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The fundamentals of accessorizing


You don’t need a whole new wardrobe to shake up your day-to-day looks. With the help of a few noteworthy accessories, you and your wardrobe will be the talk of the town in no time.

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

The new ‘It’ watch–affordable and customizable

STRAPS come in croc-embossed leather (in photo) and silicone rubber.

It’s not a heritage watch that’s lately gaining the attention of timepiece aficionados and the fashion-conscious, but one that they can customize according to their moods. In this case, more than a thousand ways.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

Throw on a kaftan for the ‘island life’

CEBU’S next designer to watch: 23-year-old Mia Arcenas

Supporting local has been the way to go for quite some time now, as Filipino designers are being given the credit they deserve, with many of them being noticed even internationally.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

Stylish and sexy accessories now at leather goods store

ALESSANDRA Facchinetti

Last April in Paris, I caught myself staring at an amazingly stylish woman who was wearing a white long-sleeve button-down shirt, pants that were synched on the ankle, the most amazing dove gray fringe heels, and a thick belt in the same material as the shoes. I had to ask my friend Ingrid Go who she was and she told me she was Tod’s new creative director Alessandra Facchinetti.

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

As luxury market slows, accessories lead the way

Models present creations by Jil Sander as part of the Milan fashion week Autumn/Winter 2014 collections on February 22, 2014. AFP

With sales in the global luxury sector starting to slow, Italian shoes and handbags stand out as powerful growth engines as the middle classes in emerging economies indulge the urge to accessorize.

Posted: February 23rd, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Fitness trackers are the latest arm candy

The sleeker Jawbone UP in onyx

Fitness trackers are not exactly new—perhaps the old-fashioned version of it is the pedometer, a device used to measure how many steps the wearer has walked on a particular day (remember the recommended 10,000 steps a day?).   Over the past few years, there have been efforts to make activity trackers look more like wearable [...]

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

Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, Paris Hilton–why they’re gaga over this Spanish jewelry house

PEACOCK-INSPIRED necklace and Aqua ring of white gold and diamonds

They were panthers, a stunning white gold pair studded with tiny diamonds, their miniature paws clinging to their owner’s earlobes.

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

What women want: Ultrasize watches!

THE PUMA logo and the number 3 are constant features in every Ultrasize watch. It also comes in cool colors such as blue green. PHOTOS BY ARNOLD ALMACEN

When it comes to lifestyle watches, people behind Puma Time believe there’s nowhere to go but big—from ladies’ watches with a standard 44-mm dial to unisex timepieces with an attention-grabbing 50-mm dial.

Posted: December 26th, 2013 in Fashion and Beauty,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Cristina Gomez–from magazine editor to accessories designer

Oval filigree clutch

Journalist Cristina Gomez, former social editor of Lifestyle Asia magazine, has set aside her passion for the written word to pursue another passion: designing statement jewelry pieces, bags and accessories.

Posted: December 20th, 2013 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

The right bags for fun, easy and enjoyable organizing

BUBBLEWRAP owner and designer Peachy Consing-Marasigan

Bag the perfect accessory with Bubblewrap, an online store that makes organizing more fun, easy and enjoyable. The mix consists of high-quality, original and locally made bags and bag organizers for every occasion.

Posted: December 20th, 2013 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

Bring on the holiday bling


The holiday season is here, and with it, celebrations and get-togethers left and right. Not only is it the season of giving; it is also the season for getting all glammed up.

Posted: December 20th, 2013 in 2BU | Read More »



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