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Apps to Amp Up Your Instagram Feed

Fact: we’re all guilty for posting only the aesthetic and feed-worthy photos on our Instagram feeds. There’s just this unexplainable want or need to make our Instagram feed an awesome-looking one. Some would say it’s purely influence and conformity, but to us, a consistent prismatic feed is art.

Fact: we’re all guilty for posting only the aesthetic and feed-worthy photos on our Instagram feeds. There’s just this unexplainable want or need to make our Instagram feed an awesome-looking one. Some would say it’s purely influence and conformity, but to us, a consistent prismatic feed is art.

Take it from one of our favorite Instagram infuencers, Kymberly Maitland-Smith

Having a consistent feed not only tickles the feed-OCD in you, but it also provides you an avenue to show a piece of yourself and your creativity. It’s expression in a form of pictures, an outlet for self-fulfillment. When you like what you see, it brings a sense of accomplishment and joy (especially when it is something of our own doing, like your pretty feed).

To Instagram newbies or for those looking a fresh start for their feeds, what does it take to make one’s Instagram feed #GOALS? For starters, the lifeline of an Instagram feed is a photo. Think of a theme that you’d like your feed express and apply that in editing your photos.

We’ve asked Instagram users on what photo-editing apps they usually use to create feed-worthy photos. These are a few apps they suggested to make your Instagram account the best feed ever:

Step up with Adobe Afterlight

Afterlight is one of the best photo-editing apps widely used by Instagram influencers for their photos. The app lets you create simple adjustments to your photo. You can even create your own preset with Afterlight! You can do that through the feature called “Fusion”. If you’re aiming for a neutral-themed feed, this app may be good for you.

The famous VSCO

This is a widely-used photo editing app by Instagram users. VSCO has various adjustable presets both paid and free you can choose from. Aside from that, you have the option to edit your photo’s exposure, contrast, saturation, and other settings by using the app’s toolkit.

Go pro with Adobe Lightroom CC

This app is part of the Adobe family. This module lets you retouch photos by adjusting your photo’s exposure, color, etc. This app also lets you organize and synchronize the edits of your photos, too!

Get creative with Snapseed

A photo-editing app developed by Google, Snapseed is also one of the most used editing apps by Instagram users. It is also viewed by most critics as one of the best editing apps for photos, so there is no disappointment once you try this app out. One interesting feature of Snapseed is that it gives you the choice to customize your photo through selective editing, so you can go all out with your creativity with this app. And the best part? It’s absolutely free!

Subtlety with Foodie

So you’ve decided to pick a mouthwatering food theme for your Instagram feed. Well friend, Foodie is the perfect editor for food posts! It has so many filters you can choose from that would make your food post look extra delicious. But if you wanna break the rules, Foodie can still be used for other posts and can make your photos a little more saturated in color. Bonus feature, it has a silent camera shutter. (Wink!)

Kawaii feels with Snow

Snow is more or less the cuter version of Snapchat filters, perfect for selfie fanatics. It’s very similar to the Snapchat app, but it has more varied animation filters that are fun and cute. The app instantly turns your face kawaii as it softens and enhances your features.

It’s good to experiment on a couple of apps, so try them out and see what suits your style and theme. Remember, your feed an extension of yourself, so choose the app that helps you express your photos the way you like them to look and feel. Put in mind that as long as your photos and feed fit your liking and personality, then it’s a sure-fire winner.

While you’re at it, hit us a follow on Instagram at @zeelifestyle!

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Bringing businesses together: Lalamove paves way for SMEs across the globe to “Make a Winning Move”

The local episode #LalamoveItToWinIt to support MSMEs across PH

To inspire businesses around Asia and Latin America, Lalamove has launched a regional branding campaign “Make a Winning Move” to showcase its various B2B services, strong driver-partner network, and wide-ranging fleet for fast and reliable delivery solutions. Locally, the on-demand delivery platform has kicked off the campaign by inviting its patrons, old and new, to #LalamoveItToWinIt.

Now more than ever, businesses are focusing their efforts on an experience-led customer journey. With deliveries as undeniably crucial for businesses to fulfill their services and win over customers, the central creative idea behind the regional campaign revolves around such scenarios where Lalamove’s services and B2B features help entrepreneurs stay ahead of the intense competition.

Lalamove, as the trusted delivery partner, has been servicing businesses of all sizes in the Philippines. Lalamove’s corporate clients can enjoy the on-demand delivery platform’s variety of business solutions, such as multi-stop delivery, API integration, real-time GPS tracking, a wide variety of fleet for on-demand, same-day, long distance, and last-mile delivery, and a dedicated account manager.

“The Philippines has more than 900,000 businesses, over 99% of which are MSMEs. What Lalamove offers businesses of all sizes is faster, easier, and a more seamless delivery experience to help them save time and costs. Our dedicated partner drivers, the economic frontliners of today, are here to deliver to an even wider reach across Luzon and in Cebu. This campaign is the visualization of what we can do to help businesses jump over hurdles – simply put, just ‘Lalamove It to Win It!’” remarked Dannah Majarocon, Lalamove Philippines Managing Director.

First-time users of the Lalamove mobile delivery app can get up to Php 150 off when they sign up and use the code LALAWINIT. New corporate clients, on the other hand, can also receive a welcome bonus of up to Php 1,200 when they sign up and top-up their Lalamove corporate wallet. Moreover, with Lalamove Rewards recently launched, each delivery for every user is now made even more rewarding.

Find out more about what Lalamove offers by visiting www.lalamove.com/lalamoveittowinit, or follow the official Lalamove Facebook page, Instagram account, and TikTok account for more information.

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ABOUT LALAMOVE

Launched in the Philippines in late 2016, Lalamove is an on-demand logistics company that matches drivers with customers and SME businesses to fulfill same-day deliveries. Lalamove’s mission of making local deliveries faster and simpler across North, Central, and South Luzon, and in Cebu is achieved through innovations such as instant order matching, real-time GPS vehicle tracking, 24/7 services, and a driver rating system. Lalamove also allows businesses to scale their deliveries and operations at an accelerated rate. Lalamove now operates in over 30 markets across Asia and Latin America. Visit Lalamove’s website: http://lalamove.com

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King-size Treats Await Dad this Father’s Day at Seda Central Bloc

Misto Restaurant at Seda Central Bloc

King-size Treats for the King!

by Ryan Daniel R. Dablo

Seda Central Bloc celebrates the hardworking hero and steadfast lynchpin of the home with its offerings for Father’s Day weekend. 

 

At the Misto, Seda’s restaurant, Dad gets to sample the delicious international cuisine for free when dining with five full-paying adults. If an evening dine-out is more the family’s speed, the Straight Up bar offers a dinner buffet with a continental menu and mocktails, all enjoyed amid a backdrop of excellent cityscape views from the rooftop. Staycation at the hotel comes packed with perks for the weekend as well, such as complimentary lunch at the Misto, drinks at the Straight Up bar, and breakfast for two.

Honor your number one hero and highlight the love you have for him this Father’s Day weekend. Celebrate at Seda Central Bloc!

For more information, please call  (032) 411 5800. Follow their Facebook page or visit their website at www.sedahotels.com.

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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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