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Hans Brumann, Arturo Luz, Impy Pilapil take ‘wearable art’ to another level

LUZ’S gold neckpiece with coils and corals

Jeweler Hans Brumann has an idiosyncratic approach to jewelry, treating it both as an accessory and an art.

Posted: August 13th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »

The new classic


We all think pearls are only to be worn by women who have reached a certain age or touchstone: stylish women who now prefer to dress nonchalantly but still up the ante with some quick accessorizing; those who have given birth or are marking a wedding anniversary milestone (in which pearls are a traditional present); or young ladies much like Grace Kelly, Kate Middleton and Carla Bruni who have found themselves at the right hand of kings and princes.

Posted: August 8th, 2014 in Columns,Fashion and Beauty | Read More »

Ushering a new world: Karat World unveils Gretchen Barretto as newest muse


It rained glitz and glamour last July 28 as Karat World, one of the leading jewelry brands in the country, unveiled Gretchen Barretto as its newest muse.

Posted: August 5th, 2014 in Fashion and Beauty,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Homegrown jewelry, Filipino designers –because ‘local is the new premium’

CELEBRATING balance that’s designed to appeal to leaders and achievers, Jinggoy Buensuceso opts for simplicity and linear details to produce “Equilibrium Collection.”

For Jose Benitez and wife Caryll Martinez of Denovo, “local is the new premium.” This belief, they say, sets apart their debut collections of “fast find” jewelry pieces from predictable pieces produced by more established foreign brands.

Posted: July 11th, 2014 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

‘Everyone can now own a piece of royalty’

PORCELAIN pug pendant made with gold-and-diamond collar beside a bigger pug figurine

Meissen may not ring a bell to most Filipinos, but the latest addition to Rustan’s growing list of luxury brands is world famous. It prides itself in many firsts, including an unconventional beginning and ownership.

Posted: July 9th, 2014 in Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »