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October 5, 2017


Ever since I was in high school I’ve loved fans. At that time, not all classrooms had air-conditioning so it was important to have a fan handy in our uniform pocket. There is a theory out there, though, that using a fan isn’t really effective because you’re exerting more effort and using more energy and, therefore, not cooling yourself but making yourself hotter. Don’t really know whether or not that is true but I do know that I like the feeling of the cold air against my skin whenever I fan myself.

In high school I preferred smaller fans because I could easily slip them into my uniform pocket but these days, and with us already feeling the effects of climate change, I definitely always go for the bigger sized fans. My favorites for a long time were those traditional looking ones with the embroidered material and the etched wood, the kind you see in the Filipiniana section because they just looked really pretty to me. These days, however, Casa Mercedes is giving us a new appreciation for fans.

I absolutely love their quirky designs! They’ve taken iconic looks, faces and words and used it to add a cool twist to the traditional design of fans.

These fans are a statement piece and a lot of fun to use. Here’s a picture of my Mom enjoying the Mona Lisa fan (don’t mind the sales person at the back).

And they even have fans for men.

If you want to beat the heat and have a little fun, then this is definitely for you—but it likely won’t fit in your bag and it will surely not fit your pocket. To order, go to or watch out for them at select bazaars.



Photos from Goldee Luxe and Casa Mercedes

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