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Style (03/06/23)

Natori looks to roots in Spring

AN ode to Josie Natori’s Philippine roots and the art of Spanish culture, the Spring 2023 collections are an artisanal affair. An exotic exploration of bold prints, vibrant colors, and fun silhouettes, inspired by the beauty of Boracay, El Nido, and Amanpulo in the Philippines. After a celebratory year, marking 45 years, this next chapter is a culmination of Natori’s signature comfort and glam. Vibrant colors and ombrés bring the collections to life, enhanced by details such as micro beads, embroideries, and Maria Clara-inspired sleeves. The Natori Ready-To-Wear collection includes packable, throw-on-and-go dresses, caftans, bralettes, and other unique separates that feel versatile with an in or out of office appeal. New textures such as Guipure lace and calado open work, are inspired by Filipino craftsmanship and a dress Josie Natori’s mother, Angelita wore decades ago. The Josie Natori collection is resort ready. Textures, such as luxe linen, breathable cottons, and sultry silk feel rich and timeless. Piña, a key new fabric, is made from pineapple fibers, creating a fresh and natural appeal. The collection is enhanced with embroidery and sleek new shapes that feel slimming yet roomy at the same time. Natori is available at Rustans Makati and Rustans Shangri-La For more information,

Footwear picks for Women’s Month

MARCH 8 is International Women’s Day and to celebrate, here is a list of shoes every kind of woman would appreciate, whatever stage she is in her life. The styles under Merrell’s Bravada collection may look dainty, but they’re tough enough for the trails as they are on pavement. Featuring a sleek take on the outdoor sandal, they include the Bravada Backstrap, Bravada Cord Wrap, and Bravada 2 Wrap. Buy any two pairs in any Merrell concept store and receive a Merrell branded T-Shirt free until April 30. Check out the full collection and more Then there is the Keds’ Champion which now comes in spring-ready shades of Sunny Lime, Light Pink, and Light Blue. Constructed in the signature circular vamp oxford style, the white Champion is a timeless classic that pairs well with virtually anything. This Women’s Month, get P500 off on a colored Champion pair when one buys a white pair — available online at and Keds retail stores nationwide. While Sperry is known for their classic boat shoes, they also have a selection of classy and trendy minimalist sneakers. This March, get P500 off for a minimum purchase of P5,000 on full-priced women’s styles in a single receipt transaction. This promo is available exclusively in retail stores nationwide.

The Peninsula’s spa journey

ENJOY a full-day spa journey this March at the Peninsula Manila Fitness Center. Start with a 30-minute body scrub, 90-minute full body massage, and a 60-minute facial treatment. Also, get full access to exclusive yoga classes in the morning and enjoy the Naturally Peninsula Afternoon Tea Set and breakfast menu. Available every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from March 1 to 31,

Fendi’s womenswear Autumn/Winter 2023

FOR AUTUMN/WINTER 2023, Kim Jones explores classicism and elegance through the lens of subtle subversion. Drawing directly upon the wardrobe of Delfina Delettrez Fendi — how she wears her Fendi archive with an instinctive sense of self-expression — here is a collection which plays with binaries: the exploration and elevation of deconstruction; the interpolation of gendered archetypes; the disturbance of ladylike sophistication. The pieces are designed to be worn every which way. Masculine tailoring and traditional fabrics are twisted into feminine forms, while elements of utilitarianism appear throughout: boilersuits, aprons, uniforms. Lace is lacquered and layered; flashes of fetishism appear through slips of lingerie peeking through, or thigh-high lace-up boots. A clean-cut mac falls open to flash its sequined lining; bias-cut draped dresses or Persian lamb bibs appear with harnessed straps. In a perfected perspective on punk, knitwear appears cleanly slashed or gently warped. Felted wools are slightly shrunken, ribbed knits left unbuttoned, or worn askew. Satin dresses with a twisted drape are romantically trailed by billowing scarves. With graphic motifs drawn from the Autumn/Winter 1996 Fendi archive seamlessly expressed in intarsia, alongside Karl Lagerfeld’s 1981 sketches for multipurpose knitwear offering a formative inspiration, the history of the House is reflected anew. There is also a new handbag, the Fendi Origami, with a shape which has been engineered to transform between two distinct silhouettes.

COS and Linda Farrow collaborate on eyewear

COS celebrates the launch of sunglasses for the first time in Philippines through a pioneering collaboration with eyewear designer Linda Farrow. Established in 1970, Linda Farrow was a pioneer in showcasing glasses as true fashion accessories. The collaboration’s nine-piece collection contains five iconic styles, from aviator to wayfarer which elevate the everyday. Featuring cut-outs, gold accents, and a spin on contemporary color ranges, quality sits at the forefront of design while all lenses provide 100% UV protection. The collection is available globally on and in the COS Store at SM Aura for a limited time only.

