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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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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,

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Dolce & Gabbana Bags for ZALORA

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A softer take on color for 2016: For the first time, the blending of two shades – Rose Quartz and Serenity are chosen as the PANTONE Color of the Year. Rose Quartz  matching with Dolce & Gabbana Bag collection.

Photographed by Miguel Alomajan

Styled by Argie Salango

Hair & Makeup by Theresa Padin

Model: Inna Gavrylenko at Ideal People Management

 

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As consumers seek mindfulness and well-being as an antidote to modern day stresses, welcoming colors that psychologically fulfill our yearning for reassurance and security are becoming more prominent. Joined together, Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace.

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The prevalent combination of Rose Quartz and Serenity also challenges traditional perceptions of color association.

In many parts of the world we are experiencing a gender blur as it relates to fashion, which has in turn impacted color trends throughout all other areas of design. This more unilateral approach to color is coinciding with societal movements toward gender equality and fluidity, the consumer’s increased comfort with using color as a form of expression, a generation that has less concern about being typecast or judged and an open exchange of digital information that has opened our eyes to different approaches to color usage.

 

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EMILIJA SUSINSKAITE FOR Z MAG ONLINE PHOTOGRAPHED BY MIGUEL ALOMAJAN

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Don’t be shy because I was really shy. You have to be confident and just do what you want.” – read more here

 

Photographed byMiguel Alomajan

Styled by Quayn Pedroso

Hair and makeup:Sydney Helmsley 

Interview by Coyi Gorostiza 

#zinezoned #Zmagonline

 

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CARLO LEE for Z Mag Online Photographed by Miguel Alomajan

CARLO LEE for Z Magazine Online

CARLO LEE for Z Magazine Online

Photographed by Miguel Alomajan

Styled by Quayn Pedroso

Grooming: Sydney Helmsley 

Interview by Coyi Gorostiza

The road to becoming a renowned model isn’t always glamorous and easy. We’ve heard of success stories and, of course, stories that prove modeling is not just a strut down the catwalk. But if you’ve got the right mix of looks, personality, drive, and talent like these up-and-coming models, then you’re all set for a fashion industry takeover…

To see the full feature (Click here)

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SIRENE SUTTON IN BAD DOMINO BY MIGUEL ALOMAJAN

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Awaken your bad girl style with these anti-fashion inspired monochrome looks styled by Zalora stylists Argie Salango, Christopher Chavez and Coyi Gorostiza, with the power plum ombre  lip trend by Theresa Padin.

Photographed by Miguel Alomajan

Model: Sirene Sutton

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PYREXIA MAGAZINE: Dreams, Blood & Tears

PYREXIA: Dreams, Blood & Tears

Colby DeMarco for Pyrexia Issue #1

py·rex·i·a  (pī-rĕk′sē-ə)

n. 
Fever.Humanity exists in a constant state of artistic oblivion that when aligned with one’s inherent drive for self-perseverance, it will defy everything.

Issue # 1 “Dreams, Blood & Sweat” It’s our story. How we struggle to find a stage to call our own. How we sweat blood & tears to make our dreams into reality.

Prints will be out 3rd week of April at our stockists in NYC & London

Check out www.pyrexiamagazine.com & follow @pyrexiamagazine on instagram for more details.

for contributions and questions Email info@pyrexiamagazine.com

We’d love to hear from you.

Photo Credits:
PH: @ibaydrake
AD: @jandrababiera
MO: @colbydemarco
ST: @theboywiththenosering
G: @toniqrey

 

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NESCIENCE by LEVENSON RODRIGUEZ

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What is the art of living, if not leaving in art per se? From every moment in every place and time, a good ensemble will make a difference. The visual language of the men’s dressing up in usual are so boring, and men’s fashion plain as it seem but very complicated and yet exciting.
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Inspired  from everyone’s feeling burn out one way or another. When everything that comes your way doesn’t seems to make sense. When situations are just hard to explain- Levenson Rodriguez Nescience Collection is about standing out professionally and advancing in modernity.
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“Men should go for printed tops and suits to stand out from the usual plain blues and greys of the world.  Standing out from the crowd gives one the upper hand in almost everything. “


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“Building up a remarkable archive of a period in printed inner shirts of 3 women who defied life’s challenges. When the world doesn’t seem to agree with them they held their heads up high and are all now an icon/legend in their own right.”
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“It takes a lot of confidence for one to wear a double breasted suit. But once he does then it only shows that he got the world in his hands. After all we roughly have 3 seconds to leave a lasting expression. Might as well make it worth the while. “ –Levenson Rodriguez

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Credits:
Photographer: Miguel Alomajan
Stylist: Jingx Cruz
Grooming: Mariz Dizon
Intern: Ehrran Montoya
Model: Matias Cobian

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TYRA MAIL: MEGA 22nd Anniversary

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Cheers to 22 years and more in fashion!

At the start of a Mega year 2014, an appealing advertisement roamed around social media about “Global Domination” and an international Supermodel who will cover the February Issue. Honestly,  I was thrilled as much as i am excited (again) what Mega Magazine is cooking for us fashion movers.  And it was confirmed and officiated when Mega EIC Sari Yap  posted glimpse of the shoot with Tyra Banks as the Cover for their 22nd Anniversary Issue!

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If ever there was a moment when I actually thought that maybe Tyra would be flying in the Philippines for that, I would totally turn on my fan mode button, I dont care, like its TYRA. But due to the ongoing taping of the latest cycle of America’s Next Top Model , I doubt.  But having TYRA as Mega Magazine’s Cover for February Anniversary issue is something I can be very proud of.

