I always go back to the classics. We all do, though we’re not conscious of it. That’s why they’re called classics.
Classic surpasses time and always brings something fresh after trends capture our momentary attention.
And that’s why I was happy to learn about “Offerings,” Rustan’s’ Home collection honoring the work of artist Anita Magsaysay-Ho.
The pieces add a classic touch to your home. They make great objects for the holidays and as event gifts.
I recommend the three plates bearing art by Magsaysay-Ho when she lived in Tokyo, reproduced in a limited edition by Bernardaud.
Other pieces in the collection include artwork applied onto beautifully crafted boxes and drawings embroidered on cushion covers and napkins.
Add to your shopping list the Giclée reproductions of selected artwork on paper and the collection of Christmas and stationery cards, with images celebrating the Christmas season.
“Offerings” follows Anita’s belief that art should be available for everyone. It’s also part of “Rustan’s for the Arts,” which promotes the idea of making the works of Filipino artists a part of daily life.
Rustan’s has produced the Philippines’ “best of the best” collaborations. The first was with National Artist BenCab whose works were imprinted on home objects.
There were also collaborations with Al Perez and Paulina Luz Sotto, and one in honor of National Artist Fernando Amorsolo.
Part of the proceeds from the “Offerings” collection will be donated to the Anita-Magsaysay-Ho Foundation, which provides scholarships to deserving students and supports organizations promoting art and culture.
‘In the Pursuit of Dreams’
Speaking of classics, Hermès celebrated the 2019 theme “In the Pursuit of Dreams” on Nov. 18 with a crowd of Hermès lovers. Cocktails, fun shades and music enhanced the playful vibe.
Guests including Sen. Chiz Escudero and Heart Evangelista came in their best outfits. Women were seen with their Hermès bags.
It was exciting to see how an Hermès bag is interpreted and integrated into each look. Each was unique and showed the individuality of the owner.
Birkins in various sizes and colors were for those who loved the iconic silhouette.
I spotted a few of the Roulis mini bags, favored by those who want something different.
Other popular picks were the Jige Elan Clutch, as the affair required only your lipstick and your phone. Of course, there were also women with their trusty Kellys.
Men also wore their Hermès picks. Be it a belt or shoes, every man who knows good quality always knows the value it brings to any outfit.
Each person has a story about his or her Hermès: a memento from a trip, a reward for a work accomplishment, a gift from a loved one.
All of these ring true to the theme. With different dreams, Hermès is a companion that will help you turn it into a reality.