Friday, June 22, 2012

Scent of the Moment

In the world of style, wearing the latest fashion isn't just all about the clothes, accessories, bags and shoes. Oftentimes we do forget that the scent we use can be our best statement. From the endless designer and mass retail brands out there in the market, Manila's style and fashion finders recently found a new scent-sation to hit the local scene--Fille et Fils" (pronounced feey-ay-fees), which literally translates to "daughter and son."
The idea of "freshness" with buddies Trisha Salvador-Ocampo and Tricia Chiongbian-Concepcion came to mind in creating this must-have local line of scents and sensibilities. Groundbreaking with their first three Eau de Toilette sprays called Julien, Philipe, Cristiane -- now under their "classic" line of unisex scents -- the two young entrepreneurs use natural oils from France, recreating the freshness and feel of the morning dew, envigorating attraction of sweet fruits and irrisistable smell of a newly bathed baby. Keeping it real, these scents are essentially and aesthetically boasts of natural components without all the fuss and frills. After all,the most alluring and scentifying experience is au naturelle. The chic line comes in simple and chic packaging boasting of long lasting impressions that are practical and affordable.
Fille et Fils offers other types of sprays, including home and linen sprays, insect repellants, and Eau de Colognes specifically for feminine tastes that they call Sabine, Solaina, Renee, and Anya. This Girl Flower Power line is available at Tarte Tatin in Powerplant and Greenbelt 5. Another retail outlet that carries Fille et Fils is G-Stop, which has branches in Greenhills Bridgeway and Alabang Town Center. For more information, please visit their website or like them on their Facebook fan page: Fille et Fils Scent Therapy.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Denim Now

SM Men's Fashion once again turns up the heat at the start of the rainy season with their much awaited Just Delivered Jeans campaign. Now on its third year, SM launches the latest in local retail denim nation in trendsetting colours, cuts and on the radar styles. Undoubtedly, SM Mens Fashion showcases a range of irresistible brands men(and women) must-have in the change of seasons. Local denim is stepping into a global platform of progressive jeans fashion noteworthy of attention. The stellar cast in this year's monumental jeans campaign includes Hideo Muraoka, Benjamin Tang, Daniel Matsunaga, Zaydan Timpani, Pedro Mologni, Nathaniel Kiefer, Samir Ayeb,Diego Furoni and Gonzalo. Jeans this season has never been so haute and hot as Just Delivered Jeans unfolds a spectacular display of must-buy pieces. The wardrobe staple is moving into higher ground in a style setting feel of what denim is now. Photography by Jo Ann Bitagcol, styling by Luis Espiritu Jr.(menswear), Gio Palmiano and Mikey de Guzman (boys teenswear), associate styling by Rudolph Leonor and Mikka Velasquez, makeup by Bobby Carlos, hair by Jaime Sy.

Monday, June 4, 2012

A Step Ahead

In the Philippines, good local shoes for men are hard to find. There aren't much brands to choose from since there is an influx of international names that cover most of the market. Though this maybe the current situation, there are a handful of locally made men's shoes that standout and one of them is Salvatore Mann. The in house brand of SM for the modern gentleman, they present a wide range of selections to choose from season after season. From classic to trendy, whether in style, up to date design or the latest color, Salvatore Mann spearheads the shoe retail landscape in trendsetting via mass market proportions. Undoubtedly, the latest in footwear transcends from the international runways into the streets. Style is made affordable through pieces inspired from global designer brand collections all over the world. Men don't need to worry in getting stylish shoes that cost an arm and a leg, Salvatore Mann has taken the big step ahead.

Friday, June 1, 2012


Showstopper Parisian shoes recently presented an outstanding collection at the recently concluded Philippine Fashion Week held at the SMX Convention Center in Mall of Asia. Inspired by the natural elements earth, air, water and fire, the showcase was all about moving style forward in local retail shoes. From neutrals to brights, variety of textures, range of heels and fantastical display of designs- Parisian is definitely leading the local shoe-scape into a whole new level of fashion. Complimenting the shoe stoppers are modern futuristic creations of designer Louis Claparols and styled by the talented MGP team led by Mike de Guzman and Gio Palmiano. In the Philippines, Parisian shoes are available in all SM Department stores.

Haute Jeans

SM Men's Fashion is launching their trademark Just Delivered Jeans campaign 2012 this June in the Philippines. Now on its third year, denim is stripped to their essentials and modeled by the hottest ├╝ber model endorsers Hideo Muraoka, Benjamin Tang, Zaydan Timpani, Pedro Mologni and welcoming the latest addition to the group- TV personality- actor-model Daniel Matsunaga. Local retail denim has never looked this good with these line up of gorgeous looking men for SM Men's Fashion.