Marbbie Tagabucba
Marbbie Tagabucba
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Sofia Coyiuto & Dorthee Li: ‘Now is the best time to spread joy through dance’
by Marbbie Tagabucba - May 8, 2020 - 12:00am
Just a week before Metro Manila lockdown, we did this optimistic photo shoot.
Livin’ on a prayer
by Marbbie Tagabucba - April 24, 2020 - 12:00am
Artist duo Cenon at Mav reacts to the pandemic of biblical proportions that has brought the world to its knees.
Designers and brands sew on and on for Covid-19 frontliners
by Marbbie Tagabucba - April 3, 2020 - 12:00am
Filipino fashion is bringing on the bayanihan spirit. In the past weeks, designers and their teams have volunteered their production lines to address the shortage of personal protective equipment for health workers...
What changes do women want to see?
by Marbbie Tagabucba - March 20, 2020 - 12:00am
To celebrate International Women’s Month, Rustan’s recently staged an inspirational conversation called “Her Voice Matters: Be Heard! Be You!” part of its four-day “#GRLPWR: Be The Change...
Fashion in the time of coronavirus
by Marbbie Tagabucba - March 20, 2020 - 12:00am
It is funny to me that not one astrologer or doomsayer predicted that the challenge the new decade brings would come in the air that we breathe. But fashion did.
Beauty fables are retold at Aesop
by Marbbie Tagabucba - March 6, 2020 - 12:00am
The Australian luxury natural skincarFor a design approach that aims to do anything but scream and stand out, Aesop stores around the world are something of a go-to for fans not only of its Australian luxury natural...
Nars Audacious: ‘The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe’ black dress in a bottle
by Marbbie Tagabucba - February 28, 2020 - 12:00am
French actress Mireille Darc would have loved Nars’ first foray into fragrance, Audacious. Or at least her character in the 1972 French comedy The Tall Blond Man With One Black Shoe (Le Grand Blond avec une...
Marion Cotillard is the new face of Chanel No. 5
by Marbbie Tagabucba - February 28, 2020 - 12:00am
For the very first time, Marion Cotillard, the most respected French actress in Hollywood, is lending her image to a fragrance.
Zooming out from the terno: The evolution of Filipiniana
by Marbbie Tagabucba - February 28, 2020 - 12:00am
Shangri-La Plaza Mall’s National Arts Month exhibition features traditional clothing by the pillars of Philippine fashion. You will see ternos, the most recognizable and modernized of all Philippine...
The best of J-Beauty & K-Beauty at Beauty Bar
by Marbbie Tagabucba - February 21, 2020 - 12:00am
Has it really been 20 years? Two decades of dropping by Beauty Bar, checking out what’s new.
‘Oui’ to two new messages from Dior Joaillerie
by Marbbie Tagabucba - February 14, 2020 - 12:00am
The romantic collection also debuts Cara Delevingne as the new face of Dior Joaillerie.
A first look at Toqa’s Moodyisle
by Marbbie Tagabucba - February 7, 2020 - 12:00am
Toqa turns a turbulent two years old. The Filipino fashion brand by Isabel Sicat and Aiala Rickard known for turning the Island Girl trope on its head is launching a new collection with a fashion show tomorrow as...
Josie Natori’s black gold
by Marbbie Tagabucba - February 7, 2020 - 12:00am
Black dragons, each cradling a moonlit white topaz, dangle from the designer Josie Natori’s ears. A mythological phenomenon immortalized in her lifestyle brand’s first collection of fine jewelry, the...
Visayas by fins and snorkels
by Marbbie Tagabucba - February 2, 2020 - 12:00am
It’s the crack of dawn and Barangay Tan-Awan in Oslob is at its busiest. Paddle boats sail in from every direction.
Modernizing the terno began in the 1940s with Slim’s
by Marbbie Tagabucba - January 31, 2020 - 12:00am
You simply cannot talk about the terno without talking about the career of Salvacion Lim Higgins. While she did not invent it, her innovations on the Philippine national dress transformed it to an art form when she...
The terno as cultural icon
by Marbbie Tagabucba - January 31, 2020 - 12:00am
Deafening silence throughout the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Tanghanalang Nicanor Abelardo. An abrupt pause. Before this, the Philharmonic Orchestra was playing joyful tunes. Now the audience can’t...
Ternocon 2020: wearability for millennials wins
by Marbbie Tagabucba - January 29, 2020 - 12:00am
Wearability is the newest addition to the contest rules of Ternocon 2020, the biannual terno-making convention by Bench and the Cultural Center of the Philippines.
Ben Chan: ‘The terno brings out the best in Filipino design.’
by Marbbie Tagabucba - January 29, 2020 - 12:00am
What a proud moment for Filipino design. A room full of Filipinos, proud of their heritage, in their best terno and barong during Bench’s Ternocon 2020 held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.
Harlan + Holden and first creative director Alessandra Facchinetti: Existential retail pioneers
by Marbbie Tagabucba - January 25, 2020 - 2:55pm
Filipino brand Harlan + Holden is poised for world domination.
A new take on an old favorite
by Marbbie Tagabucba - January 24, 2020 - 12:00am
You didn’t think you could fall in love again. It seems like it was all in the past. But with just a whiff, you are back where you started.
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