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Monique Lhuillier goes Goth romantic

Fashioning skulls and cobweb prints into a provocative and romantic collection. PHOTO BY ELTON LUGAY

The “dark side” of Monique Lhuillier couldn’t be more evident in her Fall 2014 collection. Imagine romance in hues of blacks and grays, skull prints and vinyl coats and you have a collection that evokes futuristic drama.

Posted: February 12th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Natori reinterprets Russian opulence in Fall 2014 collection

Ornate yet wearable. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Elton Lugay

It was a soaking wet Wednesday when fashion mogul Josie Natori unveiled her Fall 2014 collection to usher in New York Fashion Week.

Posted: February 8th, 2014 in Fashion and Beauty,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Monique Lhuillier goes off-the-rack for the bride who wants a City Hall matrimony

PHOTOS by Elton Lugay

New York is celebrating International Bridal Week this week and designer Monique Lhuillier has something for every type of bride, including one who wants to wed in City Hall.

Posted: April 23rd, 2013 in Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Janine Tugonon: beauty, grace and brains

Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo of the USA and her court. Photo by Elton Lugay

To many Filipino pageant watchers, Miss Philippines Janine Tugonon was the complete package: Beauty, grace and smarts. She was – but, of course — the Filipino favorite from the beginning. And when she answered her final interview, many had thought she nailed it.

Posted: December 22nd, 2012 in Fashion and Beauty,Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Water everywhere at Monique Lhuillier’s collection


Cebu jeweler Amparito Lhuillier watched proudly as her daughter Monique’s water-inspired collection passed as if in a carousel before her eyes.

Posted: September 13th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »