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When International Model meets Pagbilao

When International Model meets Pagbilao

Discovering Pagbilao in One Day

Beautiful Kuebang Lampas of Pagbilao, Quezon.

by MJ Racadio

Ironically, the top model of John Ablaza Limuel Hayag Vilela is from Pagbilao and happens to visit the quiet and beautiful town in the province of Quezon.

Breakfast with Limuel Hayag Vilela (International Model)

What better way to kick-start the day, by eating a mouth-watering breakfast at a local restaurant called carinderia from sauteed eggplant with scramble eggs(Torta) to Bicol express.

Right after, we proceed at the Pagbilao Park, discovering the meaning of Pagbilao: Papag (Wooden Bed) plus bilao = Pagbilao.

Little did I know, Pagbilao was very rich in natural resources from mountains to white sandy beaches.

As tour guide, International Model Limuel Vilela did not wasted any time to show the Beautiful landscape of Pagbilao.

On the way to Kuebang Lampas,  we also took pictures on the roadside with beautiful landscape from riverside to power plant,  which was a magnificent sight.

Getting-to-know Limuel up close and personal while showing us around Pagbilao.

Before Kuebang Lampas

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After visiting Kuebang Lampas

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The travel was well worth it, we finally reached the Kuebang Lampas from land to boat. Describing the place like paradise with white sandy beach, I had a chance to enjoy the sound from beach waves along the shore.

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It was really worth the travel four hour drive from SLEX:South Luzon Express Way. Pagbilao’s Kuebang Lampas should be included in one of the top beaches in the country. With better accomodations and restaurant, this place will be another top tourism destination in the Philippines. 

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John Ablaza 30 years Behind-the-Seams a success!

John Ablaza 30 years Behind-the-Seams a Success

A revelation of Le Petite Couture

By MJ Racadio

John Ablaza with Le Petite Couture
Photo Credit: Priscilla Marte

(May 23, 2017) After 30 years in the fashion industry, Philippines’ First eco-couture designer John Ablaza, there is no sign of slowing down. Before flying to New York, he spent many hours in creating those mini-couture collection. In May 20, 2017, Ablaza finally revealed the Le Petite Couture during 30 years behind-the-seams at the Amar Estate.  

Amar Estate Photo Credit: Elton Lugay

Ablaza said “I am really proud to present to the world my ”  Le Petite Couture ” a collection of about 30 pcs miniature Couture Gowns done 90 percent by hand in 100 days.

I am dedicating this creation to women who matters and each piece will be named after those whose been a part of my 30 seamless and very challenging journey in fashion. This is also my humble contribution to the fashion industry. Will eventually launch this as a traveling exhibit that I intend to showcase in important cities around the world.”

John Ablaza’s Advocacy

Most fashion shows focuses in Glamour however, John Ablaza 30 years behind the seams more on the charity, whom Ablaza close to his heart especially the less fortunate communities from Zimbabwe to Kenya.

(Left) Gio, Myra (Right) Fatena
Limuel Hayag Photo Credit: Darren Lee
Media Interviews before the Fashion Show
Hannah Marte
Dressing room with make-up artist
le petite couture
Finale
Limuel Hayag featured model
Fatena striking a pose.

photo credit: Jersey Lubiano

Apart from this,  the people who made the fashion show possible were the organizers,  models,  photographers, media,  volunteers,  make-up artist, sponsors. Special mention to Helsey Lubiano of CHHC Event Planning and Operations,  the Productions Agency: Ronnie and Nanette,  the Same Family,  Chris Labaco,  show director.

photo credit: Dennis Madigan
Briefing during rehearsal
a big thank you Darren Lee for capturing John Ablaza’s 30 years behind-the-seams.

Photo credits: Marcie Concepcion, Elton Lugay,  Bernadette Semple, Myra Mrowicki and J Rhoda Taduran and Darren Lee.

Opening Remarks by  Aquino-Thomas before the Fashion Show

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Video Credit: Elton Lugay

According to John Ablaza “Thank you God for an amazing show.. Enchanted Evening !!!!Thank you to.everyone who made this show a great success !!!!”

John Ablaza’s Facebook

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Bow Tie Couture

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For any questions and inquiries contact: MJ Racadio-The Publicist/Road Manager: social.dragonpr@gmail.com 


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A Masterpiece of Eco-Couture Gowns and Bow-Tie Design Creations

John Ablaza 30 Years Behind the Seams.

