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Steal Crazy Rich Asian Astrid Leong’s Look With Neil Felipp’s Clutch!

Astrid Leong is the boss woman we all aspire to be. The famed Neil Felipp clutch seemed made just for her—it’s not surprising though, considering Neil Felipp pieces tend to be conversation pieces all their own, perfect for Crazy Rich Asians.

Back in 2016, in our luxury issue, we wrote about Cebu-based designer Neil Felipp and his creations. He’s known for his unique and elegant high fashion accessories and has been making waves in the local fashion industry—and internationally, too, especially with the well-deserved hype over the movie adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s Crazy Rich Asians book.
 
Neil’s aesthetic is best described as ‘ethereal elegance.’ His inspirations come from many sources: literature, films, and characters, fictional or real. Essential to Neil’s process is looking at the world through a child’s eyes—a world filled with wonder.
 
Highly popular is collection of minaudières: small decorative handbags, without handles or straps that feature mermaids, dragons, snakes and even apes. Ape rings, bangles, pendants, necklaces, and earrings also star in his Simian jewelry collection designed in partnership with De Novo Diamonds.
 
Neil has also worked with Brian Tenorio, Monchet Y Cia, and Ferimar in the past. He had collaborated with Shangri-La Mactan Resort and Spa on Mugnâ, a series curated to promote Filipino talent with the Shangri-La lifestyle.
 
“The collection is titled Antoinette the Mad,” Neil shared in the 2016 Luxury issue of Zee Lifestyle. “My inspiration is what would happen if Marie Antoinette, the Queen of France, survives the French Revolution, enters the rabbit hole, and has tea with the Mad Hatter. I must say this is one of my most playful collections yet.”
 
Integrity is Neil’s primary consideration when deciding with who to collaborate with. He works with partners both big and small; monetary value is secondary. Constantly amazed by the endless possibilities for design—from the accessibility of raw materials and human resources to constant advancements in technology—Neil feels it is his responsibility to create amazing high fashion accessories for the world to enjoy.
 
Back then, Arcy Gayatin—another of Cebu’s famed fashion designers, had quipped, “He’s going to be mentioned in the next Crazy Rich Asians book,” which referred to how the author of the serial bestseller Kevin Kwan had admired a Neil Felipp clutch during a visit to Manila.
 
 
Two years since, and we finally get to see the aforementioned clutch. The Siren Minaudiere in Black Capiz is deserving of the praise, looking chic in the hands of Astrid Leong who embodies luxury. 
 
Haven’t seen the Crazy Rich Asians movie yet? You’re missing out—aside from being the most talked about movie this season for its plot and screenplay, it’s secured Asian representation on the silver screen. Watch it now! 

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CEBU KALEIDO: A Night of Fashion and Celebration at Crimson Mactan Resort and Spa

Miranda Konstatinidou’s beautiful beach wear and jewellery worn by her guests at an intimate beach party at Crimson Resort in Mactan. Konplott is Miranda’s luxury fashion accessory brand sold in Europe, worn by fashion icons and celebrities (no, it’s not sold locally) while her exclusive beach wear in silk are fabric designed by her, are also sold in high end resorts around the world. Meanwhile, Crimson Resort in Mactan will officially close temporarily for a makeover as most of their beachfront villas were damaged heavily by last December.s super typhoon Odette. Here’s to a great reopening of Crimson in a few months. (photography by Steffen Billhardt)

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Take a Closer Look at the Stunning Couture Wedding Dresses of The Brides At Triton Fashion Show

photography by Ephraim Basbas

The wedding industry, together with twenty of Cebu’s leading as well as emerging fashion designers just made a glorious comeback in one magnificent fashion show, The Brides at Triton last March 12, 2022 at the Triton Grand Ballroom of the only 5-star premier resort & water park in the Philippines, Jpark Island Resort & Waterpark Cebu, in partnership with Danny Villarante, Emi Ayag and Cary Santiago.

Let’s take a closer look at the exquisite bridal couture dresses showcased at the fashion show:

Anthony Romoff

Anthony Romoff

Arnu Poe Camay

Arnu Poe Camay

Cary Santiago

Cary Santiago

Cary Santiago

Cary Santiago

Dexter Alazas

Dexter Alazas

Dino Lloren

Dino Lloren

Edwin Alba

Edwin Alba

Edwin Ao

Edwin Ao

Edwin Ao

Hanz Coquilla

Hanz Coquilla

Harley Ruedas

Harley Ruedas

Jun Escario

Jun Escario

Marichu Tan

Marichu Tan

Mel Maria

Mel Maria

Mike Yapching

Mike Yapching

A tribute was made for Philip Rodriguez’ 40th year in the fashion industry

Philip Rodriguez

Philip Rodriguez

Philipp Tampus

Philipp Tampus

Protacio

Protacio

Rei Escario

Rei Escario

Ronald Enrico

Ronald Enrico

Valerie Alvez

Valerie Alvez

Wendell Quisido

Wendell Quisido

 

 

 

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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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