Sunday, September 30, 2012

LOOK LIKE A CEO… NOT! #54 - BLUE WADE SHOES

I'm proud to announce that WADE Shoes has chosen me to be one of their brand ambassadors (along with two of my favorite female bloggers, Dani and Vern)!

Will blog more about my WADE experience soon! in the meantime, here's a look post I came up with as my way of saying thank you to the people behind WADE for choosing me! Salamat po!
Memo jacket
Zara v-neck sweater
Lee jeans
Wade shoes
Wore this to the 100 Francis Libiran x Manila Hotel press-con and at the opening of 7 For All Mankind in Rockwell.

What started as test shots (for Tracy!) turned out pretty well… ah, worthy of a Lookbook post. Right? Hehe.
photos by Tracy Ayson
Show WADE some love! Like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

SIMPLISM

I don't exactly remember what my first phone was but one thing's for sure, being the OC person that I am, I bought a lot of stuff (accessories included) to keep my phone neat and safe from scratches etc... My first touch screen phone is an iPhone4. Considering the price tag and sensitivity that came along with its touch screen feature, of course I have to invest extra to give my phone an assurance of an extended gadget life. For kids who recently just had their first iPhone (4 and/or 4s), kayo na ang mayaman! But seriously, I'd recommend buying this Simplism Starter Pack as well!
Simplism Starter Pack for iPhone4s &4 at Php1,349
It basically has "everything" your first iPhone needs!
1. Silicone Neck Strap
2. Ear Pads
3. Cable Clip
4. USB Charger
5. Universal Dock Adaptor
6. Silicone Case
7. Display Protector Film, Cleaning Cloth, Leveler, Dust-removing Tape
I also collected phone/neck straps back on my earlier days as a first time phone owner and I still cringe at the thought of those colorful things and the idea of putting them around my neck while showing off my phone (eh Nokia 3310 lang naman) but I realized that beyond that, it has a vital role in keeping you from accidentally dropping your phone or misplace it. For a not so flashy and professional take on the neck strap, Simplism has this:

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

WRANGLER F/W 2012 - FIND YOUR EDGE

August 29, 2012 marked the launch of Wrangler's F/W 2012 collection and its latest campaign at the Midtown wing of Robinsons Manila.

Wrangler leads you to explore a boundless adventure with a new-found freedom and energy by introducing "Find Your Edge - Boundless Traveler," their F/W 2012 advertising campaign.

The campaign "Boundless Traveler" demonstrates a free spirit on the open road who knows no boundaries. It is about exploring, feeling alive, going on adventures, and embracing unlimited possibilities.


The event started with a short introduction and background of the campaign followed by the models presenting the latest collection. Of course, the 7 icons (the stuff that gives Wrangler its trademark) were also shown! Wanna know what they are?

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

HAVE A CLEAR SKIN DAY WITH CETAPHIL (CONTEST)

It has been a while since I last experienced having good skin which is very rare considering that aside from my regular exposures to my dogs and other irritants (like dust, pollutions, etc…), I'm still yet to perfect the art of balancing my professional and blogging career (hehe), both requiring a lot of my awake time thinking and thinking. And you know what they say about too much thinking leading to breakouts on top of stressed and tired skin right?

Now I've underwent a "treatment" which I'm gonna blog about on a separate post and no, it is not the common facials or anything drastic like surgery and the like. I just did everything at home and to cut the long story short, I'm currently satisfied with how my skin looks now. For maintenance, I always rely on this trusted brand that has remained to be US' most recommended skin care brand, Cetaphil.

Cetaphil, since it's conception as a compounding vehicle for dermatological remedies in 1947, remained true to its commitment in providing evidence based skin care solutions for compromised, sensitive skin. And having been awarded as the Best Facial Cleanser at the recent Cosmo Beauty Awards (Cosmopolitan August 2012 Issue), the Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser is still the most prescribed cleanser by Dermatologists and Pediatricians in the Philippines even at 65 years!

