Denimlab | Sandara x Penshoppe


I love denim. Raw denim, washed denim, blue denim, bleached denim, acid-washed denim, it’s just one of those things you can’t live without. The fabric is synonymous as synonymous with cowboys and railroad workers as it is with rockstars and rebels, it is no wonder that a type of intrinsic style, attitude, and coolness imbues it’s wearer once worn. I was invited by Jeff Bascon, who heads Penshoppe’s direction and I must say I’m glad I made the trip as I saw the latest styles that will for sure be your summer staples very soon.

Joyce Pring hosted with her own brand of approachable sassyness unique to her. After rah rah-ing the crowd, the show was well underway.


Summer means softer, and washed denim for comfort and lighter hues for the temperate weather. Patchwork details, strategic distressing, and shorter lengths true to the trend.


I loved this white pair of distressed jeans!


Some darker hues for good measure, higher rise.


A few of the looks I liked.


Live music while the models walked the runway was a really nice touch.


Classic denim jacket, patchwork distressed denim, and black to gray washes speak style volumes.


CHEATS also performed, which had a sort of Arcade Fire sound while they were doing their breakdowns.


That shirt.


Need this black denim jacket!


Sandara Park was front row brightening up the venue with her pleasant disposition. Here she is with Bernie, Alice and Jeff of Penshoppe.

I31B3586I did a soap opera with Sandara once upon a time, needless to say I’m glad she gamely posed for my camera.


Joyce interviewing Sandara on stage. Sandara busted out in full tagalog thanking her fans and most of all Penshoppe for bringing her over, the noise from crowd made it almost hard to decipher what the clamor was for. Some yelled “Daramon” while others were drowned out with shrieks and screams of delight once their idol came up on stage.


Sea of phones, and the diehard fans!



Sandara is part of Penshoppe’s roster of star-studded global ambassadors that include fellow Asian superstar Mario Maurer and supermodels Kendall Jenner, Sean O’Pry, and Lucky Blue Smith

Man of the hour Jeff Bascon, thanking everyone for coming and to come visit the stores for the latest collection to get the most current offerings of summer trends and styles to date.


Summer Colors and Petals | Rustan’s Sunset Party


Rustan’s had a sunset party entitled Summer Colors and Petals, featuring different top tier brands showcasing their summer colors in Rockwell, I was wondering where exactly the event would be since I wasn’t all too familiar with the place save for the actual mall. Sunset party, where could this be? Fast forward to entering a narrow corridor, greeted with sincere smiles (Hi Visions PR!) and led into a full fledged summer garden party -albeit indoors and airconditioned but it really felt like the best of indoor and outdoor worlds.

I had arrived with one of my blogger friends Paul, who seemed a bit overdressed for a prior event we had attended as well. Kaya pala! Little Moët bottles were being served like soda pop, and music was uplifting thanks to DJ Callum.


A few of the stylish ladies in attendance.


I liked a few pieces that were on the runway for men, featuring refreshing colorways and subtle tones from brands such as Pedro Del Hierro, Ascott Chang, Thomas Pink, and Facconable. Who says you can’t dress up for summer! Of course I also liked the Miansai accessories for the decidedly summer man’s attention to detail.


Ruffa Gutierrez with Teresa Herrera Anthony posing for a photo and being surprised it was me behind the lens, I love seeing that reaction!


Summer cool with Rustan’s curation of trendy and attractive pastel colors, cool fabrics, exuding afternoon elegance in silk dresses from Josie Natori and bringing the effortless style of the season forward with brands such as Pedro del Hierro, Marina Rinaldi and Adolfo Dominguez.




Shauna with her cool dyed jacket.


Kelly Misa-Fernandez, always all smiles at all times.


Issa Litton masterfully hosting, pronouncing brand names effortlessly and in such an excitement only a woman in a department store can understand.


Country garden feels.


Longchamp, Fendi, Rebecca Minkoff and Loewe bags were also present in colors more suitably matched with a Mimosa than a Martini.


Shauna who is always so pleasant and supportive of my endeavours!


Donnie and Crickette Tantoco with their take on summer.


Welcome the summer of love, lush, and color with Rustan’s Color and Petals Summer 2016 Collection available at Rustan’s Makati, Shangri-La, Gateway, Alabang and Cebu.