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Friday, May 27, 2011

coverage: The MaKULAY World of Oliver Tolentino

RIIR Marella Bag by Oliver Tolentino 3
Blog coverage by: Zheyme

Last May 17, 2011 RIIR Desinger Line had ups the fashion ante with the unveiling of their latest collection. It's so inspiring to know that the internationally acclaimed Filipino couture designer Oliver Tolentino collaborated with this event. The collections aims to pay tribute for the remarkable mother in the Philippines through the exquisite splash color of Oliver Tolentino designs. Describes MaKULAY as a "ma" for mother and "kulay" for the color. (More story below)

Tolentino's vibrant line-up of fashionable handbags with a bright and warm tones combined. The limited edition of designer pieeces showcase the ingenuity of Tolentino and the enduring craftmanship of women from the Payatas community who meticulously weaved the fabrics for the whole collecion.

Tolenino said that he wanted to the women of Payatas making the bags and work with beautiful, cheerful colors and see the possibilities of a vibrant color of their future. His inspiration was joy and hope.
Gracefully poised muses decked in newspaper dresses were the canvasses for the hues highlighted in the RIIR and Tolentino MaKULAY exhibit attended by the stalwarts.

RIIR is an emerging global designer line that was initially established as a social business enterprise armed with a vision to uplift the poor community of Payatas. NOW A GLOBAL FILIPINO BRAND, RIIR IS ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL DESIGNER LINES IN THE Philippines and Asia that promote eco-ethical lifestyle through its products and business philosophy.

To know more about RIIR's social statement and latest designer collections, log on to

here are some photos from Bright Ideas Event Management Gabriela 1MaKULAY stageMuses decked in newspaper couture by young designers of SoFANanays at MaKULAY launch 1RIIR Marcela Bag by Oliver TolentinoRIIR Marella Bag by Oliver Tolentino 2RIIR Marella Bag by Oliver Tolentino 3Oliver Tolentino 1Oliver Tolentino inspires Payatas mothers at MaKULAY launchOliver Tolentino with Empowered Mothers of PayatasPatty Laurel hosts R2R's MaKULAY launchRIIR Corazon Bag by Oliver TolentinoRIIR Lydia Bag by Oliver Tolentino 2RIIR Lydia Bag by Oliver Tolentino 4

here are some photo coverage by Zheyme


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Azrael Coladilla is the blogger and founder of Azrael's Merryland Blog. This blog started as a personal blog in 2003, and then converted the blog into a lifeblog about his interest and reporting about pop culture, lifestyle, entertainment, technology, food, travel, toys, outdoor adventure, internet and social media. Awarded as the 2009 Most Influential Blogger for Luzon, Philippines, awarded by the Philippine Blog Awards. He is the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, Philippine Bloggers Network, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, Travel and Blog Community, and Philippine ToyCon. Azrael's Merryland Blog is included in a list of top 50 Blogs in the Philippines , ranked 65th in Top 100 Blogs that Matter , 49 must read lifestyle blog in the Philippines. and rank 40th in 100 Top Philippine Blogs by Feedspot.
He loves to travel, explore, discover, eat new food, document and record his life, meet new people, do photography and collect Transformers toys.
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