Friday, January 31, 2014

Bright Ideas

Business men are looking into the brighter side of style this summer.  Designer brand Dunhill presents its swagger Bourdon Bright collection. Crafted from Italian cowhide leather, these elements of style form a wide range of corporate and travel must-haves such as both Dunhill single zip and compact briefcases , a single zip organizer, passport holder, simple card case and billfold wallet.
Beyond its classic appeal, the collection is painted with current hues of ultramarine, sky blue, and grass green, sunshine yellow, cognac orange, and ruby red channel a modern stylish  demeanor.  
Men who matter today are fashion forward as they break away from age old traditions.  Step ahead of the pack with Dunhill's Bourdon Brights accessories that echo front row style with both function and form.

In the Philippines, Dunhill is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc. (SSI) and is located atNewport Mall, Rustan’s Makati and Rustan’sShangri-La Plaza Mall.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Dream romance

Romanticism is in the air this summer as Michael Kors unfolds his Spring 2014 advertising campaign this February. Set in Cabrillo Beach, California, legendary fashion photographer Mario Testino captures the essence of modern romance channeling a carefree sensibility with top models Karmen Pedaru and Simon Nessman.  The Michael Kors Summer 2014 ad campaign takes you on a vacay destination with a style statement that's all about relaxed fashion. 

In the Philippines, Michael Kors is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc. (SSI) and is located at The Power Plant Mall, Greenbelt 5, Rustan’s Makati, Shangri-La Plaza Mall and Newport.

Denim united

This summer denim introduces a refreshing spin on denim.  For Spring-Summer 2014, Diesel launches its latest collection entitled "We are connected".  Conceptualizer by the brands current artistic director Nicola Formichetti, the visionary campaign centers on celebrating individuality with ingenuity and bravery wherein gangs, cliques, families, and tribes in micro cultures are used as subjects. The main statement is to promote the diversity of artistry and the antithesis to the status quo.  United through the classic denim, no one is alone as the brand brings together fa whole new perspective of realizing both fashion and style.

In the Philippines, Diesel is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc. (SSI) and is located at The Power Plant Mall, Bonifacio High Street Central, Greenbelt 3 and Shangri-La Plaza Mall.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Life's a Bleach!

Fashion retail in Manila is a interesting landscape of countless foreign and local brands.  In recent years, its expansion and proliferation in the market has welcomed an influx of the trendiest names in the global scene. Despite their presence, surfacing locally are distinct brands that are a league of their own and standout among the countless--one of the current newsworthy is Bleach store.  Located at the second floor of Greenbelt 5, the conceptual store presents a contemporary lifestyle far from the ordinary.  The ingenius and modern composition of ready to wear, home and accessories creates a tapestry of art.  Local fabrication and materials are painted with amazing prints and graphics perfect for any setting. Painted in mostly modern neutrals these eye catching pieces are defining elements creating a collective of style. Definitely a cut above the rest, the global appeal of Bleach Store pushes the envelope forward presenting the now lifestyle that exists in key fashion cities all over the world.  What is evident though is the unique and exemplary brand identity that doesn't closely mimic any international label.  Proudly made in the Philippines, it is no doubt that Bleach store is bound to hit global. 

Tuesday, January 28, 2014


2013 was a milestone.  This author released his second bag collection under TRU entitled "Surface".  A creative display of textures in traditional shapes and sizes, this exposition of artistry defines the tribute to classicism.  "Real fashion, real people, real leather" was the symbolic theme wherein industry personalities who are dear friends were invited to take part in this humble campaign that promotes the style ideal that classic are forever.  The old is made new with the use of contemporary stamped leather and distinct three metal dots detailing. The bag is a timeless style piece that surpasses fashion trending season after season and has past the test of time. Symbolically,  in parallel are the precious friendships this author has made with the co-stars of this campaign.  TRU in essence is a brand that only uses real and quality leather to promote the bag with aesthetic value and the idealism of quality.  
On a personal note,  this author would like to thank all those who made this collection possible. My deepest and forever gratitude to the kindred and warm hearts who took time and effort to make this dream a reality. To Cristina And Lisa the brains behind TRU who all these years believed and trusted in my talent. I love you all.

For inquiries: check out TRU on Facebook or msg/call 09273461427

Special thanks to Angel Jacob, Ronnie Salvacion, Melanie Cuevas, Malou Romero, Joey Samson, Sara Black, Corine Alegre, Bianca Salonga, Vicky Tensuan, Katrina Holigores, Trish Chua Juico, Hideo Muraoka, Ann Umali, Jasmine Maierhofer, Ria Bolivar, Frank Hoefsmit, John Valle, Mickey See, Isabel Gatuslao, Brent Javier, Patrice Ramos Diaz, Ivar Aseron, Lou Munoz, Pablo Cabahug, Samantha Lewis, Pia Reyes, Mau de Leon and Kelly Misa.  
With my love and thanks to my endearing style team Mary Grace Caison, Mikka Velasquez, Bang Martinez, Diane Lasam, Tara Subaldo, Jona Buenaventura, Ann Andres and Kim Barik  .