Zilingo dishes out July trends perfect for the rainy season

This month, leading online fashion platform Zilingo, jazzes up their wardrobe staple with a cool new vibe.

For this collection, Zilingo played with fabrics using bold and fresh colorways, and infused touches of mustard, lime and blush to match their primary palette of blues, reds, and whites.

Zilingo

The brand answers the call of the rainy season with pullovers, bomber jackets, windbreakers and hoodies paired with relaxed trousers and denim, offering the perfect ensemble for any time of the day.

Zilingo

“These pieces are perfect for the erratic weather of the Philippines, and we hope to provide our customers with fashion essentials that marry style and comfort,” says Edryan Lorenzo, PR and Influencer Marketing Manager, Zilingo Philippines.

Zilingo

Recognizing the continuous growth and potential of the online retail market, and the need to constantly
provide its customers with new and exciting options, Zilingo aims to showcase a unique shopping experience to its customers and enable brands to expand their reach to fashion enthusiasts across the region.

Zilingo

“Aside from trendy pieces to match the season, customers can look forward to great discounts of up to 80% off on selected items. They can also get their hands on this season’s hot picks any time and anywhere via Zilingo’s website and app, and have them delivered to their doorstep at no extra charge, with multiple payment methods including cash-on-delivery. Access to fashion has never been easier,” says Ryza Dipatuan-Razo, Marketing Director, Zilingo Philippines.

About Zilingo

Zilingo is a commerce platform that is making the fashion and beauty supply chain more efficient through technology. With over 50,000 merchants on the platform Zilingo connects businesses across the entire supply chain and empowers them with everything they need to run a business – from design, product development, fabric procurement, manufacturing, cataloguing, marketing, inventory management, distribution, billing, customer service, working capital & trend forecasting. With over four million product listings on Zilingo.com, users can effortlessly shop from a selection of indie labels, local designers, international and celebrity brands – all in one place. Founded by Ankiti Bose and Dhruv Kapoor in 2015, the company has offices in 8 cities globally with over 500 staff covering 20 different nationalities.

Zilingo is available for download for free on the App Store and Google Play across Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand.

For more information, please visit www.zilingo.com.

Images and information provided by Zilingo in a recent press release.

Philippine Fashion Revolution 2019

The second batch of designers for the upcoming Philippine Fashion Revolution who will parade their creations featuring Philippine weaves on the runway on September 22-23, 2019 at the SMX Convention Center, Aura Taguig City was recently announced.

Armand Marco specializes in elegant bride and groom wear which highlights his exquisite craftsmanship and his eye in combining textures and fabrics.

PFR 3rd ARMAND MARCO

Johnny Abad, the current President of Designer Circle Philippines (DCP), is one of the Philippines’ top designers whose designs showcases his proudly Filipino philosophy: Sa isip, salita, gawa, at disenyo.

PFR 3rd JOHNNY ABAD

Gil Macaibay, the Prince of Haute Couture who hails from Cagayan de Oro, will also be showcasing his ingenuity on Philippine weaves.

PFR 3rd GIL MACAIBAY

Joseph Palma, a young, budding fashion designer who also doubles as a stylist draws his inspiration for his designs from his travels.

PFR 2nd JOSEPH PALMA

Glenn Lopez, another member of Designer Circle Philippines (DCP), has dressed up Miss Cuba in the recent Miss Intercontinental that featured Philippine designers with the theme of Filipiniana design.

PFR 3rd GLENN LOPEZ

Philipp Tampus was hailed by the Cebu Daily News as the Prince of Fashion for his eye for fashion showcased in his collection with intricate designs and fabulous color combination.

PFR 2nd PHILIPP TAMPUS

Richard Papa’s designs are sleek, chic, and modern with clean lines that shouts conservative elegance and sophistication.

PFR 2nd RICHARD PAPA

Rey Lazaro showcases his craft from lavish bridal gowns to Flores de Mayo gowns.

PFR 2nd REY LAZARO

Paul Semira, another member of Designer Circle Philippines, recently designed a Sagala gown in the prestigious Flores de Mayo for Gretchen Ho.

