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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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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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Hennessy Artistry makes perfect blend for Halo

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Hennessy Artistry Halo-9

For one show-stopping evening, Hennessy recently orchestrated a grand collision of music and talents that can only be expected from the 250-year strong cognac brand whose name resonates with sophistication, quality, and unprecedented artistry. Hennessy recently showcased a feast for the senses, where the iconic brand celebrated its 5th year of Hennessy Artistry in the Philippines.

DJ Ace Ramos

DJ Ace Ramos

Over the past few weeks, Hennessy put together events that offered the finest of mixed drinks and blended the musical talents both local and international, with a variety of artists such as Yolanda Moon, Quest, Nix Damn P!, LDP, and Up Dharma Down. The Hennessy Artistry club series kicked off last May 29 at Hyve with Australian DJ and EDM Producer DJ Krunk, and on June 5 welcomed the acclaimed electronic music producer Porter Robinson at the Palace Pool Club, followed by a visit by Brooklyn native DJ NY Giant who played hip hop beats at Raven on June 11.

 

Mim and Liv of NERVO

Mim and Liv of NERVO

Hennessy Artistry’s month long celebration culminated with the HALO event at Valkyrie nightclub. Hennessy showcased some of the most respected names in the Philippine music industry today together with the top international female DJ duo awarded by djmag.com. The opening act of the night had local DJs Abdel Aziz and Silverfilter going head to head, prepping attendees for a night of excitement and musical creativity. After the DJ set, Up Dharma Down wowed the room with their signature and unparalleled style. Awesome symphony of sound was conducted by Motherbasss, Quest and the Manila String Machine.

Armi Millare of Up Dharma Down

Armi Millare of Up Dharma Down

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Hennessy Artistry Halo-142

Attendees experienced performances with a comprehensively sensual experience while sipping on Hennessy Ginger, Hennessy Apple, Hennessy Berry and Hennessy Citrus as the party vibrated with EDM with KAT DJ on the turntables. This was followed by the most awaited, #1 International female DJ duo, Nervo, who tore the house down with their pulsating beats that delivered flavor into the system the way any good cocktail should. Finally, the party closed with club-virtuoso on deck, the always-a-good-time, DJ Ace Ramos.

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Futuristic Robots

Kat DJ

Kat DJ

DJ Nix Damn P!

DJ Nix Damn P!

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NERVO in Hennessy Artistry Halo-143

Macky Brillantes of Motherbasss

Macky Brillantes of Motherbasss

Hennessy Marketing Manager, Gio Robles_ Deputy Managing Director for Moet Hennessy, Olga Azarcon and Carlo Bautista, Hennessy Brand Manager

Hennessy Marketing Manager, Gio Robles_ Deputy Managing Director for Moet Hennessy, Olga Azarcon and Carlo Bautista, Hennessy Brand Manager

Abdel Aziz and Silverfilter

Abdel Aziz and Silverfilter

 

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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Vika Buhosova

Vika Buhosova

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
Cruz, and Rodjun Cruz

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

Janeena Chan

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

blogger family

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

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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Get Away with Fliptastic styles from Crocs

Crocs Chawaii Flip Flops

Crocs Chawaii Flip Flops

 

Summer never stops at Crocs

(Manila, Philippines) – Outdoor adventures, beach picnics and walks in the park – it’s fair to say that summer never stops at Crocs and we have a range of fantastically fun flips to prove it! Comfortable and easy to wear, Crocs gives you flip flops in more colors and styles than ever before! ‘This summer, Crocs has flips that will keep the entire family stylish and comfortable, all with Croslite™ material footbeds for feel-good comfort all summer long,’ said Dale Bathum, Chief Product Officer at Crocs, Inc. Each flip flop features a massage-pod sole that feels so good you won’t want your feet touching anything else.

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Crocs Chawaii Flip Flops

 

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Crocs Chawaii Flip Flops

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Crocs Chawaii Flip Flops

The Fun never stops this summer

Simple design, brilliant colors and outstanding comfort, the new Chawaii Flip (top) is one of our favorite new summer styles    that is sure to have you hooked! Equally bright and beautiful,

Crocs Retro Flip Flop

Crocs Retro Flip Flop

The Crocs Retro Flip-Flop (top) is a Crocs classic for men and women now available in even more fun shades. Great for guys and gals looking for a sleek, 1970s-inspired design.

 

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Crocs Baya Flip Flop

 

 

Big fans of Crocs will go nuts for the easy slip-on Baya Flip , a bold design which has the Crocs name cut out of the side.

 

 

 

 

Kid-friendly flips

Let little feet rejoice in the summer sun with the Baya Flip Kids  a mini design of the adult version which also features a supportive backstrap. Also designed with a handy backstrap which can be removed for added versatility, the Crocs Retro Flip-Flop Kids , with its rubber herringbone outsole, is inspired by 1970s era running shoes. Function and fun in one!

 

XOXO,

Fashion Ate The Lawyer

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Giordano Be Classic Campaign 2014

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Giordano reintroduces the beauty of timeless pieces with Be Classic campaign

The campaign features well-loved fashion icon – The Classic Man

 

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – While most argue that style is innate, others contend that it can be cultivated. One way to build true style is by investing in classic pieces – the building blocks of any wardrobe.

 

Giordano Philippines, a brand known for its modern approach to high quality timeless clothes, launches the Be Classic campaign which reintroduces time-tested stylish pieces that can be dressed up or down. This also comes with the return of the 90s cult favorite logo – The Classic Man.

