Thursday, December 17, 2009

Mad, Mad Hatter Holiday


Bonsai, originally uploaded by Karen Kho.
It has been quite a hectic month so far. And as I try to get my life back in order, I will be working on quite a lot of projects during the Holidays. I won't be able to update my blog posts, but I might send out Christmas tweets every now and then.

Expect lots of goodies in 2010!

Happy Holidays!

-Bonsai

tutu

Finally, a fab photo with my new Tutu Skirt.
Thanks to team Fashown:
Tutu by Bonne
Make-up by Cathy Cantada
Photography by Karen Kho
Hair by Piandre

Happy Holidays, Darlings!

































Friday, December 11, 2009

Bonne on Kikay Exchange

Lots of love to Char and her sister-in-law for featuring Bonne on Kikay Exchange!

http://kikay.exchange.ph/2009/12/10/pretty-things-aplenty

Also happy that my friend Ken from China received his fab brooch.







Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Christmas Stripped

Faboo Waya and the Faboo Gloves in action.

 I embellished these lace gloves with lovely patches.



Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The Walkway is Your Runway

Who says you need a formal event to get your fab on? I say wear it whenever, wherever.

Most of the inquiries I get are for formal events, weddings, debuts or hat parties. Although it may be a fantastic idea to add a great head piece to your already fabulous outfit, you can wear a great headpiece with jeans as well. All you need to do is strut your stuff as you stroll. You can be sidewalk chic, rockin' the roadside or workin' it wherever you go. So go ahead, wear a feather upon your head darlings. The walkway is your runway.

MANY THANKS TO TEAM FASHOWN!
Head Candy by Bonne bonnebons.multiply.com Modeled by Kat Valenzuela, Mica Tuano, Tanya Escaler, Gaby Monserrat and Michelle Romero Streetstylin' by Erl Directo-Cuison Custom-made jeans by Defacto Denim defactory.multiply.com/ Makeup by Mica Tuano mykediva.multiply.com/ Hair by Grace Tuano Photography by Cholo Dela Vega cholodelavega.com/blog/


NOONINOOS ARE BACK!

Hello Noonies,

I am coming up with a fab new nooni project featuring fab female artists. And the first Nooninoos lovechild is called Bruninoo by Bru of Electrolychee and sewn by me.

Bruninoo has a mix of lovely vintage and new lace details at the back.
The front is completely hand embroidered and hand painted by Bru.
embroidered 1embroidered 2embroidered 3Bruninoo is currently displayed at Bernie's 4th Solo Exhibit, Pablo Gallery in Cubao X until January 2010.

THIS PIECE HAS JUST BEEN SOLD.
Send me a message for more info or orders.


Friday, December 4, 2009

A Series of Calculated Falls



My friend Bernie's fourth solo exhibit opens this Saturday, 7pm at pablo in cubao x.
I also did a little collab with her. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Style for Style

When my friends ask me what they should wear to a specific function, my response would always be "Who's your fashion icon?"

I find that it's easier to decide what to wear when you've pinned down the look that you're going for. And what better guide than the fab ladies who are known for their fashion sense? The next step, of course, would be that you add your personal touch (we don't want to get costume-y now, do we?). It could be through accessories like wearing chains instead of pearls; a splash of color onto an otherwise monochromatic look; or even make-up.

Sometimes, I even think of a specific person for a specific occasion. Meeting the boyfriend's parents? I usually go for the classics like Audrey Hepburn, Coco Chanel, Grace Kelly, Jean Pratchett--chic yet elegant. Consider the time of day and venue of course. Like pick "casual Audrey" for a lunch date with his parents, versus the iconic "Breakfast-at-Tiffany's-Audrey".

Going to a fun, laid-back party? I'd choose the carefree, fun-loving ladies like Anna Karina, Edie Sedgwick, Francoise Hardy, Brigitte Bardot or Blondie (but she's more gig-specific).

A "chi-chi" event? I say Louise Brooks. But that's just me though, 'cause I'm an old-fashioned gal.

So my question now is, who are your fashion icons?

the morning fab

Part of my morning routine (since i got access to free wifi at home)
is looking through myvintagevogue's photos. And this just made my day


oh and here's wella, for another fine feathered friend

wella



Monday, November 16, 2009

lovelace project


a mix of vintage (right) and new lace
can't wait to post the outcome

Friday, November 13, 2009

sparkle series

I've been addicted to sewing sequins lately.
Sewing each piece on is quite relaxing for me.
I love putting them together, like sparkly pieces of a puzzle.


hoot

diamond

bleu

More at my shop

Friday, November 6, 2009

Swan Lake

Loretta

Meet Loretta, my first fully-feathered head piece.
I simply cannot wait to make more in several colors!
Made a few hats for this month as well.
You can take a peek HERE

i only make one of each so let me know if you want to reserve any of them

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Fine Feathered Friends GET 10%OFF

fascinating sandra

Darlings,

I am putting up a photo wall of my fabulous feathered friends. If you have photos of yourselves wearing any of my pieces, please do send them to me at bonnebons@yahoo.com.