PFR 2nd Paul Semira

Thad Carreon, hailing from Isabela, has designs that range from minimalist to couture.

PFR 2nd THAD CARREON

Yako Reyes makes eye catching streetwear that are comfy, stylish and out of the box.

PFR 2nd Yako Reyes

Akmad Kari Jr. hails from Mindanao where he infuses his work with weaves creating a modern and sophisticated look on the runway.

PFR 2nd AKMAD KARI JR

Santa Emmanuelle’s expertise is Haute Couture characterized by elegance and sophistication.

PFR 3rd SANTA EMMANUELLE

Richie Bondoc, a contestant of Project Runway Philippines 2, decided to fulfill his dreams to have his own name imprinted in the fashion industry after the show and work on streetwear to cocktail dresses to gowns and men’s wear.

PFR 2nd RICHIE BONDOC

Jennica Castro’s collection promotes arts, culture together with fashion.

PFR 3rd JENNICA CASTRO

Melvin Lachica plays with different silhouettes and incorporates his design with abstract pieces makes his collection standout.

PFR 3rd MELVIN LACHICA

Velano Hibaler is an artisan shoemaker who creates handmade sneakers which you won’t get to see, or wear, in your everyday life.

PFR 2nd VELANO HIBALER

Marjorie Lee Gumabay’s gowns, dresses, and collection are truly awe-inspiring, like a fairytale come true.

PFR 3rd MARJORIE LEE-GUMABAY

For more information, contact marketing partner PMCM Events Management at 0917 8344978 and 501 0029 or email pmcm.events@gmail.com and look for Miss Mys Sandico.

This event is produced by Lynn Bentsen Fashion & Talent Academy.

Event details and photos provided by the event organizer through a recent press release.

Get this season’s trend highlights and fashion inspiration from Zilingo

Need a wardrobe upgrade? Zilingo has your back.

This season, leading online fashion platform Zilingo, released their latest trends selection, boasting different cuts and highlighting textures, vintage hues and an arresting foray of silhouettes.

Zilingo

The brand marries chic styles and street looks in this curated collection, featuring Utilitarian pieces in Khaki, Cream and Beige. Fashion fans will also be thrilled with the platorm’s take on deconstructed lace and 80s denim pieces in White, Black and Brown matched with modern Athleisure looks and snake textured sheets that accentuate style and attitude.
Zilingo will provide customers with coveted pieces suitable for all occasions. “We are ecstatic about this season’s trends that combine style and comfort, and the best part is that these fashion essentials are available at the click of a button,” says Ryza Dipatuan-Razo, Marketing Director, Zilingo Philippines.

Zilingo

Recognizing the continuous growth and potential of the online retail market, and the need to constantly provide its customers with new and exciting options, Zilingo aims to showcase a unique shopping experience to its customers and enable brands to expand their reach to fashion enthusiasts across the region.

“We would like our customers to have easy access to fashion, and as our way of saying thank you for all the support we’ve received, Zilingo is having a site-wide Zilingo Payday sale from now till 30 June that is sure to delight customers with up to 90% off on selected items,” Ryza added.

Fashionistas across the country can purchase the collection anytime and anywhere via Zilingo’s website and app, and have them delivered to their doorstep at no extra charge, with multiple payment methods including cash-on-delivery.

Zilingo is a commerce platform that is making the fashion and beauty supply chain more efficient through technology. With over 33,000 merchants on the platform Zilingo connects businesses across the entire supply chain and empowers them with everything they need to run a business – from design, product development, fabric procurement, manufacturing, cataloguing, marketing, inventory management, distribution, billing, customer service, working capital & trend forecasting. With over two million product listings on Zilingo.com, users can effortlessly shop from a selection of indie labels, local designers, international and celebrity brands – all in one place. Founded by Ankiti Bose and Dhruv Kapoor in 2015, the company has offices in 8 cities globally with over 600 staff covering 20 different nationalities.

Zilingo is available for download for free on the App Store and Google Play across Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand.