The fashion press hailed his collection last December 2016 New York show, a success! Now, an offer to take the ultimate fashion show experience to the next level is on as he presents the intricacies of his 30 years behind the seams.

International Fashion Designer John Ablaza is showcasing his masterpieces from old to new in an exceptional anthology fashion show experience – John Ablaza 30 Years Behind the Seams NY 2017 on May 20th, 2017.  His awe-inspiring collections have graced the runways of Hong Kong, Singapore, Bahrain, Sydney, Belgium, Toronto, London, Arizona, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Zimbabwe and another come back to New York City.

The Amar Estate ( 8 Sgt Schwarz Court, Stony Point, NY)
6 pm Red Carpet
7 pm Gala Fashion Show

his inspiration – nature / his mission – to help people / his vision – to bring fashion and culture together

John is an “eco-fashion” designer specializing in fabricating garments using sustainable, local materials like seeds bark reeds and coconut shells. While working with The Mangyan Tribe of the Philippines, together they came up with new ideas to use native sustainable materials in his designs while the Mangyans build a better future for their families.

With 30 Years Behind The Seams NY 2017, the fashion show will be quite a revelation as it gathers 150 VIP guests from New York’s most influential circles, celebrity appearances and partner with several media companies to cover this prestigious VIP ONLY cocktail gala.

AN OPPORTUNITY TO GIVE BACK

Expanding his reach of beneficiaries, the Toto Love Orphanage, Kenya and Make-A-Wish Foundation (501c3 nonprofit) – chosen beneficiary of our partner-venue, The Amar Estate.

It is this shared value that we desire to partner with the press and media channels to help spread the word about towards the success of this fashion show for a cause.

Please visit http://chhcevents.com/events/john-ablaza for more information.

Follow John Ablaza 30 Years Behind the Seams NY 2017 I @johncablaza I #johnablazaat30

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Coordinated by Helsey Lubiano of  CHHC Event Planning & Operations and The Productions Agency.

In collaboration with: Portables Unlimited, The Filipino Assiociation of Rockland NY, Blogtalk with MJRacadio (Official Blogger/Publicist), The Amar Estate, Alex Tupaz Photography, Michael Maniago Photography and Jhenny Evans Photography

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For press inquiries: Helsey Lubiano of CHHC Events  E: info@chhcevents.com

For tickets & sponsorship:  Janiz “Obie” Dy of The Productions Agency E: prettyobie@gmail.com I P: (845) 591-3476 I http://chhcevents.com/events/john-ablaza

John Ablaza Couture & Culture New York 2016: A Success!

John Ablaza Couture & Culture New York 2016: A Success!

a Zimbabwe Collaboration will benefit Silozwane Children, Bulayo Village

by MJ Racadio

The John Ablaza: Couture & Culture New York 2016 was held at 4 West 43rd St, New York City. The event started with photo exhibit of award-winning photographer Jhenny Morales and red carpet arrivals with respected VIP’s and sponsors. The hosts of the evening were Marvic Chan and Maita Lockhart. The fashion show starts right on time and showcasing the latest collection of John Ablaza plus chosen designer from Zimbabwe, Yvette Ndaba.

On the Red Carpet with Bella Skin Inc. one of the vip sponsors of John Ablaza Couture & Culture New York 2016
On the Red Carpet from left with Jeanette Marco and Bella Owen of Bella Skin Inc. with friends, one of the VIP sponsors of John Ablaza Couture & Culture New York 2016.
Program
Program
On the Runway for John Ablaza: Couture & Culture New York 2016. Photo Credit: Franz Capistrano
On the Runway for John Ablaza: Couture & Culture New York 2016. Photo Credit: Franz Capistrano

zimbabwe-project

Miss Philippines-USA 2014 Hannah Marte
Miss Philippines-USA 2014 Hannah Marte
Mithi Aquino-Thomas a Zimbabwe Collaboration
Mithi Aquino-Thomas a Zimbabwe Collaboration
a Zimbabwe Collaboration- Yvette Ndaba.
a Zimbabwe Collaboration- Yvette Ndaba.
Oliver Guintu Presko Model
Oliver Guintu Presko Model
Presko Models
Presko Models
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Miss Tourism New York 2016 Fatena Qassem
Michael Galante (Hollywood Actor) on the Runway. Photo Credit: Troi Santos
Michael Galante (Hollywood Actor: Jane the Virgin, Switched at Birth, Baby Daddy) on the Runway. Photo Credit: Troi Santos
Final Walk on the Runway with Michael Galante. Credit to the Owner
Final Walk on the Runway with Michael Galante. Credit to the Owner
After a successful Fashion Show with a Zimbabwe Collaboration
After a successful Fashion Show with  Zimbabwe Collaboration

