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Styled like a man

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Franck Provost’s Laurent Hebert is a cut above the rest. He doesn’t really follow the “hottest” hair trend bandwagon, but prefers to stick to the classics, adding his personal touches. His creations still look current, yet are versatile enough to play around with and for experimenting with different looks.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in 2BU,Headlines | Read More »

A look for every mood

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EASY ONTHE LIPS Collect one favorite red shade and a series of nude shades, with a satin lip gloss. PHOTOGRAPHY RAYMOND CAUILAN

Korea is known for some of the best skincare and cosmetics in the world. When The Color Lab of LG Household & Health Care started VDL, their aim was to help the modern woman exude confidence and sophistication through makeup, skincare and other cosmetics.   With VDL’s wide range of beauty products, one can experiment [...]

Posted: January 31st, 2014 in Fashion and Beauty,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Elegance in the workplace

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Known for having sleek, clean, elegant but affordable designs, Hong Kong’s G2000 brand unveils its collection focusing on glamorized work wear.

Posted: November 15th, 2013 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

Racing bros

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BROTHERS Estefano and Milo Rivera in one of their races

Most young guys opt for basketball, football or swimming as their sport, but these brothers took an alternate route—literally. Brothers Milo and Estefano Rivera are just your typical teenagers, but once they get behind the wheel, they turn into men.

Posted: July 12th, 2013 in 2BU | Read More »

From swim goggles to SLRs

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FROM the popular “Final Fantasy” series, cosplayed by Jovi Farron

As swimmers get ready at the platform, the emcees ask them to take their positions, then you hear the starting shot. The swimmers plunge in.

Posted: May 24th, 2013 in 2BU | Read More »

Taking the plunge

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It has been more than a year since Marvin Conanan created his independent brand, Chief. It began as a vintage store and evolved into menswear design inspired by heritage and classic pieces, but with the current influences of music, film, culture and art.

Posted: May 10th, 2013 in 2BU | Read More »

250-year-old farm houses, beautiful gardens–Japan off-the-beaten path

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SNOW-COVERED Gassho-zukuri farmhouse

An hour’s plane ride from Narita, the city of Kanazawa was our first stop. Situated in the western part, facing the Sea of Japan, it doesn’t have the hustle and bustle of a big Japanese city. The sidewalks don’t teem with scurrying pedestrians. But it’s not a sleepy town either, for it has the amenities of a modern city.

Posted: April 13th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

Brotherhood refined: San Beda Alabang High School Pep Band

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The last high school batch of all-male students graduated from San Beda in Manila in 2005—marking the school’s transition to a coeducational institution, after more than a century of being exclusive to boys.

Posted: February 15th, 2013 in 2BU | Read More »

Color me red

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Some have a misconception that hair dye means going shocking blond. So, 2bU, with the help of Franck Provost’s Laurent Hebert, showcases hair hues that guys can experiment with; mahogany red, for example, a standout color when light hits it, but still subtle enough to blend with natural black.

Posted: February 1st, 2013 in 2BU | Read More »

‘I found myself falling in love with the culture of the Land of the Rising Sun’

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After the earthquake and tsunami hit the eastern coast of Japan in March 2011, the country didn’t just want to reconstruct; it wanted to improve.

Posted: January 11th, 2013 in 2BU | Read More »

The Beatles to a tee

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To our parents, these four guys were more than just designs on a shirt, they were a phenomenon whose influence is still felt today. Obviously, most of our readers (I’m still pertaining to those young at heart), were not yet around when the Beatles were all the rage, but the Fab Four, who were known simply by their first names—John, Paul, George and Ringo—are still very much around—on these shirts, for instance.

Posted: October 11th, 2012 in 2BU | Read More »

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