The brain behind "Sentimental Handbags" -- Her own personal namesake women's accessory brand, Maricar Tuazon.
Tuazon stands tall in the face of change. After years of working in retail for a number of international brands, she left her post as a Merchandise Manager in order to pursue a lifelong passion for design in 2015. In 2016, she co-founded La Tou Tou -- a creative hub for Asian designers who value beauty and sustainability. La Tou Tou hosts and peddles ethically produced items that empower communities of women by providing a source of livelihood. Part-business and part-charity, La Tou Tou has given back to the Philippine community of funding a foundation for homeless children through its profits.
The burst of creativity did not, however, come as a big surprise. Tuazon has been sketching since the age of 4. Coming from a family with a rich history in the arts, she actually took an unexpected turn by pursuing Business degree instead of her initial course of interest, Fashion Design, during her university days. Although she strayed academically, her love for fashion remained. For her, it was never about runway shows or glamour --it was and continues to be about a feeling, an energy, a mode of expression.
A COLLECTION OF PIECES THAT REVOLVES AROUND THE THEMES
OF FEMININITY AND STRENGTH.
Championing unconventional shapes and interesting details, Maricar Tuazon's debut collection proves to be exciting despite the use of a predominantly neutral color palette. Revolving around the themes of Femininity and Strength, subtle hues are juxtaposed with strong silhouettes and sharp details. Snake skin accents and giant studded hardware grant exoticism, edge, and character to classic, wearable pieces.
MARICAR TUAZON SETS THE TONE FOR HER EPONYMOUS LINE
THROUGH THE CHIC JUXTAPOSITION AT THE CENTER OF THE BRAND'S
The first collection has a diverse set of pieces --- from the head turning ALIZ to the subtle yet striking MOPHIA --- in order to cater to women of different tastes and of different lifestyles. The collection aims to speak to women with a clear sense or personal style and identity, giving them a clear range of options to choose from. It's all about juxtaposition and balance ---about keeping things interesting without straying too far from fundamentals. The brand boasts of lavish materials and high-quality textiles. Using a mix of smooth genuine leather and genuine snake skin leather. Maricar Tuazon's inaugural collection is sheer luxury.