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WORLD CLASS 2016 USHERS IN MANILA’S GOLDEN AGE OF COCKTAILS

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The contestants of Diageo Philippines World Class 2016 with Tim Etherington-Judge and Diageo Reserve Philippines Luxury Manager Mari Ona

Diageo Reserve Philippines opens world’s most renowned bartending program and competition for 21 Bartender of the Year hopefuls

Philippines, 9 February 2016 – Sago pearls, soy milk, hazelnut liqueur, and a shot of one of the world’s finest vodkas—these are the elements that compose a new take on a local street favorite, taho.

The taho cocktail, along with new interpretations of Filipino staples such as samalamig, is a new creation designed by Filipino bartenders trained under the banner of Diageo Reserve World Class, the cocktail industry’s most renowned and respected mixology competition worldwide. The creation of these new craft cocktails stands as testament to the skill, craftsmanship, and creativity of the Philippines’ new bartending industry. With such talent, the country is on the brink of making a dent in the world stage.

 

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Binibining Paloma by Rian Assidao

After a landmark performance from the Philippines in the last year, Diageo Reserve World Class is back to usher in a new era for the country and its bartending community, dubbed Manila’s Golden Age of Cocktails.

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Taho-Taho by Rian Asiddao

This new golden age is set to take off after the growth that the local bartending community has experienced since the World Class program was introduced to the country in 2013. With more craft cocktail establishments surfacing all over the metro and with bartenders gaining more exposure and experience, the Philippines has been identified as a contender in the global craft cocktail community. This was made evident through the country’s first challenge win by 2015 Bartender of the Year Kenneth Bandivas in the Diageo Reserve Global Finals in Cape Town, South Africa.

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Bandivas, along with past year’s local winners Yoma Rivera and AK Roxas, displayed their craftsmanship, skill, and creativity as honed by the World Class program through Manila-themed craft cocktails patterned after local street favorites such as taho and samalamig served at the launch of Diageo Reserve World Class 2016, held last February 9 under the roof of Whitespace Manila.

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Bulleit Global Ambassador Tim Etherington-Judge

At the event, top personalities from Manila’s culinary, art, fashion, business, and entertainment scenes all gathered to welcome this new era for Philippine bartending, spearheaded by Diageo Reserve World Class.

A space that was transformed into a living time capsule that housed the sights, sounds, and flavors of Manila’s past and present aptly welcomed the emergence of Manila’s Golden Age of Cocktails—against the backdrop of the beloved city’s most iconic bits and pieces of history in art, film, music, architecture, and fashion.

 

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Yoma Rivera with The Singleton of Glen Ord

 

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Raymond Gutierrez & Sambie Rodriguez

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Guests bore witness to the unfolding of what is expected to be an exciting year for the country’s new roster of bartenders from the country’s finest bartending establishments, who will be stepping up to the plate to compete for a chance to represent the country at this year’s Global Final Competition in Miami, Florida. These bartenders were formally presented that evening, namely:

  1. Aldrin Ivan Ancheta from The Curator
  2. Clayton Paul Munar from Buddha Bar
  3. Ian Osillo from The Exit
  4. Sean Carlo de Vera from Mandalay
  5. Lester Jones Egurrola Ligon from ABV
  6. Kenneth Lloyd Misagal from ABV
  7. James Ortiz from Raffles Long Bar
  8. Byron Damatan Mayo from Las Flores
  9. Michael Tubiera from Rambla
  10. Jason Hussien Ali from Niner Ichi Nana
  11. Christopher Antonio from M Café
  12. Ichiro Nagasawa from Sage, Shangri-la Makati
  13. Christopher Bayon from Revel
  14. Alvin Delos Reyes from Hooch
  15. Cedric Petrasanta Cello from Smith Butcher and Grill Room
  16. Guillermo Natividad III from Solaire Resort and Casino
  17. Jesus Emmanuel Salvador Saludo from Solaire Resort and Casino
  18. Reymart Nolasco Dela Cruz from City of Dreams
  19. Nino Jayson Cruz from City of Dreams
  20. Mark Quilaton from Sofitel
  21. Mike Ople from Desiderata Lounge

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In the next few months, these bartenders will be competing in a series of qualifying heats and finals to determine which among these 21 representatives will be going on to compete in the Diageo Reserve World Class Bartender of the Year Finals in Miami, Florida, where the world’s best bartenders will pit their skills, impeccable techniques, and knowledge against each other in front of the cognoscenti of the global bartending industry.

“The growth that we have been seeing over the past 3 years in the craft cocktail and bartending industry has been a pleasant surprise,” shares Marie Ona, Diageo Reserve Philippines Luxury Manager. “Year on year, the Philippines seems to be bringing more to the table in approaching the competition. We have been seeing real talent within the industry, and that talent is being further honed and supported—making the Philippines a force to be reckoned with approaching the future of fine drinking experiences. We’re excited to shine the spotlight on these talented men and women to show the world what the Filipino bartender has to offer.”

Diageo Reserve also flew in Bulleit Global Ambassador Tim Etherington-Judge, who conducted special mentoring sessions during the launch event. In his welcome remarks, Judge shared that certain Filipino sensibilities have indeed primed this year’s roster of contenders for the upcoming competition. “In my time here so far, I’ve noticed a different sense of care from these Filipino bartenders. What they’ve said about Filipino hospitality being of an entirely different level is true. That service I’ve received so far contributes a great deal to each bartender’s performance. On top of creativity and precision, good service is the backbone of good bartending,” shared Etherington-Judge. “The upcoming competition will put all that to the test, and it’s entirely up to these 21 representatives how they’re going to show the rest of the world what the Philippines has showed me.”

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Now on its 8th year globally, World Class continues to elevate the craft, innovation, and creativity within the cocktail industry. “World Class helps build careers in the industry and has been instrumental in changing the lives of the next generation of bartending talent.”

 

XOXO,

Fashion Ate The Lawyer

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DENIM RE-BORN: H&M LAUNCHES NEW DENIM STYLES THAT HELP CLOSE THE LOOP FOR MORE SUSTAINABLE FASHION

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This September, H&M will introduce 16 new denim styles made using recycled cotton from textiles collected from the Garment Collecting initiative in H&M stores. The pieces for men, women and kids, are the latest steps toward H&M’s goal of creating a closed loop for fashion, and will be available in all stores worldwide, as well as online.

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“Creating a closed loop for textiles, in which unwanted clothes can be recycled into new ones, will not only minimize textile waste, but also significantly reduce the need for virgin resources as well as other impacts fashion has on our planet,“ says Karl-Johan Persson, CEO of H&M.

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Bianca King

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AJ, Dan, Iza and Nikki

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The new denim pieces, made from recycled cotton and organic cotton, include for women three styles of jeans, from skinny to distressed ‘girlfriend’ jeans, plus a denim jacket, flared dungarees and a denim jumpsuit. For men, there is a zip-up denim jacket, alongside two distressed slim leg styles, and a pair of joggers in coated denim. There are kids pieces too, including a zip-up hoodie with cute animal ears, along with stretch jeans sequined at the knee, or a street style hooded shirt, with distressed jeans.

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Since 2013, H&M customers worldwide have been able to bring unwanted clothes from any brand into its stores as part of its Garment Collecting Initiative. So far, over 14,000 tons have been collected globally.

 

Today, H&M is able to use 20% recycled cotton from collected clothes, and is investing in new technology to increase this share without losing quality. This year, H&M has a target to increase the number of garments made with at least 20% recycled fabric by 300% compared to last year.

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The collection will be available in all H&M Philippines stores on September 10 for ladies and men and September 17 for kids.

 

XOXO,

Fashion Ate The Lawyer

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VELOCI WHITE POOL PARTY: 2015 Watch Collection Launch

Veloci Time’s White Pool Party at the Palace Pool Club

Veloci Time’s White Pool Party at the Palace Pool Club

Italian-inspired watch brand VELOCI, known for pieces that combine striking design, comfort and durability, made a splash as it launched its newest collection with an all-white pool party and fashion show with top runway models held at no less than The Palace Pool Club, the first of its kind in the country. DJ Nina Saputil and DJ Lunatics were on deck to provide fresh beats and the event was hosted by Nicole Andersson.

Veloci endoresers Catriona Gray and Hideo Muraoka  wearing the Pulse Collection

Veloci endoresers Catriona Gray and Hideo Muraoka
wearing the Pulse Collection

Showcasing the collection are top models Hideo Muraoka and Catriona Gray, chosen to represent the brand and be among the first to show off their Veloci watches.

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Showcasing the collection are top models Hideo Muraoka and Catriona Gray, chosen to represent the brand and be among the first to show off their Veloci watches.

Simone Rota of AZKALS and Ariella Arida

Simone Rota of AZKALS and Ariella Arida

Spotted were celebrities and stylish personalities in their chic ensembles like Divine Lee w/ chef & AXN TV host Jeremy Favia, Miss World Philippines Valerie Weigmann, Miss Universe 3rd runner up 2013 Ariella Arida, socialite Rima Ostwani, Cong. Ronald Singson, TV & Movie celebrities LJ Reyes, Rodjun Cruz, Dianne Medina, Ervic Vijandre, Luke Jickain, Djanin Cruz & Bodie Cruz, Inah Estrada, Jose Sarasola, Vic Silayan, Gerard Pizarras & Jan Marini, AJ Dee, Josef Elizalde, Singers Amber & Marcus Davis, Aliya Parcs, TV personalities Gretchen Fullido, Ice Martinez & Atty. Karen Jimeno, fashion designers Jojie Lloren, Joey Samson, Ivarluski Aseron & JP Avendano, top mannequins Ria Bolivar, Marie Ann Umali, Valerie Bariou, Fatima Rabago, Jen Barrientos, Cassy Nidas, Ann Casas, George Irineu, Vince Canizares, Kim Ross, popular DJ’s Sanya Smith, Ornusa Cadness, Callum David, Kat de Jesus, Tony Toni Bueno, Italo Laurenthie, sportsmen Anthony Suntay, Simone Rota of AZKAL’s & basketball player Nic Belasco w/ Mafae Belasco, and Valkyrie group Erik Cua, Manolet Dario, JM Rodriguez, Stephen Cu, GP Reyes. Despite guests being dressed in all white, the summer launch was a truly colorful one. (Photo credits:  Ramon Tan Mangila www.pixrepublik.com.ph)

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Veloci endorser Hideo Muraoka with Fatima Rabago &  Ria Bolivar

Veloci endorser Hideo Muraoka with Fatima Rabago &
Ria Bolivar

Celebrities Bodie Cruz, Inah Estrada, Jose Sarasola, Djanin  Cruz, and Rodjun Cruz

Celebrities Bodie Cruz, Inah Estrada, Jose Sarasola, Djanin
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Roy Chua – Managing Director of Veloci Time

Roy Chua – Managing Director of Veloci Time

“Veloci aims to be known as a brand that is always evolving—one that keeps up with the fashion trends and offers high quality watches at reasonable prices,” says Managing Director Marnie Chua.

DJ’s Natalia Moon and Luane de Lima

DJ’s Natalia Moon and Luane de Lima

Introducing integrated silicone straps, exciting new dial colors, stainless steel and gold cases, elegance and convenience go hand in hand. Combining 100-meter water resistance with the choice to pick colors suitable for any occasion, all Veloci timepieces remain looking current and fresh, adventure after adventure.

Veloci endoresers Catriona Gray and Hideo Muraoka  wearing the Pulse Collection

Veloci endoresers Catriona Gray and Hideo Muraoka
wearing the Pulse Collection

It’s no surprise, then, that Hideo and Catriona were chosen as endorsers. Aside from being fans of Veloci ever since, both are more than their looks and attractive bodies, just like the brand. Hideo is an avid sportsman who’s into soccer, Crossfit, and Muay Thai. He cites his Voyager and Pulse pieces as go-to watches. “I like the changeable stripes. You can be very creative and make your own unique style,” Hideo shares. “The value you get for the price is definitely a big plus. I keep many Veloci watches because they have a large variety that can match any outfit, from the gym to casual days to parties like this.”

Erik Cua & Rochelle Romero

Erik Cua & Rochelle Romero

Nic Belasco and Anthony Suntay

Nic Belasco and Anthony Suntay

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Janeena Chan

Veloci Time Managing Director Roy Chua with  Valerie Weigmann

Veloci Time Managing Director Roy Chua with
Valerie Weigmann

Daniel, Julia, Vika for The Veloci Watch Collection

Daniel, Julia, Vika for The Veloci Watch Collection

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blogger family

Sanya Smith, Ornussa Cadness

Sanya Smith, Ornussa Cadness

Valerie Bariou, Aliya Parcs and Amber Davis

Valerie Bariou, Aliya Parcs and Amber Davis

Fatima Rabago, Marie Ann Umali and Ria Bolivar

Fatima Rabago, Marie Ann Umali and Ria Bolivar

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with SM Youth JP Tolentino

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Thank you Veloci Watch XOXO

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On the other hand, Catriona is a formally trained singer whose voice has a lovely jazz texture.The Filipina-Scottish stunner also

likes to write about her travel adventures on her blog. For Catriona, wearing a watch instantly makes one feel like a go-getter, and shows that one has functionality and style. “I love classic and feminine watches in gold, especially rose gold. But on days when I play up my style, I’ll reach for a bold color,” she says. “I’ve hauled my Veloci watches all over Asia and they’ve never let me down, from a watch I can wear at the gym to sophisticated evenings out. Most watches in the collection also come with customizable straps, so there’s really no limit of possibilities.”

The All-White Pool Party served as the perfect canvass for showcasing Veloci’s fresh new collection, from exquisite bright colors that are perfect for tropical sunshiny days, to time-tested classics that tastefully accessories an outfit. Proof that Veloci is a watch that can take you anywhere you want to go. (Photo credits:  Ramon Tan Mangila www.pixrepublik.com.ph)

XOXO,

Fashion Ate The Lawyer

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Veloci watches are available at the Veloci kiosks in SM Mall of Asia, SM San Lazaro, SM Clark, SM Pampanga, SM Manila, SM Fairview,
SM Southmall, and
Market! Market!and online at Zalora.com.ph/veloci.  It is also available in L Timestudio and Timegear  boutiques, Asprey kiosks, and select Department Stores of SM, Robinsons, Metro, Fisher Mall and Landmark.

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Giordano Circus 25th Anniversary Party!

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Giordano Philippines invites you to Giordano Circus Party in celebration of their 25th Anniversary!
 
Featuring Franco, Brownman Revival, and their brand ambassador,Rico Blanco.
 
CIRCUS BOOTHS, GAMES & ALL OTHER RECREATIONS OPEN AT 12NN,
FASHION SHOW & ALL OTHER PERFORMANCES WILL
START AT 7PM.
 

 
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Brand Magazine 2014 Anniversary Party

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(All Photos from Choy Suarez)

 

XOXO,

Fashion Ate The Lawyer

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Victorinox I.N.O.X: 130th Anniversary Celebration

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Marnie Chua – Brand Manager, Victorinox Swiss Army
Ivan Yao – Managing Director, Lucerne
Alexander Bennouna – CEO Victorinox Swiss Army
Axel Wenger – International Sales Manager, Asia Pacific
Emerson Yao – Managing Director, Lucerne
John Spainhour
Marc Nelson

Celebrating the 130th anniversary of its parent company in style, Victorinox Swiss Army launches a watch of sharp, versatile design that is so strong it defies your imagination. Victorinox Swiss Army has created I.N.O.X, a new watch that pays tribute to the history and industrial know-how of the brand by showcasing the values that have made it famous: authenticity, strength, quality, expertise, and Swiss design.

Marnie Chua, Andrew Wolff, Alexander Bennouna, and John Spainhour

Marnie Chua, Andrew Wolff, Alexander Bennouna, and John Spainhour

The name I.N.O.X. comes from the French word for stainless steel, the solid, durable, and corrosion-resistant material that Victorinox adopted more than 50 years before it became the norm in the Swiss watch industry. Marking a shared link between cutlery and watches, I.N.O.X. is as iconic as the Original Swiss Army Knife. A concentrate of Victorinox’s DNA, it represents nothing less than the very quintessence of the brand.

Victorinox I.N.O.X. Watch Launch

Victorinox I.N.O.X. Watch Launch

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Victorinox I.N.O.X. Watch Display

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Victorinox I.N.O.X. Watch Launch

Victorinox I.N.O.X. Watch Launch

An exceptional celebration requires an exceptional watch. I.N.O.X. watch demonstrates a level of robustness never before achieved in watchmaking. Designed to withstand unusual stress, it has passed with flying colors a ruthless battery of 130 strength tests. Beyond the standard certification tests of the Swiss watch industry, a series of new tests was developed specifically for I.N.O.X. watch. They reflect Victorinox Swiss Army’s passion for pushing boundaries and imposing new rules on resistance. Its robustness is incomparable to any other — an I.N.O.X. timepiece can resist eight tons of compression under a hydraulic press, and can resist being driven over by a truck of 25 tons or a military tank weighing up to 64 tons. Moreover, it can also withstand temperature shocks from -57 degrees to +71 degrees Celsius, set to a standard set by the US Army for the manufacture of missiles. Nothing comparable exists in the world of watchmaking. The I.N.O.X watch can also take on glacial cold; the watch will function non-stop and without complaint, even when frozen in an ice cube for 168 hours. Neither does it have a fear of heights; the I.N.O.X. watch can weather extreme conditions at a stratospheric altitude of 21,300 meters, which is twice the height at which airlines fly. It can also withstand a fall of 10 meters onto a smooth concrete surface, the approximate equivalent of a drop from a three-floor building.

