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The days are longer and warmer, the party days are booked and all we need now is a whole new look and wardrobe to celebrate the joy of being outdoors. The Aztec prints are all over the stores and you are spoilt for choice.

In fact Aztec prints come in many patterns. colours, styles and on almost any item you can wear: t-shirt, shirts, shorts, hats and even underwear.

Thus, Folded and Hung, Topman and Forever 21  are my choices, plays a lot of printed clothing that can boosts confidence for men.

Wearing any type of prints is a delicate balancing act. You don’t want to look like a fool and a clown so DON’T wear a print from head to toe, especially if it’s as bold and flashy as the Aztec.

What I’m Wearing: Cap (H.E. by Mango), Aztec Crew Neck Jacket (Folded and Hung), Denim Pants (Wrangler), Socks (Topman) and Ankle boots (Signor)

Hype this on Lookbook: (HERE)

As you can see even a print as the Aztec that at a first glance seems scary, too bold and over the top, can be easily worn and enjoyed! :D


Yahoo! OMG! Awards Breaches 4 Million Fan Votes and Counting

The third edition of Yahoo! OMG! Awards has been living up to its theme, Stars Rock, Fans Rule, as it received over four million votes from fans in just three weeks.  Filipinos have been actively voting for their favorite stars on theYahoo! OMG! Philippines’ popular entertainment news site since nominees were announced last June 4. 
The launch was held at URBN Bar & Kitchen and was attended by celebrities and nominees such as Jasmine Curtis Smith, Eula Caballero, Tim Yap, Karylle, Jane Oineza, the Sassy Girls, Arci Munoz, Eleven O One, Philia and Abra.  One of the highlights of the evening was the announcement of the first OMG! Media Magnet who went to international singing sensation Charice Pempengco. 

Kate Delos Reyes, Yahoo! Philippines’ Country Manager and Country Editor said, “We are very pleased for the rapturous response of the fans based on the number of votes the OMG! Awards has received, so far.  This is proof that Filipinos are passionate in keeping abreast with entertainment news and they go to Yahoo! to have that daily connection with the content they want.”

Mike Constantino, Yahoo! Philippines’ Deputy Country Sales Director added, “In recognition of the contribution and influence the fans hold, Yahoo! Philippines is bestowing them the power to support their favorite celebrities voting through the OMG! Awards via online, mobile and SMS.”
The Yahoo! OMG! Awards 2013 honors the Philippines’ most promising celebrities and breakthrough artists who have been the most searched on Yahoo! Philippines’ and who have captured the audience’s attention over the past year.

One hundred six nominees are vying in 22 categories this year.  Some celebrities have already shown a strong standing in the polls in their respective categories.   

Fans are encouraged to continue voting and spread the word. Voting for nominees is open online and via text messaging OMG HELP to 2910 to all networks until July 12, 2013.

Users can follow the Awards on Twitter at @yahooph #omgawardsph and “Like” its Facebook page on http://www.facebook.com/yahoophilippines; regular updates will be featured on Yahoo! OMG! site at http://ph.omg.yahoo.com.

The winners will be revealed on awards night, July 19 at the Mall of Asia Arena.

CRUMPLER OPENS NEW CONCEPT STORE IN THE PHILIPPINES: Showcases bags for people who know how to live

Crumpler, the popular purveyor of funky and functional bags hailing from the land of down-under has long become a staple in the Philippine bag industry and is still as ubiquitous as it was when it first launched years ago. Working with award-winning  architectural firm Russel & George, Crumpler has come up with a unique and visceral shopping experience which is implemented in their Philippine flagship store that is located at the East Wing of the Shangri-La Plaza Mall in Mandaluyong CIty 

The official opening of the Crumpler Philippine flagship store also plays host as the venue for the debut of the new Outpost Project series of bags as well as the launch of the two new bag models; the Ludicrous Debacle and Proud Stash.

Both the Ludicrous Debacle and Proud Stash are made from double-layer, tough-but-tender water resistant Field Twill. The Ludicrous Debacle is a classic cut-shoulder bag featuring an internal iPad-sized pocket and a clothes-friendly edgeless shoulder strap. The Proud Stash, on the other hand, is a backpack unlike any other. Not only does the Proud Stash has a  tough and water-resistant exterior, but it also features wide and well-padded harness which distributes the weight of the bag evenly. Both the Ludicrous Debacle and the Proud Stash bags are available in black, lime, tank green, coral, brick, petrol blue, and sky blue.

The Outpost Project series is a collection of bags made especially for mobile gearheads.  While each bag looks different, they are all characterized by their distinct combination of classic hiker ruggedness and outdoor street style. Each Outpost Project bag has an array of pouches  and zippered pockets which makes the bags highly functional. Inspired by the rugged nature of traveling, Crumpler has named each Outpost Project bag after cities and places that are visited by only the most hardy of travelers. Hence, you have camera bags named Cobram (Australia), Kashgar (China), Sebang (Malaysia), Aso (Japan), Karachi (Pakistan) as well as our very own Tondo (Philippines).
Adding interest to the new Crumpler store at Shangri-La Plaza Mall is the unique interior design, specially created for Crumpler by award-winning Australian architects Ryan Russell and Byron George.

