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Paul Cabral: Designer behind ‘best-dressed’ celebrities


Days before the State of the Nation Address last year, TV reporters had been camping out of designer Paul Cabral’s workshop, hoping to get sound bites about how he was going to dress up President Benigno Aquino and his sisters.

Posted: March 14th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

Fashion icon Pitoy Moreno celebrates birthday with family, friends in hospital

Birthday greeters are led by Moreno's bosom friend Celia Diaz-Laurel, her son Cocoy Laurel, Romy Vitug and Moreno sister Virgie Moreno.

Family and close friends celebrated the birthday of foremost Filipino designer Jose “Pitoy” Moreno Tuesday around his hospital bed.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Designing against the odds


One of the best life experiences for a young student is to get his parents’ approval for his career decisions. The secure feeling of having their 100-percent support can help one give his all to discover his talent.

Posted: November 29th, 2013 in 2BU | Read More »

Tribute show for Aureo Alonzo–a fashion legend ‘more a couturier than a designer’

AUREO Alonzo, center, thanks his guests while asking for the Blessed Virgin Mary’s intercession.

Colleagues and loyal clients of Aureo Alonzo recently staged a fashion show in honor of the veteran designer. Dubbed as a “Toast to the Prince of Philippine Haute Couture,” the dinner show at the Hyatt Hotel’s grand ballroom doubled as a fundraiser to help pay for the designer’s medical bills.

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

Filipino designer lands in Vogue


A young Filipino in New York has achieved one thing other fashion designers can only dream about: a feature in Vogue.

Posted: October 20th, 2013 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

So you want to be a fashion designer of the 21st century


Aside from attending the vocational classes at Slim’s or Madonna’s School of Fashion, I and most of my peers are also considered “self-taught” or “self-educated.”

Posted: October 18th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Fashion and Beauty,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Randy Ortiz reaffirms mastery of fashion design

VENUS Raj in a dreamy terno with appliqués and embroidery.

Randy Ortiz certainly knew how to put his age and experience to good use—he staged an impressive 100-piece fashion show Saturday night at The Peninsula Manila’s Rigodon ballroom.

Posted: October 4th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

The musical world of Kate Torralba

KATE playing at the legendary LA club Troubadour in January 2012

For years, every time we’d run into Kate Torralba, we’d pester her with the same question: “When? When is it coming out?” That day has finally arrived. Today, after five years of working on it in three different cities and four recording studios, Kate will launch her first album, aptly named “Long Overdue.”

Posted: September 28th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

Criselda Lontok knows what women want

THE FINALE; at right, Criselda’s new look–tunic over slim pants, the hard and soft of two opposing fabrics in a marriage made in couture heaven.

Celebrating 30 years in fashion design for Rustan’s, Criselda Lontok knows precisely how a woman of a certain age can wear figure-flattering, up-to-the-minute clothes.

Posted: August 11th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Boyfriend convicted in fashion designer’s death

Sylvia Cachay, mother of Sylvie Cachay, speaks to reporters outside State Supreme court in New York accompanied by her husband Antonio Cachay, right. AP

The playboy boyfriend of a fashion designer was convicted Thursday of strangling and drowning her in the bathtub of a U.S. hotel room after a tumultuous six-month relationship.

Posted: July 12th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Cannes is global shop window for fashion designers

Nicole Kidman FILE PHOTO

Nicole Kidman and “Amelie” star Audrey Tautou kicked off 12-days of red carpet fashion at the opening of the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday.

Posted: May 16th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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