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Miss Universe: The democratization of everything


Odette Alcantara used to call me, with loving sarcasm, “Miss Universe” and I would retaliate by calling her “Miss World.” Little would I guess that I’d ever quarrel with such loving terms. And only because “universal” has come to mean “global.” And “globalization,” in the wrong sense of the word, as it is touted today, is a bad word. It is the standardization or popularization of everything that benefits the Western world. (Miss World’s world).

Posted: November 11th, 2012 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Pumped-up prints


Bold, patterned pants were all over the runways; now that they’ve hit the stores, aren’t you dying to get your hands on a pair?

Posted: November 8th, 2012 in 2BU,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Beauty and style trends for less than P500


Aside from having popping red lips and thick brows, there are other ways you can do to update your look without having to spend too much. Here are five fun trends that are easy to do.

Posted: August 24th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Fashion and Beauty,Featured Gallery,Headlines | Read More »

How to dress like a lady


Be a lady.” This is one of the important life lessons that mothers, grandmothers, teachers and most women of wisdom hope to pass on to the younger generations.

Posted: June 8th, 2012 in Columns,Fashion and Beauty | Read More »

Fashionistas snap up Kate Middleton’s Jimmy Choos


It’s not unusual for Jimmy Choo customers to come into the boutique clutching a magazine photo of a celebrity wearing one of its iconic heels, and demanding a pair in their size.

Posted: May 18th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Fashion and Beauty,Featured Gallery,Headlines | Read More »

Dress your man


Who says girls have more fun when it comes to dressing up? Ladies give their two cents’ worth on how guys—from brothers to boyfriends, even hot celebs like Derek Ramsay—can look spiffy for everything from laid-back casual weekends to elegant formal evenings. Even workwear gets a makeover with a few fashionable suggestions.

Posted: May 18th, 2012 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

How to make your fragrance last


I thought I knew a lot about fragrance until I listened in on the talk of international fragrance expert Arnaud Marolleau at the Prestige Brands event held at Café Romulo last April. Not only was the presentation entertaining, it was also very informative.

Posted: May 18th, 2012 in Columns,Fashion and Beauty | Read More »

The mature Filipina at her best


Women of a certain age are clothed in wisdom. Their maturity makes them comfortable in their own skin, making dressing up at best a no-brainer. Their taste in fashion has evolved intelligently, the style honed to a depth of quality and honesty. They own their own look.

Posted: November 27th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Holiday dressing made easy


As the holiday season enters, it’s certainly time to dress to impress. Of course, we ladies know that the best frock would be one that could be worn for various occasions rather than one that would get stuck in the closet next season. Adora hits two birds with one stone—fashion that stays stylish in and out of season—with a Holiday collection actually inspired by birds.

Posted: November 25th, 2011 in Editor's Pick,Fashion and Beauty,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

From clutches to satchels to totes–their favorite arm candy


Women probably can’t have enough bags, next to shoes. These days, bags not only serve as receptacles for carrying one’s essentials, but also as fashion accessories to complete one’s ensemble.

Posted: November 20th, 2011 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

The sexiest jeans women can buy

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There’s no escaping it: the most celebrated fashion staple is still jeans. Its style provenance is seen on the streets, on fashion runways and fashion magazines, with different interpretation––’70s-inspired flares, skinnies, cropped cuts, worn-ins. Let’s take a look at these ladies’ jeans style, and get quick and easy styling tips. Find out where they get [...]

Posted: July 29th, 2011 in Fashion and Beauty,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

  1. How Zsa Zsa Padilla found Conrad Onglao; Sharon Cuneta played Cupid
  2. Noli Yamsuan, Cardinal Sin’s ‘official’ photographer: ‘I could smell the aftershave lotion of the Pope’
  3. Palawan favorite getaway of show biz celebrities
  4. Fashionistas flock to designer’s wedding
  5. Joe de Venecia visits the Queen Mother of Cambodia
  6. President Quezon was born here–and so was Philippine surfing
  7. A tale of two Priscillas: my mother Prissy and Chona Recto Kasten
  8. This is not just a farm
  9. ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  10. Levine designs womenswear with help from fiancee
  1. Why is the lifestyle set now afraid to wear jewelry–before Kim Henares?
  2. Are your favorite malls open this Holy Week break?
  3. Sarah Geronimo and Matteo Giudicelli sing ‘All of Me’–and we all swoon
  4. How Vitamin B can be a remedy for ‘manhid’ and neuropathy
  5. 90 percent of Filipino households don’t practice proper toilet hygiene, sanitation
  6. ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  7. Boots Anson-Roa to wed in Eddie Baddeo
  8. Prince William fuels speculation of second royal baby
  9. Marcos grandson to wed beautiful Rocha scion
  10. This is not just a farm
  1. Mary Jean Lastimosa is new Miss Universe Philippines
  2. Did Angara ruin Pia Wurtzbach’s chances at Bb. Pilipinas?
  3. Dominique–Gretchen and Tonyboy Cojuangco’s daughter–now an endorser
  4. Manila in shock over model Helena Belmonte’s death
  5. Vinegar test helpful vs cervical cancer
  6. From Jeannie to mom of suicide victim
  7. San Vicente beaches hidden but not for long
  8. Borgy and Georgina are back; others are off–again
  9. Sen. Angara: I thought Pia Wurtzbach gave a good answer
  10. Why is the lifestyle set now afraid to wear jewelry–before Kim Henares?


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