Irene’s Closet

Vintage Fashion and Unique finds.

More of Numina.. February 2, 2008

Filed under: cool photoshoot,Events,Press Releases — irenescloset @ 1:59 am

We wanted to document the clothes of the fashion show.. Luckily we only got to take 8 photos. Just first batch of the show. Anyway.. Thanks to Rocky our official photographer. Pol Tapia our official stylist for all season. =) Love you guys. You have been such a great help.

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An overdue post.. Mega Nov Issue December 24, 2007

Filed under: Accessories,Arts and Crafts,my favorite things,News,Press Releases — irenescloset @ 7:02 am

kpoA post that is so long overdue….

This is Mega magazine last month issue and its only now that I am getting to post it. I am so proud of this feature because it was my mom who made the headband that came out in one of the spread. Note… not me but my mom. She loves making headbands, cuffs and some of the clothes of Coochi lala.

The feature also includes leather boots and some reconstructed work by I love you store at Irene’s closet. Please check out this issue.
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Awesome Mega Magazine Issue October 13, 2007

Filed under: Announcements,Blogroll,cool photoshoot,Media,News,Press Releases — irenescloset @ 3:58 am

meaI am fascinated with the Mega October Issue. Love the fashion spread.. Thanks to Fashion Editor Patrick Ty for using some of our items at the store to complete the wonderful spread.

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Check out Celine’s dress which she wore at the MEGA 10 most beautiful party.. A dress by Geof Gonzales our June/July featured artist of the month

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Best dessert… show September 4, 2007

Filed under: Announcements,Events,Media,News,Press Releases — irenescloset @ 4:30 pm

fdIt was a really short notice event.. I even thought it is not going to push through. But I am happy I agreed to sponsor the clothing of such an event. It is something different and really interesting. It was a 2 day thingy – in a day there are 3 different theme – Paris, New York and Japan. Of course outfit had to blend with the theme. Since the store got stuff of almost everything we came out with a lovely 3 set of outfit. Here are some photos of the event and some photos while the models were doing their usual fitting.


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The japan theme was my favorite and it was only one I got to see.. Unfortunately I didn’t get to take photos of the clothes. I guess I got so distracted by the delicious dessert. It was the best I ever tasted.

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Irene’s closet now selling online

Good news!! For those who wanted to grab Irene’s closet unique finds of pre loved and totally refashion stuff, all you have to do is click on the link below. If you live far or just don’t have the time, now is your chance to enjoy a thing or two right at your doorstep.

Come visit… Irene’s closet online shop

Irene’s closet Online Shop

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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

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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


A featured article at 2Bu Inquirer July 18 July 19, 2007

Filed under: Announcements,Media,News,Press Releases,Rockwell Store — irenescloset @ 12:57 am

I have been a huge fan of Ms. Pam Pastor Editor of 2bU and Super of Philippine Daily Inquirer . Aside from the fact that she is a “true person” , she is a great writer. When I was called for an interview, I almost fell off my chair… Here is the article that came out yesterday. I love to share it with you guys.


Get ready to raid this Closet

By Pam Pastor

Last updated 07:54pm (Mla time) 07/17/2007

MANILA, Philippines—Irene’s Closet is one secret every fashion-loving Pinay knows about.
For several years now, girls have been raiding her closet, from the one she first put up in her house in Palm Village and the little store she opened in the same village to her first space in Rockwell Power Plant Mall.

Her choice vintage finds have become great additions to the wardrobes of many Filipinas, and the whimsical accessories she designs and makes with her own hands have been featured prominently in the pages of the country’s glossies.

Irene’s creative juices just keep flowing. Showing no signs of stopping, she continues to explore her passion for fashion and all things pretty in her new space at Rockwell’s Archaeology wing, which was launched just last month.

“I am happy and totally ecstatic to be part of a haven of young independent Filipino designers and retailers personally handpicked by Rockwell Power Plant,” says Irene Pineda, proprietor.

And she has earned her spot there with her creations—from summer cuffs and crocheted necklaces that many have copied, to her one-of-a-kind neck- and head-pieces.
Irene recently introduced Coochi Lala, her new line of clothes.

“The sole purpose of Coochi Lala is to reinvent, recreate and reconstruct pre-loved items. Each piece is uniquely created, designed and handcrafted,” she explains.
The clothes do look and feel more like works of art, and the brand still fits what Irene’s Closet originally set out to do—to offer wardrobe additions to people who love “things that are not mass-produced or mass-marketed.”

Irene believes that’s where the attraction is.Irene also continues to carry her accessories line—her charm bracelets are adorable. She also collaborated with I Love You Store and produced graffiti kung-fu shoes inspired by the need for self-expression. She feels that her partnership with I Love You Store is a natural one, because of their shared love for vintage fashion and art.

The red kung-fu shoes Irene designed is embellished with elements that represent her craft, her light, travel and feeling lost in a fast-moving world.

Raiding Irene’s Closet is like raiding your best friend’s wardrobe—if your best friend has a flair for art and an eye for one-of-a-kind goodies.
Trust us, this is not just a closet. It’s a treasure trove.

Visit Irene’s Closet at R2 level, Archaeology Rockwell Power Plant Mall, Makati. Operating hours are 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Mondays-Thursdays and Sundays; 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays. Call 8961058 or e-mail


We are finally opening… Friday the 13th of April April 9, 2007

Filed under: Announcements,Media,News,Press Releases — irenescloset @ 2:25 pm

shadowHave you girls gone to the new Archaeology at the 2nd floor of the rockwell powerplant? Cool huh?! Yah… everyone s raving about it. Some of the new stores at the forefront are already open.. The wait is nearly over. Soon the whole area will be complete. The new young designers wing is opening this Friday April 13, 2007!! Come visit us there!! Check us out.. It will be the newest coolest fashion haven!!

pGeesh!! I thought this day is never going to happen… After tons of painstaking, mind bogling, stress induced allergy that I had to go through just to put the store together – we are finally opening on Friday!!! Yehey! Yippee!!!

This is super duper exciting…


Mega Magazine Feature… March 1, 2007

Filed under: Irene's collection,Magazine,Media,Necklaces,News,Press Releases — irenescloset @ 3:37 pm

mega-cover.jpgAfter months of hybernating… I am so happy to see my latest collection featured at the new Mega issue March 2007. I love the photos aside from the fact that my brother Paolo was the photographer. A really good styling job by Patrick Ty (mega’s fashion editor). To prove how much I love the fashion spread I bought 3 copies of this particular issue… The last time I bought a whole bunch of copies was when my store was featured as “those vintage out of the way stores” more than a year ago. Yah… I had curly hair that time.. eews!!

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If you want to check out all the photos click on the photo above.


My heart’s desire… a feature on Phil Star (local newspaper) February 10, 2007

Filed under: Events,Magazine,Media,Press Releases — irenescloset @ 6:29 am

Bea Ledesma, writer of Y-syle and Pet life section of Philippines Star, who is a good friend and been so ever loved by all designers; came out with two major feature (full spread) of Irene’s closet on 2 consecutive weekends.

A feature on our lovable hairy pets apparel sold exclusively at my store, brand called Foxxy fibby

and yesterdays Y-style section – on valentine gift guide our new limited edition “heart hinge” necklace…. Bea’s article made my valentine complete. The article also featured good friends like Mickey See of Cru and Happy David.