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Victorinox I.N.O.X. Watch Launch

Victorinox I.N.O.X. Watch Launch

Victorinox I.N.O.X. Watch Launch

Victorinox I.N.O.X. Watch Launch

Victorinox I.N.O.X. Watch Launch

Victorinox I.N.O.X. Watch Launch

Victorinox I.N.O.X. Watch Launch

Victorinox I.N.O.X. Watch Launch

Given its extreme robustness, one would expect the I.N.O.X. watch to look like a bunker. Its elegance, however, is evident at first glance. The refined design of the 43 mm stainless steel case is enhanced by a skillfully polished hexagonal bezel. The case is made with a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with triple anti-reflection treatment, and is water resistant to 200 meters. Available in three colors such as black, khaki, and navy blue, the I.N.O.X. watch can be further personalized with a bumper. An inventive new accessory in the watchmaking world, this removable protector in silicone and nylon lets you change the watch’s look to match your mood. Whether it’s the office, a mountain, a busy morning, or a leisurely evening, nothing beats the I.N.O.X. watch for versatility: it can be worn anywhere, anytime.

Marnie Chua – Brand Manager of Victorinox Swiss Army with Andrew Wolff and John Spainhour

Marnie Chua – Brand Manager of Victorinox Swiss Army with Andrew Wolff and John Spainhour

Emerson Yao, Marc Nelson and Ivan Yao

Emerson Yao, Marc Nelson and Ivan Yao

Alexander Bennouna – CEO Victorinox Swiss Army

Alexander Bennouna – CEO Victorinox Swiss Army

Marnie Chua – Brand Manager, Victorinox Swiss Army Alexander Bennouna – CEO Victorinox Swiss Army  Axel Wenger – International Sales Manager, Asia Pacific

Marnie Chua – Brand Manager, Victorinox Swiss Army
Alexander Bennouna – CEO Victorinox Swiss Army
Axel Wenger – International Sales Manager, Asia Pacific

Marnie Chua Brand Manager, Victorinox Swiss Army; Marc Nelson and Alexander Bennouna, CEO Victorinox Swiss Army

Marnie Chua Brand Manager, Victorinox Swiss Army; Marc Nelson and Alexander Bennouna, CEO Victorinox Swiss Army

This is the same thought that celebrities Marc Nelson, Andrew Wolff, and John Spainhour have with regard to the I.N.O.X. watch. Leading such busy and adrenaline-fueled lives, these three “friends of the brand” exemplify the qualities of the I.N.O.X. watch. Marc, an adventurer who dares to brave the outdoors, Andrew, who shows tenacity on the rugby field, and John, who courageously was a marine for several years, all find a companion in the watch. These three men capture the spirit of what it means to be strong, fearless, and passionate. With I.N.O.X. watch, they are free to scale the heights, to be fierce on the field, and to be brave in the face of duty. Although the watch’s primary functions are telling the time and date, its robustness, craftsmanship and style, make it the rightful heir of the famous Swiss Army Knife, and thus these three men’s perfect companion for life.

XOXO,

Fashion Ate The Lawyer

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Victorinox Swiss Army Watch is available at SM Megamall Boutique, Century City Mall Boutique, Lucerne, Elemento, Chronos, Wrist Pod, Swiss Gear, L Timestudio, SM Department Stores and Robinson’s Department Stores. 

 

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Marc Coblen Launches The Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign with the Pink Ribbon Watch

Ann Puno, Liezl Martinez & Patty Betita wearing the Marc Coblen

Ann Puno, Liezl Martinez & Patty Betita wearing the Marc Coblen

Filipinos are very active when it comes to supporting a good cause and with October fast approaching, everyone is preparing for the Breast Cancer Awareness Month. During October, there are usually fun-runs, concerts, charity auctions, and medical missions to help facilitate check-ups and treatments for women who have breast cancer.

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Though there are several means for people to help, there is still a lot of work that needs to be done in the Philippines. According to the Philippine Cancer Society, a staggering percentage of Filipinas have a difficult time paying for their treatment, while others are too nervous to continue with theirs. In fact, some Filipinas prefer to ignore the importance of an annual breast check-up and refuse to seek treatment once diagnosed with breast cancer. The Philippine Cancer Society espouses that there is a lack of awareness, access to treatment, but more importantly, the basic knowledge that breast cancer is curable.

