Winners: Guess who’s wearing Plains & Prints?

Celebrity stylist Liz Uy, the modern Filipina’s fashion inspiration, is Plains & Prints’ newest style icon.

liz billboard

All she ever wanted was to become a fashion editor. Working behind the scenes—either making a celebrity or model look more stylish, or conceptualizing what would become the fashion editorial spread of glossies—she never envisioned herself to be the one taking center stage.
Liz, who used to stage kiddie runway shows at home with her equally fashion-inclined siblings, is now taking her well-deserved turn in the spotlight via local women’s work wear brand Plains & Prints.
“I feel very much honored to be part of this collaboration. Plains & Prints is a label that I’ve worked with for six years as a stylist. It’s a brand that I trust, and most importantly, that I wear,” Liz said.

Liz Uy

“Liz is a ‘thinking’ woman,” said, Plains & Prints owner and founder Roxanne Ang Farillas.
“By this, I mean she is a woman of style and substance. She understands the value of hard work and determination—very much the characteristics that Plains & Prints champions.
She puts thought and effort into everything she does, and she does it very well. As a result, she exudes confidence and glamour that is tempered by approachability, making her someone every working woman can relate to.
More important is her understanding of the versatility of individual pieces and the value of knowing how to put these together to create different looks. This not only extends a woman’s wardrobe, but provides her more choices, which ultimately is what the brand offers consumers.”

Liz Uy

From editorial assistant, Liz worked her way up to become fashion editor.
“She brought celebrity styling into the limelight, making it a career girls aspire for,” Roxanne added. “Liz didn’t take the celebrity route when she was starting out, but it seems like whatever she does, she turns into something big—and this is what made everyone sit up and take notice. She’s definitely the woman to watch out for.
Most people have the impression that styling is an easy job, just a matter of picking out pieces and putting them together. What they don’t realize is the amount of thought and work put into that process,” Roxanne said.
Styling is about creating maximum impact by bringing out the beauty of each piece, and it takes a highly creative mind to be able to spot fashion potential at first glance. Liz does this very, very well.”

Liz Uy

She concludes that all such qualities make Liz the apt personification of the brand.
“Liz perfectly embodies the Plains & Prints wearer. She’s very discerning in all aspects of her life, is career-driven and successful; and she brings to the plate the very qualities that women have come to admire about her and make her their ultimate inspiration—her fashion expertise and impeccable style sense. By virtue of all these, she is a natural advocate of our trademark aesthetic: versatile, classic and chic staples that take cues from the latest trends.”

Liz says, “As a stylist, my job isn’t just to know what looks good on other people. I also need to reflect what I can do by knowing what looks good on me—and Plains & Prints is definitely the brand I would instantly go for.
I’m really happy this came at the right time. I’m at a point in my life where I’m surer of myself and more mature, and I feel ready to take on new things in my career. I can only be thankful for opportunities like this, so it goes without saying that I want to embrace and enjoy the entire experience. I’m very excited about this new venture with Plains & Prints.”

Liz Uy

Check out Liz Uy’s personal picks from the upcoming collections tomorrow, June 27, 2012 at the sneak preview event, only at Plains & Prints Glorietta 1.
And now after more than 460 valid entries to this contest, here are the five winners who guessed the new face of Plains & Prints correctly:

Jane Chua of Pasig City
Norissa Chavez of Tondo, Manila
Marivic Pascua of Cainta, Rizal
Ma. Catherina V. Tolentino of Mandaluyong City
Madeleine M. Gonzales of Makati City

Each winner will receive Php 5,000 worth of Gift Certificates (GCs) from Plains & Prints.
Plains & Prints’ marketing team will coordinate with winners on how to claim your prize.

La Mer celebrates World Oceans Day 2012

Bet you didn’t know there was a World Oceans Day.
Started in 1992 and made official by the United Nations in 2009, World Oceans Day takes place annually on June 8.
It strives to promote the importance of the sea as a vital ecosystem and to preserve its delicate habitats and wildlife.
Last June 15, 2012, La Mer launched its limited-edition World Oceans Day Crème de la Mer at the Ayala Museum.


Partnered with Travel magazine, La Mer presented the works of four passionate underwater photographers featuring the marine sanctuaries of the Philippines. They were: JM Abregana, Sean Calma, Mich Manuel and Dominic Nuesa.


Roman Azanza and Monique Buensalido

Tim Yap

Maxine Ignacio

Suki Salvador and Mich Manuel

La Mer Team: Jill Baysa, Camille Flores, Sharlynmae Reyes

La Mer experts Joanne Bautista and Jael Dumlao

As a tribute to founder Dr. Max Huber’s passion for the sea, La Mer is proud to support ocean conservation efforts worldwide by its partner, Oceana.
With more than 300,000 members in 150 countries, Oceana has greatly reduced over-fishing and protected threatened marine habitats with its science-based policies.

This is the seventh year of partnership between La Mer and Oceana.
To commemorate, La Mer has created a limited-edition 100 ml World Oceans Day Crème in a specially designed ocean-inspired jar. In addition, La Mer will make a $200,000 donation to Oceana in support of their Habitat Protection Campaign, as well as other global initiatives for ocean conservation.

Retailing at Php 21,000, the limited-edition World Oceans Day Crème de la Mer is now available at Rustan’s Makati (812-2507) and Rustan’s Shangri-La Plaza (633-4636 loc 114).

Hyatt supports Hope in a Bottle

You may have seen these bottles in the supermarket or convenience stores.
But Hope in a Bottle isn’t just your regular bottled water. Each 500 ml bottle of purified drinking water is distributed by the Friends of Hope, Inc. And each time you buy, 100% of its profit will go to building public schools around the Philippines.
Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila is a proud supporter of this campaign to increase the quality of education in the Philippines.

Hope in a bottle

Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila believes in the power of education and its significant role in developing a nation, which is why bottles of “Hope” are now available at the hotel’s Pastry Boutique. With each “Hope” bottle sold, PHP 10 will benefit the students of the Divine Healer Academy, a school run by the Healing Servants Foundation, Inc. in Sorsogon.

Making a difference in our country’s future generation is now as easy as choosing which bottled water to buy. Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila hopes this initiative will help quench the nation’s thirst for proper and quality education.

Hope in a Bottle is also available at Rustan’s supermarket, Krispy Kreme, Pancake House, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, and others. To know more, go to

Transforming, space-spaving furniture

Last month I blogged about a home office I wanted to set up in a room in our house.
Right next to our bedroom is a small room that has become a stock room of junk, stuff and prizes I have to give away. The idea is to convert it into a room I can work in, instead of my bedroom.
Though the room is tiny, it has a high ceiling that offers possibilities such as this


That looks like something that needs to be built. So after some intense Googling I found setups where furniture can transform from desk


to bed


As luck would have it, I found a shop in Makati that brings in transforming, space-saving furniture from Italy. Zpoint at the New World Shopping Arcade is the exclusive distributor of CLEI Transformable Furniture Systems in the Philippines.


Imagine a desk that turns from this


to this.


Or maybe you want to squeeze two beds into a small space. The Lollisoft looks like nothing when it’s closed

Clei Lollisoft

but it can turn into a day bed

Clei Lollisoft

or a stylish bunk bed.

Clei Lollisoft

You might want to have a spare bed in a small studio. Check out this unobtrusive sideboard


that turns into a work or dining table


and an extra bed!


The possibilities are endless.
All you have to do is know what you need, measure your space and check out the choices here.
To order, visit ZPoint at New World Hotel Shopping Arcade, Esperanza cor Makati Avenue (Tel. 811-6702).
Now watch these videos to see how it works.

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