Category Archives: Design

PhFW Holiday ’12: Premiere B

Albert Andrada

11Gold and white really looks good together. I love also the clinical feel.

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13Details on lapels and pockets, very subtle.

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15Oriental and clinical

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17Can you imagine how intricately these dresses have been made?

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Bandoix Flores

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27The one in the middle is my favorite from the whole collection

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Butz Fuentes

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32These look very minimal and comfortable to wear. I like the white details.

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34Shoulder and collar details.

35Cutouts looks intricate, but is the least of my favorite.

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38The one on the left reminds me when Marc Jacobs wore a Commes des Garcons lace dress to the Met Gala.

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Ezra Santos

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42The menswear looks like dhoti kurta of the Indians. The lace details are a naughty addition.

43Metallics incorporated to dresses. And more lace numbers for the men.

44I’m not keen with the old rose color, but when combined with metallic details, it kinda works for me.

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47Shoulder details for both men and women

48…and headdresses!

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411From all the menswear, the one in the right is my favorite because of all the drape details.

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Kermit Tesoro

51Gold, black, and metals seemed to be the theme with the heelless shoes Tesoro has been known for.

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53Some of the pieces are still reminiscent of his Knights Templar – inspired menswear collection which he presented in Style Origins’ Mensweek

54But he takes it to another level – they’re not just shoes, they’re HOOVES *surreal!*

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56The brown heelless pair is so minimal!

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510And for the final two looks, Tesoro featured crab claw heelless shoes. I bet those models had a difficult time strutting those because they look so calculated while walking!

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And my Philippine Fashion Week coverage isn’t over yet! UP NEXT is Oxygen #EverydayJeans and their new fashion (and color) forward collection!

Stay tuned, guys!

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PhFW Holiday ’12: The Ramp – Crossings

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AND IT’S TIME FOR MY PHILIPPINE FASHION WEEK REVIEW! First show I saw this season, which also opened the whole week of fashion smorgasbord, is The Ramp – Crossings with Mixology.

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2I love the suspenders, and how that kid’s so dapper! Mixology is all about mixing these bold and subtle prints with color!

3Mix the pantone of the year (Tangerine) with these light and pastel colors, and end with a slightly bolder color  for shoes.

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6Ready for the holiday vacay?

7Patterns + Colors x Layers

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10Plaid seems to be having a come back this year

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12But neutrals are classics. Accentuate with colors and defining cuts

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14Gold/chrome/copper/metal tones + prints

15Florals and animal prints are still fighting fierce this season, as it has been for the past couple of.

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And to top it all off, the show had a very nice playlist! Wish they’d upload it… Congrats to the Ramp – Crossings team for a wonderful show! Special shout out to our friend Melvin Mojica who styled the prod!

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DSC_0572…and more bloggers!!! Lovelies :3

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DSC_0576PdP guests represent! We miss you there Jen Horn!

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Krista

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Nica

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Oxygen asymmetrical shirt, Guess raw denim pants, Thrifted military boots, Hipster (lol) specs from I Love You Store (Cubao X)

Pardon the oily face, took the train earlier before the show, lurks!

UP NEXT: Premiere B featuring Albert Andrada, Bandoix Flores, Butz Fuentes, Ezra Santos, and Kermit Tesoro

Civic Duty Launch Party

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DSC_0470Very inclined to Jerome Lorico’s present collection :)

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DSC_0472This is my favorite pair!

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DSC_0478Another favorite from the Bumgarners

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I love these Tyvec shoes by Civic Duty!

Ayala Style Origin: Mensweek @ Trinoma

In its first year, and the second Men’s Fashion Week in Asia after Singapore, Ayala Style Origin 2012 presents Mensweek to showcase our very own local menswear designers such as M Barretto and Norman Noriega.

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I love the boots with man-platforms!

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This jacket… I COVET!

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There is a certain eerie and spectacle, all at the same time, at the sight of M Barretto’s controlled and clean designs. At one look, it may seem a tad classic, what with polos, vests and coats; but the cuts that capitalize in silhouette and body frame seems to give it more character. Add to that the boots with platforms (I’m guessing by Bang Pineda) not just gives height but gives the whole look a glorifying finishing touch.

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M Barretto

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Do you notice the shredded part at the chest? It’s such a subtle and witty addition to the whole ensemble.

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If structure is M’s strength, then Norman’s on the lighter side. As some would say, it’s primeval and organic, I’d say it’s all about being free. Yes, the OS accessories have given it a yaba-daba-doo feel, but what I still see are cuts banking on silhouette – either strict to follow the body or loose, boxy and drapey to alter it. Whether it’s bedrock-ancient or 2020 couture, what we can sum up from all this is function without appearing lousy. Can you imagine wearing Norman’s comfy clothes and still manage to look edgy?

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Norman Noriega

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This Philippine Fashion Week, I am so glad that we have not just one show, but a whole week to celebrate menswear! If there’s one thing we could take pride is that Filipino designers are world-class.

Kudos to all the talented and promising designers in the Philippines!

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Enchong Dee

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Joseph Marco

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Ayala Style Origin: High Street Men’s Fashion @ Trinoma

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We now continue this Style Origin coverage with the Men’s High Street brands —

van heusen
Van Heusen. Corporate, sleek and clean.

