The denim jacket was invented in the 1880s by Levi Strauss, the same guy who invented blue jeans. Like jeans, the denim jacket was made to be durable in order to survive harsh conditions, perfect for cowboys, railroad engineers, and miners. Similar to jeans, the denim became one of the most classic pieces in menswear, worn by stylish men (and women) like James Dean, John Lennon, Veruschka, and Bruce Springsteen.
I’ve always liked Justin Bieber’s songs, including his early hits “Love Me” and “Eenie Meenie,” but I became a Belieber when he released his album Purpose in 2015. It took him two years to complete because he was finding a new musical direction, and it paid off. “What Do You Mean?,” “Sorry,” and “Love Yourself” were catchy, and critics noted the album’s more mature sound as Bieber’s best. It was nominated for four Grammy Awards, winning Best Dance Recording for “Where Are Ü Now.”
With his new sound came a new wardrobe. He upgraded from looking like a teenager going to the mall with his purple hoodie to a legit streetwear icon. Now, Filipinos can cop the Bieber look because streetwear brand Oxygen launched its collection of licensed merchandise in partnership with Bravado and MCAA Universal!
I love how everything has become easier because of technology. You can book flights and hotels online. You can book a ride on Grab at the push of a button and not have to worry about parking. You can also pay bills using an app. Penshoppe, one of my favorite fashion brands, is going to make shopping easier with the new Penshoppe app!
When we think of the word supermodel, one of the names that pop to mind is Cindy Crawford, the American beauty known for the beauty mark above her lip. She got her break in the ’80s, and has worked with brands like Chanel, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Christian Dior, Valentino, Balmain, Hermes, and more.
I’ve always been mindful of my wardrobe, choosing to stock my closet with a capsule collection in a tight color palette. Temptations are many, but I’ve successfully managed to look away. That is, until Penshoppe Capital opened in UP Town Center, becoming the the largest Penshoppe store in the country.
Eastpak’s collaboration with Kris van Assche
I don’t remember how I found out about it, but I do remember my reaction. I had a mini-panic attack and I found myself scrambling online, looking for pictures of the collections. I was out of breath, my mind was going in circles, and I asked friends if they’ve been to the stores recently. It was, in a way, an attack of the Stendhal Syndrome.