Tessa!By Tessa Prieto-Valdes
Like a kid in a candy store, I was eagerly awaiting September and now it’s here. September is the time I celebrate my annual life milestones. It’s hard to believe that a year has passed since my wonderful golden birthday bash in Balesin Island.
By Alex Y. Vergara
The heat is on, and it’s bound to get even hotter as Bench’s popular denim and underwear event featuring a new set of models draws closer.
Suyen Corp., responsible for bringing some of the top international brands to the Philippines, continues to add exciting global names to its successful retail brand, Bench. Among the new ones are Naked & Famous, See Concept, Rivieras, Eastland, Opening Ceremony and Swear London.
To get teens on the habit of wearing fragrance early on, Bench is relaunching its “I-Series” line. It has a new set of words for fun and passion to match the vibrance and individuality of today’s youth. I Choose, I Rock, I Sport and I Desire are the four scents in the Bench I-Series Body Spray collection for the young ones.
By Raoul J. Chee Kee
With his height, and lean but toned frame, Borgy Manotoc looks every inch the male model. Since his first runway show for Rhett Eala when he was only 15—half-sister Mavis M. Fuentebella is the designer’s good friend—Borgy has appeared on other runways but mostly for the popular apparel brand Bench.