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Swatch

izod
Izod. Nautical and cuffed. Perfect look for that weekend escape in some obscure island.

debenhams
Debenhams

Sperry
Sperry. I was over with the topsider fever, but you have to admit, it suits anything.

merrel
Merrel

topman
Topman. Stand out in the crowd with prints, bold and subtle.

mundo
Mundo (The Ramp). I am thrilled with the minimalist touch of monochrome in Mundo’s pieces.

maldita man
Maldita Man. Basics in excellent cut and muted tones.

celio + pedro
Celio + Pedro. When it calls for preppy, you know where to get ’em.

sassa jimenez
Sassa Jimenez. Summer = floral. And I like how it played with other colors.

joey samson
Joey Samson. Floral prints seems to be the theme in unique cuts

jerome lorico
Jerome Lorico. This isn’t your normal Summer collection, but I love the inspiration got from several indigenous tribes in the South and the use of knit in this collection (which is indigenously sourced also.) What sets it apart from other designs though is the drape styling and ornamental touches such as metallics and aztec patterns.

I really regret not going to the first one, but was really lucky to catch even just a glimpse of Jerome Lorico’s collection.

COMING UP NEXT: M Barretto and Norman Noriega shows their menswear collection at Style Origin 2012 at Trinoma!

Ayala Style Origin: High Street Fashion @ Trinoma

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Hi there y’all! That was a whirlwind half month that passed and that has left me with overwhelming backlogs. Anyway, I am back, and it’s fashion week already! What more exciting to start with but the Style Origin High Street fashion show by Ayala at Trinoma!

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The show was opened by composer-singer-rockstar Bamboo Manalac and he sang most of his all-time hits all throughout the show. I think it’s refreshing that rock music is being used in the runway HERE in the Philippines, ’cause surprisingly it works! Bamboo wooed the ladies like how Adam Levine did in the Victoria’s Secret show last year! The lady models must’ve missed a beat or two trying to concentrate between walking and looking at Bamboo :P

1The very summery pantone of the year is ever present

2Prints is still in vogue

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4Pair your favorite summer pieces (i.e., florals, pastels, nautical) with neutrals for cleaner look 

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6Achieve that summer tan and flaunt it over some of these pieces. And don’t forget that hat!

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10It’s very difficult to layer in this time of the year so look for outfits that can probably stand for itself or will do with accessories

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13Let sheer help your skin to breathe

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18Dress a la Summer in the Hamptons

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It was a fresh show of Summer-Spring collection of different high street brands, both local and abroad. There were about 20+ brands who participated in the High Street Fashion Show which are the following:

Human
Call It Spring
Kashieca
Charles & Keith
Bauhaus
Dorothy Perkins
Mango
Topshop
7 for All Mankind
Michael Antonio
Accessorize
Naturalizer
Details
Esprit
Maldita
Missy
Inches
XOXO
Promod
Chocolate
R.A.F.
Swatch
Geleia
Gap
Springfield
Zara

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DSC_0128I am loving Bamboo’s outfit palette!

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Thank you to Cariza who invited me over to Style Origin and to Jonard for coming with us! I really had a good time (and possibly a hard time computing how much more broke I will become after the smorgasbord of shopping possibilities! Haha!) UP NEXT: Men’s High Street and Menswear by M Barretto and Norman Noriega!

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Oxygen long drapey top and denim jeans, Memo belt, Thrifted military boots

ALSO, I got featured here!! Thanks to Style Origin and looking forward to the other shows, schedule below:

See you when I see you!

Fashion Week, anyone?

Outfits ready! Fashion Week mode is so on!
Walk, walk fashion baby, work it, move that bitch crazy!

See you there,
J

Philippine Fashion Week Holiday 2012

Fashion week is upon us once again! And it’s my favorite season of all time – Holiday (or Autumn/Winter in other countries where there are actual four seasons. Bitter. Haha!)

Here’s the schedule for all your favorite brands and designers who are showing their Holiday collections. I have a few invites already, and am sooooo excited to see all of ’em!

Wanna get hold of some tickets? Follow @moonleafteashop and @styleanywhere for their giveaways! Or you can just scour the internet your favorite brands and designers for giveaways!

So block the dates already, May 22 – 27 is Philippine Fashion Week Holiday 2012! Say hi when you see us, okay? See you all there!

P.S. I am posting this because I need to so badly remind myself to do the Mensweek photos and post it already! I couldn’t understand why last week was so tiring. But, there’s no reason to lax now.
P.S.S. Bah-hum-bug for backlogs.

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Was thinking of the same thing!!!
*now downloading Game of Thrones S02E06* 

Winter is coming (I hope so, izzo hawt here)

It’s not the camera

You know the saying that no matter what camera a true photographer wields, it will always deliver a message. No grain, no blur, no flare  can stop a photographer from expressing through an image.

And if photographers can wield cameras as light as this one from IKEA, oh trust me, they’ll be so glad!

Not to mention, this camera is design at its finest! I love how IKEA puts so much thought into aesthetic and functionality in everything!