Started in 1992, Crumpler was the product of a young man named Stu Crumpler. Stu was an avid beer drinker and transporting cans of beer using his bike was slowly becoming a heavy chore. The first Crumpler bag was created for the sole purpose of being a beer container which worked quite well. Not soon after, Stu Crumpler’s highly durable “beer” bag caught the  attention of a bike messenger company owned by Will Miller and Dave Roper who commissioned Stu Crumpler to reengineer the beer bag and make it into a backpack for their bike messengers. It was a complete success as the bags prived to be not only durable, but  also practical and comfortable to use. Driven by a shared passion to create the best bags for bikers  Stu, Will and Dave started their own business making and selling their own line of bags which was appropriately named “Crumpler”
Today, the Crumpler range has gone beyond bags for cycling to include professional camera/photography bags, laptop bags, luggages, casual bags, and even school bags.  It has also grown a global cult following among adventurers, photographers, riders, designers, makers, thinkers, and doers.     

Aside from Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Crumpler stores are also located at Bonifacio High Street, TriNoma, Robinsons Magnolia.

For more information please like Crumpler Philippines on Facebook and follow @CrumplerPH on Twitter. Crumpler bags are exclusively distributed by Digits Trading Corporation.

Toshiba launches stylish, high-performance laptops designed for specific consumers

Be it for business, gaming, or home use, there’s an elegantly designed Toshiba notebook that’s just right for you...
Numerous studies conducted by Toshiba revealed that one thing users truly value is “elegant design” –
carefully and thoughtfully designed products that combine both aesthetics and functionality.With this in mind, Toshiba set off to produce new laptops that utilize modern materials and that feature smart and stylish design elements such as frameless keyboards, enhanced speakers, and metallic surfaces and finishes.Continuously striving to offer the best in terms of value, entertainment, and portability,Toshiba (Philippines) Inc. recently launched five elegant yet high performance laptops designed for specific consumers.

Portégé Z10t
Toshiba recognizes the growing demand for a combined laptop PC and tablet among business professionals, andso mobile executives and frequent travellers will find a lot to love about the Portégé Z10t. Users can enjoy the massivepower of a full-fledged Ultrabook™, while enjoying the portability of a tablet weighing only 850 grams.

This thin detachable laptop and tablet features a bright 11.6-inch full HD touch display, and is powered by
Windows 8 Pro. Keeping business professionals in mind, the Portégé Z10t comes with security features such as a TPM chip and Intel vPro technology, and is also well outfitted in terms of connectivity.This sleek, steel grey metallic Ultrabook™ is durable, powerful, and convenient, and offers full flexibility to all business professionals who need a tool that easily adapts to their numerous computing needs.

Satellite S40 series
The Satellite S40 series, made up of the S40t and S40Dt, is ideal for all consumers looking for powerful PCs thatallow them to stay both productive and entertained.These notebooks boast of an all-new sophisticated and significantly thinner design encased in an eye-catching brushedaluminum ice metallic silver finish, packed with high definition multimedia and entertainment-optimized 
features for greater everyday computing power.

With a 14.1-inch HD display, up to 750GB HDD storage, integrated Optical Disk Drive, DTS® Sound™ and built-inOnkyo speakers, the S40 series is an all-around PC that delivers optimum performance in one affordable package. The S40 features a 10-point touch display that makes navigating and controlling a laptop as convenient and intuitive as using a tablet or smartphone.

Satellite L40 and L50 Series

Toshiba’s Satellite L40 and L50 series, comprised of the L40, L40D, and L50, fulfill the numerous needs of laptop consumers. These models allow everyday users to efficiently and effectively perform their daily computing tasks while providing them the power to enjoy high quality multimedia and content creation.
Noteworthy features of the Satellite L40 series include HD display with LED backlighting, NVIDIA® Optimus™technology, integrated Optical Disk Drive, DTS® Sound™, built-in Onkyo speakers, and Toshiba Resolution+ Technology.Consumers who are big on design should take a good look at the refined and dapper Satellite L40 series. With its choice of colors for each different version including a Glossy Gold Edition exclusive to Asia, each model comes with a sleek finish that subtly matches the tiled keyboard with a glossy frame and matte keys.

Satellite P50 and P50t

Toshiba’s Satellite P series, comprised of the Satellite P50 and P50t, are the newest notebooks designed for everyday users. These stylish notebooks are elegantly designed with an attractive brushed aluminum silver finish with chrome accents on the lid.

The Satellite P50 runs a fourth-generation Haswell processor, GeForce GT 745M, a frame buffer of 4GB, and an optical drive. The P50t, on the other hand, features a third-generation processor and GeForce GT 740M. The P50t also comes with an intuitive 10-point touch and swipe support.

Both the P50 and P50t come equipped with a 15.6-inch full HD display, an enlarged click touchpad and two
Harman Kardon® speakers, making these powerful yet portable tools ideal for working on documents, watching movies, and even enjoying some serious gaming.