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This is where Marc Coblen, a Dutch brand created by Jordy Cobelens, the same founder of the well-known timepiece TW Steel, comes in to create a change – and a fashionable one at that. Echoing the mantra, “it’s time to change,” Marc Coblen urges women to take a proactive stance against breast cancer and change their mindset about what it is and how to overcome it. In line with the Breast Cancer Awareness program, Marc Coblen has collaborated with the Philippine Cancer Society’s Best Dressed Women of the Philippines and Lucerne, to create a special edition watch called the Pink Ribbon Watch.” A generous portion of the proceeds of all Pink Ribbon Watch sales will be donated to the efforts and activities of the Philippine Cancer Society in providing consultation and treatment to women with breast cancer all over the country.

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The Pink Ribbon Watch showcases a 48mm pink Mother of Pearl face with a small Swarovski encrusted pink ribbon. The watch is encased in a Rose Gold finish steel case with pink baguette Swarovski crystals on its interchangeable bezel and uses a pink silicon interchangeable strap with a rose gold clasp.

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The special edition Marc Coblen Pink Ribbon Watch is exclusive to MASTERCARD and will retail at Php 15,000. In light of the partnership, all purchases will entitle the card holder with a white leather strap and a rose gold finish bezel inside a beautiful white leather watch box.

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Breast cancer survivors like Patty Betita, Ann Puno, and Liezl Martinez, have stepped up and embraced Marc Coblen’s campaign. They epitomize the several women out there who were diagnosed with breast cancer, but emerged victorious. With all of these strong and beautiful women, they share that the best way to combat cancer is to have the right attitude.

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“Breast cancer at its earliest stage is curable,” Patty said, “That’s why it’s important for women to have themselves checked and have their annual mammograms and sonograms because if you detect it early, there’s a 98% chance of survival.” She shared that when she first found out that she had breast cancer, she was in shock. It was one of those things, she said, that you didn’t think could happen to you. “Once you are diagnosed with breast cancer, you are faced with your own mortality,” Patty said. But she found strength in her family, friends, and her unwavering faith in God. She emphasized that it has to be a conscious decision to fight the disease, and to make an educated lifestyle change. “For every cancer survivor, everyday you wake up is a new day,” she said, “Be hopeful, have faith, and you’ll be okay.”

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For Liezl, she stressed the importance of finding ways to cope. “There are a lot of support groups out there, if you’re interested in joining,” Liezl said. For her, though, she wasn’t comfortable with being open about it in the beginning. It varies with each person, but she encouraged women to listen to their inner voice and find strength in their lives, whether it be in their family, or their friends. Although she had a chance to go to another country to seek treatments, she sought to undergo treatments in the Philippines instead. “Part of my recovery is to have my family and friends near me,” she said, “I think that’s really important.”

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Ann Puno shared these sentiments, and also said that more often than not, overcoming cancer is also in the mind. “The most important thing is to be positive,” she said, “Cancer cells feed on negative feelings.” Ann kept herself strong through the power of prayers, and by surrounding herself with the people she loved most. At times, what also kept her going was the knowledge that other people were praying for her to recover, too.

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Patty, Liezl, and Ann, all emphasize the importance of early detection. They also said that above anything else, women should start effecting changes in their lives. Even if a woman is at the pink of health today, these three women advise that it’s always best to still keep annual check-ups on their list of priorities.

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“I think that it’s truly time to change,” Ann said, “It’s time to change the way we look at cancer, and we have to stop being fearful in getting check-ups because they mean so much to a cancer patient.” These women have beat down cancer, and urge other women to help each other and build a supportive community. For them, it’s all about recognizing the time to change – and that the best time to do so, is now.

XOXO,

Fashion Ate The Lawyer

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(Photos by: Dens Fabro)

Marc Coblen’s local retail partner in the Philippines, Lucerne, will handle the sale of the Pink Ribbon Watch in all Marc Coblen points-of- sales, namely: Marc Coblen Pop-up store at Century City Mall, Lucerne Shangri-La, Swissgear (Greenbelt 1 & SM Cebu) and Wristpod (Megamall, Clark, Rockwell)

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MUST GO: The Off Price Show September 26-28, 2014

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The Off Price Show at the World Trade Center Tent
September 26-28, 2014

Get up to 80% off on the biggest lifestyle brands on men’s, ladies, and childrenswear as well as footwear, outdoor gear and home accessories at The Off Price Show happening at the World Trade Center Tent, Manila on September 26-28, 2014.