Here's what I'm talking about (and also, my favorite from the Cetaphil product line):
Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser (473ml, 250ml, 60ml)
For skin with very specific needs, there's a Cetaphil skin cleanser for oily skin and an Antibacterial Cetaphil Cleansing bar which is perfect for every age and is safe to use everyday!
Cetaphil Oily Skin Cleanser (125ml)
Cetaphil Antibacterial Gentle Cleansing Bar (127g)
For moisturizing, Cetaphil boasts of its Daily Facial Moisturizer with SPF15 and the Daily Advance Ultra Hydrating Lotion which can keep your skin hydrated for 24 hours! Plus, it has no scent! Perfect for guys (like me!) who doesn't want to smell girly.
Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer w/ SPF15 (118ml)
Cetaphil Daily Advance Ultra Hydrating Lotion
Now I want to share my clear skin experience with you ladies and gentlemen by way of another contest! I'm giving away 2 sets of Cetaphil gift packs.
1st pack contains a Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser (250ml) and a Cetaphil Daily Moisturizer (118ml) valued at Php1,000+
2nd pack contains a Cetaphil Oily Skin Cleanser (125ml) and a Cetaphil Daily Advance Ultra Hydrating Lotion (85g) valued at Php1,100+

Here's just what you need to do:
1. Follow me on Google Friend Connect (just click on the "Join This Site" tab located at the right side bar of my blog)
2. Like The PR Guy on Facebook
3. Follow @PaulThePRGuy, @CETAPHILippines and @jandrada96 on Twitter
4. Tweet this "Have a clear skin day with @CETAPHILippines just like @PaulThePRGuy and @jandrada96 (insert link of this post here)"
5. Comment on this post your email address (the one that you use on Facebook), Twitter ID, and GFC name.

*Contest is open to male and female residents of the Philippines only
*This contest will run until October 5, 2012
*Winners to be announced on October 7, 2012
*Winners will be drawn via Random.org

Sunday, September 23, 2012

JUST ADD COLOR (CONTEST)

Just add color! Or in this case, lots of it!

Today marks my 1st year as a blogger and I think it's customary (for bloggers) that I'm gonna celebrate it with a giveaway! I'm currently out of town having my well-deserved break that's why I'm gonna make this quick (and the contest, simple!).

101 New York jacket
Gap shirt
Zara camouflage button downs
Ray-Ban wayfarers
Zara jeans
Converse Chuck Taylors
SM Accessories bag
Urbanears headphones
Now for my contest, it's just very easy!

Mechanics:
1. Like The PR Guy and Converse Philippines on Facebook
2. Follow @PaulThePRGuy and @ConversePH on Twitter
3. Follow me on Google Friend Connect (just click on the "Join This Site" tab located at the right side bar of my blog)
4. Tweet a photo of yourself with your own interpretation of Just Add Color wearing anything colorful (color blocking, etc) and tag me and Converse with the hashtag "JustAddColor." Extra 23 Facebook likes if you're wearing a pair of Converse shoes!

Example: @PaulThePRGuy and @ConversePH here's my entry for the #JustAddColor contest! Pick me! (insert link of this post)
5. Comment on this post your email address (the one that you use on Facebook), Twitter ID, and GFC name.

*This contest is open to male and female residents of the Philippines only
*Submission/Tweeting of entries is until September 30, 2012
*Final entries will be posted on The PR Guy page on Facebook for a 2 days liking contest
*Announcement of the grand winner and the runners up will be on October 3, 2012

Criteria:
30% Facebook likes
30% Creativity
30% Just Add Color concept
10% The PR Guy choice

Prizes:
1 grand winner of a pair of Converse Chuck Taylor shoes
2 runners up of a Converse loot bag

Good luck!!!

Don't forget to Like and Follow Converse on Facebook and Twitter ok?

