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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.

swatch
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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DSC_0161I can’t emphasize MORE how Bamboo was a big PLUS to this show! Kudos!

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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!

Globe Lovebus ❤

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“Free rides! Yay!” Exactly my thought when I was invited to experience the pilot ride of the Globe Lovebus. It’s Globe’s way of giving back the love by letting all of us experience hassle-free (and you bet, MORE FUN!!!) riding, much like their newest prepaid promo *143#. 

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The Globe Lovebus traverses the busy road of EDSA, pit-stopping at your favorite malls in the Metro. The route starts from Trinoma and ends in MOA and vice versa. From a commuter perspective, this is really a relief, because getting a bus (and getting bored by all their movies) in EDSA is a pain in the ass. The long ride is no longer a problem too, since Globe gives you a one-of-a-kind bus ride experience with a number of in-ride activities like games with actual prizes (I see some eyes glimmer! *wink*)

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I’d ride the bus if it meant seeing Ed Westwick everyday. CHARAUGHT!

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So how does one gets in the Lovebus? Here’s some easy steps:

1. Register through Globe’s Facebook account.
2. Book your ride, along with your name, prepaid number, and some friends’ names (more utash more fun!)
3. Wait for a confirmation SMS to be sent to you mobile number.
4. Go to your scheduled ride, and show the SMS that acts as your ticket.
5. Hop on the bus, and enjoy the ride!!!

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But the fun doesn’t stop there, the Lovebus also has provincial legs in Batangas and La Union this coming Holy Week! Trips to the provinces will be on April 4 and 5, with return trips on April 8 and 9. And if you plan on visiting one of the recently announced top beaches in the world – Boracay, just show your Globe-powered mobile phone or Tattoo stick and ride the Globe Loveboat to and from Boracay island on April 13 – 15! Buses in Metro Manila will commence trips on April 10 and will run for an entire month from Monday to Saturday, 10am – 7pm.

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DSC_0137Lunch at Buffet 101 at the Seaside in SM Mall of Asia

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DSC_0135I’m on a diet. CHOS! The big slab of steak was on the second plate, haha!

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DSC_0141TJ kept us really entertained while riding the Lovebus

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And to keep you connected this summer, you don’t need to remember numbers, keywords, or codes. All you need to remember is *143# to avail of Globe’s latest prepaid promos! All promos are now centralized on this promo, so that it’s easier  and quicker to register for Globe promos. Like UNLIALLTRIO which gives you unlimited call, text, and surfing! When will this be available on postpaid? I need eeeeet so bad!

February Roundup

I’ve been a lazy blogger. Oh forgive me.
Here are some photos/stuff I should’ve blogged days ago, but I kept on going home late *hic* and/or was just too lazy. Just lazy. Errrr.
My #MarchWish is to be a more diligent blogger (haha!) and to freaking save some money.

Anyway, I digress!
Teehee!

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Post V-date with Coco and Frank

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This Spinach and Artichoke cheese dip is seriously clogging my arteries. SO GOOD! I’ll suggest though, if you can request to replace the toast with some more pita, do it. I miss eating at Cyma!! By far, is still the best Mediterranean place in Mega Manila!

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My staple order when having Greek at the middle of the day – Lamb Gyros with potato wedges. I really can’t say if the Gyro in Cyma shrunk, but I remember having bigger ones then. Nevertheless the taste still didn’t change. If only I can have this everyday… I’ll have a year only to live, haha! So sinful!

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DSC_0512Gandiz!!! Virginal!!! LOL!

Watched The Vow after… with all the hype and cheesiness going on. I didn’t know what to expect after watching it, but after knowing that it was based on a true story, I came to appreciate the story. I really haven’t moved on from One Day and we still watched a depressing love story. Oh, why do I do this to myself? *laughs very hard*

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DSC_0522Yuck, I look so fat here!!! And red!

This was the last V-date I had for that week. It was crazy though, I drank everyday, except for V-day itself because it was the busiest. Didn’t regret any of it though. Now, I let my liver rest.

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Thysz’s birthday!

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I love how the clouds were so perfect on Thysz’s birthday!!! You know my love for clouds… they kinda predict for me whether the day would be good or bad. Yeah, I’m weird like that.

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Fierce sisters!!!!!!!!!!

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 Words aren’t enough to express my gratitude and respect for Mama Thysz and how she really taught me so much for only a little time. Also for giving me a chance of a lifetime to work with her in the company in its infancy stage. Thank you Mama Thysz!!!

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Vincent Moon Night with Pate and Hanna

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It’s always fun hanging out with these two girls (feel ko kasing girl din ako, chos!) But seriously, it’s been months since I saw them, so I really really miss them! We went to Moon’s Take Away Show screening at Big Bad Wold (which really deserves to be visited again!) As promised, I’ll do a separate blog post on this wonderful, laid back event.

AND OH! It’s Hanna’s birthday today!!! Tweet @cotober and greet her!!!

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It’s MARCH already!!! It’s my favorite month. Huzzah for my birthday month! And in traditional Jonver fashion, I’ll be calling it __th of March. Also it used to be vacation month, but whatever happened to it — I feel so old not having summer vacations at all!

But I really want to get away, even for just a couple of days, if only I didn’t use up all my savings… again! I really need to save up godamnit.