Thursday, March 20, 2014

Karimadon Dresses the SoMoms

The SoMoms were invited by KARIMADON to view their latest collection a few weeks ago. It was a fun-filled event where we were made to feel glamorous, like we were walking the red carpet – even just for a few hours.  The event was at their flagship store at Glorietta 1.  Some of the other SoMoms went in earlier at Karimadon's Megamall boutique, so we were a tiny group of three only for this day.

I have known KARIMADON since my high school days (do not ask how many years ago!), but I admit that I haven’t been to any of its stores for a long time now. The brand was established in 198O by Mr. and Mrs. Richard and Josie Go. The name KARIMADON is the acronym of the first names of the children of the couple.

I was the first one to arrive at the store, and I was warmly welcomed by Karimadon owner, Karen Go. She mentioned that manufacturing for the clothes sold in the store stays in the Philippines so they can monitor the quality and  workmanship of their clothes .  Karen also shared with me that all stores accept clothes alterations to make sure that everything you buy from the store fits perfectly and all customers are satisfied.
While waiting for the other SoMoms to get there, I started looking around for clothes to try on.  There are a lot of beautiful gowns, cocktail dresses and office attires on display.  You can click here to bring you to the online store of Karimadon where you can view their beautiful clothes.

Here I am with Michelle and Patty wearing our first choice of outfits.  I love the purple jumpsuit on Michelle, and I thought she looked super gorgeous in it!
This photo below shows the next gown I tried on.  It seems like yellow is my favorite color that day, I chose 2 yellow gowns to try on that day.  Which one do you like better, the first or second gown?
As soon as everyone decided on their final choices, we were ushered to the studio for our "photoshoot." I love the black gown with asymmetrical neckline on Patty.  The photo doesn't show the details of how beautifully the gown drapes her body, but she looked really stunning.   Michelle looked just as amazing in this black lace top with a sexy halter sleeves paired with nude slacks. She is so thin and so tall, parang model talaga.  While I just love how this yellow dress fits me!  It has drapes on all the right areas to cover my mommy curves.  Do you agree with what we chose?
And as if being models for a day and trying on all those gorgeous clothes weren't enough, we were told we can bring home the clothes we chose!  Thanks to Karimadon!
I also won in the raffle, and I get to pick an accessory of my choice. I do not really wear brooches so I had a hard time deciding, but Eric (their marketing manager) and Borgh (the company's designer) was on hand to offer styling tips, as well.  They both convinced me to get a brooch and use it as hair accessory, they said celebrities do it.  Ok, I am convinced! hahaha!  Eric advised me that I can make a brooch work by weaving the clasp through my hair like any ordinary hairclip, then secure it further with bobby pins to make sure it stays tight.  Look at how these celebrities did it!  {via}

 Karimadon carry accessories and shoes.  They even have their own fragrance line, with three scents to choose from.
Yummy brunch food from Cheesecake, Etc.
I’m glad we were invited because I discovered the store has a lot of fashionable gowns and dresses designed by their in-house design team that will make you feel beautiful whatever the occasion. KARIMADON is about looking fashionably stylish in quality and original designed apparel at very affordable price points: their gowns cost: P2,200-5,000, cocktail dresses: P1,500 - 2000, casual/corporate dresses: P1,000 - 2,000, separates: PhP 600 - 1,000, accessories: PhP 500 - 1,000.
Now that I know that Karimadon offers great selection of gowns at such a reasonable price, I do not have to worry as much when the need to wear one suddenly arises.   As you know, it is difficult to dress up for a Chinese wedding.  So difficult that I wrote a post on how to decode the secret language of formal attire for a Filipino-Chinese wedding.  My in-laws get invited to a lot of weddings, and there are times when they get 2-3 wedding invitations on the same day.  During those times,  C and I are asked to proxy for them.  It don't have to be stressed out anymore to look for a dress on such limited time, I can just go to Karimadon.
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