More Pictures from the Fashion Show

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Greetings and Thank yous’
Thank you volunteers, press & media, make-up artists & hairstylists, models & celebrities, U.S. Ambassador Harry Thomas of Harare, Mithi Aquino-Thomas, Zimbabwe Collaboration-Yvette Ndaba, Helsey Lubiano of CHHC Events, Velzon Hizon Velez of #PreskoMagazine and staff, Jeanette Marco & Bella Owen of Bella Skin Inc, Chavez Shoes, Michael’s Floral Design, Jhenny Evans, Alex Tupaz, Joy Faber, Michael Galante, Hannah Marte- Miss Philippines-USA 2014, Fatena Qassem-Miss Tourism New York 2016, Miss Universe- Uganda, Miss Tourism Zimbabwe, the hosts: Marvic Chan & Maita Lockhart, Nonoy Rafael- the DJ and sounds, Jujo Conol, and our gold and silver vip sponsors for making #JohnAblazaNY2016 a success . In behalf of #JohnAblaza John C. Ablaza Team we salute you for all your hardwork and dedication for the benefit of Silozwane Children a village of Bulayo, Zimbabwe. -Publicist/Manager #BlogtalkwithMJRacadio

John Ablaza High-end Fashion Designer Like No Other

John Ablaza High-end fashion designer like no other

John Ablaza and Mithi Aquino- Thomas with the SILOZWANE children in Bulawayo,Zimbabwe. Photo Credit: Jhenny Evans
John Ablaza and Mithi Aquino- Thomas with the SILOZWANE children in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Photo Credit: Jhenny Evans

by MJ Racadio

Hollywood, California (November 29, 2016) High-end fashion is all about glamour, beauty and sophistication although there is one designer who can change the perspective of fashion. His name is John Ablaza, Philippines first eco-couture designer, he has been in the fashion design industry for over 29 years but what really sets him apart is the way he collaborated with individuals from other local designers to photographers. For example, he recently had a successful collaborations with local artisans in Zimbabwe, which aims to educate future designers in making sustainable materials yet elegant. According to John, he enjoyed Zimbabwe because they welcomed him with open-arms led by Mithi Aquino-Thomas, the wife of US Ambassador Harry Thomas of Harare. He added “I enjoyed hanging-out with the young kids at the village, it’s worth every time spent there”. In addition, John would like to continue his legacy by helping others through his advocacy.

Hollywood Actor Michael Galante (Jane the Virgin, Switched at Birth) Photo Credit: Alex Tupaz
Hollywood Actor Michael Galante (Jane the Virgin, Switched at Birth) Photo Credit: Alex Tupaz

His new designs will be featured during couture & culture fashion show on December 10, 2016 at the One UN New York Hotel in New York City along with selected VIP Guests, that will benefit Zimbabwe collaboration (Benefiting the children of Silozwane, Bulawayo). In addition, John Ablaza will closely working with volunteers and friends in New York City including the models of Presko led by Velzon Velez, top-notch photographers like Alex Tupaz and Jhenny Evans, CHHC event planner expert Helsey Lubiano, Joy Faber of One UN New York,  celebrities like Michael Galante (Jane the Virgin, Switched at Birth), Miss Philippines-USA 2014 Hannah Angelica Marte , Miss New York Tourism, and Zimbabwe Designers.

For Show Details visitwww.chhcevents.com/events

Teaser Couture & Culture New York 2016:

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Zimbabwe Fashion Show

A Masterpiece of Eco-couture Gowns and Bow-Tie Creations

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A Masterpiece of Eco-couture Gowns and Bow-Tie Creations

John Ablaza Couture & Culture New York 2016 Major Sponsors.
John Ablaza Couture & Culture New York 2016 Major Sponsors.

