DAPHNE® x NBS

 

 

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In celebration of its 75th year in the retail business, National Bookstore collaborated with seven Filipino design influencers including myself. The result were seven collections of limited edition stationery, accessories, and gift items launched under the campaign Inspire with Passion. Among the talents that joined me were  Amina Aranaz-Alunan, Cat Arambulo-Antonio, Cecile Van Straten, Patty Eustaquio, Rajo Laurel, and Rissa Mananquil-Trillo.

“Their unique styles and design philosophies are reflected in each of their lines,” says National Book Store managing director Xandra Ramos-Padilla. “These limited edition items can be gifted to anyone’s family, friends, and loved ones, so that everyone can receive and be inspired by the gift of passion.”

As I wrote in my previous post, I was inspired by “my tropical life”. For the DAPHNE® set, we came up with three prints all reflecting the tropical blooms and textures in and around my home.

 

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The floral pouches for DAPHNE®xNBS

 

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One set of notebooks has all three floral prints in DAPHNE®xNBS. Each of the notebooks are either plain, lined, or dotted.

 

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At the press launch of the Inspire With Passion event celebrating National Bookstore’s 75th anniversary.

 

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I wore a K&Company dress from the current Holiday 2017 collection.

 

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I love that the stylist of the event placed a cute peacock chair in my vignette. In real life I have the biggest peacock chair in my living room. A gift from Vito Selma.

 

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One of the three pouches.

 

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An envelope pouch I meant to be a laptop carrier. But it doubles up as an everything-pouch.

 

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My daughter uses it as a portfolio to carry her art stuff.

 

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My laptop carrier.

 

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I also use it as a clutch.  (OOTD: Shoes from French Sole, one piece culottes & top from Religioso, bracelet from my Instagram shop @AZOTEAph).

 

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With National Bookstore’s Managing Director Xandra Ramos-Padilla, who has been a wonderful collaborator and supporter of my brand even before any DAPHNE product was ever created.

 

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Patty Eustacio’s note cards and wrapping paper.

 

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Rajo Laurel had pens and a tote bag.

 

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Chuvaness came up with wallets and a large sized cheque book.

 

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The National Book Store 75th anniversary capsule collection is available online at www.nationalbookstore.com