Sunday, October 4, 2015

Nostalgia


 Aww.. I am feeling so nostalgic right now. I've been looking at some old Facebook posts tracing my boutique's humble beginnings and I found these photos. I was just 23 years old when I started my shop. Young, bold, risk-taker... that's me! I have an overflowing confidence before that I can be successful in this business. Looking back, seeing this picture after our very first photoshoot for Cherryfic Finds, I felt that I can do better than Kamiseta. lol! See! That's overflowing confidence. I really want to be a Kamiseta Girl before. And if you look closely, my style revolved around the Kamiseta dream.  
It was on January 18, 2013 when I formally opened my boutique at Victoria Plaza. It was just a small stall until it became bigger and bigger. I went through a lot difficulties until such time that I finally established my name and opened my own store on October 2013.
Right now, that Kamiseta dream became a Cherryfic Dream. I am my own brand. 
Seeing these old photos of me and looking back, nothing much has changed. I am still purpose-driven  and empowered. 
 Passion, dedication and hard work really pays off. My Davao branch will celebrate it's second anniversary soon. Oh how time flies!
 I can say that I have aged gracefully. I'm now 27 years old and still living my dream. So many new clothes coming this holiday season and I am so sure you will be impressed! I have chosen the most fashionable, elegant and wearable clothes. 

 Cherryfic Finds will move forward and grow bigger. I know all these will happen with God's grace.
Happy Anniversary Davao Branch!


xoxo,

CHERRY MANING




Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Besties Book Signing

Hello fellow Dabawenyos! Have you been to this very exciting event? I'm talking about the Besties Book Signing event held at SM Lanang Premier in Davao City last August 23, 2015. If you did, well I am so sure you got mesmerised just by looking at your favourite "IT Girls", Solenn Heusaff and Georgina Wilson even from afar. And to all those who got their book signed like me and my girls, oh God! We're so lucky!
   
I took a lot pictures during the event. This is my "fan girl" face while waiting for my gorgeous baes.



I am so thankful to SM Lanang Premier for reserving five seats for me and my sisters. I got the best view because they gave us the front row. Yes! so awesome!




So we were the first group who came up and shared the stage with them! Crowded isn't it?
Georgina is so busy here because Dianne took a a lot of photos with her. 




I realised one thing during the pictorials, thou shall not flash the "fan girl" smile lol.
Here's a tip girls, don't try to look so happy with your photos with them beside you. Just hide your "fan girl" happiness and act accordingly. Flash that gorgeous smile like what you do during your selfies. I honestly failed to do that. Look at those wide eyes and big smile on my picture with Georgina.



 I am so happy to finally have met George. I have seen Solenn for so many times during my GMA days. And I must say they are equally beautiful. Solenn is funny and sweet. She's got a great personality. George is gorgeous and stylish and fashionable. 


So happy to share this moment with my besties. I got my pretty beshy with me, my cousin and my former co-worker Mariz Posadas.



Here's what I wore during the event.

White Spaghetti Strap with gold linings at the center from my shop, Cherryfic Finds.
Pants with a cut or slice on both knees also from my shop.
My denim long sleeves by SM Woman at SM Department Store
Bag is Tory Burch
and my shoes from Charles and Keith.














Solenn Heusaf wore the same style. Top, pants and spaghetti strap similar to what I am wearing. We have the same cut of pants. If you want to grab the same outfit, visit Cherryfic Finds!

xoxo,

CHERRY MANING


Sunday, August 23, 2015

The Wrong Jeans

Hi everyone! I am highlighting  my denims in this post because we have a denim festival happening right now. Although it is for seasoned brands like Wrangler, Bobson, Freego, etc., you should also consider checking my shop.  If you do not have any idea yet, Cherryfic Finds is selling stretchable high-waist jeans. It is comfortable and high quality. I am using one in this post.




OOTD:

STRIPES TOP: CHERRYFIC FINDS
PANTS: CHERRYFIC FINDS
BAG: MICHAEL KORS
SHOES: CHARLES AND KEITH




It is very important that we choose the right kind of denims especially long pants. Women like skinny jeans even if they are not skinny. Who's guilty of that? me! The important thing is that it shouldn't constrict your blood vessels and hamper your blood circulation so please try to get the perfect fit. Because many of us try to fit in a very tight jeans.