The following brands will be participating during the sale event:

  • Satchmi
  • Chicco
  • Pull & Bear
  • Otter
  • Esprit watches
  • Bershka
  • Skechers
  • Melissa
  • and a whole lot more!

See you this weekend!

 

XOXO,

Fashion Ate The Lawyer

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FRENCH FASHION BRAND CAMAIEU LAUNCHES IN MANILA

The first Camaïeu store in the Philippines is located at Shangri La Plaza East Wing.

The first Camaïeu store in the Philippines is located at Shangri La Plaza East Wing.

Since its establishment in 1984, Camaieu has grown to have at least 1,000 stores in more than 20 countries worldwide. The French fashion brand, exclusively retailed by Planet Sports, Inc. in the Philippines, recently added Manila to this list through an intimate press launch held at the EDSA Shangri-la Hotel, followed by a fashion show held at the East Wing of Shangri-la Plaza.

 

Camaïeu’s vibrant, light and feminine assortment of clothes and accessories.

Camaïeu’s vibrant, light and feminine assortment of clothes and accessories.

Fashion blogger and model, Nicole Andersson hosted the Camaïeu Philippines launch.

Fashion blogger and model, Nicole Andersson hosted the Camaïeu Philippines launch.

True to its name Camaieu, which means ‘multiple tones’, the quaint, French-themed launch was a showcase of lively and bright colors. Nicole Andersson hosted both events and introduced the highlight of the show: three collections styled in the unique expressions of Katarina Rodriguez, Bianca King, and Tweetie De Leon-Gonzalez, Camaieu’s brand ambassadors.

 

Model styled by Bianca King

Model styled by Bianca King

Model  styled by Katarina Rodriguez

Model styled by Katarina Rodriguez

Model styled by Tweetie de Leon-Gonzalez

Model styled by Tweetie de Leon-Gonzalez

Katarina’s on-the-go personality showed through her collection, which featured versatile separates that can take one from the school, to the mall, to a night out in the city. Romantic yet easy-going was the theme of Bianca’s collection, her chosen outfits hinting at sexiness with some show of skin, balanced by classic silhouettes flattering many body types. Meanwhile, Tweetie’s collection was a display of sleekness and sophistication, with many of the pieces in black and white or in graphic patterns rendered in monochromatic tones.

 

Katarina Rodriguez with her models

Katarina Rodriguez with her models

Bianca King with her models

Bianca King with her models

Tweetie de leon-Gonzalez with her models

Tweetie de leon-Gonzalez with her models

Says Camaieu Head of Operations for Asia, Rudy Liger, “Camaieu is vivacious, supportive, feminine, fresh, and free-spirited. These are the brand philosophies that make Camaieu relatable to all women, wherever you are in the globe.”

 

Rudy Liger (Operations head of Camaïeu Asia) with Anton Gonzalez

Rudy Liger (Operations head of Camaïeu Asia) with Anton Gonzalez

Anton Gonzalez (President of Planet Sports Inc., official local distributor of Camaïeu) with his wife Mia and daughters Patricia and Joanna

Anton Gonzalez (President of Planet Sports Inc., official local distributor of Camaïeu) with his wife Mia and daughters Patricia and Joanna

Issa Penales and Gene Acosta

Issa Penales and Gene Acosta

Jennifer Chan, Ira Nopuente and Elaine Carag

Jennifer Chan, Ira Nopuente and Elaine Carag

Anton Gonzalez with Shangri La Plaza’s Lala Fojas (EVP), Hazel del Castillo (Division Manager- Tenant Management) and Rowena Morada (Account Officer- Tenant Management)

Anton Gonzalez with Shangri La Plaza’s Lala Fojas (EVP), Hazel del Castillo (Division Manager- Tenant Management) and Rowena Morada (Account Officer- Tenant Management)

Anette Obana (Merchandising and operations director of Camaïeu Philippines)  with Ina Arabia-Garcia, Happy Lopez and Liza Ilarde

Anette Obana (Merchandising and operations director of Camaïeu Philippines) with Ina Arabia-Garcia, Happy Lopez and Liza Ilarde

Camaieu is available at Shangri-la Plaza East Wing, Megamall Fashion Hall, SM BF Paranaque, Ayala Fairview Terraces, and soon at SM North EDSA. For more information, visit http://facebook.com/camaieu.philippines or follow @camaieu_ph on Twitter and Instagram.

 

XOXO,

Fashion Ate The Lawyer

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Everybody Loves Reese’s at the Throwback Fair!

