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Cai Subijano - The Philippine Star

Masthead shake-up

MANILA, Philippines - Finally, it looks as though Eva Chen is almost done with the housekeeping over at Lucky. Just this week, legendary stylist Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele was officially brought on as the magazine’s editor at large, while Katia Kuethe, who worked with Chen back when they were both still in Teen Vogue, was named creative director. The appointments come just a few days shy of Chen’s very first Lucky FABB (short for Fashion And Beauty Blog) conference on Oct. 24 and 25. “I (want) people to hear these stories from people who are not that much older than the average Lucky FABB attendee. From founders who have these incredible stories and how they got to where they are, mistakes they made, and what they wish they’d known,” she told In other print news, Kate Moss has officially joined Vogue UK as contributing fashion editor — meaning, when she’s not covering the glossy; she’ll be behind-the-scenes styling editorials with the models and photographers of her choice. It’s official: Kate Moss will never be out of a job.

Anti-creep protest

You know how sometimes, there are people who are so talented and so popular, they can be complete a**wipes and still be forgiven for it? Terry Richardson is one of those people. For every underaged model or feminist group that calls him out for his gross and abusive behavior towards women, there are others who will rush to his defense and point out that how we consume his work shouldn’t be affected by how he lives his personal life. And while Creepy Uncle Terry has kept his bad behavior on the DL these past years (and the incriminating photos of a young model giving him BJs have mysteriously disappeared from his blog), there are others who refuse to forget. Currently, has been passing around a petition asking H&M, Mango, Supreme, Vogue magazine and Tom Ford to stop working with the “alleged sex offender.” According to the petition’s founder Alice Ehrenfried, “Terry Richardson is negatively influencing media with his supposed exploit and abuse of certain models... he is being exposed to the masses with the impression of being well-received while there are potentially unethical practices not being shown.” As of press time, the petition has more than 6,000 signatures. Whether it’s enough to make the right people listen remains to be seen.

The riri deal

Rihanna’s fourth and final collection for River Island is finally coming out on Nov. 7 in stores. We can’t say whether or not it’ll arrive at our stores, but in case not, it’ll be available online on the same day. The singer-turned-designer kept the line’s close release to the holidays in mind while conceptualizing pieces like a metallic mini-dress, tuxedo dress and textured pencil skirt, but she kept things on-trend by throwing in plenty of ‘90s and streetwear trends, like tartan, velvet florals and bodycon. Because it wouldn’t be a Rihanna collection without a brutally unforgiving full-length bodycon dress. Maybe if she wore that during her impromtu photo shoot with photographers Steven Gomillion and Dennis Leupold at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre in Abu Dhabi, maybe she wouldn’t have offended other visitors and gotten kicked out. After all, there’s nothing offensive about wearing a hijab, then posting a photo  with actual Muslim women in hijabs in the background with the caption “Bitch stole my look.” I’ll admit, though — that was pretty funny. Eh, she doesn’t call herself “Bad gal Riri” for nothing.

New romantics

Jewelry designers Kristine Dee and Paul Syjuco have collaborated on a new collection entitled New Romantics. Described by Syjuco as a “modern take on sentimentality,” he says he was inspired by the timelessness of certain pieces. “Aesthetically, I focused on Victorian and Edwardian classical elements and applied these techniques to create more contemporary pieces,” he explains. “These particular styles have managed to survive generations and, though considered antique or vintage, will fit into any modern wardrobe.” Dee, on the other hand, was greatly inspired by the Baroque, Rococo and Gothic styles of architecture on a recent trip to Europe. “My pieces reflect how my senses perceived them and the absolute memory of them. I looked into their elegant silhouettes and classic proportions and added my own twist.” The pieces may be viewed at Aum Jewels TriNoma and Firma Greenbelt 3 after an exclusive trunk show on Oct. 26.

Hot in her

Let me start this off by saying that Her, Spike Jonze’s new film starring fake hip-hop artist Joaquin Phoenix, is totes loosely based on the “Be Right Back” episode from season two of Black Mirror. Only in Her, the sad chump is a dude (in Black Mirror, it’s a widow who falls in love with a computer-generated voice) and um, the score is by Arcade Fire. Also, did we mention that in Her, the clothes are a lot more awesome? So awesome, in fact, the director Spike Jonze is pretty sure he can make money off of people who want to dress like Theodore Twombly, the film’s protagonist. How sure is he? Well, he’s releasing a capsule collection based on Twombly’s character at Opening Ceremony on Dec. 1, which also happens to be the film’s release date. This is the second time that Jonze has collaborated with the OC’s Carol Lim and Humberto Leon — the first time was in 2009 for Where The Wild Things Are. According to, in the film, Phoenix’s character is seen mostly in high-waisted pants and patched-elbow blazers, shearling coats and cute sweaters. So I guess that’s what we can expect — more Brooklyn hipster clothing.

Pets play dress-up

Give Choupette Lagerfeld and Neville Jacobs a run for their money and dress up your pets for “Scaredy Cats & Dogs:Year 10,” the Halloween celebration of the Philippine Animal Welfare Society in cooperation with Eastwood Mall, at the Eastwood Open Park on Saturday, Oct. 26.

Registration for the pet costume competition starts at 9 a.m. Kids can register starting 12 p.m. The P250 registration fee will go to the PAWS Animal Shelter, which takes care of more than 300 animals rescued from cruelty or neglect. Prizes are up for grabs for the most creative, cutest, most original, best pet and owner tandem and best group in costume.

SCD is made possible through the generous support of Alpo Little Friends, Bodog Nation, KitKat, Dogs & the City, Gerry’s Grill, Frontline Plus, Krispy Kreme, Betterdog, Eastwood Cinemas, Swell Sweets, Maynilad and STAR Pet Life Section.

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