Thursday, July 19, 2012

Home Away from Home

El Nido, Palawan in the Philippines is paradise. The natural grandeur of the islands and limestone formations are beyond breathtaking. One can't help but be in awe of nature's wonders unfolding in panoramic picture perfection. Life and the energies surrounding the area is pure, light and at most times overwhelming. Sandy white shores, turquoise waters, lush corals, bountiful marine life and fresh air present the beauty of all that's natural. Life in El Nido town is simplicity at its finest as one embraces the serenity of everything void of the maddening city. The laid back lifestyle takes one to a comfort zone when time passes by meaningfully. Food is 100% fresh and comes in a variety of cuisines in more than a handful restos. A couple of interesting bars do exist but in unison play a different tune from Manila's pumping and pounding aural fixations. Life is beautiful in a remote town surrounded by enchanting islands where the wind and waves are like music to the ears. The people are warm, friendly and very accommodating with genuine smiles that really make you feel welcome. Definitely a paradise you can call home away from home where you can create memories to last a lifetime.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Into the Woods

The season to come is about to unfold as one by one the latest ad campaigns for Fall 2012 present their trendsetting attractions. Global brand Tommy Hilfiger presents "Hilfiger Hunt Club". The current ad campaign is all about the all-American family's adventure far out of the city and into the countryside. Inspired from the Fall 2012 Runway Collections, the look in the coming months highlights military detailing, sporty lifestyle influences and countryside demeanor. Hilfiger defines a refreshing global statement of modern preppy fused with the feel of heritage. The new take redefines the brand's commercial into a whole new level of fashion forward appeal.
Behind the current ad campaign is a team composed of some of the best in global fashion which includes photographer Craig McDean, stylist Karl Templer and creative director Trey Laird of Laird + Partners.

In the Philippines, Tommy Hilfiger is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc. (SSI) and is located at Greenbelt 5, Shangri-La Plaza Mall and Newport Mall Resorts World Manila.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012


Manila's design landscape is brimming with outstanding global talent.  There are more than a handful artists gathering for a big style event next week to showcase their latest collections of luxurious settings of their art in PERSPECTIVE.  Truly a moment one shouldn't miss.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Style Nocturnal

Emporio Armani's Fall 2012 campaign was taken in futuristic Tokyo by international photographer Alasdair Mc Lellan.  Nocturnal setting with graphic symbols and bright billboards set as backdrop for the ad creates a clean and sharp statement  of what is now.  The modern urban style feel is forward as models Anna De Riik, Tao Okamoto, Paolo Anchisi and Alfred Kovac evoke Emporio Armani's on the radar fashion.

Monday, July 2, 2012


This changing of the seasons, accessories designer Nicole Whisenhunt will soon unfold her glittering collection of luxe trappings to mesmerize Philippine fashion.  Manila will be mesmerized with the current style change of this brilliant designer as she introduces new pieces in dazzling stones and chic chains noteworthy of stellar attention.  Yes, something new is about to flash Manila in this incoming season that's all about high style.  Soon to be revealed will be the first ever face of Nicole Whisenhunt accessories, could you guess who the celebrity is?  

Sunday, July 1, 2012

SM Style Manual Vol. 10

People Asia magazine together with SM Men's Fashion recently came out with a pre-holiday catalog of trends to surely hit Manila by storm.  Retail is picking up things to come inspired from the runways of international menswear collections of top designer brands.   Modern military and urban layering in slim silhouettes reinvent menswear through contemporary styling that define the style of the times.  Earth, blues and green tones dominate the coming season with a look of contemporary hues out of the ordinary.  There is a cool wave of understatement of dressing that creates a distinct look and statement from past seasons.  SM Men's fashion is welcoming the season with cool comfort and forward fashion as it redefines the retail scene with its current style manual.