Kelly’s black and white Friday



Everyone’s doing Black Friday sales but Kelly Wearstler is doing Black and White. Some clothes have been marked down 40% and she’s giving away this cute tote bag.


From – I’m not doing black Friday, I’m doing Black & White Friday! Shop my LA boutique or and get a batik tote bag with every purchase, plus 40% off certain fall pieces. Love this tote — I use it at the Farmer’s Market and at the book store all the time! Xk! Xk


Kelly Wearstler
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Crazy Shopbop sale



shopbop sale


This is always fun. Shopbop’s big event. Lots of markdowns with additional discounts. Click here to get to

Philippine shoppers, you can opt for ‘”Prepaid Customs and Duties” so your purchase will be delivered straight to your door without any added fees by our customs department or the courier company. Hassle-free shopping!





Bauble Bar’s Black Friday



bauble bar


Sale starts on Friday November 23 at 12:01am EST and ends Friday November 23 at 11:59pm EST. (In the Philippines, that’s Friday November 23 1pm to Saturday November 24 1pm).

Sale offer: Spend More, Save More!
Buy 2 baubles, get 15% off use code FRIDAY15
Buy 3 baubles, get 25% off use code FRIDAY25
Buy 4 baubles, get 35% off use code FRIDAY35


Tribal Glitz Pendant, $32


Sobe Reina Drops
Sobe Reina Drops, $32


Bejewel Slide1
Nina Garcia’s bejewelled collection


Then there’s the Cyber Monday event. Bauble Bar will have a gifting suite. Get a gift for every 40 dollars you spend. The site goes live on Monday November 26 12am to 11:59pm EST. In the Philippines, that’s Monday November 26 at 1pm to the next day.


BaubleBar Cyber Monday Event!



Cappellini Manila showroom



Last week I hosted the launch of the Cappellini showroom at One Parkade in Bonifacio High Street. This is Cappellini’s first showroom in Asia – in partnership with Suyen Corporation.


Every Cappellini showroom has a specific colour that connects it to the city in which it is located. In Milan, it’s yellow. Paris is purple. New York is red. Brussels is blue. Manila is turquoise because of the water around the beaches in the Philippines.


Giulio Cappellini is an architect, art director and widely recognized taste-maker in the international design field. He’s been appointed as one of the top 10 trend-setters of our time and as one of the most charismatic leaders in design by TIME magazine. He has helped launch the world’s greatest and award-wining designers such as Jasper Morrison, the Bouroullec brothers, Marcel Wanders and Tom Dixon.


Antler chairs by Nendo and side table from New Antiques by Marcel Wanders


Giulio and me “backstage”.


Giulio gave a talk about the journey of Cappellini and the stories behind the designers and their work.


Tessa and me. By the way, my dress is by K&Company’s current collection. There is a black version of this one as well.


Proust Geometrica by Alessandro Mendini 2009.


Gretchen Barretto on the Peacock chair by Dror 2009.


With Suyen Corp’s Marco Protacio and Kristine Lim


Giulio signs a New Antiques Neo Antiques arm chair for Ben Chan (by Marcel Wanders 2005).


And signs more…


Gretchen Barretto, Mons Tantoco, Ben Chan, Rajo Laurel and Miguel Pastor


Kristine Lim, Kai Lim, Emi Jorge and Carla Sella, Trade Marketing Manager (Asia Pacific for Poltrona Frau Group/Cappellini)


Dimensione’s Cisco Lumbad, Giulio and Carla


Anthony Yupangco of Tutto Domani, Suyen Corp’s Virgilio Lim, and Joey Yupangco


The Cappellini Manila showroom is located at the ground floor of One Parkade in Bonifacio High Street, just beside the new Dimensione location. All photos by Patrick Uy.




Win one of five Samsung Digital Vacuum Cleaners



Samsung Digital Vacuum Cleaner
Samsung Bagged 2.1L Dust Capacity, 1,400W (model# SC3310). 1,400W max power, 360W suction power, 260 cleaning width, Bag 2.1L dust capacity


I haven’t done a blog giveaway in a while. And this is exciting. SAMSUNG Digital Home Appliances is giving away 5 digital vacuum cleaners through my blog! I think it’s awesome!

