The first time I heard about Tod’s, my sister told me it was Princess Diana’s brand—back when she was alive.
In fact her favorite Tod’s bag, the D-Bag, was named after her.
It makes sense then that Naomi Watts uses Tod’s iconic pieces, the D-Bag and Gommino (driving shoe) in the film Diana.
The film is directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel, starring Naomi Watts and Naveen Andrews, produced by Ecosse Films.
It highlights the last two years of her life when Princess Diana embarks on a final rite of passage: a secret love affair with heart surgeon Hasnat Khan.
Diana had its worldwide premiere in London last September 5th, followed by a premiere in Paris on September 6th,
and then released in cinemas worldwide.
Last March, Tod’s was the sponsor of the Timeless Icon Book, a photographic book edited by Electa charting the extraordinary life of Diana, Princess of Wales.
Part of the sales of the book will be devolved to Clic Sargent, leading charity organization supporting children and young people with cancer and their families.
In the Philippines, Tod’s is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists Inc, and is located at Greenbelt 4, Makati.
I’m a fan of hotel buffets and have probably tried all Manila has to offer.
The Fairmont Hotel’s Spectrum buffet is one of my Top 3, so I’m happy to share this giveaway sponsored by Cinemaworld.
The contest is open to anyone in Metro Manila, and the prize is brunch buffet for four at Spectrum of Fairmont Hotel.
If the winner is a Sky Cable or Cable Link subscriber, he or she will also get a free 12-month subscription to Cinemaworld.
CinemaWorld provides exciting new movie options you won’t find anywhere else.
Think all kinds of films—from Europe, Latin America, Australia, Asia, South Asia, North America and the Middle East—any time you want.
CinemaWorld International Movie Channel is now available in Metro Manila on Cable Link and the HD Movie Package of SkyCable. Learn more about its offerings HERE.
Now here’s a chance to get it free and/or treat your loved ones to a great buffet, just by following simple mechanics below:
1) Open residents of Metro Manila.
2) Must have a Twitter or Facebook account.
3) Follow @CinemaWorldAsia on Twitter or like them on Facebook.
4) Share this entry by clicking the Twitter or Facebook link at the bottom of this entry.
5) Watch the following trailers to answer trivia questions.
6) Register and answer the questions HERE.
7) Entries will be accepted from September 6-15, 2013 at 11 PM.
8) One winner with best answers will be selected electronically and announced on this blog.
Chanel-wise, I’m a late bloomer.
I’ve always been fascinated by Coco Chanel, but wasn’t able to afford it until about four years ago.
I’m serious! I was never into the classic flap bag, but this particular bag spoke to me at that time.
It said, “Buy me!” in 2009.
Prior to that, this was my first Chanel bag—swag from a runway show, which I was lucky enough to score on eBay.
This carry-on was my favorite for years.
Come to think of it, I haven’t bought anything Chanel for a while.
Even though I don’t consider myself a Chanel girl, I do embrace what Coco Chanel stands for.
She is a huge influence in my life. I can thank her for making it OK for women to wear trousers, and for making the striped long-sleeve tee chic.
Something I’ve known since I was a teenager: Typical is boring.
After 16 years, my husband has never complained of a dull moment.
Coco Chanel basically went against all odds and did what she wanted, no matter what other people said.
She fell in love and lost her love in a tragic way, but she built an empire that remains relevant decades after her death.
This Thursday, learn more about Coco Chanel as Inside CHANEL tells the story of a young orphan who became a legend.
Her legacy is continued by Karl Lagerfeld, who shares his vision of Coco and the style of Chanel in five online films that will be shown beginning September 12, 2013.
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced the appointment of Torsten Van Dullemen as General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, Manila.
Mr. Van Dullemen first joined the Mandarin Group in 2004 as Resident Manager of Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London.
For two years he was Hotel Manager of the award-winning Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok.
Now he joins Mandarin Oriental, Manila from his most recent position as General Manager of the Group’s Chiang Mai hotel.
Commenting on the appointment, Richard Baker, Executive Vice President, Operations Director—Asia said, “Torsten has excellent experience with the Group and is a natural leader and motivator. We are delighted to welcome him to his new position as General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, Manila, and wish him continued success.”