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Cruise-Resort collection is for everyone


First, a bit of Fashion History 101. What is a Cruise-Resort collection? By choice and by design, the fashion industry tended to be impatient and anxious for two seasonal changes or shopping fixes (“retail therapy”).

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

Dior, Chanel show why and how haute couture survives


Raf Simons and Karl Lagerfeld, design directors at Dior and Chanel, respectively, showed how haute couture would figure in the new century. Pure and simply ravishing, their collections during the recent Paris Couture Week were forever young and modern in cut, shape and color.

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

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 »