Wednesday, December 22, 2010


It's all about making a strong statement afterall...

We've witnessed the successful fashion facelift and relaunch of the PARISIAN shoe line the seasons past, as females went all agog with sexier, trendier and meaner footwear that can walk the ramp on to the streets. 

And since SM Department Store has it all for you, now comes a collection of bags to match your lovely shoes.  As you mingle your way to merriment this Yuletide season, let other girls look at you in envy as you flash your killer heels that go perfectly well with your no-ordinary PARISIAN bag.

Check out PARISIAN Shoes and Bags in all SM Department Stores nationwide.

Meg Bag, available in Nude, Black, Red and White.

Drew bag, available in Black, Taupe and Wine Red; Madge shoes, availabe in Brown and Black.

Yasmeen clutch, available in Black, pink and Champagne; Kristen pumps available in black, wine red and gold. 

Photography: Pat Dy
Styling: Luis Espiritu
Makeup: Bobby Carlos

Saturday, December 18, 2010


If most people are prejudged from head to foot at first glance, allow WADE to show the steps to stand out rightfully – and fashionably – this season.

And that will require heels tall enough to create a lasting impression! In a galaxy of parties and seemingly endless Yuletide frenzy, WADE encourages women to rock their frocks with strappy metallics, studded platforms or ultra-glossy pumps as soon as the stars are out. Or better yet, unleash your wild side and amplified sexuality with feline-printed shoes for added meow factor. Finish off with piled-on chain belts, a bombardment of assorted bangles, a patent clutch, a growling stare, and so much more!

On Luda: Black high gloss pumps with warmers (P1499.99); Black patent clutch (P899.00); Metallic chrome slim belts (P299.00 each); Assorted bangles (P299.00 per set).

On Luda: Snow leopard-spotted pumps (1299.00); Assorted bangles (P299.00 per set); Black handbag with snakeskin print (P899.00); Chain belt with leopard-printed trim (P169.00).

On Luda: Metallic silver sandals (P1099.00); Mustard yellow bag (P999.00); Assorted bangles (P299.00 per set); Slim belts (P199.00 each).

As the revelry continues, WADE’s collection for men cannot be outdone. Get in to the groove with streamlined, part-sporty, part-utilitarian high-cut sneakers (in suede, matte rubber or shiny synthetics) that up dynamic sex appeal when you hit the dance floor. Or do it extra cool ala Coco Martin (the brand’s current endorser), whose footwear choices include sleek flats and casual laced-up sneakers that vary from checkered, metallic-trimmed, polished patent, anything from black, gray to midnight blue – then party on!

On Coco: Gray high-cut rubber sneakers (P2099.00)

 On Coco: Black patent sneakers with silver trim (P1899.00); Black bag (799.00)

 On Coco: Black polished high-cut sneakers (P2099.00); Black bag (P799.00).

On Coco: Dark blue patent hip shoes (P1799.00); On Luda: Leopard-printed pumps (P1299.00); Assorted bangles (P299.00 per set); Chain belt with leopard-printed trim (P169.00).

On Coco: Gray high-cut sneakers with ribbed opening (P2099.00); On Luda: Black and gold X-strapped heels (P1099.00); Bangles (P899.00per set); Belts (P199.00 each).
On Coco: Black suede high-cut sneakers (2099.00); On Luda: White studded platforms with wooden heels (1099.00); Lace shoulder bag (P899.00); White slim belts (P169.00each); Assorted bangles (P299.00per set).

To view WADE’s holiday collection, visit the stores at Trinoma, Marquee Mall Pampanga, Glorietta 3, Ayala Center Cebu, Market! Market!, SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, The Block SM North EDSA, SM City Manila, SM City Cebu, SM City Clark, Robinsons Place Manila, Robinsons Galleria, Robinsons Metroeast, Eastwood Mall, The Shops Greenhills Shopping Center, Cash & Carry Mall Makati, Robinsons Department Store Manila, and The Landmark Trinoma. Also check out their website at

Photography: Ken Go
Art Direction & Styling: Mike de Guzman & George Palmiano (MGP)
Hair & Makeup: Archie Tolentino (Maybelline)
Models: Coco Martin & Luda Nikitina (Visage)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

DECEMBER 2010 COVER OF THE MONTH: Amanda Griffin Strikes for more for Rogue Magazine

ROGUE Magazine definitely knows what December is all about - it's the season to be merry!

