An eye-opening experience
by Marbbie Tagabucba - September 11, 2019 - 12:00am
One of the pros of growing up is the illuminated perspective I believe I earned with age.
A timepiece that reconnects you with nature
by Marbbie Tagabucba - August 30, 2019 - 12:00am
Thickly foliaged karst mountains are dewy with this morning’s drizzle. Backlit by the rising sun, looming and large, they even appear to shine.
Willy Chavarria empowers with his fashion & politics
by Marbbie Tagabucba - August 16, 2019 - 12:00am
His 20-piece collaboration with Bench will be unveiled during Bench Fashion Week.
‘Mochi Skin’ is in
by Marbbie Tagabucba - August 9, 2019 - 12:00am
Hyaluronic acid changed the game for skincare in recent years.
Would you like some Filipino designer FASHION with your pizza?
by Marbbie Tagabucba - July 26, 2019 - 12:00am
Philippines Designers is a curated peek into the idiosyncratic local aesthetic in the heart of Poblacion.
Dylan Wang wished to be a flight attendant; now he is flying high as an asian star.
by Marbbie Tagabucba - July 24, 2019 - 12:00am
Dylan Wang is Generation Z’s Dao Ming Su, an interesting twist of fate for China’s rising star because the airing days of the Taiwanese Meteor Garden, the first live action adaptation of ‘90s manga...
15 designers and creatives on dressing the modern woman
by Marbbie Tagabucba - July 19, 2019 - 12:00am
I really wish we could show you photos of the 30-piece Plains and Prints 25th anniversary collection in collaboration with 15 of the country’s fashion trailblazers and rising stars, but we simply cannot steal...
Ballet Philippines dances with Michael Cinco
by Marbbie Tagabucba - July 14, 2019 - 12:00am
Fashion designer Michael Cinco’s wearable works of art, which have graced superstars and royalty around the world, all bear the grandiosity and drama of being made for a performance-art production — and...
Michi Calica Sotto returns to bridalwear with Vera Wang
by Marbbie Tagabucba - July 5, 2019 - 12:00am
In the film Bride Wars, a panic-stricken Kate Hudson squeezes into her Vera Wang wedding gown after a bit of weight gain in a scene that goes down in chick flick history as the rebirth of Bridezilla.
Sephora opens pop-up at SM Megamall
by Marbbie Tagabucba - June 28, 2019 - 12:00am
Surprisingly, the Filipina now prefers a bronzy glow.
Marga Nograles’ modern tribal fashion weaves its way to SM Aura
by Marbbie Tagabucba - June 23, 2019 - 12:00am
It was Kaayo Modern Mindanao that popularized the Bagobo-Tagabawa datu’s headpiece as the versatile, statement-making Tangkulo scarf.
Ternos For All!
by Marbbie Tagabucba - June 19, 2019 - 12:00am
‘The whole country has to see these ternos,’ says #LoveLocal stalwart Ben Chan. Hence, there will be a traveling exhibition of Ternocon in SM Malls throughout the country until the next CCP event in January...
I just did 20,000 non-stop pushups in 20 minutes — and it was easy and painless!
by Marbbie Tagabucba - June 12, 2019 - 12:00am
The FDA-cleared noninvasive body contouring machine Emsculpt, using its latest applicator Emsculpt Arms, stimulates that much activity on the triceps or biceps as I am comfortably reclining on a treatment bed for...
Bagasáo ‘Transcends’ seasons at Comme Ci
by Marbbie Tagabucba - May 17, 2019 - 12:00am
The latest collection of young Filipino designer Seph Bagasáo’s namesake apparel and accessories brand entitled “Transcendence” is now shoppable at curated fashion boutique Comme Ci at the...
Cool as Air
by Marbbie Tagabucba - April 26, 2019 - 12:00am
The Uniqlo x Alexander Wang collaboration collection is now in stores at a new era in intimates where the fussy and the lacy are being replaced by the essential and the practical.
Back to the future at the 69th edition of Manila FAME
by Marbbie Tagabucba - April 12, 2019 - 12:00am
DTI-CITEM’s Pauline Suaco-Juan: ‘We look back at the cultural and design foundations that built and paved the way for our artists today and celebrate a legacy of Filipino design excellence.’
On an olympic high with Conor Dwyer, Arthur Nory and Bench
by Marbbie Tagabucba - April 3, 2019 - 12:00am
Bench welcomes summer with the winning endorsements of competitive swimmer and two-time Olympic gold medalist Conor Dwyer and Arthur Nory, bronze medalist for men’s floor gymnastics at the Rio Olympics in...
Can I tell you… Rafe x Bench is back and now in stores
by Marbbie Tagabucba - March 29, 2019 - 12:00am
The New York-based, Bacolod-born accessories designer of “happy bags” RAFE New York, Rafe Totengco’s second foray into apparel in collaboration with local-global retail giant Bench will officially...
Aivee’s Onda body magic: Most painless way to lose fat
by Marbbie Tagabucba - March 20, 2019 - 12:00am
The A Institute and Aivee Clinic’s Aivee and Z Teo have always challenged the old maxim about “suffering in the name of beauty.”
Sofie B’s choice
by Marbbie Tagabucba - March 13, 2019 - 12:00am
I was inspired by the metamorphosis of the butterfly and a woman who decides to go for her dreams,” says Sofie Borromeo, founder and creative director of Sofie B., of her premiere collection, Garden with ...
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