November 24, 2016 (Hollywood, California) International Fashion Designer John Ablaza is showcasing his masterpieces in a fashion show event – John Ablaza Couture & Culture NY 2016.  His awe-inspiring collections have graced the runways of Hong Kong, Singapore, Bahrain, Sydney, Toronto, London, Belgium, Arizona, San Francisco, Los Angeles/Hollywood, Zimbabwe and now coming to NYC!

Saturday December 10, 2016 at ONE UN New York Hotel (1 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017)

5PM Red Carpet I Cocktails I Silent Auction I Photo Exhibit   7PM Gala Fashion Show

his inspiration – nature

his mission – to help people

his vision – to bring fashion and culture together

John is an “eco-fashion” designer specializing in fabricating garments using sustainable, local materials like seeds bark reeds and coconut shells. While working with The Mangyan Tribe of Mindoro, together they came up with new ideas to use native sustainable materials in his designs while the Mangyans build a better future for their families.

With Couture & Culture NY 2016 in collaboration with Harare-Zimbabwe Designers and Artisans, the fashion show will gather 150 VIP guests from New York’s most influential circles, UN diplomats, celebrity appearances and partner with several media companies to cover this prestigious VIP ONLY cocktail gala, photo exhibit by an acclaimed Southern California photographer, Jhenny Morales Evans and a silent auction of all-things Zimbabwean and artisanal. Expanding his reach of beneficiaries, the Children of Silozwane Bulawayo, Zimbabwe and St. Martin de Porres, Cebu City.

Sponsor-Partners: Presko Magazine, Bella Skin Inc., Shoes by Chavez, ONE UN New York Hotel, CHHC Event Planning & Operations, Michael’s Floral Design NYC, Blogtalk With MJ Racadio, Alex Tupaz Photography and Jhenny Evans Photography.

Follow John Ablaza Couture & Culture NY 2016 I #johnablaza I #johnablazaNY2016

For more information visit www.chhcevents.com/events.

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Only 75 silver tickets are available for purchase.

For tickets, sponsorship & press inquiries:  Velzon Velez E: velzonvelez@gmail.com  P: (347) 331-2666 or Helsey Lubiano   E: info@chhcevents.com   

Philippines First Eco-Couture Designer taking Hollywood by Tsunami

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Philippines First Eco-Couture Designer taking Hollywood by Tsunami

Plus Pacman’s Live Auction

 

John Ablaza's Bow Tie Couture Fashion Show [11.28.15] 7PM at the Celebrity Centre International (Hollywood) Photography by Alex Tupax
John Ablaza’s Bow Tie Couture Fashion Show [11.28.15] 7PM at the Celebrity Centre International (Hollywood) Photography by Alex Tupaz
Shamcey Supsup Miss Universe 3rd Runner-Up 2013 wearing John Ablaza's Couture (Bow Tie)
Shamcey Supsup Miss Universe 3rd Runner-Up 2011 wearing John Ablaza’s Couture & (Bow Tie) Photography by Ernest John

By MJ Racadio

(Hollywood CA, November 19, 2015, Social Dragon PR) One of a kind fashion show that will blow your mind. After 28 years of designing, John Ablaza (Philippines First Eco-Couture Designer) will be premiering his Bow Tie Couture in Hollywood on November 28, 2015 7PM and 5PM Red Carpet at the Celebrity Centre International. The lists of VIP’s from the Producer of The Talk to Teen Superstar of Nickelodeon and Hollywood Foreign Press Members, and so on.

John Ablaza's Bow Tie Couture Photography by Alex Tupaz
John Ablaza’s Bow Tie Couture
Photography by Alex Tupaz

What really sets him apart from other fashion designers because of his advocacy which is helping the Mangyan Tribe in sustaining livelihood projects through Ayala Foundation.

John Ablaza & MJ Racadio (Publicist) recent invitation to watch as VIP Guest at The Talk (Top Hollywood Daytime Talk Show) Photo Credit: Marc Anthony Nicolas
John Ablaza & MJ Racadio (Publicist) recent invitation to watch as VIP Guest at The Talk (Top Hollywood Daytime Talk Show)
Photo Credit: Marc Anthony Nicolas

Ablaza said, “This upcoming show is exciting because I’m finally releasing my creation in Hollywood not only that its also for a good cause. In addition, Manny Pacquiao’s Foundation recently endorsed the show so I’m caught by surprised indeed.”

