Thursday, October 29, 2015

CASIO OPENS ITS DOORS TO COUNTRY'S FIRST G-FACTORY PREMIUM STORE

It's time! (And let me add, finally!)

Casio opens doors to its first G-Factory Premium Store in the country!

Just the 2nd of its kind in the world, the G-Factory Premium store will carry G-SHOCK's premium watch line along with other CASIO watches.

But before I let you in on the premium watch line the store carries (it deserves a separate post), allow me to share to you some snaps from the launch which was held last September 29, 2015 at Greenbelt 5.

LOOKBOOK 290 + CAPITAL STORE LAUNCH

Still need costume ideas for this weekend's Halloween celebration? Here's an idea: pair a joggers and a pullover (layering is strongly encouraged), wear your freshest kicks, and anyeong-haseyo your way as a K-Pop artist.
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H&M pullover
Topman joggers
Asics sneakers

HYPE on Lookbook.nu
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G-Shock watch
A good pair of sneakers is very vital because Koreans love to walk. At least in my observation over the short period of time I stayed in their country. Having their kind of climate probably motivates them too and if there are two things I learned about Koreans when it comes to their preference with sneakers, it'd be style and function.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

FASHION PUNCTUATION BY PEOPLE FOOTWEAR AND HERSCHEL SUPPLY

It's not everyday that I'm "inspired" to dress up. There are days when you just have it, or you don't. On days that I don't, I sometimes start by matching my shoe with something other than what I'm actually gonna wear (like accessories) in order for me to build up a look.

Take this peg, for example.

Obviously, my People footwear and Herschel bag were a perfect match.

The Vancouver-based brands teamed up for the 'Fashion Punctuation', which happened last October 3, 2015 at the Alabang Town Center to celebrate its Canadian roots and commitment to create quality products. The event also extended the statement of how undeniably versatile each brand's goods are through an afternoon full of fashion, expression and creativity.

The event featured 12 different fashion styles that one can surely identify with; these styles are topped off with the "punctuation" of the perfect pair of People footwear and Herschel bag, just like ending a well-written sentence - all of which are craftily displayed through very Instagram-worthy flat lays.

MADE FOR THE MODERN TRAIL

Autumn looks dreamy in photos, no? But don't be fooled by the illusion of warmth and comfort which the colors red, gold, and brown promise because in reality, the temperature falls in Fall.
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But why bother with the cold when the cold doesn't bother you anyway (forgive me) when the end result of your game with Hypothermia are Instagram-worthy photos? Ganyan tayong bloggers eh.

CAMOUFLAGE FOR VELOCI'S HOLIDAY 2015 COLLECTION

A wise friend (Hi Sarah Tirona!) once told me that the camouflage print is classic. It will never go out of style. This was her response when I asked her if it's just a trend some couple of years ago. Every cool people I know was wearing the print back then.

And true enough, Italian-inspired watch brand Veloci embraces the immortal trend with the launch of its Holiday timepieces.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

LOOKBOOK 288 + DUNE LONDON A/W 2015 MEN'S COLLECTION

Who would've thought that I just needed a quick trip to South Korea to bring back the "drive" I somehow lost in blogging. If you've noticed, I've been diverting much of my social media presence on Instagram (follow me! @paultheprguy) these days. But that's about to change because I promised myself to make an effort to blog as regularly as possible. After all, I started as a blogger. Now, I'm back!
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HYPE on Lookbook.nu
I have South Korea to thank because the country is just inspiring!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

DR. MARTENS X MARK WIGAN

"Paris has Toulouse Lautrec, London's got Wigan. That's the nom de nib of Mr. Mark Williams -an artist who poser packed drawings immortalise the murky menagerie of late night hipsterdom"
- NEW MUSICAL EXPRESS

