Sunday, August 28, 2011

BUM Equipment Reveal Your Darkside with Cosplay Fashion

BUM Equipment recently invited us to be in their Bloggers night to share with us their exciting project on individuality, creativity and self expression in coordination with Cosplay fashion. It is now a growing style trend in the Philippines and used to be part of the Otaku culture. Cosplay Fashion is becoming a common sight in Philippine Fashion little by little. The latest BUM Equipment project was called “BUM Equipment Reveal your Darkside“.

The contest involves the My Story theme to show their individual interpretation of the Cosplay trend by using pieces from Bum. While interested participants are allowed to wear their take on their favorite anime characters, the total ensemble should have shades of Emo Rock and Goth — Bum's signature look, ensync with “MY STORY” Bum’s culminating chapter.

If you are interested to join the contest all you have to do is to portray a character make sure that BUM products (apparel) should be the core component of the costume. Costumes may be enhanced by Fashion accessories such as wigs, make-up, contact lenses, and other props. If they're feeling a little bit more creative, computer graphics may also be used in the photo layout to enhance the costume/character (with the BUM logo prominently seen in the photo).

Photos must be submitted to Bum as early as possible, so that they will have enough time to get "Likes" on Bum's Website. The 10 entries that get the most "Likes" get a chance to take home big prizes, including a Nikon D3000 DSLR Camera, Blackberry 3G phones, Samsung ES80 cameras, and tokens from Bum.

Promo period starts from August 8, 2011 to October 30, 2011. Announcement of winners will be on October 31, 2011. To know more about the contest rules and mechanics, visit Bum products are available at Bum Boutiques and leading Department Stores nationwide.
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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

SOLO Pinoy Cartoonist Memorabilla feat. Tony Velasquez' Kenkoy

Talking about simple appreciation in nationalism, let’s talk about Pinoy Komiks. I’m sure when you heard that term Kenkoy comes in your mind. Just like you, I’ve seen Kenkoy before in Pinoy Komiks, I also watched him in a movie adaptation performed by Chiquito and Janno Gibbs. He was created by Antonio "Tony" Velasquez, the Father of Philippine Cartoons and is considered as Philippines’ first true pop icon and a ludicrous portrait of the Filipino. So how can you combine nationalism and fashion? I have shared before the Freeway National Artist Collectors Series now I am sharing you guys the latest in Philippine Fashion it is Clothing Collection of Solo the Pinoy Cartoonist Memorabilia.

It was last year when Solo launched its first Pinoy Cartoonist Memorabilia that featured Larry Alcala’s Slice of Life. It is refreshing to see how Alcala’s Pinoy Cartoons are being celebrated and re-introduced to today’s youth as part of Filipino pop culture. But this year Solo featured Tony Velasquez’ Kenkoy also this is the SOLO’s 2nd installment of Pinoy Cartoonist Memorabilia.

In Fashion there is no old and new, that is why Solo Pinoy Cartoonist Memorablia takes timeless Kenkoy comic strips and mixes it up on trendy silhouettes and fabrics with different treatments such as foil printing, embroidery, embossed printing, flocking, high density printing and washed effect.   The collection consists of His&Hers graphic tees, polo shirts, woven tops and dresses, men’s long sleeves, shorts and accessories such as stainless necklaces and slingbags, gift sets like watches, vanity sets and lighters and will hit Solo stores in September.  Each Memoriabilia Series item will have its own bio-tag of Tony Velasquez as well as its own unique packaging.

By the way guys in line of launching the SOLO’s 2nd installment of Pinoy Cartoonist Memorabilia feat Tony Velasquez’ Kenkoy, Solo brings you the much anticipated and bigger Online Model Search 2011, now on its third year! Check out for contest details.  All participants wearing any apparel from the Pinoy Cartoonist Memorabilia feat Kenkoy are to submit their creative photo entries embedded with graphic elements available for download via the website. Early birds submissions get rewarded with special prizes from Solo! Everyone can register to the contest site to submit entries and/or just vote. And this year, we’re giving away prizes to lucky voters as well! We will randomly pick 3 voters per month (September – November) to win Solo GCs! Model search starts September 1 and ends November 30.  Check out more details about the model search on Solo’s website, Facebook and Twitter pages.  You may be the next face of Solo!

For more detailed info you can visit their website at be a fan their FB page at and follow their Twitter account at!/MySoloOnline
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Thursday, August 18, 2011

The First Philippine Fashion Ball

The First Philippine Fashion Ball was held at the Rigodon Ballroom of The Manila Peninsula Hotel last August 15, 2011. It was organized by Preview and hosted by Sanya Smith, the anniversary party ushered in Preview’s much-awaited Best-Dressed Ball that gave recognition to the movers and shakers of the Philippine Fashion industry. Together for the last 10 years, Topshop and Preview have been promoting the best in cutting-edge fashion; thus, they gathered their friends, celebrities, loyal patrons, and the biggest names in fashion to toast the brands’ success.
Seen at the bash were Georgina Wilson, Tweetie de Leon-Gonzales, Apples Aberin-Sadhwani; Preview magazine’s fashionable headed by editor in chief Pauline Suaco-Juan and celebrity stylist Liz Uy; Raymond Gutierrez, Victor Basa, Divine Lee, Megan Young, Carla Humphries, Nina Jose, Bea Soriano, Polo Ravales, Tim Yap, Bubbles and Paolo Paraiso, Wendy Valdez, Will Devaughn, Rajo Laurel, Ino Caluza, Sam Milby and KC Concepcion, among many others. The event also highlighted PMAP (Professional Models Association of the Philippines), which has been a "key force in the development and upgrading of the local modeling industry."

