I know I have neglected my blog. Got too tied up… Here is an interesting post… Last Saturday, since its a quiet and non busy weekend, Irene’s closet agreed to sponsor a graphic art exhibit and fashion show called Ateneo ACTM Numina Evogue self expression i fashion. It was a fun experience putting together 16 different outfit for woman and 5 cool outfit for men. It is sure a COOL experience seeing our items on the runway.
Numina Fashion show February 1, 2008
Rider Collection – up and running November 2, 2007
Check out the new Irene’s closet Rider collection. Motorcycle jacket embellished with vespa and military patches on a striped knitted black and gold turtleneck top. Paired with cool motorcycle leather boots and black pants. I am proud of this new collection. Perfect casual street wear… or a trip out of town .. or malling on a rainy day. Now is the time to be fashionable without getting sweaty and less poised. Be cool…
Irene’s closet is now divided into categories
Street/Casual wear – Coochi lala
Coochi lala Home
Foxxy Fibby – people fashion for dogs
Wear art thou
Prepare yourself for a Fall Bargain Frenzy day on —Sept 1! August 31, 2007
Tomorrow, Sept 1 marks the launching of Irene’s closet fall collection. It is a collection of knit picks, contrasting colors and texture, and tons of retro inspired looks. All this in a bargain frenzy!. Don’t forget to check out our very popular P300 peso rack, where everything is P300 – from our latest collection down to old. Hurry! We are giving 20% off to our loyal customers tomorrow Sept 1 Saturday and Sept 2 Sunday..
Actual photos will be posted tomorrow for our online buyers! Please watch out for it. =)
Coochi Mika Collection out today August 19, 2007
All the names of the Coochi Lala collection starts with a Coochi. From Coochi Tulle, Coochi Dorothy, Coochi Andie etc.. Now we have Coochi Mika. This way its easy for me to track.
I really love this collection. My mom is painstakingly helping me put the lovely vintage fabric together to form a “scrapwork made in heaven” dress. I got tons of interesting fabric. Fabric which were gift from our famous local designer friends. From old dresses which I never had the guts to sell before because I just love the fabric. This is the first batch of the Mika collection under the brand Coochi Lala.
Keep in mind that this are one of a kind pieces therefore you will never bump into anyone with exactly the same dress. Don’t you just love that..
A featured article at 2Bu Inquirer July 18 July 19, 2007
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art centerpiece at the archeaology – today July 14, 2007
How art thou? WEAR ART THOU, a featured artist showcase launches this weekend at IRENE’S CLOSET, Archeaology Powerplant Mall. With pieces by Geof Gonzales and Mike Lavarez. Come see us today!
A joint collaboration of Irene’s closet and I love you store – featuring different artist every month with such raw talent. Giving them a chance to showcase their collection on a commercial – not so out of the way kind of market. =)
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…
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