If you’ve been following me on Instagram you might have noticed that I’ve gone DIGITAL with my appliances at home. Going digital makes a big difference. Yes for now maybe the cost of the appliances are higher than non-digital. But in the long run we save more in energy consumption. Samsung Digital Home Appliances are energy efficient, environmentally friendlier, and a lot more powerful. And they are good looking. So if you’re design conscious, this is the way to go.


This is the week we start turning on the new Samsung inverter fridge. Can't wait. #samsungdigitalappliances
Here is my awesome Samsung Inverter Refrigerator, still bubble-wrapped. Will do full reveal soon.


My epic kitchen renovation is still on going. Epic. All delays are self-inflicted. My suppliers were wonderful. It was my last minute sink switch that caused all this. But we are doing the electrical stuff this week. So pretty soon my refrigerator and Samsung Digital Rose Inverter aircon will be functional. I also just got our windows installed last week. This means we may soon be able to activate the wall-mounted inverter aircon in the kitchen. Yes gasp! I put an aircon in the kitchen. It is, after all my dream kitchen.

Like I said, going digital with home appliances is so worth it. If you are in the market for upgrades or your building a new house, consider Samsung Digital Home Appliances. It makes a big difference.

And now the GIVEAWAY. Just follow the easy steps in Rafflecopter. The mandatory steps are easy (Like the FB pages of Samsung and DAPHNE®, leave a comment below in this entry, tweet about it). The bonus steps are fun. You can access it in my Facebook page which I assume you’ve liked already. If not, the link to the direct app is in the bottom of this post.


Corner of our home
INSTAGRAM BONUS sample caption: “A corner of our home. @DaphneOP #Samsung DigitalAppliances”


The Instagram bonus will give you 10 raffle entries. You may do this once a day. Just post a photo of your own space/corner of your home or your dream space, attributed to an online photo or store window or anywhere you find inspiration. The photo should show why you want a clean home. Tag @DaphneOP plus use the hashtag #SamsungDigitalAppliances. (NOTE: You won’t be judged based on your photo. This is just a bonus. So we can all see what inspires each other. I will post some of your photos later).


Here’s how to join:

1. Join the SAMSUNG Digital Home Appliances giveaway here. All instructions are listed in this Facebook app. But to make things clearer, I’m listing them below.

2. Follow the Rafflecopter app in my Facebook page. The mandatory options will give you automatic raffle chances. The mandatory options are – leave a blog post comment, like my FB page, like Samsung Philippines’ FB page. You have to click through the app so your raffle chances get monitored.

3. There are some bonus options. You don’t have to do it. But if you do it daily, you will increase your chances of winning. Enter the app daily and do the bonus options so your raffle chances get monitored (5 points each). The bonus options include tasks in Twitter, Facebook and Instagram/Photos. For Facebook, please post “I want a cleaner home with #SamsungPhilippinesDigitalAppliances and @Daphne Osena Paez. Join me @tagfriend1 ?” in your status. For Twitter, something similar, “I want to have a cleaner home with @DaphneOP and #SamsungDigitalAppliances ”

4. The Instagram bonus is just for fun, as mentioned above. Your photos won’t be judged in anyway. But please tag @DaphneOP and use #SamsungDigitalAppliances hashtag. I’m curious to see corners of your home or your design inspiration. Some of the photos will be posted here in this site. Instagram bonus gives you extra raffle points. You can do this daily. If you don’t have Instagram, posting a photo via Twitter will work the same. Just make sure you use the hashtag and tag.

5. Giveaway starts now and ends on Friday November 23. Winners will be randomly chosen by Rafflecopter. Winners will be announced through this site and Facebook on November 24th.

Good luck!!



This contest is open to anyone who can pick up the prize at the Bridges PR Office in Makati. Prizes unclaimed within 6 months will be forfeited. Don’t forget the hashtag #SamsungDigitalAppliances