First there was Liam Hemsworth sharing billboard space with a lion. And then the clothing brand landed another furry a werewolf,but Taylor Lautner, who portrayed the world’s most famous werewolf Jacob Black from the “Twilight” trilogy.

Taylor Lautner's upcoming ad campaign for local clothing line Bench will feature the "Twilight" star in a variety of action poses, as seen in a behind-the-scenes reel of his shoot released on Thursday.

The editorial was shot by famed director Anthony Mandler, same person who did music videos for the biggest stars in the US and world over who has directed some of the music industry’s heavyweights like Rihanna, Beyonce and Nicki Minaj.
As the latest endorser of Bench, Lautner joins several other "GlobalBenchSetters" such as Filipina-Mexican-American singer Jessica Sanchez, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, Hollywood actor Liam Hemsworth, Disney-grown singer Joe Jonas, American TV stars Lucy Hale and Michael Trevino, and South Korean stars Lee Min Ho, Si Won and Dong Hae.
Mandler wanted the whole shoot to be an organic experience for Lautner whose athletic energy demanded plenty of space, which was why they shot the campaign in a huge warehouse in east L.A.
“Taylor was very considerate, constantly asking me if I liked the shots after each layout,” recalls Ben Chan. Lautner was also very prompt, arriving earlier than the 9 a.m. call time.

Fans of the actor will be glad to know that Taylor Lautner will be visiting Manila soon.

Visit Bench at http:// www.benchtm.com and follow the brand on Twitter and Instagram at @benchtm.


Most people, never naturally think about having carefulness as to what they wear on their feet. However, walking has become very popular over the past couple of decades as far as being used as an aerobic or cardiovascular exercise, so the best pick for me is the new Crocs Beach Line Collection.
What I'm Wearing: Crew Neck Bart Simpson Jacket (The Ramp Crossings), Mint Green Shades (Suiteblanco)Aztec Panel Cap (Folded and Hung), Tattered Denim Shorts (DIY) and Navy-white Beach Line Boat Shoe (CROCS)

CROCS recently launched their Beach Line Collection and I'm sure all you comfort & fashion loving people would love it. I even think it's one of their best so far. The launch was held at the super chill WhiteMoon Cafe inside Manila Ocean Park. 
Perfect timing - I got to wear it during our weekend trip! It is the most comfortable pair I have worn. It is lightweight, and fits snugly in my feet. 

                                     Crew Neck Bart Simpson Jacket (The Ramp Crossings)

Tattered Denim Shorts (DIY)

Aztec Panel Cap (Folded and Hung)

Navy-white Beach Line Boat Shoe (CROCS)

Below is the Crocs Beach Line Collection

Trends may come and go, but for this global footwear brand that has, over the years, retained its position as a go-to comfort and durable shoes, Crocs will not be pushed by a fad. For people who are looking for style comfort, and function, they know this is the brand for them, and understand how Crocs adds up to their personal style.

Visit http://www.crocs.com.ph for additional information, or visit Crocs Philippines on Facebook and @crocsph on Twitter.


Araneta Center invited ten lucky fashion bloggers last June 8, 2013 to participate in "Dress Me Up: BACK-TO-SCHOOL, A Fashion Bloggers Event." and I was chosen and given the chance to be part of the exciting event. A big thanks to my blogger friend/styling partner on this event Nika Plana who invited me to graced the event.

We, the bloggers got to style, dress up Bb. Pilipinas current winners using outfits of participating brands.  I’ve been participating styling contests in the metro but this thing is a different one, the challenge was all wardrobes have already been pull out by the management(limited outfits) and we need to style for lay-outs, 2 layouts per male and female model. 

Good thing I always bring with me my styling kit and the photo shoot was seamless. Surprisingly, we picked our models through fishbowl and chose Ms. Bea Rose Santiago, BB.Pilipinas-International 2013 and Mr. Rendon Labrador of NEXT Models. An online voting through Araneta Center's Facebook page was made to vote on your favorite bloggers from June 20 – July 31, 2013. 

Please do support me and my styling partner Nika by voting our entry and I will be giving away 3 bag pack with freebies inside courtesy of Dickies Philippines. 

Mechanics (All Steps Required):

1. Follow Carlo Arizabal  Twitter  and subscribe my  Facebook   page.
2. Like Araneta Center  on Facebook page.
3. Follow CARLTURE blog via Google Connect (see side bar)
4.  SHARE (as many as you can) and LIKE our entries and Post as your Fb status: 
"Back-to-school Giveaway: I want to win Dickies bagpack from @Carlo Arizabal (http://carlariz.blogspot.com/2013/06/back-to-school-giveaway.html)" then tag 5 friends.

and Tweet:
Back-to-school Giveaway: I want to win Dickies bagpack from @Carlo Arizabal (http://carlariz.blogspot.com/2013/06/back-to-school-giveaway.html)" then tag 5 friends.
* BE SURE TO TAG US!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5. Comment on this post your full name and the link of your posts. Make sure your accounts are set to “Public” so we can view it.

