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‘Simple gowns’ expected at next week’s Sona


If you’re expecting a pomp-and-pageantry-less red carpet at the President’s State of the Nation Address (Sona) on Monday, owing to recent natural calamities and the country’s political climate, think again. As one fashion designer says, it’s just not the way Filipinos are.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Fashion and Beauty,Featured Gallery,Headlines | Read More »

Getting that beauty queen look

Long beaded dress, SM Fashion Forum

In beauty pageants, attractiveness and intelligence are given the spotlight, regardless of age and race. They are training grounds for social skills and self-discovery, although it’s a physically and emotionally draining process.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in 2BU,Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

H&M’s huge new store on Fifth Avenue is ‘like walking into an epic party’

WORLD’S largest H&M store. The storefront is decorated with Jeff Koons’ famed “Balloon Dog.”

In 2013 alone, Hennes & Mauritz (H&M), the world’s second-largest fashion retailer, opened 356 stores, showing its strong commitment to global expansion. The family-controlled Swedish enterprise seems to want to knock Zara off the top perch as the world’s biggest-selling clothing retailer.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in 2BU,Featured Gallery,Headlines | Read More »

Filipino accessory designers complete short course in Sheffield

LOOK of Style Awards finalists Neil Felipp, Adante Leyesa and Earl Gariando with Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) instructor Grace Horne, and Louise Williams and Rita Hwang, both from the Directorate of International Development for SHU

Last February, three lucky designers from the Philippines completed a five-day customized short course on accessories design at Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) in the United Kingdom. They had all excelled in the Look of Style Awards 2013, a competition launched by the British Council in partnership with Inquirer Lifestyle and Look magazine.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Fashion and Beauty,Featured Gallery,Headlines | Read More »

Snack brand celebrates 40th year

RHIAN Ramos scoops packs ofOishi Pillows for her snack bag.

Snacking has always been everyone’s guilty pleasure.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in 2BU,Headlines | Read More »