In case you haven't noticed, it's paultheprguy.com already! Yes! Thanks Niche for helping me fix things up!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

PRIVE STYLE SERIES PRESENT: JOHN PARAS

Prive Style Series, a monthly stylish bash hosted by the Prive Luxury Club, is unveiling another fine collection by John Paras this September 27, 2012.

This month, John Paras' muses will be basking in the luxury of his creations as they walk down the ramp in bespoke gold-and-black cocktail dresses.
John Paras
Headlining the show are Frencheska Farr and Julie Ann San Jose, two singing sensations from GMA Artists Center. In addition to these musical divas, John Para's muses include Monique Jamlang, Reshma Chulani, Lisa Ugarte, Angelique La'O, Cheryl Tiu, Jerika Ejerciro, Phoemela Baranda, Claudine Trillo, and Princess Violago Dee.

"My muses give off an air of mystique and have an appreciation of the past," John says. "She's fun, confident, with a personality that stands out."

With a line-up muses like this fueling his inspiration, there's no doubt that John's collection will be doing a lot of standing out itself.

RAJO! FOR MILANOS TOP 3 (WINNERS)

Out of the 12 finalists of the Rajo! for Milanos Online Promo (as seen HERE), Rajo Laurel's top 3 picks to win 2 free pairs of Rajo! for Milanos shoes are...

Friday, September 21, 2012

BENCH UNIVERSE (PART 5 OF 5, FINALE)

Finally, I'm wrapping up my super extended post of Bench Universe: The 2012 Denim & Underwear Show with this post. In case you haven't noticed, I limited each parts to just 25 photos only. Why? That's my way of congratulating Bench for its 25th year celebration and for being the country's undisputed leading retail brand.

ANTM's Dominique
ANTM's Sophie
ANTM's Allison
More number trivia! The total number of photos for my 5 part post is 125.
25 years? Here's to a 100 more!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

CONVERSE CHUCK TAYLOR REFORM OX

I had these new pair of Converse Chuck Taylor Reform Ox for over 2 months now and so far I was only able to wear it for 4 − 5 times. So, do I like it? If you knew me that well, it's safe for you to assume that I like it because it's red, it's a Chuck Taylor and it's Converse!

I know, I know I'm getting too predictable already... But I would like to remind you and your assuming self that there are different shades of red (some that I like, some I don't) and then there's the 'wearability' factor of the shoes and then there's the price…

Aw crap, scratch all those thoughts, I like it!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

BENCH UNIVERSE (PART 4 OF 5)

We've seen colors, whites and some metallics (PLUS a whole lot of skin!), now it's time for something dark… as presented by Michael Cinco.

And you know what that means? Where there is Cinco...

…there is ANTM's Allison Harvard! (Also in this part: Dingdong Dantes, Shaina Magdayao, Jessy Mendiola, BorGina and more!)

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

A TRAVEL BACK IN TIME WITH LAURA MERCIER

I took inspiration from the 1920s (my favorite style era) for my latest look (see HERE). Though I wanted to look like the guy straight-out-of-the-old-movies on a regular basis, I know I can't. That would be a big investment. But at least I get to be that guy on one of the recent event that I went to. Their theme? 1920s glam. That's one for the ladies. As for me, I had it easy.

Let me take you back in time with Laura Mercier.
What: Laura Mercier 1920s Glam Party
Where: Prive, Fort Strip
A short presentation of Laura Mercier's Holiday 2012 Colour Story: Art Deco Muse opened the program. They talked about makeup...

…and other girly stuff which I wasn't able to take note of because I was distracted by all these beautiful ladies.

