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Designer Boyet Fajardo: Divine Inspiration

Many might perceive “fashion” to be something reserved for a chosen few, or only for those deemed fit to grace a magazine: celebrities, models, or those living the so-called “high life.” However, to designer Boyet Fajardo – now a successful household name in Filipino fashion design – his work in fashion is a way to make lives better for more people. As a recipient of miracles himself, he desires nothing less than to be one to others.

A Big Hit

He pioneered Plus Size fashion in the Philippines. He says that before, women who were on the bigger side were not thought of as deserving to wear something as beautiful as their smaller counterparts. Or, they were given awful euphemisms.

“Before, when you ask, ‘where is the big size?’ you are pointed to the dark corner where there are nothing but dasters (house dress). And we called those who asked “matron, donya, lola.” There are so many words for them, which were really bad. It’s as if they have no right to wear something nice! And no designer would dare to touch plus sized clothing. Big women were relegated to nothing but dark colors, ¾ sleeves and closed necks. “God – they were like suman! So my line was really a big hit!” A big hit indeed, also for Robinson’s who had enough foresight to sign him up immediately. (more…)

Top 3 Reasons to Wear a Wig

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This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.

Gone are the days when a wig have to look like one! A good quality wig can actually bring out the best in your overall look. Here are top 3 reasons to wear a wig:

1. Stylish

Whoever says that wigs are limited to old ladies? With the assistance of wigs, you may now set out to try different things with a short hairdo without having to trim your locks! Go and experiment, and have a different look every chance you get. No limits!

2. The luxury of not having to style

Whether we like it or not, bad hair days are as real as they can get. With wigs, the compelling reason of styling is thrown out the window altogether. You no longer have to spend innumerable hours styling and keeping up your hair! You can change from short to long, wavy to straight or dark to blonde, or vice versa in no time. (more…)

Avon Fashions Celebrates Body Positivity, Denounces Body Shaming

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Avon Fashions Declares “Confidence is the New Sexy” as it champions body positivity and denounces body shaming.

Avon Fashions makes a strong point of celebrating women’s real beauty and sexiness with its new campaign, “Confidence is the New Sexy”. The country’s no. 1 intimate apparel brand upholds women’s right to feel confident regardless of body type by wearing perfectly fitting and comfortable intimate wear. Avon Fashions presented its latest line of Intimate Apparel, highlighted by the new Jamila Bra & Panty Set, which gives the right fit for curvy, plus size, petite, or athletically built women.

During the event, four women took turns delivering monologues to share how they feel about body stereotypes, and how they have come to discover that confidence is what “sexiness” is all about.

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Avon Influencers for Confidence Is The New Sexy. Starting with Cristina Decena for Plus Size, Cha Ocampo for Curvaceous, Janina Manipol for Petite and Cha Cruz for Athletic

“A woman may be strong, curvy, petite, and fuller, but these are only shapes and sizes,” the four women proclaimed in unison. “Our skin is a record of our milestones, our bones are barks that withstood storms, our muscles are symbols of our endurance, and our shape is our fingerprint. The true measure of our beauty is in how much we embrace who we truly are. That’s real confidence and that’s what makes us truly sexy.” (more…)

5 Special Things You Can Do for Your Mom on Mother’s Day

Your mom is a special lady, and she deserves all of the great things in the world because of her love and care of you and your family. So, this Mother’s Day, treat your mom to a cluster of special things from the list of ideas below.

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Breakfast in Bed Never Gets Old

The only difference between the breakfasts then and the breakfasts now is that you are now capable of cooking something awesome for your mom. Skip the cereal. And, instead of opting for toast and simple ingredients, go all out. Use fresh berries to make a compote for a homemade batch of waffles, pancakes, or French toast. Really show your mom how much you care with a good meal, served hot to her bedside. (more…)

Converse Cons Thunderbolt ’84: Reborn for Comfort #ConverseConsPHxThunderbolt84

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Born in running, the original Converse Thunderbolt was designed for speed in 1984. A retro running sneaker re-designed, Converse brought it back with advanced cushioning, because you need something classic and comfortable for hitting the pavement.

It features a suede and nylon combination upper, forefoot and heel rubber pods for traction and an injected unit sole with a Lunarlon drop-in. With its retro star and chevron logo, the Thunderbolt is for those who want to be fast on their feet off the track.

CONVERSE CONS Thunderbolt Magenta

The Converse Cons ’84 Thunderbolt Ultra is available in magenta glow and porpoise for only P3,990.
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Converse and Winnie Harlow Spotlight Global Fashion

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The final installment to the Forever Chuck Scenes explores the fashion movement in global fashion hubs with cutting-edge model, Winnie Harlow.

The final installment of the Converse Forever Chuck series dives deep into Chucks, from the Runway to the Streets. Paying homage to two of the biggest fashion hubs in the world, London and Paris, the video dives deep into Chuck Taylor’s iconic influence on global fashion.

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#ForeverChuck: Converse x Inquirer Lifestyle Spring-Summer 2017 Collection #FaceOffOOTD

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Held at the East Atrium of Edsa Shangri-la Mall was the recent collaboration of Coverse Philippines and Inquirer Lifestyle for the Spring-Summer 2017 Collection Face-Off OOTD last Thursday, March 2.


The #ConverseFaceOffOOTD was hosted by Tessa Prieto-Valdes and Vince Velasco. Above is the video clip of some of the highlights of the fashion show. (more…)

Converse Cons Pro Leather Sneakers: Low Profile Court Classic #ConversePHxConsProLeather

Timeless court style for today’s streets. The Converse Cons Pro Leather was launched in 1976, and it ruled and ran the court on the feet of future Hall of Famers.

 Converse Cons Pro Leather LP LeatherThe Converse Cons Pro Leather LP Leather is a low-top take on a legendary basketball silhouette, whether you wear it to make a statement or just to have a classic look. This version features a leather upper and a lightweight, low-profile rubber cup sole that offers a more subtle look. There’s also the Lunarlon insole, which adds necessary cushioning and comfort. (more…)

Mindanao Tapestry: A Gift from the South

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It takes a design legend like Renee Salud to come up with “Mindanao Tapestry.” It is the initiative to highlight all the major weaves of the island, in an effort to promote indigenous materials and the amazing Mindanaoan artistry.

Hailed as an icon in the Philippine fashion scene, Salud creates ethnic clothes with international appeal. He advocates for the use of indigenous materials in all his fashion shows – and project a distinct “Philippine look.”

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Salud has a strong sense of pride for fabrics that are specific to the indigenous Filipino tradition, and produces intricate creations representing a fashion statement on the exotic and regional influences of indigenous groups. (more…)