Holy Week Sightings: KA-BLOG’s Mico Aytona, sandboarding and other bloggables on Ilocos sand

3/31/2010 Mico Aytona shoots an episode for GMA Kapuso’s Ka-Blog, a teen magazine show. The Laoag Sand Dunes sandboarding/off-roading feature is scheduled to air on Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 9:00 AM.

“Astig!!!!” was all he could utter after driving the mean machine on his own. Overwhelmed, perhaps.

Sandboarding, the new board sport on sand to try in Ilocos! Developed by the LEAD Movement.

A ladybugged tourist. I think she got ’em from here.

Chucked… or Converts? One and the same. Laid-back chic personified.

Now they can wear their scarves, which were ubiquitous on the streets  in 2007.

Fashionable size… MINI! Ewww, if you bring the whole bottle!!!!!

4/2/2010 I spotted the roving Havaianas team ūüôā They ended giving me one of those flip-floats.

Fit and fab Alma Oida in surfing mode. Surfing lessons in Kapuluan Vista Resort, anyone?

The most adorable reusable water bottle I spotted at the beach. It belongs to Red Dot’s fashion guru, Me-Ann Cua Macaraeg. It’s from Pylones (pronounced pee-lone), her fave store for the cutest knickknacks.

Photography gear envy! I have to get a DiCAPac SLR Pack Waterproof Camera Case for myself, too.

One of these surfboards belongs to ABS-CBN kapamilya Jericho Rosales.

Or, maybe, one of these. Surf’s up photos of Echo. *inserts* I had to check… he was on a purple one.

Henna tattooing by Tattoo de Iloco found at the Villa del Mar beachfront in Saud, Pagudpud.

Skin art masterpiece by no less than Janer Santos, The Premier Tattooist of the North, a PhilTAG member.

The leading handy phone dealer in Ilocos Norte, Vertext, also set camp in Villa del Mar. Mixing business with pleasure ūüôā

I overheard that kapamilya  Enchong Dee and Victor Basa were on the other side of the Saud Beach stretch. Promise to post photos if Ericke was lucky.

Wishin’ you all a happy Easter and a bright summer!

Sandboarding Contact #s 0919-873-5516 / 0932-358-7521. P2500/hour – maximum of 4 persons/jeep. Price includes 4×4 & sandboarding adventure.
Janer Santos Tattoo de Iloco contact # 09203466607
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Jaynny Lao on spotlight

Young Laoague√Īo Jaynny Lao successfully launched her career as a fashion designer in a fabulous 6-piece evening gown¬† fashion show after having been awarded second honors in the recent Tourismo Abel Iluko Competition for her white abel masterpiece, also one of the featured gowns on the catwalk last night. The show culminated the weeklong Vertext EXPO 2010 Pa-Auction, a 15 pieces per day¬† cellphone and video cam auction sale at the Robinsons Ilocos Norte. Vertext, one of the leading cellphone loading and distribution businesses in Ilocos, is owned and managed by Jaynny’s brother, young entrepeneur and soon to be CEO, Handy Lao, with the able support of their other brothers: Jonel, the overall manager of all Vertext stores, Allan, the operations manager, and BJ, the key accounts head.

First face, Ericke Tan, in a whimsical bare-off flowing chiffon gown in sunshiny marigold and purple

The winning abel Iluko gown modeled by Miss Pamulinawen International 2009, Kate Lao

Rochelle Dy-Sin in a modern day goddess number

The designer, Jaynny Lao

25-year old Jaynny, who started fashion sketching when she was six, admires Christian Dior, Vera Wang, successful Filipina¬† fashion designer to Hollywood stars, Monique Lhullier, and our very own fashion darling, Rajo Laurel. She studied fashion design at Cora Doloroso in Manila. She does everything — choosing the fabric, cutting, sewing and embellishing. When asked about her inspirations, she said, “It starts with the fabric. I just have to feel the fabric, then I will have something playing up in my mind.” She is very particular on how the fabric drapes, and her creations always have details in them… details such as trimming, beadwork, ruching and draping.


Backstage Pass

Ericke and Janny



Barbie dolls

23-year old make-up maven, Alvin Pascual, another upcoming fashion name in Ilocos, dreams of becoming one of the best make-up artists in town.

Alvin excels at stage make-up (pageant, fashion show, etc.), but does bridal make-up and make-up for any occasion. Contact number: 0916-5742437

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