Furla introduces its first bag in biodegradable leather

FURLA has reinterpreted an icon from its 1990s archives with a modern twist. Unica Furla Earth Limited Edition is the first Made in Italy bag in biodegradable leather realized in collaboration with Cyclica. Thanks to Oleum, the brand which identifies the biodegradable leather line produced by Cyclica, the Unica Furla bags follow a circular model for their production. The leathers, which are meant to become Oleum originate from traceable European farms, which are by-products of the food industry and are vegetable tanned with wastewater from oil production, thus avoiding the direct use of aldehydes and glyphosate. The leather is metal-free and environmentally non-toxic. Dyeing is done with components such as corn, spirulina, logwood bark, and fern, free from synthetic agents and heavy metals. Performance comparable to that achieved through traditional manufacturing is conferred by natural elements such as beeswax or specific salts used for the finishings. Unica Furla Earth Limited Edition retains Furla’s architectonic DNA: a maxi or medium-sized crossbody bag with a sculptural profile that is softened by soft curves with well-finished details such as the metallic turn-lock closure with the stylized arch logo and the Furla macro lettering impressed on the external bottom. Colors range from mogano (purple) to mais rosa (pink), from spirulina (azure) to clorofilla (green) in addition to deep black and pure white. Unica Furla Earth Limited Edition is available globally on and in selected flagship stores. In the Philippines, Furla is located at Central Square in Bonifacio High Street Central, Greenbelt 5, Newport Mall, Power Plant Mall, Rustan’s Makati, Shangri-La Plaza East Wing, and online at,, and Zalora.

Gap blooms this spring

GAP brightens a wardrobe with the colors of spring. The Men’s default Gap outfit — denim and tees — has a springtime touch with floral logo tee updates. Women can find poplin shirts, sustainably-made denim, sweatshirts, and dresses in spring colors and florals. Even the kids get a touch of spring. Visit the following Gap stores to catch these Spring Essentials for all: Glorietta 4, Shangri-la Mall, SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, Trinoma, Alabang Town Center and Abreeza, Davao, or shop online at

Rustan’s summer trends

RUSTAN Marketing Corp. has put together a list of some of summer’s must-have items, designed to make one’s summer vacation enjoyable and stress-free. First there is Nuxe Super Serum containing natural hyaluronic acid and micro-spheres of fractionated botanical oils delivering powerful anti-aging correction in a single bottle. The Nuxe Super Serum Gift set includes a pink quartz Gua Sha, a facial massage tool known for its firming properties. Achieve flawless legs with Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs, water- and transfer-resistant leg makeup for coverage of freckles, veins, and imperfections. There is also the Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs Illuminator with a hydrating and quick-drying formula. No time for a full-face makeup? Max Factor’s Masterpiece Divine Lashes Waterproof Mascara is all that is needed. This mascara provides clump-free application and soft volume that builds up layer after layer. Achieve the latest summer hairstyles with a bouncy and glossy look using the VS Sassoon Moistwrap Straightener. Its innovative Moistwrap technology delivers moisture retention, protection, and smoothness, resulting in shiny and frizz-free hair. Meanwhile, the BaByliss Hydro-Fusion Air Styler can give salon-level locks at home. This large rotating brush with ceramic barrel and soft polishing bristles will guarantee a smooth, frizz-free finish that adds shape and bounce to your locks. Add a pop of color to your nails with the OPI Nature Strong Collection, a high-performing, natural origin nail lacquer with long-lasting properties and various vibrant color options. Start the day with the luminous scents of Solinotes Freesia Eau de Parfum (EDP) with freesia notes, osmanthus and sandalwood. Guess Bella Vita Rosa EDT opens with sparkling Italian lemon, cassis, and quince, leading to a lush exotic floral heart of jasmine, magnolia, cypress, and muguet, and ends with orris flower, moss, and sandalwood for an unforgettable feminine trail. There is also the zen scent of the Maison Margiela REPLICA Matcha Meditation EDT, with bergamot and orange blossom essences, matcha tea accord and benzoin. Or try an intensely sensual and opulent note with Viktor&Rolf Flowerbomb Ruby Orchid EDP, featuring intense ruby flower orchid and red foxy vanilla bean accords, vine peach and red fruit notes. Packing your bags for a trip? Try Samsonite’s award-winning Beamix collection, which seamlessly merges form and function to create a sleek and minimalist luggage masterpiece. Equipped with an integrated fingerprint lock that stores up to 20 unique fingerprints and an Aero-Trac Suspension II wheel system that minimizes rolling vibration. For a go-to daypack, the High Sierra Loop Backpack is a jack-of-all-trades with a multitude of compartments, adjustable compression and bottom webbing straps. Stay breezy with the Jack Nicklaus Geometric Print Polo Shirt whose StayDri moisture-wicking technology and UV protection make it an ideal choice for summer activities. Elevate an ensemble with the Champion Classic Twill Hat, a brushed cotton twill cap that boasts a unisex fit and leather adjustable back strap. Its minimalist design is accented by the embroidered Champion script logo. Go on summer dinner dates in style without compromising comfort with Easy Spirit Morgana Loafers, a classic slip-on that boasts superior traction, flexibility, and arch support. For a more casual affair, the Easy Spirit Aggie Slip-on Loafers have cloud-like cushioning, a breathable sock liner, and flexible outsole.

