- Cover: Nikita McElroy, Maxine Medina and Hye Won Jang
Photography: Raymund Isaac
Creative Direction: Renan Ramirez
Stylist: Charmaine Palermo assisted by John Rufo
Make up: Gery Penaso and Anton Patdu for MAC Cosmetics, Elaine Silva of BYS Cosmetics
Hair: Mark Familara assisted by Aloha Carvajal using Lynelle Hair Extensions
Category Archives: Circuit Training
Recently held at General store in Bonifacio High Street Central, Primer’s latest fashion fete was attended by the country’s fashion-forward stylists, celebrities, as well as friends from the media.
Carrying a well-curated selection of items from Primer’s premiere brand lineup, General boasts of fashionable and utilitarian pieces that are perfect for today’s stylish, modern man.
General’s unique Curatorship Program is meant to provide a better shopping atmosphere for the men wherein it taps distinguished individuals to design and conceptualize the look and feel of the store. For its first curator, journalist and popular “Sketching Backpacker”, Robert Alejandro gave them a hand in establishing the air of the store.
For his design inspiration for General, Robert shares, “I love the concept of the store – it is meant for older men like me. I am hoping the merchandise will also be for a person like me – I like classics instead of trendy stuff. I …
The Aria Special House Cocktails by Barmansmix were specially crafted by expert mixologist Tim Walters, who’s made a name for himself in Los Angeles and Manila with his uniquely tantalizing concoctions.
Bianca Elizalde hosted the intimate launch, welcoming guests to the affair and introducing Walters. The seasoned bartender crafted a serving of each of the five cocktails being sampled for the evening, demonstrating how each one is built while sharing a little about the drinks’ conceptions. Elizalde then opened the floor to the night’s main event, a tasting of the cocktails paired with some of Aria’s top dishes.
The meal opened with the Strawbasiltini, a clever mix of Skyy vodka, strawberry, basil and balsamic vinegar reduction, and a splash of balsamic vinegar for balance. The cocktail’s full-bodied flavor was complemented by a serving of Caprese – thick layers of buffalo mozzarella and tomato slices seasoned with extra virgin olive oil and oregano.…
Recently, Kasbah the Fort kicked off Sunset Sundays, a rejuvenating, laid-back version of a weekday night out, an ode to its Boracay roots and a fitting finale to a weekend. It featured an exquisite Moroccan buffet crafted (with sumptuous dishes to be changed weekly), personally supervised by owner Madonna English and Chef Zeki Fazlioglu, a souk-style bazaar, and cool, steady beats from DJs Abdel Aziz and Mark Zero a.k.a. El Ministro.
The highlight of the night was definitely Kasbah’s carefully thought-out Mediterranean buffet where guests feasted on: Mezzes, with 7 Layer Mediterranean Dip, Mussels harissa and crunchy Falafel; the signature dish of the night, Koshari, a Mediterranean version of paella, made with lentils and rice, topped off with spicy tomato sauce; Beetroot and Potato Salad with mint and spring onion; Sumac; Za’atar & Lemon Chicken; Roast Pork Belly with Apple Horseradish Relish; and a to-die-for Moussaka.
The buffet also included a …
Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) recently held the Smart Move party at the Opus Restaurant and Lounge in Resorts World, Manila. The event was an exclusive gathering for loyal clients and new subscribers that have moved up from their former mobile service providers and have embraced the telco’s mantra of ‘Living More’.
Hosts Marc Nelson and Sarah Meier welcomed guests to the evening’s festivities, and asked some of Smart’s charismatic celebrity ambassadors, such as the lovely Anne Curtis and the hilarious Ramon Bautista, to share what they love about being with the nation’s top network.
They were later joined by Smart’s Executive Vice President and Head of Wireless Consumer Division Noel Lorenzana, who talked about the origins of the award-winning “Live More” campaign of the company’s dependable, top-notch services powered by the Philippines’ first and only 100% super-charged mobile network.
“When you’re struggling with your wireless services – a missed call, a late message, slow Internet – you’re losing time that you can’t get back. You’re literally losing a part of your life,” Lorenzana explained.“Now when …
The intimate event was graced by numerous VIP guests from government and business sectors, media personalities and society figures. Guests were “wowed” by the well thought out elements that showcased what the Crimson brand is all about- Elegant, Alluring, Refined, Savvy and Playful.
