Fashion

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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 […]

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Cortefiel – Central Square

December 28, 2016 7:00 pm by Karla Ramos

Photos by Juan Sebastian Paniagua The folk trend traces a romantic, adventurous and boho woman. Take a trip back to the 70s with light gauzy blouses with an ethnic air.  

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Cortefiel

December 27, 2016 7:20 pm by Gabriella Galvez

The Spanish RTW brand celebrates its first year residing in Philippine shores Text by Gabriella Galvez The –ber months are a convenient excuse to go shopping (yup, the mother of all consumer holidays is fast approaching!), and we can all take advantage of the cooler (and as of recent years, […]

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Favorite Finds

December 26, 2016 7:00 pm by Karla Ramos

Photos by Mark Tarroza Dizon What’s Hot Summer may be over, but the erratic weather changes in a tropical country like ours always leave us guessing, will it be a sunny or a rainy day ahead? One thing’s for sure, humidity is always present. So, face the day armed with […]