Style (03/15/21)

Linen looks from Marks & Spencer

LINEN fabrics are perfect for the warm weather ahead as it keeps the wearer cool and comfortable with its long-lasting premium breathable material. Linen is easy to care for and stays in shape even after repeated washes. Marks & Spencer (M&S) now offers understated pure linen and linen blend clothing, with easy to iron finish. There are contemporary linen blend dresses with easy to iron and feature Cool Comfort finish technology this summer. Pair a dress with sneakers or sandals for a casual look or put on either a pure linen single breasted blazer or a relaxed ruched linen blend blazer for business meetings online. There are also shorts and ankle-grazer trousers for easy movement. Pair these with a linen buttoned top crafted from pure European flax for that premium soft feel. M&S linen for women is available in stores or one can purchase them safely from home at bit.ly/MSPH-linen or by joining the M&S Viber Community at bit.ly/MSPH-VC. To get the latest updates, follow Marks and Spencer at facebook.com/MarksandSpencerPH, Instagram @marksandspencerph. Shop for M&S food, womenswear, menswear, lingerie and beauty products online at marksandspencer.com.ph.

Kate Spade launches the Knott handbag

INSPIRED by the notion that a woman’s handbag carries her entire world (and more), Kate Spade New York has launched the new Knott Handbag group for Spring 2021. Created in pebbled leather with a subtle knot detail at the gusset, the assortment features cinched sides and multiple inside pockets, giving equal amounts of style and function. This handbag from the spring collection is available in a variety of bold colors and classic prints to appeal to a range of personal styles. Creative Director Nicola Glass says, “When designing the Knott handbag, our top priority was to create a bag that would work for any woman — no matter if she’s starting a new job or exploring a new neighborhood. The Knott reflects everyday style with a pop of color and clever design details, like the beautiful knot that cinches the gusset. It’s the bag that ties it all together.” Available in four sizes — mini, small, large, and extra-large — the satchel has an optional, adjustable crossbody strap. In the Philippines, Kate Spade New York is available at Central Square in Bonifacio High Street Central, Greenbelt 5, Power Plant Mall, Rustan’s Makati, Shangri-La Plaza, and Rustan’s Cebu, also online at Trunc.ph, Rustans.com, Zalora, and Lazada.    

Ayala Malls celebrate Women’s Month

AYALA Malls celebrate women’s month with promos, discounts, and activities including a special webinar. The webinar, “Uplift: Conversations with Filipina Movers,” is a Women’s Month Special by Ayala Malls sponsored by Philam Vitality, the health and wellness rewards program of Philam Life, and done in partnership with The SHEeo Society, an organization that empowers modern women entrepreneurs by providing them with a community, a support system, and a platform for the exchange of ideas. The first webinar topic is called “#GlobalSHEeo,” a modern Filipina’s guide to being fearless and to fear less. It will be hosted by brand and marketing strategist, Jane Dee. She is the SHEeo of Beyond Beauty Global in Hong Kong. The second is “On Being a Fearless SHEeo,” which talks about fearlessly launching an intentional brand and growing the business amidst the pandemic. It will be hosted by entrepreneur, SHEeo of Wellsmith PH, and COO of Fieldtech Specialist, Inc. The third is “Passion Fuels Purpose,” hosted by Roxanne Ang-Farillas, Founder and Creative Director of local fashion giants Plains & Prints and R.A.F. She will talk about discovering personal passions and finding one’s purpose. Lastly, “The Rise of Holistic Filipina Leaders” lets the audience take a peek into a day in the life of a Filipina entrepreneur and Co-Founder of Happy Skin Cosmetics, Rissa Mananquil-Trillo. Spots are limited at this one-day event happening on Mar. 20, 4 p.m., via Zoom. Sign up at the registration link to attend the webinar: https://bit.ly/AyalaMallsUplift. Ayala Malls will also host Pop Up Fairs featuring beauty and fashion brands at the Activity Centers of the participating malls including UP Town Center (Mar. 5 – 14), Glorietta (Mar. 8 to 16), Marquee Mall (Mar. 8 to 21), Ayala Center Cebu (Mar. 8 to 31), Circuit (Mar. 12 to 28), Harbor Point (Mar. 12 to 30), TriNoma (Mar. 15 to 21), Fairview Terraces (Mar. 19 to 21), Solenad (Mar. 19 to 21), Alabang Town Center (Mar. 26 to 28), Legazpi (Mar. 26 to 30), Greenbelt, Vertis North, and Centrio.  Never miss an opportunity for self-care with Flawlessly Female, a subscription-based promo featuring monthly self-care treatments and packages at participating service, beauty, and skincare stores from Mar. 1 to 31. The Online Catalogue features exclusive promos from Happy Brows, Hey Sugar Waxing Salon, Laybare, nail.a.holics, Ooh La Lash, Passionails, and Vivere Salon. Furthermore, ladies can glow up with beauty must-haves from Beauty Bar, L’Occitane, The Body Shop, The Face Shop, and Yves Rocher. Check out the Online Catalogue to find out more about Ayala Malls’ Women’s Month promos. Visit https://bit.ly/AMWomensMonthPromos or scan the QR code. For more information on ongoing promos, mall events, and safety measures, visit Ayala Malls https://www.facebook.com/AyalaMalls360/ or Instagram @iloveayalamalls.