And because you're all gorgeous for doing this, I'm giving you 10% OFF on your next purchase :)

Please send your photos on or before Nov. 21, 2009.
Get your discounted head candy by Nov. 30, 2009.

Oh, just one thing, the head pieces must be purchased and worn by you.

http://bonnebons.multiply.com

Thanks!
Bonsai

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Flights of Fancy

star dust

faerie

IMG_0811




Headpiece and lace cuffs by Bonsai Fojas of Bonne
Clothing by SyKat Couture

Modeled by Nina Tanchanco & Bonsai Fojas
Make-up by Mica Tuano
Styling by Paolo Arevalo & Kat Sy
Photography by GlobeDez

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Team Fashown!

I must have flooded people's Facebook Pages with oodles and oodles of photos yesterday. My apologies.
But you have to admit (and who am I talking to here?), the photos came out great and the ladies are gorgeous!
So for the Nth time, I simply have to thank the fabulous team fashown for doing a fantastic job!
Couldn't have done it with out you.

tea for two
Models: Karen Kho and Tanya Escaler

Jazz Baby
Model Nina Tanchanco

Dardanella
Model and MUA , Mica Tuano

Headpieces by Bonne
Clothing by Kat Sy of SyKat Couture
Styling by Paolo Arevalo & Kat Sy
Photography by GlobeDez



Tuesday, October 27, 2009

CHERI Collection

This collection is a collaborative work by jewelry designer Shirley Tan of Talula's Toy Box and I. All items are handmade. The accessories come in a set of 2 brooches and a necklace. choker, anklet or bracelet. Wear them as one set or as separate fabulous pieces.

The Cheri Collection was inspired by The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant.

petra2

CHERI


mademoiselle set (SOLD)
madamoiselle



milady set
milady



senorita set

senorita




bonita set
bonita

Accessories by Bonsai Fojas of Bonne
Clothing by SyKat Couture

Modeled by Karen Kho
Makeup by Mica Tuano
Styling by Paolo Arevalo&Kat Sy
Photography by GlobeDez

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

TinkerTala


tinkerbell, originally uploaded by bonnebons.

made a little tinkerbell costume for a little fairy named Tala.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

vintage photography


vintage photography, originally uploaded by bonnebons.

My friend (who also cut my fabulous new hair) offered to take photos of me and my headpieces. She has a kick-ass old-school large format camera (Gundlach 5x7 large format camera) and took some rockin' photos. Here's one of them :)

Friday, October 16, 2009

beach boy


beach boy, originally uploaded by bonnebons.

Been focusing on my hats so much that I miss making patchwork pieces.

So, you can imagine how excited I was when my cousin asked for a beach-themed patchwork for her future baby boy.

These are 4 separate pieces sewn by hand. Hope you like it Ching!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

noonitrese and mass murders

trese and the kambals

NooniTrese doll we made for Exhibit 13: art from fans, friends, artists, and cosplayers.
Munny KAMBAL by Jan Calleja BLACKMATTER CUSTOMS

NooniTrese is also featured on the backmatter of TRESE book 3 WEE!

Grab a copy!


Get thee to the 5th Annual KOMIKON
Megatrade Hall, Megamall this Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009


Moonika


Moonika, originally uploaded by bonnebons.

painted by kitty almazan, sewn by me

The last of the noonidolls collaboration between Kitty and I.
Still available. Send me a message if you're interested.

Art for A Cause

There is still so much to be done for the victims for Typhoon Ondoy and Pepeng.
Artist Lala Gallardo will be donating all profits from her print entitled "Flood" to the Philippine Red Cross.

If you wish to contribute, you may visit her site at Society6.

Monday, October 12, 2009

new old 'do


new old 'do, originally uploaded by bonnebons.

my louise brooks-inspired bob... thanks to my friend Drea of Piandre

Friday, October 9, 2009

Bonne Feature


So flattered that wmn.ph featured my little project :)
click HERE


to kylie or not to kylie?

Kylie Minogue is hot hottie hot. And this is one of the reasons why I LOVE her.
I am assuming this outfit was Ziegfeld-inspired, worn by one of my fave 20's icons, Louise Brooks.

Which is why I am tempted to recreate this fab outfit for Halloween.
The head piece would be the major challenge in making this costume.
I don't know if I can do it. But I WANT to wear this!

Who wouldn't want to be draped in feathers?

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

fascinating china


fascinating china, originally uploaded by bonnebons.

Last month, a friend from China ordered 4 fascinators for Halloween.
Each fascinator was sewn by hand.

Monday, October 5, 2009

digitrax and a few feather follies

digitrax photo shoot 2

digitrax photo shoot 1
Digitrax sound studio photo shoot

Concept/Direction/Photoshop Editing:
Allen Umali

Styling:
Lesley T. Dimson

Hair & Make Up:
Shiela Gaba
Gay Santos

Fascinators & Feather Follies by:
Bonsai Fojas
Available at: bonnebons.multiply.com
Location: Manila Hotel
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