaclyn Jose (Cannes Film Festival Best Actress 2016) #EVMAwards 

 

When Celebrity Beauty Expert meets Miss Universe

Ms. O with Pia Wurtzbach
Pia Wurtzbach (Miss Universe 2015) Photo Credit: Sthanlee Mirador

When Celebrity Beauty Expert meets Miss Universe

by MJ Racadio

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.

Celebrity Clientele
Daniel Matsunaga (Brazilian Model/Actor) and Pia Wurtzbach. Photo Credit: From O Skin Care Facebook Page.
Ms. O and Pia Wurtzbach (Miss Universe 2015). Photo Credit: MJ Racadio

 

Ms. O was talking, Pia Wurtzbach, Right, Daniel Matsunaga.

#BlogtalkWellness for #BlogtalkwithMJRacadio Season 9

Part 1. https://www.facebook.com/mjracadio/videos/10217406522377779/

Part 2. https://www.facebook.com/mjracadio/videos/10217406553098547/

Part 3. https://www.facebook.com/mjracadio/videos/10217406783784314/

Part 4. https://www.facebook.com/mjracadio/videos/10217406825585359/

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.”

Celebrity Clientele

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.

Left, MB Racadio (Blogtalk Producer), Ms. O (Celebrity Beauty Expert) and yours truly, The Blogger.

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