- 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: Features
Taking center stage during the event was the Mexx Metropolitan collection – an array of eye-catching apparel for women, men and children that fuses fashion-forward sensibilities with the demands of urban living.
“We are very proud to present our latest collection to our Philippine market,” states Peter Hammond, Senior Vice-President for Asia-Pacific of Mexx. “And I am confident that the Filipinos, with their fun and adventurous sense of style, will embrace the vibrant Mexx fashion.”
It is this same free-spirited approach in dressing that inspired the brand to form the MEXXicons comprised of Xandra Rocha, Marco Rodriguez, Marc Shulze and Nicole Andersson. Positive-thinkers, open-minded and confident, the fab four embody the Mexx brand philosophy of fusing creative energy in everything – from the way they approach their work, the way they interact with others, and, of course, to they way they dress up.
Confident, playful and inspiring, …
Heritage brand Lyle & Scott presents a selection of reinvented classics that perfectly captures its Scottish roots, better appealing to a more modern, style-savvy market through its Spring/Summer 2013 collection called Vintage Summer.
Launched recently at Imperial Ice Bar, Vintage Summer Collection’s key pieces include lightweight color blocked parkas, bold striped polos, flecked jacquard knits, and pastel marl sweatshirts – all showcasing fun twists on popular classics. Complementing these highly-wearable pieces is the brand’s Spring/Summer 2013 color palette that is very much reminiscent of the 80s like bold primary colors of Windsor Blue, Fern Green, Spectra Yellow and Red.
Truly, Lyle & Scott Offers more than just the usual collared shirts and other preppy basics befitting of the modern gentleman, it continues to tap into the more fashion forward sentiments of today’s more style conscious individuals.
For a refreshing take on classic streets, make sure to check out Lyle & Scott’s Vintage Summer collection available in General Bonifacio High Street, Bratpack Greenbelt 5, and Bratpack Alabang Town Center.
The Primer Group of Companies, Asia’s next …
Being one of the participants of the said event, SM Ladies’ Fashion will feature new vibe of styles as they go heavy on geometric patterns, jewel tones, summer bright, and New Floral – an array of multi-faceted prints in abstract, oriental, and canvas-like variations
“This year’s show celebrates womanhood and the different facets of the stylish woman,” says Charlene Yu-Banzal, Vice President for SM Ladies’ Fashion. “Our vision is to give our customers a wider berth of choices so they can better explore their style persona.”
SM Ladies’ Fashion wants to give the shoppers their clothing needs that requires a variety of style personalities and of course the material and design itself. It continues to elevate affordable ready-to-wear apparel with brand offerings that meld international fashion trends and consumer demand.
The show is segmented into various style tribes—Corporate, Ladies Who Lunch, Weekender, Party, and Resort. The …
As Ben Sherman opens its new concept store in the country, it also celebrates its 50th anniversary worldwide with a book that pays tribute to the evolution of British menswear and the youth-led movements that had influenced culture through fashion and music. Ben Sherman’s collections have always expressed dominant music and political era throughout world history.
Ben Sherman has always taken the best of the past, tailoring it into the new and unique to craft contemporary designs that breathe life to its every collection. The Summer 2013 pulls all the right strings by relying on classic tailoring and traditional technique, then weaving these into new silhouettes and jazz styling to create fresh artisan attire for the modern man.
Color has always intrigued Ben Sherman, and in this particular collection a color palette of peach tinted oranges, raspberry reds, warm blues, burnt gold and turquoise reflect the vibrancy of the season. Detils add character to the clothes and highlight the brand’s commitment to its craftsmanship — sculpted hems, engineered features, new collar shapes and woodcut paisley …
Imagine being a member of a group of young vocally gifted performers who are comfortably seated on stage in a semi-circle formation without a conductor while rendering a variety of classical or modern songs for 5 decades, wowing both local and foreign audiences. In the case of the Philippine Madrigal Singers (fondly called the MADz), performing with such a unique style may seem like a second skin for them.
Founded in 1963 by National Artist for Music Professor Andrea O. Veneracion, the MADz is one of the world’s most awarded groups, a consistent winner of all the top prizes in prestigious international choral competitions.
