DVF x GAP for little girls

As a mother of boys, it used to hurt passing by little girls’ clothes and not having someone to buy them for. But after the third boy came along, I learned to adjust and no longer have daughter envy.
The boys haven’t stopped asking for a little girl though, so it’s still part of the plan about two years from now—hoping that God will give us the right baby girl and a bigger house cause we have no more space! (My house is seriously filled with swag, my room looks like an episode of Hoarders!)

And speaking of girls, Belgian-America designer Diane von Furstenberg is known for bold prints and wrap dresses such as these


Now imagine them on little girls, ages newborn to 14.
For Spring 2012, DVF collaborates with GapKids and babyGap to create summer wardrobe essentials such as T-shirt dresses, tanks and shorts, capris, leggings and swimwear. Even the iconic wrap dress is reinvented with a higher waist.

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At the heart of the collection are the vintage prints DVF is known for. Accessories include sunglasses, espadrilles, hats, and sandals.

Gap Kids x DVF
Gap Kids x DVF
06Gap Kids x DVF

The collection launches exclusively at GAP Shangri-La Plaza and GAP Bonifacio High Street this March 2012.

Human Nature opens flagship store

HUMAN NATURE, largest producer of genuinely natural personal care and cosmetic products in the country, recently opened its flagship store in Quezon City.

Human Nature store

Founded by Anna Meloto-Wilk and Camille Meloto, daughters of GK founder Tony Meloto, Human Nature’s products are 100% made in the Philippines and 100% free from harmful chemicals.
What started out as a humble idea to provide jobs as well as natural and organic personal care products to Filipinos, has, over the short span of three years, spread all over the Philippines and reached the United States.

Human Nature store

Designed by Mau Adraneda and Joyce Angara, the concept store was designed as an enchanted forest in the midst of a concrete jungle.
Aside from the complete range of Human Nature products, it carries products from other Filipino social enterprises, such as:
• Golden Eggs—salted eggs without the toxic food color
• Café de Sug—Gawad Kalinga’s famous coffee from Sulu
• Enchantea—healthy iced tea from the GK Enchanted Farm
• FilBambu—food items containing bamboo, winners in the Shanghai Expo
• Theo & Philo Chocolates—the only 100% bean to bar Filipino artisan chocolate
• Jacinto & Lirio—luxury bags made from leather and water hyacinth
• Red Carpet, Blue Bamboo, Salabatea and more.

Human Nature store

Enjoy free-flowing locally-grown brewed coffee like barako, mountain blends and Sulu Coffee when you visit the store at 460 Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City.
To learn more about Human Nature products or how to be a dealer, call 931-5787 or go to http://www.humanheartnature.com.
Human Nature is also available at Rustans, Shopwise, and Beauty Bar.

Go fish at Pepper Lunch

This Lent I decided to give up meat, except for Sundays as the priest said on Ash Wednesday that Sundays are exempt from whatever sacrifice you decide to do this Lent.
Isn’t that a great thing? I wish I had known this before, I could have lasted better two years ago. Last year I didn’t shop for the whole duration of Lent and was actually able to stick to it.
Are you giving up something this Lent? At Pepper Lunch, you can stick your pact by trying any of our Lenten specials, such as Teriyaki Bangus Pepper Rice and Teriyaki Bangus Fillet with Cabbage and Corn Siding.

PL Soul Food 2012

Only at Pepper Lunch Rockwell, Greenbelt 5, Shangri-La Plaza, Alabang Town Center (2/F Corte delas Palmas), SM Megamall A, Robinson’s Place Ermita, Mall of Asia, and opening very soon at Trinoma.


Prada Men’s Fall/Winter 2012

It’s not the first time non-models or older men have walked down the runway—Japanese labels do it all the time.
But Prada’s presentation of its Men’s Fall/Winter collection for 2012 was extra special because its lineup of models included actors Gary Oldman, Willem Dafoe, Adrien Brody, Tim Roth, Emile Hirsch, Jamie Bell, twin actors Victor and Alex Carril, and Garrett Hedlund—mixed in with professional and character models.

Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman

Adrien Brody
Adrien Brody

Willem Dafoe
Willem Dafoe

Tim Roth
Tim Roth

Jamie Bell
Jamie Bell

Emile Hirsch
Emile Hirsch

Alex Carril
Alex Carril

Victor Carril
Victor Carril

Garrett Hedlund
Garret Hedlund

Four days to go

Well, I feel bad there are only four days to go before the Oscars and I’ve only seen one movie, which I hated.
Based on my track record, the movie I hate always wins. I therefore predict some awards for The Help.
I still have a couple of days to try to watch some of the nominated movies.
How many have you seen and what do you recommend?

On Monday next week, watch the Academy Awards on Velvet channel beginning 6 AM Manila time, if you want to see the Red Carpet coverage. If you prefer to sleep in longer, show proper begins at 9:30 AM.
Billy Crystal returns once again as host. And if you’re working, a replay will be shown on Monday night.

Oscar Awards


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