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Madame Grès: The sculptress of fabric who influenced us

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ORIENTALISM

Grès was a French haute couture fashion house. Sometimes nicknamed the “Sphinx of Fashion,” Madame Grès (1903-1993) felt she was very much a sculptor and a fashion designer: “I wanted to become a sculptor. For me, working with stones or fabrics is the same thing.”

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Fashion and Beauty,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Patis Tesoro redefines Filipiniana for younger market

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TESORO calls her collection “recycled fashion,” now a global trend. This one a bolero pieced together from retaso or fabric scraps

Patis Pamintuan Tesoro has regular clients from as far as Singapore and the United States. Strangely, the one designer known for championing Filipiniana wear said nobody goes to her during the annual President’s State of the Nation Address, the one occasion politicians and their spouses embrace and splurge on traditional formal wear.

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Fashion and Beauty,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

‘Lechon kawali sa gata,’ ‘adobong hito’–historic Bistro Remedios marks milestone with new dishes

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LARRY J. Cruz and Lorna Cruz-Ambas at Bistro Remedios

Bistro Remedios opened in 1984 at the corner of Remedios and Adriatico Streets, the third of Larry Cruz’s bistros and the fifth of the LJC Group’s growing chain of restaurants.

Posted: August 28th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

‘Bibingka,’ ‘monay,’ ‘escandaloza’ and other curious names of Philippine baked goodies


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TEREN-TEREN of Los Filipinos Bakery in Iloilo

The bibingka set before me at Medina in Misamis Oriental, Mindanao, looked just like most Visayan bibingka I’ve seen.

Posted: August 28th, 2014 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Food,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Canadian design company redefines utilitarian style

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Philippe-Malouin

A long maple shoe wedge doubles as door stopper. An earthenware planter, with self-watering wick supplements the various cycles of the plant. A spice grinder, shaped like an oven knob, catches the residue of the pepper.

Posted: August 27th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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