To know more about Laura Mercier's latest collection, click on the links that I'll be providing of the fashion / beauty bloggers who went there. In the meantime,

let me delight you with these photographs I took of the 1920s themed event. Enjoy!
Joanna Ladrido, a favorite that night.
This guy, Jeffrey Tasker, brought life to the party. It was my first time to meet him and he's a delight to watch and listen to. Take this scenario for instance...
Jeffrey Tasker has developed his reputation with over a decade of experience in the fashion and cosmetics industry. After receiving a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychiatry, Jeffrey furthered his creative career by pursuing a Degree in Makeup Artistry from the Makeup School of San Diego. Jeffrey jump started his career in the beauty industry while working in Los Angeles as an assistant to lead artists on movies. Jeffrey continued his growth in the industry and worked with leading cosmetic brands before coming on board with Laura Mercier. His work has been showcased in various national and international publications such as Instyle, Vogue and Nylon at the same time worked during NY, Paris, Houston and London Fashion Week. He has also been featured on programs such as Sex and the City, Today Show, Oprah Winfrey, Good Morning America, Miss America and Miss USA among others.
Wondering what he's up to with his stained lips?

Sunday, September 16, 2012

BENCH UNIVERSE (PART 3 OF 5)

The 3rd set of the Bench Universe show had the fewest celebrities to appear and walk the runway but it didn't fell short of mesmerizing. Why? Because it has…

Julia Montes,


Lovi Poe, ANTM's Dominique Reighard, Karylle and for the ladies…

LOOK LIKE A CEO... NOT! #53 - SOMEWHERE IN TIME

These past weeks has been a whirlwind of many "firsts" for me.

It was my first time to watch "Somewhere In Time." (Don't judge)


My first time to encounter the Firmoo brand,

and my first time to attend a 1920's themed event.

So how are these things interrelated with my featured look of the day?

Saturday, September 15, 2012

BENCH UNIVERSE (PART 2 OF 5)

The second part of Bench Universe opened with a familiar scene (also, the defining moment of the brand) but instead of water, the iconic rowboat was seen floating on air. And no, it was not Richard Gomez handling the paddles. 


Wanna take a wild guess?

OH YES, IT'S JOHNNY!

I've featured the John Varvatos Fragrance Collection a couple of months ago (to see my reviews, click the links below the photos) and yesterday, I was surprised by what welcomed me when I entered the heavily guarded (lol) premises of Rustan's Shangri-La Mall in EDSA.
John Varvatos (Part 1)
John Varvatos (Part 2)
Curious to find out what the surprise is?

Friday, September 14, 2012

BENCH UNIVERSE (PART 1 OF 5)

First part of the most anticipated fashion show of the year is up! Let me give you...

The Bench 2012 Denim & Underwear Show...

Bench Universe!

Mig Ayesa

Want to see Kim Chiu, ANTM's Sophie Sumner, Jake Cuenca (and more)?

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

LOOK LIKE A CEO... NOT #52 - 7TH HEAVEN

I know, I know. This would be my crappiest title for my look but what can I do? I'm wearing my favorite 7 For All Mankind items and I'm in er, heaven.

Ray-Ban folding Wayfarers
Zara leather jacket
Jockey tank top
7 For All Mankind white button downs
7 For All Mankind rhigby skinny jeans
Kickers boots

Monday, September 10, 2012

COCO MARTIN x THREE FOR BENCH

Bench officially launched Coco Martin and and his three signature scents for the brand yesterday, September 9, at the Music Hall in SM Mall of Asia.

Everyone (Yes. Even men! Lol) at the venue can't seem to get enough of Coco Martin. I must admit that this (and Michael Cinco's Impalpable show at the recent PFW) would be my favorite production of Bench in their continuous celebration of their 25th year in the industry. Everything was just in-line with the scent's core and very well executed! Consistent, collaborative and concert-like. Haha. That's three C's for you.
It's a bird! it's a plane! No, it's a flying thingamajig from the launch. Cool eh?
If you missed the launch, don't fret. I covered it for you. And speaking of three C's, let me present to you, the Coco Martin Signature Scents for Bench...
Comrade Deo Cologne is an energizing, everyday scent with a hint of sophisticated oriental twist. Filled with aromatic notes of wood, citrus and fruit, it's perfect for that all-time memorable date.