Contest will end on July 31, 2013. Winners will be chosen via Random.org and will be announced on August  

Good luck everyone!


I’m wearing a Bomber jacket, finishing at the waist with an elasticized band, usually having a zip front or buttons and cuffed sleeves, very essential for cold weather. This jacket was popular casual wear in hip-hop fashion. For me, the bomber jacket is the new wardrobe staple. The bomber jacket has come back in a major way this season. Only this time around, the utilitarian outerwear has been remained with masculine fabrics and patterns. We think it makes a great layering piece that will take you through summer and right into fall. On to the Outfit! 
What I’m Wearing: Bomber Jacket (Zara), Aztec Long sleeves (Gap), Cap (Forever 21 Men), Denim Pants (Topman), Boots (People Are People), Watch (Guess), Black Leather Belt (Zara)
Hype this on LookbookHERE.
Watch Compass (Guess) | It suits to my bomber jacket.
Iphone Candies Biscuit cracker soft silicone jelly back Cover Case
Cap (Forever 21 Men) | Para-para-paradise.
Aztec Long sleeves (Gap) | It breaks the utilitarian effect of the jacket that makes the whole outfit quirky.
My good/shopaholic friend and date for that day, Paula.

Photos by: EJ JASMIN.

Flawless Introduces Most Advanced Facial to Date: Cell Booster Infusion Mask

It seems there’s no stopping Flawless, the country’s preferred clinic for face, body and medical services, from dominating the local beauty arena. Still hot from the successful launch of the country’s first affordable stem cell-based product line, the brand now marks another milestone with the introduction of its most advanced facial treatment yet, Cell Booster Infusion Mask.

“We’re really proud of this new facial as it is set to once again raise the bar for anti- and preventive-aging treatments in the country,” starts Rubby Sy, CEO of Flawless. “In a nutshell, Cell Booster Infusion Mask is designed to perform two main functions: one, to combat the effects of and protect the skin from the destructive free radicals that we encounter every day; two, to rejuvenate and improve our skins’ cell architecture by nourishing it and encouraging the tissue regeneration process.”

Perfect thing to do after weeks of work, STRESS-FREE!

The science used for Cell Booster Infusion Mask allows it to deliver essential nutrients to the skin at cellular level. Using an advanced cellular repair hydrogel mask which contains highly concentrated essence of cell-activating nutrients, it promises to increase the skin's elasticity, minimize pores and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while giving the skin an undeniable glow. According to Sy, the technology for hydrogel is innovative in that it coagulates nutritious substances into a gel format and delivers active ingredients into the skin by reacting to the skin’s temperature rather than the air. It also leaves the skin feeling cool, fresh and invigorated.

Flawless Clinic façade and facilities

“We feel very lucky to have been able to bring this one-of-a-kind technology to the country,” shares Sy. “Flawless is very proud of the fact that with this new treatment, the brand is once again able to fulfill its promise to consistently bring medically-sound beauty solutions closer to Filipinos without the Class-A prices."

I would like to thank specially Ms. Krizelle Macam, PR and Senior Marketing Officer of Flawless, you are such a blessing! To Dr. Jennifer Samat and all the people in Flawless.

For more information visit a Flawless Clinic near you or visit our website https://flawless.com.ph/. Stay connected, know the latest from Flawless, follow us on Facebook, Facebook.com/FlawlessFaceandBody and Twitter, Twitter.com/MyFlawless.

Ten Ways to Celebrate a Decade of Dunkin’ Donuts Day

This coming June 15 is going to be not just any ordinary Saturday. It’s the 10th year of Dunkin’ Donuts Day!

This annual celebration is Dunkin’ Donuts’ way of thanking and giving back to its loyal patrons. Every year, a special day is dedicated to giving away free donuts for an hour, and a whole day of exciting activities that are sure to make you wish every day was Dunkin’ Donuts Day. To make the most out of this celebration, here are 10 things you can do to enjoy this day even more.

  • Line up for your FREE classic donuts. A special Derek Donut – D’s Favorite is free from 2-3 pm. The donut is an inspiration of Derek Ramsay’s two favorites, the Boston Kreme and the Strawberry Filled.

