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Pia Wurtzbach recounts her ‘hagulgol’ backstage after the pageant

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THE CRUCIAL Q&A portion, with hosts Xian Lim and Anne Curtis, that could have ruined Pia Wurtzbach’s second attempt to finally win a Binibining Pilipinas crown. PHOTO BY RICHARD REYES

After losing in the Binibining Pilipinas pageant last Sunday, Pia Wurtzbach has now become the best person to follow her own advice. In an exclusive phone interview with Inquirer Lifestyle, Wurtzbach, 24, an ABS-CBN talent, admitted that she was still hurting two days after the setback.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

New mall can even arrange your wedding proposal

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INSTEAD of building another shoebox-like structure, developers behind Century City Mall resorted to creative uses of limited land to produce another lifestyle and architectural gem in Makati City.

Century Properties Group, the developer behind high-end residential towers Gramercy, Knightsbridge, Trump Tower and Milano Residences, didn’t let space limitations stop it from building perhaps one of the best shopping malls in the country.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

Francis Libiran goes futuristic

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MODELS in neoprene swimwear channel the future.

Designer Francis Libiran channeled the future to produce a 35-piece collection of neoprene swimwear, mesh skirts and sculptural dresses and separates to mark the opening of Century City Mall in Makati City two weeks ago.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

Eric Pineda designs costumes for period soap opera

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ANGEL Aquino as Rebecca Miravellez, and Cherie Gil as Miranda Hidalgo

As soap operas go, “Ikaw Lamang” has all the elements of a classic: rich girl meets poor boy; class wars; palatial homes; secret and forbidden love affairs; and enough confrontation scenes and cliffhangers to keep audiences glued every night.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

A wedding designer’s atelier done with Parisian flair

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DISINI’S finishing team share the space with her. Above left, foreign glossy magazines and a photograph mounted on a plate are set against the gray-and-white toile wall in the powder room.

Upon entering this designer’s atelier on the 19th floor of a Makati condominium, you immediately sense that its owner is a woman with refined taste acquired not from New York, but from Europe—where she actually studied fashion and bridal wear for several months a few years ago.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Live cell therapy–why it’s not about healing and performing miracles

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EDENKOBEN, a postcard-pretty town an hour’s drive south of Frankfurt, offers picturesque scenes of vineyards

It’s not only about adding years to life, but adding life to years.” This in essence sums up the philosophy behind Dr. Robert Janson-Müller’s practice as a general practitioner in Munich and as a specialist (one of a handful) in live cell therapy in Edenkoben, a picturesque, grape-producing town one hour south of Frankfurt.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Yes, it hurts

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CERTAIN competitors dismissMüller’s base of operations as a hotel,
but for all intents and purposes, the Luitpold Hotel is a hospital where
all 24 rooms are new and have the same size. A single suite is
available to patients with extra euros to spare.

Having gone through my fair share of injections and all sorts of painful hospital procedures while growing up, I’ve never been afraid of needles. That is, until recently.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Ariella Arida and Mutya Datul prepare for their farewell walk–and the possibilities beyond

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DATUL, Binibining Pilipinas Supranational 2013; ARIDA, Binibining Pilipinas Universe 2013

Dubbed as Binibining Pilipinas’ “golden girls” after they were crowned during the pageant’s 50th edition, last year’s batch of beauty queens constitutes one of the most successful groups of winners in the annual contest’s history.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

A Swarovski crystal-studded espresso maker on your kitchen counter?

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CLEMENTE Bugatti

You dress up in your favorite threads to express yourself. So why can’t you do the same for your kitchen appliances? More than a year after Clemente Bugatti personally launched his company’s line of premium Italian-made tableware, home accessories and small kitchen appliances exclusively at Rustan’s, the Italian from the town of Lumezzane was recently back in Manila to introduce Casa Bugatti’s “Individual” line of crystal-encrusted Diva espresso machines.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Headlines,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

A boot camp for beauty queens? You bet your sweet sequins it exists

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JOHN Cliff Dimaala, Jay Patao, Gio Flores, Rodgil Flores, George Garrido, Jerome Balute and Jan Kevin Geli of Kagandahang Flores strike a pose with Binibining Pilipinas hopefuls. JILSON SECKLER TIU

While Filipinos the world over waited with bated breath some time last November for Miss Universe hosts Thomas Roberts and Mel B. to announce the five finalists in Moscow, celebrated Filipino beauty queen maker Jonas Gaffud of Aces & Queens was running to the nearest men’s room of the huge Crocus City Hall, the event’s venue.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

War of the Aces and Flores?

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RODGIL Flores, head of Kagandahang Flores, does not reject beauty queen hopefuls since he believes that there’s beauty in every woman hungry enough to ask for his help. JILSON SECKLER TIU

Although Rodgil Flores and Jonas Gaffud, two of the country’s leading beauty queen makers, insist they’re “friends,” their respective supporters, including a number of current protégés, are threatening to tear that friendship apart.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

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