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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 »

Top 10 trends seen at NY Fashion Week


Designers are prepared for the polar vortex that is freezing half the world right now. For F/W 2014-15, these clothes will keep you warm while making you look hot. Here are the trending images right off the runways.

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

Why Filipino design is making a splash on Hollywood red carpet

PARIS Hilton in a revealing nude and white embroidered number by Albert Andrada. This original creation landed Hilton to the Top 10 Best Dressed at the
recent Grammy Awards. AFP

At Sofitel Hotel’s Spiral last Jan. 30, Albert Andrada showed exactly how he conquered the Hollywood red carpet with a gown worn at the Grammy music awards by Paris Hilton who made it to the best-dressed list of top broadsheets from Boston to Great Britain.

Posted: February 14th, 2014 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

Black, white and red at the Globes

ARMANI PRIVÉ BEST Actress Cate Blanchett is consistently Best Dressed. AFP

You nailed it or were you an epic fail? Impolite social media wasted no time in answering that as the stars walked the red carpet of the Golden Globes last Monday.

Posted: January 16th, 2014 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

Salome Uy: Stylish working mom leads by example

WINTER SHIFT Navy cashmere sleeveless dress worn with winter-white patent
tote bag and bondage pumps

Always dressed in the latest designer duds, Salome Uy may be presumed to be a lady of luxury and leisure. That’s until you get to know her and find out she is the complete opposite of her biblical name.

Posted: December 13th, 2013 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

United in style for a cause

NICKY Martinez and Ellore Punzalan

Hours before the fundraising fashion event, “Filipino Para sa Filipino” at SM Aura’s Samsung Hall last Friday, we asked designers what touched them the most about “Yolanda.” Their answers were heartbreaking and personal. Some teared up.

Posted: December 6th, 2013 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

Red Charity Gala, by choice and by design


Trust Tessa Valdes and Kaye Tiñga to outdo themselves each year for their Annual Red Cross Ball, now renamed the Red Charity Gala. This dramatic and dynamic duo knows how to pickle a party with champagne, chocolates and high-fashion showstoppers, all for charitable causes. Each year’s edition is more glorious and rollicking than the last one.

Posted: October 25th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Fashion and Beauty,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Formal dressing is now DIY

SHEILA Ramos, Yvette Fernandez and Trina Alindogan

Not one but two. “Who are you wearing?” used to solicit a singular name of a top Manila designer when high society ladies glided down the red carpet. Now, all that has changed. The new rule in dressing formal is to mix two designer pieces.

Posted: October 25th, 2013 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

Silver show, golden fashion


Black was the starless sky from which raindrops fell like tiny diamonds, reflected in the headlights of the steady procession of SUVs turning onto the driveway of the Manila Peninsula Hotel. Out of these vehicles alighted a best-dressed crowd of movie stars, fashion icons, beauty queens, TV celebrities and private clients, all to attend a gala event.

Posted: October 11th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Fashion and Beauty,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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