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A couple for all seasons
by Carla Villanueva - December 26, 2014 - 12:00am
As the holiday season slowly comes closer to its conclusion, we find ourselves finishing the leftover lechon, downing the last bottles of wine, and finally, finally, getting to unwind at the end of a month —...
14 days of Christmas
by Carla Villanueva - December 12, 2014 - 12:00am
It’s 14 days to Christmas, and getting anything done has become a very real problem. Everything is jam-packed and there’s nothing like going through the ridiculous holiday traffic to add to your already...
From A.M. to P.M.
by Carla Villanueva - November 28, 2014 - 12:00am
 You woke up like this. No, really. Start every day with a positive thought, as they say. You turn off your alarm but beg an extra 15 minutes of shut-eye. No, really, you’re awake.
Why so serious?
by Carla Villanueva - November 28, 2014 - 12:00am
The fun and flirty silhouettes of the ‘60s were a big trend on the fall/winter runways of Louis Vuitton, Saint Laurent and Miu Miu and it seems that the local designers are all about this retro trend as w...
Ronnie and Joe is back in business
by Carla Villanueva - November 21, 2014 - 12:00am
This week, luxury eyewear boutique Ronnie and Joe finally opens its doors after quite a long hiatus.
Be my lady
by Carla Villanueva - November 21, 2014 - 12:00am
When one is named Lady, one cannot help but expect a woman of the utmost femininity, grace and poise. It’s a difficult name to live up to considering the formal title of “Lady” connotes nobility,...
Haute and haunted
by Carla Villanueva - October 31, 2014 - 12:00am
Modern-day Halloween has become just another excuse to party for the young and beautiful (most of whom put great effort into the most minute details of this or that costume — yes, I’m talking to you,...
Hit it don't quit it
by Carla Villanueva - October 24, 2014 - 12:00am
I’m not going to lie — I’m not very big on surprises.
YStyle hit list
by Carla Villanueva - October 10, 2014 - 12:00am
The fashion world has had its say. After three years of being away from the public eye, controversial British fashion designer John Galliano is back, this time working with Belgian fashion house Maison Martin Margiela...
Ode to a nightingale
by Carla Villanueva - September 5, 2014 - 12:00am
Clothing with feeling is often difficult to find. In an era of fast fashion, quick trends and a listlessness of detail, emotion no longer seems to play a part in what was once the foremost form of self-expressi...
New territory
by Carla Villanueva - August 29, 2014 - 12:00am
What or who is Zalora? The name has popped up more and more frequently in the past year. Those who are young, hip and in the fashion scene were the first to hear the almost lyrical and catchy name, which then slowly...
‘You let it all out honey, put it in the Burn Book’
by Carla Villanueva - August 1, 2014 - 12:00am
We all know them as the girls we love to hate.
Home is where the haute is
by Carla Villanueva - July 4, 2014 - 12:00am
 There are times when all a girl really needs is some precious alone time, far away from the hustle and bustle of overbearing BFFs, the constant stream of unwanted pick-up lines, the endless and vapid gossip,...
Dear Hong Kong
by Carla Villanueva - July 4, 2014 - 12:00am
In the bustling hub that is Hong Kong, more than a few broken hearts are drifting.
Inside the boys’ club
by Carla Villanueva - June 20, 2014 - 12:00am
Let me preempt this pity party by first saying that I am not an unattractive woman. On the good days I may be lucky enough to garner maybe even two or three genuine compliments because I remembered to brush my hair...
Let the games begin
by Carla Villanueva - June 13, 2014 - 12:00am
For a good month, once every four years, the World Cup comes with a double purpose: first, to wreak havoc on sleep cycles and throw entire schedules out of whack; and second, to bring hours upon hours of quality...
The eyes have it
by Carla Villanueva - June 6, 2014 - 12:00am
We’re all wide-eyed and gape-mouthed for the season’s latest accessories from the country’s best local designers.
Searching for the perfect pair
by Carla Villanueva - May 30, 2014 - 12:00am
A real woman knows the value of good underwear. I, for one, have about three drawers (and counting) full.
The badder, the better; the baddest, the best
by Carla Villanueva - May 30, 2014 - 12:00am
Gone are the good ol’ days when bad girls ruled the streets.
Santa-cruisin'
by Carla Villanueva - May 23, 2014 - 12:00am
When one thinks of the Flores de Mayo, or the Flowers of May — a month-long religio-historical Philippine custom — some things instantly come to mind: blooms in abundance, of course, and the famous Santacruzan,...
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