Oxygen Features Justin Bieber in Streetwear Collection and I’m a Belieber

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!

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Penshoppe Launches its Own Mobile App

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!

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When you’re traveling, it’s important to have a sturdy bag that can carry all your important items, items that you will need to pull out in a flash – like your passport, camera, or a guide book. I’ve always relied on sling bags because they’re just by your side, but lately I’m becoming obsessed with backpacks. I used to think backpacks were reserved for students, but labels are coming out with sleek versions any one can carry, whether or not they’re studying. Below are some backpacks I wouldn’t mind carrying around the world:


From Jansport


From Eastpak

Eastpak’s collaboration with Kris van Assche

Prada’s classic nylon backpack

SM Accessories’ big reveal at Republiq

Last Thursday, I was at Republiq for the launch of SM Accessories’ new collection and the big reveal of their four new ambassadors, who were none other than Anne Curtis, Georgina Wilson, Xian Lim, and Richard Gutierrez. There’s no better choice than these four, who have the biggest star power in showbiz. It helps that they look so damn good on their own and together.
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Ingersoll media preview at Premio, F1 Hotel

Last Monday, I was at Premio in F1 Hotel, Bonifacio Global City for the media preview of Ingersoll’s new collection. Ingersoll is an American watch brand that combines the craftsmanship of Asian design and the old-world elegance of European brands. I was invited for dinner with other representatives of the press. I was seated with Amador Madamba, the lifestyle editor of Men’s Health Philippines and the sales team of Gadgets magazine.

Ingersoll watches have been here for over a year, and it is its old-world sophistication that has Filipinos clamoring to get their own. The designs are European, but it has the efficiency of Asian techniques, resulting in a refined timepiece that will win the hearts of consumers. And the best thing is, the watches are affordable, allowing everyone from every economic background to experience a touch of class.

Ingersoll began in 1880 when brothers Robert and Charles Ingersoll created Ingersoll to address a need for quality watches at reasonable prices. This resulted in the “Dollar-Watch,” which, quite literally, cost only one dollar. The watch became highly coveted that Mark Twain and Thomas Edison were some of its earliest fans. Former US president Theodore Roosevelt was known in Africa as “the man from the country where Ingersolls are produced.”

All of this was discussed at the media preview by Peter Thong and Kenny Chong, the principals of the brand. They took the time to visit the Philippines to present the watches and entertain questions. They even made rounds during dinner, initiating conversation. It must be this friendly and accommodating approach that makes the brand relevant and global. Currently, Ingersoll is available in 40 countries.

Ingersoll boasts of three collections that promise a great design and even greater quality. All pieces show bold German designs but have movements from China, an advantage because it offers more designs and variety at affordable prices.

The three collections are the Classic, Bison, and Active. The Classic and Bison both have top class automatic and mechanical movements with multi-functions and a power reserve of a minimum 36 hours. They come in high-quality genuine leather straps, and have high-grade mineral glass lens and caseback. As for the Active collection, its edge is in its functionality, allowing active users to look stylish in the game. It either comes in authentic leather straps or stainless steel buckles, giving athletes more options for dressing up.