Passion Flows

Passion is a word I have associated with myself for the longest time. I believe passion is a key ingredient in getting out the best out of life. As one of my favorite quotes has said, "Anything less than mad, passionate extraordinary love is a waste of time," {Dream for an Insomniac, 1996}. There is so much wisdom in a one-liner, {Frankie might have been limited to love but I digress}I've applied this to so many things in my life. Do I feel passion for what I'm doing for a living? Yes. Do I feel passion for my friends, for being with them and for being a friend to them? Yes. Do I feel passion for all these people who surround me? Not all the time. And so I make choices, on who to keep, who to extend effort for, what hobbies and activities to shell out money for. After all, it is me, it is my life, it's my passion. There is no other way around it.

The same goes for expressions of artistry and celebrations of natural resources such as a magazine and a pearl brand collaboration. We have seen incredible collabs in the past, this one has a 'down for the books' making to it.

This luxurious periodical is a one-of-a-kind version of the 8th issue of Flow magazine that Jewelmer curated. This hardbound edition rests upon a handcrafted box of kamagong wood inlaid with Mother-of-Pearl alongside a lustrous golden South Sea pearl strand necklace and an engraved Mother-of-Pearl bookmark.

Mia Macapagal, Jewelmer's Marketing Manager calls it a serendipitous partnership. “We’ve actually had our eye on custom publication as a marketing tool for a few years now. When we saw Flow magazine, we saw the potential to expand our horizons and show Jewelmer as it had never been before." Previous curators of the exquisitely luxurious magazine includes Miguel Rosales, Kenneth Cobonpue, Chito Vijandre, Ricky Toledo, Joey Yupangco, Cesar Gaupo, and Ariel Lozada, names which are synonymous to excellence of the Filipino craftsmanship and artistry.

As if the issue, the pearls and the event itself was not bubbling of passion yet, we were introduced to Jewelmer's advocacy, one that aims to protect the environment it operates in.

Dress: Promod
Bag: CMG
Shoes {Not in photo}: Dexter

We pledge to protect nature! That's my signature and Sasha's.

Issues of Flow 8 will be available in National Bookstore, Fully Booked, Power books and leading magazine kiosks on the November 19 while Jewelmer’s exquisite South Sea pearl jewellery is available at branches located at:

EDSA Shangri-La Hotel (02.9107571),
Makati Shangri-La Hotel (02.7577447),
Manila Peninsula Hotel (02.5015862),
Sofitel Philippine Plaza Hotel (02.8341468),
Alabang Town Center (02.7723529),
Glorietta IV (02.7296735),
Shangri-la Plaza Mall (02.6375146),
SM Megamall (02.6335068),
SM Mall of Asia (02.5566344),
Trinoma (02.9015823),
Ayala Center Cebu (32.2315665),
Eastwood Mall – (02.9150389)
Greenbelt 5 – (02.7576441)
Marquee Mall, Pampanga – (045.3040295)

Much passion or nothing,