Fashion

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    Jacinto & Lirio: Making Indigenous Look Sexy

    February 7, 2017 12:00 am by Katrina Castaneda

    J&L was part of our top picks for Gift Ideas for Moms and Dads last December as the team found it very useful yet appealing. Aside from planners, the brand also has other items to offer that takes inspiration from the environment. “We thought of the idea of using Philippine indigenous […]

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    Wear Your Culture with Shoes by Kai

    January 29, 2017 7:00 pm by Bettina Bacani

    If there’s one thing that all women will agree on, it’s that we can never have enough shoes. Women’s shoes come in many forms – boots, heels, wedges, sneakers, flats, sandals – I could go on and on. Unfortunately, all we see nowadays are those big brands in malls and department […]

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    8 Reasons Why Every “Millennial” Should Own an AKABA Bag

    January 28, 2017 7:00 pm by Eunice Guzon

    Whether you identify yourself as a millennial, ‘kind of’ a millennial, a Gen X-er who’s ‘feeling millennial’, or are in denial and will refuse to be categorized as such, here are eight reasons why Taste.Company recommends you to get an AKABA bag. Millennial. THAT term. Much has been said about […]

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    Obrano: A Piece of Heritage in Our Pockets

    January 23, 2017 7:00 pm by Bettina Bacani

    If you were asked to pick between leather and weaves, which one would you go for? Leather has always been known as a premium item – it is durable, flexible, and can be used for clothing, furniture covers, bookbinding, accessories, and more. Weaves, on the other hand, are the result […]

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    Vesti PH: Introducing the Best Hand-Woven Fabrics of the Philippines to the World

    January 21, 2017 7:00 pm by Eunice Guzon

    By incorporating Mindanao-sourced woven fabrics in their bags, Vesti shows us how some of the best Filipino fabrics can be brought (and literally hand-carried!) anywhere in the world  “Dedicated to directly working with Mindanao weavers in the Philippines to exit poverty, Vesti promotes local hand-woven fabrics combined with high-quality craftsmanship […]

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    Yakang Yaka Barter: Made with Love and Loom

    January 16, 2017 1:51 am by Vicki Abary

    The first time I got acquainted with Yakang Yaka Barter was on a trip to the Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival in Puerto Galera, Mindoro in 2015. I ran into Kelly Mortensen as we were having our bags checked by security. “I love your bags! Where did you get them?” […]

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    PIOPIO: Wear Your Fili-philia on Your Sleeve

    January 5, 2017 1:00 am by Gabriella Galvez

    Inabel tunics, T’nalak clutches, tikog backpacks, gladiator sandals woven by the Mangyan in Mindoro—these are only a few of the Fili-philiac finds at the PIOPIO pop-up store in Greenbelt 5. Gone are the days when “high-quality local goods” could’ve been an oxymoronic phrase. Social media has been bountiful for local […]

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    Empowering Women: Olivia & Diego

    January 4, 2017 7:00 pm by Bettina Bacani

    It’s no secret that women love jewelry. There’s a reason why the song “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend” was written. Jewelry comes in many shapes, styles, and sizes that can suit every personality. It can make or break an outfit and can give a woman that extra boost of […]

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    Tribe Dreamweavers: Why Local is the New Premium

    January 3, 2017 7:00 pm by Eunice Guzon

    Tribe Dreamweavers: Why Local is the New Premium By integrating a global perspective and modern motifs into cultural fashion products that are sourced and created locally, an emerging Filipino lifestyle brand shows us exactly how and why in today’s fashion scene, local is the new premium. “Located in the Philippines’ […]

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    Start the New Year Right

    December 31, 2016 7:00 pm by Vicki Abary

    I love the first day of a new year. It’s like a clean slate or the first page of an unlined notebook, waiting to be filled in with new stories, adventures and experiences. So often, we make New Year’s resolutions only to list them down again in January of the […]