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Scribe Writing Essentials Shangri-La is NOW OPEN!

Scribe Writing Essential  Store in Shangrila

Scribe Writing Essential Store in Shangrila

Scribe opens new doors and keeps the tradition of reading and writing live

In this day and age when everything is about high technology gadgets, there still thrives a store where one can find traditional reading and writing products. Like every girl, the store owner went through a phase of collecting stationeries and cute knick knacks and this is how the whole business started. It actually started only as a hobby in college where she and her sister-in-law would sell specialty items in bazaars during Christmas. As many people asked where they can find the stuff when the bazaar season is over, they realized the demand. They then got into distribution and started supplying the big bookstores and specialty stores until they opened their very first store 8 years later. This was in Eastwood Mall in 2009. Fast forward to 2014, there are now 5 branches with the flagship store located at the new East Wing of the luxurious Shangri-La Plaza Mall.

Scribe Feather Quill Set

Scribe Feather Quill Set

This is the story of how SCRIBE Writing Essentials came to be. Scribe has been in the trading business since 2002. The company started with the importation and distribution of imported reading and writing products from the US, Europe and Asia. Due to the huge success of its products, Scribe was inspired to grow its selection and it now has more than 15 brands in its portfolio. It has been particularly successful in the fine writing and calligraphy business as evidenced by being the exclusive distributor of some of the world’s most premium and sought-after fine writing and calligraphy brands such as Pelikan, Sailor, Platinum, TWSBI, J. Herbin, Brause and Speedball. And most recently, Cross and Lamy also joined the roster of fine writing pens available in Scribe. The store also started developing its own in-house products under the SCRIBE brand to cater to the mid and lower-end markets but without compromising the quality of its items.

Marian Yu-Ong, Scribe Writing Essentials Owner

Marian Yu-Ong, Scribe Writing Essentials Owner

Scribe Writing Essentials owner Marian Yu-Ong says, “I always believed that you should do what you love. That is why it was only fitting that I made a business out of specialty reading and writing
products which I’ve loved ever since I was a kid.” The store is a one-stop gift and paper specialty store. The vision was for it to be a place where our customers can find unique and inspiring gifts for a special friend, family or oneself. Ong adds, “We pride ourselves with the best selection of reading and writing accessories, all of which are carefully selected and imported by our company from all over the world. We also have unique services such as the customizing of seals which is as far as I know, is only offered by us and a gift wrapping bar with a wide selection of imported papers and cards to compliment your purchase or gift for any occasion.”

Scribe Calligraphy Sets

Scribe Calligraphy Sets

Though the store has increased the brands and selection over the years, the company’s objective remains the same, which is to provide exclusive and high quality products and accessories that enhance the joys of reading and writing. The store takes pride in offering the best brands and it aims to continue to bring quality products and brands from all over the world into the hands of discerning customers.

Scribe Writing Essentials now has 5 branches located in the following malls: Eastwood Mall, SM Aura Premier, SM Megamall Fashion Hall. Glorietta 5 and the new flagship store at the Shangri-La Plaza Mall, East Wing.

 Pelikan Edelstein Fountain Pen Inks

Pelikan Edelstein Fountain Pen Inks

Sailor Pen

Sailor Pen

Cross

Cross

Cross

Cross

Daycraft

Daycraft

Pelikan

Pelikan

TWSBI

TWSBI

Lamy

Lamy

J. Herbin Ink

J. Herbin Ink

partial list of brands that are available at Scribe Writing Essentials:

• Pelikan
• Sailor Pen
• Platinum
• Kaweco
• TWSBI
• Cross
• Lamy
• J. Herbin
• Brause
• Midori
• Scribe Writing Essentials (private label)
• Daycraft
• 7321 Design • Speedball
• Noodler’s Ink
• Anna Griffin
• Peter Pauper
• International Arrivals
• Mighty Bright
• Thinking Gifts
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Meet the Scribe Ambassadors 
As the brand steadily grew in the past years, so did its long list of loyal clientele. Three loyal clients who became good friends of the brand are Fozzy Dayrit, Leigh Reyes and Architect Michael Manalo. Find out more about the three and understand why they have an affinity with the brand.

