Hannah Kong Débuts

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In this era of haste and instant gratification, fewer things take time and handiwork to create. Fewer still are those who approach the creation of such things with reverence. One of them is 29-year-old designer Hannah Kong, who recently launched her debut collection at Aruga by Rockwell. Dean & Deluca provided the hors d’oeuvres to go with the elegant Parisian theme.

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Maybelline x Georgina Wilson

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Maybelline New York held its press launch earlier this month featuring their latest matte products: White Superfresh Liquid Powder, Hypermatte Liquid Liner, and Creamy Matte Lipstick. The event also featured the finalists for the #MaybellineNYFW #MakeItHappen campaign. Our final challenge was to do a five-minute interview  with Maybelline spokesperson Georgina Wilson. Continue reading to watch the video and find out what went down behind the scenes.

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Owning the trends: NYFW S/S 2016

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#MaybellineNYFWxLoveChic presents the season’s top trends, reintrepreted in wearable, effortlessly chic outfits. For @maybellineph‘s Live From The Runway contest, select Filipina bloggers have been invited to create three OOTDs they would wear to go to New York Fashion Week given the chance. I gave myself an extra challenge: in the spirit of bringing trends from the New York runways to the streets of Manila, nothing must be extravagant or expensive. After poring over hundreds of looks from the NYFW S/S 2016 shows, here are mine!

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Beauty Review: Maybelline NYFW S/S 2016

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Last month, New York Fashion Week unveiled the style dictates for the coming Spring-Summer, with Maybelline as its official beauty partner. Bringing the latest from the New York runways to the Philippine streets, Maybelline is making NYFW happen for Filipinas, allowing us to create NYFW-inspired looks with its S/S 2016 makeup collection.

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La Femme Filipina

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The recent speech of Gawad Kalinga’s Tony Meloto reveals so much about the racial inferiority complex and machismo culture that are still deeply entrenched in the Filipino psyche. It reveals how even someone pro-Philippines, pro-poor, and pro-women can succumb to such things. But more importantly, it reveals how we as a people see ourselves today.

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Sobering Somber

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There’s something to be said about letting our internal monologue take a hold of our senses once in a while to shake us into action.

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