Bea Ledesma
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How to win at Christmas
by Bea Ledesma - December 13, 2013 - 12:00am
Consider the holidays one long food marathon. Between guzzling drinks and mainlining sugar products at cocktail parties, spend the holidays in classic seasonal attire: ‘80s-inspired knits, winter whites and...
7 most impolite gifts you can give
by Bea Ledesma - December 6, 2013 - 12:00am
The secret to gift giving? Don’t give presents that make you look like an a**hole
Ria Bolivar and Venus Raj take the short cut
by Bea Ledesma - November 1, 2013 - 12:00am
In model world, Ria Bolivar is practically a grandmother. Her hair hangs to her waist, her skinny frame garbed in a coat over short shorts.
Putting comfort food on the map
by Bea Ledesma - October 24, 2013 - 12:00am
At Kettle it’s not about breaking new ground or flouting rules, but sending out food that leaves you happy and content.
Some tasty fried food with your beer? Welcome to Prost
by Bea Ledesma - September 26, 2013 - 12:00am
At Prost, German for ‘beer,’ restaurateurs Dom Hernandez and Mark von Grabowski created a casual eatery that embraces the thirsty diner with warm, loving, German-esque arms.
The bland leading the bland
by Bea Ledesma - September 25, 2013 - 12:00am
There’s no business like show business — but when it comes to actual winners, we may forget who actually won in these awards shows. The water-cooler gossip is all about who wore what.
Dennis Lustico cuts it out, speaks his piece
by Bea Ledesma - September 20, 2013 - 12:00am
Sharper than ever.
27 closets worth raiding
by Bea Ledesma - July 28, 2013 - 12:00am
In 1922, a team of British explorers cracked the secret entrance to King Tutankhamun’s tomb, unearthing, in no particular order: a gold throne, gilt chariots, jars of perfume, overflowing baskets filled with...
Oh, caftan, my caftan!
by Bea Ledesma - July 24, 2013 - 12:00am
Caftans are sooo 14th century — but that doesn’t mean they’ve lost their modern appeal. There’s a case to be made for wafting down a staircase in front of a captive audience and making...
Tablet-powered toilets, tubs that vibrate: Welcome to your future bathroom
by Bea Ledesma - June 29, 2013 - 12:00am
‘Spas are being built across the globe and, particularly, in Asia.
Meet the new game changers in fashion
by Bea Ledesma - June 28, 2013 - 12:00am
There’s a new breed of up-and-coming talents changing the way you think about clothes.
Sarah Jessica Parker loves the shopping, the jeepneys and even the traffic in Manila
by Bea Ledesma - May 19, 2013 - 12:00am
How does Sarah Jessica Parker look on a regular Saturday morning?
Anti-fashion fashion and the vanishing Riot Girl
by Bea Ledesma - May 17, 2013 - 12:00am
It was the ’90s: irony was currency, dark-hued lipliner flew off the shelves faster than Superman homo-erotica and chunky footwear even made it to the red carpet.
YStyle’s Best Dressed
by Bea Ledesma - May 10, 2013 - 12:00am
Consider us fans of the ladies who went the extra-studded mile and just went for it. Whether it’s SJP’s Philip Treacy topper, Miley Cyrus’s mesh number or Madonna’s jacket and panties ensemble,...
Spring/summer beauty trend report: Plastic lips, pastels and natural skin rank high on beauty trends
by Bea Ledesma - April 26, 2013 - 12:00am
It was only last year that I was backstage at Milan Fashion Week, watching Tom Pecheux expertly apply makeup at MaxMara, Moschino and much much more.
Testing the waters
by Bea Ledesma - April 19, 2013 - 12:00am
Wading into the deep, murky waters that is the swimsuit department is a risky business.
How the Japanese do Mod
by Bea Ledesma - April 12, 2013 - 12:00am
To celebrate its 30th year, Shu Uemura international artistic director Kakuyasu Uchiide flew to Manila to demonstrate the latest from his Eye-conic collection, an assortment of eyeshadow palettes he designed.
An iconic bag stakes its claim
by Bea Ledesma - April 5, 2013 - 12:00am
Here’s one for the bucket list: The iconic Noé bag is back. Like Harmony-Korine-on-Spring-Break back. Like Justin-Timberlake-in-his-suit-and-tie back. (Blech, JT).
Oscars: The Les Misérables edition
by Bea Ledesma - February 27, 2013 - 12:00am
Seth MacFarlane is an awesome host!” — my dog. (He’s half blind and likes to dig through trash for snacks, so I wouldn’t trust his Rotten Tomatoes review.)
Fashion’s new power duos
by Bea Ledesma - February 8, 2013 - 12:00am
Good things come to those in pairs.
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