Wear your luck

January 11, 2016

Posted by Manila Times, January 2, 2016

Ref: http://www.manilatimes.net/wear-your-luck/237372/


January 2016 forecast for every birth signs
Fuel your luck as soon as 2016 starts by grabbing these feng shui-approved clothing and accessories from Frigga Charmed Life, which is Marites Allen’s auspicious fashion brand.

“Just as feng shui is all about manipulating the environment to suit our aspirations, Frigga is all about knowing what to wear and why we should wear them. Whether it is dressing up to convince, to attract or to appear in control, Frigga fulfills the need to be stylish and auspicious at the same time,” shares Allen.

Shop your luck at www.frigga.uk.


Birth years: 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008

Forecast: Your wealth energies are doubled this month by the prosperity eight. You may truly hit the big time with a grand lottery win or a business bonanza! Strike while the iron is hot and go full speed ahead with whatever you are doing.

What to wear: frog bracelet or lucky coins symbol


Birth years: 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009

Forecast: Bounce back from a difficult month by hitting the ground running! Your luck is way up this month and time to reap the rewards from all your hard work and perseverance. Celebrate your returns on investment by being generous to all those who helped you achieve business growth.

What to wear: ‘floral coin’, ‘allies and friends’ or auspicious bag

Birth years: 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010

Forecast: Tigers roar this month with the doubling of heaven luck! In business, your people skills and relationship-building will pay off handsomely, someone may just repay a favor you generously gave them. Trust your instincts, too, there is little that can go wrong for you!

What to wear: mystic knot or ruyi symbols

Birth years: 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011

Forecast: It’s a great year end for you, with things looking way up! The Victory star brings success to you at work, and there may be a promotion in the works, too. Be bold in business, your great fortune will make things happen. Just have the courage to believe in yourself.

What to wear: ruyi, allies and friends or auspicious wallet

Birth years: 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012

Forecast: Take extra care of your health this month, there is a risk of falling sick. Don’t push too hard, falling ill will only get you behind schedule. Don’t try to make things happen this month as luch is not on your side.

What to wear: wulou or mystic knot symbols

Birth years: 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013

Forecast: Mind your health this month, illness can be a real concern, especially for the 26-year old snake. Best to take precautions. You will be lucky in business but you may need a trusted associate’s help as your enegies are not at their peak.

What to wear: wulou or lucky sheep symbols

Birth years: 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014

Forecast: Your personal safety is the most important thing this month! Take all precautions to avoid getting into physical danger. The best thing to do this month is consolidate and prepare for better times. You can implement when the stars shine on you soon.

What to wear: apple, rhino or mystic knot symbols

Birth years: 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015

Forecast: Winding up the Sheep year works wonders for the Sheep who will come out swinging till the last Sheep day of the year! Be an admirable multi-tasker at work, your energies allow you to take on many things at once. The key is to be systematic.

What to wear: mystic knot or sheep symbols

Birth years: 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016

Forecast: What a busy time for the Monkey! So many things happening in work and your personal life. Plan carefully so you get all things done. You are inspired to take that leap of faith by the promise of great success.

What to wear: mystic knot or affirmation symbol

Birth years: 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017

Forecast: The double five in your chart will slow things down but you’re tough and will ride out any storms. The workplace may produce some conflict, especially when people are up for the same position. Watch your alliances!

What to wear: five element pagoda or auspicious bag

Birth years: 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018

Forecast: It’s your month to take center stage! Your relationships will prosper and love looms. It’s also time for high romance for single Dogs. Someone may just come and sweep you off your feet!

What to wear: double happiness, auspicious flower or wealth symbols

Birth years: 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019

Forecast: Time to mingle and socialize! You are so in the mood for love this month, so turn on the charm! Indulge in romance but don’t be in a hurry to settle down.


What to wear: double happiness, mystic knot or allies and friends symbols

Frederick for Frigga

January 7, 2016

By Euden Valdez, Senior Staff Writer

Ref: http://www.manilatimes.net/frederick-for-frigga/238028/


Filipino designer collaborates with Marites Allen for auspicious 2016 fashion

Internationally-renowned and -awarded Filipino Designer Frederick Peralta is channeling his philosophy of positivism to Frigga, a brand of auspicious clothing and accessories by Filipina feng shui master Marites Allen.

The collaboration between these experts in their respective fields saw fruition on January 3 at Allen’s annual feng shui convention where she staged a fashion show to welcome Peralta’s creations. Presented were ready-to-wear attires carrying auspicious prints for the coming Year of the Fire Monkey, which commences on February 8.

At the launch, Allen expressed, “It is such an honor to be working with a very talented and passionate fashion designer like Frederick Peralta who has made outstanding contributions to the fashion industry. He has effectively captured the feel and the energy of the Frigga brand and introduced them into these new designs.”

With over three decades of experience, Peralta is the first Filipino to win the prestigious Grand Prix at the Internationale Creatures de Jeunes de Mode (Young International Designers Competition) in Paris in 1994. He is also the Philippine representative in the UNESCO-funded book High Fashion Around the World.


