While most Japanese people are born with an innate sense of cool, some Japanese are naturally cooler than others.
Take Nigo—music producer, DJ and creator of the urban clothing line A Bathing Ape, otherwise known as Bape.
In the early ’90s, I was one of those who curiously lined up at the Bape store in Aoyama to see what the hype was all about. All I remember now is, everything was for men.
I have never worn anything Bape (or Bapy for women), but have always been aware of Nigo.
Earlier this month, an auction of 107 items from his private collection achieved a whopping US$4.5 Million at Sotheby’s Hong Kong.
This November, adidas Originals will release its collaboration with by NIGO for Fall/Winter 2014.
True to his passion for classic and vintage clothing, Nigo has handpicked and re-interpreted pieces from the Adidas Originals archives, blending sportswear with contemporary street style to create new street classics.
Adidas Originals by NIGO will be available at leading Adidas stores in the Philippines starting November 1, 2015.
Watch how Nigo makes Adidas look too cool.
I’ve had tangled hair problems since I was little. Growing up, I used Johnson’s No More Tangles spray
Not able to find that anymore, I discovered Liese Smooth Hair Cocktail, which I hoard whenever in Hong Kong
Both are not available in the Philippines, so for those who have hair tangle problems, I recommend the Tangle Teezer.
Thanks to whoever sent this to me! Tangle Teezer really works. I have really thin hair, but my friend’s daughter Kimi, who has thick mermaid hair (she’s a swimmer) has seriously tangled hair. Her mom has tried everything to fix her hair and gave up. I, however, did not. So when I received these Tangle Teezers, one went to Kimi and one went to me. Now Kimi and her mom swear by it
Kimi no longer looks like a harassed mermaid whenever she comes over to visit. She looks neat and pretty and I’m happy we found a product that works for her.
Tangle Teezer was invented by a Vidal Sassoon-trained color technician with over 25 years of hair care experience, when Shaun Pulfrey realised there was a need for a detangling hair tool that didn’t fight or lock in tangles.
He came up with a hairbrush that looks and feels different, with specifically spaced and designed teeth that flexed over tangles without pulling or snagging. Highly recommended.
Retail giant Puregold begins a new tradition for the country’s “neighborhood chefs” in a national fiesta where food entrepreneurs can purchase top food items, learn, and improve their earning potential.
Puregold will gather more than 10,000 caterers, canteen, hotel and even karinderya entrepreneurs on October 14 and 15 at the World Trade Center’s Tent Area in Pasay City.
Puregold hopes to recognize the role of Filipino “KAINtrepreneurs” in helping drive the economy in their own way.
“These food resellers stir the local economy through their businesses. They rely on supplies from within their own localities and even generate jobs in their communities,” said Vincent Co, Puregold Merchandising Director.
“They also provide nourishment to the country’s workforce—laborers, office workers, even executives who may not have the time to prepare meals on their own but look to enjoy Filipino homecooking while at work, perhaps during lunch break, merienda or dinner,” said Co.
The convention aims to give small- and medium-scale food entrepreneurs what the largely successful annual Puregold Sari-Sari Store Convention has been providing tindahan owners for 11 years now.
“We are holding KAINdustriya to recognize the significant number and contribution of our members who are food resellers,” said Co.
During the two-day event, entrepreneurs may attend free seminars and learn business tips from experts, including Mercato Centrale group’s RJ Ledesma and Anton Diaz. They may also learn new recipes in cooking demonstrations by renowned chefs, check out a trade showcase and most importantly buy food retail products in discounted prices.
“It will be two days of kita, kain and kabuhayan for our neighborhood chefs. Through this event, we hope to foster a sense of community among our food entrepreneurs and inspire them to bring their business to another level,” said Co.
Apart from the main convention, Puregold will also hold pocket KAINdustriya events including food seminars, cooking demonstrations and contests in several branches: QI Central, Paranaque, Cainta Junction, Valenzuela, Meycauayan and Dau.
Amy Tan, author of The Joy Luck Club and The Kitchen God’s Wife will be a guest of National Book Store and Raffles Makati this October 23-25, 2014 in the first ever Philippine Literary Festival.
(Photo: Rick Smolan)
Attend three days of book signings and panel discussions on books and literature.
The Spotlight on Amy Tan panel will be on October 24 at 1:30 PM, while her book signing will be on October 25 at 2 PM.
Joining Amy Tan is Korean-American novelist Chang-Rae Lee, author of Native Speaker, which garnered numerous awards including the Ernest Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award and the American Book Award.
The Spotlight on Chang-Rae Lee panel and book signing will be on October 25 at 9 AM.
(Photo: David Burnett)
All events will be held at the Raffles Makati with registration beginning at 8 AM. Admission is free. Only books purchased at the Philippine Literary Festival will be accepted to signing passes for Amy Tan and Chang-Rae Lee.
View the complete schedule at philippineliteraryfestival.com.
Michael Kors recently hosted a dinner at Hillcrest House for 150 guests to celebrate the launch of Claiborne Swanson Frank’s new book, Young Hollywood, with a foreword written by the designer himself.
Designer Michael Kors and photographer Claiborne Swanson Frank
Claiborne Swanson Frank drew inspiration from Old Hollywood when she photographed over sixty up-and-coming women to watch in Hollywood today. Young Hollywood follows her first book with Assouline, American Beauty, published in 2012. The book is available for sale at select Michael Kors stores globally and through Assouline distribution channels this fall.
Cover girl and actress Isabel Lucas was at the book launch hosted by Michael Kors last October 2, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.
Actress Holland Roden
Actress Abigail Spencer
Model Harley Viera-Newton
Model Madisyn Ritland
Model Noah Mills
Actress Lorenza Izzo
(L-R) Musicians Jimmy Giannopoulos, Zoe Kravitz and James Levy of the band Lolawolf
In the Philippines, Michael Kors is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc. with locations at The Power Plant Mall, Greenbelt 5, Rustan’s Makati, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Newport, and Bonifacio High Street Central Square.