Fashion and Beauty

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 …

Filipiniana with love and passion

A product of intense dedication—this was how veteran fashion designer Mila Imson described Filipiniana. “Without the passion of those who promoted the Filipina attire through the centuries, we would have to visit museums in order for us to appreciate the effort of our ancestors,” she said. On June 26 at 6 p.m at the Multipurpose …

The Thrifty Alternative

IN A WORLD where many have seemingly become infected with the modern-day plague that is mindless consumerism, there are those that have chosen an alternate lifestyle. A counter-culture, if you will, of re-purposing; f finding gems in what others have discarded;of new love for the pre-loved. Enter: The thrift shop. A haven for this thrift-seeking …