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Style (05/31/21)

Rustan’s holds season sale

MARKDOWNS of up to 50% off on a variety of brands are being offered at Rustan’s End of Season Sale. Launching on June 4, the luxury department store is marking down prices from multiple categories including home, fine jewelry, beauty, women’s, men’s fashion and accessories, and kid’s toys and apparel. Shop in any of the Rustan’s stores — Makati, Shangri-La, Gateway, Alabang and Cebu, or through the Personal Shopper on Call (call 0917-111-1952) until June 17 to avail of the discounts. On June 4, shoppers get 10% off on regular-priced R tag Items — that means more options to shop at discounts during the first day of the sale. Plus, shoppers can avail 0% Installment for six months with a minimum purchase of P10,000 from June 4 to July 4. For those collecting FSP points, schedule shopping to June 4 to 6 to earn five times FSP Points with no minimum purchase required.

Wonderhome Naturals makes cleaning green

WONDERHOME Naturals, a Filipino brand of sustainable home care and personal care products, does it the green way. Its wide array of products — with categories in home care (laundry, kitchen, surface, and bathroom cleaners), personal care (hand wash, hand sanitizer, linen spray), and lifestyle (organic cleaners for the yoga mat, gadgets and desk, and pre-poo spray) — are formulated with plant-based probiotics that cleans without damaging one’s health or the environment. This safe biodegradable formulation is certified by Intertek to kill 99.9% of household germs and is lab-tested to eliminate viruses and prevent recontamination for up to 72 hours. Green also describes the brand’s earth-friendly packaging and shipping practices. Wonderhome Naturals come in bottles made from a combination of upcycled ocean plastic and biodegradable wheat. The low carbon footprint modular packaging means that they fit snugly in shipping boxes to eliminate the use of plastic fillers. These bottles can be brought back for recycling or refilling and the user can get store credits that can be used on their next purchases. Wonderhome Naturals is co-founded by brothers Bryan and Marvin Chua, who’s aim is to make sustainable, safe, and strong products easily accessible to Filipinos. Wonderhome Naturals is available at www.wonderhomenaturals.com, and soon on LazMall, Zalora and ShopeeMall. For more information of its sustainable cleaning products, visit www.wonderhomenaturals.com and @wonderhomeph on Instagram and Facebook.

Robinsons Malls offers deals for vaccines

ROBINSONS Malls is an active partner of LGUs nationwide for their respective COVID-19 Vaccination Programs. Currently, there are 20 partner shopping malls located in all over the Philippines. To make the vaccination journey more pleasant and rewarding, Robinsons Malls is offering exclusive deals to those who have been vaccinated. To redeem, they simply need to show their vaccination card to participating mall outlets. For example, at Robinsons Galleria, CLN Celine is offering 70% off on select items, David’s Salon is offering a 50% discount on major hair treatments, and select eyewear at Sarabia get a 50% discount, among other store specials. Visit Robinsons Malls Virtual Mall Directory bit.ly/RMallsVaccinationCardExclusives to see the complete list of promos and participating malls. The promos run from June 1 to June 30. Per DTI Fair Trade Permit No. FTEB-119919 Series of 2021

