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Patis Tesoro redefines Filipiniana for younger market

TESORO calls her collection “recycled fashion,” now a global trend. This one a bolero pieced together from retaso or fabric scraps

Patis Pamintuan Tesoro has regular clients from as far as Singapore and the United States. Strangely, the one designer known for championing Filipiniana wear said nobody goes to her during the annual President’s State of the Nation Address, the one occasion politicians and their spouses embrace and splurge on traditional formal wear.

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Fashion and Beauty,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Stylish hosts let the table talk

CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH by Dina Tantoco LENOX plates, Capodimonte porcelain and Dwell placemats

The table setting had that air of refinement: Casa Bugatti black-rimmed creamy white dinnerware, slender glassware by Schott Zwiesel, black-accented silver-stemmed candleholders, black napkins threaded into see-through acrylic napkin rings, silverware—all atop a chrome-legged clear glass table.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Make your own shoes–cool French sneakers at that

GETTING crafty with Craft MNL for Bensimon at Common Thread Power Plant Mall

What it does every year for its flagship brand Havaianas, the highly successful DIY event “MYOH (Make Your Own Havaianas),” Terry SA just did for French shoes Bensimon, at least for a day.

Posted: August 15th, 2014 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

One tablet, many users–each with a personalized account

THIS fourth-generation Galaxy Tab features both cosmetic and technical upgrades.

Families share laptops and home computers, so why not a tablet?

Posted: August 15th, 2014 in Fashion and Beauty,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Hermès to expand its boutique in Makati

TOOLS of the perfumer’s trade, at Hermès

Jean-Philippe Collin had good reason to feel upbeat at the Manila launch of Hermès’ latest fragrance. Even with poor sales across the luxury industry, the brand fared well in the first half of 2014, according to the French company’s Asia Pacific regional director.

Posted: August 8th, 2014 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »