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Charles James, fashion’s forgotten genius

SWAN DRESS The length of this James signature creation was shortened to
show its versatility–it’s a cocktail dress/ball gown.

The 78 magnificent ball gowns and dresses by designer Charles James, fashion’s forgotten genius, are spotlighted in an exhibit at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. “Charles James: Beyond Fashion” runs until Aug. 8.

Posted: May 30th, 2014 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

Sexy was the new formal at Anna Wintour’s Met Gala Ball

LIU WEN in a Zac Posen teal blue six-ply taffeta ballroom number. AFP

Stylish nonconformists and rule breakers, led by the radiant Lupita Nyong’o, were the standouts at the annual Met Gala Ball hosted by Anna Wintour, arguably the Oscars night of the fashion industry.

Posted: May 9th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

Marcos grandson to wed beautiful Rocha scion

XANDRA Rocha and LuisMarcos- Araneta in the February issue of Hola! Philippines, with story written by Jose Mari Ugarte, photo by Pilar Tuason

The last weekend of this month will see the glorious wedding day of Xandra Rocha to Luis Marcos-Araneta to be solemnized in Ilocos.

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

Apples Aberin wears Ezra Santos

COUTURE IS BACK The drama of this micro-pleated charmeuse formal is on Apple’s bare back. Black and white pearls drape this high-necked shawl collared masterpiece by Ezra Santos.

Nothing beats a good intention. When I was tasked to produce an exclusive Inquirer Lifestyle shoot of Dubai-based couturier Ezra Santos, I knew exactly whom to tap to produce great fashion portraits.

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

Post-Oscar party frocks are safe but seductive

LUPITA Nyong’o switched from Prada’sNairobi-blue pleated dress into MiuMiu’s white sheath with green fringe. AP

For the post-Oscar party hosted by Vanity Fair’s Graydon Carter, the stars and celebs ditched their red-carpet formals and changed into less dramatic frocks, the better to enjoy the rest of the evening in more comfortable yet still sexy designer dresses.

Posted: March 7th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »