Friday, May 31, 2013

SUPRA AND G-SHOCK: IT'S ABOUT TIME!

Local skate shoe brand SUPRA is collaborating with G-Shock for a one-of-a-kind surprise. The It's About Time" team-up features the best of both worlds with the launch of the SUPRA Vaider Lite along with a special-edition watch to commemorate G-Shock's 30th anniversary. Check out these limited edition pieces as they hit the shelves today, May 31,  at Shoe Salon, Glorietta 4; Time Depot, SM Annex; and G-Shock, Glorietta 4.
SUPRA Vaider Lite
You can also choose to participate in a special raffle exclusively at Shoe Salon, Glorietta 4. Buy 1 of the 10 available pairs of Vaider Lite shoe and get the chance to win one of the specially designed collaboration watches for free!
The SUPRA G-Shock "It's About Time" watch
For more information about the SUPRA and G-Shock collaboration, visit www.suprafootwear.com.

SUITEBLANCO MANILA LAUNCH

Spotted at the #SUITEBLANCOManila Launch at SM Aura Premier:

See more/download the photos HERE.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

BIGGER AND BETTER #BU5

Your favorite fashion and beauty bloggers are all set for the 5th installment of Bloggers United!

Get ready for another round of intense shopping experience as 60+ of the country's top fashion bloggers open their closets once again in a big bazaar this June 1, from 10am to 8pm at our best venue yet, the SMX Convention Center (Function Room 3)! Bloggers United gets even BIGGER with our partner bazaar The Great Luxe Sale of Mall of Asia and SMX, happening from May 31 to June 2 at the SMX Hall 1.

Celebrity bloggers Divine Lee, Victor Basa, Laureen Uy, Camille Co, Nicole Anderson, and Maggie Wilson will all grace the event, plus international blogger Maya Kibbel of Elle Girl Japan!
End summer with a bang at BU5! Here's what to expect:
  1. Great finds for less, perfect for revamping your look as another school year starts!
  2. Meet and interact with your favorite bloggers and online friends!
  3. Contribute to Bloggers United 5's partner charity Diksyunaryo Atbp. Bring old and/or new books as we will accept donations at the registration booth!
  4. Lots of games, music, and other exciting surprises from our BU5 partners!
Don't forget to charge your cameras, stash some extra cash, and dress your best as we celebrate another day of personal style and expression! Tickets will be sold for P100 available in all SM Cinemas nationwide. You could also buy at the venue. Use GCASH to purchase your tickets to get 50% discount, plus awesome freebies! See you there!


For more information and updates, follow Bloggers United:

Official Hashtag: #BU5

In Partnership with:

Co-Presenters
Marie Claire

Major Sponsors

Minor Sponsors

Media Sponsors

Donors

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

GODIVA SKIN CARE x BU5 GIVEAWAY

Here's a quick giveaway brought to you by Godiva Skin Care and Bloggers United!

Here's how to join:
a Rafflecopter giveaway

There will be a total of 10 winners!
3 winners will get 1 Godiva Skin Care set + 2 BU5 passes each
7 winners will get 2 BU5 passes each

Announcement of winners will be on Friday afternoon. Good luck and see you all this Saturday!

LOOK LIKE A CEO... NOT! #97 - BEAVIS AND BUTT-HEAD (+SUITEBLANCO STORE VISIT)

This post is all about THE shirt and the store where I got it. I also call this look, and I quote from a lookbook commenter, badass. But hey, you can also call this "dumbass" (since I'm sporting a Beavis and Butt-head shirt) but on second thought, let's just go back to badass shall we?


Now, what are you lookin' at?
Suiteblanco jacket, shirt and chinos
Converse AC/DC "Powerage" Chuck Taylors
Suiteblanco shirt; Kenneth Cole watch
Converse AC/DC "Powerage" Chuck Taylors
On to where I got most of the cool stuff you see in this look, they're from SUITEBLANCO! Pause, and read all about them HERE. Now you know who they are, it's time to check out the store.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

SM MILANOS SHOPPING SPREE PROMO

Two (2) lucky fans of Milanos Shoes will get a chance to win Php5,000 worth of SM GCs and Php5,000 worth of Milanos merchandise! All you have to do is download this photo (see below) from Milanos Shoes Facebook page, upload it on your wall and tag @MilanosShoes!
For the complete details of the promo, click HERE.

Tag SM Milanos on any of their Social Networking Sites:

MARSHALL MONITOR IS HERE!

