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Elegy for Ana Alejandrino

ANABEL Alejandrino

I knew Ana Alejandrino only from a distance. So why has her passing bereaved me so? Because I’ve lost my chance to discover her radiant spirit as only an intimate can.

Posted: October 12th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Ode to Robin Williams (a eulogy of sorts)

Robin Williams. FILE PHOTO

“O Captain, my Captain,” Walt Whitman’s wise ol’ words
immortalized by Keating, “Carpe Diem” overheard.

Posted: August 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

The fashion world looks back on Lauren Bacall

This magazine cover image released by Hearst shows actress-model Lauren Bacall on the cover of the March 1943 issue of "Harper's Bazaar." (AP Photo/Hearst)

Lauren Bacall had one condition when the Fashion Institute of Technology wrote recently to ask if it could turn hundreds of personal garments she donated into an exhibition about her style.

Posted: August 14th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

He triumphed over Ferré and Gaultier, but died poor, alone

ALONZO flanked by models at the Manila Hilton’s "Vive La France” show, 1970

For the many who admired and respected eminent fashion designer Aureo Alonzo, the news of his passing on Monday—and his circumstances before his death—came as a shock.

Posted: July 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Poet Maya Angelou remembered at memorial service

Mourners leave Wait Chapel after a memorial service for poet and author Maya Angelou at Wait Chapel. at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C., Saturday, June 7, 2014. Former President Bill Clinton and Oprah Winfrey joined First Lady Michelle Obama at the service. AP

Maya Angelou liked to say that people will forget what you said or did in your life, but they will never forget how you made them feel. Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, first lady Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey said Saturday they were among the millions touched by Angelou’s wisdom when they needed help to rise.

Posted: June 8th, 2014 in Latest Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »