Chito Vijandre
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Meta sensible interiors for the maison
by Chito Vijandre - September 24, 2022 - 12:00am
The past two years have brought many contradictory feelings but have also taught us many valuable lessons.
The multiplicities of masculine sartorial expression
by Chito Vijandre - July 29, 2022 - 12:00am
As fashion exhibitions go, it’s usually womenswear that makes up the majority of items on show, that’s why it was a pleasant surprise when we chanced upon “Fashioning Masculinities” at the...
Tiffany's dazzling legacy of vision and virtuosity
by Chito Vijandre - July 20, 2022 - 12:00am
The thrill of receiving that signature blue box and the history of Tiffany’s creation of showstopping jewelry no doubt draws the daily crowd trooping to the Saatchi Gallery, which is hosting the grand exhibition...
Gilded extravagance at the Met Gala
by Chito Vijandre - May 11, 2022 - 12:00am
There couldn’t have been a more appropriate theme for the Met Gala, fashion’s biggest night out.
Stars were asked to ‘dress respectably’ in support of Ukraine
by Chito Vijandre - March 23, 2022 - 12:00am
But that did not stop the celebrities attending BAFTA in London from going in joyous, bright shades and playful silhouettes.
Create a sea fantasy
by Chito Vijandre - December 17, 2021 - 12:00am
With lockdowns this past year keeping us in the city, trips to the countryside are now welcome and some have even moved to their second homes by the seaside.
Chanel: Surviving and thriving in a pandemic
by Chito Vijandre - 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 Chito Vijandre - 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 Chito Vijandre - 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 Chito Vijandre - 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 Chito Vijandre - 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 Chito Vijandre - 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 Chito Vijandre - 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 Chito Vijandre - 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 Chito Vijandre - 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 Chito Vijandre - 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 Chito Vijandre - 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 Chito Vijandre - 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 Chito Vijandre - 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 Chito Vijandre - January 15, 2020 - 12:00am
Now that it’s 2020, you surely want a clear vision of how to dress this year.
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