Sunday, June 16, 2013

The Man of the Hour

SM Men's Fashion celebrates one of the most important date in the year--Father's Day.  The huge ad campaign pays tribute  to one of the most significant person in our lives--dad.  Presenting our iconic style figure not just at home but in our lives, in house brands such as Main Street,Baleno, Code Blue, Sta. Barbara and Cotton Crew present a visual narrative in the latest and coolest casual wear.  Yes, dad's swagger appeal is definitely endearing and more importantly special.  Treat dad on this memorable day with a style piece he'll never forget and a memory to last a lifetime.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Sense of sensibilities

Loving this new haven of beauty and relaxation at the heart of Fort Bonifacio Global city along Burgos Circle called Nail & Co.  Beautifully decorated and designed by a notable and respectable fashion insider, the latest habituĂ© is the epitome of both style and comfort.  With an array of services for nail care, beauty and one can be assured of quality service and five star pampering.  One can fall in love with the interiors and furnishings that are most definitely fixture perfect.  The alluring mood in this lounge and plush setting offers a distinct idea of comfort and satisfies the most descriminating sensibilities. The attentive team caters to ones special needs and spoiling comes with a tall order--with the nod from Manila's purveyors of style. The perfect escape for the ideal downtime and "Me" moment you will truly adore.  Opens Tuesday-Friday 11am-8pm and Saturdays-Sundays 10am-7pm.

Nail & Co. is located at 2/F Kensington Place, 1st Ave. corner 29th St., Burgos Circle, Bonifacio Global City, 1201 Taguig. 

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Seda: Davao

A few weeks ago my team and I flew to Davao to do the Style Origins Abreeza Mall and we were billeted at the newly opened Seda hotel which was strategically located across the mall.  With its modern boutique-inspired interiors and minimalist ambiance, it boasts of a relaxed and unpretentious setting one would truly adore. A habituĂ© where business meets pleasure, one can't help but notice the contemporary feel with mod furnishings and design accents that are proudly made in the Philippines. The look is seemingly painted with a range of neutral hues, the business/four star hotel is seasoned with a distinct atmosphere of low-key luxury. As one enters the main lobby, the sleek and understated polished appeal  welcomes the guests with much ease and comfort. Highlighting the entire hotel is an impressive and beautiful showcase of glass, textures and study of linear perspectives. Something refreshing to the hotel industry, Seda is making a trademark with its distinct style of luxury living.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Salvatore Mann 2013

The Salvatore Mann and Salvatore Mann black label campaign is finally out presenting the latest fashion forward footwear for men.  Shot on location in the walled city of Intramuros, Manila, the look and feel of old world charm is modernized with runway inspired styles that are definitely top of the radar.  Standing tall with the current styles, shapes and hues, local men's footwear has finally come to the forefront with a more global perspective.  Salvatore Mann is leading the pack into more brave, bold and fearless fashion in the Philippines that's definitely more than just a step ahead. 

Monday, June 10, 2013

Lucky Manzano: Salvatore Mann's celebrity Ambassador

Manila's leading fashionable footwear brand -- Salvatore Mann recently launched at an exclusive event their first ambassador-- one of the hottest and most talented celebrity/TV host--Luis Manzano.  Polished with his dapper looking demeanor, the young, stylish showbiz royalty was formally presented to the press at 7th High at the Fort Bonifacio High Street together with other ambassadors such as Sam Milby for Milanos and KC Concepcion for Parisian.       Luis epitomizes Salvatore Mann's cool, fashion forward and elegant manner of dressing.  With his busy day to day schedule, the man of the hour is style-setting in the local scene with the latest in men's footwear. Modern hues, designs and textures define the front row attraction fitting for this A-List celebrity. Stepping with the current shoestoppers, Luis is definitely the benchmark of style on the radar. 

Style Origins ATC 2013

The Style Origins 2013 series by Ayala Malls once again successfully presented its Summer showcase at Alabang Town Center. The overwhelming retail exposition participated by 44 brands, a live orchestra and with more than a hundred models was a feat to beat by the succeeding series.  Style Origins is the gateway of both local and international trends into the style setting Manila landscape. Directed by JCA Productions led by fashion director Jackie Aquino, my associates and I always have a fun and memorable experience with this magnitude of an event.  Styling for the event isn't all there easy as we collaborate with both mall administration and merchants, but in essence its am enriching experience to be able to realize our vision for the project, brand and most importantly our love for fashion. From rehearsals to makeup to show proper to the end, the entire creative and work process is definitely gives a priceless fulfillment of our roles as stylists.  It is an overall summation of the substance of our work that covers a process from the merchandise, brand, concept, theme,  look and statements of style in the ever expanding world of what we may call Philippine fashion.  See you on our final Style Origins series to be held in Subic on June 22. Cheers