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Jessica Sanchez is a #GlobalBenchsetter

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Got a chance to meet American Idol runner-up Jessica Sanchez last September, thanks to Bench who got the young Filipina onboard as one of its Global Benchsetters along with pop singer Maroon 5’s Adam Levine, and K-pop sensation Super Junior’s Siwon and Dong Hae.

It was stunnimg to see Jessica, especially a lot of Filipinos were big fans of her during while she was competing for the AI title. Add to that, that she is really so young and already making waves im the industry. It’s just a wow to meet her!

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Bench goes Korean cray cray!

WHOA. A moment there. Backlog alert. This was weeks ago, and if I say weeks, it’s been almost a month. I really should find time to write here, and…

…a disclaimer: I know… you’re new to the KPOP thing here in my blog. BUT try working at our office, they’re gonna make you appreciate it! Haha. AND THE FOLLOWING PICTURES WILL HAVE YOU SQUIRMING. And hope they speak fluent English.

Now to the juicy fun part. Introducing Super Junior’s Siwon and Donghae for fashion mogul Bench…

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So here’s Siwon. He’s the action-star-more-tough-looking of the two. I actually find him just okay (wow lang, feeling ganda lang) but undoubtedly he’s more sculpted than his Bench co-endorser. SEARCH. HIS. PHOTOS… only if you don’t believe me. Now onto the Korean apple of my eyes —

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I honestly swore that I won’t scream like a jej fangirl, but scream I did. Not like a jej one tho… Like a dying sorta wailing girl. WHO WON’T?! Donghae reminds me of this one crush who mare-zoned me. Haha!

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Donghae’s even cuter up close. Actually, they could be a couple. My friend from Singapore actually told me that it’s a popular fan-tasy. HAHA! Don’t get me started!!!

Hope I still find time to upload some photos from my camera (I know some of you are sick of the press release photos, sarreh. My lazy ass begs for your apology.)

P.S. Don’t we all hope they walk the runway for Bench’s underwear fashion show this SEPTEMBER. Imma die. Imma die a happy death, hihi

Daphne Osena-Paez collaborates with Bench Homescents

“I believe that home fragrances are just as important as personal scents,” she says. “It is the final touch in creating a well-dressed home.”

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I was a bit confused when I was invited to Bench and the venue was Dimensione and they mentioned a collab with Daphne Osena-Paez (which btw I am a big fan from her Urban Zone days!) And true enough it is something to do with HOME.

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Quoting Daphne…

“For as long as I could remember I always had room scents — whether it was candles, sprays, sachets or drawer liners. I want my home always smelling fresh and clean. I would tell these stories frequently on my blog Daphne.ph.”

The resulting trio reflects these sensibilities. “I wanted the fragrance line to reflect different moods. When I was creating this with the Bench team, I was imagining actual rooms. I took inspiration from food, travel and colors.”

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For as long as I can remember, homescents are the least of my concern when designing my home. After the afternoon tea with Daphne, I instantly appreciated the value of home fragrance – how it helps set the mood or change the mood, whichever is needed. AND MY FAMILY APPRECIATES AND LOVES IT TOO!

DSC_0016My friend Angel won the Daphne chair worth P15,000! UBER COOL!

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Aside from the home fragrance, Daphne also officially launched her chair collection! Each Daphne chair is carefully handmade by an award-winning, export-accredited furniture company. They are so cute but not to be fooled ’cause it’s masterfully engineered to last.

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Folded and Hung black tee, Mental long vest (from Mike Magallanes), Penshoppe leatherette pants, Thrifted military boots

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Daphne x Bench Homescents are available in three fragrances. Mint Jasmine Infusion is a mix of floral and mint, inspired by an outdoor kitchen in Tuscany. Homemade Lemon Tart is reminiscent of freshly-baked pie, a universal scent designed to appeal to all ages and lifestyles. Acres of Lavender, which aids in sleep, is woodsy, soothing and relaxing.

Daphne Home Scents retail at Php348.00 each and is available at Dimensione stores and selected Bench stores nationwide.

