Grace Velasco
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Nikki Luna explores Aural Art with 'Menagerie'
by Grace Velasco - December 11, 2011 - 12:00am
Nikki Luna is often portrayed as an unlikely art world darling. 
The National Captivates in Singapore
by Grace Velasco - November 13, 2011 - 12:00am
I am one of those people who get slightly depressed when a favorite “cult” band or artist becomes popular or mainstream.
Going against the establishment, one podcast at a time
by Grace Velasco - October 23, 2011 - 12:00am
Radio was one of the things I loved growing up.
Your virtual closet care of Miss-Match
by Grace Velasco - September 18, 2011 - 12:00am
Sometimes being a girl can be such a drag.
Angel of football
by Grace Velasco - July 17, 2011 - 12:00am
The recent success and emergence of the Philippine National Football team — more popularly known as the Azkals — has turned this once basketball-crazed nation into football fanatics overnight.
Online Shopping made easy by Catalogue 63
by Grace Velasco - July 10, 2011 - 12:00am
As a huge Internet addict, I can’t even imagine life without it.
The Simple Girl Index
by Grace Velasco - June 26, 2011 - 12:00am
In every culture there is an ideal girl. And for Filipino men? She’s what we can just call “the simple girl.”
Master of the UNIVERS
by Grace Velasco - June 19, 2011 - 12:00am
Very few things excite me in Manila — it could be an artisanal ice cream brand that sells a salted caramel flavor, the new album of a talented local band, an offbeat performance art exhibit, or the opening...
The New preppy according to Regatta
by Grace Velasco - May 29, 2011 - 12:00am
To be honest, I haven’t been inside a Regatta store since the early ‘90s.
Who is Arcade Fire?
by Grace Velasco - April 17, 2011 - 12:00am
As the Grammys were winding down last February, I saw a Facebook status that said: “Arcade Fire won Album of the Year and why don’t I know them?”
Reliving past glories with STP
by Grace Velasco - March 13, 2011 - 12:00am
They say trends come in 20-year cycles, so it’s not surprising to see the ‘90s coming back.
What repels men?
by Grace Velasco - January 30, 2011 - 12:00am
Because recent fashion runways have been filled with MC Hammer pants, sheik-like turbans, Chewbacca jackets and furry boots, even studded, razor-sharp stilettos — observers ask: Do stylish women dress up for...
The National interest
by Grace Velasco - December 19, 2010 - 12:00am
One of the most heralded bands of the past decade, The National still remains relatively obscure to the mainstream public especially in this part of the world.
The WSK Experience
by Grace Velasco - December 5, 2010 - 12:00am
Always on the prowl for new and interesting things to do outside the usual mall and club experience here in Manila, I find that hearing about creative gigs is very difficult — you have to seek them out.
The heart and Seoul of Insadong
by Grace Velasco - November 7, 2010 - 12:00am
These past few years, Korea’s influence on Asian pop culture has been undeniable.
Bella figura according to Vabene
by Grace Velasco - October 17, 2010 - 12:00am
In Italy, where police-men are clad in Valentino uniforms and football players are in Armani-designed kits, one can certainly see that design is truly the focal point here.
Tête-à-tête with the boys of project rungay
by Grace Velasco - October 10, 2010 - 12:00am
The blog Project Rungay was created in 2006 by married couple Tom and Lorenzo as a way to vent their opinions on their favorite reality show, Project Runway. Born out of their need to stop themselves in what they...
When model becomes lensman
by Grace Velasco - September 26, 2010 - 12:00am
In Manila, we have Jo Ann Bitagcol  a top model-turned-in-demand photographer.
Chic Lola style
by Grace Velasco - August 1, 2010 - 12:00am
It’s no secret I’m obsessed with Lourdes Maria Ciccone Leon.
Parfois opens first store in Asia
by Grace Velasco - July 11, 2010 - 12:00am
The global consumer and the fashion industry have emerged differently after the financial downturn of 2008. With less emphasis on expensive trendy clothes, a downturn in the worldwide economy sees a more than significant...
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