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The makeup looks you should be wearing this season

The MAC SS17 Pro Tour gave us a peek into the four faces you’ll want to wear this season, and the products you need to do it.

The advent of a new year always brings with it a tide of change, in our vanities as much as in the rest of our lives. When the models are strutting down the runway, we’re looking at their faces just as much as their clothes. Is contouring on its way out? How dark will this season’s smoky eye be? Will red lipstick ever go out of style? (The answer to that last question remains a firm no.)

Thankfully, we don’t have to figure it all out ourselves. MAC Cosmetics’ director of makeup artistry Gregory Alt flew in to Shangri-la Mactan Resort & Spa to school us on beauty. The MAC SS17 Pro Tour introduced the four looks that will dominate beauty this season, as created by the brand for fashion week. Gregory takes us through the concept of each face, and the products that’ll help you recreate them.

The looks at Alberta Ferretti, Prabal Gurung and Veronique Leroy


Unpretentious and nonchalant are some of the key words that dictate the Real look, with emphasis on how women look in real life. “Everything feels very easy, unforced,” says artist Val Garland in the MAC trends book.

The look Val created for Alberta Ferretti featured slightly smudged eyeliner, a natural lip and only the slightest hint of contouring and blush. “Carine Roitfeld meets Kate Moss,” she calls it. The smudged liner is given as much attention at Chloe, where Aaron de Mey made it look like last night’s makeup. At Desigual and Lanvin, models looked practically bare-faced, with colors that blended into their natural skin tones.

To get the look, cover up imperfections with the MAC Studio Fix Perfecting Stick, then give your brows an imperfect but groomed look with the Brow Sculpt. Complete it with the Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour in High Drama or Feels So Good.

The looks at Giamba, Haider Ackerman and Salvatore Ferragamo


Color and creativity are the highlights of the Free face, with makeup taking on a more fun and spontaneous look. “It’s the opposite of taking yourself seriously and filtering your selfies,” Val says. It’s artisanal, optimistic and eclectic—in other words, you’re encouraged to let your freak flag fly.

Bright eyes were seen throughout the runways. Geometric cateyes are done in yellow at Haider Ackerman and Ports 1961, while all sorts of colorful eye shadow were on display at Emilio Pucci, Kenzo and Ryan Lo, among others. If you’re more experimental, you can go the extra mile—there’s silver-painted eyebrows at Giamba and drawn-on circles trailing the cheekbones at Issey Miyake.

There’s a number of products on MAC’s arsenal that’d be great for the look, but what we’re really excited about are the colored mascaras. In shades of yellow, blue and purple, the In Dimension Lash is something we’re definitely adding to our vanities.

The looks at Altuzarra, Hood by Air and Simone Rocha


Looking sweaty might have not seemed appealing during the days of the hyper matte finish, but times have changed. The Wet look is all about mimicking the way light reflects on the skin for a dewy finish. 

Slicked back hair and strategic highlights gave models a bright finish at Moncler and Altuzarra. At Gareth Pugh, super glossy lips are done in dark colors, while foreheads are literally glossed in Hood by Air. In fact, it’s clear we’ll soon be putting gloss on features besides our lips. At Baja East and Blugirl, eyes are slick for an ultra-shine finish.

MAC Prep + Prime is essential for getting the dewy base for this look, and the Strobe Creams are now available in different colors for different effects. 

The looks at Alexis Mabille, Paul Smith and Preen


It’s the new romantic, with soft washes and tints creating a very natural effect on the skin for the Warm look. “These colors are designed to enhance and mimic really great skin condition,” says artist Terry Barber.

He creates a very natural look at Marco De Vincenzo, where peach and pinks are given more depth with highlighter. “It’s that woman who looks chic just wearing lipstick,” he adds. The pastel palette continues at Roksanda, Paul Smith and Missoni carry on the floral theme, although at Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, where petals were actually pasted on the face.

Bronzers and peach lipsticks are all you need for your Warm beauty kit. But it’s the Extra Dimension Skinfinish highlighters that really make a difference—a quick swipe leaves the most gorgeous sheen.



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How to Manifest Pantone’s 2022 Hue “Very Peri” in your Daily Deals as Listed by Fashion Editor Oj Hofer

Winkling the Blues Away with Veri Peri

by Oj Hofer

Very Peri Pantone 17-3938 is the color of the year 2022. Pantone’s dynamic Periwinkle blue hue with a vivifying red-violet undertone symbolizes “transformative times’, displays carefree confidence, and daring curiosity. Its presence in fashion and accessories encourages inventiveness, creativity and optimism. It is the new happy, neutral color and here’s how to fashionably manifest it in your daily deals.


Pantone 17-393 Veri Peri (Periwinkle Blue)


Vinca flower of the evergreen Periwinkle shrub.



VENETIAN BAUBLE. Murano glass bubbles to enhance mental health and optimism. Order online: https://mianivenetianjewelry.com/products/bagolo-blue-and-periwinkle-murano-glass-bracelet


PERI-CROWNED. Set an appointment with Margie Zenz at Exposé Salon at Crossroads Mall. Landline 2316550 Mobile 09088852935 www.exposehairsalon.com


DUAL DUTY. Wear the Swissgear 3576 as your daily laptop backpack or a vintage doctor-style tote. Order online: https://www.swissgear.com/swissgear-3576-artz-dr-bag-laptop-backpack


HOLY FEET. Wear Mandalas on Low-cut sneakers from Zazzle.