For more information, please visit www.zilingo.com.

Press release and images provided by Zilingo.

Charles & Keith partners with local brand Woven to benefit local women weavers

Did you know that international fashion brand CHARLES & KEITH recently released a capsule collection of Pinoy-made hand-woven products? Through its collaboration with Woven, a Philippine-based social enterprise, it produced a special capsule collection inspired by the theme “Empowering Women of Tomorrow.” This collection consists of four unique products – a tote bag, a circle top handle bag, a clutch and a pouch – all made of banig, dried grass and dyed palm leaves that are handwoven by skilled artisans based in Basey, Samar. For every product sold from the collection, 20% of the net sales would be donated to the weavers of Woven.

Charles & Keith x Woven

This partnership is part of a movement to provide women with vital skills to better their lives and give them a voice in their communities. Through this partnership, CHARLES & KEITH is continuing its efforts to achieve the vision of a world that is free from gender discrimination, inequality and violence. Woven, on the other hand, will be able to continue providing skills and leadership training to the women in the hopes of inspiring the next generation of young women to continue the craft.

Charles & Keith x Woven

Trish Lim, co-founder and CEO of Woven, sees the partnership as a way for local women to be able to carry on the tradition of weaving in their communities.

“It’s wonderful to see women use their talents, skills and knowledge to create opportunities for other women and make their lives better.” she shares.

The partnership also enables Woven’s weavers to feel empowered from having a sustainable source of livelihood that allows them provide three meals a day and education for their children.

Charles & Keith x Woven

The CHARLES & KEITH capsule collection for International Women’s Day 2019 has been available on CHARLESKEITH.COM—excluding the UK, EU and Japan markets since March 7.

About CHARLES & KEITH
Fashion entrepreneurs, Charles & Keith Wong founded CHARLES & KEITH in 1996 upon identifying the potential of footwear designs catered for eastern women. CHARLES & KEITH is the go-to fashion destination for stylish urbanites, recognized for its desirable fashion and curated collections of relevant designs. With women as the central focus, the brand has developed a full-fledged line of footwear, bags, eyewear, accessories and costume jewelry. Pushing forward four brand values: Experimental, Desirable, Curated and Modernity, the brand aims to celebrate women and inspire fashion and beauty every day. CHARLES & KEITH extends beyond brick-and-mortar with online shopping CHARLESKEITH.COM, making the brand available through the United States of America, Asia Pacific and Europe.

About WOVEN
As a social enterprise that aims to uplift the lives of artisans in the Philippines, Woven strives to work directly with crafts communities to create products that bring value to their work, their lives, and cultural traditions. It started in the town of Basey, Samar after it was devastated by super typhoon Yolanda. While doing research and area development plans there, the founders came upon the banig weavers who created beautiful mats made from tikog and buri. With the help of various NGOs, the enterprise organized the artisans into community craft associations, maneuvered an increase in the industry price of banigs, and raised individual incomes by more than double. Ultimately, Woven aims to craft better opportunities for empowered craftsmen and women, for their families, and for the next weaving generations. www.wovenph.com.

Details and images provided by Woven in a recent press release.

What New Fashion Styles Should We Expect in 2019?

The saying “out with the old and in with the new” is never more appropriate than during the start of the year, and if you’ve kept up with social media then you’ve probably seen hundreds of posts about clearing out closets (literally and figuratively) to make space for better things. If you’re looking to beef your wardrobe back up after a Marie Kondo-esque purge, then here’s a short list of some fashion trends for 2019 that’ll definitely be on the top of your Instagram feeds.

Classic loose shorts

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While shorts have always been a good excuse to cool down and show off a bit of skin, 2019 looks like it’s going to take a more relaxed approach to the wardrobe staple. Glamour Magazine suggests wider-leg shorts with a looser fit are in this year, prioritizing the classic schoolboy look over a tighter fit. This is definitely a godsend for the hot weather, and as an added bonus they look and feel comfortable.

Pick shorts in lighter colors like khaki or light blue for a daytime look, and pair with loose-fit satin tops for maximum freshness. Don’t shy away from patterns, either; stripes are the way to go with this item.