You would already know what to expect from this collaboration between Dr. Martens and Mark Wigan from this statement alone.
Mark Wigan is one of the UK's most influential graphic artists.He creates social and cultural hieroglyphs for our time. His vivid landscapes team with schematic figures, neon skeletons, boss eyes, wiggy antenna, plants, totemic forms and Jungian ark of hybrid creatures which form intricate patterns within a techni-colour chaos of paint.
For AW15, Dr. Martens have collaborated with Wigan to create a collection including both footwear and accessories. They wanted to work with Mark due to his unique take on club and youth culture, depicting diversity, fashion, music and the cultural melting pot which has always celebrated self-expression, style and identity which is as relevant now as it was back in the day and rings true to the values if the brand. Mark Stands for "Drawing Inspiration from Music".
The collection includes 6 footwear styles in three different prints and a nylon backpack. For both the white and black Buffalo style Padded Collar 6-Eye Boot and the 3-Eye 8053 Shoe, Wigan has created prints exclusively to Dr. Martens. These unisex styles carry his signature on each tongue and an array of unique graphics. 'In Full Global Effect' is printed on the quarter panel of the boot, which neatly summarises Wigan's fascination with the colourful world of clubs and night-life.
For the 8-Eye Core Print Pascal Boot and Core print 1461 3-Eye Shoe, a segment of one of Wigan's original paintings from a Soho nightclub in the 1980s has been printed on the new Multi Kaboom Softy T leather. Wigan intended the brash detail of his art to disorientate clubbers with its hectic, neon patterns.
For 'Party People' 8 eye boot and 3 eye shoe black and white line drawing feature high profile characters from the Wag Club in the 1980s, such as Vivienne Westwood, Andy Warhol, Stephen Jones, Lee Bowery and Steve Strange has been applied to Softy T-Leather. Reminiscent of Buffalo style's monochrome fascination but also of alternative graphic novels and cartoon culture.
To know more about the Dr. Martens x Mark Wigan collaboration and its availability in the Philippines, Like Dr. Martens Philippines on Facebook and follow @drmartensph on Instagram.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

LUSH DISCONTINUED PRODUCTS

Sad news, good news.

The sad: We're saying goodbye to some old favorites from Lush like shower gels and bathbombs (But you still have until October 14 to stock up on your faves like the products featured below!).

The good news? It's Lush's way of welcoming new collection of exciting and innovative products!

  • Mangnificent Soap - Totally tropical, fabulously fruity hand and body soap packed with mango, neroli, Sicilian lemon and mandarin essential oils. Php325/100g
  • Ultimate Shine Shampoo Bar - For unbelievable shine; Violet leaf, ylang ylang and elemi oils will transform hair into lustrous shiny tresses. Php425
  • Zest Styling Gelly - For a wow do without wobble; An orangey hair gelly to give great hold without grease. Packed full of zesty ingredients. Php895
To know more, follow @LushCosmeticsPH on Instagram! #LushPH

Monday, October 12, 2015

URBANEARS FALL/WINTER 2015 COLLECTION

If we had four seasons in the Philippines, Fall would have to be my favorite. But since we don't, then wet season it is. Good thing Korea (and Japan!) is just a mere four hours away from our country making it accessible for sentimental people like me to experience the whole drama that is Fall.
Incheon International Airport looks gloomy but still magnificent in the Flint Blue afternoon.
I also like the colors that are associated with the season and for its Fall/Winter 2015 collection, I think Urbanears captured the mood perfectly. Here's the latest from Urbanears and a sneak peek at my first day in South Korea aka how-I-managed-to-link-the-two-together.

ESPEROS WEEKEND WARRIOR - EDINBURGH

Anyeong-haseyo! I'm back from South Korea! I have good memories (I actually fell in love with Seoul) from this trip and just like the previous ones before this, I can't wait to share it with all of you. Of course, in my blog's perfect time. Haha. I still have unpublished stories from the last four countries I visited this year but there's a big chance that I'll feature this one first. Maybe.

My first day was spent surrounded with the first signs of Autumn in Incheon. The changing colors of the leaves actually complimented my Edinburgh Weekend Warrior bag which arrived just in time for my trip. Talk about perfect timing!
The Edinburgh Weekend Warrior retails at Php3,500
The Edinburgh Weekend Warrior is the sophisticated approach to your favorite weekend bag. Designed to carry everything you need for a vacation away, it is made of the same quality canvas used in vintage military gear. The Edinburgh Weekend Warrior is outfitted with two interior shoe pockets, nickel plated swivel-hook lanyards and an exterior pocket. This sleek overnighter will take you through your next jaunt!

Every product sold helps fund one year of education for a child in the developing world.

Esperos bags are available at COALITION Eastwood | COALITION Newport | COALITION Greenhills | COALITION Fairview | COALITION UP Town Center

For more information, follow @EsperosPh on Instagram. #EsperosPh

Saturday, October 3, 2015

SELECT UNIQLO STORES NOW CARRY SPECIAL COLLABORATIONS

UNIQLO offers its special collection only in its large stores in Metro Manila - SM Megamall, SM North EDSA, SM Aura and SM Mall of Asia. These branches have the widest and most complete selection of apparels for women, men, kids, and babies. The stores carry limited-edition pieces from international brands and designer collaborations such as DISNEY Magic For All, Ines De La Fressange, and UNIQLO's most recent partnership with French fashion designer Christophe Lemaire.