Unusual proportions in Lacoste Autumn-Winter 2021-22 collection

LACOSTE’S Autumn Winter 2021-22 collection — designed by Louise Trotter — tricks the eye with blown-up and shrunken proportions, unexpected fabrications, and the emergence of comic Lacoste characters. Like a cartoon, the signature house crocodile is reborn larger than life, as archive claw patches and bold croc heads create a new iconography alongside flaming tennis balls, a “tennis net” shadow check, and an L-shaped varsity logo. The concept of the tracksuit and twinset are subverted in multiple ways for men and women, as trompe l’oeil shirting, cardigans, and jogging pants are all cut in cotton piqué -— the keystone material of the Lacoste polo shirt — to create subtly matching sports ensembles. Tailoring reflects the sartorial heritage of the house founder René Lacoste, as the smooth enveloping lines of peacoats, varsity jackets, overcoats and trenches are tweaked for today with knit collars, bonding for bounce, and light nylon quilting. Shell suits, puffer coats and quilted liners are reconstructed from a patchwork of vintage and deadstock Lacoste fabrics, creating new geometries in classic sport shapes. In the Philippines, Lacoste is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc., and has stores at Central Square in Bonifacio High Street Central, Alabang Town Center, City of Dreams, Eastwood Mall, Estancia in Capitol Commons, Fairview Terraces, Gateway Mall, Greenbelt 5, Newport Mall, Podium, Power Plant Mall, Robinson’s Galleria, Robinson’s Magnolia, Robinson’s Place Manila, Rustan’s Makati, Rustan’s Shangri-La, Shangri-La Plaza East Wing, SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, Solaire, Trinoma, UP Town Center, Waterfront Cebu, Ayala Center Cebu, Abreeza Davao, SM Davao, Veranza KCC Mall General Santos and Zamboanga. Lacoste Accessories is located at Glorietta 4; Lacoste Sport at Ayala Center Cebu; and Lacoste Footwear at Alabang Town Center.

Moose Gear, Moose Girl now online

CHILDREN’S clothing brands Moose Gear and Moose Girl study the trends in the market and in the fashion industry to provide children with the latest styles at reasonable prices. Before the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, Moose Gear and Moose Girl apparel was mostly found in leading department stores nationwide. It has adapted to stay connected with its market by setting up social media accounts and onboarding with leading e-commerce platforms in the country. Shop for children’s clothes that  reflect their unique personalities through Moose Gear and Moose Girl’s official online stores on Lazada, Shopee, and Zalora. Follow Moose Gear and Moose Girl on Instagram and Facebook to stay updated on the latest products and promos.

Longchamp collaborates with Emotionally Unavailable

LONGCHAMP is unveiling its latest — and particularly audacious — collaboration: with Emotionally Unavailable (EU), the contemporary fashion brand founded by friends and kindred creative spirits Edison Chen and Kybum Lee. Like many designers before them, EU were inspired by Longchamp’s iconic Le Pliage, not only for its unique cross-gender, cross-generational appeal, but also for its unlimited potential for artistic reinterpretations. They bring their signature offbeat humor to the collaboration in the form of a play on the Longchamp name: “Been a CHAMP a LONG time.” The line hints at the design duo’s inspiration, which is the mind-set of the champion boxer, who fights on even when he’s down. However, their wider message — that, with the same mind-set, we can all be champions in life — also echoes the optimistic, dynamic attitude of Longchamp. Boldly emblazoned in white on the black Le Pliage bags, this slogan is accompanied by the tongue-in-cheek “Professional Heartbreaker,” a nod to EU’s cult bleeding heart logo. The “Been a CHAMP” design is featured on four nylon formats of Le Pliage: a shoulder bag, a small tote, a mini backpack, and a belt bag, while a spacious travel bag is printed with an all-over pattern of red EU hearts and Longchamp racehorses. All the bags feature a witty allusion to the other EU in the form of a European Union number-plate label on the side, made up of the EU flag, an EU heart, and the Longchamp reference for each format. A pink version of this line is exclusive to China, while a lilac iteration of the shoulder bag will be available only in a Longchamp pop-up in Shanghai. Emotionally Unavailable also tackled the Le Pliage Cuir, for which they transformed the Longchamp signature into a bold, boxing-style logo printed over the EU bleeding heart on the travel bag in supple black lambskin (equipping it with adjustable straps so it can be carried as a backpack as well as on the shoulder or in the hand). The leather line is completed by a mini tote with a removable shoulder strap and  card holder-cum-coin purse-cum-key reel on a lanyard, while a miniature cross-body bag is printed with the all-over heart and racehorse pattern. The collaboration also extends to a capsule of ready-to-wear: a grey-marl hoodie, black sweatshirt and black and white tees printed with the “Been a CHAMP” or boxing logo designs, and black satin shorts and a matching kimono with a white tie belt, and a short-sleeved crew and drawstring pants in black lambskin combine Longchamp’s leather goods heritage with EU’s contemporary fashion vision. Longchamp is exclusively available at Rustan’s Makati, Rustan’s Shangri-La, Rustan’s Cebu, Greenbelt 5 and Rustans.com.