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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.
It’s art living at Maison & Objet Paris
by Ricky Toledo - October 4, 2019 - 8:11pm
Art Living highlights the importance of artistic influences as a way of creating elegance and uniqueness by exploring three aspects of the trend: modern living, sculptural living and soft living.
The Pure, The Artisanal & The Collaborative
by Ricky Toledo - September 21, 2019 - 12:00am
In the huge and busy design market that is Maison & Objet in Paris, a purity of line stands out and this was what the Design Philippines pavilion achieved at the recent edition of the premier show with its theme,...
Tables that reflect our passions
by Ricky Toledo - August 3, 2019 - 12:00am
The empty table is the loneliest thing. Look at what you have and find a thread that runs through your favorite pieces. It may be related to where you found it or what it reminds you of — maybe a vacation,...
Karl Lagerfeld had a sharp tongue, a subversive eye & a great work ethic
by Ricky Toledo - February 24, 2019 - 12:00am
It seemed like he would never die.
Accessories loom large in 2019
by Ricky Toledo - February 20, 2019 - 12:00am
If your handbag cannot pass as hand luggage at airport security, you’re definitely on-trend for 2019.
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 —...
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