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Who threw the best NYFW after-party? We’ll give you one Guess
by Cai Subijano - March 7, 2014 - 12:00am
The NYFW after-party thrown by Guess last month was a hot ticket.
YSTYLE EXCLUSIVE: Asia gets its big moment in fashion
by Cai Subijano - February 28, 2014 - 12:00am
There aren’t many fashion maisons among Asian designers, at least not the types that are passed down from one designer to the next in the manner of Chanel, Balenciaga and Dior. The only one that comes to mind...
Real blogger style — minus the peacocking
by Cai Subijano - February 7, 2014 - 12:00am
‘I’m always changing, I change my wardrobe every four months. Seriously,” Izzy Tuason of the New York-based blog The Dandy Project tells me. It’s the type of thing that most people would file...
Harry Winston: Setting the stage for legendary gems
by Cai Subijano - January 26, 2014 - 12:00am
The year was 1935. A 39-year-old diamond trader named Harry had just spent several intense weeks negotiating with De Beers to purchase a 726-carat rough- cut diamond that was unearthed in Pretoria, South Africa...
Where the fashionable crowd hangs
by Cai Subijano - January 17, 2014 - 12:00am
Where you’re seen is nearly as important as what you’re seen wearing.
Breaking bad (fashion habits) for 2014
by Cai Subijano - January 10, 2014 - 12:00am
As I wave good-bye to my mid-20s and officially enter my mid-to-late 20s this year (#shakingcrying), I’m beginning to realize that a lot of the rules that I stood by all throughout college to young adulthood...
Be-spoken for: A custom-made gift guide for the dudes in your life
by Cai Subijano - December 13, 2013 - 12:00am
Though Christmastime is unquestionably the season of generosity (and credit card debt), I like to think of it as the time for dropping subtle hints en masse. If you’re anything like me, you’ve given any...
An oasis of cool in your wardrobe
by Cai Subijano - December 8, 2013 - 12:00am
The unavoidable stress surrounding the holiday season has finally sunk in with most of us, as we push to meet the sudden onslaught of deadlines and brave the congested streets of the metro. And even though December...
The new kids on the style block
by Cai Subijano - November 29, 2013 - 12:00am
A decade ago, there were two types of kids: Guess kids, the ethereally beautiful, hyper-stylized kids featured in Guess ads, and regular kids who wore hand-me-downs from their cousins or older siblings.
Aid Couture: Buying clothes for a change
by Cai Subijano - November 22, 2013 - 12:00am
A line began to snake around the Alabang Town Center Activity Center as early as 9 a.m. It was the opening day of Aid Couture, a Philippine Red Cross project to raise funds for Typhoon Yolanda relief efforts by selling...
Here’s the Red Cross pitch: Buy a dress, give life
by Cai Subijano - November 15, 2013 - 12:00am
While many of us are still reeling from the after-shock following Typhoon Yolanda’s wake over the weekend, you could say that now really isn’t the time to talk about fashion.
Signs of the times: The renaissance of horology in Asia
by Cai Subijano - November 13, 2013 - 12:00am
I returned from Hong Kong after attending the first Watches & Wonders convention, an event that I can only describe as similar to Art Basel, Fashion Week or Comic-Con, but a little more sober, depending on how...
Proudrace to young designers: ‘Solidify your identity’
by Cai Subijano - September 27, 2013 - 12:00am
For a brand that started out by producing T-shirts parodying famous labels, local streetwear brand Proudrace has certainly come a long way.
How Thai rapper Nickhun of 2PM became a K-Pop star
by Cai Subijano - February 22, 2013 - 12:00am
K-Pop is one of those cultural things that I’ve come to categorize as an acquired taste — one that millions of fans around the world have already assimilated, amassed and, on occasion, assaulted during...
The dance of H.Stern
by Cai Subijano - February 17, 2013 - 12:00am
The H.Stern + Grupo Corpo collection was inspired by Grupo Corpo ballets, specifically the “Benguelê” ballet (1998), which presents Brazilian music and popular dance influences.
Harry Winston: The man behind the rocks
by Cai Subijano - February 10, 2013 - 12:00am
A third of the world’s most famous jewels once passed through the hands of the late iconic jeweller Harry Winston.
It’s in the (Chloé) bag
by Cai Subijano - January 30, 2013 - 12:00am
French luxury label Chloé has a storied history not unlike other fashion greats, like Christian Dior and Yves Saint Laurent.
Harlan + Holden and the art of the elegant slouch
by Cai Subijano - January 27, 2013 - 12:00am
For a country that’s as scorching as the one we live in, we sure seem to have a predilection for tight, restrictive clothing. Skinny jeans, little black dresses in leather, bandage dresses with Spanx worn underneath,...
Harry Winston: The king of diamonds
by Cai Subijano - January 16, 2013 - 12:00am
It was a chilly N e w Y o r kmo r n i n g i n March, 1960.
The luxe layers of Missoni
by Cai Subijano - January 9, 2013 - 12:00am
Our philosophy since we went into business has been that a piece of clothing should be like a work of art.
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