Ines de la Fressange launches 2nd collection for Uniqlo

Before the word “supermodel” was ever coined (and I hate that word by the way), there were great beauties we looked up to in the ’80s. One of them was Ines de la Fressange.
At that time we knew her to be the muse of Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld—and one doesn’t become muse just by looks alone. Aside from being naturally tall, skinny, and beautiful, Ines also happens to be an aristocrat (her father is the Marquis de La Fressange) with an innate sense of style.

Ines de la Fressange
Ines as muse of Chanel in the ’80s

Ines today as fashion designer wearing Uniqlo

Following the success of her first collaboration with UNIQLO last Spring/Summer 2014, a second and bigger collection was recently launched for Fall/Winter 2014. Watch this:

Said Ines de la Fressange: “I try to take the position of women today, and take into account such factors as closet space and budget. No one can live surrounded by unlimited clothing. Having many items is not necessarily a good thing, and it is important to have ‘good clothes.’ The point I wanted to express with the new collection is that even without a detailed fashion knowledge, women can find something beautiful to wear. They can have a full wardrobe. The Fall/Winter collection is even better than I expected, and I’m extremely pleased with the elegant line,” she said.


The collection features smartly cut shirts, the classic trench and casual cashmeres, chic trousers, the elegant tuxedo jacket, and simple silk dresses. Each piece translates easily from day to night and is a great addition to any woman’s wardrobe.


The Ines de la Fressange collection is now available at UNIQLO SM Megamall, SM Aura and Glorietta 5.
To know more, go to

Want to be The FaceShop brand ambassador for a year?

The FaceShop Philippines is searching for a Top Girl who will win US$5,000, travel to Korea, and shoot a video with Seoul’s top star makers. The Top Girl winner will be The FaceShop Philippines’ brand ambassador for a year.



1) Purchase any regular item at any Face Shop store nationwide between September 1-30, 2014. Credit card and gift certificate purchases are valid.
2) Apply online at
3) Upload your photos online (jpg format, not larger than 810×810): 1 close-up and 1 full body photo.
4) Print out the Top Girl application form with your complete name, address, telephone number, and signature.
5) Submit all requirements and go to any of the following go-see schedules from 3-7 PM:

THEFACESHOP Trinoma — October 1 (Wednesday)
THEFACESHOP SM Clark — October 2 (Thursday)
THEFACESHOP SM BF Paranaque — October 3 (Friday)
THEFACESHOP SM Megamall — October 5 (Sunday)
THEFACESHOP SM Cebu — October 6 (Monday)
THEFACESHOP SM Davao — October 7 (Tuesday)


1) The Top 3 finalists will be determined on October 8, 2014 (3 PM at Bench Tower, Taguig City) and will receive The Face Shop products worth over Php 3,000.
2) On October 10, 6 PM, the top 3 finalists must attend the final selection at THEFACESHOP SM Megamall. Announcement of the winner will be posted at all Face Shop stores.
3) The Top Girl will become the official brand ambassador of The Face Shop Philippines for 1 year.
• She will get a cash reward of US$ 5,000 (or Php 200,000) and will travel to Korea on November 3-5, 2014.
• Travel includes video shoot and sightseeing, plus accommodation of 3 days and 2 nights.
• All travel documents and expenses that will be incurred during the media tour will be prepared and paid for by The Face Shop PH and Korea.
• Winner will shoulder 20% tax for prizes exceeding P10,000.
• Prizes not claimed within 6 months from receipt of notification will be forfeited in favor of Suyen Corporation – The Face Shop with prior approval from DTI.
• Winner will shoulder all costs incurred in securing any of her prizes (transportation, parking fee, etc.)
4) Employees of Suyen Corporation and The Face Shop stores, including relatives up to the second degree of consanguinity or affinity are disqualified from joining the contest.

Loup Noir to open pop-up store at KISH

LOUP NOIR, the accessory brand created by Jens Heimerdinger and Sascha Freyberg in 2010, will be having a pop-up store at KISH this September 27, 2014 from 1-5 PM.

Loup Noir

Started in 2010 with a line of scarves, the duo branched out to bags and small leather goods in 2013.
Freyberg has a background in textile and clothing technology, while Heimerdinger previously worked for Hugo Boss and later on as the Product manager for the German fashion brand JOOP!
Together, their eye for detail is what makes the LOUP NOIR (black wolf) collection unique and distinctly chic.

LOUP NOIR designers Jens & Sascha

LOUP NOIR accessories are for those who appreciate striking colours, quality and sustainability.
Designed in Germany and made in Italy’s Veneto and Como province, each bag is made of waterproof canvas and calf leather trimmings.

Loup Noir

Loup Noir is sold in more than 20 countries worldwide, and is now available in the Philippines through JANINA at the Peninsula Manila Hotel.
Visit the pop-up store this Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 1-5 pm at KISH, 233 Nicanor Garcia, Makati City, Metro Manila. For more information, call 845-0140.
To know more about LOUP NOIR, click HERE.