Signs that you're wearing the wrong jeans:

1. You can't breathe in every movement.
2. It leaves you red marks and linings on your skin.
3. If it shows your butt crack.
4. The zipper always unzips on it's own.
5. Seams are about to burst.
6. You always pull your jeans up.


If you experience some of these, give up on the size or try fitting another pair of jeans.
 





I hope this post will help you guys. We have different bodies and good thing is there are many types and sizes of jeans as well. Know your type of jeans and the perfect fit. 

As for me, my type of jeans is high-waist and stretchable. 




xoxo,

Cherry Maning

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Feeling Kinda Sexy at Echostore

We have found a new place to hangout. Welcome to Echostore! It is located at Carlos P. Garcia Highway or Diversion Road.



I am into healthy lifestyle for a month now and I am enjoying its benefits. My healthy lifestyle includes doing Yoga and changing my diet into Paleo Diet. So I am constantly in search for healthy treats to replace my cravings. I am discovering restaurants that serve healthy and hearty foods perfect for my diet. Echostore is heaven.



Of course, I am with my pretty bestie Farah Zamora for another food trip. Right now we are more mindful with what we eat. Looking back, it's Farah who taught me my first salad and by just tasting the Mixed Green Salad of Echostore she told me how excited she is to replicate it. She's gonna make me one and I am excited for it.

These are my favourites: Garden Salad and Tuna Sandwich. I am in love with these two.




As for the physical setup, it is uniquely crafted to cater to the ambiance of country home theme selling organic stuff and healthy meals for everyone. It is rustic and cottage type. We definitely would go back.

Catching up with my bestie because I missed her.


I am so happy because she brought her DSLR (lol) and more than that, I am happy because she is gaining so much progress in her blogging career. Mc Donalds PH is sending her some freebies for her blogs. I am so proud of her.

A big hug for Besh.



And because of that, I am posting a better picture of my OOTD. Here it is! Cherry Maning in street-style.



We both came from a Yoga session and Sauna. I wanted to be more comfortable and feeling fresh even in the afternoon. So I chose to wear this very light spaghetti-strapped sleeveless and partnered it with my tattered jeans. All in light colors for today.





I love this street-style outfit. If you notice I did not wear heels. I applied light make-up and chose nude color for my lipstick. My hair is back to black.  It's a new me!

TOP: Forever 21
PANTS: Cherryfic Finds Denims
BAG: Tory Burch
SHOES: Melissa

MAKE UP

BLUSH ON: Too Faced
LIPSTICK: Kinda Sexy, Mac Cosmetics


Hope you guys enjoyed reading my blog for today! 
Lots of pretty posts soon.


Love,

CHERRY MANING



White Chic and Royal Blue

Two dresses in one blog. Hello girls! Iwill  showcase my two gorgeous outfits for the last two episodes of Kapamilya Mas Winner Ka in ABS-CBN. First, my elegant looking white chic lace dress! Oh my God, it's really gorgeous!







I love white. In fact, it's one of my favourite colors. It's basic. Everyone should have one white dress in their closet. But finding a perfect white dress is very difficult. I am always confronted with white dress problems at my shop. People always look for white dresses with sleeves. The demand is high but the supply is really low. Wholesale stores abroad seldom sell white dress so when I see one, I always grab it.

Fortunately, I was able to buy this design with a thick but stretchable fabric so I don't have to worry about my undergarments. I don't like wearing white when it's see through. I feel nude. It's a no-no! This dress looks amazing. It's the lace that adds elegance. I love this outfit.

My next outfit is royalty. If you work on television or if you have an on cam interview, I suggest you wear royal blue. I just love how royal blue appears on screen. It's an automatic eye-catcher. It works for me guys! It radiates a positive vibes and I look lighter than my complexion.





This dress is perfect for my body type. It helps contour my body making me look sexier. I just love the cut on top and the cream combination. The cut gave the dress a sexy look by drawing more  attention on the center of the body than the extremities.

