Monthly Archives: February, 2016

February 29, 2016

The Empress’ New Clothes: Anna Sia

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Text by RIONE PALACIOS Hair and Makeup by JUN BALVUENA Glowing in an Ito Curata gown of an unexpected tangerine shade that only serves to flatter her hourglass figure, Anna Sia is every inch a fashionista. Half of my life I’ve been working — beautifying, dressing up women and men,” she opens up — and Continue Reading


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By Sara de los Reyes
Posted in features and tagged as Anna Sia businesswomen Chinese features women

Hair to the Throne

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Dove Men+Care recently held its Plus Marks the Spot event to launch a new range of hair products, as it introduced the “new kind of man.” And they weren’t just talking testosterone. Staged at the Green Sun along Chino Roces Avenue Extension in Makati City, the event was attended by some of Manila’s undeniably strong and caring Continue Reading


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Lips & Bounds

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Happy Skin recently celebrated its second anniversary with the opening of its first boutique in Glorietta 3, Ayala Grand Mall in Makati City. From the introduction of its very first lippie in October 2013, Happy Skin right away delivered what women have always longed for in a lipstick – “intense color and intense moisture.” The Continue Reading


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February 28, 2016

Myrna Yao: First Class

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Text by JOSE PAOLO DELA CRUZ | Photography by Dan Yusay Harvey |Hair and makeup by YANA GARCIA Born in a world that was kinder to sons than to daughters, Myrna Yao knew how it felt to be “second class.”But as the little girl from Camarines Norte blossomed into womanhood, so, too, did her dream Continue Reading


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By Sara de los Reyes
Posted in features and tagged as businesswomen Chinese features Mattel Myrna Yao Richprime women

Wheel Power: Antonio ” Toti” Zara

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By MAAN D’ASIS PAMARAN | Photography by KURT ALVAREZ | Grooming by SARI CAMPO Nissan Philippines Inc. president and managing director Antonio “Toti” Zara, the first Filipino to hold the post,talks about the company’s roadmap and how he went full throttle to achieve his goals. The Don Bosco Technical College top-notcher first worked at a car dealership. Continue Reading


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By Sara de los Reyes
Posted in features and tagged as Antonio Zara cars features Nissan Nissan philippines Philippines Toti Zara

Give in to your ‘Desiderata’

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Text by DOUGLAS CANDANO | Photos by MAU AGUASIN | Taste isn’t just about food within the walls of the well-appointed, luxurious Desiderata. Entering the Desiderata (D.T.A.) Lounge at the ground floor of The Infinity Tower in Bonifacio Global City can initially be confusing. While the paneled walls, bar counter (with an impressively diverse back bar) Continue Reading


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By Sara de los Reyes
Posted in Feast and tagged as BGC desiderata Feast food Fort restaurants

February 27, 2016

Pearl Harbor

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A thanksgiving for the past and a homage to a continuing tradition of excellence and beauty, this year’s gala of Jewelmer Joaillerie gala celebrated over three decades of history through an intimate gathering at the Rigodon Ballroom of The Peninsula Manila. A spectacle of jewelry was followed by the launch of Jewelmer Joaillerie’s 2016 Spring Continue Reading


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By Sara de los Reyes
Posted in Faces in the crowd and tagged as Jewelmer jewelry launch luxury pearls

Man of the Century: Delfin Gonzales Sr.

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Text by KRISTEL DACUMOS-LAGORZA Photography MAU AGUASIN Grooming  by SARI CAMPOS for MAKE UP FOR EVER They say that time waits for no one, maybe with the exception of lawyer Delfin Gonzalez Sr., who is 101 years young — and counting. What do you ask a man who has lived over a century? Having been Continue Reading


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By Sara de los Reyes
Posted in features and tagged as features lawyers

February 26, 2016

Dazzling Doha

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By PEPPER TEEHANKEE PeopleAsia columnist PEPPER TEEHANKEE explores a modern mecca of fun, culture and luxury in one of the Middle East’s most captivating cities. Four days of shopping, eating, sightseeing and art were definitely not enough. The trip was exciting as I have never been to Doha and have never before flown with Qatar Airways, Continue Reading


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By Sara de los Reyes
Posted in Going Places and tagged as Doha Middle East Pepper Teehankee Qatar travel vacation

The Chroma Effect

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Filinvest and Archipelago International officially joined forces to launch their new hotel management company, Chroma Hospitality. The red-letter affair was recently held at the posh Grand Ballroom of Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila. The intimate yet elegant ceremony introduced Chroma Hospitality to the general public and to its VIP guests from the business, travel, hotel Continue Reading


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By Sara de los Reyes
Posted in Faces in the crowd and tagged as faces in the crowd hospitality hotels launch