Monday, September 30, 2013


Oist, si Paul, ansipag. Two looks in one day!
HYPE on Lookbook
Throwing the formality of this post out the window along with that first line. After all, it was a Monday when I wore this look to the office so formality schmormality.

But really, it would be lame if I won't post this today given that tomorrow's Tuesday and that the rest of this post contains my SM Accessories September haul.


Very timely that I'm posting this since he just appeared in last night's GGV.

See how he has grown from this kid (pre-Little Big Star)...

to this kid (post-Little Big Star)...

to this mature guy with equally mature sounding single from his latest album.

Catch Sam Concepcion live as he promotes his album, Infinite, this October.


See all those pencils on my shirt? I earned all of those from too much thinking. I'm what you call the "think tank" (in terms of concepts, gimmicks for the brand, etc, etc…) in the company.
HYPE on Lookbook
But did you know that too much thinking not only gets you pencils? You'll also get eyebags, thinning hair, occasional breakouts (and breakdowns too) among other things. Yep, experienced/survived all of those already. My advice? Try to strike a balance between too much thinking and not thinking at all —if that even makes sense.
Photos by Jeffrey Canaria
On a lighter note, I got a compliment from this guy working for Fully Booked on the day I wore this look. He was like "Sir, ang ganda ng Nick Automatic nyo ah!" and I was like, "Oh, salamat." Though the comment exchange was short, it somehow made my day.
Uniqlo jeans | Nick Automatic shirt
Wade loafers | Suiteblanco belt | SM Accessories watch | Ray-Ban frames
Have a great week ahead people!

Sunday, September 29, 2013


One of my favorite blogger (favorite former staff too! Shh…) has an announcement to make.

Le Caprice is now open!!

Them pretty photos… Staring at them makes me feel sleepy...

Saturday, September 28, 2013


I have never seen, held, and handed away so many Instax films in my life before. Today, I was the Instax Guy at the 2013 Candy Fair.

My Instax weapon of choice? The new Instax Mini Neo 90 Classic.

Friday, September 27, 2013


Two things: Guys like LA Aguinaldo and Fujifilm Instax! Those are what to expect when you go to Metrotent tomorrow between 10am to 6pm as Candy Magazine celebrates the biggest teen event of the year, Candy Fair 2013.
LA, sorry for the "Johnny Bravo" illusion of the photo. You're tall, I'm not so I hope you understand. Haha.

Drop by the Instax booth and let your inner creativity loose by designing your own Instax photos. Free photos and art supplies provided. And watch out for the Instax Guy! *ehem* I'll be snapping photos of you cute Candy girls. See you all tomorrow!


Stemming from a vivid imagination and an unadulterated passion for footwear, Res | Toe | Run, is thrilled to launch "Music Kicks," a music video competition open to students with a huge affinity of cool kicks, a deep well of imagination, and a crisp memory of the glory days of MTV.

On October 5 at the activity center of Trinoma Mall, get to enjoy a variety of energetic performances that range from a fusion dance act, a beat box acapella show, and even a band performance. Join us and see which among the 9 participating school will emerge victorious and bag not only prizes but recognition as well!

So, don't miss this chance to relive the glory days of analog story-telling as the young and wild share their tales of heartaches, celebrations, misunderstandings, pleasures, failures, and success through a perspective from down below.

Thursday, September 26, 2013


Giordano opens its first Korean-themed store in the Philippines, marking the first wave of K-Fashion choices in Giordano Philippines shores.

Located in Shoppesville, Greenhills, the new store carries items from Giordano Hong Kong and now, Korea. Will show you the new look of the store the next time I visit. The turn out of the event (which is good) made it impossible for me to take decent photos but promise, on my next Giordano post. I'm planning to go back and hoard those nice colored denims!

The first collection from Korea features an assortment of cotton-blend pique polos for men and muted solid cotton tops in premium slub and polyester-blend fabrics for women.
The second wave of Korean style pieces is slated to arrive in Giordano Philippines stores nationwide this October.
Bumped into RJ Roque (two days in a row!) and the ever elusive Lloyda.
Hey guys!
The introduction of the new Giordano store also presents its newest celebrity endorsers —Korean actors So Ji-Sub and Shin Min Ah of "What Happened in Bali" and "My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox" fame, respectively.

Check out more photos of the campaign and Giordano's latest collection here:

Wednesday, September 25, 2013


Ok, I just got my groove back in updating the blog with my looks. My internal alarm system buzzed me that you might forget that I do fashion too. Haha.
HYPE on Lookbook
This one has been in the drafts bank for quite a while already so whatever stories associated with this look, I don't recall much of. Well, just partly.

But allow me to highlight yet another multi-functional bag which now belongs to my collection of well, ah, multi-functional bags. And speaking of bags, I think I won a luggage on the day I wore this look to a flight related store launch. There goes the memories rushing back to my head now… like a sudden gust of wind. Aha! Witty. Hoho.
Salvatore Mann two-way leather bag
The bag? It can be carried by its top handle and be worn as a regular backpack.


If you frequent both The Fort Strip and Bonifacio High Street, chances are you already came across this wall mural during one of your "crossovers" between the two places.
It's one of the works of Filipino graffiti artist Dee Jae Pa'este. The closest encounter I've had of him was at the Bensimon PH launch wherein some of his works were displayed at the makeshift Parisian setup in Enderun (and by closest, I meant just his works, not him).
This Sunday, September 29, I will get to personally meet and see him do his magic as he completes his third (and last) mural at the walls of Sky Dome, Sky Garden in SM North EDSA. He started painting the first wall last September 15, 2013.

You're also invited too! Drop by and let us all witness Dee Jae Pa'este completes his masterpiece at the Sky Garden this Sunday.

To see more of his work, visit

For more exciting events and updates, like SM North EDSA on Facebook and follow @smnorthedsa on Instagram!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013


I have long given up solving the mystery behind women's obsession with shoes. It's a discussion where men are always at the losing end. But did you know that the most sought after brand of shoes for women were designed by men? Stuart Weitzman, for instance.

The brand recently opened its flagship boutique in the Philippines at SM Aura Premier last August 8, 2013.
Aziza Mondonedo | Connie Haw, Vicki Abary, Salome Uy and Princess Monjierra-Disini
Stuart Weitzman, the King of Boots, has become synonymous with fashion and function. His stylish designer shoes are adored by celebrities and shoppers around the world. Based on the turnout of local celebrities and guests in its Philippine opening, right.
Jenni Epperson | Tessa Prieto-Valdez
Known for his sexy stilettos and evening sandal designs, Stuart Weitzman store at SM Aura Premier offers the full collection including boots, career, flats and weather. Stuart Weitzman understands that a great shoe is more than form or function; it's about making a woman feel beautiful. For more than 25 years, his designs have garnered a very loyal customer base as accessible luxury footwear with great fit, style, and comfort.
Jessica Kienle, Stuart Weitzman Ambassador | Janice Go (General Manager Stuart Weitzman Philippines), Roberta Lee (VP Marketing Stuart Weitzman Asia), and Loris Damiani (Managing Director of Supply Chain Integration and Distribution Inc.)
Designer Stuart Weitzman said, "Manila is one of Asia's most beautiful cities whose women have sought out our shoes in their worldwide travels. I'm excited to launch my first boutique to showcase the complete range of Stuart Weitzman designs with our own retail environment. Filipinas will enjoy and embrace the Stuart Weitzman brand as we get to know one another."
Kim Chanpongco | Tisha Verzosa and Emil Perez
With the help of LifestyleAsia, the event began with speeches given by Deputy Editor and Associate Publisher of LifestyleAsia Cheryl Tiu, VP for Operations, SM Premier Malls Steven Tan, VP Marketing Stuart Weitzman Asia Roberta Lee, and Editor-in-Chief of LifestyleAsia Anna Sobrepena. Fifteen personalities were then revealed as Stuart Weitzman's Ambassadors with each wearing their signature Stuart Weitzman footwear, of course.
Stuart Weitzman Ambassadors: Zandra Ty, Anna Sobrepena (EIC of LifestyleAsia), Cheryl Tiu (Deputy Editor and Associate Publisher of LifestyleAsia), Sari Yap (CEO and Founder of One Mega Group), Dr. Aivee Teo, Fely Atienza, Pops Fernandez, Ria Prieto, Jessica Kienle, Marilen Gonzales Elizalde, Mikaela Lagdameo-Martinez, Audrey Tan-Zubiri, Cristalle Belo, Jerika Ejercito, and Frannie Jacinto
This year also marks the 20th anniversary of Stuart Weitzman's iconic 5050 —a personal favorite of Angelina Jolie.

Thus, the boots will take center stage in the brand's Fall/Winter 2013 global ad campaign, and will feature the legendary Kate Moss, captured by Mario Testino. The creative strategy, especially the continuing visual vocabulary of black and white photography, plays on the concept that Stuart Weitzman's are the first thing a woman puts on in the morning and the last thing she takes off at night. Yet, the styling will take a different turn - minimalist in concept but with an edgy aesthetic that mirrors Moss' effortless signature look, which has catapulted her to international style.
Vamp Black Kid Php21,000
See the rest of Stuart Weitzman Fall/Winter 2013 Collection (complete with price guide) after the break.

Monday, September 23, 2013


The first ever published work of Stephen King has another movie adaptation only this time, the character has evolved. The character's now being played by Kick Ass girl, Chloe Grace Moretz. Not your typical Carrie.

No way will I bully that kid.

Check out the movie trailers then...

This was the first Carrie movie I've seen

This one's made for TV (there was also a musical!)

and now.

Now is it necessary to do a remake of the film? To address the issue of bullying, yes.

Watch this video from Shane Koyczan.

Sunday, September 22, 2013


All these work, late night planning, and attending events/blogger duties is making me miss my regular facial treatments (which you shouldn't especially if your work entails you to be "exposed" to the public for the most part of the day). I'm not complaining but I strongly suggest that you try to visit your facial clinic at least once a month.

The missing part was deliberate though.

I have this skin condition wherein I tend to break out more if I have a facial while in a "stressed" condition. It usually takes me 2 − 3 days to relax and get myself ready for a visit to the clinic (I go to Flawless in case you're wondering) but never was I in my 100% complete state of mind when I do so. I'm the type of person who doesn't understand the true essence of spa and pampering. For facial treatments, I easily get bored in waiting especially during the steaming process and the mask. On top of that, I can't help but also burden myself with thoughts like "Are the hands of the aesthetician handling me clean? Did she wash them before touching my face?" will run in my head all throughout the procedure. Of course I'm confident that Flawless staff follow strict protocols when it comes to hygiene but what made me even more confident now is the emphasis my favorite clinic is giving to the big "H" with their "Guaranteed Hygienic" campaign.

I just have to see and experience it myself when I went to Flawless' SM Megamall branch last week. See that "Guaranteed Hygienic" stamp?
Yes. Flawless takes them seriously.

Saturday, September 21, 2013


Join the Axe Apollo Hyperdrive Promo and be the third pinoy to go to space!
Promo Mechanics:
1. Buy an AXE Apollo Body Spray
2. Text AXE [store name] [last 3 digits of the receipt no.] to 2600
3. Only one person will be declared as the third representative to the Axe Apollo Global Space Camp, if you won't be that lucky person, Samsung Galaxy S3 Smartphones will also be up for grabs as consolation prizes!

Watch out for the last two draws:
September 27, 2013 − 3 Samsung Galaxy S3 Smartphones
September 30, 2013 − Grand Prize Ticket to AASA; 3 Samsung Galaxy S3 Smartphones

Like Axe Philippines on Facebook for more updates.

Friday, September 20, 2013


Today was a good day.

Thursday, September 19, 2013


Bad ass boots. That's what pops into mind every time I hear the name Stuart Weitzman. Sarah never fails to gush her heart out on her thousands of pesos "lust" everytime we visit SM Aura (that's where the flagship store of the brand in the country is). We were just there yesterday to attend a couple of events. Those boots? Memorable. No wonder Sarah's crazy about it.

Stuart Weitzman opened their store in Milan today (September 19, 2013) coinciding with the launch of their latest campaign "Made For Walking".

Here are some stills from the shoot.

Watch the video of Stuart Weitzman's #MadeForWalking campaign starring Kate Moss.
To know more, visit -Watch.Walk.Win.

Get your boots now at SM Aura Premier!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013


To mark the 25th anniversary of Ayala Land, gift giving and the spreading of good will and cheers are taken to a whole new level without losing the spirit of fun, love, spontaneity, and camaraderie.

Around lunchtime last September 13, Ayala Land kicked off at Makati, the country's leading city for business, lifestyle, entertainment and culture the first of its "Random Acts of Kindness" series.

The air was filled with a festive atmosphere as bell ringing greeters and gift-bearers roamed the Ayala Triangle Gardens adorned with balloons and confetti as ALI's very own ALI-gator mascot announced the many surprises of the day, flash mob style, catching everybody by surprise. Radio jock, social media influencer and TV host Sam YG, joined the well wishers that activity filled day.

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