Artwork by Leigh Reyes

Artwork by Leigh Reyes

Artwork by Leigh Reyes

Artwork by Leigh Reyes

Artwork by Leigh Reyes

Artwork by Leigh Reyes

Calligraphy by Fozzy Dayrit

Calligraphy by Fozzy Dayrit

Artwork by Arch. Michael Manalo

Artwork by Arch. Michael Manalo

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With the store’s rapid growth, the dream now is to bring the brand outside Metro Manila and to continue sourcing world class brands. But at the moment, Ong is quite happy where Scribe is right now. She never thought that there will be 5 branches! Ong discloses, “Before we even think of expanding further I’d first like to make sure that all 5 stores are well taken cared of and that no part of our customer service or product selection suffers.” She also wants Scribe to be more involved in the community by supporting educational campaigns, conducting art and writing workshops and by helping those in need.

Recently, Scribe teamed up with world renowned Korean opera superstar SUMI JO in her February 1 concert in Manila. Proceeds of the concert were donated to the victims of typhoon Yolanda through
UNESCO. It is projects like these that Scribe wants to be more involved in the future.

XOXO,

Fashion Ate The Lawyer

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BCBG Maxazria Fall 2013

Inside BCBGMaxazria Shang Edsa

Inside BCBGMaxazria Shang Edsa

BCBGMAXAZRIA FALL 2013

Autumn’s warm embrace is slowly inching its way to Manila in BCBGMAXAZRIA’s Fall 2013 Collection called Wild Life and Lady Remix. While still keeping the brand’s vision of taking today’s dynamic woman from the hustling work place to a relaxing weekend getaway in style, this season pushes its boundaries to challenging the norm. While exploring new possibilities to break free from the standardization of the mass market, the fashion powerhouse consciously combines novel and appealing solutions with new concepts to continuously re-enchant its loyal consumers.

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Characterized by the 4 archetypes of the BCBGMAXAZRIA customer, this season’s ambassadors embody each one. Xandra Rocha, an up and coming restaurateur, TV Show host and modern businesswoman, celebrates her youth by being a Visionary. She was always the independent thinker and trendsetter who trail blazes through her day-to-day activities with the use of inspirational fashion expressions.

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We also have Jessica Kienle, a model and entrepreneur of Swiss-Filipino descent from an affluent family who characterizes the Socialite—part of the enviable elite and is well-versed in the latest must-have styles. Mikaela Lagdameo, on the other hand, loves to play with styles that range from casual and relaxed to classically elegant. A Connoisseur in her own light, she shines in the field of modeling and business, where she continues to balance personal and family life. To round up our list we have our Urban Rocker, Jerika Ejercito, who fancies being on the edge and effortlessly cool.

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Inspired by vintage elements with modern details, the apparent mirroring of the eclectic style of the Gypsies in Southern Europe is very evident in the designs of Wild Life. The primary color palette that the shift dresses, tunics, loose pants, sweaters and oversized jackets don are a rich blend of blues, burgundies, and soft neutrals anchored by black and white to provide a clean, and modern touch.

Tricia Centera as the host for the night

Tricia Centera as the host for the night

On the other hand, Lady Remix is the new breed of androgynous couture. It strives to combine the tomboy chicness of streamlined designs with the dainty and refined details of lady like structures. This revolutionary approach is the answer to the quest of femininity that pairs sensuality with restraint.

Jigs Mayuga did the makeup for the live photoshoot

Jigs Mayuga did the makeup for the live photoshoot

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Completing the persona of Lady Remix features the emergence of tailored separates: the Men’s Trouser and the 70’s Suit. There will also be Knee Length A-line and Trumpet Silhouettes for the key pieces in this set. With pintucks, lace inserts, jacquard patterns and fabric striping and color-blocking, BCBGMAXAZRIA pushes the borders in creating pattern. These visual elements break the monotony of the pieces to make each skirt, pantsuit or jacket a class in its own kind. The fabrics used to create the Lady Remix collection span from a variety of crepe suiting, silk crepe de chine, silky georgette, satin-back crepes, lace accents, silk and cotton canvas, eco leather and silk blends in sweater jacquards.

