LIVIN' & LOVIN'
Showbiz designer Francis Libiran goes solo
by Tetta Ortiz Matera - September 26, 2012 - 12:00am
It is hard not to like Francis Libiran the first time you meet him; he is one of those people you just like instantly from the moment you shake hands and say hi.
Fashionably down-and-dirty denim wear
by Tetta Ortiz Matera - September 19, 2012 - 12:00am
Inspired by muscle cars like the all-power Camaro, Petrol Jeans is authentic, utilitarian denim wear from Europe that dares its wearer to embrace individuality.
Rafé Totengco: In a New York state of mind
by Tetta Ortiz Matera - September 5, 2012 - 12:00am
My daughter and I had the pleasure of spending several days this past summer with Rafé Totengco and his family in Palma de Mallorca.
Feeling like a queen of the road
by Tetta Ortiz Matera - August 1, 2012 - 12:00am
Six months after chemotherapy, four months after radiation and three months after major surgery, I have gone back to long-distance running.
Bringing fashion into focus in Asia
by Tetta Matera - May 30, 2012 - 12:00am
Emerging Asian fashion capital Singapore recently played host to the 3rd Asian Fashion Exchange, an annual one week-long series of events that brought together some of fashion industry’s most influential figures:...
All-out fashion at Rustan's
by Tetta Matera - May 23, 2012 - 12:00am
Criselda Lontok designs with glamour and flair in mind for a very focused market who loves to wear her signature creations of printed, rich-colored caftans, ponchos and breezy dresses with lavish embellishments and...
Triple Therapy: The gold standard in hair transplants
by Tetta Matera - May 16, 2012 - 12:00am
Trust the beauteous, charming and hardworking Dr. Aivee Aguilar-Teo, cosmetic dermatologist to Manila’s A-listers, to introduce the latest in hair transplant technology, Triple Therapy.
Sexy, flirty and fun
by Tetta Matera - May 9, 2012 - 12:00am
Try me!” the shoes were calling as I approached the store.
From runway straight to salon
by Tetta Matera - April 25, 2012 - 12:00am
Pardon the cliché but the hair is truly a woman’s crowning glory: give a woman a disastrous haircut and it can force her into hiding; give a woman a knockout haircut and she blossoms and opens up.
The love story behind Liu Jo
by Tetta Matera - April 11, 2012 - 12:00am
To give the Italian brand Liu Jo “extraordinary visibility,” enterprising Marchi brothers Marco and Vanni tapped Marco’s “personal favorite” Kate Moss to appear in their spring/summer...
Clinique: Makeup with the skincare advantage
by Tetta Matera - January 25, 2012 - 12:00am
Just when I thought I knew everything there was to know about makeup comes along Paul Slavin, vice president and general manager of Clinique Asia Pacific.
My head is now covered with hair
by Tetta Matera - January 18, 2012 - 12:00am
After months of chemotherapy and weeks of radiation, I am happy to share that the most critical and challenging part of my treatment is over.
Ferragamo takes a sexy step on the red carpet
by Tetta Matera - December 28, 2011 - 12:00am
Many fashion brands aspire to luxury but no brand defines luxury more than Salvatore Ferragamo does; innovation, creativity, respect for its heritage, dedication to quality and 100-percent Italian craftsmanship are...
A Tokyo encounter with Michael Thompson
by Tetta Matera - December 14, 2011 - 12:00am
I took a 10-day trip to Tokyo to enjoy the winter weather, the great food and the company of my husband and our friends after my chemotherapy and right before my radiation therapy began.
Finally, a ready-to-wear bridal gown salon!
by Tetta Matera - November 16, 2011 - 12:00am
Listening to Pepper Periquet Guanio talk about wedding dresses made me want to purchase one even if I wasn’t a bride-to-be in search of one.
Fashion therapy
by Tetta Matera - November 2, 2011 - 12:00am
This year’s Philippine Fashion Weeks bear great significance in my life for reasons other than fashion...
Fashion and beauty 101 from Nigel Barker and Miss J
by Tetta Matera - October 5, 2011 - 12:00am
I had the pleasure of meeting both Nigel Barker and J Alexander, a.k.a. Miss. J, earlier this year when they were featured guests in “Style Origins,” one of Ayala Malls’ lifestyle events.I had the...
Jane Fonda: Still in her prime at 73 and loving it
by Tetta Matera - September 28, 2011 - 12:00am
This is Jane Fonda’s third book, fifth if you include the two workout and weight-loss program books she wrote in the ‘80s when “go-for-the-burn” was all the rage.
Hermés: Putting hearts into crafts
by Tetta Matera - September 21, 2011 - 12:00am
This year Hermés pays homage to their thousands of artisans who have worked with tireless commitment, passion and expertise to create products that have made the French brand the most coveted and respected...
Bald at the ball
by Tetta Matera - August 24, 2011 - 12:00am
I had a coming-out of sorts last week when I debuted my new bald look in public at the Philippine Fashion Ball held at the Manila Peninsula.
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