Ricky Toledo
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Chanel: Surviving and thriving in a pandemic
by Ricky Toledo - October 13, 2021 - 12:00am
Coco Chanel’s business thrived, after all, after the first World War and the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic.
Design Philippines brings bold, youthful energy to maison and objet
by Ricky Toledo - October 2, 2021 - 12:00am
Maison & Objet and More singled out two Philippine products the Cheque Bench of Zarate and Fiori Lamp of Finali as two of the Best of MOM.
Lilianna Manahan brings on the funk
by Ricky Toledo - August 18, 2021 - 12:00am
It was a series of dance parties on Instagram Live that would set Lilianna Manahan on a trajectory of creating jewelry that she hoped would bring joy to people at home.
Alber Elbaz:The designer who preferred to whisper when the world was getting louder.
by Ricky Toledo - May 8, 2021 - 12:00am
A trip to Paris was never complete without visiting Lanvin on Rue Faubourg Saint-Honoré.
The lockdown Maison is filled with art, tradition and spirituality
by Ricky Toledo - October 3, 2020 - 12:00am
Maison & Objet has always moved with the times, lockdown included.
Casa A. Gamboa: The Negros ancestral house with a culinary pedigree
by Ricky Toledo - June 13, 2020 - 12:00am
The parties today may not be as grand as then,but the cuisine remains as sumptuous and the hospitality unmatched in the house.
Handel and Hendrix are in the house
by Ricky Toledo - June 6, 2020 - 12:00am
From No. 25 Brooke St. one could hear the heavenly voices singing verses from the Christmas oratorio Messiah by George Frideric Handel.
Hacienda Sta. Rosalia: The star setting of Peque Gallaga films in Negros
by Ricky Toledo - May 17, 2020 - 12:00am
Right before the lockdown, a trip to Bacolod brought us to the Hacienda Sta. Rosalia in Negros Occidental, where images of the films of acclaimed director Peque Gallaga kept flashing in our minds.
What is the future of fashion after COVID?
by Ricky Toledo - May 6, 2020 - 12:00am
‘People will have a change of lifestyle and priorities; consumerism will decline; there’s a rise in environmental consciousness, all of which are effects of the global cleansing we are currently experiencing,’...
Balay ni Tana Dicang: A heritage powerhouse of industry, art and culture in negros
by Ricky Toledo - March 21, 2020 - 12:00am
A century before women’s liberation and #MeToo there was Enrica Alunan Lizares, a sugar baroness to be reckoned with among male titans in the thriving island of Negros, known for its vast wealth and the resulting...
Will there be ‘revenge dancing’ for Alice Reyes in ‘rama, hari’?
by Ricky Toledo - March 15, 2020 - 12:00am
There’s nothing quite like it. Rama, Hari, a 1980 masterpiece of Philippine musical dance theater, is no doubt one of Ballet Philippines’ most beloved and enduring works, a fitting finale to the 50th...
How to make interiors bloom
by Ricky Toledo - February 29, 2020 - 12:00am
When your home needs a pick-me-up or you want to give it that festive air that will make it more conducive for a celebration there’s nothing like flowers to bring joy and exuberance to interiors.
Mindful and engaged interiors for the new decade
by Ricky Toledo - February 1, 2020 - 12:00am
Mindfulness is a pervading theme as seen in directions for home interiors and design, from biophilic design to multi-use spaces, with authenticity and sustainability for decorating the home.
Philippine designers are on trend for fashion 2020
by Ricky Toledo - January 15, 2020 - 12:00am
Now that it’s 2020, you surely want a clear vision of how to dress this year.
What inspired the immaculately horrific art of Francis Bacon?
by Ricky Toledo - December 16, 2019 - 12:00am
Francis Bacon said in an interview: ‘My paintings are a lot less violent than me. Perhaps if my childhood had been happier, I would have painted bouquets of flowers.’
A Romantic Victorian Christmas
by Ricky Toledo - December 8, 2019 - 12:00am
For pure romance and elegance, nothing beats the Victorian Era.
Revisiting Mary Quant, The designer who challenged Paris and made fashion fun
by Ricky Toledo - November 20, 2019 - 12:00am
Ayoung Brit presenting her collection in Paris, the center of fashion and couture, in 1963? Quite preposterous, as the Brits themselves would say.
Stella Abrera & American Ballet Theatre in an emotional homecoming to manila
by Ricky Toledo - November 11, 2019 - 12:00am
With all the buzz about the return of internationally acclaimed ballerina Stella Abrera and the American Ballet Theatre to Manila, what many may not have known was that this group of dancers from New York included...
Blahniks: From ‘Sex and the City’ to the Wallace Collection
by Ricky Toledo - October 30, 2019 - 12:00am
‘It’s a great way for people to discover the Wallace, to see the many artistic disciplines found in the museum through fashion, inspired by one of the greatest fashion minds.’
The back story of fashion
by Ricky Toledo - October 9, 2019 - 12:00am
Rita d’Acosta Lydig’s entrance at the Met Opera gala opening, or any opening for that matter, was always highly anticipated because she was known for introducing the latest fashions before anyone.
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