Guest of Honor, Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez gave an inspiring message on the tourism industry. A ceremonial toast headed by Filinvest Group Founder, Mr. Andrew Gotianun Sr. and Mrs. Mercedes Gotianun; joined by Mr. Joseph and Mrs. Josephine Gotianun-Yap, CEO and President of Filinvest Development Corp. (FDC); Mr. Francis Gotianun, AVP- FDC Hotels Inc. and Mr. Robert Bormes, the hotel’s General Manager, was presented by the savvy event host Tessa Prieto-Valdez.
It was a night full of enjoyment, great food, drinks, and world-class entertainment top-billed by Tony award-wining star, Ms. Lea Salonga. The celebration continued at The Deck Bar where guests were treated to an impressive firework display. After-party …
Everyone was feeling the heat as Strip Ministry of Waxing and I Love Koi presented their exclusive collaboration collection at the Prive Style Series during the Shanghai Summer Orange Bikini Fashion Show. Guests were treated to a vision in orange in combination with a variety of swimsuit styles right in time for the coming months. Some of Manila’s most beautiful faces danced and swayed to the music on the catwalk while exhibiting the latest swimsuits to the cheers and applause of a very eager audience.
Unique details paired with flattering fits and a range of bright, delectable colors are staples of all things I Love Koi. Distinctive pieces commemorating Strip’s Shanghai Summer Orange wax were clearly visible on the runway, interspersed with past and present collections. Each style highlighted a strong focus on the latest in bathing suits, while displaying an ample amount of skin to flatter the female figure to full effect.
“The colors and cuts all tie-up neatly with summer,” says Lace Tan, co-owner of I Love Koi. “It takes a lot of …
Dessert lovers got a lavish treat recently when Magnum Ice Cream hosted an exclusive one-night performance of New York rapper, Azealia Banks. Serving up songs from her 1991 and Fantasea EPs highlights of the performance included Banks’ Harlem Shake remix, and hit singles Liqourice and 212.
Banks surprised everyone with an acapella version of Amy Winehouse’s Valerie proving that the sharp-tongued MC also possessed some vocal prowess. Although the set lasted a short 45 minutes it gave Manila’s young and hip a sampler of the MCs beats and sly rhymes which left the crowd dancing and wanting more.
There’s no stopping the heat and what a better way to enjoy fully the sun but to know the proper protection under its harsh rays. In line with this, Watsons has jumpstarted its hottest summer campaign together with its main partner, the Department of Tourism, called Sun Up to Sun Down held at the Sofitel Manila Seafloor Garden.Guests enjoyed a hand massage, manicure session and a poi dancing class right before the program started. Being the biggest beauty and wellness hub in the country, Watsons gave a glimpse of what it has in store for sun worshippers. Surely, everybody is anticipating on how they will fully enjoy their summer escapade with the proper sun care.
Pond’s, the pioneer in face care with over 160 years of developing exceptional skin solutions, strengthens its portfolio with the launch of the latest revolution in skin perfection from Pond’s—the NEW Pond’s BB+ Cream. This multi-tasking product marries expert skincare with healthy coverage, making Filipinas instantly spotless, forever radiant. It conceals spots straightaway while nourishing from underneath the surface to improve skin over time.
The Beginnings of The BB
The brainchild of German dermatologist Dr. Christine Schrammek in the 1950s, BB creams (also known as Blemish Balms or Beauty Balm Creams) were initially used to protect and provide natural, light coverage for the sensitive skin of patients who had just undergone laser treatment or surgery. More recently, South Korean actresses began using BB Cream, crediting their fair and flawless tone to it. With the increasing popularity of Korean dramas, it finds an ever-increasing fan base among beauty-savvy women across Asia.
Made For Multi-Tasking Filipinas
Even if the desire for flawless, even-toned skin is prevalent, only 15 percent of Filipinas actually use makeup. The other 85 …
A red hot Saturday night transpired at Mandarin Oriental, Manila’s Martinis for Passion: The Red Party. Held in partnership with Firma, Music&Wine, Belvedere Vodka and Stores Specialists, Inc., with music by DJs Elian Habayeb and Silverfilter, the event was a fiery sequel to the hotel bar’s famed circuit of Black and White parties.