  • Visit your favorite Dunkin Donuts outlet. With the proliferation of Dunkin’ Donuts branches around the country, this shouldn’t be hard.
  • Get two dozen donuts for only P299. This promo is available only on Dunkin’ Donuts Day, so hurry and get your fill!
  • Bring friends and family. There’s a reason why donuts are often bought in dozens – because they are best when shared.
  • Taste new flavors. With endless selections from the Classics and Premium donut lines, go beyond your free Derek Donut and have a bit of each.
  • Try other items! From savory snacks like bunwiches, croissants, and the Dunkcreations, to baked goodies such as the muffins and brownies, even those with no sweet tooth can find something to enjoy at Dunkin’.
  • Participate in activities. With mascots, balloonists, photo booths and other surprises in store, there’s no reason to just keep your place in line.
  •  Find the perfect drink to pair with your donut. From brewed to iced coffee, to Dunkcoctions, there’s one that will match your craving.
  • Spot Derek at Dunkin’. This heartthrob says there’s only Dunkin’ for him, so let him feed you one. Take a picture of yourself being fed by his likeness – it’s real enough to fool even Derek himself.
  • Share your experience on Facebook and Twitter. Let everyone enjoy Dunkin’ Donuts Day even if they’re not with you. Share photos, your place in line, and even a shot of your free donut.

See you all at your favorite Dunkin’ Donuts branch!

Yahoo! launches third edition of OMG! Awards in the Philippines

The best of Pinoy talent to be showcased in year’s biggest awards night

Manila, Philippines, June 14, 2013 – Yahoo! Philippines today launched the third edition of the Yahoo! OMG! Awards by announcing this year’s nominees list. This year’s hottest celebrity awards, OMG! is unique as it is powered by fans. Yahoo! OMG! Awards honors the Philippines’ favorite celebs, emerging stars and dedicated fans in the field of music, film, radio and television, who have been most-searched on Yahoo! Philippines and who have caught the attention of the Filipino audience over the past year. For the first time, the Yahoo! OMG! Awards is co-presented by McCafé.

The awards ceremony which will take place on July 19 includes 106 nominees in 22 categories. The event gives users a chance to vote for their favorite stars on Yahoo!’s popular entertainment news site -- OMG! -- and see them up close and personal during a star-studded, glamorous evening.

“In the last two years, Yahoo! OMG! Awards have received a phenomenal response in the country, drawing the Philippines’ brightest stars, celebrities, and fans alike. The success of Yahoo! OMG! Awards once again underscores that when it comes to creating daily connections to news and entertainment content, Yahoo! is the online users’ destination of choice.” says Kate Delos Reyes, Country Manager and Country Editor of Yahoo! Philippines.

She added, “Filipinos are passionate about all things showbiz and this is exactly what Yahoo! caters to with OMG!. We give our users the latest and greatest about the local entertainment scene. The Yahoo! OMG! Awards is our way of giving back to our users by offering them a platform to support and rally behind their favorite stars.”

Mike Constantino, Deputy Country Sales Director added, “The phenomenal advertiser interest around OMG! is a strong testament of the way Yahoo! connects brands to their audiences. We are very excited to have marquee brands like McCafé, Magnum, Cream Silk and Colgate Optic White partner with us for the event.”

A look through this year’s nominees shows that stars rock but fans rule. Unlike any other awards event, fan support is recognized through the Fan Club of the Year. Classic favorites are included in the roster but there are a few surprising additions including: Ryzza Mae Dizon of Eat Bulaga and now host of her own daily talk show, The Ryzza Mae Show; Xaijian Jaranilla, Mutya Orquia and Xyriel Manabat from ABS-CBN and Mona Louise Rey from GMA for the Yahoo! OMG! Child Star of the Year.

Two films featuring John Lloyd Cruz -- “The Mistress” and “It Takes a Man and a Woman” -- are vying for the OMG! Movie of the Year along with Brillante Mendoza’s “Thy Womb”, Star Cinema’s “Sisterakas” and “One More Try”.

There are even offbeat choices for Love Team of the Year; actual celebrity team-ups fighting for the crown with the fictional couple played by Jodi Sta. Maria and Richard Yap on ABS-CBN’s “Please Be Careful with My Heart”, Maya and Sir Chief. There are some electrifying showdowns to look forward to and this year’s Yahoo! OMG! Awards promises to be larger than ever.

Delos Reyes encouraged everyone to participate, “Make sure you support your favorite celebrities. You can vote everyday and even get your family and friends to do the same.”

Voting for nominees is open online and via text messaging OMG HELP to 2910 to all networks from now until July 12, 2013. The purple carpet awards night, set for July 19, will take place at Mall of Asia Arena. Tickets are available free at any SM Cinema outlet.