John Ablaza with Janet R. Nepales (Hollywood Journalist & member of Hollywood Foreign Press Association) Photo Credit: Emma Tiebens
John Ablaza with Janet R. Nepales (Hollywood Journalist & member of Hollywood Foreign Press Association)
Photo Credit: Emma Tiebens

The Bow Tie Couture Fashion Show will be an evening of fun and exciting segments of diverse and international models. Even the preparation was really intense according to Team Ablaza: From casting models to photo shoots. Get ready to be blown away from John Ablaza’s Collections plus right after the fashion show a live auctions of Manny Pacquiao’s authentic signed merchandise.

Live Auctions of Pacman's Authentic Signed Merchandise. (Raffle Drawings and get a chance to win signed gloves visit MP Foundation Booth)
Live Auctions of Pacman’s Authentic Signed Merchandise. (Raffle Drawings and get a chance to win signed gloves visit MP Foundation Booth)
Live Auctions right after the fashion show benefiting Manny and Jinkee Pacquaio Heart Foundation.
Live Auctions right after the fashion show benefiting Manny and Jinkee Pacquiao Heart Foundation.

The show sponsored by Manny Pacquiao Foundation in cooperation with 3GsWorld, MBeauty by Dr. Tess (America’s Favorite Dermatologist) iDance Studio, Blogtalk with MJRacadio, David’s Salon, Eriel’s Cafe, Mod Xchange, Alex Photography, Bask International, and others will be announced very soon.

 

For tickets click here:

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Where New York Bag Designer meets Eco-Fashion Designer

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by Gherald Alaman of Talent and Skills http://talentandskills.com

and MJ Racadio

John Ablaza: Philippine's First Eco-Fashion Designer
John Ablaza: Philippine’s First Eco-Fashion Designer

Hollywood CA (Social Dragon PR) July 02, 2015. Tune in this Sunday 7PM PST/10 EST on Blogtalk with MJ Racadio http://mranow.co. This Episode features Mary Lai, NYC Bag Designer, John Ablaza, Philippine’s First Eco-Fashion Designer, and this weekend’s Featured Artist: International Super Star Ricky Martin and Remix by DJ Cubanito & Klubjumpers.

Mary Lai: New York Bag Designer. Featured in Vogue Magazine
Mary Lai: New York Bag Designer. Featured in Vogue Magazine
Mary Lai Photo Credit: The Fashion Potential
Mary Lai
Photo Credit: The Fashion Potential

Mary Lai is a seasoned designer, artist, and business entrepreneur, known for her ultramodern edge, high quality leather handbag collection. Recently, Lai was nominated for Distinctly Denim Handbag by Guess at the 17th Annual IHDA Award Ceremony, and the year before she was nominated in 2 categories out of 1500+ applicants. Prior to 2014, Lai received the American Express OPEN Rising Stars of Fashion Award. Furthermore, Lai was awarded the Independent Handbag Designer Award in June 2013 for the Best Handmade Handbag. All in all, Lai is a gifted designer.

with John Ablaza after the Interview at W Hotel Hollywood
with John Ablaza after the Interview at W Hotel Hollywood

Next, meet John Ablaza, an international Fashion Designer with a mission and vision of promoting the rich culture and heritage of the Philippines. Ablaza’s Vision is to create a livelihood for local artisans. He is also known for his bow tie couture. What makes his bow tie collection special is the embroidery, which is made by different tribes in the Philippines. Most notably, Ablaza is Philippine’s first eco-fashion designer.

Ricky Martin's Smashed Hit
Ricky Martin’s Smashed Hit “Adios”
Remixed by DJ Cubanito & Klubjumpers
Photo Credit : GratisMusica.org

Featured artist will be International Superstar Ricky Martin with his new smashed hit “Adios” remixed by DJ Cubanito & Klubjumpers– Grammy nominated Billboard producers.

Tune in to this exciting episode Sunday July 5th 7PM PST/10 EST on Blogtalk with MJ Racadio http://mranow.co

Mary Lai – Luxury Bag Designer  

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        John Ablaza – Eco-Fashion Designer

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Ricky Martin’s New Smashed Hit Song “Adios”

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