Archive for September, 2010

A Cuter Marc Jacobs Online

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Marc Jacobs redecorated their online home! It’s different, fully refurbished, and very, very cute! It’s cartoony and comes with a cute (tattooed!) virtual SA bidding you welcome on the landing page, which is an illustrated store facade.'s landing page's landing page. So adorable!

"Inside" the store. :o)

"Inside" the store. :) The doors in the center are elevator doors that lead you to the different "floors" or sections of the website!

The "elevator." :o) So fun!

The "elevator" and your chic SA. :)

The womenswear section. Really, this is beyond cute!

The womenswear section. Really, this is beyond cute!

Hahaha and check out the houndstooth-wearing SA in the Marc by Marc Jacobs section! So fab—stubble, pearls, hair bow and all!

Hahaha and check out the houndstooth-wearing SA in the Marc by Marc Jacobs section! So fab—stubble, pearls, hair bow and all!

Check out right now!


Bench / 24 Days of Shopping

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

To all shopping-addicts, here’s the latest from Bench:


• Promo is valid for Bench Lifestyle Cardholders only.
• For a minimum single receipt net purchase worth P2500, excluding gift certificates, a customer is entitled to receive one (1) Bench 24 Days of Shopping Card.
• Applicable to cash, credit card, Gift Certificates, EPS transactions and purchases using Privilege Cards.
• Promo may not overlap with other existing promos unless specified.

• For a minimum single receipt net purchase worth P1000, excluding gift certificates, the Lifestyle Cardholder is entitled to a P100 discount.
• Must be used together with the Lifestyle Card.
• May not be combined with other offers.
• Not transferable as card is unique to each Lifestyle Cardholder.
• Not valid for use together with bench/ Privilege Card.
• Not valid for purchase of gift certificates.
• No cash value.
• Valid from September 17 to October 10, 2010

DTI-NCR Permit #4623 series of 2010

This makes shopping more exciting and worth it!

A Young Designer Stands to Win a Stint at Central St. Martins

Monday, September 20th, 2010

One of five outstanding young Filipino designers is slated to win an all-expense-paid trip to the UK and a short course at the renowned fashion and design school Central St. Martins courtesy of a project spearheaded by the Lifestyle section of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Look Magazine, Samsung, and the British Council.

These five sponsors came up with a competition involving five young designers—Pablo Cabahug, Patrick Galang, Ralph Ng, Mica Santayana, and Kermit Tesoro—who have to participate in the Inquirer Lifestyle and Samsung Face-Off. The winner, aside from winning the UK trip and Central St. Martins enrollment grand prize, will also get a chance to be mentored by Filipino fashion industry veterans.

The winner will be announced next month in a cocktail event and mini fashion show, where local industry professionals will pick a winner based on his/her aptitude with construction techniques,  design skills, theme interpretation, overall presentation, visual impact, and design marketability or business sustainability.

["Young Filipino designer to win stint at Central St. Martins," PDI, 09/17/2010]

Basic Fashion Illustration Workshop in Style Studio Fashion Design School

Monday, September 20th, 2010

Style Studio Fashion Design School is currently accepting enrollees for a Basic Fashion Illustration workshop with veteran fashion designer Danilo Franco starting on October 9, 2010. The workshop puts a premium on personal, hands-on mentorship and supervision, so there are only a few slots available.

To find out more, contact Divine Paguila or call (02) 889-7484 or 0917-4713643.


Monday, September 20th, 2010

Cecile Zamora-Van Straten (Chuvaness to everyone in the internet world) opened an online store just last night which she calls the Chuvastore.

She shirts with different cuts in colors of grey, white, navy blue and black which are very limited (You better hurry!) And not only that, she also has cellphone cases, cute purses and a lot more.

