The Lookbook

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The Year of the Earth Dog is officially underway and by now, superstitious Filipinos have most likely equipped themselves with an arsenal of feng shui knowledge to last them the next 12 months. But even if you’re not superstitious, and don’t necessarily believe in predestined fate or welcoming positive vibes…

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Time and again, in this space, I say that there’s no such thing as “rules” when it comes to fashion and style. Even the suggestions that I share weekly are subject to a reader’s perception. Rules and “musts” are essentially constructs created by those in power and you, as a…

LOOK OF THE WEEK

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Nowadays, we usually spend most of our time facing computer screens or fixing our gaze on our mobile devices. Even in the early hours of the day, we sacrifice hours of sleep to work or play. As a result, our eyes get puffy and the hours of sleep we miss…

MAKEUP 101:

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Recently, a colleague interviewed me for research on a story she was coming up with. One of the questions that piqued my interest was “What advice do you have for aspiring hairstylists and makeup artists?” I had so much to say about it. I think she might have been overwhelmed…

GREEN & LOCAL

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Sustainable business has minimal negative impact in the global and local environment, community, society, and even economy. But that is not always the case. In fashion alone, this $3-trillion global industry accounts for 10 percent of global carbon emissions and remains the second largest industrial polluter, second only to oil.…

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The use of cosmetics can be traced back to Ancient Egypt (c. 3150 – 31 BC) with men and women boldly putting color on their face. Their eyes were darkened using natural ingredients and essential oils, their lids were painted blue or green eyeshadows, and their lips shaded in red,…

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One of the biggest components of fashion and style is how to tell a story. One thing that fascinates me about working in this industry is how a group of people translate what was simply an idea into a story that entices its would-be consumers. In this regard, designers and…

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When I was starting my career in hair and makeup, one of the most memorable moments was the shoot for my first-ever solo print ad. Apart from the fact it was going to be seen everywhere, it was a big deal, because I did not obtain the contact through my…

LOOK OF THE WEEK

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This week, we shine the spotlight on It Boy, Jordan Barrett. Known to many as fashion’s wild child, Barrett is one of those male models who took the the fashion world by storm. He has been featured in campaigns for Tom Ford, Balmain, Versace, Moschino and Coach. Since being scouted…

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