Sultry Summer by Ensembles

Summer is a time for whimsy getaways and of course, sun-kissed skin! Strut into summer, with a fun and flirty spirit! Ensembles Collection for Summer 2011 highlights very girly, bright and incredibly vibrant colors that will heighten the glowing effect of your fresh from the weekend tan.  Even if you tend to shy away from bright colors, these bold summer pieces are totally wearable and look great on every woman.

Sizzle on the beach with Ensembles’ exquisite array of bikinis, monokinis and cover ups.  The collection includes beautifully cut swimsuits that will make anyone look lean. It’s a high fashion statement with a dash of elegance. Plus, the bright-colored dresses are stunning! Toss off the cardigan and add some playful accessories and you're set for a summer evening on the beach side.

Right at the center of Ensembles’ Sultry Summer 2011 Campaign is the brand’s celebrity ambassador Carmina Villaroel. The lavishly feminine dresses from Ensembles, complement her gorgeous tan. 

We interviewed Carmina about her summer fashion and travel plans as well as her latest collaboration with Ensembles – Muñiz Shoes x Ensembles. Muñiz Shoes is a brand owned and created by Carmina Villaroel featuring her own design ideas in a variety of shoe styles: from classic pumps, trendy flats, to sultry-looking high heels.  Originally sold online, Carmina wanted to try out retail, thus the Ensembles Trinoma Mall pilot project. It became so successful, with more customers requesting for the shoes in other areas. Due to the high-demand, the shoes will now be available at Robinson’s Ermita and SM Megamall on March 18.

love the styling!

To know more about Carmina’s take on Ensembles’ Summer look and her new line of shoes see our interview below:
  1. What was the experience like for your photoshoot for Ensembles Summer 2011 Campaign? Are you enjoying your new tanned look?
As always, I had fun during the shoot. I always look forward to our photo shoots. I love working with my dream team- Mark Nicdao, Robbie P. and Pam Quinones. I love what Pam did to me for the summer look. Fab tan!  

  1. Since you have very fair skin, has it been hard to maintain your skin and keep it healthy-looking during summer?
Oh yes, I always take good care of my skin and try to have that sun-kissed look but with my skin tone, it can be difficult to maintain a tan. Back in high school, I attempted to get a tan when I went to Boracay but I failed. I just looked like a lobster. My skin turned red and got sun burned. 

  1. What are your thoughts on Ensembles Sultry Summer 2011 collection?
I’m a big fan of vibrant, bold colors! I love the entire collection. My super fave is the one-shouldered coral dress I wore during our shoot.

  1. What are your personal styles and favorite outfits during summer season?
During summer I love wearing shorts, comfy shirts, tank top, sun dress, flowing skirts, sandals and flip flops. 

  1. What are your summer plans for this year?
Hopefully, to go on vacation with my whole family either here to Cebu or Bohol or travel overseas.

  1. We keep getting good feedbacks on the Muñiz Shoes! How is it working with Ensembles for your Muñiz shoe line? And what was the experience like for you to personally visit each store to arrange the shoe display?
I was so thrilled when Ensembles agreed to put my shoes at their store. I was so excited to fix and arrange my shoes. It’s a dream come true for me to see my shoes finally at the mall. I'm thankful to those who bought my shoes already. My Ensembles family was so supportive of my business-Muñiz shoes. I appreciate all the help they have provided.

  1. Do you plan to make your shoes available to more Ensembles stores?
Yes. I will definitely make Muñiz shoes available to other Ensembles stores. Due to a lot of requests, we will also showcase them at Robinson’s Ermita and SM Megamall. 

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