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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Ipanema and Five Fashion Mavens

Ipanema and five fashion mavens joined forces in creating vibrant Resort Wear Collection 2012 for Philippine Fashion Week. Anthony Nocom, Lyle Ibanez, Raoul Ramirez, Catherine Cavilte, and Dave Ocampo derived inspiration for their creation from no less than - Ipanema's stylish flip flops.

Raoul Ramirez

At last year's Spring-Summer fashion week, Ramirez created a collection defined by foil safari prints. His garments were sweeping floor-length gowns with billowy ombré trains and various close-necked jackets, square-leg shorts, vests, and trousers for men. For Ipanema Resort Wear Collection 2012, he created a look that based on the metallic characteristics of the Ipanema New Trance Fem and the floral accents of the elevated aesthetics of the Ipanema Ritmos Ad.

Lyle Ibanez

Ibanez’s look for Ipanema Resort Wear Collection 2012 was inspired from the Ipanema Ritmos II Ad, a sling back flip-flops that has flowers appliqués and subtle geometric patterns. Inspired by his numerous travels abroad, matched with his personal style philosophy of always staying comfortable, Ibanez’s designs can be worn on the beach or on fabulous night-outs. “It’s very structured, and yet still soft. I also went crazy with colors from pastels to brights, with lots of interesting silhouettes and rich fabrics like silk dupione, chiffon and jerseys,” Ibanez shares.

Dave Ocampo

Ocampo's clothing designs feature a lot of tailored cuts, geometric shapes and figures. He said when designing, he considers class, glamour and elegance. He is drawn to Victorian and Wall Street fashion as well as corporate looks. His contribution to the Resort Wear Collection 2012 highlights a more relaxed look with more skin and very light in terms of fabric, complementing the floral accents of the Ipanema Ritmos Ad and the Ipanema Ritmos III Ad. “My collection celebrates the colors of summer and feminism to emphasize the silhouette of women. With that I used spandex and stretch tool material with floral and circular prints combined with bright and vibrant colors that are very comfortable in terms of cuts and designs,” Cavilte describes, “and with that, only a footwear like Ipanema can match my collection for this season.”

Catherine Cavilte

Cavilte was hailed as one of the "12 Young Designers To Watch Out For" by a local fashion magazine. She is the youngest of the bunch that were chosen to create a look inspired by an Ipanema flip-flop. She said her designs for Ipanema's Resort Wear Collections complement spring/summer elegance that features earthy tones and animal prints mounted on plain silk satins. She said the Ipanema Appliques Ad II and Ipanema Classica Envolvente can be easily paired with her flowy dresses that ladies can wear casually on the beach or at dinner parties.

Anthony Nocom

Also known as “Tonichi,” Nocom has been designing men's wear since the 1980s. For Ipanema's Resort Wear Collection, he said that it is the kind that one would wear from dusk to evening at a resort for a night of partying. “The collection is not your regular t-shirt or tank top with board shorts, but more of a classier and dressier kind,” Nocom futher enthuses. “Using fabrics in cotton, linens, silk blends, jersey knits and more, combined with a relaxed and cool attitude — one is surely dressed in luxe style for any high-end resort,” he added. Nocom's look was inspired from the bold beach colors from the Ipanema Surf Tomas Masc II and the classic black and white tribal prints of Ipanema Classica Urbana Masc. “The colors of my collection are neutrals—white, blue to black, with bright colors as accents. With Ipanema’s collection for men to match the clothes is so perfect with my fashion collection,” Nocom said.

To check out the list of stores carrying the Ipanema Spring-Summer Collection ’12, you may visit their website at www.ipanemaphils.com or like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/IpanemaPhilippines.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Triumph at Philippine Fashion Week

Triumph International celebrates its 125th anniversary this year with a bang as they joined Philippine Fashion Week at SMX last Friday. The show started with welcome address from Mr. Kenneth Marshall, Triump's Global Government International Project Manager. Then one by one, the models - who we thought were just guests, stand up from the audience seat, took off their dresses then parade down the red carpet wearing fashionable undergarments.

Triumph continues to develop their design and craftsmanship by giving the world the best undergarments, lingerie, beach apparels, and sleepwear for men and women. Triumph is still under its founders, Michael Braun and Johann Gottfried Spiesshofer. They produce brands like Sloggi, HOM, Valisere and of course, Triumph.

Triumphs Fashion Show ended with Ruffa Gutirrez in the final walk.

(Photo source: More Than Just A Sahm)

Like Triumph International on Facebook or visit their website at www.triumph.com

Special thanks goes to Ms. Claudine De Leon of Leung De Leon Marketing for the invites.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Diana Stalder's Casmara Facial Mask

In celebration of Diana Stalder's 15th Year Anniversary, they invited Fashion and Beauty Bloggers for a SPArty last October 22 at Diana Stalder - Magallanes Branch.

Bloggers were treated to Casmara Facial Mask. Casmara Facial Treatment is not usual facial treatment for Diana Stalder utilizes high quality facial masks and ampoules to give the skin fresher and younger feel and appearance.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Similar Outfit for Mom and Daughter

Having twin kids is probably one of my greatest accomplishment in life but it has always been my frustration to see them wearing the exact - same clothes. When they were babies, I used to buy them clothes of the same print - one in pink and one in blue, had difficulty doing the same when Julia and Rafael turned 4. What I did? It's now Julia and I who wear similar outfits.

Mother and daughter bonding at the recently concluded two-day Magic Workshop, where we wore same outfit. The tops were bought at Just G (sister company of Gingersnaps). My leggings at The Landmark at P199, Julia's leggings at Market Market at P70.

Shopping Bag

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Svelte's Pre-Holiday Promo

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Body Shop for Men

Men have different skin from women. Men produces more oil than women. Men's skin is also thicker than women, so they have to be treated differently. At home, for example, my husband cannot just use the facial foam I use because he's got a very oily face while I have dry skin. I use a facial foam that has higher content of moisturizer and if he uses it, he'll definitely have an outbreak - pimple. Men's skin have to be treated differently, thus have to use products designed specially for them. The Body Shop men's line may be the answer to your man's skin concerns.

Photo Source: The Body Shop website