The highly anticipated Marshall Monitor is now available in the Philippines! The Monitor embodies the power and strength that is Marshall in a headphone, with hi-fi prowess and larger-than-life sound.
Its slender over-ear construction delivers superior noise isolation without the bulk. Monitor is embossed with a white script logo and black vinyl leather, evoking the spirit of those legendary vintage amps, while the heavy-duty cast metal hinges, brass accents and plug make it full-out roadworthy. The completely detachable double-ended coil cord with mic and remote can be worn on either the right or left side. The extra 3.5mm socket allows you to share your music. When you're done, fold 'em up and stow them away in the canvass carrying pouch.
THE SOUND
Resonating with the power of live performance, Monitor produces deep bass with extended highs and natural, well-balanced mids. Its custom-made low distortion 40mm drivers cover the entire frequency range. Even at high playback levels, the sound is punchy and dynamic. With the Monitor's F.T.F. system, you can choose your own sound experience - a warmer, laid back sound, or a brighter and clearer sound.

Marshall Monitor is available at Digital Walker in the following branches: SM Aura, Cagayan de Oro, Market! Market!, Virra Mall, Abreeza, Alabang Town Center, SM Cebu, Eastwood, Magnolia, SM Mall of Asia, Subic and Trinoma.

Monday, May 27, 2013

PFW HOLIDAY 2013 - PENSHOPPE

"We've always had an opinion on fashion and style and its connection to Filipinos. But this time, a much bolder move in bridging the gap between international and local fashion scene. A shirt is not just a shirt; it is a link to one's lifestyle. And being confident with that lifestyle is what matters, and this is where Penshoppe comes in, offering wide gamut of products with a global aesthetic." - Jeff Bascon, Penshoppe's Brand Director

I have a newfound respect to the brand. And with what you've presented at the Philippine Fashion Week Holiday 2013, Jeff, you did not disappoint. Congratulations!

Divided into three distinct segments, Penshoppe's Holiday 2013 collection featured carefully constructed garments and innovative designs that push the boundaries of modernity and freshness, and explores the dichotomy between tradition and novelty.

Opening the show was Camo Punk, a collection bursting with attitude.


Utilizing denim, flat knits, burnout jersey, leather, and coated twill for bottoms, the line-up boasts an edgy mix of pullovers, studded tees, and leather pieces, among others.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

AN A.M. A DAY #2 - FIREWATER

It actually never crossed my mind nor have I considered it that something as intense as the color red and light as the sky's color will go well together. It would be like mixing fire with water — or so I thought. But doing so in the clear sense of the word, the water will overwhelm the fire and clearly, that's the case here.


Ray-Ban aviators
Basic House button downs
Uniqlo jeans
Wade slip-ons
SM Accessories bracelet
I call this look "Firewater," as inspired by Alonso Mateo.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

PFW HOLIDAY 2013 - JAG (PART 2)

Project Runway judge and Marie Claire's creative director Nina Garcia headlined the JAG ORIGINS show for the 2013 Philippine Fashion Week at the SMX Convention Center.

The renowned fashion journalist and style icon gave a sneak preview of JAG ORIGINS — a series of talks on fashion, marketing and creative thinking that targets the industry and art/fashion students.
with the talk's moderator, Boy Abunda
JAG ORIGINS is a creative platform that spreads art, design and creative inspiration.
As the inaugural speaker of JAG ORIGINS, Nina brought to the fore her over two decades of experience in the fashion industry, whose highlights include being fashion director at Elle magazine for 17 years, and at Marie Claire for four years.
It will be an annual seminar with a panel of key influencers from around the world that are industry leaders and insiders
With degrees from Boston University and Fashion Institute of Technology, Nina has written four books about style, and presently hosts Decoding Style on AOL.
This annual gathering will be the discussion that will inspire Filipino fashion thinking. It will be the spark.
Nina Garcia also enjoys strong following on social media, with millions of supporters on her Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and Tumblr accounts.
To inspire budding creatives, JAG also invited three of the country's most promising designers Jerome Salaya Ang, Norman Noriega and Jeffrey Rogador to each create and showcase a special collection for the event.

PFW HOLIDAY 2013 - JAG (PART 1)

JAG made headlines by bringing Marie Claire's creative director and Project Runway judge Nina Garcia to the Philippines to talk and provide a sneak preview of JAG ORIGINS. More about this on my next post but first, the show...

