Topic: fashion

Bold and Elegant: The Plains & Prints Pre-Fall Collection 2014

Anne Curtis for Plains & Prints

There was no way I was going to fade into the background in these — my first thought on seeing the clothing brand Plains & Prints’ new pre-fall collection. As with all of the brand’s designs, the collection is unapologetically urban and feminine.

Anne Curtis sits down for afternoon tea with media, style bloggers and fans at the unveiling of Plains&Prints Pre-Fall Collection 2014

The search for the new face of Baby Mossimo and Mossimo Kids

mossimo kids

Sometimes, it’s not all about the spotlight and gorgeous outfits. Modelling can be about building self-esteem, self-confidence, and a sense of fulfillment in doing what you enjoy.

I remember when I was a kid and I would do the “Betty Boop” pose in front of a mirror—hands on the waist, shoulders stiff, butt out, and lips pouty. I would take my floral blanket and make five different styles of gowns out of it.

Do you see your kids doing the same? Do they like dressing up? Do they dream of being a model on billboards and runways? Turn their dream to reality!

Festival Supermall in Alabang, Muntinlupa City, in partnership with and Mossimo Kids, is looking for little fashionistas to be the next face of Baby Mossimo and Mossimo Kids.

Valentine’s Day: Dark romance

Dark Romance

It seems like it’s always the cutesy side of romance that gets highlighted on Valentine’s Day — all that pink, all those flowers and hearts, all those stuffed toys. Not that there’s anything wrong with evoking high school fair kissing booths and all that attendant kilig, but sometimes you yearn for something … different. This Valentine’s Day, why not take a cue from the other side of romance: dark, twisted and Gothic.

It’s high time for goth to make a comeback, too. Although 2013 is called “the year of no trends“, the F/W13 collections in New York show a definite return to the dark side. Check out Nicole Miller, Herve Leger and the old-school, Theysken-esque Katarina Grey.

L-R: Nicole Miller, Herve Leger and Katarina Grey. Pictures from Chictopia

(And now for something even darker …)

Of Prints, Ruffles, and Colors – SM Kids’ Fashion at Philippine Fashion Week 2012

SM Kids in Philippine Fashion Week - Modern Princess

Prints, ruffles, and bright colours dominated the runway at the SM Kids’ Fashion Show during the Philippine Fashion Week held last October 27, at the SMX Convention Center. The show featured collections by eleven brands for children between 0-14 years old, with clothing ranging from casual to party attire.

SM Kids in Philippine Fashion Week - Modern Princess

The show opened with Trajecitos de Bebé, showcasing delicate, elegant, hand-embroidered Christening gowns of lace, satin, and tulle. Following this was Crib Couture, a line of clothing for baby boys and baby girls, geared towards playful casual wear with a splash of colour. Girls’ dresses featured bold prints and ruffled skirts, while boys’ clothes featured plaid, checkered, and argyle patterns paired with vests and cardigans.

More children’s fashion on the runway for your little angels!

Kids’ glamor by SM Kids’ Fashion at Philippine Fashion Week 2012

SM Kids in Philippine Fashion Week

The limelight shifts gear. This time, kids rule the runway.

This October 27, SM Kids’ Fashion presented a wide selection of clothes in a fashion show at Philippine Fashion Week Spring Summer 2013 held at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City.

Kids dressed in unique styles that could easily make a fashion statement and that which exuded an aura of poise and confidence. The fashion show unveiled the most desired pieces of all the participating brands.

SM Kids in Philippine Fashion Week 2012

Check out more from the SM Kids’ showcase at Philippine Fashion Week!

Free Fashion Writing Workshop by Myth and Schu

Schu Factory Outlet

Farewell to an uneventful weekend and hello to a fashionable one. On September 29, Schu and Myth boutiques held a free Fashion Writing Workshop by Myth Boutique and Schu Shop at the Schu Factory Outlet in Pasig City, Ortigas.

Style and fashion bloggers and writers were in attendance. It was only a small company so everyone could talk and get to know each other. And the venue was a store turned lecture room — it was lovely and inviting, because everyone got to ogle the great shoes and clothes on display.

Halloween Costumes: Winged Wonders

A costume with wings, I think we can all agree, is better than one without. Also, this can be a great reason to repurpose any wings from previous costume parties now collecting dust in a cabinet!

Throw on a yellow-and-black ensemble and be a bee

More winged inspiration inside this post…

Plus size: breaking free of black

Curvy and plus-sized ladies, stop me if you’ve heard this one before: “Stay away from sparkle, they add weight. Don’t wear small prints, you will look wide. Large prints will call attention to ‘trouble spots.’ Bright colors will make your girth stand out.” These list of plus size dressing rules are so arbitrary and depressing;

Trend/inspiration report: the 90s


Check out the “Dr. Who” crew at the San Diego Comic Con. If I had amnesia, woke up 20 years later and saw this picture, I’d swear it was still 1992. Its official: from the street styles of our favorite “hipster” celebs to the runways (check out the baggy looks at Celine, Miu Miu’s Cher

Project Runway Philippines 3 – Finally, the Finale!

“Pinasosyal mo ang saba,” said Rajo about Milka’s banana plant-inspired collection


That was my reaction as the finale of season three of Project Runway Philippines drew to a close last night. Amazing, breathtaking, beautiful clothes on display – and an amazing, breathtaking and beautiful crop of finalists too.

I think I cannot overstate it by saying the level of talent in the finale is the highest yet on this show. Had they competed in different seasons, three of the four designers could have won their own batches with the level of workmanship and amazing designs they displayed. In fact, I’ll go right ahead and say that this season easily blows US Project Runway out of the water – well, the last four or five seasons, at least.

Plus, there was the nail-biting conclusion of two equally talented (but markedly aesthetically different) designers going head-to-head for the crown. Were you Team Cheetah or Team Milka? I surprised myself for ultimately casting my vote with the serene Milka, but more on that later.

Enough superlatives – let’s get down to judging!