Irene’s Closet

Vintage Fashion and Unique finds.

Breathe new life into old furniture April 21, 2008

Meet our “Home stylist group”… They will redo a room in a few hours using things that you already have. Salvage, redesign, repurpose your old furniture. As featured in the 2BU section of the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

For more inquiries just email us a picture of the room or the furniture you would like to style… and we’ll do the rest.




Happy 1st year Anniversary blog… =) November 11, 2007

dThis november my official blog is celebrating its 1st year anniversary. I never expected it to last.. and people to even read it. I begin with this blog in sheer boredom and curiosity on “blogging”. This blog contains almost everything.. from my basic interest, my latest finds, inspirations, my new collection and events for one whole year.

To those who are part of my friends in the ever popular Facebook, as my status clearly says – Irene is excited for a fun filled week. Why? My friend from LA is coming home. Meaning party almost every night. Numerous out of town trip… But most importantly, I am totally looking forward to get my Japanese Fashion Magazine from him. Since, he’d be staying here in my apartment for a couple of days before we go out of town… I am so determined to get cool dining chairs. It doesn’t have to be expensive. So there, I am still on a look out hopefully i find before he comes over.


I am so desperate to fix my apartment.. I think, the dining chairs will be the first step in fixing my place. Right now, it looks like a storage and work space and not really a home… I just wish, I just have the time. I am thinking of this look….


Or this look..


What do you think?


Vintage trade signs … my new obsession October 21, 2007

Its fun how one discover something new to obsess upon. It was Mico who introduced me to this vintage trade signs. I soooo love them. I got my first 1960’s authentic trade sign the other day. It is a Robin Hood Hair Pomode I immediately displayed it at the store for others to enjoy too.. If someone gives me a cool offer… maybe I’ll sell it… maybe….

Another cool thing I found today… a vintage fire extinguisher. Cool ha.


Sorry for my absent posting. I got tied up with the store as always – mall wide sale and all other stuff. Finally, I will get to post my new Coochi collection – called Coochi Bambi in 3 exciting colors – Red, Black and Blue.. Check it out.



My facebook and my dining chair September 10, 2007

Filed under: Announcements,Decor,Designer notes,Interiors,my favorite things,News — irenescloset @ 12:27 pm

When my friend Mari invited me to join facebook, the first thing that came into my mind was – what? another friendster? I really don’t have the time. But since all my friends are getting into it I got curious. After 3 days of figuring out how the whole system works – my mood from confused is now happy and excited! Haha… I hate to admit. But my friends are right – its fun and addicting.

For more details on facebook… check out

What I want right now – New dining chairs. Well I am hoping to get something like this… Tell me what you think…

Chair by: Bengt Lindberg & Lotta Glave, but on the evidence of these Choc & Candy chairs, I’ll certainly be seeking out more of their designs. Choc & Candy are the two designs you an see above, a collage of pop art-style imagery on a stackable kitchen/diner chair, ideal if you want to brighten up a plain room.

with this dining table


Vintage Paper dolls.. something you’ll love. August 26, 2007

xsI am so sure you will also love this vintage paper doll photo I picked out while surfing through my favorite Indie Blogs. Don’t you just love the designs. For over 4 years now, I have been collecting stuff from vintage – posters, pins, hats, toys.. oh yah and even boyfriend. Mico (my boyfriend) is not entirely vintage (referring to age) but he has his own set of vintage collection – from vespa, mini cooper, and watches I should say. At the end of each day, we would compare our finds. I just wish he would start a blog to share his hobby. To think he writes so much better than I do.

I mentioned a while back that I am launching a new line – I still havent thought of a name this coming September. This line is a whole new collection not fashion but to HOME stuff from – vintage clocks, frames, pens, stationary, lamps, toys, and so much more. In connection with this, if you have unique home accessories that you would like to consign/sell you may email it to me at I already got tons of inquiry on this new line, we are totally preparing for it cause everyone is sooo excited.

Samples of the new line
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Some say “THE MIND IS A TERRIBLE THING TO WASTE…” August 6, 2007

Filed under: Announcements,Decor,Events,Inspiration,Interiors,Press Releases — irenescloset @ 11:26 am

I LOVE YOU STORE presents A PIECE OF MIND, collective works by Sharon Atillo, Corinne Ching and Mimi Sanson.

After 2 years, the “I love you girls” are back where they started, at Café Saguijo. A group show by the threesome who stirred the local indie fashion scene by proclaiming…”Fashion will save the world”, now
brings to the art world another PIECE to ponder.

With Itchy hands
scribbling doodles
now unlimited
experience coming alive
every time perplexed meeting heads
coming ulit
to devise merchandise cries
profit reminder of expenses
dabbling bubbling concepts
imperial surface
majestic hotel
decorating forever
our peace

mn po nb

On show at Café Saguijo’s THEO GALLERY, from AUGUST 7 ’til SEPT 1.
Giujo St., San Antonio Village Makati City. For inquiries text or call


Paul smith / mini cooper / table… DIY June 30, 2007

Filed under: Decor,DIY ideas,Inspiration,Interiors,Project Irene — irenescloset @ 2:36 am

Yah call me cheap… But i enjoyed this DIY project I had for the store. Here is an old console table which we kinda snuck out of my boyfriends house. Since we didn’t ask permission from his mom we had to disguise it. Just incase his mom passes by the store. This DIY project is sooo Paul Smith Mini Cooper inspired. I turned a dirty, worn out, oldie console table to a hip retro/PS accent display piece. Would you believe took me only an hour to transform it and I just spent P150. Wondering how? With the use of a remarkable tool – Colored electric tape!