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So ancient Balinese, yet so contemporary

John Hardy’s

Unlike most global jewelry brands, Bali-based American jewelry brand John Hardy sets itself apart from the competition by employing ancient Balinese techniques such as hammering, carving and even weaving strips of silver and gold, and combining them with more modern Western techniques and aesthetics.

Posted: October 31st, 2014 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Lloren proves why he’s different from the pack

KAYE Tiñga, Jojie Lloren, Tessa Prieto-Valdes

Guests who were aware of designer Jesus “Jojie” Lloren’s theme tried to guess the Filipino painters he was channeling in his 40-piece collection presented at the Red Cross Charity Gala last Saturday in Makati Shangri-La’s Rizal Ballroom.

Posted: October 24th, 2014 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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 »