Michael Kors releases the SoHo shoulder bag

MICHAEL Kors introduces the SoHo shoulder bag, named after the iconic New York City neighborhood, known for its cobblestone streets, art galleries, and high-end boutiques. The shoulder bag draws inspiration from the neighborhood and its unique mix of uptown and downtown. Quilted leather in a mixed checkerboard pattern makes a polished uptown statement, while a push lock closure and metallic hardware add downtown edge. Available in large and extra-large sizes and in a variety of chic colorways, the SoHo shoulder bag features a chain-link strap that can also be worn crossbody for hands-free ease. Interior and exterior pockets provide practical storage for everyday essentials. In the Philippines, Michael Kors is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc., and is located at Central Square in Bonifacio High Street Central, Greenbelt 5, Newport Mall, Power Plant Mall, Rustan’s Makati, and Shangri-La Plaza Mall. Visit www.ssilife.com.ph or follow @ssilifeph on Instagram for more information.

Park Seo Jun is the new face of BYS Philippines

TO COMMEMORATE its 8th year in the country, beauty products brand BYS Philippines is introducing its newest endorser: K-Drama leading men, Park Seo Jun. “BYS has always prided itself on being a relevant brand. Since the Hallyu wave is at its peak, we’ve chosen one of the biggest K-Drama stars to be the cheerleader of the brand and encourage women to Be the Extra in the Ordinary,” said Angie Goyena of BYS Philippines in a statement. BYS is available at Watsons, The SM Store, and online on Amorfia and Lazada.

Lacoste teams up with Chinatown Market

CHINATOWN Market and Lacoste join forces for a new collaboration. With its casual nostalgic touch, Chinatown Market (CTM) injects a dose of unique boldness and streetwear flair to the crocodile brand’s most creative line. Chinatown Market launched in 2016 with just a few shirts at ComplexCon. Since then the brand has become a leader in the sportswear/streetwear world known for its nostalgic and fun products ranging from T-shirts and fleece to basketballs, rugs, collectables and DIY (do-it-yourself) kits. The brand is no stranger to Lacoste, with a collaboration at 2018’s Hypefest where fans worked with the CTM team on the ground customizing air-brushed polos. For this collaboration, Chinatown Market invented a fierce crocodile in an XXL-version on a T-shirt, or embroidered in different colors on sweatshirts and caps. A nod to its soaring digital rise and its ironic creations, Chinatown Market seals this collaboration with a globe motif featured on short-sleeve shirts. The Chinatown Market x Lacoste collection is now available exclusively at lacoste.com.ph.

New brand Spotlight Cosmetics

A NEW brand of makeup is coming to the racks of beauty online shops and department stores. Spotlight Cosmetic, which will be offering a wide selection of “professional quality” makeup. Its products include Primetime Liquid Foundation (P495), a lightweight, long-wearing foundation which comes in four shades; Primetime Press Powder (P295) available in three shades and providing a second skin finish; Primetime 2-way Powder Foundation (P395), an anti-shine and two-way powder foundation with medium to full coverage available in four shades; Superstar Matte Lips (P295) and Superstar Liquid Lips (P295) that both come in six shades; moisturizing lip products like the Superstar Lip Crayon (P295) available in five shades and Superstar Creamy Lips (P295) which comes in six shades; the multipurpose Rising Star Lip and Cheek Tint (P295); and the Rising Star Lip Balm (P195), a lightly-tinted balm. Spotlight Cosmetics will also be releasing eye makeup products ranging from eyeshadows like the Scene Stealer Gel Eyeshadow (P295), smooth, lightweight, and intensely colored yet blendable gel eyeshadows available in five shades; the Scene Stealer Liquid Eyeshadow (P295), versatile and budge-proof liquid eyeshadows available in four shades in shimmer and matte; and the Scene Stealer 8-in-1 Eye Palette (P495) with six matte shades and two shimmer shades; waterproof eyeliner pencil Showstopper Eyeliner Pencil (P195); smudge proof eyeliner pen Showstopper Liquid Eyeliner (P295); Megahit Eyebrow Pen (P295) with fine-felt tip and the Megahit Eyebrow Pencil with spoolie (P295),  both available in three shades; and the Megahit Eyebrow Pencil & Powder (P395), a 2-in-1 pencil and powder combination which comes in four shades. Spotlight Cosmetics will soon be available at Watsons, The SM Beauty, and SM Call to Deliver. It is now available at Spotlight’s official page on Lazada and Shopee.

