Sunglass Sunset | Ronnie & Joe Anniversary

Ronnie & Joe, the eyewear boutique one would go to when looking for hard to find labels such as Cutler & Gross, Matsuda, Ksubi, Native Sons, DITA, Margiela Karen Walker, and Thom Browne to name a few celebrated their anniversary as well as a new store opening on a semi-hidden gem of a rooftop of Powerplant Mall, Rockwell. I naturally brought my camera given the details. Emel playing my jam, haha! Photo from my personal instagram. Man of the hour, Mike Concepcion As candid as “candid” gets   Hi Nix! Sunset, moonrise. I can’t say I didn’t enjoy the refreshments …

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A Pinatubo Trek | ECCO

I rare to go to places that I’ve never been, with people who are just as excited to be outdoors as I am. I always see my friend Marc’s photos of the whole Pinatubo experience on facebook complete with 4x4s and always find myself incredibly envious! So when SSI contacted me for this trip out to the active volcano with Scandinavian shoe brand ECCO I immediately accepted even if was to arrive from Boracay on that same day. But hey, no rest for the wicked right? My plane had arrived late in Manila (no surprise there) so I just high-tailed it …

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Timely | SevenFriday

“What time is it” A beautiful woman asks your group of friends, and while the rest reach into their pockets for their phones you proudly announce the time, ask her what’s the rush, get her number, have an amazing conversation and ride off into the sunset. The end. This never happens. But it could if you were wearing a Seven Friday. These watches have a sense of excitement about them, when on your wrist you look like you’re about to break a course record or close a deal. It’s a watch that exudes confidence, it doesn’t say country club money or …

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A Decidedly Men's Store in High Street Central | GENERAL

Linen Jacket by Uniqlo, Linen Shirt, COS Trousers, Massimo Dutti driving shoes, American Apparel Belt, Vintage 1973 Seiko Watch. (mirror shot. I really need an intern!) GENERAL!  A decidedly Men’s store, one of the few in Manila. I was invited over to check out the new collection of Lyle & Scott, being on a holiday and fond of the brand, I decided to make the visit. The moment you step into the GENERAL store, a feeling of quality is felt. The polished concrete floors, geometric tiles, oxblood chesterfield couch all lend an air that is very british and longstanding. I particularly liked the …

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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 …

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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 …

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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” That day the weather was really good and inviting, perfect for a launch if I should say so! Arrived early of course to set up! Yes, that’s Divine cutting up a shirt pre-printed with guide lines to help one customise and make the shirt …

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STUDIO 54 | Ruffa's Disco Glam Birthday Bash

The moment I saw the invite to Ruffa’s birthday, I knew I’d quickly be out of ideas of what to wear. You see, there’s a fine line between looking good and in theme, and looking like you rented a costume so I decided to tread lightly. Was my choice a hit or miss? Who knows? The ladies on the other hand I’m sure did their homework because they came in what appeared to be all the rage in 1978! Everybody looked great, and Ruffa truly was the star of the night looking like a hollywood glamourpuss! Incredible party!

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