Opening for the JAG ORIGINS show at the Philippine Fashion Week Holiday 2013 are the winners of 2013's Bb. Pilipinas pageant...
Bb. Pilipinas 1st Runner Up Pia Wurtzbach; 2013 Supranational Philippines Mutya Johanna Datul
Bb. Pilipinas - Tourism Joanna Cindy Miranda; Bb. Pilipinas - International Bea Rose Santiago
...with last year's Miss Universe-Philippines, Janine Tugonon.
Bb. Pilipinas-Universe 2013 Ariella Arida; Miss Universe 2012 1st runner-up, Janine Tugonon
Followed by the launch of JAG's Holiday 2013 collection which featured Ankle Cut Jeans for women and Stretch Denim for men.

Friday, May 24, 2013

STYLEBIBLE.PH FEATURE: PHFW HOLIDAY 2013 - DAY 1

1st day of Fashion Week. All set for a chilly evening.
Zara jacket
SM Accessories scarf
Folded and Hung v-neck shirt
Lee Cooper skinny jeans
Forever21 boots
The inspiration:

Thursday, May 23, 2013

STYLEBIBLE.PH FEATURE: FOREVER21 OPENING AT SM AURA

Feeling Forever 21 at the Forever21 opening at SM Aura.
Zara jacket
Basic House shirt
Uniqlo jeans
Topman braces and shoes
Ray-Ban clubmasters
My inspiration:

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

CRUMPLER BAGS ON SALE!

Get 50% discount on selected Crumpler bags when you buy Php2,000 worth of Crumpler products at any of the following Crumpler stores:
  • Bonifacio High Street
  • SM Megamall
  • Trinoma
  • Robinsons Magnolia
  • Shangri-La Plaza Mall

Like Crumpler Philippines on Facebook and follow @CrumplerPH on Twitter for more updates!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

AN A.M. A DAY #1 - TOUGH

I'm starting a new look series on my blog where I'm gonna copy someone's style.

It's more convenient for me that way since I don't need to talk much about why I'm wearing this, where I wore that 'coz honestly? I'm getting tired of talking. (To be really, really honest? I'm just lazy. Hoho.)
Tough

Ray-Ban aviators
Zara jacket
Nick Automatic shirt
Topman pants
Lacoste shoes
SM Accessories bag
So why "An A.M. A Day"?

Monday, May 20, 2013

I'M MAKING THE MOVE...

Literally! That's what I have been doing for the past couple of weeks. You see I just transferred my office to a more convenient and better place and it's customary that whenever I do that, I also transfer to a new house. I know, I'm weird. But I want you to know that I'm all settled now. Well, sort of.

One thing that I didn't passed on is the opportunity to take part in the whole moving process. It felt great to sweat it all out with all the carrying and placing and arranging and, you get the idea. I'm not the type who devotes time to exercise but I found out that for every movement I do with my body, not necessarily exercise activities, it contributes to my well-being fitness-wise. That's what I learned at the MOVE store launch.

Conceptualized by the same team responsible for the award-winning RUNNR specialty store chain, MOVE aims to change the way people approach health and fitness. Inspired by the quote from Aristotle, "Life is Movement," Quorum President Toby Claudio found himself with a burning desire to change lives by simply getting people to move to stay fit. To do that, MOVE fitness lifestyle store offers its customers a goal-based approach called the "MOVE BODY PROJECT" to their store experience.
The Move Body Project starts off with a free full-body composition analysis using a state-of-the-art machine previously available only in hospitals.
Then MOVE's fitness consultants assist customers in identifying their state of health and help them mark the starting point of their journey to better fitness. That's what we are doing in the following photos.

10K LIKES FOR A HAIR-FREE DAY!

Help Pink Parlour reach 10,000 likes on Facebook! Once they do, FB fans will automatically have a privilege to join Pink Parlour's Hair Free Day where they will get up to 75% discount on signature treatments like Brazilian Waxing, Half Leg and Underarm Waxing!
Like Pink Parlour on Facebook now!
You can also follow @pinkparlourph on Twitter and Instagram

BASIC HOUSE OPENS AT SM MEGAMALL

Good news to us fans of Korean brand Basic House! Their third store (and the most accessible!) is now open at SM Megamall!

And to celebrate, I along with some of Manila's fashionable online peeps, were invited at their store opening to spend the afternoon shopping and more! It rained cupcakes, ice cream (Korean, of course!) and Basic House gift certificates! And that's on top of the 20% off on regular items that was offered to guests exclusively on that day only. And oh, there was a KPop Flash Mob too! Watch it HERE.

Congratulations Basic House and RSSI!
RSSI's Owen, Christine, Blogger Lloyd and RSSI's Ed Dizon
Christine and Catch

Kelly (second from left) and his co-RSSI League of Fashion
More photos!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

#WANDERLANDMUSICFEST #THECRUMPLERTAKEOVER

It's a double HT for you today.

