Andi Manzano-Reyes And Coral Swimwear Threw The Chicest Summer Party For Moms And Kids
According to Metro.Style cover girl and mommy-of-two Andi Manzano, no—motherhood does not take away your femininity, attention for yourself, and the time to work on your impeccable style. It's totally untrue to believe that having children equates to giving up all the fun things you loved about beauty, fashion, and all things pretty, but rather, motherhood complements all of it and makes things doubly exciting!
Metro.Style cover girl Andi Manzano-Reyes with Coral Swimwear co-founders Margaux Alampay and Patricia Gonzalez
Think of it this way: instead of getting dolled up and shopping for just yourselves, moms, you can also go gaga over the adorable dresses, shirts, pants, jackets, shoes, and more made just for the little ones in your lives—swimsuits included!
Having kids around simply means that mom has pocket-sized, living dolls to enjoy dressing up and really, what kind of mommy doesn't enjoy seeing their tiny tots in picture-perfect outfits, some of which are even made to match theirs?
It's a feeling that Andi's fellow moms, friends, and entrepreneurs Patricia Gonzalez and Margaux Alampay share, and one that has given stylish Filipina moms something to look forward to: an Andi and Olivia Manzano mommy-and-me collaboration with their swimsuit brand, Coral Swimwear!
It's the second time that Andi—who is also the brand's muse—has worked with Patricia and Margaux. For this round, Andi came up with the #AndiOliviaXCoralSwimwear, a name that pays tribute to all her cute tandem OOTDs with her eldest daughter, four-year-old Olivia.
Considering mommies' beach and swimming needs during the brainstorming process for this collection, Andi decided on a total of six trendy, universally flattering, and versatile pieces.
Launching the collection in a Regina Santos-designed event that invited the metro's most hip and happening moms and kids together, Andi, Patricia, and Margaux welcomed the fun bunch for a day of socials, snacking, and of course, shopping!
There to enjoy the occasion were some of Coral Swimwear's biggest fans and mommy influencers like Mikaela Martinez, Kelly Misa, Bianca Santiago, Sam Lewis, Feliz Lucas, Aliza Apostol, Kat Maderazo, Mica Canto, Amber Folkman, Lucien Villaruz, Emm Sulit, and more.
While the grown-up guests enjoyed their first-time looks of the collection, kids were entertained by mobile artplay organizer One Hundred Ways and fueled by yummy treats from St. Louis. And with photos and videos taken care of by Delightful Little Darlings and Yara Macalindong, moms not only came home with awesome additions to their swim wardrobe, but memories that captured special moments, too.
Taking the time to appreciate how much they've gone as entrepreneurs and moms, Patricia shares, “We’re made to think that being a mom limits your independence and self-fulfillment. But we want to change this conversation because it was precisely by embracing these two things that has given us the most fulfillment as women!”
"Becoming wives and moms has made us better versions of ourselves. It has inspired us to give our best in everything we do and it has enabled us to make our dreams come true," adds Margaux.
It's a message they, and Andi, wish to send with their new collection; it's not only about looking great, but realizing that becoming a happy, fulfilled mama means more (not less) reasons to love life and enjoy all it has to offer!
Check out photos from the #AndiOliviaXCoralSwimwear collection launch below!
Shop the #AndiOliviaXCoralSwimwear collection online at www.coralswimwear.ph, at Retail Lab in Glorietta and Powerplant Mall, and Frankie General Store at SM Aura.