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Awesome Online-Exclusive Deals and Free Shipping Await Shoppers at the Newly-Launched Old Navy PH Digital Store


By Danica Ronquillo

Nothing screams “Americana” like Old Navy!

From trendy denims and soft cotton Ts to statement graphics and fleecy pajamas, Old Navy has been the first name in fun, classic fashion staples for the whole family since 1994. Known for high-quality pieces that fit every size, shape, and budget, this heritage brand has found a way to reach even more hangers in the digital age: OldNavy.com.ph.

While no stranger to the digital sphere, OldNavy.com.ph is the brands’s first standalone e-commerce, making Old Navy’s vast array of on trend apparel and accessories available to customers 24/7. The launch of OldNavy.com.ph will not only feature styles that can be found in their brick- and-mortar locations, but also seasonal essentials and online exclusives, like Old Navy’s activewear line.

OldNavy.com.ph customers can enjoy free shipping with a minimum order spend of Php 4000, as well as various deals and e-payment options to ensure everyone can be a part of the Old Navy experience.

Shoppers will still be able to find new arrivals in all Old Navy Philippines stores, including Bonifacio High Street, SM Megamall, and Shangri-La Plaza, as well as in Old Navy’s Viber community.

With this launch, Old Navy Philippines continues to be the pioneer of making comfort, quality, and style accessible to all. There’s something for everyone at Old Navy!

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37 Years of High Fashion; Arcy Gayatin leaves a Legacy of Edginess and Elegance

Arcy Gayatin: A Legacy of Luxury in Fabrication


By:  Allain Dumon Fonte 


The brand Arcy Gayatin gave the Queen City of the South a distinct reputation in the fashion industry.  The fashion line of Arcy Gayatin sets the bar higher each year for clothing luxury and fabrication techniques.


April Duenas, Nikki Gayatin and Arielle Gayatin for Arcy Gayatin—Photos by John Paul Autor from Lifestyle Inquirer.net


Araceli “Arcy” Ancajas Gayatin is the daughter Galileo Ancajas and Remedios Zanoria Ancajas who founded Cebu’s home brand, Gal’s Bakery.  Arcy went to the University of San Carlos and studied Political Science.  And just like Dr. Muccia Prada, who completed her Ph.D. in Political Science and established the luxury line of Prada, Arcy also got in touch with her artistic side and started her own fashion line.  However, it was not Prada that influenced Arcy.  Arcy was introduced to fashion and tailoring at a very young age by her mother, Madame Remedios Anacajas whom they dearly call Mama Eme.  Mama Eme was running a tailoring business back then.  It was called Arabel; named after Arcy and her sister Belma.  Ara from Araceli and Bel from Belma.  In those years, Arcy was fascinated by fabrics and was intrigued by how to manipulate the fabrics to come up with fashion-forward designs without compromising comfort and taste.


Arcy Gayatin (photo grabbed from Space Philippines Blog Spot)


After 37 years of creating haute couture pieces for the most fashionable personalities in the Philippines, Arcy Gayatin is now laying down her sketchpads and pens to rest.  As she enjoys her retirement, may be on a cruise to the Bahamas or a holiday to the Swiss Alps, Arcy Gayatin has left the fashion industry a legacy of elegant and edgy clothing ensembles that understand and define the shape of women; without compromising comfort and good taste.


Arcy Gayatin’s Pink Flamingo collection                                               Arcy Gayatin’s Sketch on a Terno


To salute the lady who brought Cebu fashion to the world, a retrospective exhibition of Arcy’s incomparable masterpieces can be seen today at Ayala Center Cebu’s The Gallery; curated by fashion editor and writer, Clint Holton Potestas, and interior and fashion designer, Jul Oliva.


BALANCE.  Arcy Gayatin is known for her perfect symmetrical lines when fabricating.  She knows how to balance edginess and class; understanding well the strength and the finesse of a woman.


RHYTHM.  Arcy’s expertise in draping and fabric manipulation can be seen in how she achieves rhythm between architectural lines and soft fabrics like silk and cashmere.


TEXTURE.  With her thorough knowledge on fabrics, Arcy Gayatin has achieved the perfection of fabrication by working on different types of fabrics and creating a single piece of art out of them. 


HARMONY.  The simplicity of the silhouette plus the intricacy of the details create a wonderful harmony, making Arcy Gayatin’s design a one-of-a-kind masterpiece.


The photos below show an up-close look at the intricacy and the exquisite craftsmanship of Arcy Gayatin’s fabrication techniques:


THE SPIDER WEB:  one of Arcy’s genius fabrication techniques.


MATCH and PATCH:  Arcy’s unique fabrication craft by patching layers of different types of lace and lace patterns


PLEATS: The perfection of symmetry in pleats on silk.


LA ROSE BLEUE:  U.P. student, Danielle Alessandra Deutsch, inspired by the artistry of Arcy Gayatin, designed this midnight blue dress.   The cabbage rose made from layers of silk organdy gave this evening ensemble a romantic appeal.

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