Saturday, October 3, 2015


UNIQLO offers its special collection only in its large stores in Metro Manila - SM Megamall, SM North EDSA, SM Aura and SM Mall of Asia. These branches have the widest and most complete selection of apparels for women, men, kids, and babies. The stores carry limited-edition pieces from international brands and designer collaborations such as DISNEY Magic For All, Ines De La Fressange, and UNIQLO's most recent partnership with French fashion designer Christophe Lemaire.

The UNIQLO and LEMAIRE collection represents products that embody the LifeWear concept - simple made better - that is shared by both brands. Every item combines elegance with moderate relaxation and comfort, for modern and advanced wardrobe mainstays.
The much-anticipated collaboration showcases UNIQLO's high quality materials at a perfect price. Sophisticated yet accessible, it offers a timeless color palette of greens, navies, whites, and reds.
The men's and women's collections will be available in SM Megamall and SM Aura, two out of UNIQLO's four large stores starting October 2 until the end of Fall Winter 2015.
UNIQLO and Ines De La Fressange Paris
In 2013, former fashion model and muse of designer Karl Lagerfeld, Ines De La Fressange, re-launched her own brand, INES DE LA FRESSANGE PARIS, a luxury lifestyle brand that includes a wide range of products to create a truly Parisian style, from ready-to-wear apparel to interior decorations.
Forward to 2015, Ines combined her interest in UNIQLO's LifeWear with her unique sense of style, based on refined feminine beauty and authentic quality. The UNIQLO and INES DE LA FRESSANGE 2015 Collection Fall and Winter Collaboration employs wool and natural fabrics in  variety of styles and colors. Ines' jackets for this season retain traditional tailoring, while offering the modern comforts that women want.
Disney MAGIC FOR ALL Collection
The MAGIC FOR ALL 2015 Winter collection offers a wide range of products from Ultra-Light Down, fleece, flannel shirts, and UTs, to plush toys, umbrellas, room slippers and more. The collection features Walt Disney's beloved characters such as Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, as well as popular characters from Star Wars, Disney Pixar, Toy Story, Marvel's Avengers and Frozen.
To know more, like UNIQLO Philippines on Facebook and follow @uniqlophofficial on Instagram.

Friday, October 2, 2015


The musical phenomenon, Les Miserables, is finally coming to Manila and along with it, good news for Smart Infinity Subscribers!

Subscribe to a Smart Infinity plan and get 2 VIP tickets (on top of the latest Samsung gadgets and more) to Les Miserables as it opens on March 11, 2016. Existing Smart Infinity subscribers will also enjoy Priority Booking and a 10% discount on all tickets (until October 29, 2015 only). To know more, go to

Can't wait to see the show next year? Get a taste of Les Miserables (and then some) with Beyond The Barricade!

The UK's critically-acclaimed show Beyond The Barricade - a glittering concert of musical showstoppers featuring past principal performers from Les Miserables in the West End and on tour - will make its Philippine debut for one night only on October 7 at The Theatre At Solaire, Manila.

Musical theatre lovers and enthusiasts alike will be treated to a night of pure entertainment as the theater is filled with hit songs such as All I Ask Of You from The Phantom of the Opera, For Good from WICKED, The Heat Is On In Saigon from Miss Saigon, and The Circle of Life from Lion King, just to name a few. The night closes with a spectacular finale featuring seven songs from the much-awaited Les Miserables.

The former cast members of London's longest-running musical, Les Miserables, include Andy Reiss, who has played numerous male roles including Jean Valjean; David Fawcett, who played Valjean; Katie Leeming who played the role of Eponine; and Rebecca Vere, who played Cosette. They are joined by an ensemble of talented musicians to create an authentic live experience, capturing all the passions and orchestrations of the original shows.

The four talented performers have toured Europe, performed on the three Cunard liners - the Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria - and were also featured in the Les Miserables 25th Anniversary Concert staged at the O2 Arena in London, while Kate and Rebecca were ensemble vocalists in the Les Miserables movie.

Beyond the Barricade will play in Manila on 7th October at The Theatre at Solaire for one night only. Beyond the Barricade is produced in Manila by Lunchbox Theatrical Productions and Concertus Manila. Tickets are on sale through TicketWorld. Call 891-9999 or visit For group bookings, email

Saturday, September 26, 2015


Celebrate the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival by playing the Chinese Mooncake Festival Dice Game for only Php600 per person, minimum of 12 pax, at Brooklyn's New York Pizza!

Package includes food and prizes to be won!

Friday, September 25, 2015


Dr. Martens is pleased to announce equally boundary pushing homegrown bands in its first South East Asia edition of the Stand For Something Tour 2015. Headlined by British indie-rock band CIRCA WAVES, the Stand For Something Tour will be joined by respective home-city bands: Riot !n Magenta in Singapore, Elephant Kind in Jakarta, and Up Dharma Down in Manila.

As a brand intrinsically linked to music, Dr. Martens remains one of the most culturally relevant and iconic British brands of all time. All across the world gig-goers continue to adopt Airwair as their uniform of choice and the Stand For Something Tour 2015 salutes these music lovers by bringing the most exciting bands to intimate venues for up close and personal live experiences.

Stand For Something 2015 Headlined by CIRCA WAVES Tour Dates, Home-city Bands and Venues:
22nd October - Elephant Kind - Jakarta: Foundry No. 8
23rd October - Riot !n Magenta - Singapore: 72:13, The Theatreworks
24th October - Up Dharma Down - Manila: 12 Monkeys

Tickets to Stand For Something - S.E.A. Tour 2015 are free.
In the Philippines, tickets can be collected at Dr. Martens Two Parkade BGC Taguig store starting 1st October 2015. No purchase is necessary; Limited to 2 tickets per person; 18 and above only.

Thursday, September 24, 2015


I'm one of those people who dream of being able to take a bite at the big apple someday. I mean, who doesn't? And when that day comes, the first order of things would be to experience the first drop of snow at Times Square...

...while enjoying a hotdog in true New Yorker fashion.


The weekend came a bit early! It was just last night that I went to watch something you usually watch on a Friday night (see last post) and today, well, it's the last day of the work week.

And you know what else that means? Your days in your casual wear are extended!

If you happen to be in the Quezon City area this long weekend, why not take the opportunity to drop by Straightforward's first pop-up store at UP Town Center?


I almost made the mistake of not pushing through in watching La Soiree on its opening night at The Theatre at Solaire because of the midweek traffic (I made it just in time for the second half of the whole act).

I don't speak Broadway but I do know entertainment and fun. And having been recently awarded for Best Entertainment at London's 2015 Olivier Award, La Soiree is something you shouldn't miss.