H&M opens in Manila this October 17!

The stage is set for H&M’s first store opening in Manila, with a retail space spanning three floors and approximately 3,000 square meters.
The Swedish retail brand will open at SM Megamall’s Fashion Hall on October 17, 2014 from 9 AM until midnight.
As a special treat, the first 200 customers in line will receive gift cards (some high as Php 6,000) and opening offers up to 50% off.
Regular store hours of 10 AM to 10 PM will be resumed on October 20 onwards.

H&M Megamall

“We have been waiting for the best opportunity to be in the Philippines and now the wait is finally over.
The Philippines is ready for the next level of fashion and we are proud to debut our amazing flagship store at SM Megamall,” said Magnus Olsson, Country Manager of Greater China and South East Asia.

H&M at SM Fashion Hall
H&M at SM Fashion Hall

The Philippines’ first H&M store will carry the brand’s full lines for women, men, teenagers and children, including athletic wear and lingerie.
The October opening will also coincide with the launch of the brand’s Autumn/Winter 2014 collection, including the limited edition H&M Studio line, which is all about the modern-day bohemian woman, presenting playful prints, earthy colors and flowy silhouettes.

H&M AW2014
H&M AW2014
H&M AW2014

For men, Autumn 2014 mixes Parisian cool with the attitude of London and the sleekness of New York to create a wardrobe for the mod urbanite.

H&M mens AW204
H&M mens AW204
H&M mens AW204

To know more about H&M in the Philippines, go to

Simplifying, positivity, and the colour purple

Jinky Amores is a family therapist with the gift of clairvoyance. Like Cole Sear in The Sixth Sense, she can see dead people and communicate with them, as well as with comatose patients, or children with special needs. Because she can scan your present health condition, some people call her “the human MRI.”
One of the simpler gifts she has is to read one’s aura.

Jinky Amores
She’s not scary: Jinky Amores at a get-together at Slice last week

I met Jinky a few months ago when I consulted her about an important decision. As a devout Catholic I was hesitant to go to her. I am deathly afraid of fortune tellers or manghuhula. “But Jinky is not a manghuhula,” my friend Patrice reassured me.
So we met Jinky at her consultation space in Makati, which is decorated with various Catholic objects, and began with a prayer. During my consultation she read my aura and gave me positive advice on my case. She also gave me a clean bill of health and told me what to avoid. You can an idea of what Jinky can do HERE.

Last week I saw Jinky for the second time when I was invited to preview a website she has launched with her friends, Kristin Ruth Zalameda, Julia Jatico, and Robert Madamba.
Kristin and Julia are friends that have been consulting Jinky for years. Both attest to how meeting her has changed their lives for the better. They believe that one can change his/her life by improving one’s state of mind as well as appearance. And it all starts with the aura.

Tweetie Gonzalez
Tweetie de Leon Gonzalez consults Jinky Amores

When Jinky reads your aura, she suggests a colour that will attract positive energy to your life.
They say what’s inside reflects on the outside. But I also believe that if you fix the outside, it can affect the inside.
For instance, when I don’t feel well, sometimes a pampering session at the salon can really make a difference. I force myself to shower, put on makeup, wear decent clothes and get a blowdry. Much better than just veging in bed in pajamas.

When you look good, you feel good and attract positivity.
This is the idea behind the Dress My Aura website, where for Php 599, you can upload your photo and have Jinky Amores read your aura. She will tell you your current state of mind and tell you what is your special colour.
A makeup artist will also suggest what makeup to apply, and a stylist will give wardrobe advice.
Results will be delivered via email within 48 hours.

L-R: Kristin Ruth Zalameda, Jinky Amores, Julia Jatico, Robert Madamba (I.T. expert)

During my meeting with Jinky, I was wearing my usual black and navy blue uniform. She told my to wear amethyst or a light colour purple for to enhance my spirituality. (How I wish she had told me to wear red or pink instead—two colours I approve, aside from my usual black and 50 shades of grey.)
So off I went to the mall and bought the Uniqlo body shaper and socks and the nail polish from Watsons. I also bought an amethyst-colorer Swatch, which I can wear with my black/grey/navy uniform.

lavender stuff

I sighed in relief as Jinky gave me another clean bill of health and a positive reply to an important question.
She also advised me to “simplify” and declutter my life from all forms of negativity.
To know more about the website, go to
If you would like to consult Jinky in a private session, you may contact her through the site.

BENCH issues announcement on Naked Truth

BENCH has just issued the following statement on the Naked Truth show originally scheduled for September 19 at 8 PM:
“We regret to cancel the BENCH Underwear and Denim Show due to the extreme weather and its repercussions.
We would love to see you instead tomorrow at 5:30 PM, Saturday, to witness a show specially created for you.”

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