Irene’s Closet

Vintage Fashion and Unique finds.

Frida Fringes.. something to check out. August 10, 2007

As I was rummaging through my closet of beads, chains, charms, headpieces, straps etc.. looking for a new inspiration. I came across something interesting. My staff knows that I have the tendency to hoard, collect things that I feel got potential and oftentimes I forget all about it. I had this neckpiece for a almost a year now, I suddenly decide to make something out of it… Meet Frida, Frida fringes…

I love how the fringes falls to your neck.. It will surely dress up you simple outfit.. just don’t forget the cleavage power. =) Remember, I only have 3 limited edition pieces.

Neckpiece sold for P899





Limited edition .. I am not plastic.. bag July 29, 2007

I enjoyed making my own ensemble of the I’am not plastic bag. Or should I say, I wanted to add more of “irene’s closet” touch to the Edgy Ecology bag. Since the store has been known to sell unique pieces and not mass produced, I thought I just had to make it more personalize. Check out the first batch of the I am not plastic bag with a twist. We just displayed it today and luckily we sold 2 at once.
The I am not plastic bag, limited edition will also be available at Schu, Glorietta 3 by Wed Aug 1. Come grab you limited edition bag… and help eliminate plastic in a stylish way.

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“Play a bit” necklaces collection out now July 28, 2007

fdAside from it being my inspiration for my Coochilala logo… I got so into it that I decided to “play a bit” and work on a full necklace collection made of scrabble letters and bingo chips. It is something new, expect it to be a true conversational piece. So to those who plan to copy this again… Once you finish doing your own version I’ll be out with something new … as always.

I really had a hard time finding the right bingo chips… and scrabble letters. But I am so determine to come out with this collection that I had to go to 8 bookstores and office supply stores just to find the right one, when finally I did… I had to figure out a way to make it into a charm.. Enjoy this collection while it last for I am not making a whole bunch.. It is a limited engagment =)

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A charming bracelet July 8, 2007

I never thought creating charm bracelet is no easy job. I’ve done several bracelet but “the charm” ensemble is really something. You have to consider so many things – color scheme, weight and balance. You have to be aware that everytime the chain moves it should have different look and personality. Let me share 5 creations… Luckily we already sold 2 pcs in a span of 3 days. I just love it.


DIY or DIE … motto May 27, 2007

Filed under: Arts and Crafts,DIY ideas,Irene's collection,my design,Project Irene — irenescloset @ 3:59 am

p For every collection of clothes I will have my own craft affair… it is like DIY or DIE… A motto I picked up at Craft Mafia. For my new project here is a white jacket I completely enjoyed reconstructing. The jacket is currently displayed at the store. Sold for only P1200.

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Marianne my marianne fav work May 6, 2007

Got so busy going through product sampling, viewing websites of probable consignors for the stores. I use to find it fun and exciting, but recently, I realized most accessory designs have a certain common factor – “too easy to make”. Less thought off, just boring… Then I thought to myself. Am I just being too picky! to “arte”… Yah maybe. But come on – aren’t we all looking for something new? Here are some cool finds I found browsing thru my hive. HINT: I am still looking for something new. Send me an email…

Marianne Anderson

Inspired by the history of ornament, Marianne Anderson’s jewellery presents a considered exploration of traditional ornamental forms and a refreshingly original interpretation of the decorative.


For more of Marianne’s work Marianne’s website


Summer accessories… April 2, 2007

Everytime summer is near people get glued to colorful accessories – from fruits, to flowers, to anything with vibrant color. Even clothes with summery prints – dainty and light material. For 3 years of accessory designing, summer is the most fun time to create some unique and non-serious pieces. Often than not I love to take advantage.. and get bold. and bolder. every year. Here are some of my creations for this summer.

Tutti Frutti neckace
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Summer Cuffs
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