Young fashion designers show work in virtual gallery

EYE-CATCHING and innovative fashion creations will take center stage in the three-week Sinulid Virtual Gallery, an online exhibit of student-artists. Sinulid is the annual culminating event that spotlights the artistry and craftsmanship of the members of the graduating class of Fashion Design and Merchandising Program of the De La Salle-College College of Saint Benilde School of Design and Arts. This year the show goes virtual. It will depict diverse perspectives and interpretations on the evolution and identity of the modern Filipino. It will likewise display ensembles influenced by Philippine heritage and tradition and current social and environmental issues. Included in the exhibit are Pamela Madlangbayan’s combination of the traditional Filipino clothing and balikbayan box-inspired graphic embellishments, Eunhye Cho’s installation influenced by the Philippines and Korea, Shanica Sy’s incorporation of unique wood carvings and Mindanao patterns, and Raya Abastillas’ reintroduction of the Filipino sabong (cockfight) culture. Notions and discussions on femininity and sexuality take shape through Angela Denise Santos and Sean Carlo Betco’ works, while Angelica Achacoso sheds light into the glorification of resilience. Shayne Casi’s work is an encapsulation of biblical stories and intricate details and symbolism of Philippine folklore, while Kc Roshelle Dayao’s and Adrienne Carmela Cruel’s are individual expositions of local mythical creatures, and Gianina Dwaigne Lilagan’s is a translation on the idea of death, life and reincarnation. Also on view are Erika Mae Ng’s discussion on issues and the innate beauty of Philippine agriculture, Miri Hwang’s adaptation of futuristic post-nuclear style, Coleen Aytona’s reimagination of resin discs as theoretical clouds of icy comets, sea elements-inspired children’s wear by Katrina Rivera, and an ensemble of nostalgic origami love letters by Tricia Butler. The Sinulid Virtual Gallery will be available to view starting Mar. 20 through this link: sinulid-epilogue-20-21-gatewaygallery.aranetacity.com.

Makeup items at P38 for Ever Bilena’s 38th anniversary

MARCH is Ever Bilena’s birthday month, and as it is now marking its 38th year, the cosmetics brand is treating makeup lovers to a blowout sale offering P38 or 38% off on select Ever Bilena, Ever Bilena Advance, and Careline makeup items until Mar. 31. These include Ever Bilena and EB Advance’s best sellers like the EB All Day Eyeliner Pen, Eyeshadow Palette, EB Lip & Cheek Stain, EB Lip and Cheek Roller, EB Matte Long Lasting Dip Liner, EB Matte Nudes Lipstick, Ever Bilena Fix Curl Mascara, Ever Bilena Sculpt and Strobe Stick, and so many more, which are all priced at P38. Meanwhile enjoy 38% off the regular prices of EB Liquid DipLiner, Ever Lip & Cheek Tint, EB Matte Color Stick, EB Blush Rush Cheek Roller, EB Advance Absolute Matte Lipstick, Advance Vinyl Lip Gloss, Careline Diamond Dream Highlighter, and Careline Soft Suede Lipstick. Participating stores are: All Day, Landmark Trinoma, Landmark Makati, Landmark Alabang, Landmark Nuvali, Alturas Group, Ever Department Store, Ever Supermarket, Gaisano Capital, Gaisano Fresh and Easy Stores, Gaisano Grand Department Store, Gaisano Grand Supermarket Store, Gaisano Main Group, Gaisano Metro, Gaisano Metro-Super Metro, Isetann Department Store, Isetann Supermarket, LCC Department Store, LCC Supermarket, NCCC Department Store, NCCC Supermarket, Puregold, Puremart, Robinsons Department Store, Robinsons Supermarket, Savemore, Shopwise, SM Hypermarket Southstar Drugstore, Sta. Lucia Department Store, Super 8 Supermart, SM Supermarket, Supervalue, The Marketplace, Waltermart Department Store, Waltermart Supermarket, Alfamart, Centro Department Store, SM Beauty Department Store, Watsons Mall, Fishermall Department Store, Mart One, Ace Centerpoint, Best Emporium, Gaisano CDO Group, Gaisano Davao, JS Gaisano, KCC Shopping Center, Lee Plaza Dipolog, LTS Southwoods, Fisher Mall Supermarket, Magic Department Store, Magic Supermarket, Metro shoppers, Storezone, Inc., and Superama. To know more, follow Ever Bilena’s official Facebook page (@everbilenacosmetics) and Instagram (@everbillenofficial).

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