Pleated skirts

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Pleated skirts may bring to mind private Catholic schools and strict dress codes, but luckily for the skirt lovers that’s about to change. 2019 looks like the year of balancing comfort with style, with Insider claiming pleated skirts are definitely going to play a part in that.

A long pleated skirt in a rich color like mustard or burgundy is a great piece to build your outfit around, and depending on your top could be perfect for a night out or a Sunday brunch. Wear with boots for a dressier look, or sandals for that easygoing vibe.

Flared jeans

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Tons of fashionistas are taking inspiration from previous decades and experimenting with their looks, and if there’s one style that’s a showstopper then it’s the flared jeans look of the 1970s. Flared jeans are making a huge comeback, and you’ll find more and more retailers offering them as part of their lineup. BNY Jeans is a denim brand from the Philippines that offers just that: light wash, high-waisted flared jeans in a flattering cut and comfortable fabric. They’ve made a name for themselves recently for releasing eye-catching flared denim jean ranges that are great for just about anyone.

Wear these jeans with a simple t-shirt and sneakers for a classic, everyday look, or go all out with a pair of killer heeled boots and a rockin’ top.

Statement sneakers

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In the past year, sneakers have taken center stage, and it looks like that trend is only going to continue. Stylecaster reports that Pinterest searches for “statement sneakers” are up over 2000%, which is a clear indication that people are putting more thought into what they’re wearing on their feet. The right pair of sneakers can turn your outfit from good to unforgettable, so it might just be time to invest in a nice pair.

You can go the tried and tested route with jeans and an oversized shirt, or you can get a little creative and play with colors, patterns, and silhouettes. Don’t let these sneakers intimidate you— just have fun!

For more on fashion trends and tips, check out the What to Wear category on Jellybeans in the City!

Christmas shopping and food spree at the Holiday Bazaar, Hampton Arcade

The holiday season comes with festivities, get-togethers among family and friends, and, of course, gift-giving. Filipinos, in particular, revel in exchanging tokens of love or appreciation.

However, shopping for gifts comes with the usual stresses of traveling to stores while navigating through holiday tradfic jams as well as straining the budget.

Fortunately for Pasiguenos like me, The Food Tent PH organized a weekend Holiday Bazaar located at our own turf.

Fridays to Sundays, from 2pm to 10pm, until January 6, 2019, merchants offering food, clothes, toys, housewares and more, will converge at the front parking space of the Hampton Gardens Arcade located along C. Raymundo Avenue, quite easily accessible from almost any point in Pasig City (given our dire traffic situation :-)).

I was invited by The Food Tent PH to check out the bazaar so together with my kids, #ExhibitA and #Exhibit B, I ventured to Hampton Gardens Arcade after work for some retail adventure and bonding time.

In this Holiday Bazaar, we discovered great deals shoppers can score such as:

All original overruns from brands such as H&M, Nike, Zara Man, Forever 21, Pull & Bear, Adidas and more, discounted up to 70% off their retail prices.

Holiday Bazaar

Tester vials of popular fragrance brands such as Lacoste, Polo, Daisy by Marc Jacobs and Fantasy by Britney Spears, retailing for only Php80/vial as well as makeup, cosmetic kits and skincare items selling for Php500 and less.

Holiday Bazaar

Holiday Bazaar

Holiday Bazaar

Holiday Bazaar

Stuffed toys imported from Japan of popular cartoon characters like Disney’s Stitch and Angel priced at Php300.

Holiday Bazaar

Holiday Bazaar

Cute socks designed after popular characters.

Holiday Bazaar

Housewares and decors, gift items and gadgets and so much more!

Holiday Bazaar

Holiday Bazaar

Holiday Bazaar

Holiday Bazaar

If you find yourself hungry after all that shopping, check out the stalls offering various food items you can munch on right there or bring home as pasalubong.

Being Korean food lovers, the kids and I feasted on affordably priced offerings from Soondubu Jigae, all of which are cooked to order.