UNIQLO and LEMAIRE
The UNIQLO and LEMAIRE collection represents products that embody the LifeWear concept - simple made better - that is shared by both brands. Every item combines elegance with moderate relaxation and comfort, for modern and advanced wardrobe mainstays.
The much-anticipated collaboration showcases UNIQLO's high quality materials at a perfect price. Sophisticated yet accessible, it offers a timeless color palette of greens, navies, whites, and reds.
The men's and women's collections will be available in SM Megamall and SM Aura, two out of UNIQLO's four large stores starting October 2 until the end of Fall Winter 2015.
UNIQLO and Ines De La Fressange Paris
In 2013, former fashion model and muse of designer Karl Lagerfeld, Ines De La Fressange, re-launched her own brand, INES DE LA FRESSANGE PARIS, a luxury lifestyle brand that includes a wide range of products to create a truly Parisian style, from ready-to-wear apparel to interior decorations.
Forward to 2015, Ines combined her interest in UNIQLO's LifeWear with her unique sense of style, based on refined feminine beauty and authentic quality. The UNIQLO and INES DE LA FRESSANGE 2015 Collection Fall and Winter Collaboration employs wool and natural fabrics in  variety of styles and colors. Ines' jackets for this season retain traditional tailoring, while offering the modern comforts that women want.
Disney MAGIC FOR ALL Collection
The MAGIC FOR ALL 2015 Winter collection offers a wide range of products from Ultra-Light Down, fleece, flannel shirts, and UTs, to plush toys, umbrellas, room slippers and more. The collection features Walt Disney's beloved characters such as Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, as well as popular characters from Star Wars, Disney Pixar, Toy Story, Marvel's Avengers and Frozen.
To know more, like UNIQLO Philippines on Facebook and follow @uniqlophofficial on Instagram.

Friday, October 2, 2015

BEYOND THE BARRICADE (A TASTE OF LES MISERABLES)

The musical phenomenon, Les Miserables, is finally coming to Manila and along with it, good news for Smart Infinity Subscribers!

Subscribe to a Smart Infinity plan and get 2 VIP tickets (on top of the latest Samsung gadgets and more) to Les Miserables as it opens on March 11, 2016. Existing Smart Infinity subscribers will also enjoy Priority Booking and a 10% discount on all tickets (until October 29, 2015 only). To know more, go to http://smart.com.ph/infinity/lesmis.

Can't wait to see the show next year? Get a taste of Les Miserables (and then some) with Beyond The Barricade!

The UK's critically-acclaimed show Beyond The Barricade - a glittering concert of musical showstoppers featuring past principal performers from Les Miserables in the West End and on tour - will make its Philippine debut for one night only on October 7 at The Theatre At Solaire, Manila.

Musical theatre lovers and enthusiasts alike will be treated to a night of pure entertainment as the theater is filled with hit songs such as All I Ask Of You from The Phantom of the Opera, For Good from WICKED, The Heat Is On In Saigon from Miss Saigon, and The Circle of Life from Lion King, just to name a few. The night closes with a spectacular finale featuring seven songs from the much-awaited Les Miserables.

The former cast members of London's longest-running musical, Les Miserables, include Andy Reiss, who has played numerous male roles including Jean Valjean; David Fawcett, who played Valjean; Katie Leeming who played the role of Eponine; and Rebecca Vere, who played Cosette. They are joined by an ensemble of talented musicians to create an authentic live experience, capturing all the passions and orchestrations of the original shows.

The four talented performers have toured Europe, performed on the three Cunard liners - the Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria - and were also featured in the Les Miserables 25th Anniversary Concert staged at the O2 Arena in London, while Kate and Rebecca were ensemble vocalists in the Les Miserables movie.

Beyond the Barricade will play in Manila on 7th October at The Theatre at Solaire for one night only. Beyond the Barricade is produced in Manila by Lunchbox Theatrical Productions and Concertus Manila. Tickets are on sale through TicketWorld. Call 891-9999 or visit www.ticketworld.com.ph. For group bookings, email alma@ticketworld.com.ph.