Montblanc opens new NEO 3.0 boutique concept

MONTBLANC has opened a new boutique at Solaire Resort Entertainment City at Parañaque. Leather goods, watches, and writing instruments from the On the Move collection were highlighted at the opening. The boutique is the first in the Philippines to showcase the newly enhanced NEO 3.0 concept. Key collections and products are incorporated into the store’s design as unique themes. The designer Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance drew inspiration from the fluid, cursive handwriting evocative of Montblanc’s signature fountain pen. With new materials such as walnut and travertino, black lacquer and wood; a minimalist design, and warm lighting, the space is elegant and inviting, allowing patrons to focus on the most important aspect — the products themselves. The boutique also pays tribute to its origins by incorporating a Meisterstück counter, which pays homage to the signature Meisterstück collection. The boutique’s immersive experience is further elevated with leather wall fittings that highlights the Maison’s diverse key leather collections, ranging from the timeless Meisterstück to the recently launched collection made for those with a fast-paced and active lifestyle — Extreme 3.0. The Montblanc boutique is on the Ground Floor of The Shoppes, Solaire Resort Entertainment City. It is open from 11 a.m. to midnight daily.

Lazada holds first 11-day sale

ECOMMERCE pioneer Lazada celebrates its 11th anniversary with an 11-day long #LazadaPH11Birthday, which runs from March 3-13. Lazada has teamed up with brands such as Forever 21, Penshoppe, and Mikana Jewelry to help fashionistas bring their dream outfits to life. As part of the celebration there is a LazLook Mannequin exhibit at the Activity Center of Market! Market! from March 2 to March 29, showcasing epic styles, stackable vouchers, up to P1,000 cashback as well as deals for as low as P99 and up to 80% off. Lazada has online and in-app challenges and giveaways. Together with partner banks, Lazada is giving shoppers the opportunity to avail of vouchers that they can use during the 11th Birthday Sale, like Bank of Commerce’s discount for up to P2,000 off (on a minimum spend of P2,500), Metrobank’s P1,000 voucher (on a minimum spend of P2,000), and many more. Lazada has created an Instagram filter where shoppers can play to get vouchers worth over P100,000. These are just some of the deals to be found during the sale. To stay updated on all the programs and promos, follow

Shopee launches the 3.3-3.15 Mega Shopping Sale

SHOPEE launches its first mega campaign of the year, the 3.3-3.15 Mega Shopping Sale with deals and offers for shoppers. Ongoing until March 15, users can enjoy daily free shipping vouchers at ₱0 minimum spend, 15% off vouchers, up to 50% off deals, and more. Every day of the sale, shoppers can enjoy discounts and vouchers on various categories. From March 1-15, shoppers, fashion and beauty finds will feature discounts of up to 90% and ₱199 & Below deals. Shopee offers a personalized shopping experience with SkinCam, an AI-enabled diagnostics tool that identifies different areas for skin improvement and recommends a skincare routine complete with products to address each concern. And just in time for the sale, Shopee partnered up with even more brands to make personalized skincare shopping more accessible for all. These include skincare products from Innisfree, Laneige, Pond’s, Olay, and Senka. Shopee users can look forward to special discounts when they use exclusive voucher codes from its bank partners. Qualified Credit, Debit and Prepaid cardholders (new and existing Shopee users) can enjoy savings of up to ₱500 and cashback of up to ₱1,500 with any of the voucher codes when they purchase on Shopee. More details can be found on the 3.3 Partner Promos page.

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