Monday, October 24, 2016

Trust the Inspiration Seekers, L'indochine's Leona Panutat and Charlene Carlos to come up with a collection so pretty and great that you'd want to take them all home because you can't decide which one to buy! This time, they collaborated with well-known local calligraphy and watercolor artist, Anina Rubio.
Anina created designs exclusively for L’Indochine stores. “The collection is close to heart and it is generally inspired by nature elements in the Philippines such as Banana leaves, Coconut leaves, Hibiscus, Urchins, Corals, and Seaweeds. My designs are also more pattern oriented - which is a deviation from my usual typography/calligraphy artworks. Each piece, despite being from the same collection, has a different pattern.”

To create her collection “I got inspiration from my travels around the Philippines. I usually visit at least one province in the country every month, and every province yielded a different stroke of inspiration. The country is surrounded by greens and blues and those two are what sparked my designs for this collaboration: Underwater and Tropics.” 

The #L’IndochineLovesAninaRubio collection is a particularly special one as it is the first collaboration that carries both home and fashion pieces. It's a 
10-piece collection that let’s you live the island life in style. For fashion, there's an all around tote bag that’s perfect for traveling, notebooks for sketching or jotting down notes, pencil cases, pouches for storing your swimwear, and our best selling travel clutch. For the home, there's hand painted galvanized buckets, stools, beaded pillow cases, placemats and framed artwork.
Shelf full of L'indochine x Anina Rubio goodies. Seriously, it's hard to shop when you see that you want everything!
I want the chairs! Dahil hindi ako maka-decide which one to get, I went home empty handed. Na-stress ako! Haha! Hoping I can go back to L'indochine soon and there's still stock of the chair!

During the launch, we were able to join a mini watercolor workshop by Anina Rubio! It was harder than I thought. I never understood how watercolor works until it was explained by Anina. Patience is the key pala!
Left: Anina showing us her journal where she picks random flowers and leafs from her travels and she paints it.
Right: Anina showing us how to blend colors and a few tricks on watercolor.
Galing niya!
She makes it look so easy!!!
Thank you L'indochine and Anina Rubio! Here's us showing our work! :) Ipapa-frame ko to! Char.
Chessy, Anina, Michelle and me! L'indochine events are always fun! Thank you Leona and Char for inviting!

Sharing more photos of the collection because they're just too pretty not to share! They make great Christmas presents too! (Photos by Sheila Catilo)
 Calligraphy and watercolor artist Anina Rubio with her own designed swimsuit pouch exclusively for L’Indochine for the  #L’IndochineLovesAninaRubio collaboration.
 Pretty swimsuit pouch.
 Tropics designed all around tote perfect for travelling.
Left:  Anina Rubio holding an Underwater inspired travel clutch.
Right: Underwater inspired travel clutch to help you organize your things.
 Underwater inspired pencil case inspired by Anina’s diving adventure. 
 Pretty designed notebooks for sketching or jotting down notes of your daily adventures.
 #L’IndochineLovesAninaRubio fashion collection includes:  tote perfect for travelling, swimsuit pouch, travel clutch,  pencil case and notebooks.
Left: Anina’s  tropic designed cushion makes this stool lovelier.
Right: The Tropic designed cushion for this exotic stool is inspired by Anina’s love for nature.

Beautifully designed beaded throw pillow covers. 

 Fun and functional hand painted galvanized buckets.  
 This framed artwork is designed to inspire and lighten up a room.
 Lovely table set-up using #L’IndochineLovesAninaRubio Tropic designed placemats
Tropic designed placemats.  

The #L’IndochineLovesAninaRubio collection is exclusively available at L’Indochine at the 4th level of SM Mega Fashion Hall and at the 3rd level of SM Aura Premier.

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