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Tyra Banks, Mega 22nd Anniversary Cover

TYRA MAIL!  Tyra Banks, Mega 22nd Anniversary Cover on PLDT Telpad

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Sonia Agbayani, Cherry Veric and Jaz Cerezo

Sonia Agbayani, Cherry Veric and Jaz Cerezo

Francis Libiran

Francis Libiran

Asia's Next Top Model Katarina, Jodilly and Judge Joey Mead

Asia’s Next Top Model Katarina, Jodilly and Judge Joey Mead

Suki Salvador

Suki Salvador

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The whole mood was for movement and the whole direction is nothing but to go GLOBAL. Philippine Fashion is taking a whole great leap to forward, not only Tyra Banks graced the covers of Mega Magazine, there is also Sarah Jessica Parker.

 

with Jen Teng and Kacci Santos

with Jen Teng and Kacci Santos

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SSI Friends

with Shen Jarlega, Angel Jacob and Justine Tan

with Shen Jarlega, Angel Jacob and Justine Tan

Carvey, Karylle and Shen

Carvey, Karylle and Shen

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Happy Andrada

Mike Carandang, Jing Monis with the I Am MEG 2 Girls

Mike Carandang, Jing Monis with the I Am MEG 2 Girls

Model Gomer, Ino Amoyo and Guilly Valenzuela

Model Gomer, Ino Amoyo and Guilly Valenzuela

Lourd Ramos with the whole Creations Team

Lourd Ramos with the whole Creations Team

Maricar De Mesa, Ailene Co, Lana Johnson and Cloie Concepcion

Maricar De Mesa, Ailene Co, Lana Johnson and Cloie Concepcion

Mega's Sarah Santiago, Peewee Isidro and Eric Delos Santos

Mega’s Sarah Santiago, Peewee Isidro and Eric Delos Santos

Ene and Ted Yao

Ene and Ted Yao

Mega Fashion Crew

Mega Fashion Crew

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Joey Mead-King as the host for the night

Joey Mead-King as the host for the night

Avel Bacudio

Avel Bacudio

MEGA EIC Sari Yap

MEGA EIC Sari Yap

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Asia's Next Top Model 2 Katarina and Jodilly

Asia’s Next Top Model 2 Katarina and Jodilly

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Shen Jarlega, head stylist of Zalora Phils.

Shen Jarlega, head stylist of Zalora Phils.

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MEGA Magazine has a huge contribution in the Philippine Fashion, they inspire and aspire many people to take fashion more seriously by heart. This billion dollar industry would not be complete in the history without Mega.

HAPPY MORE YEARS IN FASHION MEGA!

 

XOXO,

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2014 Hair Trends by David’s Salon

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Short men's layered cut with Silver and Pearl Blonde base with a combination of Blue AFFINAGE Grenade and Color Coordinates.

Short men’s layered cut with Silver and Pearl Blonde base with a combination of Blue AFFINAGE Grenade and Color Coordinates.

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Hot new length for the year is the collar bone length. Neither too short nor too long. Compliments most face shapes. A base of matte ash blonde and triple color accent of turquoise, blue and yellow by AFFINGE Grenades and Intensives.

Hot new length for the year is the collar bone length. Neither too short nor too long. Compliments most face shapes. A base of matte ash blonde and triple color accent of turquoise, blue and yellow by AFFINGE Grenades and Intensives.

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Commercial Ladies' cut with a red-violet base. Accent of red, pink and peach-orange color by AFFINAGE Grenades.

Commercial Ladies’ cut with a red-violet base. Accent of red, pink and peach-orange color by AFFINAGE Grenades.

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Short asymmetric haircut with a magenta base and deep violet color accent. Color panels pre-lightened to pale yellow and toned with 8.221.

Short asymmetric haircut with a magenta base and deep violet color accent. Color panels pre-lightened to pale yellow and toned with 8.221.

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Long layered ombre with color framing. Platinum and Pearl blonde framing and chocolate brown base. Gold 'Davids Salon Sparklers' added for shine.

Long layered ombre with color framing. Platinum and Pearl blonde framing and chocolate brown base. Gold ‘Davids Salon Sparklers’ added for shine.

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Camouflage inspired. Closed cropped men's cut with a black base, green, blue and gray accents.

Camouflage inspired. Closed cropped men’s cut with a black base, green, blue and gray accents.

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Runway look of pastel mint green with cascading yellow to green tips. Hair is style with a combination of textures of straight and crimped ironed mid-lengths to ends.

Runway look of pastel mint green with cascading yellow to green tips. Hair is style with a combination of textures of straight and crimped ironed mid-lengths to ends.

David’s Salon in  collaboration with AFFINAGE Philippines presents the latest collection of their 2014 Hair Trends with the theme “SUPERHUMAN”.

It’s all about the colors and attitudes, this year they bring you the confidence of wearing the loud-to-loud hair colors and accentuates in bolder hair cuts. Its the adventure and the thrill of being the center of attention, head turner superhumans.

Photographed by Fashion and Hair Photographer   Miguel Alomajan with Fashion Stylist  Reginald “Jingx” Cruz ,  Illustrator Ehrran Montoya, and MJ Ordinario.

Hair by Mr. Nick Manalo and makeup by Abet Besitola. Special Thanks Mr. Oliver Samaniego and Joshua Webb.

Models Jc A AquinoRizza GonzalezMhaj JacaGomer C RuñezKriz Mejia, Joana and Franzel.

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