Starting with how I looked like yesterday at the most awesome and coolest music festival of the year, Wanderland. #sober
Ray-Ban wayfarers
Nick Automatic shirt
SM Accessories bracelets
Topman pants and shoes
Brought a backpack for a change. Pa-hipster lang I know but that's how I survived the event with all my gadgets, spare change and a quarter of my house in it.

And this is how my Crumpler Proud Stash woke up today. It got pimped!
The other HT refers to the contest mechanics of The Crumpler Takeover which I mentioned several posts ago. Since we're on the topic of survival, if you want your bag to last this school year (and the next…and the next...), get the latest Crumpler bag, the Proud Stash! It not only boasts of the same quality which the brand is known for but it also comes at a more affordable price! For more color choices, click HERE.

Now if you're feeling lucky, why not join #TheCrumplerTakeOver and get a chance to win either a Proud Stash or a Ludicrous Debacle? All you have to do is tweet @CrumplerPH a photo of your dying bag along with the hashtag #TheCrumplerTakeOver. Try squeezing in a little story for good measure! For more details, click HERE.

LYLE & SCOTT VINTAGE SUMMER 2013

Heritage brand Lyle & Scott presents a selection of reinvented classics that perfectly captures its Scottish roots, better appealing to a more modern, style-savvy market. Its Spring/Summer 2013 collection, called Vintage Summer is inspired by the British Youth Casuals Culture during the mid 80's and perfectly complements the brand's contemporary aesthetic.

Offering more than just the usual collared shirts and other preppy basics befitting of the modern gentleman, Lyle & Scott continuous to tap into the more fashion forward sentiments of today's more style conscious individuals through a more sophisticated approach to casual wear.

Hence, its Spring/Summer 2013 collection is filled with pieces in a more eye-catching palette and in styles that are perfect for everyday wear.

Key pieces from Lyle & Scott's Vintage Summer collection include lightweight color blocked parkas, bold striped polos, flecked jacquard knits, and pastel marl sweatshirts - all showcasing fun twists on popular classics.

Complementing these highly-wearable pieces is the brand's Spring/Summer 2013 color palette that is very much reminiscent of the 80's like bold primary colors of Windsor Blue, Fern Green, Spectra Yellow and Red.

These all contrast well with the pastel shades that were all used in the collection like Rosette Pink, Light Blue, and Pastel Yellow while White brings in a delightful freshness into the collection.

For a refreshing take on classic streets, make sure to check out Lyle & Scott's Vintage Summer collection available in General Bonifacio High Street, Bratpack Greenbelt 5, and Bratpack Alabang Town Center.

LOOK LIKE A CEO... NOT! #96 - #MYOH2013

The only time/event of the year where a semi-formal look with flip flops is acceptable is the Make Your Own Havaianas event. The only time I say because as much as I love the idea of working in my Havaianas, I can't. I'm not Willie. I don't own a yacht.

This is what I wore to the media night of #MYOH2013 (Make Your Own Havaianas 2013). I originally wore my "Blue Eagles" Havaianas that night but decided to make the whole look interesting for this shoot with a pop of color from the other pair I made. Mas bagay daw sabi ni Robby Carmona.
Ray-Ban wayfarers
Basic House blazer
Uniqlo shirt
Lee jeans
Havaianas
Two things that I will never let go from this look no matter how many Bloggers United I'll be participating in are listed numbers 6 and 7 respectively on F*ck Yeah Menswear's 11 Essentials.

No.6 is this navy blazer I bought from Basic House (Yesterday's the opening of their Megamall store —I got the same style in a different color)
Ray-Ban wayfarers; Basic House navy blazer
and No.7 is my eyewear brand of choice

Saturday, May 18, 2013

UP TO 70% AT THE BODY SHOP'S MIND-BLOWING ANNIVERSARY SALE!

The Body Shop is celebrating its 17th Anniversary and as a treat, they are offering up to 70% off on a wide selection of bestselling and iconic The Body Shop products.

For this season, grab The Body Shop's limited edition products. Stock on the limited Blueberry, Brazil Nut, and Almond body butters.

 Feel refreshed after an afternoon of activities with Raspberry and Peach bath and body range.

Start the White Gardenia trend with its Eau de Toilette, body mist and body cream or freshen up with Apple Blossom Eau de Toilette. All these at 40% off!

As an added Anniversary Treat, spend a minimum of Php2,000 pesos and get an eco-mug designed by student-winners from University of Santo Tomas College of Fine Arts and Design and De La Salle College of Saint Benilde School of Design and Arts.

Mind Blowing Sale starts April 30 in all The Body Shop stores nationwide!