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Cobonpue brings nature’s splendor to Japanese dining

AKIRA Makati transports diners to a magical corner of Japan during autumn, as envisioned by one of the country’s leading designers.

Taking inspiration from an imaginary forest clearing in some magical corner of Japan, leading designer Kenneth Cobonpue has shown again his brilliance in designing space with the opening of Akira Japanese restaurant in Makati.

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Hedi Slimane raids ‘youthquake’ to update Saint Laurent


Music, silhouettes and pop emblems from the 1950s and ’60s were among Hedi Slimane’s main sources of inspiration for Saint Laurent’s Fall-Winter ready-to-wear collection for men and women.

Posted: July 18th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Fashion and Beauty,Featured Gallery,Headlines | Read More »

Signature Amina Aranaz-Alunan: Rustic market bags made chic

BAG designer Amina Aranaz- Alunan, with several featured pieces in her La Boqueria collection, is going global.

Drawing inspiration from market scenes in Africa, Mexico, Spain and the Philippines, bag designer Amina Aranaz-Alunan recently launched her latest collection of totes, clutches and evening bags.

Posted: July 18th, 2014 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

Yves Saint Laurent on Aureo Alonzo: Here’s a man who knows his business

ALONZO’S wake at La Funeraria Paz in Sucat.  PHOTOS BY JILSON SECKLER TIU

He may have left behind countless beautiful gowns and dresses, but veteran fashion designer Aureo Alonzo didn’t produce even a single booklet to chronicle his long, illustrious career that spanned more than 50 years. It began in the late 1950s in a modest shop on Oroquieta Street in Sta. Cruz, Manila.

Posted: July 13th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Why Enchong Dee can dare to bare

ENCHONG Dee goes au naturel on soaps.

There’s a growing trend these days among local actors to go au naturel in front of the cameras. Thanks to technology, high-definition cameras are now capable of magnifying everything they capture, down to the tiniest pores of a person’s skin.

Posted: July 11th, 2014 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »