Sunday, May 9, 2010

May 30: High on Silver

Everyone's invited to the Dita Sandico-Ong 25th year celebration with “High on Silver!”, slated on May 30, 2010 (Sunday), from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the A-Venue Antel Lifestyle Center in Makati.

The ethical fashion designer and wrap artist welcomes you to her world of sustainable living, fashion, and her Ilocano heritage. Embrace a life of wholeness and wellness through the awareness of natural and organic products and the benefits of healthy and green living that is good for the health of people and also our Earth. The daylong event includes a bazaar / fair, live performances, music cd launches, book launches, and highlighted by the Dita Sandico Ong [25 years retrospective] fashion gala.

A “fashion and wellness bazaar” kicks off the event at 10 a.m., including exhibitors featuring Dita Sandico Ong creations, natural beauty and wellness essentials, and organic foods that promote the wholeness of mind, body, and spirit. Explore handcrafted, local, and fair trade Ilocos Sur crafts made with sustainable materials, and taste Ilocos cuisine founded on the slow food movement.

Intertwined with the gala show is the much anticipated Ilocos Sur Heritage Book series launch, where three pioneering books pay tribute to Ilocos Sur landscape, history and culture, and most importantly, its people. “Tawid: The Living Treasures of Ilocos Sur” – a publication on the traditional arts and crafts of the province – celebrates the genius and dedication of individuals and communities of craftsmen persistently continuing traditions of abel (weaving), laga (basketry), kankanen ken mainom (native delicacies and drinks), and other assorted crafts in the province such as pottery and blacksmith craft. “Tawid” or heritage in Ilocano, features write-ups and photos on the 84 Living Treasures or culture bearers – considered the heart and soul of Ilocos Sur.

Also to be launched are two coffee table books co-authored by Gov. Deogracias Victor B. Savellano. A culinary heritage book entitled “Naimas”, which means delicious in Ilocano, pays tribute to the simplicity and sustainability of Ilocos Sur cuisine, through a town by town guide to the culinary delights, culture, and the people who graciously opened their homes and their kitchens. The book, written together with Chef Heny Sison and accompanied with photography by Neal Oshima, includes treasured traditional recipes shared by the people as well as reinvented Ilocano dishes.

The highlight of the night is Dita Sandico Ong’s 25th year fashion gala, with 50 pieces from her various collections throughout the years. Indeed, she has weaved her own story of trailblazing sustainable fashion in and out of the country and at the same time helped indigenous weavers weave their dreams.

For FREE ENTRANCE for the event, TEXT_ guest (name) to: 0917.6691527 and/or to 0928.4957529

For EXHIBIT/BAZAAR PARTICIPATION, contact Marketing Team: (632)379.6406

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