Thursday, October 13, 2011

Event: 2012 BDJ Fair: Take Flight!

What could be the best SWAG of a career woman and a hands-on mom who juggles her time and enjoys every minute, every hour, every day, every week and every month of it?

My answer: The 2012 Belle de Jour Power Planner

Calling all the ladies out there! We are all invited for this year’s 2012 BDJ Fair: Take Flight event happening on Sunday, October 16 at the Eastwood Open Park area. If you want to see what SWAG I’m talking about, come and join the fun. 

Here are my top 5 reasons why I’m excited to be there:

1. 2012 Belle De Jour Power Planner

Since I saw my friends from work using this planner back in 2009, I've always wanted to have one. I was drooling on the chic pages of Belle De Jour Planner and everything definitely speaks of it as indeed the perfect planner for women. I'm actually a sucker for stationery-like pages, love and inspirational quotes, phrases outlined in a daily journal, short articles that is worth reading for the nth time and all the lovely hues of pink, purple, orange, green, indigo, green – all these and more are love! I guess I have never outgrown my high school genre when all these stuff are totally a hit, I still crave. To find all these in Belle De Jour Power Planner is indeed a treat but to find more efficient features inside is just amazing! And to avail one at 20% discount (good for the day of fair only), I surely wouldn’t miss to be there.

2. Talks on Passion, Style and More!

When I saw the list of activities and talks, and learned that my friends are signing up, I signed up too. It’s going to be really exciting because the topics and personalities who will be there to discuss are known to be passionate in things they do.  I have attended a couple of passion series and rendezvous hosted by BDJ and it’s always worth the time and effort I must say. I’m grateful that I got to learn a lot and always get inspired from worthy people who  selflessly shares their success stories and even give tips how we could be just like them, and all I need to do is to be there, sit down and listen without paying for anything, it’s really amazing. And they become possible through BDJ, so thank you BDJ! :)

The talks lined up for the event are the following:

SHOP AROUND THE WORLD - by Alyanna Martinez (SLOTS = 200 PAX)
Feel on top of the world and shop in any currency for a bargain! Find out where to buy the most sought after “imported” fashion and beauty finds anywhere in the world. Stylist to the stars and savvy shopper, Alyanna Martinez spills her shopping secrets and destinations. Think global in terms of finding the best deal for your travel mementos.

SCAVENGER HUNT: The Amazing Minute Marathon (SLOTS = 100 PAX)
Travel through precious time and seek treasures around the fair grounds and around Eastwood City’s fun and exciting labyrinth! Complete certain tasks, rendezvous with your travel buddies and push your limits as you explore your confidence and creativity! Bring your digital camera and make sure you’re in comfy transit wear! Prizes await the winning team!

TRIPPIN’ - by Sole Sisters (SLOTS = 200 PAX)
The lessons we learn through experience come with a price. Know how to budget, plan and still make the most out of your trips through ingenious planning, knowing what websites to bookmark, hotel accommodations to crash in, backpackin’ and food-trippin’ tips to maximize whatever destination you choose to go to from the stylish Asian-backpacker bloggers, the Sole Sisters.

KILOMETER ZERO - by Carelle Mangaliag (SLOTS = 200 PAX)
In life, we seek to go through the road less travelled and find our way through the labyrinth of love, career and friendships with hardly a manual or GPS to guide us through treacherous tracks. Listen and be amazed by neuro-linguistic program certified trainor, Carelle Mangaliag on how she has taken U-turns, made the most out of her pit stops and what tools she used to race through her passion for the journey called life!

Walk the runway in styles that take you from airport comfy to Parisian London style ready! Be part of the 10 models for the BDJ 2012 Fashion Show showcasing the trendiest global-trotting ensembles from Promod and Parfois. (1) Tell us what you love about PROMOD or PARFOIS  AND (2) submit a full body photo with your vital statistics (bust, waist and hips size), and your complete contact details. Accepted models will be confirmed by October 7.

GET LOST IN STYLE - by Divine Lee (SLOTS = 200 PAX)
Traveling is stressful. But shopping while traveling makes it all worth it except that your baggage limit might just skyrocket! Know what to pack, wear and how to plan mixing and matching pieces to wear for a 3, 5 or a month-long trip to the beach, the mountains or low-temperature continents! Get tips from the guru of travel, style and practicality, Ms. Divine Lee, as she breezes you through her own hoorays and hooplas and how she conquers the world in style.

Note: You might want to check Belle De Jour’s facebook page if you want to participate to any of the above activities, some slots might still be open.


The list of participating sponsors/partners/brands are just as exciting as the talks I’ve listed above because they’re gonna be giving out cool stuff and mind you, they’re quite many and I saw some of my favorite brands in the list. Hope it rain for more luck for me on Sunday hehe. 


Oh I just love her – For me she’s really one of the most interesting personalities who really shines not only because she’s rich being a real estate heiress, not just because of her envy-worthy collection of LVs, Hermes and more designer bags and owning a killer body and strong sense of fashion style. There’s something about her that tells me she’s more than all the luxuries she is known for. She’s a great woman, gay icon, and a trendsetter, someone who caught my interest and made me blogged about her twice this year and I just can’t contain my excitement to meet her in person.

Divine will be the host/speaker for the segment “Get Lost in Style”.

5. One Great Reunion for BDJ Bellas

Aside from my friends who come from my inner circle taking part on this event, I’m also excited to see other bellas I got to meet in previous BDJ events. This is the time of the year when all these ladies come together, gather in a big venue to meet more friends and have fun. You get to meet ladies from different fields and the only thing that you have in common is BDJ. Just like after every BDJ event ends, exchanging contacts, facebook/twitter/blog profiles are expected. I actually don’t mind if my facebook friends are growing because most of the time, these ladies are worthy for keeps.

So there, see you all at the 2012 BDJ Fair: Take Flight!

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