Friday, May 14, 2010


Correct me not, I know today is only Friday. That would mean chilling out tonight, after a week-long work agony inside the office made more stressful by a dictator boss. While everybody is exalting with their TGIFs, thinking of Monday, the most dreaded day of the week, is way out of the scene. Not now... Not tomorrow... Maybe after going to mass this Sunday...

But really, here comes MONDAY - the new magazine for young urban professionals that covers anything that fall into these three major categories: corporate culture, consumerism and lifestyle. MONDAY Magazine is a colossal read, with upto-300 pages that combine intellectually-written articles with stunning visuals and elegant creative design. Definitely not your average glossy!

For the pilot issue, MONDAY has four cover subjects to choose from, and each says "Go Fishing!" Successful in their own fields, Erik Cua (Encore), Kat Avanceña-Monsod (Informatics), Denise Haak-Luchangco (Publicis + JimenezBasic) and Fred Penales (Hairshaft Salon) round up MONDAY Magazine's Fantastic Four. Although I would "fish" for Eric's cover (hehe), I also think Denise has the look that can launch a thousand sighs!

We're so thrilled to be part of this initial venture (Geo and I styled for the all four covers, as well as the main fashion spread done in Boracay). Thanks to the whole MONDAY group spearheaded by Jeanne Go (publisher) and Ric Gindap (the creative mind behind the magazine)! We shall wait for the next mala-Hard Rock-inspired inuman to the max!

Grab your copy now! MONDAY Magazine is now available at the following: Magazine Exchange(Megamall), Jara Magazine(Shangrila), E-media(Greenhills Theater Mall and Eastwood CyberMall) and all branches of FilBars. Also checkout at Shoppesville Greenhills: Cool Stuff, Fernan's Magazine, Circuit Hub, Regina's Gift Shop.

Friday, May 7, 2010


X marks the spot – that is, at Cubao Expo, the haven for indie designer finds and cult brands. In a community highly influenced by various arts, photographs, poetry reading, rock music, upbeat fashion and all sorts of creative stuff, style plus shopping, at most times, become STOiC.

Spearheaded by colleague Ieth Inolino with Jonah Guzman, STOiC is a clothing brand for women with icy glare, statuesque frame and strong fashion intellect. With relaxed, calm, and unruffled style sense, STOiC offers laidback sophistication that’s not too heavy on trends and not too conventional either, breeding a style that’s all your own.

With clothes that take you from a day at work to a night out with friends, increase your glam appeal with this new looks only from STOiC:

Play up this Obama shirt dress with uneven edges by putting on a striped cropped jacket for a guaranteed conversation topic.

The world tonight is yours in a ruffled top and a sequined mini skirt.

Go bolder with a leather mini dress and a padded shoulder jacket that will surely turn heads in your direction.

Take the floral trend in a new spin and pair it with high-waist pants for a casual elegant look.

Experiment with silhouettes and cuts through layering and asymmetrical cuts.

Say fierce anew in this tribal-printed one-shoulder dress.

STOiC is located at Cubao Expo (previously Marikina Shoe Expo), Araneta Center, Gen. Romulo Ave., Cubao, Quezon City. Log on to for more shopping information.

Saturday, May 1, 2010


So here we are again… May 2010 means Pinoy election fever (the automated version). As politicians bolster their crazy asses to impress voters in the final stages of their campaigns, we seem to be bombarded with nationalistic themes left and right, evoking Pinoy patriotism and sparking hope that will result to much-needed change.

Demonstrating that same blazing Filipino spirit, SOLO (the cult brand from the same company that brought Freeway and Ensembles) prides itself with the launch of “Old Manila” T-shirt series last year. Graphic-printed shirts depicting Manila during the colonial era take us back to memory lane with Filipino heroes, artisans, governadors, guardias civil, architectures, etc. – all but affluent display of Filipino history and culture during the Spanish times.

Wearing the Old Manila Collection is a cool way to remind all of us of our rich heritage, and the collages of graphics are the spruced-up, modern way for youngsters to embrace the past. Such nationalistic statement led to SOLO’s groundbreaking online collaborative poster-making contest with a search for SOLO’s new faces, with winners announced just recently.

SOLO’s Discover You! Show Yourself! promo required a collaborative team composing of amateurs – a model and a graphic artist or stylist – to come up with their photographic, vintage and patriotic rendition of the brand while wearing an Old Manila shirt. From more than a hundred of entries, two posters emerged as grand winners.

For the Male Poster Category, the winner is “I Can See You” (Model: Jaggy Tallada and Artist: Simon Agregado). On the other hand, the Female Poster Winner is “Reflections” (Model: Jhoanna Flor and Artist: Alexis Fusilero).

“I Can See You” (Model: Jaggy Tallada and Artist: Simon Agregado) bagged the Best Male Poster Category

“Reflections” (Model: Jhoanna Flor and Artist: Alexis Fusilero) won the Best Female Poster Category

Winners were chosen based on combined scores from online voting and Solo’s criteria. Models of the winning posters are the now the new faces of Solo, and the winning posters will be featured on walls of all Solo stores nationwide! All winners received cash prizes, gift certificates from Solo, Casio G-Shock from Time Depot and a feature spread in The Philippine Star Supreme Section.

Here are some pictures of the winning models as published in The Philippine Star:

To know more of the contest, visit the contest site at: