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Tuesday, February 26, 2013


Hi Erzulliestas!

I’m Timmy Mariano. I am currently a 3rd year advertising student who wishes to pursue a career in the Plus-size fashion industry, one of the reasons why I took the opportunity to be Erzullie's Fashion Intern this summer! It is a prerequisite for us, to undergo 160 hours of Practicum with any approved company which that would helpful in our upcoming Thesis class.

The market for Plus-size women is only starting to grow and being a Plus size woman, trying to enter the fashion industry, makes it so much harder for me to "break in", so I need to know more about my future market to better understand this industry.

“My Fierce Experience” is about my step by step entry while trying to make it in this industry, from hour one to hour 160. I created this column to share my experiences to all Erzulliestas who also wish to enter the fashion industry and also (maybe) inspire other plus-size ladies to enter the same industry; May it be modeling, fashion designing or fashion merchandising.


My first duty as a fashion intern for Erzullie is being a receptionist at the SECRET SALE last February 16, 2013 at the Caffeccino Function Room in Eastwood City.

I know what most of you are thinking... RECEPTIONIST?! How’s that relevant to the fashion industry?

Well it may not sound as glamorous as the other jobs out there, but at least I got to start somewhere!
To tell you the truth, being a Receptionist is not that bad (but not in a way that I’m gonna change my career! Heck no, I’m in for the long run!). I actually enjoyed my job as a receptionist. I got to meet some really gorgeous plus size ladies and models that further inspired me to pursue this career. I also had the chance to talk to Ms. Aries and Ms. Berna who shared with me some of their past experiences in this Industry. The only down part is that I really didn’t see what was happening during the actual sale.

After this, I’m very much looking forward to my “next steps” in this industry; all I can say is.. BRING IT ON!

By the way, for those Erzulliestas who missed the Secret Sale event, Here’s what you missed.

10 percent off form the Holiday 2012 collection

50 percent off from Corporate and Resort 2012 collection

70 percent of on all collections from 2011 to 2010! And the biggest surprise of them all…

The CORPORATE 2013 collection was secretly released before it was publicly launched on March 1-3 at the Super Sale Bazaar at the World Trade Center.

Until the next blog post!



Speaking about the power of changing the world, here is one woman who is set to do so ---Timmy Mariano, our plus size fashion intern. Out of 15 applicants from various schools in the Metro, we chose her because of her sincere love for plus size fashion. We also heard that she's planning to delve in the world of fashion and we are definitely excited for that.

We decided to give her her own column here in our Erzullie blogs because we want to give you girls a more in depth view about our fashion line. Also, for those who are interested in having an internship with us, this may also be a nice preview of the things that you might do. We take our internships here seriously.

Anyway, her column will be up within the day and I hope that you girls love it!

You can also catch her in the Erzullie Corporate 2013 launching at the Supersale Bazaar, World Trade Center, Pasay City on March 1-3, 2013 (10am-9pm).




I have been blogging like a robot recently. I am afraid to actually ruffle some feathers (or so I thought) that is why I want to keep myself safe.

Not anymore. I want to empower some people today. Erzulliesta or not, I'm sure we can all use a boost this week.

"You can change the world."

I believe that there are no "small actions" in this world. Each and everyone of us will be doing things that will affect the people around us and with that, the rest of humanity. So open up your eyes and see how much power you have inside of you. You can change the world. You can shape your future.

You just have to start choosing you, instead of waiting for someone else to tell you --- "YOU'RE UP."

In the majority of the movies that I have watched, the hero or heroine of the story always gets dumb founded when a sudden magical or major being comes up to them and tell them of their potential --- of their destiny --- they laugh, cry, doubt or end in depression most of the time. They keep on asking, "I didn't ask for this to happen." as if they are the victim of the 'social lottery'.

To be honest, I have met some women who are also in the same dilemma. They feel that the situation they are in, they never chose, so it seems like society owes them to correct it for them.

That's not the case ladies, if you want change now, you have to do it yourself and start inside. CHOOSE YOURSELF. You are up. You  may not have chosen to be part of that situation you are in right now, but now you have the power to say whether or not you still want to be part of it.

You are meant to have a better life. You are meant to be treated better. You are meant to defend yourself. You are meant to be the boss. You are meant to do art. You are meant to be blogger. You are meant to be popular. You are meant to be (insert here whatever you want to be).

This is you and she's finally telling you --- 'YOU'RE UP'.

It's time to change the world for the better Erzulliesta and you are the perfect person for it. You just have to choose YOU.