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Tailored pieces, prints and colors–because ‘women are reluctant to wear something shiny to the office’

DESIGNER Xernan Orticio and
Elite Garments CEO Sheree

By constantly working with budding designers, this homegrown brand is able to regularly offer patrons something new, while teaching newbie collaborators valuable lessons in ready-to-wear.

Posted: October 17th, 2014 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Manila’s Hermès ball compares impressively with those abroad

MAZE splashed with reproductions of
Hermès’ classic and iconic scarves greets
guests at Silk Ball.

Mario Katigbak is no stranger to hosting big parties. In truth, his name has become associated with prestigious, much-copied events—from intimate cocktails to drop-dead-glam dinners—befitting the luxury brand he represents.

Posted: October 17th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Fashion and Beauty,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Newly married–and raring to start a family

EM, wearing amodern
Victorian-inspired lace
wedding gown by Veluz
Reyes, andMark during
their Catholic wedding
at the Church of St.
Teresa in Singapore

They have yet to discuss the number of kids they plan to have, but their priority as a newly married couple is to immediately start a family.

Posted: October 12th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle,Wedding | Read More »

Zero-percent interest for 36 months –this ladies’ card ups the ante

HSBC CEOWick Veloso with the bank’s officers and executives

The “shoppingera’s” best friend just got better with the relaunch two weeks ago of HSBC Red MasterCard at Rustan’s Makati.

Posted: October 10th, 2014 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

Jojie Lloren aims to wow his audience with minimalism, not bling


Designer Jesus “Jojie” Lloren is racing against time. With less than three weeks before the Red Charity Gala on Oct. 18 at Makati Shangri-La’s Rizal Ballroom, he still has 10 dresses to finish.

Posted: October 3rd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Fashion and Beauty,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »