Love and Passementerie: A Bridal Fashion Show by Jojo Martinez

In partnership with Zonta Club of Cebu II and Marco Polo Plaza, Cebu-based designer Ms. Jojo Martinez showcased  15 passementerie-inspired creations on a very successful fashion show held on August 11, 2016. The event officially launched a livelihood program which will hopefully create more jobs for local artisans and uplift the status of a community of women in Cebu through the art of passementerie – specifically crochet.
Cebu Fashion Bloggers were one of the sponsors for the said event so I tagged myself along with other established bloggers to watch the show, lucky for me =) Anyway, this event was like no other. Aside from its noble cause, it was also the first time I heard about crochets incorporated to wedding dresses. Sure we’ve seen a lot of crochet wonders at home, during music concerts or at the beach (like those pair of sexy bikinis in your closet), but for a bridal gown? It would be quite unorthodox, or so I thought…
jojo martinez fashion show
CFB Bloggers Gizelle, Kathrynn, Katrina, Joymie and Jean (photo credit to Jeancy Yu)
Jojo Martinez just proved to us all that crochet is equally fabulous (or even more grandeur) than lace. This fashion show led me to believe that Cebuanos are not just talented but also have a great taste and  has high regard to elegance and creativity. Check out some of my favorites during the show below:
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 For more designs, her showroom is located in CU1, Blue Garden Complex, Corner Wilson & Fulton Streets, Apas Cebu City or you may contact her through this number, (032) 255 8127. You may also visit her website
 ♥, JL Arnaiz

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