Thursday, April 14, 2016


"We are thrilled to announce that UNIQLO will open four new stores in Luzon by May and two new stores in Visayas by June as we continue to bring high-quality and innovative clothing to Filipinos," says Katsumi Kubota, Chief Operating Officer of UNIQLO Philippines.

Joining UNIQLO stores in Luzon are branches in UP Town Center in Quezon City, Solenad 3 in Nuvali, Laguna, Evia Center Vista City in Daang Hari Road, Cavite City, and SM City Cabanatuan in Nueva Ecija.

UNIQLO is also expanding in Visayas with new stores in Iloilo City and Bacolod City, in addition to existing branches in SM City Cebu and SM Seaside City Cebu.

The new UNIQLO stores will offer its full range of everyday LifeWear essentials for men, women and children such as UT shirts, polos, blouses, denim jeans, leggings pants, and short pants. The stores will also carry proprietary products such as AIRism, HEATTECH, and Ultra-Light Down (ULD).

For more updates, fans may visit UNIQLO Philippines' website at and social media accounts,, and @uniqloph on Twitter and @uniqlophofficial on Instagram.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016


Two exciting things about UNIQLO this summer of 2016:

1. UNIQLO's 2016 Spring Summer collection.

2. And their new roster of world-class ambassadors. Say hello to BJ Pascual and Lea Salonga! (Missing at the launch were Antoinette Jadaone and Kenneth Cobonpue).

More on UNIQLO's summer collection,

"UNIQLO constantly develops products of high-quality by incorporating state-of-the-art functionality without compromising style," says Geraldine Sia, UNIQLO Philippines General Manager.  "We are thrilled to showcase the 2016 summer pieces which are fit for everyone's summer daily needs."

From hitting the beach
The scorching heat during summer makes almost everyone want to hit the beach. UNIQLO's offerings are created to match the needs of anyone who wants to cool down while under the sun. Whether it is a Linen shirt made of 100% French linen, or a Polo shirt made with lightweight materials, UNIQLO collections can make your summer cool and breathable. To achieve that effortless laid-back look, roll up the sleeves and pair it with UNIQLO Short Pants.
or the office,
The office shouldn't restrain one from being in style this summer. Beat the heat and veer away from unsightly sweat marks with UNIQLO's Polo shirt line that has a distinctive DRY technology that dries sweat quickly and suppresses odor. It is made with stretch material that gives the wearer extra comfort and more room to move, enabling them to keep up with their on-the-go lifestyles.
to achieving that perfect summer body at the gym,
Keep that summer body fit and healthy despite the rising temperature. Stay active by wearing comfortable sportswear pieces such as UNIQLO's AIRism products. AIRism fibers incorporate an anti-odor function to keep the wearer fresh even in the most humid conditions. Its design provides greater stretch and ease of movement for particularly active people.

and my favorite, shopping --UNIQLO has got you covered, literally.
Avoid summer stress with uncomfortable clothes. UNIQLO allows one to be cool and relax on a weekend day out with its sleeveless Linen tops and 100% cotton shirts. Matched with equally comfortable jogger pants, one can freely run from one shopping mall to another.
UNIQLO Lifewear 2016 Spring Summer is now available nationwide.

UNIQLO's new summer pieces have also added more patterns and colors to fit the daily lifestyle of Filipinos. Truly, UNIQLO is the brand of choice this summer with distinct innovation and basic style sensibilities.

For more updates, fans may visit UNIQLO Philippines' website at and social media accounts,, @uniqloph on Twitter, and @uniqlophofficial on Instagram.

Monday, April 11, 2016


From being wrapped up like a popsicle to sweating like a barbecue, I'm back in forever sunny Manila! Makes me want to go back to Korea and spend the rest of the summer there but that would be costly. And there's work, too. Good thing Baguio is just a few hours drive away.

Now that I've mentioned it, let me share to you the last time I went up the summer capital of the country.

Prior this trip, the last time I remember taking the bus to Baguio was way back in 1989. It was my first time.

Over the years (and after several non-bus rides later), I still find myself going up Baguio every now and then. Like Boracay, you don't get tired or say no to Baguio.
Photo taken on the last day going home.
You go to Baguio for two things: it's either for a reason or none at all. Now, I went there for a little of both. Actually, my reason's petty. I just wanna have a perfect backdrop to shoot my clothes at because some of them weren't that appropriate to wear anymore (jacket, anyone?) in the metro. And to think it was just early January when I went there. So there I was, bags (and yaya/photographer) in tow, taking the bus on my way Baguio for the nth time.

Friday, April 1, 2016


Diamond Elite Events & Promotions, Inc. (D.E.E.P.), has announced today the launch of La Couture Manila, a competition that aims to take fashion into greater heights and inspires the young Filipino designers by giving them the chance to make their own piece of creation.

La Couture Manila is a fashion showcase and a design competition created to discover the next big talent of the industry. Set to happen on April 16, 2016 at Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium in RCBC Plaza, Makati City, the competition is a gathering of competing young designers that will feature their work and talent. Fashion aspirants will come from ten (10) different schools like De La Salle University, University of the Philippines and Cebtral Institute of Fashion to name a few. The show will also feature the collection pieces from some of the well-renowned Filipino designers today like Mr. Frederick Peralta, Ms. Tina Daniac, Mr. Dobie Aranda and Mr. JC Ulanday.

La Couture Manila fashion competition will be judged by the final including some of the industry's experts, media representatives and local designers, and the winning piece will be based in the following criteria: Creativity, originality, market potential and overall visual appeal. The final competition will be directed by Mr. Robby Carmona.

To witness this fashion showcase of local Filipino designers, you may buy your tickets by contacting these numbers 09352195033 or email at and look for Ms. Abie Altez. Prices are at Php1,500 for VIP, Php1,000 for Mezzanine and Php500 for Balcony.