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Chito Vijandre
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Christmas is not the same without ‘The Nutcracker’
by Chito Vijandre - November 2, 2022 - 12:00am
If there’s one gift that we will value the most this Christmas, it’s the gift of togetherness the face-to-face variety, not the virtual one that we had for the past two years.
Bags that stand the test of time
by Chito Vijandre - October 21, 2022 - 12:00am
Trends come and go as we saw pre-pandemic, when fashion was going at its fastest and along with it so was our shopping speed.
Rhuigi’s debut for bally shaped by Filipino family and heritage
by Chito Vijandre - October 12, 2022 - 12:00am
“This is going to be big for my family,” Rhuigi Villaseñor, the Fil-American creative director of Bally, said of his debut collection for the 171-year-old Swiss luxury house.
The power of color to elevate the home
by Chito Vijandre - October 8, 2022 - 12:00am
Neutrals may have been a source of comfort while at home, but after spending all that time indoors, a certain ennui may have set in, requiring pops of color to bring renewed energy to our nest as well as our lives....
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...
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