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A Trip Down Memory Lane with RediscoverReese’s Throwback Fair

MANILA, Philippines – August 2, 2014 – Global chocolate brand Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups invaded SM Mall of Asia Music Hall with its signature orange color on August 2 with  its “Rediscover Reese’s Throwback Fair”. Mall goers and Reese’s fans enjoyed the various Reese’s themed fair game booths, fun activities and mini-concert.

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A trip down memory lane revealed the rich history of the perfect combination of chocolate and peanut butter. Everyone enjoyed learning fascinating trivia about the Reese’s brand through six fascinating Reese’s brand themed fair booths. Take the Reese’s game challenged attendees to complete a word task by jumping as high as they can to get the Reese’s logo. Reese’s Re-word Mash, an all-time favorite Word Mash game, challenged the consumers to mix and match words to discover a secret message.

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Aiya and Mau

A fair won’t be complete without a ball-throwing booth, and Reese’s version, Knock Out a Reese’s Cup, became one of the instant favorites. People who went to the Reese’s Shoot that Cup booth got a chance to immerse themselves in the tantalizing sweet and salty flavor of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup.

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Where there’s a fair, there’s always a Pop the Balloon booth. Kids and parents enjoyed popping Reese’s themed balloons at the Reese’s Pop A Nut Bar while learning the key ingredients of Reese’s. One of the most popular booths was the Reese’s Trick Art where people snapped photos of themselves with the oversized Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup and Reese’s Nut Bar. After the attendees completed the Reese’s trail each of them got free Reese’s brand gift packs and special merchandise.

 

Reeses Throwback Fest 005 Reeses Throwback Fest 004Fans also had the opportunity to try Reese’s infused offerings from Mrs. Fields Cookies and other vendors.  Through the Reese’s Happy Hour and fun activity trail, lucky attendees took home packs of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Nut Bars.

Self-confessed Reese’s lovers like celebrity stylist and showbiz royalty Alyanna Martinez, Air Asia Volleyball Team athlete Melissa Gohing, local pro-surfer Luke Landrigan, top blogger David Guison and top beauty blogger and model Kelly Misa and Philippine Azkals Hottie Phil Younghusband attended the fair to indulge their love of the chocolate brand and to interact with fellow Reese’s fans.

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To complement indulgent addiction for Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, top local bands Itchyworms and Never The Strangers regaled guests with their biggest hits, capping off the fun and unforgettable fair that made everyone rediscover the perfect combination of chocolate and peanut butter cups.

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Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, created and named after Harry Burnette Reese, is a chocolate coated peanut butter snack coated in rich milk chocolate.  In the Philippines, it comes in two-cup and one-cup packs.

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Reese’s Nut Bar is the latest offering of the brand for consumers who are always on the go. The chocolate bar is infused with creamy peanut center, topped with richcaramel and loaded with whole roasted peanuts, all coated in chocolate.

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Aiya, Mau, Tiff and Ivan

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Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Reese’s Nut Bar will be available in all leading supermarkets and convenience stores nationwide beginning August 2014.  Two-cup 34g version and Reese’s Nut Bar are priced at PhP 35 (Suggested Retail Price), while one-cup 17g is PhP 19.

 

XOXO,

Fashion Ate The Lawyer

 

 

 

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About The Hershey Company

The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY), headquartered in Hershey, Pa., is a global confectionery leader known for bringing goodness to the world through its chocolate, sweets, mints and other great-tasting snacks. Hershey has approximately 13,000 employees around the world who work every day to deliver delicious, quality products. The company, which has more than 80 brands around the world that drive over $7.1 billion in annual revenues, includes such iconic brand names as Hershey’s, Reese’s, Hershey’s Kisses, Jolly Rancher and Ice Breakers. Hershey is focused on growing its presence in key international markets while continuing to build its competitive advantage in North America. Additionally, Hershey is poised to expand its portfolio into categories beyond confectionery, finding new ways to bring goodness to people everywhere.

At Hershey, goodness has always been about more than delicious products. For 120 years, Hershey has been committed to good business by operating fairly, ethically and sustainably to make a positive impact on society.  This means contributing to a better life for its employees, consumers, communities, and, ultimately, creating a bright future for children in need.  This commitment is exemplified by Milton Hershey School, established in 1909 by the company’s founder and administered by Hershey Trust Company. The children who attend the school receive education, housing, and medical care — thriving as direct beneficiaries of The Hershey Company’s success.

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