My cousin who is based in Canada learned about her breast cancer 10 years ago. She was in remission for few years but unfortunately the harmful cells went beyond the affected areas, spreading to another major part of her body. But she’s amazing, she gets up each day and brave enough to fight and overcome the agony, hoping and praying for God’s miracle that her cancer cells will be eliminated. As I’m writing this blog, I can’t help but imagine the physical and emotional pain she’s currently going through. I am powerless but I can only offer my best wishes … Continue reading A Fashion Show For A Good Cause: Breast Cancer Awareness
Whenever “fashion” is being talked about, the inner drive in me sparks and it comes naturally. It is probably because of my admiration and passion about this industry even to the minutest detail, including simple trinkets and other accessories. Hence, the inclusion of “Fashion” category in my blog site. Fashion especially in runways particularly in fashion capitals of the world such as New York City among others, is still being associated with glamour and beauty, catering to “fit” models who are tall, pin-thin, young and pretty. While this concept may still be true up to now, the recent Fashion … Continue reading The “Runway Revolution” At The New York’s 2015 Fashion Week!
Pantone Color Institute (Pantone), the company officially recognized to select the Color of the Year specifically for fashion, has chosen “Marsala” as the 2015 Color of the Year. According to Pantone, “Marsala” is a “naturally robust and earthy wine red”, a subtly seductive, hearty and stylish shade which would be universally appealing not only to the fashion industry but also to industrial designs, home furnishings and interiors. In contrast with Pantone’s color for 2015, feng shui experts suggested certain colors believed to bring “luck” and “success”. These lucky colors vary depending on one’s birthday and birth time using so-called Yin-Yang … Continue reading Feng Shui Lucky Colors For 2015: How It Differs From Pantone’s?
I just mentioned Oscar de la Renta as one of the fashion giants in my previous blog (Elegance Never Goes Out of Style) and suddenly 6 days later news about his death (due to cancer after 82 years of staying on earth) were flashed on TV. The fashion world mourned for the demise of one of its legendary fashion icons who was famous for his lavish haute couture creations worn by a diverse group of distinguished women (from Jacqueline Kennedy, Hillary Clinton to Michelle Obama) and Hollywood celebrities. Frankly, I don’t own a dress designed by Mr. de la Renta … Continue reading Oscar de la Renta: The King of Suave!
Don’t we just love it when a facebook friend posts a picture of a bevy of beautiful ladies having a great time and dressing up in a charity ball for a cause? I was truly impressed by the way these Filipino-Americans in New York (photo shown above) flaunted their fashion sense by wearing an “all pink” elegant gowns coupled with bejeweled tiaras and with all smiles and in giggly mood, like they’re 16-year-olds! It was the right time of the year for them to strike their youthful passion and make fairytales do come true, dressing up like princesses in a … Continue reading Elegance Never Goes Out of Style!
The principle of “Social Inclusion” does not only refer to certain agenda of large development and multilateral organizations such as the United Nations and the World Bank but it also covers other specific areas and concerns of other relatively smaller organizations in the society. Among others, the objective of social inclusion is primarily to empower communities and the people themselves to improve their lives. Social inclusion go beyond poverty reduction involving policies in governance, climate change, population structure, education, and even in church related activities and arts. These inclusions and transitions would not only require changing certain norms, i.e. by … Continue reading Inclusion Matters at the 2014 Philippine Fashion Week
Who doesn’t know Mrs. Margaret Thatcher who became the only female Prime Minister of Great Britain (to date), and later became known as the “Iron Lady”. With her aggressive and stern views on both economic policies and political agenda, certainly everyone knows “The Lady”, particularly those in politics, governance, academe, business world and even the ordinary people, young and old alike who have passion in world affairs. Based on various accounts, it was in the 80’s when Margaret Thatcher was constantly making headlines in dailies and other media networks. I remember my father (whose day, by the way, was … Continue reading The Iron Lady’s Gone, But Her Legacy Remains!
The parade of nations at the opening ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympics on July 27, 2012 revealed a surrealistic painting of the disparity between the delegation of developed and industrial nations and those of the developing and least developed economies. If you happen to be one of the billions of spectators of the said parade (either via live or digital means), you will agree with me that apart from the gap in the number and magnitude of representations between the two groups of nations, what was more ostensible and visible was the athletes sports uniforms. The developed nations appeared … Continue reading High Global Fashion In 2012 London Olympics
We were billeted in a hotel which is ideally located right in the heart of Boracay’s commercial zone. While the shopping center is only a 15-minute walk away, it took us an hour to actually get there as there are lots of small shops and fascinating spots along the way to hop in, selling beach and non-beach apparels, jewelry, coastal crafts and art articles, from authentic to counterfeit items and the so-called Triple A” (a newly coined jargon I’ve learned from one of the salesgirls). I understand that “Triple A’s” are copy cat of branded items, mass-produced but looked exactly … Continue reading Boracay: Where Beach Fashion Enthusiasts Thrive!
Who would imagine that a stiff hard fiber sourced from an “abaca” plant and/or banana plant could be used as an alternative to conventional raw materials for avant-garde clothing and other fashion accessories? This is actually true and possible! In fact the said raw materials have been in existence and useful in some areas of the globe and in various ways even before the outbreak of World War 1! Originating from a tropical country, I have known “Abaca” plant and its utilization but regrettably I haven’t seen the tree itself with my naked eye as of yet. I understand the … Continue reading Abaca/Banana Fibers: An Exotic Fabric For “Sustainable” Fashion