ILLUMINATE: Ignite the Light

11:29:00 AM

When I started blogging in 2012 as an academic requirement, I didn’t know what it entailed. I just thought I will write about fashion because it was a time when I hardly repeat clothes, and it will be a fun way to document my looks. My audience were just my Facebook friends but I felt embarrassed so I stopped. Then, I posted sporadically. And when I really blogged last year, things started to change. I got sponsors, whom I didn’t know they knew I even existed. I have to step it up every time. I interacted with readers and fellow fashion bloggers all around the world, all while being a full time activist for GABRIELA.


2016 came, and with it came the responsibilities. I quit my first job mere months after, and I struggled constantly because there are a lot of fashion bloggers out there whose posts are infinitely better than mine. Truth be told, I can’t keep up with my blog. I keep postponing articles and photos. I can’t even post on Instagram consistently. I knew I needed motivation yet I couldn’t find it anywhere, no matter how many fashion blogs and magazines I read. That, and perhaps better camera lens. 


But then I got invited to my first fashion show, Illuminate: Ignite the Light by Lumina Events Management. My  friend’s friend was one of the organizers and when she invited me, I knew I had to say yes. Then, the event. It was entirely intimidating, for there wasn’t anyone I know. I was unprepared for the glitz and glamour, but that was real life. The farthest thing from my simple lifestyle. It was amazing, for there were photographers, bloggers, artists and models everywhere you go, and they all look dashing. There were beautiful people wherever you look. The show itself defines what a fashion show should be like, with themes like Edwardian era, galaxy, fantasy, playground, each with matching interpretative dancers, LED dancers, hiphop artists and BMX riders. And the music! From orchestral to electrohouse, they blew the house down. I love the energy all throughout the event. I relished the creativity and aesthetic of the clothes. We have astounding Filipino designers! I won't mind doing that for a big chunk of my life. It definitely gave me the motivation I direly need, and not just for my writing, but for fitness and beauty as well. Maybe I'll make a post about my regimens?


This will be a long post, but please bear with me, I took tons of photos and I can't pick properly. Enjoy!


Dino Bancoro and Estien Quijano


opening act of ILLUMINATE: Ignite the Light
Sorry for the blurry photos. I got, err, distracted.
ILLUMINATE: Ignite the Light main act
ILLUMINATE: Ignite the Light dj
ILLUMINATE: Ignite the Light catering
ILLUMINATE: Ignite the Light Agua Brazilian Swimwear
Agua Brazilian Swimwear
ILLUMINATE: Ignite the Light Agua Brazilian Swimwear
ILLUMINATE: Ignite the Light Agua Brazilian Swimwear
ILLUMINATE: Ignite the Light Agua Brazilian Swimwear
ILLUMINATE: Ignite the Light Agua Brazilian Swimwear
ILLUMINATE: Ignite the Light Agua Brazilian Swimwear
ILLUMINATE: Ignite the Light Agua Brazilian Swimwear
ILLUMINATE: Ignite the Light Agua Brazilian Swimwear
ILLUMINATE: Ignite the Light Agua Brazilian Swimwear
ILLUMINATE: Ignite the Light dancers
ILLUMINATE: Ignite the Light Herbert Custodio & Jaggy Glarino collection
Herbert Custodio & Jaggy Glarino
ILLUMINATE: Ignite the Light Herbert Custodio & Jaggy Glarino collection
ILLUMINATE: Ignite the Light Herbert Custodio & Jaggy Glarino collection
ILLUMINATE: Ignite the Light Herbert Custodio & Jaggy Glarino collection
ILLUMINATE: Ignite the Light Herbert Custodio & Jaggy Glarino collection
ILLUMINATE: Ignite the Light Herbert Custodio & Jaggy Glarino collection
ILLUMINATE: Ignite the Light Herbert Custodio & Jaggy Glarino collection
ILLUMINATE: Ignite the Light Bessie Besana collection
Bessie Besana
ILLUMINATE: Ignite the Light Bessie Besana collection
ILLUMINATE: Ignite the Light Dino Bancorro & Estien Quijano collection
Dino Bancorro & Estien Quijano
ILLUMINATE: Ignite the Light Dino Bancorro & Estien Quijano collection
ILLUMINATE: Ignite the Light Dino Bancorro & Estien Quijano collection
ILLUMINATE: Ignite the Light Dino Bancorro & Estien Quijano collection
ILLUMINATE: Ignite the Light Dino Bancorro & Estien Quijano collection
ILLUMINATE: Ignite the Light Dino Bancorro & Estien Quijano collection
ILLUMINATE: Ignite the Light Dino Bancorro & Estien Quijano collection
ILLUMINATE: Ignite the Light Dino Bancorro & Estien Quijano collection
ILLUMINATE: Ignite the Light Rocky Gathercole collection
Rocky Gathercole
ILLUMINATE: Ignite the Light Rocky Gathercole collection
ILLUMINATE: Ignite the Light Rocky Gathercole collection
ILLUMINATE: Ignite the Light Rocky Gathercole collection
last act of ILLUMINATE: Ignite the Light
last act of ILLUMINATE: Ignite the Light
Congratulations for the Lumina team for such an incandescent launch! What do you think about my first fashion show? Will be glad to read your comments!

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8 comments

  1. Oh wow... I saw a shot on Instagram, so I knew I had to come and check out this blog post :)
    Very eclectic designs, but some of them have cool ideas.

    Ages ago I told you we need to catch up on Skype and have a chat about blogging. I've been to numerous events and venues in London and most of the time - on my own. I don't pay no mind to no two-faced fake people. I take it as my job - I'm there to document what happens through my own point of view and that's it. Blogging is hard work and takes most of your time, whilst it doesn't really pay much monetary, but it's worth doing it from your heart.
    Sometimes, I also take breaks. It may be a week or two, when I just take it slowly or have a break, because I need the time for myself. When I'm back, I'm full of a lot more ideas and energy.
    So don't worry about it. Just do what makes you happy :)

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    1. Yes yes and yes, Lu! Can we also follow up on that Skype date though? I am still waiting for that. I'll just message you via Twitter? :)

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  2. Please continue your blog! I love it always what you are writing and there is now reason for your self doubts. Thanks for this fantastic post and the effort you put in it <3 Keep up the good work!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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    1. Thank you, Rena! That means a lot to me. I will blog consistently now!

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  3. Wow, so impressive... such a great event!!!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  4. This looks like such a great event :) And I hope you know I love stopping by your blog (and Instagram!) so keep up the good work :)
    xx Annie
    http://www.somethingswellblog.com/

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