Saturday, April 27, 2013

Inner Work

The new age awakens Manila as it unfolds avenue for discovery, centering and spirituality. The beckoning of revolutionary movement into higher consciousness is taking a fast pace. The Third Eye located at the Fort is a sanctuary of learning, growth and self preservation. An avenue of higher learning, it focuses among others, on Theta healing. Third Eye Manila is run by founder Milan Keswani-Gurnamal and her cousin Maisha Chulani in Dubai(first branch) and offers many of the similar activities, events, and personal healing sessions. Aside from this one can enjoy the "light centered" haven that also has a cafe and beauty services. A great place of energy where one can just unwind and enjoy life as it should be in mind, body and spirit. Discover the wonders of Theta through the uniqueness of this wholistic center of positive energy. Definitely a must-go for everyone open to this medium.
Third Eye Manila is located at 600A, 6th Floor, 20th Drive Corporate Center, 20th Drive McKinley Business Park, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City (02) 808-2984,(0917) 636-2800. Visit their website

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Eye to Eye

Summer's 2013 must-have eye catchers are special collections from top designer brands. Style is in the detail as they mark their masterpieces with interesting shapes, embellishments and color. These beyond the ordinary fascinations is framing the season with an all out statement of luxury. Designer eyewear is trendsetting the sizzling season under the sun with the ultimate look of cool. See through amazing shades and tones that compliments and define your personal style. Set your standards high this summer with these limited and special collection sunnies from Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Bulgari, Tiffany & Co., Miu Miu, Versace and Coach made only for the chosen few. These style-setting essentials are noteworthy fashion that's definitely more than meets the eye.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

High Street

Menswear is dressing up this summer into swagger tailored fashion. SM Men's Fashion's in house brand Main Street is giving the heat some cool with basic essentials that marks high with style. Must -have hues such as blue, gray, military green, khakis and white dominate in a variety of mix and matching pieces. Rethinking the classics, blazers, jackets, polos, trousers and suits are redefined in modern silhouettes and cuts. The classic structured look is renewed and softened with a relax and easy feel. These fashion forward and wearable pieces elevates the standard casuals to dressy ensembles. Modern tailoring is hitting the main street and into the heights of summer.

Photography by Frank Hoefsmit, art direction and styling by Mike de Guzman and Geo Palmiano(MGP), makeup by Bobby Carlos, hair by Mark Familiara, modeled by Rafael do Prado. Mainstreet @ SM Men's Fashion is available in all SM Stores nationwide.

Monday, April 22, 2013

In Print

Taken from Multiple Choice, Allure section , Philippine Star.

Summer is all about fashion and fun under the sizzling sun. Despite the scorching heat, Manila is style-setting the scene as it celebrates the season with color.

Recurring from past season trends, the look of prints is definitely here to stay.

Local brand Kikay introduces its Summer 2013 collection with a variety of must-have printed matters. The must-go boutique is creating a stunning statement with a style profusion of trendy hues, feminine florals, bold graphic, modern stripes and luxurious scarf prints. The brand presents a distinct plethora of chic looks to give life to summer’s everyday wardrobe. Dresses, tops and separates are hitting the landscape with the brighter and sunny side of things. This season’s forecast ultimately defines casual trendiness as fabulously “printastic.”
From the international runways to the streets, the clear message is reinvented with luxurious sensibilities. Dare to wear as there’s no need to fear print on print as it is no longer considered a fashion faux pas. Adding on to this fearless attraction are the brand’s stunning eye candy accessories such as earrings, bracelets, cuffs, neckpieces and rings to contrast and complement the up-to-date fascination. Be bold and brave in summer’s current mood as these sensations define a new perspective of things to come and style in the now.

(Kikay is located in Glorietta 2, Market! Market! and Greenbelt 1.)

Photography by MAU AGUASIN • Styling by LUIS ESPIRITU JR. • Makeup by RIA AQUINO • Model: ANN UMALI • All clothes by Kikay.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Infinity and Beyond

Puerto Galera, renowned for its amazing diving spots will soon open a luxurious resort that will be the next must-go vacation destination in the Philippines-Infinity. Located at the remote Talipanan beach, the exclusive two-hectare sprawling luxe property is surrounded by the beauty of nature both mountains and the sea. Designed to perfection, the resort displays amazing interiors showcasing a variety of beautifully patterned wood works, contrasting textures and modern furnishings. The plush setting boasts of five star accommodations, facilities and amenities making ones stay definitely extra special. The perfect downtime haven where one can enjoy total luxury whether simply relaxing or choosing from Infinity's list of must-do activities. Nothing can be quite close to perfection when privacy and exclusivity is at its prime priority. Definitely a must-go destination in Puerto Galera. Cheers and enjoy the new luxury that beckon at Mindoro's picturesque horizon.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

City of Angels

Religion is one of the testaments of the development of culture and tradition in the country. Having been under Spanish rule for more than 300 years has landmarked amazing and beautiful pillars of faith that remain as part of the local landscape today. Last Holy Week, this author was able to visit Manila's most celebrated churches and marveled at their architectural wonder. Each masterpiece (built at least a minimum of a hundred years ago) is characterized by its iconic patron, distinctive design and the grandeur of style. The perfect setting for momentary reflections on faith, culture and history that was at one moment in time.