Bringing joy to the hearts of men, super-hot AMANDA GRIFFIN (model and former VJ) poses the second time for ROGUE for a tickling Yuletide cheer. While we envelop ourselves in the cold, chilly holiday weather, Amanda flaunts her good stuff and shows that she still has everything to sizzle and blaze on the cover, and leave men chanting gloria in exelcis deo for more.

Photography: Marc Nicdao
Styling: LA Consing-Lopez

Friday, December 10, 2010


MARGE ABAS, up and coming accessory designer, and her lucky stars read: her line ESTRELLAS MANILA will definitely shine.

As soon as the stars are out, dazzle a la red carpet drama with her slitherin' Valentina clutch collection. Drift away into the beauty of this wide array of arm candies handcrafted in a variety of authentic snakeskin leather in Fall colors. Skins, beads, stones, charms and sparkles are perfect templates for an evening accessory that leave others hissing in envy.

Glorianna - Brown snakeskin sequined clutch accentuated by charms & assorted beads/stones

Evania - Red snakeskin clutch accentuated by vintage gold firefly charms and assorted glass/stone beads

Mackenzie - Silver snakeskin oversized clutch accentuated with a silver dragon art deco

Roxanne - Gold clutch accentuated by vintage gold firefly charms and assorted glass/stone beads

Callie - Silver clutch accentuated by assorted beads/stones and art deco

Natalia - Grey snakeskin medium clutch accentuated with a silver art deco and detachable strap

Of course, the drama and spectacle wouldn't be complete without Marge's elegant neckpiece designs. Spark up the dark, cold winter nights with a cosmic explosion of stellar-glam jewelries. For Estrellas Manila, the bigger the impact, the better!
Bela - 23" beautiful blend of intertwining woven vintage gold chains with flower accents and yellow jade drop pendant.

Shillem - Layered body chain accentuated by a gun metal skeletal chain mail.

Serah - 43" Multifunctional braided chain choker neckpiece in vintage gold and black accentuated by ribbed agate stones and layered chains.

Tola - 27" Cork necklace accentuated by a vintage gold spring hinge and studs
Levi - 27" Intertwined chain neckpiece with faux pearls, glass beads/stones, silver filigree spacers accentuated by a ribbon art deco.

Shadrach - 19" Chrysocolla stone bib chain neckpiece.

Misha-el - One sided layered vintage gold chain neckpiece with studs.

For inquiries, contact Marge Abas at 0916-5731583 or search Estrellas Manila at Facebook.

Thursday, December 9, 2010


We know it's coming - or haven't you felt it?

In a season of silver bells, jingle bells, tinkerbells and all other bells, Holiday 2010 seems lackluster. Hard times obviously took its toll as most people have no budgey to put a helluvah show. Not much lanterns on the streets... Less spectacular twinkling light displays... The Christmas trees and other decors are no longer selling... Who took away the stardust... my glamorous, bongga Yuletide spirit?

Nevertheless, there's no stopping to celebrating the most wonderful time of the year! As I went around Metro Manila, these familiar places put the groove back to my bewildered Christmas moment - and it seems like becoming a child all over again!

What a bright time, it's the right time... - We all know it's a yearly thing, but Ayala Ave. never fails to impress! This time, the color theme is white and gold - very sushal! Steady white rice bulbs covers the shrubs along the road with hanging cylindrical rods that animate with moving lights that seem to drip downward. Commuters, passersby, drivers and everybody on the go are hooked - nevermind the horrendous traffic in Makati!

Oh Christmas Tree! - A striking pink-lighted tree (that looks like cherry blossoms in winter) and snowy, butterfly-winged ballerina figures welcome shoppers upon entry at Greenbelt mall. If only I could take those home!

Best in show - Pure class! Rustan's Makati is such an attraction with its vivid Cirque-themed Christmas window display. Every window was well-thought of! Pang-rich talaga!

Carnival feat - Another wow window by Rustan's Makati. Carousel + reindeers + gifts = I wanna ride the sleigh with Santa Claus tonight!

Again and again! - I went to Makati the following day and can't get enought of taking pictures! Anuvah!!!

Toys R Us - Greenhills Shopping Center cannot be ignored with their North-Pole-kind-of-toy-factory-in-Santa-land concept. Too bad I didn't get to see it at night when I am sure it looks more candy-spectacular.

Up and Away - Dreams are surely made of these... If we all can fly and dance in the sky... at least in Trinoma's dreamland...

These are surely austere times. But every corner, every sign tell that Christmas is almost here! So long as family and loved ones are there, and dear friends to celebrate with (in my case, so long as there is ham and queso de bola on noche buena, hehehe), let's all be merry and thankful, and hope that next year will be better. So smile Pinoy, kahit bungi