Mom-Finds Round-Up from Chicify, L'Indochine, and Calima

Last Friday of the month:  Shopping / Fashion / Accessories

I can't believe the first quarter of the year is almost over.  It's gonna be Holy Week next week and many are expected to be taking a vacation or long break. I will also be having a short break online -- I consider it a sacrifice, as I've done in the past. No blog post on Good Friday. But today is the last Friday of my birthday month and I want to make this a really exciting post. I've been on a "shopping drought" lately, if you noticed, so let me end the quarter with these unique finds that are all worth your hard-earned moolah! =)

Compared to the past years, I haven't been able to attend blogger events even if I wanted to, mainly due to my homeschooling and fetching duties, among others. I was actually surprised, and lucky to be able to attend and have fun at three events -- all in one month! This was totally unexpected and a welcome change to my routine.

Enough with the back story and let me show you my #MomFridayFinds for this month! I will also post the albums of each event on My Mom-Friday Facebook page. 

Get ready to shop after reading this! =)


During the Chicify Shopping Party, I was able to view most of the brands they carry and was quite pleased with the price points and variety being offered. Since it's an online store, having the party was a great opportunity to actually touch and feel, and fit the clothes, which made me buy this Chicify 'Chin Culottes' in gray, and a Sexy White Tee. There were cool animal printed dresses, tunics, and summery maxi dresses that you can choose from, as well as statement pieces like this ethnic clutch from Quiver and accessories from House of Heirloom. Leather "mandals" from Cole Vintage are best-sellers as well.

I also got to bring home this very light and comfy navy jersey top courtesy of our friend Pam of Willow Clothing. One of the most versatile designs that will flatter any figure is the batwing, and this one comes in short sleeves or pullover. Anybody, any shape and size, can wear this style. There were dresses and two-way button-down shirts too! You can find Willow Clothing over at Chicify.com or in SM department stores (Megamall, Makati, North Edsa, Cubao, Mall of Asia, BF ParaƱaque), and The Ramp (Glorietta and Trinoma).
(Photos of Willow Clothing from Chicify.com)

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L’Inodchine (pronounced Lahn-doe-sheen) recently conducted their first L'Indochine Workshop at their flagship store in SM Megamall. I will tell you more about it on another blog feature.  For now, I'll focus on their interesting array of well-curated items with modern Asian style that the shop has been known for since it opened in 2013. You can expect hard-to-find items from India, Myanmar, Indonesia and Thailand.

The lifestyle concept store features a limited collection of fashionable pieces, home furniture and accents that will surely add a boho touch to your style and exotic Asian feel for your home. From intricate batik printed wooden trays, eclectic Cermin Dinding Rono mirrors from Indonesia, to embroidered bags and clutches from India and Thailand, you're sure to discover some very interesting "treasure" in the store.  These make great gifts too.

3rd level, SM Aura Premier, BGC
4th level, SM Mega Fashion Hall
(Photos on the collage provided by L'Indochine)


Calima Jewellery (British spelling) was founded by Bogota native Claudia Hernandez, a long-time Manila resident who pioneered in pre-Columbian jewelry in the Philippines almost two decades ago. Calima jewelries are authentic artisan-crafted pieces that include hand-made reproductions of the El Dorado pre-Columbian treasures, only seen in the world famous Gold Museum in Bogota. 

It was just last Wednesday that I got to meet the woman behind Calima, and my friends and I were in awe at how each piece of jewelry was made -- very exquisite, and reasonably priced. According to Ms. Hernandez, these one-of-a-kind pieces are made using the "lost-wax process" (an ancient process casting metal sculptures from wax molds).  Her eye-catching pieces are crafted from brass metal and plated with either pure silver or a mixture of 24K and 18K gold, giving them depth and intense colors. The designs incorporate selected semi-precious stones like carnelian, sodalite, amethyst, jasper, onyx, and agate, resulting in the most stunning pieces that celebrate ancient craftsmanship and cultural ingenuity.

Look what I tried on -- a chain of gold and carnelian beads with a golden lizard pendant. This is on my wishlist! (Thanks Tina, for this close-up shot of the necklace). In addition to jewelry, Calima also sells colorful hand-woven Wayuu bags (mochilas) and belts intricately hand-crafted by members of Colombia's native Wayuu tribe. Every purchase helps the indigenous tribes that created them.

G/F 6053 Palma St. Galeria Lagman Bldg.
(At the back of Rockwell), Poblacion, Makati City

What did you like from my finds? Anything that caught your fancy? =)

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