A day after the much-lauded feng shui affair, The Manila Times caught up with Peralta who shared his thoughts and feelings on working for Frigga.

First and foremost, he revealed that he personally believes in feng shui because he practices Science of the Mind and Matter (SOMM). He considers both practices quite similar.

“Because of SOMM, I always think of positivism in all aspects of designing. I do this because I want my clients not only to look good when they wear my clothes but also to feel good,” Peralta said, noting that this is what he is has channeled to Frigga.

The designer was also inspired by the fabrics Allen presented to him, which as he described “were breathing vibrant colors of red, blue, purple and green,” as well as bearing symbols of good luck via printed coins, wulou flowers, mystic knots and the double happiness sign.

“What I really love about these prints was that there was no hint of the color black. For me, these prints attract only good energies besides offering protection, good health, wealth, and happiness, among others,” Peralta enthused.

For her part, Allen, who is the first Filipina to be accredited by the International Feng Shui Association (IFSA), said in a statement, “You won’t see [these printed fabrics] anywhere because they have been exclusively made for Frigga by award-winning designers based in London.”

Investment dressing
Working around the feng shui-approved fabrics, Peralta decided to design “investment dressing” so that clients could maximize the clothes.

Asked to elaborate on the concept, he explained, “These clothes are timeless because the silhouettes are very wearable like the halter dresses and the pantsuits. Both the young and old can wear it, any time of the day and for any occasion too. Because the fabric is jersey, the clothes are also flexible so they could be packed easily, and also wash-and-wear.”

Because of these characteristics, Peralta added while the said collection is stylish, the pieces are also very practical.

Looking back, Peralta related how he and Allen found each other.

“It’s all thanks to our common friend Tessa Prieto Valdes who introduced us,” he revealed.

Immediately, Allen broached the idea of a collaboration, which Peralta easily agreed to.

He recalled, “I was elated. After all, she’s very credible in the world of feng shui. I am also honored to work with her because of her energy—good vibes lang [only]. Thankfully, she immediately fell in love with my designs when she saw them.”

It took the designer two months of preparation before his collection was previewed to the press in December, and finally, launched to the public in January. The clothes are now available at www.frigga.uk.

In parting, Peralta revealed that he has another collection for Frigga that is already in the works. Once ready, he promises it will be “bigger and better” as it will also carry lucky clothes and accessories for men as well as a wider range of sizes.

“We want to cater to all because everybody has the right to dress up with attitude,” concluded the designer.

Finding love in 2016

January 7, 2016

Posted by Ma. Stella F. Arnaldo

Ref: http://www.businessmirror.com.ph/finding-love-in-2016/


The Year of the Fire Monkey, which officially begins on February 8, will turn out to be a great year for women and their love prospects.

Feng shui expert Marites Allen tells me in a recent intervew, “Women will reign supreme over men in 2016, due to the presence of the Wealth Star 8. While women will be aggressive in career and business, they can also be a bit aggressive in the love and romance department.”


Of course, this being the 21st century, she adds with a laugh, “This is already happening now, right?”The Chinese zodiac sign luckiest in love in 2016 is the Rooster (1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005): “It has the love and romance star for the year.” Allen stresses: “When the energy moves every year, it visits a certain location which is occupied by a certain animal sign for the year. In 2016 it will be a good chance for the Rooster to start a relationship. If he or she is already in a relationship, then start a family, start having a new baby, get married or settle down—this is the year for you.”

She points out that actor and TV host Luis Manzano is a Rooster, and should, perhaps, consider proposing to, or marrying his girlfriend, actress Angel Locsin. “This will be a good idea,” Allen says, noting that Angel was born in the Year of the Ox (1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009), and is, thus, a great ally to the Rooster.”

But she quickly adds that “other animal signs, of course, will have chances of getting married depending on their monthly luck cycle.”

For Roosters like Manzano, the son of showbiz royal un-couple Vilma Santos and Edu Manzano, the best months to get married are February and November.

For those born under the years of the Dog

(1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018) and Boar (1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007), “January 2016 is a good month for love and marriage luck.”

Still, Allen believes “there will never be a single year that is a bad year to start something great in our lives. Each of the 12 animal signs will have their new moments on the best time to do all these fantastic events in their lives. Depending on the life chart of each person, there will be a time for these things to happen,” she emphasizes.

“Marriage, having a baby, or an engagement are all happy occasions in the family and are monumental events in our lives; thus, this can happen at any given year and is best done during the favorable periods in our lives.”

Allen, the only Filipina to be accredited a feng shui master by the International Feng Shui Association, lists down the relationship forecast for those born in the Year of the Monkey (1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016):

  • Monkey + Rat = Loving and supportive of each other
  • Monkey + Ox = Balance. A compromising pair.
  • Monkey + Tiger = A trying pair. Needs lots of patience.
  • Monkey +Rabbit= Balance. A compromising pair.
  • Monkey + Dragon = Fantastic pairing; brings more love and joy to each other.
  • Monkey + Snake = Balance. A compromising pair.
  • Monkey + Horse = Respectful and understanding of each other.

