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Awash with Asian colors

By: -Columnist
/ 01:30 AM March 30, 2016
Nippon Paint (Coatings) Philippine general manager Michel Chung, architects Catherine and Jose Ramon Carunungan, interior designer Michael Pizarro

Nippon Paint (Coatings) Philippine general manager Michel Chung, architects Catherine and Jose Ramon Carunungan, interior designer Michael Pizarro

The afternoon beamed with life and colors when Nippon Paint (Coatings) Philippines recently launched Trend Beyond Colors 2016/2017 to showcase its new product line consisting of nine key color palettes with the theme “We Are One”: Tavern Buff, Lush and Volcanic Black for New Eco; Being Peach, Fast Car, and Blue Lullaby for Wonder-Lust; and Founder Blue, Gray Night and Green Tuft.

The trending colors, palangga, were handpicked by more than 50 design professionals during the Asia Pacific ChromaZone Color Forecasting Workshop 2015 in Japan.

“Nippon Paint’s Trend Beyond Colors 2016/17 captures the [Asian] region’s essence, from its beautiful landscape to its increasingly connected people driven by technology,” said Michael Chung, general manager of Nippon Paint (Coatings) Philippines.

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The event also featured artistic setups using the nine colors mounted by industry leaders like architect José Pippo Carunungan and interior designer Michael Pizarro.

Color expert Serene Pang said the Asian palettes were mainly influenced by technology, nature and the individual spirit.

Nippon Paint Trend Beyond Colors 2016/2017 palettes are now available nationwide.

Penshoppe brand director Jeff Bascon and Patti Grandidge-Herrera (3rd and 4th from left) with Penshoppe Spring/Summer collection models

US model joins Penshoppe

Meanwhile, Penshoppe launched its own Spring/Summer 2016 collection and announced the inclusion of young American model Lucky Blue Smith in its Team Penshoppe of brand ambassadors.

The event, hosted by model and TV personality Patti Grandidge, was held at The Palace Pool Club in Bonifacio Global City.

Models wearing pieces from the collection walked around the poolside. Guests praised the relaxed vibe of the new collection which featured on-trend tropical prints, signature retro-inspired pieces and sunnies from Sun/Dazed, Penshoppe’s collection of premium eyewear.

Penshoppe brand director Jeff Bascon announced that sought-after fashion model Lucky Blue Smith has signed up as the newest member of Team Penshoppe. Smith will join the ranks of Kendall Jenner, Sean O’Pry and Asian pop superstar Sandara Park, no less, dahlings.

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Spotted soaking up the summer vibe were professional basketball players Ryan Reyes and Sean Anthony with Teresa Herrera-Anthony, collegiate basketball coach Don Allado, fashion designer Pia Gladys Perey, models Luke Jickain and Wil Dasovich.

Susie Quiros, Bingbing Quiros, Alterations Plus president Lucille Carlos Locsin,  Lingling Quiros

Susie Quiros, Bingbing Quiros, Alterations Plus president Lucille Carlos Locsin, Lingling Quiros

New branch

Alterations Plus has opened its 23rd branch in Nuvali, Santa Rosa, Laguna.

Alterations Plus president Lucille Carlos-Locsin, with Bingbing, Ling-ling and Susie Quiros, led the ribbon-snipping.

Fr. Stephen Maswili, SDB blessed the store.

“Alterations Plus has been at the forefront in the alteration servicing business for the past 20 years,” said Locsin. “The company has been an expert on all kinds of alterations from simple shortening to difficult body adjustment and repair, made-to-
order services, glamorous wedding dresses, costumes, cosplay costumes, pet clothes, corporate and school uniforms.”

She added: “In addition, we have the ‘plus’ services of stain removal, shoe shine and shoe repair, and dry-cleaning services.”

Outside of leading malls in Metro Manila and in Laguna, Alterations Plus has two branches in Davao and one in Pampanga.

Visit www.alterations-plus.ph

James Duvivier, Marivic Rufino, Peninsula Manila general manager Mark Choon

James Duvivier, Marivic Rufino, Peninsula Manila general manager Mark Choon

Art and poetry

“Luminescence Dreamscapes 2016,” Marivic Rufino’s exhibit of mixed-media works at Peninsula Manila, created a ripple of excitement in art and literary circles.

“This exhibit of peaceful, meditative, dreamy paintings of nature and light evoked déjà vu images of past memories and the future,” said Rufino.

“I have experimented with mixed-media on glass and canvas,” she added.

Poems in Filipino by National Artist Virgilio S. Almario, which were translated into English by another poet, Marne Kilates, complemented the artworks.

Kilates added his own lyrical poem to match Rufino’s “Bird of Paradise.”

The three artists had collaborated in the book “Romanza,” which contained 38 short poems by Almario with English translations by Kilates and matched with 38 paintings by Rufino.

The “Luminescence” collection also consisted of practical pieces, such as one-of-a-kind screen dividers, lamps and furniture, with cool and restful colors.

Part of the proceeds of the exhibit will benefit the Child Protection Network Foundation.

Future Trade Inc. hosted the reception. Robert Mondavi wines were served which delighted the guests.

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