Be sure to check Chuvastore >>

Click here if you want to read more about Cecile’s new online store >>

Martin Bautista and Veejay Floresca star in a KFC commercial

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

After making waves in the global press with their “We Love You Maria Venus Raj” video, designers Martin Bautista and Veejay Floresca landed starring roles in a KFC commercial.

Martin posted “ <3 KFC Sneak peek of our KFC TVC to be aired tom!” via his Twitter account at 1:30pm today and well wishers have been congratulating the 2 designers since then.

Less than an hour later, Miriam Quiambao tweeted, “@MartinBautista9 check out ur KFC ad is #7!”

Both Martin and Veejay were listed among Preview’s Designers to Watch in 2007 and have since gone on to dress celebrities and the country’s fashionistas. Veejay was also one of the three finalists in the first installment of Project Runway Philippines.

Disco Hair, Bleached Brows and Forest Green Eyes at Marc Jacobs SS 2011

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

At  Marc Jacobs‘ recent showing at New York Fashion Week for Spring/Summer 2011, guests we’re brought back to the 70′s. Nars’ François Nars, Redken’s Guido Palau and CND’s Jan Arnold worked on the make up, hair and nails, respectively.

Marc Jacobs Spring 2011 Beauty, Photo from the

François created deep emerald smoke around the eyes then smeared on some Vaseline for high-shine. Dark eyes were paired with matte burgundy lips and a touch of his signature Orgasm blush on the cheeks. Eyebrows were bleached,  an interesting contrast to full bushy brows, that has been the trend lately. Guido alternated among four hairstyles fit for a disco diva with lots of volume and frizz, with a touch of 30′s influence. Nails were kept flesh-toned and topcoated with a mattyfing polish. Stylelist quoted Jan Arnold saying, “This is the first time I’ve seen nails and brows that matched.”

Watch a video of how all the elements came together via the New York Post here.

Read more about Marc Jacobs SS 2011 Beauty at the New York Times here.

Rajo Laurel in Wallpaper* Mag

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

The art and lifestyle magazine Wallpaper* recently had a feature on their favorite flight attendant outfits of all time, and Rajo Laurel made the cut with the uniforms he designed for Cebu Pacific in 2002.

Rajos design is the one on the right.

Rajo's design is the one on the right.

Chuvaness first talked about the scoop! Visit her website to see scans and excerpts from the article. Rajo has also just blogged about it, so check out his blog now!

[Rajo Laurel in Wallpaper*,]

Karlie Kloss Appears on Gossip Girl

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Vogue mainstay and the face of Yves Saint Laurent cosmetics Karlie Kloss will have her series debut on the small screen this coming season when Gossip Girl goes on its much awaited comeback from summer hiatus.

According to, “Come September 13, the ubiquitous model will have a fleeting scene in an episode of the TV show…. Yup, Kloss is getting the Gossip Girl treatment, alongside Vogue’s [market editor] Meredith Melling Burke and [European editor-at-large] Hamish Bowles. In a two-part (!) FNO [Fashion Night Out] plot line, designer and Blair’s mom, Eleanor Waldorf, is reportedly on the evening’s ‘planning committee,’ along with UES [Upper East Side] fashionista Lily van der Woodsen.” doesn’t give out any further details, but it’s not like we need any other reason than here mere presence to see Karlie on TV—and well, it’s Gossip Girl!!! ‘Nuff said.

[Karlie Kloss is the Latest to Appear on Gossip Girl,]

SoFA Speaks: From Idea to Icon

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

In line with the launch of a new program, SoFA Interior Design, we are holding a lecture series on Sept 21 entitled:
SoFA Speaks, From Idea to Icon: How does an artist succeed in business

Guest speakers include:
Kenneth Cobonpue, furniture designer
Rajo Laurel, fashion designer
Raymund Isaac, photographer
Cynthia & Ivy Almario, interior designer

Venue: Power Plant Cinema
Time: 3PM
Entrance Fee: P200 inclusive of Free Big Chill Shake

For more information contact 09175018136 |