For specific relationship compatibilities per Chinese zodiac sign, you may get a copy of her horoscope books for 2016 at Frigga Charmed Life boutiques at major SM Malls, Glorietta 4, Serendra, and F1 Hotel.

The books also indicate the “favorable periods” of each animal sign.

Allen also refutes claims that those born under the same Chinese zodiac sign will likely not be compatible. She underscores that “the compatibility of the couple is best assessed using their complete date and time of birth, to check what set of elements the couple has in their charts.”

Overall, in the Year of the Fire Monkey, Allen says that “people will be more open-minded, caring and candid.”

She adds that despite the fiery atmosphere brought on by Fire Monkey, “optimism and happiness will prevail. While the year will bring about intense, heated arguments and misunderstandings, people will still be willing to compromise to resolve conflicts.”

Her other general relationship forecasts for 2016:

  • Challenges for those in leadership positions;
  • It will be difficult for leaders to govern due to the defiant, unruly behavior of their constituents;
  • Husbands will become very confrontational, hard to please, and defiant;
  • Patriarchs in 2016 will be very argumentative, short-fused, temperamental and hard to control;
  • Wives/matriarchs will reign supreme and be more powerful than their husbands/life partners; and
  • Despite disagreements among countries or even at a personal level, compromises will resolve difficult situations.

Allen also recently showcased her new clothing collection under her Frigga brand, with chic ensembles to help increase women’s luck in the new year.

Designed by the award-winning Frederick Peralta, the clothes were created using Allen’s own fabric designs depicting lucky symbols such as Auspicious Coins, Mystic Knot, Wu Lou and Double Happiness.

Using jersey stretch and chiffon stretch fabrics, the cuts are flowy and elegant in pantsuit style, simple slip dresses and halter tops. The pantsuits, for instance, are functional and practical, aside from being attractive; the wearer can use it “from the office to the airport,” Peralta says.

In a recent news conference to unveil the collection, Allen says: “It is such an honor to be working with a very talented and passionate fashion designer like Frederick Peralta, who has made outstanding contributions to the fashion industry. He has effectively captured the feel and the energy of the Frigga brand.”

Allen will also be going on a tour of several SM malls starting January 17 until February 8, to talk more about her feng shui forecasts for the Year of the Fire Monkey. For more details, check her web site at bit.ly/1RPZ2mi.

Happy New Year, dear readers. Let’s make 2016 an unforgettable and awesome year.

Frederick Peralta designs for FRIGGA Charmed Life

December 10, 2015

As posted in Salt and Pepper by Chit Tribiana

Ref: https://chitsblog.wordpress.com/2015/12/10/frederick-peralta-designs-for-frigga-charmed-life/


FRIGGA Charmed Life, a unique fashion brand that merges trendy designs with feng shui enhancements, has announced its latest innovation: a partnership with multi-awarded fashion designer Frederick Peralta.

In a media conference held on Monday, December 7 at the Marco Polo Hotel in Pasig City, FRIGGA Brand Ambassador Marites Allen and Peralta unveiled part of a 30-piece collection of ladies and men’s wear styled using five auspicious prints. “These prints carry the unique DNA that is the hallmark of FRIGGA. You won’t see them anywhere because they have been exclusively made for FRIGGA by award-winning designers,” says Ms. Allen, an international feng shui expert.

Frederick Peralta is a perfect choice as FRIGGA’s new fashion partner. He brings into the partnership over three decades of design experience highlighted by international recognition. He is the first Filipino to win the prestigious Grand Prix at the Internationale Creatures de Jeunes de Mode (Young International Designers Competition) held in Paris in 1994. He is also the Philippine representative in the UNESCO-funded book, “High Fashion Around the World.” Peralta describes his style as somewhere between minimalist and exuberance. The merging of this wide range and his distinctive style with the luck-enhancing qualities of the FRIGGA brand presents exciting and dynamic possibilities for the special niche of fashionistas who are feng shui aficionados at the same time.

“It is such an honor to be working with a very talented and passionate fashion designer like Frederick Peralta who has made outstanding contributions to the fashion industry. He has effectively captured the feel and the energy of the FRIGGA brand and introduced them into these new designs.”  Marites couldn’t hide her excitement in sharing their latest creations with FRIGGA customers here and abroad.

After the media preview, the limited-edition pieces will be formally presented at the 2016 Philippine Feng Shui Convention hosted by Ms. Allen and Marco Polo Hotel on January 3, 2016 in preparation for the Year of the Fire Monkey.

For more information on FRIGGA, please visit www.frigga.co.uk. To reserve a seat for the annual feng shui convention, please call 0920 9509390, 5560615, 4429113 or 8188858; or e-mail maritesallenevents@gmail.com.