The Philippine Madrigal Singers is the first choir in the world to win twice in the European Grand Prix for Choral Singing in 1997 and 2007. Composed of students, faculty and alumni from the different colleges of the University of the Philippines, the ensemble performs a wide repertoire of various styles and forms such as renaissance music, classical music, Filipino and international folksongs, contemporary and avant-garde music, opera and even popular …
Putting in mind the need of many urban dwellers to enjoy these three things within the comforts of their own community, The Village Sports Club in Parañaque City offers a venue where members can do business, stay healthy, and unwind. Located in BF Homes Parañaque, VSC offers a complete line of facilities and wide array of activities that cater to a busy and healthy lifestyle.
At The Village Sports Club, members get to enjoy the convenience of mixing business with pleasure. With the establishment of a business center, those who want to conduct business while relaxing can do so with the latest business tools, like an interactive projector and LED screens, at their disposal.
For those who want respite after a long day of work, VSC’s Zenith Wellness Center is more than just a place to indulge in holistic spa treatments. Here, members can indulge in a full line of facilities from a …
The Quorum Group of Companies, responsible for the country’s premier sports retail stores Toby’s Sports, RUNNR and urbanAthletics is once again breaking new ground in the retail front with the launch of MOVE—the fitness lifestyle store.
Located at the heart of Bonifacio Global City, deemed by many locals as the burgeoning Mecca of fitness, MOVE guarantees its customers a new shopping experience that will help them become fitter, healthier, and happier with its multifaceted approach to fitness.
Aristotle once wrote, “Life is a Movement”. This same quote inspired president Toby Claudio to find himself with a burning desire to change lives by simply getting people to move to stay fit. To do that, MOVE fitness lifestyle store offers its customers a goal-based approach called the MOVE BODY PROJECT.
The Move Body Project starts off with a free full-body composition analysis using a state-of-the-art machine previously available only in hospitals. Then MOVE’s fitness consultants assist customers in identifying their state of health and help them mark their starting poin. Following the analysis, MOVE then aids the …
Nuestra Primera, our first.
BESO had taken inspiration from Spanish culture and festivities to mark its First Year Anniversary. BESO had brought the famous GastroFestival vibe for lovers of Spanish Cuisine in Manila last April 30, 2013.
Guests were served a special 3-course dinner prepared by Chef Carlo Miguel with a spread of new tapas as well as Beso’s top-seller mains and desserts complimented by Calamansi Sangria, the perfect twist to the regular Sangria.
DJ Patch got the party started spinning authentic Latin house music followed by a special live performance from Flamenco dancers with the percussions of Bacolod-based group Gruppo Tribale.
All throughout the night, guests were treated with Camus cocktails Highball, Sidecar, and In Between, plus a selection of Russian Standard cocktails Moscow Mule, Caipiroska, and Cosmopolitan.
Manila’s influential party vibe infused with the Spanish customs in festivities took the guests to the ultimate GastroFestival experience as BESO Cucina Vinoteka celebrated …
Another round of weekend events coming at you. So what’s happening around the metro? Choose your gig:
1. Manila Speed Show: May 4-5 at Quirino Grands Stand and MOA Grounds
Time to get a glimpse of a true Formula One racing. The famed Lotus F1 team is bringing three F1 cars in the country and Marlong Stockinger, our lone bet for F1, gets to drive one of them. If you’re in for speed and adrenaline, this one’s for you. Happening on May 4 (9am-12nn; 2-5pm) and May 5 (1-6pm) at Quirino Grand Stand and Mall of Asia Grounds. Visit https://www.facebook.com/themanilaspeedshow for more info.
2. Free Comic Book Day Philippines: May 4 at participating stores
Who doesn’t enjoy reading comics? Admit, at least once in your life you have been immersed in reading one. From Marvel to Peanuts, comics have been the ultimate form of entertainment before computers and gaming consoles took the stage. Free Comic Book Day is a worldwide annual event happening every first Saturday of May. Major bookstores in the country are participating, …