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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!

Bloggers United STRIKES 3!

Third time’s the charm for the most anticipated fashion bloggers event in the country!

Bloggers United is staging their third bloggers bazaar this June 2 at the Grandview Events Place to once again gather Manila’s top fashion bloggers in one single venue outside of the World Wide Web. After holding two successful events last year, Bloggers United has easily become one of the most anticipated affairs for both fashion bloggers and readers in the metro.  More than just a bazaar, Bloggers United also partners with charitable groups to use and channel their influence in a positive manner.

Through the overwhelming power of social media and blogs in today’s generation, the previous Bloggers United events have successfully joined forces with top fashion bloggers like Laureen Uy, Camille Co, Kryz Uy and many more to inspire their followers and to raise funds for various beneficiaries,  namely KIDS Foundation and GMA Kapuso Foundation. This time around, the event will benefit Operation Smile Philippines.

The event gets better and better every time! To make Bloggers United 3 even more momentous, top Indonesian fashion blogger Anastasia Siantar of The Brown Platform will also be selling alongside Cebu fashion bloggers and our very own top celebrities Divine Lee & Sarah Meier.

So, if you love blog-reading and blog-hopping, Bloggers United is sure to be the perfect end-of-summer bazaar for you. Not only will you be able to bump elbows with your favorite bloggers at the event, but you will also be able to snag some of their own stylish statement pieces as they open their closets to sell to the public. Stay-up-to-date with the biggest gathering of bloggers by following us on Twitter (twitter.com/bloggers_united) and Facebook (facebook.com/bloggersunitedph), and bookmarking our official webpage (bloggersunited.org).

Bloggers United is in partnership with: 
Operation Smile
Globe Tattoo

Event is co-presented by:
Colgate
Hedgren
Jansport
Canon
Zalora
Raffles
Clear
Pond’s
Hotel Celeste

Official Media Partners:
ETC
Meg
Status Magazine
When in Manila
Gadgets Magazine

In cooperation with:
Kotex
Payless
Nail It
Fashionary
Pinkbox
Coca Cola
Lorys 

Special thanks:
The Closet Goddess
Le Plume
Asian Vogue
Bubbles

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

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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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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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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!

Bench launches Gutz N’ Glory

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The Mall of Asia was mobbed by fashion aficionados and fans to witness the launching of Bench’s new fragrance offering, Gutz N’ Glory by Richard Gutierrez. The show was meant to show Richard’s two sides, as Gutz N’ Glory fragrances has two distinct aroma as well. There was a fashion show as well to showcase Bench’s new offerings for the summer!

Bench Gutz N’ Glory deo colognes are now available in Bench boutique stores nationwide!

Photos by Paul Chuapoco

Bench Gutz N’ Glory

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Richard Gutierrez, most-sought after bachelor, collaborates with one of the country’s top clothing brand Bench, to form Gutz and Glory.

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In this picture, Richard Gutierrez reminds me of the always-sleek, always-fresh Mr. James Bond

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Richard Gutierrez and Bench go a long way back. He is one of the hottest endorsers for clothing and lifestyle retail giant and is one of the very first local celebrities who came out with a scent for Bench. The success of “Gutz & Glory” Eau De Toilette fragrance, which was launched 3 years ago, brought them back together to the drawing board and is proud to announce that “Gutz & Glory “is now available in deo cologne. The cologne version, just like the EDT fragrance, is designed to be a separate day-and-night scent. “Gutz & Glory” deo cologne lasts all day and is an effective protection against unwanted body odor.

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Richard designed “Gutz” as an airy and incredibly fresh scent, very light thus ideal for daytime use. It has whiffs of aromatic Fougere, a mixture of lavender as top note and base notes of oak moss and coumarin, as well as additional notes of spice and wood.

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For “Glory”, Richard decided to make the fragrance richer by adding amber and citrus with the aromatic Fougere. Glory shouts for adventure, thus more appropriate when stepping out come nighttime and when someone heads out to paint the town red. Richard’s “Gutz & Glory” deo cologne is an extension of his persona since he was involved in every aspect of the project development. He himself gave directions, selected the fragrance notes and packaging for the two scents.

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There is no stopping Richard Gutierrez as he soars to greater heights, whether on or off the screen, he would be giving 100% to achieve success with his guts to attain glory. Richard’s “Gutz & Glory” deo cologne is now available in all Bench stores nationwide and retails at P128.00.

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So wanna be like our local James Bond and snag the ladies with just a whiff of your scent? Gutz N’ Glory will do the snaggin’ for you.

Mister x Manila Launch at Greyone Social

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Carved from the mind, made straight into material, Mister brand puts a modernistic spin on classic men’s attire. The inherently stylish, San Francisco born designers engineer their garments to contain quality and comfort, with superior attention to detail and everlasting style.

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Largely manufacturing their clothing in San Francisco gives Mister brand the opportunity to not only enrich it’s community, but the capability to chaperon every garments construction from start to finish. Mister, made for all men, and for every wardrobe.

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Here in the Philippines, Mister is exclusively distributed by Greyone Social at Greenbelt 5. Along with brands like Vans, Hellz Bellz, Dissizit, and couple more of hip-hop-skater feel brands, the addition of Mister in the racks of Greyone Social adds an opposite but welcome complement. I particularly liked the minimalist and basic tees with a subtle diversion to prints. Also the reversible collar in the shirt is an interesting piece.

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A couple of accessories like this wooden bow is also part of the Mister collection at Greyone Social. I like how this is in collaboration with our local designers and manufacturers. Dee Jae Paeste, who designed the absolutely amazing pieces for Mister, is a proud supporter of Postura PH, also. Spot him wearing some indigenous tribal accessories below:

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I was in Greyone Social as well, so I took the chance to spot some items I think y’all would be interested to:

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These shoes are made from paper. But they don’t tear, and are water-proof! Civic Duty sneakers are definitely in my wish list!

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Vans shoes can be also bought in the store! My eyes are on the new high cuts!

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And several other graphic tees are available… You check Greyone Social’s Tumblr for more of these prints!

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One last hurrah for this post: shout out to Greyone Social’s fabulous owner, Ms. Rosario Herrera for personally showing me around, and introducing me to people. She has been a very accommodating host, and it has been a worthwhile trip to Greenbelt, which is a bit far from where I work and live. Well, that’s even aside from Mister’s beautiful collection!

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I thought I’d give ode to the Greyone vibe but I really don’t wanna go all hip-hop ’cause it’s not who I am. This Oxygen top (which fabric btw is perfect for the summer) helped me stick to my own style while deviating for a bit. Added love for this top: I got it for 30% off!!!

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Oxygen oversized long sleeve top, old pair of shorts, Reebok dunks

Tomato Green at Market! Market!

There are very few things aside from food and Muji that brings me to The Fort. If it isn’t an exhibit, show, or friends, it must be something I can’t find in the North.

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So before the payday weekend hit, I make sure to check out Tomato Green’s summer collection.

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I don’t wear short-sleeved shirts, because it’s either too small or lousy on me. But Tomato’s shirts fit well!

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This set is very me: shirt, cardigan, and maybe denim

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Aside from sneakers, they have boat shoes and loafers as well.

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Stereotyped shirt, Oxygen reversible jeans, Reebok high cut sneakers

This is my normal look, watch out for my Tomato look though – I never have thought I can look like that! Also, I hope they bring Tomato Green to their North branches!! :)