Soondubu Jiggae (Php100). The Korean soft tofu and noodle stew with shrimp, sliced pork, chicken and beef where the food stall got its name from. Served boiling hot in a clay pot, it’s mildly spicy but very hearty.

Holiday Bazaar

Samyeopsal with Rice (Php90). I was delighted to see that this very affordable meal already comes with ssamjang paste and lettuce, giving diners a close taste of the popular Korean grilled pork.

Holiday Bazaar

Rib-Eye with Rice and Mixed Veggies (Php179). The freshly grilled meat dry rubbed with Asian spices is juicy and tender (I ate it using a plastic fork!).

Holiday Bazaar

Other food items we sampled include:

Yummy Strawberry Cupcakes (Php30) from Purple Angel.

Holiday Bazaar

Dessert-and-Drink-in-One Mango Graham Shake from Mango District (Php65).

Holiday Bazaar

Hubby requested I bring home something for him so I got Chicharong Bulaklak (Php120/order) from a nearby stall and a Korean BBQ (Php90) from Soondubu Jigae.

Holiday Bazaar

Holiday Bazaar

And since I’ve been a good girl all week, I treated myself to a Chocolate Dreamcake from Gracie’s Kitchen (Php350).

Holiday Bazaar

There are lots to do, discover and enjoy at the Holiday Bazaar. If you’re in the area, do drop by for a quick meal or some Christmas shopping. Stay for a bit to enjoy open mic performances at the central stage area as well.

Holiday Bazaar

Interested in becoming a vendor? Stall spaces are at Php550/day. Just contact Hazel Hina of The Food Tent PH at +63 967 263 2866. This Holiday Bazaar is located at the Hampton Gardens Arcade, 100 C. Raymundo Avenue, Barangay Maybunga, Pasig City.

Holiday Bazaar

Photo credits: Hazel Hina of The Food Tent PH for the header photo and #ExhibitA for the Soondubu Jigae pics. All other photos are mine.

Celeb pre-loved items available in Caritas Manila’s Celebrity Bazaar on October 18

Caritas Manila will hold its second Celebrity Bazaar on October 18, Thursday from 1-10pm on the 2nd level of the Mega Atrium of SM Megamall.  Entrance fee is P500 per person.

The bazaar will feature pre-loved luxury items up for sale from generous celebrity donors Heart Evangelista, Alden Richards, Ruffa Gutierrez, Dr. Vicki Bello, Scarlet Snow Belo, Cristalle Bello, Bang Pineda, Teacher Georcelle, Toni Gonzaga, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Vice Ganda, Iza Calzado, Divine Lee, Jinkee Pacquiao, Manny Pacquiao and premier designers Michael Cinco and Cary Santiago. Heart Evangelista is this year’s Event Ambassador.

Proceeds from this year’s bazaar will benefit the Youth Servant Leadership and Education Program (YSLEP) of Caritas Manila. The program sends and supports less fortunate but deserving students nationwide to their college or university of choice.

The first Caritas Manila Celebrity Bazaar was held 2 years ago with former Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach as Event Ambassador. The bazaar earned enough funds to support 5,000 YSLEP Scholars.  At any given time, there are between 3,000 to 5,000 YSLEP scholars nationwide. Figures show that providing a youth a college or vocational degree gives him a 98 per cent chance of helping his family overcome poverty.

“We at Caritas Manila are so grateful for the generosity and enthusiasm of these celebrities to help YSLEP scholars,” comments Fr. Anton CT Pascual, Caritas Manila Executive Director.  Their assistance will go a long way in proving education and support can help realize the potentials of our future leaders coming from the ranks of the poor.”

“To date, more than 10,000 YSLEP scholars have graduated from college and vocational schools nationwide especially from the poorest provinces.”

Caritas Manila is one of the biggest non-profit organizations in the country led by its chairman, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle.

For more information, visit Caritas Manila at 2002 Jesus Street, Pandacan, Manila or call 562-0020 to 25, email caritas_manila@yahoo.com, or log on to www.caritasmanila.org.ph.