Kiehl’s releases Vitamin C anti-aging products

THIS MONTH, Kiehl’s Philippines unveils the Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing & Dark Circle-Diminishing Vitamin C Eye Serum. Best paired with the Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate for the face, this potent, lightweight, and layerable eye serum is clinically demonstrated to help decrease the appearance of lines, crow’s feet, and dark circles under the eyes for a smoother and noticeably brighter appearance in just seven days. Together, these two serums provide the superior Vitamin C answer to full anti-aging benefits for smoother, brighter and more-rested looking skin and eyes. The concentrated, water-free serum with a trio of highly efficacious ingredients: pure Vitamin C, a potent antioxidant; Tri-Peptide, a building block of amino acids that develops keratin, elastin, and collagen to improve skin tone, texture, and hydration; and Fragmented Hyaluronic Acid which is known to quickly absorb 1,000 times its weight in water. Prices are P2,995 (50ml) for our Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing & Dark Circle-Diminishing Vitamin C Eye Serum, and P3,900 (50ml) and P4,900 (75ml) for the Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate. For more information, visit Kiehl’s Philippines on Facebook, and online at http://www.kiehls.com.ph.

Syne Label launches silk loungewear

AT A TIME when everyone is forced to stay at home, any business specializing in bridal and eveningwear has had to make major adjustments. After lockdowns prompted the temporary closure of Syne Label’s atelier, designer and owner Patty Baligod decided it was time to revisit her archives. “Since quarantine we’ve been getting a lot of inquiries about the restock of our Silk Intimates collection, which was a collaboration I did with Lanai a few years back. When we put that on sale last May, the collection sold out in days,” she said in a statement. With an emerging need for stylish loungewear in the new normal, Syne Home was born. Syne Label’s skilled team of silk sewers started to work on a collection of silk lounge sets.  The collection consists of Syne Label’s signature double cowl neck short set and a basic silk tee and shorts set. The double cowl neck short set features a double layer scoop neckline, adjustable straps, and is paired with gartered shorts. The set is available in emerald green, stone gray, and black. The second set is a classic oversized silk tee paired with high waisted, double layer garterized shorts and comes in olive green, stone gray, and bone white. Other silk home essentials like silk face masks, pillowcases, bedding, and home slippers will soon be launched on their revamped website, Synelabel.com.

Longchamp collaborates with Pokémon

ON OCT. 13, the Longchamp x Pokémon collection will arrive in stores and online all around the world (exclusively available in Japan from Oct. 9). A new Longchamp avatar backpack accessory in Pokémon GO became available on Oct. 2. The collection pairs the French brand Longchamp and its legendary bag, Le Pliage, with Pokémon, the global cultural phenomenon from Japan. The collaboration sees Pikachu, on Le Pliage, the Maison Longchamp classic.  Pikachu brings a touch of fun to these bags which are available in four exclusive versions. In black and white LGP canvas, in embossed leather or in a numbered, limited edition. Lastly, in black canvas featuring a Pikachu specially designed for the fashion house and wearing a jockey’s helmet that pays homage to the Longchamp logo. To help celebrate the collaboration, a new Longchamp x Pokémon avatar backpack accessory item is now available until Nov. 17. Longchamp is exclusively available at Rustan’s Makati, Rustan’s Shangri-La, Rustan’s Cebu, Greenbelt 5, and Rustans.com.