I equally love my outfits in this post. These designs will be available at Cherryfic Finds soon. By the way guys, keep on watching Kapamilya Mas Winner Ka and stay tuned for my net blog for more outfit posts. I love you all!


xoxo,

CHERRY MANING 

Friday, July 31, 2015

Variety, Changes and Diversity

Hello guys! everything that I am going to talk about today will revolve around the word "variety". 

First stop "variety show". You have already seen me couple of times in this famous variety show/ game show in Mindanao. Yes, I am talking about Kapamilya Mas Winner Ka, which has the highest ratings among all the local shows in Mindanao. 





Now let's talk about variations and changes. Change is good. Do you agree? If we never go out of our comfort zone, we will never grow. We will never appreciate the beauty of life. 

I have already mentioned in my previous post that it's a big challenge for me to be in the entertainment industry from being a news anchor. It is hard to keep on shifting and changing roles. I started as a segment host, upgraded to light news, to heavy news then weather forecast, traffic updates, interviews with the most respected personalities in Davao and a lot more. I can say that I have so much love for my craft in newscasting. I am thankful for GMA of course, for all the love and respect. I thank GMA for the great opportunity they gave me. I enjoyed my journey with all of my Kapuso friends. 



But with my new chosen family, I have high hopes. With my new home, I now have new aspirations and dreams to fulfil. Hosting a variety/ game show on television was something I never thought was possible. But ABS-CBN trusted me that I can deliver and that means I should do my best.  I will do five more episodes of Kapamilya Mas Winner Ka. I am super thankful. Let's just see what will happen to me in ABS-CBN. 



On my second taping for the episode shown last July 25, 2015, I was encouraged to make some changes. I am open to anything that would make my whole package better than what it was before. I had my hair extensions removed and keep my hair short and straight. I was told to expose my real personality. I have to show them the real Cherry which will set me apart from Angels Claud and Redge; Claud being sexy and Redge being Kikay. I was confused for a time. What am I? What's the best adjective for me? I really couldn't answer it.

Right now, I am getting used to what I do in KMWK. I am having so much fun. I can now dance to the beat of the opening song. I have unlimited time to thank my sponsors and I can promote my boutique in all parts of Mindanao. I am blessed to be enjoying my passion at the same time, it doesn't take too much of my time for my business, studies and travels. 


This is it guys! Wish me luck. Life is really full of surprises. Who would have thought I'll be back on television? Well, we have to be flexible enough to cope with the demands of our career. We have to maximise our full potential and not become stagnant. We have to be the jack of all trades.  We have to be open to changes and learn to adapt in whatever situation we are in.



OOTD:

CHERRYFIC FINDS DRESS
CHARLES AND KEITH PUMPS 
MAC COSMETICS


XOXO, 

Cherry Maning 





Thursday, July 30, 2015

Kapuso to Kapamilya

Career move: from GMA to ABS-CBN.

July 11, 2015 eight months after I resigned as a News Anchor of GMA's primetime local newscast, Testigo, I appeared on ABS-CBN's local variety show, Kapamilya Mas Winner Ka as a guest host.


It was a chance of a lifetime.

Flashback one week before the taping, I received a call from the local executives of ABS-CBN. I was really happy at the same time very nervous. It was a mix of emotions. I did not expect it at all. It's been quite a while since I was on cam and I had already been so comfortable being an entrepreneur.

I had so many worries at that time.




During the first taping everything was totally new to me, the environment, the people around me, the show, the kind of hosting I have to do, and the personality I have to project, etc. I have to make a very big adjustment. It was a big leap from news to entertainment. It was a struggle deep inside.

I am a shy person and I can't dance. I am so terrified to show the world my moves. haha. Good thing I am not that bad in singing because they asked me for a sample.




The Kapamilya Network gave me a warm welcome and they made me feel comfortable in what was supposed to be a very awkward situation. Thank God, everything went on well.

I enjoyed doing my first episode. I had so much fun.

Now I am set to appear in few more episodes of Kapamilya Mas Winner Ka. Thank You Lord for the blessings. So guys, please watch me every Saturday, 8 am, only on ABS-CBN.




xoxo

CHERRY MANING