Freeway x Botong

Like I mentioned in my last OTD, I went to the Freeway x Botong launch last Thursday with my fellow blogger friends at The Row, Glorietta ...

Like I mentioned in my last OTD, I went to the Freeway x Botong launch last Thursday with my fellow blogger friends at The Row, Glorietta 1 and I'm glad I was able to go to this, because I missed the last one they had due to my night classes. But now, I got the chance to see Freeway kick start the 100th year celebration of National Artist for Visual Arts Carlos "Botong" V. Francisco through the beautiful pieces of the National Artist Collectors' Series. :)
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Beautiful painting by Botong Francisco
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A view of the collection :)

For the Freeway X Botong collaboration, it pays tribute to his life and amazing murals. He was born on  1912 and what better way to see his paintings become wearable art than this year, which marks his centennial celebration. 

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Yummy food!
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I wish I can draw like them!

Whenever I go to Freeway's events, there are a lot of things that I look forward to and one of the few are their yummy food and impressive art exhibitions. :) This time, they had the Michael Blanco's Academy of Artists, which showcased the wonderful works of young talented artists age 6 to 12 years old, all from Botong Francisco's hometown province of Angono Rizal.

Before the fashion show started, I got the chance to see familiar faces of friends and to go in The Row and have a first glimpse of the October collection of Freeway...
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Hannah and Me :) Missed you!!
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Past and present collection of Freeway NACS
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Loving the dresses
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Free Botong or Manansala mousepad for every Php 3,500 single-receipt purchase of regular items!
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Botong accessories :)
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With my tey Keigh and Nicole :)

The lovely blog friends and I also got to chat and catch up during this event and how I missed them so much! I rarely go out now, so this was a breath of fresh air!

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Rovie, Kat, Arnie and Kelly :)
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With Ms. Kira and Krissy!:)
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The blog friends!:)
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Pax, Kookie, Paul and Jeff :)
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And finally, time for the program and fashion show to start!:)

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Ms. Cherie Gil hosted the event and she wore one of the dresses and accessories from the Freeway x Botong collection. :) She looked absolutely stunning and classy as always! I love it whenever she hosts!

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Covet those earrings! But I think they were only made for the fashion show :)
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I adore the red

The fashion show consisted of the 25 piece elegant Holiday collection immortalizing Botong Francisco's paintings. They showed timeless paintings translated into graphic tees, work shirts, tailored dresses, casual tops, weekend wear and standout accessories. :)

After the beautiful fashion show, we got to hear a few words from special guests, Mr. Ino Manalo ( Executive Director of the National Archives) and Carlos "Totong" Francisco II (Grandson of Botong Francisco ) who both shared stories to us about the great Botong Francisco. The former governor of Tarlac and passionate lover of fashion and art, Mrs. Margarita "TingTing" Cojuangco also graced the event. :)

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So fasssyyoooon, Ms. Tingting!
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Photo from Momma Earth :) So flattered that after this photo, Ms. TingTing Cujuangco touched my tummy hehe :)
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Ms. Sheree of Freeway, Totong Francisco, Ms. Tingting Cujuangco, Mr. Ino Manalo and Ms. Cherie Gil :)
I had a great time at the event and I'm proud of how Freeway has gone a long way to show us all that art can be wearable and how we should always remember the huge contributions of our National Artists to our country. :)

Thank you, Freeway for having me!:)

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xafa

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4 comments♥

  1. hi ava! so nice to see you there. super pretty mong buntis :) hihi! excited ako makita next baby mo! im sure magiging kasing sweet sya ni athan :)

    Rovie
    The Bargain Doll
    :)

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  2. It's so nice of Freeway talaga to give our National Artists a chance to be even more known to the public!

    http://ishmoi.blogspot.com/

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  3. Always great seeing you in events, Ava!! :) Hope you won't mind if I grab our group photos from this post. I'll credit properly promise!! :D Hihi. So excited for your babyyy!! You always look beautiful! ♥

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  4. @arnie sure!:) feel free to grab!

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