Here are some of the photos taken from the First Philippine Fashion Ball.

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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Project Runway Philippines Season 3: Return of Philippine Fashion in TV

Have you watched Project Runway Philippines before? Personally I didn't watch it before but I read some reviews and articles about this show and they all say that this is very overwhelming since it always showcases Philippine Fashion. After a two-year hiatus, Project Runway Philippines will make a comeback to Philippine television for its third season and serve up another round of trend setting ideas, catty contestants and lots of sewing room drama—just how we like it.

Project Runway is just one of the many TV shows that have local franchises but it’s one of the few that viewers can sit through without cringing. The producers have done a good job in staying faithful to the original concept while injecting a reasonable dose of the Philippine’s own brand of soap opera-like character development, exposition, conflict, climax and resolution.

In an effort to make the show more mass-oriented, the powers that be decided to enlist Tweetie de Leon-Gonzales to replace Teresa Herrera as host. They aim for season 3 to be “very relatable to all. To achieve that, we have to bring in a host who not only understands the dynamics of fashion, but one who is an icon of our pop culture or a familiar face on TV, at the very least,” according to a statement.

Rajo Laurel and Apples Aberin will return to their seats on the judging panel while Jojie Lloren resumes his role as mentor to the contestants. Weekly guest judges will be important names in the fashion scene who have reached international acclaim. Challenges are to focus on the Filipino identity and will incorporate elements of local materials and culture to explore the potential of everything Pinoy. Something to look forward to are the twists as the show starts with 14 contestants but only 12 challenges are planned.

Viewers can also expect a higher level of production as Season 3 will be directed by award-winning French director and producer Henri de Lorme, a fixture in the advertising circuit. The show also introduces the Asian Institute of Fashion, the contestants’ new design home. The school boasts a faculty including Jojie, Inno Sotto and Lulu Tan Gan—some of the country’s top designers. And the models to bring life to the contestants’ designs on the runway will be members of the prestigious Professional Models Association of the Philippines, no less. This definitely ups the ante a few notches of fierceness.

Project Runway Philippines has helped jumpstart the careers of budding designers. Season 1 winner Aries Lagat, an instructor at the Philippine Institute of Fashion, is an editorial staple. Meanwhile, Veejay Floresca is a favorite designer to the stars and Philip Tampus has a thriving atelier in Cebu. Season 2 winner Manny Marquez is now a mentor himself at the AIF and his runner-up, Russell Villafuerte, is enjoying the fruits of his exposure on the show, saying that “what matters is what you do after the competition.”

Big prizes await the winner of the new season. He or she will receive a short fashion course at a top European fashion school, a two-month apprenticeship with the forces behind the AIF, 10 sewing machines and a full scholarship for a four-year fashion course at the AIF’s iACADEMY program. Of course, there’s the P500,000 cash prize and the coveted 10-page spread in Mega magazine.

Auditions will be held on August 20 and 21 at the Pryce Plaza Hotel in Cagayan de Oro, August 27 and 28 at the Marco Polo Hotel in Cebu, September 3 and 4 at the Hotel Supreme in Baguio and September 6 and 7 at the Jungle Gym in Makati. The show premieres on ETC in February next year. Go to for the complete audition mechanics.
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Friday, August 5, 2011

Philippine Fashion Designer Adante Leyesa: Handmade Accessories for Filipinas

Hi guys, here’s another good news to be added on Philippine Fashion. I just noticed these days that we Filipinos are making names in terms of Fashion Styles. I just wanted to share right now one of the Philippine Fashion Designers who brings honor to Philippines because of his style. Adante Leyesa creates handmade fashion accessories that he hopes will enhance further the beauty of the Filipino women.
“Every Filipina to me is beautiful. Some of them just lack the confidence needed to accentuate that beauty,” Adante says. The 32-year old designer owns Adanté Collections. His passion for his craft stemmed from his hobby of making accessories for his family and friends. He later introduced his creations in bazaars where he would cross paths with stylists and like-minded designers who saw great potential in his designs.
Adante uses intricate and bold features, resulting to head-turning designs. He often integrates at least four materials for each piece, and applies a multi-step process that makes his creations very sturdy. Adante, together with Leo Bartolome, his partner in the business in terms of design, maintain a meticulous attitude when it comes to the quality of their Fashion Accessories.

He also tagged along a number of out-of-school youth from his hometown in Lipa City in Batangas in making the accessories. Adante says he is able to find a way to make his fellow Batangueños learn more about accessory making. His creations were later used in one fashion shoot after another. With his keen eye on quality, Adante would later be tapped by big names in fashion, particularly during the yearly Philippine Fashion Week.

Adante, who describes his designs as bold and regal, says he takes inspiration from the people around him and that his work is motivated by the person wearing his accessories. “These accessories are meant to be worn by women who are not afraid to make a statement, who are fashion forward, who want more options and won't settle for safe fashion accessories,” he says.

His biggest break yet is his collaboration with actress-designer Solenn Heussaff for Knit Queen and fashion designer Lulu Tan Gan. In bazaars, Adante’s accessories are sold for P1,000 to P7,000. He recognizes the potential of his creations for the export market, but his priority is to make the accessories available to Filipino women.

I want to make a name for myself in the fashion industry but at the same time, my creations have to be accessible and affordable to every Filipina,” - Adante Leyesa

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