What's up, March?

01 March 2012

This post will be regularly updated with announcements, releases, and promotions happening this month. Forward, March!

Raffles Design Institute Manila holds open house

Prospective design students are invited to the open house of Raffles Design Institute, Manila (RDIM), slated on Saturday, March 10 and 17, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the RDIM campus, 18th floor, Accralaw Tower, 2nd Ave. cor 30th St., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. 
At the open house, RDIM will provide prospective students an introduction to the international design school school, consultations on programs and admissions, and a campus tour. 
RDIM offers two-year, full-time, advanced diploma courses in Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing and Management, Graphic Design, and Interior Design, and is currently open for enrollment for its April and July 2012 intakes. RDIM also offers an optional one-year, full-time top-up Bachelor of Design programme at their popular campuses like Singapore and Australia.
To inquire about the RDIM open house, or for more information on RDIM and its programme offerings, contact RDIM at 846-2888 and rdi-manila@raffles-design-institute.com or log on to http://www.raffles-design-institute.com.ph/.
BLANC by Gold Dot

Now here on popular demand: a diffusion line of Gold Dot called BLANC feauring Karl Leuterio's designs!
A more basic, price-friendly line for girls who love flats, the styles are much simpler that would cater to a bigger market among women. After all, flats are still one of the most coveted shoes in the market even with the ubiquitous rise in popularity of high heels and platform shoes. 
For their first release, Karl was inspired to create 3 flats: EmiEsme and Eriko. Being a guy, he wanted to incorporate a touch of androgynous, metallic, and sportswear to the shoes hence the padded ankle straps and cut out elements. Esme is a 2 way flats which can be worn in any way; you can snap the metallic parts or not depending on your outfit or mood. The Emi, on the other hand, were inspired by space age, future and sportwear hence the glass foil metallic palette. The last one is Eriko, simple cut out loafers. It's extremely chic and a downplayer in any outfit, but the simple details are what sets it apart. It has a metallic feature too. Visit Gold Dot's official website now to see more details!
Chuck Taylors and the Ladies

Aruba Blue - P2,350 | Brown - P3,190 | Purple Impression - P2,350 | Shitake - P2,390
Slimmer silhouettes make for a more lady-like fashion and Converse understands your need for shoes that keeps you comfy and fashionable for your on-the-go lifestyle! 
 Beloved throughout the ages, Converse extracted the DNA of the classic Chuck Taylor All Star and transformed it specifically with the ladies in mind! Lighter in weight, slimmer in look, and available in various colors, all complemented together with the signature Converse Chuck Taylor All Star comfort. Fashion plus comfort and timeless style, the Converse All Star Light has it all. 
Check out these awesome kicks at the selected Converse stores nationwide and make these a closet staple! Visit Converse Philippines on Facebook to get updates on the latest Converse releases!
Neil Etheridge for Powerade ION4

Following the success of the epic kick-off the Hydration Revolution led by the Complete Sports Drink, New POWERADE ION4® with Advanced Electrolyte System recently, the brand finally comes face to face with its newest ambassadors, international football player Neil Etheridge, at the press event held at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel last February 27.  
For this breakthrough joining of forces, Neil joins multi-awarded runner and coach, Rio Dela Cruz, top fitness maven Chinggay Andrada, champion basketball player David Semerad. No doubt, like his premiere teammates, Neil Etheridge embodies POWERADE ION4 to the core. Not only is he on top of his game at such a young age, he’s also beyond exceptional skills. “It’s a pleasure to be selected by POWERADE ION4 to be one of its ambassadors with fellow Filipino athletes. It’s always important to keep getting better. You have to keep trying to improve and be complete. Every single time you step on the field you want to be your best so I always choose the best equipment; the best, complete hydration partner. Hopefully with POWERADE ION4, I get to be one of the world’s best,” says Neil. Indeed, the popular football star is passionate in improving and achieving further. And he also knows that his body is his most important gear; the very reason why he would never settle for anything less than complete just like POWERADE ION4. 
What makes it the complete sports drink? While other sports drinks have two ions, new POWERADE ION4® helps replenish water and the four key electrolytes typically lost in sweat: sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium and provide carbohydrate fuel for your muscles. POWERADE ION4® encourages the body to absorb fluid and maintain fluid balance. Carbohydrates are replaced as well, supplying your working muscles with fuel, helping you sustain mental and physical performance as you exercise. To help you fight off dehydration, POWERADE ION4®doesn’t switch your thirst receptors off prematurely. It keeps you feeling thirsty until you’re properly rehydrated.
Powerade ION4 is available in Mountain Blast, Orange Burst, and Silver Charge in the new easy-grip 500mL bottles.
The Mountain Blast and Silver Charge variants are also available in sports caps, perfect for rehydrating during exercise. Powerade is a trusted partner of many sports organizations in the country and the world. In fact, it is the official hydration partner of the 2012 Olympic athletes in London.

Complete your game with the complete sports drink, new POWERADE ION4 with Advanced Electrolyte System. To learn more about this breakthrough product, go to the Powerade ION4 Facebook Fan Page and follow @PoweradePH on Twitter.
Thank You Global Pinoy Awards

Who is the modern day Filipino hero? 
He’s no Andres Bonifacio nor is he a Jose Rizal. But even without a sword, a gun or a pen, his sacrifice for the country is no less valiant. After all, he carries the aspirations of his family and the country’s economic security on his back. 
Aptly called as the modern day hero, these 11 million overseas Filipino workers have earned the trust and admiration of employers all over the world. Something we as their countrymen should all be proud of. With this reason, the Commission of Filipinos Overseas, Duty Free Philippines, and Kraft Asia pay tribute to the Global Pinoys that have showed excellence not only in their careers, but also in the initiatives to help their fellowmen in the country, through the Thank You Global Pinoy Awards. 
The Thank You Global Pinoy Awards is an initiative to search for the most outstanding global Filipino workers who deserve the gratitude not only of their loved ones; but also of the nation as a whole. It was primarily led by the Commission of Filipinos Overseas, the government agency tasked to promote and uphold the interests of Filipino emigrants and permanent residents abroad. “In its tradition of being the thank you and pasalubong chocolate from overseas Filipinos, Toblerone has initiated this project in order to give back, and give each and every Global Pinoy what they truly deserve—a sweet thank you,” shares Jaya Singh, Region Director, Middle East and Asia Pacific, Kraft Foods World Travel Retail. The online nominations ran from October 2011 to February 2012, and 10 outstanding overseas Filipino workers have been chosen and will be announced during the Awards Night on March 15, 2012.
Be part of a grateful nation. Join the rest of the country as it honors the ultimate global Pinoy, whom a grateful nation will say a resounding thank you to. For more information, visit www.thankyouglobalpinoy.com.
Chocolate Clothing

The Chocolate Clothing Fashion Truckie (I blogged about it here) will be at Platform on March 18!

Converse Asia Crown 2012

What better way to hold the country’s biggest Skate Summit than to let two of the world’s best pro skaterboarders to lead it? 
This is exactly what Converse Philippines has in store for the hundreds of skateboard enthusiasts who are set to compete for the Converse Asia Crown title on March 31 at the Trinoma Mindanao Open Parking in Quezon City. 
During the summit, US-based pro skaterboarders Kenny Anderson and Mike Anderson are set to show Filipino skaters how skateboarding is really done with their extremely polished skate tricks that seem effortless. Kenny Anderson, who returns better than ever as an alumni to the Converse Skate Team (having been on the original team in 1997), is considered “untouchable” on a skateboard for his consistent style and fluidity; while for Mike Anderson’s part, his skating is often described as “effortless,” because he is said to make his tricks look as if was very easy to do.   
Catering to the best skateboarders around the Metro, the Asia Crown aims to give Filipino skateboarders the chance to show off their dope moves on the board and compete with the best of the best skateboarders across the country. More than bragging rights, the local Asia Crown skateboarding champion will be hailed as the first official skateboarding ambassador of Converse Philippines—That means a year of Converse skateboarding goodies, P50,000 cold hard cash, and plane tickets to official Converse skateboarding events worldwide.
An open skate for all, free of charge, the skate summit will also be a day-long celebration of physical recreation, while fusing music and the arts, to reinforce Converse Philippines’ position as a key proponent of the global sport that is skateboarding, 
For interested registrants, check Converse Philippines Facebook page or visit www.converse.com.ph. Registration forms are available for download at the Converse Philippines’ Converse Asia Crown FB event page and in stores nationwide.

Nestle Fitnesse Shape Up Night

Everyone's invited to attend the Nestle Fitnesse Shape Up Night to be held at the NBC Tent on March 31!  The party will start at 6PM and will be hosted by Iya Villania. It'll be a fun night of Zumba, glitter tattoos, and photobooths! More details can be found in this post re-telling my first attempt to Zumba ;) I'll be going with my friends, will you be there too? :)

Esquire Financing
Esquire Financing gives you the chance to win P10,000 just by sharing your favorite business tip! Here are the mechanics:

Step 1: Like Esquire Financing Inc. on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Step 2: Submit your favorite business tip on our poll (click "Add an option")
Step 3: Campaign for your tip and ask your friends to vote on it! The business tip with the most likes will win the contest. 

The contest ends on April 30, 2012 and the winner will be announced shortly after that. Good luck! :)

Elegantly Wasted X Azta Urban Salon - Tomas Morato Ombre Giveaway

The "ombre" style is very trendy nowadays. Would you like to have an ombre-style, too? And would you like to have it for free? Then join this giveaway now! It's pretty easy, here are the mechanics:

1. Like Azta Urban Salon-Tomas Morato on Facebook and subscribe to my blog, Elegantly Wasted, through Feedburner (don't forget to activate your subscription to qualify).
2. Follow Azta Urban Salon-Tomas Morato and @kirasworld on Twitter.
3. On the comments section of the blog post, tell us why you deserve to win an Ombre hair color treatment and how you plan to style/flaunt your new hair. Leave your full name and email, too.
4. Contest will run from March 12-31, 2012. Only one winner will be picked, so be creative! :)

Good luck!

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