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Audrey N. Carpio
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Dear Younger Self
by Audrey N. Carpio - March 20, 2015 - 12:00am
Your youth was an exploration of identity. To your parents, it was a series of mistakes and bad choices.
Just a girl
by Audrey N. Carpio - October 17, 2014 - 12:00am
Before I gave birth, I swore that my daughter would not grow up Disney. We would not let ourselves get sucked into the princess industrial complex that manages to ensnare every little girl in its pink plastic m...
Wherever I may roam
by Audrey N. Carpio - April 11, 2014 - 12:00am
Instagram’s sole purpose is to make people envious of your meals, your outfits and your workouts, but most especially your holidays. You’ll hit the “like” jackpot if you manage to combine...
To the Vietnamese, #PHthankyou
by Audrey N. Carpio - February 28, 2014 - 12:00am
As the chopper curved along the coast, I could see the outline of a town already made familiar from many images seen before: satellite photos showing the devastating aftermath of a super typhoon that caused the ocean...
‘They’re human mash-ups’
by Audrey N. Carpio - January 24, 2014 - 12:00am
I was fixing something in the kitchen when I heard the TV announce a segment about the “Millennials.” It was CNN, and it was probably Richard Quest’s strange diction that made it sound like he himself...
Local weaves, light colors and loose shapes evoke summer
by Audrey N. Carpio - November 8, 2013 - 12:00am
To be honest, I don't really know how I'm supposed to judge fashion. Should the criteria be on wearability or unbridled creativity? On what the market wants, on what the market needs, or on what the market is able...
When YStyle was young
by Audrey N. Carpio - August 16, 2013 - 12:00am
Ten years of YStyle roughly equals 520 Wednesday nights spent at the Port Area, divided by a handful of women with very different approaches to fashion.
10 things you didn’t know about creativity
by Audrey N. Carpio - August 9, 2013 - 12:00am
Dr. Joe Adam Fry works for Google  you know, that tech company that comes up with seasonally appropriate logos on your browser’s homepage?
Runway success
by Audrey N. Carpio - June 28, 2013 - 12:00am
She’s the second eldest among a hustle of Herreras, barely a year younger than Teresa, the model-turned-art consultant for Solaire, followed by Rosario, editor of Status magazine and owner of Greyone Social,...
From lace to leather, metal to mesh, texture ruled at Magnum Luxewear
by Audrey N. Carpio - May 31, 2013 - 12:00am
The Philippine Fashion Week experience can be something akin to the gates of hell (sorry, MMDA) for those leery of the circus that travels with it.
Firebrand
by Audrey N. Carpio - April 5, 2013 - 12:00am
The year before she went full veg, Bianca Mabanta decided to go all out and then never look back.
Meet the man responsible for the retro eyewear trend
by Audrey N. Carpio - February 8, 2013 - 12:00am
Oliver Peoples arguably started the whole hipster-nerd eyewear trend, back in the ‘80s when the prevailing looks were super-futuristic and, well, ‘80s.
Gifts for the road-tripper
by Audrey N. Carpio - December 21, 2012 - 12:00am
You might consider anything longer than four hours in a moving vehicle as pure torture, but there are those who will choose the circuitous scenic route over the drab highway that shortcuts through the land anyt...
A farm enchanted by the spirit of social enterprise
by Audrey N. Carpio - October 12, 2012 - 12:00am
Spending a weekend at a “farm” is a pretty vogue thing to do for urbanites needing a detox fix, organic vegan cuisine and esoteric spa therapies.
In Puerto Princesa, reproductive health from the ground up
by Audrey N. Carpio - August 17, 2012 - 12:00am
The RH storm has temporarily abated, but expect it to intensify again in the coming weeks or months.
Preserving the oceans, one moisturizer at a time
by Audrey N. Carpio - July 20, 2012 - 12:00am
Recent events of the tragic and contentious kind have brought our attention to the oceans.
Philippine Fashion Week Report: Victorian gets modern with 3D florals and skulls
by Audrey N. Carpio - June 1, 2012 - 12:00am
Jerome Salaya Ang’s collections at past Fashion Weeks were always a treat because of how they stood out from the rest.
How the Bench presentation became a variety show
by Audrey N. Carpio - June 1, 2012 - 12:00am
The Bench/Rajo Laurel show on the closing night of Fashion Week had, in all honesty, left my mouth agape.
Om my God! Yoga and religion?
by Audrey N. Carpio - May 25, 2012 - 12:00am
Talking to experienced yoga teachers, I’ve come to expect certain things: they’re very relaxed with their bodies, they have a calm and focused way of talking, and they go directly to the deep stu...
Band of Brother: Joe Jonas goes solo
by Audrey N. Carpio - May 25, 2012 - 12:00am
Another tween idol comes of age in the spotlight, and all eyes are on the transformation from wholesome Disney product to daring musical artiste. Miley, Britney, Justin and their ilk all went through the process,...
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