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MANILA FASHION OBSERVER
Bridetastic is fantastic
by Christine Dychiao - December 25, 2011 - 12:00am
It used to be that “word of mouth” was limited to our circle of family and friends, but thanks to the Internet, that circle has widened to include reviews from journalists, bloggers and even strangers...
Titanic
by Christine Dychiao - November 27, 2011 - 12:00am
Almost a hundred years after the catastrophic sinking of the Titanic, its legend continues to haunt the world over.
Deux Yeux: Of crown & country
by Christine Dychiao - November 13, 2011 - 12:00am
Crown jewels have captured the imagination of many collectors, jewelers, writers, adventurers and even rogue would-be thieves like Colonel Blood, who dared to steal the British Crown Jewels in 1671.
VMV Hypoallergenics: Veni, vedi, vici
by Christine Dychiao - October 9, 2011 - 12:00am
In 2008, re-nowned homegrown brand VMV Hypoallergenics’ sun protection line, Armada, was featured in W magazine.
Hapinoy continues to spread joy
by Christine Dychiao - September 25, 2011 - 12:00am
On Aug. 24, 2011, Bam Aquino of Hapinoy found himself on the receiving end of a $25,000 grant from the Singapore National Committee for UN Women (UN Women Singapore) and MasterCard Worldwide.
The future of Philippine photography
by Christine Dychiao - August 21, 2011 - 12:00am
Out of 900 entries from across Asia submitted to the third ASEAN-Korea Multimedia Competition, rookie lensman Geric Cruz and freelance photographer/writer Tammy David found themselves at the forefront.
A new author's happy ending
by Christine Dychiao - July 24, 2011 - 12:00am
Once upon a time, there was a young mom who decided to kill time by writing a novel.
Chatting with Bagaholicboy
by Christine Dychiao - July 10, 2011 - 12:00am
“Thinking back, I wouldn’t be much of a blogger today if it wasn’t for Aunty Cora,” shares Alvin Cher, best known in the blogging world as Bagaholicboy, Singapore’s premier bag blogger,...
H&M Singapore To Open Fall 2011
by Christine Dychiao - May 29, 2011 - 12:00am
Back in November, H&M announced its first foray into South East Asia. Destination: Singapore. The location? The Orchard Building on the corner of Orchard and Grange Roads.
Rodarte: States of matter at MOCA
by Christine Dychiao - May 1, 2011 - 12:00am
When it seemed like the whole world was still abuzz with the hype surrounding the movie Black Swan...
Brian Tenorio: From shoes to social development
by Christine Dychiao - April 17, 2011 - 12:00am
I first heard of Brian Tenorio, the shoe designer, back in 2004. He had the lofty goal of elevating Marikina-made shoes to an artisanal level and came out with men’s shoes that defied convention.
Fashion mavens, meet AVA
by Christine Dychiao - March 20, 2011 - 12:00am
Flash sale sites are hot commodities these days.
Filipino bag lady in NY
by Christine Dychiao - February 6, 2011 - 12:00am
“1 per diem was born from the idea of departures, arrivals, and my personal journey,” enthuses bag designer Vanessa Espinosa.
Pinoy Avant Guardian in NY I first came across a feature of Stanley Ruiz’s work in Surface magazine’s annual Avant Guardian Portfolio via jewelry artist Happy David.
The Triad Strikes Again
by Christine Dychiao - October 24, 2010 - 12:00am
The jewelry industry, by way of its relation to the mining industry, is often linked to controversial social and environmental issues. Think blood diamonds and the ecological impacts of harmful mining practices...
Madonna's new baby is Material Girl
by Christine Dychiao - August 1, 2010 - 12:00am
A few months back, the Internet was abuzz with news about Madonna and daughter Lola starting a clothing line.
Rafe Bartholomew: from one island to another
by Christine Dychiao - July 25, 2010 - 12:00am
Rafe Bartholomew, New Yorker and author of widely acclaimed book Pacific Rims: Beermen Ballin’ in Flip-Flops and the Philippines’ Unlikely Love Affair with Basketball, is Pinoy as Pinoy can be.
Jeffrey Campbell hits Manila
by Christine Dychiao - July 4, 2010 - 12:00am
It’s a homecoming of sorts for shoe designer Jeffrey Campbell, who learned how to make shoes in Marikina’s factories early in his career.
Starting kids young at Bergdorf Goodman
by Christine Dychiao - June 20, 2010 - 12:00am
Kids who grow up in Manhattan are a precocious lot, wise and sophisticated beyond their years.
HP teams up with Sex and the City 2'
by Christine Dychiao - May 30, 2010 - 12:00am
Blame it on the Sex and the City franchise for making us fall in love with its characters, and the city as we know it.
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