Event: PinkBox Party

22 Jan

If you follow me on Twitter (and it’d be super awesome if you do :P), you should be able to tell that I’ve been dealing with a lot of stress at work – I’ve been lamenting about needing a brief reprieve. I wanted something to break my home-work-drink-home routine.

So Liz‘s invitation for the PinkBox Party was a welcome one. Catch is to wear something pink. Since I was sure that my colleagues would think I’ve gone cuckoo if I turned up at the office in a get up that’s worthy of Barbie herself, I decided to just add a little pop of color to my usual “Chiaroscuro” office wear.

no overkill here

Anyway, onwards with the party!

Liz Lanuzo, PinkBox Brand Manager

Martha and I arrived a little late, but when we did, everybody was busy chatting and eating the goodies from Sweet Bella where the event was held. I shared a table with Martha and Tara and we have food for more than three people!

That pizza was smothered with mushrooms; it was love. It was supposed to be for another table, but we asked if we could swap. Haha!

Nelly See and the history of PinkBox

When everybody’s tummy has been satisfied, Liz welcomed the bloggers and proceeded to reintroduce us to the brand. Pinkbox is already an established accessories brand, mostly geared towards the younger crowd.

Nelly See, who was then a housewife, wanted unbranded, quality and cute accessories for her children. When search has proven to be difficult, she decided to try her luck in China where she accidentally ended up buying a lot (her husband told her that she might need a big enough storage space for the items). Nelly then came up with the idea of selling the excess to her friends and family. Since Nelly adores pink and she stores the accessories in boxes, the brand Pinkbox was born.

For the past 10 years, the brand expanded; from their initial kiosk in Galleria, they can now be found in most malls around the Metro. They still offer their flagship products from the Basic line – head bands, elastics, pins and clips for children and adults. Charms and design-your-own bracelet/necklace were also a hit. Pinkbox also has a myriad of cutesy notebooks, pens and keychains from their Novelty line.

But Pinkbox, as all little girls, grew up. With the Chic collection, they’re now offering accessories for the fashion-conscious crowd and Nelly makes sure that their designs are up to par with the latest trends.

The bloggers at the event got first dibs on the latest accessories from all four lines. You can well imagine that we went crazy in choosing what we could take home! They were all so prettyyy.

Yes, I have a strange love for elastics.

And hands down, my most favorite item from the accessories buffet table: a gunmetal cuff bangle.

Lastly, here’s a little something from Nelly See for the Chinese New Year, wrapped in pink, of course:

Drop by their stores (they can be found at most SM malls) and pickup an item or two.. or ten! But before you do, visit their page on Facebook and follow them on Twitter for more updates.

Thanks again for the invite, Pinkbox team! And remember folks: it doesn’t really matter if you’re 10 or 30, grab something Pinkbox ‘cuz “you’re never fully-dressed without it”.

PS: Special shout-out to the awesome bloggers I met at the event: Tanya, Jill, Bec and Donna.


2 Responses to “Event: PinkBox Party”

  1. micheatsandshops January 22, 2012 at 2:50 pm #

    Hi!!!! 🙂 Hahahaha good job, Sara! I shall try to drop by Pink box one of these days 🙂

    • Sara January 22, 2012 at 4:49 pm #

      Harhar! Thanks! Been planning on dropping by their store too. On payday, maybe. 😀

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