How to make your special someone feel stylish as well as loved
Uniqlo His and Hers tees
Wear your heart literally on your sleeve, and dress alike as Uniqlo holds a three-day Valentine promo of its popular Supima cotton tees and Snoopy graphic tees. On Feb. 14-16, they’re selling for only P790 for two. Available at Uniqlo stores.
Loewe Year of the Wood Horse Amazona bag
The signature purse from the Spanish luxury leathergoods company has a special limited edition for the Year of the Wood Horse. It comes in bright red calfskin, considered a lucky color, with gold hardware. The padlock is shaped like a horse, naturally. If your lady is more the carefree, fun-loving type, she might go for the whip-stitched Flamenco version, the drawstring style in soft-as-a-baby’s-bottom napa leather, also in red, its tassels accented with horse-shaped hardware. Available only at Loewe in Rustan’s Shangri-La.
Lancôme Trésor Midnight Rose gift set
What woman won’t be pleased to receive a beloved scent, plus two of her favorite makeup items? For the day of hearts, Lancôme bundles a 30-ml bottle of the sensual fragrance Trésor Midnight Rose, plus a mini tube of Hypnose Drama mascara and mini Gloss in Love lip gloss. Available at Lancôme in Greenbelt 5 and at Rustan’s Makati, Alabang and Shangri-La.
Ralph Lauren scents of romance
For the man in your life, pick a bottle of Ralph Lauren’s latest cologne, Polo Red, in a fiery red bottle. The energizing, woody-spicy scent’s olfactory composition consists of grapefruit, red saffron, coffee and hot amber. Better yet, choose his and hers fragrances for the both of you, also from Ralph Lauren. The Big Pony Fragrance Collection each has four scents for men and for women, to correspond with individual personalities—for couples with similar and complementary tastes, or opposites attracted to each other. And no scent is more commemorative of love than Ralph Lauren’s Romance, which is marking its 15th anniversary with special limited-edition bottles. Available in top department stores.
Salvatore Ferragamo matching bracelets
Celebrate your love with a pair of Salvatore Ferragamo’s You & Me bracelets, multibraided leather with the brand’s iconic Gancino silver. The women’s style metal clasp comes in a double heart shape. It also comes with a heart charm. The bracelets come in red and black leather. Available at Salvatore Ferragamo in Greenbelt 4, Rustan’s Makati, Power Plant Mall, Rustan’s Tower, Rustan’s Cebu, Newport Mall and Alabang Town Center.
Aldo statement bags, or shoes to make her Valentine ‘blue’
Young mister, express your intention by giving your beloved a cute heart-shaped shoulder bag from Aldo, inscribed with words like “Be Mine,” or something just as quirky, like a perfume bottle-shaped clutch. If she loves shoes, you can’t go wrong with Aldo’s blue—yes, not pink or red—footwear selection, because for some, love doesn’t have to be so literal, does it? Available at Aldo boutiques.
Pedro ‘You’ve Got Me’ his and hers Valentine shoes
Go ahead, make your Valentine blue. Or red, whichever you fancy. Pedro’s Valentine collection of shoes and small leathergoods come in these two shades—his and hers loafers, as well as moccasins for him and wedge slingbacks for her. The collection also has leather portfolios with cardholders featuring digital heart details. Available at Pedro boutiques.
Louis Vuitton shoes
No fashionista would ever say no to a pair of heels from the Louis Vuitton Cruise 2014 collection. There’s the wedge pair called Liner that’s perfect for the summer, with golden heels with a hammered metal look. For your romantic dinner date, she might prefer the sexy stiletto sandals called Sunset, its golden cutouts a subtle interpretation of the LV Monogram. But if she’s the low-key, laid-back kind of girl, there’s the Crossing flat sandals, which is just as special with the unmistakable LV logo hot-stamped on the leather. Available at Louis Vuitton, Greenbelt 4, Makati City.
Hermés fragrances and watches
Whatever the occasion, you can never go wrong with a flacon of an Hermés fragrance. For her, there’s the iconic Kelly Caleche in its special bottle adorned with a padlock, just like a Kelly purse. Or, go for a unisex fragrance from Hermés’ premium Hermessence line. The latest in the 11-scent collection is Epice Marine, which evokes sea breeze and spices from an Indian souk. If money is no object, you could always spring for an Hermés timepiece.