Fashion and Beauty

Panay Pinay: Why beauty pageants love Pinays

More than the crown and the sash and the giant arm of flowers, being a beauty queen entails dozens if not hundreds of responsibilities during her reign and sometimes even after she’s passed on the crown. The crowned beauty must accomplish more things by 9 AM than most women will accomplish in a week, for …

Cold Weather Skin and Hair Care 101

The chill in the air heralds a lot of things: the coming of snow, Christmas holidays, gifts, parties, and other such holiday festivities. But it also heralds other things, which are not so pleasant and festive in nature: dry, itchy skin, chapped , wind-burnt lips, and coarse hair. Gear up for the coming cold and …

#PhFW: Sashaying now on a runway near you

The countdown to Philippine Fashion Week spring-Summer 2014 is over. With tres-fab couture ready on the racks or flying off designing houses’ floors; models cast; and rehearsals completed, fashion-philes await the latest installment of “IT” creations with baited breath. Slated on October 23-27, 2013 at the SMX Convention Center, fashion savants, savvy shoppers, trendsetters, and …

The size of it: The number of plus size women outweighs the number of fashion choices for them

NEW YORK—When it comes to women’s clothing sizes, there’s some funny math going on. The average American woman is about 25 pounds heavier than she was in 1960. Yet women’s plus-size clothing, generally defined as size 14 and up, still makes up only about 9 per cent of the $190 billion spent annually on clothes. …

How do experts survive Fashion Week?

Packing a month’s worth of fashion events in one week—making sure that all aspects of the show are covered and almost flawless—would make anyone frenzied. All artists, editors, stylists, designers and models collectively want to create a masterpiece out of Fashion Week. So, how do they deal with the demanding chore ahead of them? Kate …

Fashion (Paying It) Forward: The Rise of “Responsible Fashion” in the Philippines

Fashion is often reserved for those who can afford it. Often associated with elegance and extravagance, you would think that a third-world country would have a fashion industry fighting for life, but that’s not the case in the Philippines. In fact, our fashion industry is blooming and thriving and not just in sales, but in …

Fall fashion faves for 2013

Fall is just around the bend, and with it, fashion faves for everyone from the fearless fashionista and the stylish savant, to the more conservative classicist. Seen on this year’s runways, the season’s must-have’s, and a few tips for the season’s fave fashion: Head-turning outerwear Jackets, coats, parkas that make a statement and catch even …

Ukay? Okay! The Art and Science of Rummaging

“UK” is a more glamorized term for “ukay-ukay.” An ukay-ukay is a store that sells second-hand clothes and knick-knacks for a fraction of the cost. The term “ukay” came from the Tagalog word “hukay,” which means “to dig” and that’s exactly what you have to do if you want glorious finds that won’t put a …

Fashion under the sun

Never fail to look like a million bucks under the blistering summer heat by following these almost-too-easy tips. The Outfit Summer is all about fun and comfort, but it doesn’t mean you don’t have to look your best. It’s the time of the year that you get to show off your skin! Cropped tops are …

Summer fashion tips beyond the outfit

So what’s next after picking out your summer outfit? Make sure to pay attention to the add-ons and do’s that can make or break your summer look. Accessorize! A head scarf will keep your locks in place during a spontaneous road trip or an afternoon of sunbathing by the beach. It will also protect your …

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