PhFW Holiday ’12: Michael Cinco & Rajo Laurel for Bench

Michael Cinco: Impalpable

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DSC_1011Reminds me of a French park in some french movie set in the 1920’s

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This season Bench went away from their usual fashion shows and decided to give us a show. Introducing the new celebrity-designer perfume line, dubbed as Impalpable by world-renown Filipino designer Michael Cinco. Bench and Cinco did not just put up a perfume launch, they also brought Cinco’s prized bridal gowns and America’s Next Top Models Dominique and Allison. SMX was in an uproar!

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And then ANTM’s Allison Harvard happened. ALL. HEARTS. STOPPED.

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DSC_1031And some boysssssssssssss. LOVEEEEEET!

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Rajo Laurel: Rajo Revolution

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Meanwhile, at the room next to Cinco’s jaw-dropping (figure out what made my jaw drop, it wasn’t so hard to see :P) show, was Rajo’s energetic take on launching yet another celebrity-designer perfume line called Rajo Uno and Rajo Dos. There were dance numbers, rockeoke, cheerdance face-off, and the celebs just went out to spend time with their fans. Enchong Dee was a crowd favorite… but it was also Rajo Laurel’s birthday celebration!

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DSC_1038a la Girls Gone Wild

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Congratulations and thanks to Bench for inviting me to their Fashion Week show! It was truly one of a kind, kudos!

UP NEXT: What happens after every PhFW show… hehehe

Bench launches Gutz N’ Glory

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IMG_8740Plain white v-neck tee, Paradigm Shift drop crotch shorts, Tomato mustard sneakers

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 1M for 1M

DSC_0729With Thysz and Mark at the Bench 1m for 1m press conference at M Cafe.

DSC_0730The (healthy) mouthwatering servings at M Cafe O____O

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We’ve all seen the power of social networks, but this time around, Bench harnesses its strength for a good cause, with its historic 1M for 1M campaign.

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Enlisting the help of its endorsers, Bench has drummed up a list of 15 foundations for the ultimate goal of endowing one of these charities with 1 million pesos.

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This includes World Vision for Sam Concepcion, Kris Lawrence and Anthony and David Semerad, K.I.D.S. Foundation for Diether Ocampo, YesPinoy Foundation for Dingdong Dantes, Ephesus, Home of the Abused Girls for Isabelle Daza, School for the Deaf for Iya Villania, C.R.I.B.S. for Jake Cuenca, White Cross for Janine Gutierrez, Mother of Mercy Home for the Elderly for Jason Francisco, Missionaries of Charity for Jessy Mendiola, National Children’s Hospital for John Prats, Philippine Orthopedic Center Auxiliary Board, Inc. for Jon Avila, CHILDHaus for Karylle, AGAPP for Kris Aquino, Childhope Asia for Lovi Poe, K.I.D.S. (Kapatid Iwas Droga sa Tulong ng Sports) for Lucy Torres Gomez, Philippine Red Cross for Paulo Avelino, and Cancer Warriors Foundation for Rocco Nacino.

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The promo begins January 2012. To join, users follow three simple steps. First, visit www.benchtm.com/1M41M and then log in via Twitter. If a user has no Twitter account, there will be a Twitter Sign Up button for him or her to sign up.

After this, follow @benchtm, by clicking on a button on the left side of the page. If the logged user is already following @benchtm, he/she will see a grayed out button.

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Finally, vote by clicking on options on a poll on the left hand side of the screen.

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Once you vote, there will be a button with which to send a TWEET saying “I follow @benchtm and voted for Celebrity Name for Charity Name via http://www.benchtm.com/1M41M #Bench1M41M.”

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Once @BenchTM reaches 100,000 followers, and for every additional 100,000 followers up to a ceiling of one million, Bench will endow the charity with the most votes, with 100,000 pesos. A total of 1 million pesos will be donated to charity, divided into 10 in order to help more institutions.

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_MG_1380bKamukha ko daw :P