The Models earing BCBGMaxazria

The Models earing BCBGMaxazria

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Metro Mag

Metro Mag

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Cat Trivino and Ice Martinez

Cat Trivino and Ice Martinez

Heart Evangelista

Heart Evangelista

To add texture to the pieces in this collection, Wild Life will feature three-dimensional embroideries, striped eco leather and fabric blocking details to complete each look. There will also be bold statement jewelry in gold and gunmetal combinations, textured leather and novel treatments in handbags and accessories, and novelty buckles in belts to accentuate the entire collection.

Indeed, the Wild Life and Lady Remix collections of BCBGMAXAZRIA are the perfect fit to accompany the urban lifestyle of the modern, powerful, and elegant woman.

XOXO,
Fashion Ate The Lawyer

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BCBGMAXAZRIA’s Fall Collection will be made available in all BCBG Retail Outlets in Metro Manila. This season’s offerings were launched in their EDSA Shangri-La Store on October 3, 2013 at the Ground Floor Atrium of the mall.

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G2000 Grand Launch: Fall/Winter 2013

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Hong Kong fashion label, G2000, is finally coming to the local shores as Robinsons Specialty Stores, Inc. opens its flagship store at Shangri-La Plaza East Wing.

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Michael Tien

Michael Tien

Fueled by passion for the fashion business, Michael Tien founded The G2000 Group in 1980 in Hong Kong. Since the G2000 label was first introduced in 1985, the brand has positioned itself to provide upscale and high-quality corporate and casual clothing that is made with utmost care and attention. Its mission to offer an ultimate shopping experience resonates throughout each and every part of its operations. With this, G2000 makes sure that it only offers the best styles and designs to its customers.

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With over 30 years of expertise in structured and soft tailoring, G2000 has built a solid reputation of excellence in quality, fit and value for money. G2000’s success is evident as it continuously expands its market reach across the globe. To date, G2000 has opened its doors in China, Macau, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cyprus, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan and now the Philippines.

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G2000 consistently upholds its internationally-recognized standards as it has remained the go-to brand for stylish yet sophisticated casual and career wear for both men and women. G2000 Men offers well-tailored formal and informal business attire that certainly give young male executives a clean, sharp and confident look. G2000 Men allows young professionals ages 22-40 to choose from a wide variety of design, fabric, style and fit to cater to different occasions and body types.

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G2000 Women offers feminine tailored pieces and versatile designs for young working women whose wardrobe is always in need of imaginative, stylish and classic ensembles. Its well-cut and chic business attire is great for fashionable women who want to go for a polished and refined style.

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Tessa Prieto-Valdez, Michael Tien,

Tessa Prieto-Valdez, Michael Tien,

RSSI GM Carmina Quizon, Ailene Co of Ivanka Trump and RSSI AVP-Bus. Dev. Bim Sebastian

RSSI GM Carmina Quizon, Ailene Co of Ivanka Trump and RSSI AVP-Bus. Dev. Bim Sebastian

RSSI Group Brand Manager Ed Dizon

RSSI Group Brand Manager Ed Dizon

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Marcky Stroem

Marcky Stroem

Giselle Tongi

Giselle Tongi

Anton Del Rosario, Phoemela Baranda

Anton Del Rosario, Phoemela Baranda

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Myrza Sison of Cosmo

Myrza Sison of Cosmo

Mrs. Gokongwei

Mrs. Gokongwei

G2000’s in-trend styles definitely fulfill the modern men and women’s need for a mix of city-chic and formal clothing that specifically matches their active lifestyle.
With its Fall/Winter 2013 collection, G2000 features classic designs that exude style, poise and confidence. Quintessential colors for fall and winter such as black, gray, white and brown are accentuated by rich and vivid colors to create a good contrast. The bright but refined colors bring warmth, drama and unexpected cheerfulness to the cool weather.
The collection’s mix of luxurious texture highlighted by fabric layering also showcase G2000’s impeccable brand of tailoring. G2000’s Fall/Winter 2013 collection simply epitomizes modern sophistication fit for men and women who are ready to dress for success!
Indeed, G2000 is designed to fit the everyday fashion needs of young professionals – be it for work or for fun.

XOXO,
Fashion Ate The Lawyer

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Robinsons Specialty Stores, Inc. is the exclusive franchisee of G2000 in the Philippines. Its flagship store is located at the 4th Level, Shangri-La Plaza East Wing. Soon to open stores will be located at Robinsons Galleria and Robinsons Magnolia.

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