We support ICA!

We may be from Assumption, but we support ICA!
Lots of chica, down-to-earth, and entrepreneurial girls from there.
For the 75th anniversary of Immaculate Conception Academy, they have produced three products as homecoming fund raisers using winning artworks from its high school students, such as:
Graphic tees designed by Kate Go (sizes run from XX-small to XXX-large) at Php 300 each

ICA merchandise

Flip flops designed by Clarisse Gono come in two colors (sizes 1/2, 3/4, 6, 7, 8, 9) at Php 300/pair

ICA merchandise

And a Swatch collaboration inspired by the porcelain Ming Vase, featuring a clear Swatch face that is limited—Swatch runs only 100,000 of each Swatch face before they phase them out, and the ICA clear faces are the last 1,000 pieces to be produced worldwide.
The ICA 75th Anniversary Swatch costs Php 3,500 with warranty.

ICA merchandise

Available at:
• The ICA Alumnae Association Office at 721-2687 (look for Maui)
• The ICA Parents Office
• The ICA Bookstore
• Batch ’86 Rep Shellane Cheng-Yucoco at 0917-523-9345
• And Swatch Stores (for the ICA Swatch only)

Sites for design lovers

Finally, two new sites I’ve been excited to share.
First is Pinterest.com which is sort of an online bulletin board or scrapbook of things you like—you know when you see cool things online and grab the photos only to forget which site you found it on?
Pinterest will keep your photos and links in one place—plus prices if you like.
You can follow other people who share the same “pinterests” as you. Think of it as your virtual peg board.

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Click here to see my Pinterest.
Another site I just recently discovered (through Yodel Pe) is Fab.com, which is kind of like Gilt.com but offers well-curated products marked down for a limited time, such as the Marcel Wanders lamp


The Best Made First Aid kit


and 100-lb. Coal Bag


Sustainable eyeglasses by Drift


The Dodocase for iPad 2

Dodocase in "book mode"

Stuff you won’t see in any other members only shopping site. To be a member, sign up and you will be asked to invite three others in order to join.

All about men in September Cosmo

Cosmopolitan magazine has devoted their September issue to everything you need to know about men.
They went all over the country to find the hottest men—from hipsters to party boys, athletes and yuppies.
Learn more about your man by looking at his relationship with the first woman in his life—his mother. Find out how you can get on her good side with Cosmo’s tips for winning her trust and approval.
Cosmo also reveals why some men won’t commit despite being crazy in love and shows you how you can dispel those fears.
Even if Mr. Right turns out to be Mr. Wrong, there are still lessons to be learned from the relationship, as real Cosmo girls attest in this issue.

Cosmo Sept 2011 cover

The September issue comes with a special supplement called Cosmo Men, featuring 69 hot bachelors from all over the country plus 10 Celebrity Centerfolds, headed by Phil Younghusband.

Cosmo Men cover

Neil Etheridge

Cosmo Men (1)

Aly Borromeo

Cosmo Men (24)

Hideo Muraoka

Cosmo Men (28)

Rodrigo Oliviera, Diego Gonzalez, Mark Hutchinson

Cosmo Men (13)

Riz Bawani, Martin Flores, Tyler Perry

Cosmo Men (4)

Get a copy of September Cosmopolitan with Kim Kardashian on the cover, available in newsstands, bookstores, and supermarkets nationwide.
To know more go to http://www.cosmo.ph
http://www.facebook.com/cosmopolitan.ph, or follow them on Twitter.

Monique Morada wins Tempur prize

Monique Morada, mother of two and a real Tempur user, drove all the way from Alabang to claim her brand new iPad 2 at the Tempur showroom in Shangri-La Plaza mall. Monique won in an electronic raffle that had 2,635 entries all over the Philippines.

Tempur winner

Tempur winner
L-R: Nikki Valenzuela (Assistant Senior Brand Manager of Tempur Philippines), winner Monique Morada, Mayen Yuzon (Assistant Brand Manager of Tempur Philippines)

You have two more days to join the BlackBerry giveaway here.
Follow me on Twitter to be the first to know.

Binky & Sheba at Homme et Femme

All over the world, Comme des Garçons stores and stockists are turning their windows over to Binky & Sheba, to celebrate Comme des Garçons latest collaboration with The Simpsons creator, cartoonist Matt Groening.

Dover Street Market, London

I.T Hong Kong

In Manila, no less than Rei Kawakubo herself orchestrated the frosted windows at Homme et Femme at Shangri-La Plaza.

Comme des Garçons Play window at Homme et Femme

Comme des Garçons Play window at Homme et Femme

Comme des Garçons Play window at Homme et Femme

Binky & Sheba PLAY by Matt Groening and Comme des Garçons is the latest series of T-shirts from Comme des Garçons PLAY, based on an original comic strip entitled Life in Hell created by Matt Groening in 1977. Its colorful cast of characters include:
Binky, a depressed rabbit who’s stuck in a dead-end job, lives in a bad apartment and sees a therapist.
Sheba, Binky’s ex-girlfriend he met in a coffee shop.
Bongo, Binky’s illegitimate son, the product of a drunken night of “jungle passion”.
Akbar and Jeff, partners in love and in business. They have run various businesses such as Akbar and Jeff’s Tofu Hut and Akbar and Jeff’s Bootleg T-shirt Hut.

Binky & Sheba PLAY
Binky & Sheba PLAY
Binky & Sheba PLAY
Binky & Sheba PLAY

The shirts come in both mens and women’s sizes and are available now at Homme et Femme Shangri-La Plaza and Homme et Femme UNIVERS at One Rockwell, East Tower. For inquiries call 633-7009.

Designer Fashion Workshops’ new schedule

Designer Fashion Workshops with the Asian Institute of Fashion is ready for a new session this September to October 2011, offering short courses for anyone interested in learning about the craft and business of fashion.
The Asian Institute of Fashion is the brainchild of designers Lulu Tan-Gan, Jojie Lloren and Inno Sotto.
The workshops are open to everyone including high school students, working professionals, as well as fashion professionals looking to refresh and further hone their skills.

DFW NEWSFEED Sept Oct 2011 final

To know more go to http://www.designerfashionworkshops.com
Or follow them on Twitter @dfwmanila or @aif_fash.

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