Qosmio X70

Finally, there’s the Qosmio X70, Toshiba’s latest laptop designed specifically for gaming enthusiasts who want the best when it comes to performance, speed, graphics, sound quality, and connectivity.The Qosmio X70 boasts of a massive 17.3-inch full HD display with an 8-millisecond response time, as well as serious gaming hardware under its hood.

This high-performing laptop is powered by a fourth-generation Intel Core processor and comes equipped with 16GB of RAM. Its dedicated GeForce GTX 770M graphics card comes with up to 3GB of GDDR5 video RAM, and is NVIDIA®’s second most powerful mobile GPU to date. Four integrated Harman Kardon® stereo speakers handle the X70’s sound, with a 6-watt output of DTS Studio Sound.

Toshiba’s Qosmio X70 is of an attractive and distinct red aluminum color, and effortlessly carries the premium polish of the entire Qosmio series. Its tiled and frameless keyboard design is illuminated in red, enabling navigation and convenient text input even in low light conditions.

Toshiba’s latest laptops are stylish yet functional, and users will find that the company’s fresh design philosophy will not disappoint. Whether used for work or play, these notebooks exude a simple elegance and will provide an outstanding user experience that cannot be matched.


All Toshiba PCs and tablets are backed by Toshiba’s extensive service and support. The company’s SelectServ Program allows users to customize their notebook’s warranty coverage, depending on their budget and needs. Actual features and specifications vary according to model and local availability. For more information, please visit http://www.toshiba.ph/tph/

Connect with Toshiba on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ToshibaNotebookPc, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ToshibaNotebook, and on YouTube at youtube.com/user/ToshibaNotebookPc

WIN A FREE SINGAPORE TRIP.....Crocs Run, Sailor, Run Mechanics

Win an all-expenses paid trip to Singapore when you play Run Sailor Run! http://bit.ly/Zpn07B

CROCS will cover flights and hotel for you and a friend, make sure you see, eat, shop and do the best that Singapore has to offer, including a sailing experience on the Crocs yacht! The best part? CROCS will even pick up the tab!


Visit www.facebook.com/crocsph and click on the Run, Sailor, Run tab, or visit http://www.runsailorrun.com/app/ph/home.html 

Wait for the page to load. Remember, all good things come to those who wait!

Check out Laureen as she asks you to put on those Crocs, stretch, and pick a character.

Follow instructions! Use arrow key down to duck, and arrow key up to jump.

Now run, sailor, run! Collect as many coins as you can. Duck or jump over obstacles or you might lose coins!

You can do better. Remember, the top scorer gets a trip to Singapore! And those within the top 50 get cool discounts too!

 Don’t forget to share on Facebook to get your friends to join! The more friends join, the higher your score gets!

 Register for a chance to win the raffle. And don’t forget to choose the style you like best!


If you're a C Stylist. You must be versatile enough to wear any style though. Harlem is hip! Spear-headed by a wave of bright young rap kids like A$AP Rocky,Rihanna, Azealia Banks and Vinny Cha$e, Uptown is in the midst of creative renaissance, not least when it comes to embracing a fashion-forward outlook on life. As Spring is just around the corner, consider turning to the New Harlem Instagram  feeds for inspiration in adding uptown swank to your wardrobe.

Hip hop fashion, also known as urban fashion is a distinctive style of dress originating with African American youth on the scene of New York City,Los AngelesChicagoPhiladelphia, the San Francisco Bay AreaDetroitMemphisVirginiaAtlanta, and St. Louis among others.

Each city contributed various elements to its overall style seen worldwide today. Hip hop fashion complements the expressions and attitudes of hip hop culture in general. Hip hop fashion has changed significantly during its history, and today, not only in the Philippines, it is a prominent part of popular fashion as a whole across the world and for all ethnicities.

What I’m Wearing: Panel Cap (SM Accessories), Jacket (UNIQLO), Floral Top (FOLDED AND HUNG), Carrot Fit Pants (Penshoppe), Red Socks (OXYGEN) and Ankle high Boots (SIGNOR).



Preview Magazine July 2013 Issue features: Vice Ganda,Bea Alonzo,Isabelle Daza & Liz Uy

Who's the fiercest and fairest of them all, July Best Dressed cover has Preview Fashion Editor-at-Large Liz Uy with her A-list (ever-so-fashionable) clientele: Vice Ganda, Bea Alonzo, and Isabelle Daza.

All in one in the front page cover of July 2013 issue will really complete your day reading "Fashion Bonds".

It’s a star-studded July 2013 issue for Preview Magazine as not one but four superstars elegance the magazine's Best Dressed cover.

Aside from presenting the top fashionistas, the magazine will also have articles on "9 Makeup Masters in the Making," "Tribute to Karl Lagerfeld," "Free Autumn/Winter 2013-2013 Trend Report" and more.

Readers will also have the change to win a trip to Paris with the Preview editors. The issue is available on newsstands nationwide.

Photographed by Mark Nicdao
Styled by Liz Uy and Daryl Chang
Art Direction by Vince Uy
Makeup by Archie Valencia (Vice) Gela Laurel (Liz and Belle) and Steven Doloso (Bea)
Hair by Buern Rodriguez (Vice, Belle, and Liz) and Bren Sales (Bea)