BEST FOOT FORWARD | Ayala Style Origin

I’ve always enjoyed watching fashion shows, seeing new collections first before it hits the stores has always been exciting for me. One other exciting thing is actually being on stage and wearing the clothes! I was very pleased when Style Origin called to walk a show. To tell you honestly, I still get a bit nervous when on the catwalk so to overcome that I choose to wear shoes or accessories that I’m used to and confident that will look good with the outfit I’m donning that day. The show featured various brands available in Ayala malls, and made for a interesting mix of male and female models as well.

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Here’s what I wore for the show! I donned Guess and my favorite Original Penguin shoes!

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Look at these beauties! Full grain leather and vibram-looking sole, really works for the ensemble.

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Dance dance revolution.

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FINER DETAILS | Original Penguin Footwear & Accessories

What does Sinatra, Vampire Weekend, Tyson Ritter of the All-American Rejects, and the cast from the show Entourage have in common? Original Penguin! The gents aforementioned exude this country club cool without looking overly stuffy or preppy. Attitude is very much evident in the styles and details of Original Penguin clothing, as is its influences and the brand’s golf roots. This clear direction continues with Original Penguin’s footwear and accessories line. One can wear the collection and have a clear sense of how the designs were evolved from classic pieces such as tennis trainers, slip-ons, desert boots and brogues. Definitely Original and not derivative, Original Penguin deserves a sizeable portion of one’s shoe and accessory arsenal.

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The store looked like a mix of mid-century and a relaxed luxury feel to it with vignettes featuring the new offerings and vintage mementos such as typewriters and rotary telephones. Actual full-sized chairs (as opposed to benches) to try on their shoes was also very nice.

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Wearing their shoes could very well bring you from boardwalk to boardroom in a cinch. As well as from country club to catamaran with as much ease.

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I really liked the watches on NATO straps! For a casual yet informed style.

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This watch almost looks architectural, and has an understated yet versatile potential.

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ACTIVE IN STYLE | Fit Fashion x Team Manila

In line with the nearing launch of the Fit and Fashion App (Android/iOS) our collaboration with Team Manila was launched last week at Rockwell. The crowd-sourced, tongue-in-cheek slogans featured on shirts offer a light yet honest approach as to why we “hit the gym” or are constantly trying to start your very own “balik alindog program”

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That day the weather was really good and inviting, perfect for a launch if I should say so!

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Arrived early of course to set up!

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Yes, that’s Divine cutting up a shirt pre-printed with guide lines to help one customise and make the shirt your own / show off your guns!

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SUNSET SCENE | AquaBeauty

 

Being outdoors is such a luxury in Manila, especially if one lives in a condo. It just isn’t as simple as stepping out into your backyard to get a glimpse of nature or at least some greenery. That’s why when I learned where the P&G launch of Olay’s AquaAction and Pantene Aqua Pure would be, I knew I had to make the trip out considering how gorgeous the sunset and feel of Sofitel is. I believe it was the perfect place to showcase their new and innovative products.

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Always the early bird! I arrived sooner than I expected, and waited for Danielle (whom I was supposed to be chaperoning) The hotel staff were friendly and had a “welcome back” predisposition as I’d recently celebrated my birthday successfully at Sofitel.

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Postcard worthy if I should say so myself.

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