One of the most awaited movies of 2019 is Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (or if you’re in the Philippines, January 2020, right after the Metro Manila Film Festival). This closes out the Skywalker Saga, spanning nine films and 42 years. With this level of excitement, it’s no surprise that brands would want to tie up with Lucasfilm to create all sorts of merch. TOMS is one of those and they created a line of shoes that celebrates the media franchise. I got the Darth Vader sneakers and here’s a short unboxing.
I’m always impressed at how crafty my generation and the one after it is in different fields. This weekend, our former intern is hosting a Powerpoint party, where people can talk about literally anything under the sun as long as it’s done on the presentation platform. He’s just one of the many in my age group proving that millennials and Gen Z are doing more than just fine.
In terms of fashion, there are many who are flourishing in the field, whether as a designer, stylist, hair or makeup artist, or even as fashion journalists. To celebrate this glamorous industry, Globe Telecom’s lifestyle brand, 0917 Lifestyle, partnered with the country’s premier event agency, SAGA Events for StyleFestPH. The three-day fashion fest aims to help Filipino fashion design students, talents, and young content creators to showcase their creativity and craftsmanship and to promote the movement for Filipino fashion through various initiatives.
Close this October with a twist and welcome November with a bang with these collection too perfect to a T!
This season, Zilingo – a technology platform that is re-imagining the fashion industry – released their latest trends selection, boasting different cuts and highlighting textures, vintage hues and an arresting foray of silhouettes.
I’ve always admired local textiles. The colors, designs, and craftsmanship are so uniquely Filipino and eye-catching that it’s tempting to get yards of it and turn it into all sorts of things. I’m on the hunt for new throw pillows and I’m thinking if I should get some featuring flowers and leaves to complement my growing plant collection or those with traditional Filipino designs.
The thing is, it’s not that easy to find them here. Sure, there are shops that sell some textiles but the best way to see the breadth of local talent is to visit the weavers in their provinces. This weekend, you don’t have to travel far because the 9th Likhang HABI Fair will bring them the weavers and their textiles here.
I always limit the number of clothes I have but I always manage to find myself in a UNIQLO store. There’s something very calming about walking through the pristine halls (during off-peak hours) and admiring the minimalist palette. I tell myself I don’t need another black shirt, but I have gotten so good at justifying my purchases that I go straight to the counter before I change my mind.
UNIQLO’s 2019 Fall/Winter collection follows the brand’s ethos of LifeWear. It highlights the Japanese values of simplicity, quality, and longevity, while adapting the fit, silhouette, and style with the times. When I first saw the collection, I knew I had to get something.
This month, leading online fashion platform Zilingo jazzes up their wardrobe staple with a cool new vibe.
For this collection, Zilingo played with fabrics using bold and fresh colorways, and infused touches of mustard, lime and blush to match their primary palette of blues, reds, and whites.
Because we live in a tropical country where our seasons are hot and hotter, sunglasses have become a staple for me. Normally I choose affordable ones from fast fashion stores but I’m thinking of upgrading after I saw the new collection of Safilo, which carries luxury brands like Carrera, Jimmy Choo, Fendi, Hugo Boss, Max Mara, and Dior.
With the prevalence of social media, it’s become easier to discover new talents in every field imaginable. Of course, this includes fashion, and ZALORA took advantage of this connectivity for Make Me A ZALORA Model Cycle 3 (MMAZM), a regional modeling competition that looked for its contestants online. Two winners were recently announced and they are Jeremiah Lisbo from the Philippines and Yunike Francesca from Hong Kong.