 

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The Be Classic campaign features everyday wardrobe essentials such as polos, tees, shirts, cardigan and pants in classic silhouettes that flatter all body types.

 

Basic polo shirts and crew neck tees, adorned with the iconic Classic Man logo, will help one transition from workplace to a late afternoon catch-up with friends over coffee. A business meeting can be conducted in casual cool with oxford shirts in a variety of colors and patterns. The transcendentally stylish Breton top also makes an appearance in this collection while trusty pairs of denims and khakis round out your classic wardrobe.

 

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“Giordano is all about classic and everyday wearability. We understand the different needs of our customers and the different roles they play in life. We want to provide them with pieces that are not just functional but also of quality and infinitely classy. The Be Classic campaign is also a testament to our commitment to build a World Without Strangers,” said Reza Aznar, Giordano Philippines’ Assistant Product Development Manager.

 

The Be Classic campaign comes in two phases:  the first phase, Classics Minimalist, on November 13 to December 11, 2014 while the second phase – Classics in Color, on December 11 to January 15, 2015. For more information about the campaign, please visit www.facebook.com/GiordanoPhilippines.

 

 

XOXO,

Fashion Ate The Lawyer

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

Andrew Wolff 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

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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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H&M Philippines Reveals Its Opening Date!

Long racerback tank top in jersey with a printed design at front.

Long racerback tank top in jersey with a printed design at front.

Short jacket in faux fur with front zip and imitation leather details. Ribbed neckline, cuffs, and hem. Lined.

Short jacket in faux fur with front zip and imitation leather details. Ribbed neckline, cuffs, and hem. Lined.

Leggings in thick jersey with seam at front and wide elastication at waist. ALSO IN THIS OUTFIT Wide Waist Belt PHP 1,190

Leggings in thick jersey with seam at front and wide elastication at waist.
ALSO IN THIS OUTFIT
Wide Waist Belt PHP 1,190

Oversized blouse in woven cotton fabric with concealed buttons at front. Pleats at top, double cuffs in textured woven fabric with button, and rounded hem. Slightly longer at back. ALSO IN THIS OUTFIT Wide Waist Belt PHP 1,190

Oversized blouse in woven cotton fabric with concealed buttons at front. Pleats at top, double cuffs in textured woven fabric with button, and rounded hem. Slightly longer at back.
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Wide Waist Belt PHP 1,190

Rib-knit Top PHP 1,190 Long-sleeved, rib-knit top in a cotton blend.

Rib-knit Top
PHP 1,190
Long-sleeved, rib-knit top in a cotton blend.

Short jacket in faux fur with front zip and imitation leather details. Ribbed neckline, cuffs, and hem. Lined.

Short jacket in faux fur with front zip and imitation leather details. Ribbed neckline, cuffs, and hem. Lined.

Rib-knit Top PHP 1,190 Long-sleeved, rib-knit top in a cotton blend.

Rib-knit Top
PHP 1,190
Long-sleeved, rib-knit top in a cotton blend.

Long racerback tank top in jersey with a printed design at front.

Long racerback tank top in jersey with a printed design at front.

Long, straight-cut jacket in woven fabric. Chest pocket and welt pockets at front, and vent at back. Lined.

Long, straight-cut jacket in woven fabric. Chest pocket and welt pockets at front, and vent at back. Lined.

Long, straight-cut jacket in woven fabric. Chest pocket and welt pockets at front, and vent at back. Lined.

Long, straight-cut jacket in woven fabric. Chest pocket and welt pockets at front, and vent at back. Lined.

Knee-length dress in a woven crêpe fabric. Mesh section at front, narrow double shoulder straps, and fastener at back of neck. Unlined.

Knee-length dress in a woven crêpe fabric. Mesh section at front, narrow double shoulder straps, and fastener at back of neck. Unlined.

See you!

Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall

 

And Yes  all here is true from the opening date to price range. Imagine fashion in good quality and good price. Its a double dose of yes-yes!

To know their latest collection READ MORE HERE.

 

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MELANCHOLIA: Kaye Morales Holiday 2014 Photo Story

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“LOST LOVE”

I can only do what I know. I can only create from what I feel.

And when sadness has taken hold of your heart and floods it, the only way to escape the drowning is to express it. Expression is a way to breathe whilst submerged in the ebbs and flow of sorrow.

I realize that the only way to defeat sadness is to embrace it, to let it envelop your being. If you don’t want it to overwhelm, you have to befriend it. You must understand it and know it’s intricacies.

This is what I’ve come to know:

Sadness is black. It is what is left when all the other colors are muted. It is the shade of emptiness when reflection dies.

Sadness is a force and it comes in irregular insistent waves. It folds the fabric of your being into irregular shapes, pleated like a scar or crumpled like a wound. Sadness is both gentle and unrelenting; the texture is sometimes soothing, sometimes rough, but always on the edge of something desperate.

And when you have come to know sadness, it becomes pleasing. Sadness becomes a friend. It becomes alive. Thus, sadness becomes Melancholia. Sadness becomes beautiful.

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FASHION by Kaye Morales
STYLING by Janno Styles
PHOTOGRAPHY + BOOK DESIGN by Darrel Pobre
ASSISTED BY Ronan Espadero
SHOES BY Nere Ku
MODELS ( ELITE MANILA ) Shao Trinidad I Dasha and Gustavo Krier
HAIR AND MAKE UP BY Floe Tapayan
ASSISTED BY Barbie
HEADPIECES BY Jake Tabudlo and Tony Evan

 

 

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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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