Fashion

Beauty Queen turned “TriKet” service provider assists farmers market their produce

Her advocacy during her Binibining Pilipinas 2019 stint is to help raise the quality of living of farmers in her hometown in Libon, Albay. Called “Binibini” in her place, Francia Papa Layderos was a former Miss Bicol University title holder and always emerged a winner in various local beauty pageants she joined like the  Mutya ng Daragang Magayon, Mutya ng Ibalong, Miss Kaogma and Miss Bicolandia. She has worked as a commercial ad model of CONZACE multi-vitamins and was one of the hosts of Island Living Channel which features the different tourist spots of the Philippines. However, her   longing for her roots  and the call of her advocacy was stronger than the  attraction of glamour and fame of being a celebrity. After the national pageant,...

Shoe designer Jojo Bragais raises money for Bicol frontliners

Popular Filipino shoe designer Jojo Bragais is one celebrity who wants to put his name and fortune to good use. This young international heels maker is once again lending his talents to support the frontliners and regional hospital units in his hometown in Albay. (Instagram) “I have raised more than P211,000 for our frontliners in Bicol. I want to thank all those who supported me in this effort. I am praying that I could raise more. God bless you,” said Bragais in an exclusive online interview. Bragais, the official shoe designer of the prestigious Bb. Pilipinas pageant, said that he has earlier donated items to Bicol such as aerosol boxes, gallons of alcohol, face shields, raw mats, face masks, and personal protective equipment (PPE) suits. “I am preparing my permit and my second wave of ...

Sorsogon’s first lady Heart Evangelista dog prints help real dogs

Animal lover and Sorsogon first lady Heart Evangelista is putting her passion for art and her love for animals together. Evangelista, in a Facebook post, shared that she had sketched new designs that would be printed on Kamiseta tops. The designs feature sketches of dogs and serve a purpose. For every purchase of a Kamiseta top, a portion of the sale would go to the Philippine Animal Welfare Society, she said. Getting a new piece of clothing will save an asong pinoy in need, she added. Happy shopping! “Sketched some new #LMxKamiseta designs with a purpose in mind. With every purchase, a portion will go to @pawsphilippines. Your purchase will do a lot to help and save the beautiful AsPins in need out there.  It’s available now! @kamisetaph,” Evangelista posted. Source: http://bicol.politics...

Mitch Desunia is ready for the mainstream

SLOWLY but resolutely and steadily, designer Mitch Desunia quietly toiled on her craft, away from the social whirl of the fashion world. From making paper dolls to honing sewing skills handed down by her seamstress mother to repurposing pre-loved clothes to setting up her own shop, Mitch has ran the gamut of struggles of a creative talent. “It wasn’t easy. It was like a rough road that never ends. But through hard work and perseverance, I was able to establish a small dress shop in Las Piñas in 2009, three years after I left our town in Sorsogon. Business was sometimes up and sometimes down. It was harder than I thought it would be,” Mitch shared. “I experienced going to Divisoria soaking wet in the rain, I experienced being bashed and humiliated, I experienced not having enough money for ...

IN PHOTOS: Heart Evangelista at Paris Fashion Week 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Heart Evangelista is back in Paris for fashion week, attending fashion shows and other side events in the city. One of her first looks was from Chanel, which she accessorized with a Mark Bumgarner bag and necklace from Royal Gem. In another photo, Heart was spotted wearing Versace, an Hermes bag, and Miu Miu while exploring the Eiffel Tower. She was also spotted watching the fashion show of Georges Hobeika. Heart met up with Vogue’s Tonne Goodman and Hamish Bowles. Last year, Vogue included Heart in its Vogue 100. Heart also shared some photos of her outfits on Instagram her stories. She also reunited with some friends, including Crazy Rich Asian author Kevin Kwan. Heart is a fixture in Paris Fashion Week, as well as other fashion weeks ...

Heart Evangelista shows jewelry collection in viral video

– Heart Evangelista recently updated her social media account with a new vlog post – The said vlog featured her favorite pieces of jewelry from Royal Gem – The Kapuso artist also gave out tips on what kind of jewelry are a must-haves and how to style them all together – Her video elicited various comments and reactions from netizens on social media Kapuso actress-vlogger Heart Evangelista has stunned and shocked her fans once again with her latest vlog post on her social media account. The video, entitled, Jewelry 101 Featuring Royal Gem, featured the actress’s favorite pieces of jewelry from Royal Gem. KAMI also learned that in her post, Heart jokingly revealed that she couldn’t live without her jewelry, “If there’s one thing you should ...