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Global limelight

The debut of Fashion Philippines at Maison et Objet Paris 2016 brought the artisanship, craftsmanship, and skill of ten Filipino brands into the spotlight for five days at the Parc des Expositions. Fashion Philippines, a project of the Philippines’ Department of Trade and Industry - Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions, showcased a collection of accessories that focused on the theme of “Reimagined Traditions,” a tribute to Philippine tradition. International journalists and buyers were impressed with the unique pieces on display at the Philippine Pavilion. Designer (and sculptor) Michelline Syjuco’s twin displays, entitled Metamorphosis amazed everyone who passed by with its golden wings and hearts made of big gemstones. Syjuco’s collection of bracelets and bags, which referenced a Gothic inspiration, gained praise from even the most tenured fashion experts, including …

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Iconic staples

  In Calvin Klein Platinum Women’s, 80s punk and 90s attitudes are fused in subversive soft pale colors, punctuated by crisp black and white. Jacquard fabrics are bold and graphic. Styling is layered, with skinny knits or plush cashmere sweaters worn under dresses and separates alike. The Calvin Klein Platinum Accessories Fall 2016 collection for women is disruptive and experimental. The new series plays with the boundaries of duality. Minimalist shades are punctuated by a signature brush stroke print and amplified tones. The collision of elements continues in the silhouettes of supple leathers interposed by crisp contrasting edges and high-shine hardware. Unafraid to eschew traditional femininity, the pieces are awash in punches of jewel greens and blues. The elegant top handles and folds of Italian leather totes are offset by exaggerated chain links …

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Victorious Victoria

From music, fashion, and now, makeup, you can say that Victoria Beckham has done a lot of things, and has done them well. Her newest project, a collaboration with cosmetics giant Estée Lauder, technically isn’t her first introduction to the beauty business. She and soccer superstar husband, David Beckham, have a slew of best-selling fragrances under their belt. But Victoria is more than just Mrs. Beckham (oh, not that it’s a bad thing). This woman can hold her own. We first knew about her as “Posh Spice” from the original purveyors of girl power, the Spice Girls. She was criticized for her musical talent, and in 2008—when she added fashion designer to her title—she was also met with criticism for her artistic ability. But as we already know, Victoria has the last …

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WATCH: Visually impaired models strut the runway in Paris

An eye-opening spectacle closed out the recently held Paris Fashion Week: models defying their lack of sight to strut the runway. The models, either fully blind or partially sighted, donned elegant gowns on the catwalk, aided by a fishwire to guide them. The Blind Fashion Show was created by French-Algerian entrepreneur Myriam Chalek to empower women and, especially, educate people about visual impairment. “Many think being blind entails a complete dark vision which is far from reality. From retinitis pigmentosa to albinism, glaucoma or even diabetic retinopathy, blindness has a plethora of ‘styles’,” the show’s official website reads. It was the second time the Blind Fashion show was staged, with the first one during the New York Fashion Week in February. Chalek said she wanted to redefine standards of beauty by opening people’s minds and hearts, …

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The Manila Hotel showcases Wedding Essentials’ Tadhana 2016

On its 12th year anniversary, Wedding Essentials bridal magazine together with The Manila Hotel welcomed back friends, media partners, wedding suppliers, real-life couples, and soon-to-wed brides and grooms at the magnificent Fiesta Pavilion for “Tadhana 2016.” Last October 01, 2016, a bridal exhibit transpired featuring some of the best wedding suppliers in the country – event stylists Gideon Hermosa and Gina Galang, fashion designers Frederick Peralta and Jo Rubio, cakes of Penk Ching and Judy Uson, and invitation stylists Printsonalities and The Write Impression to name a few. The Manila Hotel has its own vignette which was lavishly decorated with fresh flowers, fine China porcelain and silverware. Last on, everyone was welcomed to the evening gala by Atty. Joey D. Lina, President of The Manila Hotel. The guests, garb in pastel colors …

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Gorgeous hair everyday is possible

Wouldn’t it be nice if you can get just-came-from-the-salon hair every day? Kerastase claims you can get beautiful hair (and a healthy scalp) by using one of the four variants of its re-launched Specifique hair treatment system. A “scalp profiler” will evaluate the hair of the client who then prescribes the appropriate Specifique treatment. Bain Prevention normalizes the scalp to prevent hair loss; Bain Vital calms, distresses and hydrates sensitive scalps; Bain Divalent purifies and nourishes the scalp to prevent oiliness, while Bain Anti-pelliculaire activates an anti-relapse action against dandruff. Included in the treatment system is the Masque Hydra-Apaisant which will give your crowning glory that moisture it needs. The final step is a leave-in treatment called Specifique Cures Intensive that will help revitalize the scalp and take away that discomfort or itchiness …

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Weaving dreams

A few years ago, we stumbled upon a precious little fashion, lifestyle, and fabric boutique in Cebu called Anthill Fabric Gallery. Anya Lim, Anthill’s co-founder and creative director, told us that by turning traditional hand-loomed fabrics into contemporary apparel, they aimed to provide sustainable livelihoods for local communities, preserve our culture, and encourage people to “wear your tribe with pride.” (Incidentally, Anthill actually stands for Alternative Nest and Trading/Training Hub for Indigenous Ingenious Little Livelihood Seekers.) With a passionate mission, a solid business plan, and uniquely Filipino, fashion-forward apparel, Anthill has grown into a successful social and cultural enterprise, as well as a cult favorite brand that is making it hip to wear Filipino weaves. If you’re one of their loyal Manila-based fans who have to order online to get your …

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Invincible beauty

I’m sure no one wants to look haggard by the middle of the day. With our humid weather, it’s a challenge to always look fresh. I received a question from @sarahdpaulino sent to my Instagram account and she asked me regarding a more specific kind of makeup: “Hi Jake, Most of the time, the makeup that I use doesn’t last the entire day. What long-lasting products do you advise me to use, especially for my eyes and lips?” It can be quite a challenge to truly achieve that long-lasting makeup. The quick fix is to retouch at least once a day, more if needed. I know that most women who devote their morning just to prepare themselves and have a full-on face before they head out; in order to maintain that look, …

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The Visionaries

Outsiders are spot on for equating Philippine fashion with fun, glamor, and beautiful, stylish people. But there’s certainly more to it than these rather limited and stereotypical impressions. Behind it is a thriving, multi-million-peso industry run by hardworking and competitive people who aren’t above forming cliques and rivalries. Such an unlikely scenario is simply fashion’s nature, as its practitioners seek to outdo and one-up each other in their desire to be the first, the original, and the best. It’s a friendly competition, yes, but it isn’t devoid of its fierce side. Images by Jun Arañas It was under this scenario that ideas man Keren Pascual and his collaborators thought of forming the Philippine Fashion Ball (PFB) six years ago. As ace stylist Noel Manapat, one of Pascual’s fellow organizers, puts it, PFB …

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Vaccarello goes hell for leather at Saint Laurent

Paris - Anthony Vaccarello made his name with unfeasibly small and sexy dresses, and in his hugely anticipated debut for Saint Laurent late Tuesday at Paris fashion week, the Belgian designer kept his nose clean and his skirts short. If the directors of the iconic French brand, whose profits had rocketed to record levels under Hedi Slimane, were worried his replacement might rip up the magic formula, they can rest easy. For Vaccarello has far from turned his back on Slimane's expensively grungy rock star chic. Instead he picked up the uber-bling 1980s-style power glamour of Slimane's parting show and honed it down in his own sleeker, sexier even blacker image. For once there were no slits to show off the thighs of the Belgian's leggy models -- the skirts were already too short. - …

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