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Dressing for 2019: Nostalgia, Femininity and Liberation
by Ricky Toledo - February 6, 2019 - 12:00am
With yellow vest protesters fomenting riots that had boutiques building protective walls and shoppers scampering away from their favorite haunts on rue St. Honoré and Place Vendôme, the symbolic epicenters...
The Gilded (But Lonely) Life of Baron Ferdinand Rothschild
by Ricky Toledo - December 22, 2018 - 12:00am
No expense was spared in making the house luxurious, delighting guests like Queen Victoria and Albert Edward, the Prince of Wales who stayed for the Baron’s Saturday to Monday parties.
Dalí joies: Jewels that express convictions
by Ricky Toledo - December 19, 2018 - 12:00am
Over a million tourists visit Figueres, Spain each year, mainly to see the spectacle of Salvador Dalí’s Theatre and Museum, housing the single largest and most diverse collection of works and curiosities...
‘Tis the season for abundance
by Ricky Toledo - November 17, 2018 - 12:00am
Less is not more at this time of the year — it just appears too austere and joyless. It’s the perfect time of year to go overboard, when nothing succeeds like excess.
Fashion’s love affair with nature: It’s complicated
by Ricky Toledo - October 24, 2018 - 12:00am
There is no greater love than that which fashion has for nature.
The Philippines Shows Paris Our Designs As We Live It
by Ricky Toledo - October 13, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippine collection reflected the rich culture of the country with its mix of tribal, Asian and European influences interpreted in traditional and modern ways.
‘Ang Huling El Bimbo’: A stirring dance through life
by Ricky Toledo - August 6, 2018 - 12:00am
We were never really die-hard Eraserheads fans.
The Meghan effect heralds a new era of change and modernity
by Ricky Toledo - June 13, 2018 - 12:00am
As far as fashion influencers go, there is nothing more dazzling or mesmerizing than royalty.
Kate Spade... and now Anthony Bourdain
by Ricky Toledo - June 10, 2018 - 12:00am
Bright, cheery and unpretentious, the Kate Spade bag was a staple in every cosmopolitan woman’s wardrobe from the ’90s onwards.
A dream come true for Stella Abrera, a dance event of a lifetime for Sofia Elizalde
by Ricky Toledo - April 15, 2018 - 12:00am
It was a dream come true for Stella Abrera: bringing her American Ballet friends to the Philippines for a show to benefit CENTEX (Center of Excellence in Public Elementary Education), Ayala Foundation’s program...
Stella Abrera leads American Ballet stars in the dance event of the year
by Ricky Toledo - March 18, 2018 - 12:00am
Stella Abrera — the first Filipino-American to reach the top rank of principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre (ABT), the prestigious, world-renowned national ballet company of the United States —...
A ‘Silent sky’ that speaks volumes
by Ricky Toledo - March 12, 2018 - 12:00am
I have questions, I have fundamental problems with the state of human knowledge!”
Why we need another ‘Himala’
by Ricky Toledo - February 25, 2018 - 12:00am
There are many challenges in creating a musical out of an acclaimed film that is already in the hallowed halls of Philippine cinema classics.
The convergence of the arts at León Gallery
by Ricky Toledo - April 17, 2017 - 12:00am
Gallery openings can traditionally be such excruciatingly humdrum affairs — bland interiors, stark white walls, everyone looking severe in black as they take measured, tiny sips of bubbly and even tinier bites...
The Maison gets the silent treatment
by Ricky Toledo - March 11, 2017 - 12:00am
It’s time to embrace the quiet again if we are to keep our sanity and restore the serenity in our homes.
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