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Batik jewelry and fabric workshops go online
BATIK, the Southeast Asian artisanal craft, is spotlighted in back-to-back public workshops on two consecutive Wednesdays, July 7 and 14. Both sessions guide the participants how to utilize batik as a new method of image-making and its incorporation in the contemporary creative industry. It provides opportunities for material exploration apart from the conventional wax and the tjanting method, which utilizes a pen-like tool to apply hot wax. The first session allows the registrants to build jewelry out of classic motifs such as the curvilinear okir or okyir designs. It covers discussions on the universal history of jewelry, its purpose and its relevance today. The second day teaches attendees to modify the traditional batik-made fabrics into pastel-colored contemporary designs and patterns inspired by Philippine flora and fauna. The class delves on the history and creative process of the craft as well as the modified materials necessary for innovating it. Hosted by the Design Foundation and Arts and Culture Cluster of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, the workshops are facilitated by jewelry-sculpture artist and art educator Minnette “Ming” Ong-Moya, who currently teaches foundational courses at the Benilde School of Design and Arts. Ong-Moya has a wearable art brand, Kathang Kamay, using copper, resin and fiberglass for jewelry. The classes will be held via Zoom and will run from 3 to 5 p.m. Interested participants may register through https://forms.gle/3h1aRqFiSLYXE4aZ7.
Rustan’s Frequent Shopper Program marks anniversary
RUSTAN’S Frequent Shopper Program (FSP) celebrates its third anniversary by rewarding loyal customers with exclusive promos during its Customer Appreciation month which runs from July 9 to Aug. 8. Existing Premium and Regular members get access to exclusive shopping discounts, as well as three times the bonus points for every minimum purchase of P3,000. Members enjoy access to exclusive offers for Home brands including 20% off on select items from SIP, Cuisinart, and Beka; and free gifts when they meet the minimum purchase requirement of select brands. Shop for Men’s and Women’s fashion and accessories and get discounts of up to 15-30% off on regular items from Pedro del Hierro, Hackett, Emporio Armani, Dopp, New Balance, Natori, Lafayette, Keepsake, Echo, and more. Receive the same discounts on bespoke orders from Ascot Chang. Prices at Lady Rustan, Luna, Lotus, U My Philippines, and Criselda Lontok will be marked-down during the weekends of July 9 to Aug. 8. Get five times the FSP bonus points for every purchased item from Graco, Leapfrop and Nuk in the children’s section from July 9 to August 8. Philips Avent are also offering up to 20% off on select electric items. Beauty brands like Laura Mercier, L’Occitane and Estee Lauder will have gifts with purchase during the same period. Receive up to 10% off on select items from Perricone MD and Anastasia Beverly Hills. New members of Rustan’s Frequent Shopper Program also receive perks during the promo month. Every new registrant automatically receives 30,000 Points, which can be redeemed any time for purchases and offers. Additionally, new signups will receive a free FSP Card and a Canvas Tote that can be used whenever they shop at Rustan’s to earn additional points. Terms and Conditions apply and can be read here: https://rustans.com/pages/frequent-shoppers-program-terms-conditions.
SNK ATK mixes streetwear and gaming
LOCAL technical clothing brand SNK ATK Design Lab has designed a streetwear collection with hardcore Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) fans in mind. The collaboration between MLBB and SNK ATK includes cyberpunk jackets, hoodies, sweatshirts, T-shirts, and face masks. This limited edition MLBB x SNK ATK 515 eParty Capsule Collection came into play to spice up this year’s 515 eParty, a month-long community event for Mobile Legends: Bang Bang. Also on board for this collaboration is artist Massive Method who helped create limited edition art shirts and masks. Watch the official video on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJxRjobToGg to see the pieces. Pre-order at website (https://snkatk.co/collections/ml-x-snk-atk-515-eparty-capsule-collection) or visit Bren Esports on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/BrenEsports).
Swarovski Wonderlab’s new collections
AT ITS 125th year anniversary, Swarovski steps forward with a bold new vision for the future set in an imaginary Wonderlab. Swarovski Creative Director Giovanna Engelbert envisions the modern crystal lifestyle, a radically inclusive laboratory of creativity that invites the world to celebrate their individuality and partake in the fantasy. The first expression of the Wonderlab comes to life in Engelbert’s first collection, Collection One. The collection is an array of necklaces, earrings, rings, bracelets and body jewelry that manifest the fundamental but magical properties of crystal. An inventive approach to scale, cut and color creates a hyper-chunky, hyper-expressive, and hyper-versatile collection. Other Wonderlab collections are Millenia, described as being as fundamental to the wardrobe as the White T, these bold and timeless touches of refinement in a rainbow of cuts and colors are made to have and wear forever. Constella features crystal constellations set on thin metal bars in unexpected combinations. Mesmera, “mesmerizing, innovative crystal clusters bind uniquely shaped stones for the ultimate evening statement.” Harmonia, oversized cushion cut crystals in a suspended setting; Dulcis, “challenging the sharp with the soft through a Modern Art lens.” Curiosa, unexpected shapes, intricate and complex designs; Gema, the widest variety of stone cuts and rich, vibrant colors all-in-one set of pieces; and Chroma, boldly layered stones with multi-color on classic white. In the Philippines, Swarovski is available in Rustan’s Alabang, Rustan’s Makati, Rustan’s Shangri-La, and Rustan’s Ayala Cebu, and at Swarovski boutiques at Alabang Town Center, Glorietta, Newport Mall, TriNoma Mall, The Podium Mall, Power Plant Mall, and SM Mall of Asia.
Anytime Fitness gives incentive for COVID jabs
GLOBAL fitness chain Anytime Fitness recently reopened its doors with an incentive-based campaign that encourages individuals to roll up their sleeves and get vaccinated, as fitness facilities nationwide are now permitted to operate at a limited capacity. Dubbed “Get Back on Track,” the initiative entitles anyone who has received at least one dose of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine with a waived joining fee, free Health Optimization Program (HOP) assessment, and one complimentary personal training session. These incentives are available upon presenting proof of vaccination when signing up for a 12-month membership at any Anytime Fitness club nationwide. The campaign lasts through September. The 24-hour fitness center reopened in June at 20% capacity after a three-month closure to help curb the spread of the virus. Members can expect enhanced safety measures within the fitness club, including temperature checks, requiring masks at all times, maintaining a two-meter distance between gym equipment, accessible handwashing stations, and frequent sanitation of all equipment, accessories, and areas after each use.
Levi’s shoes for kids up to 30% off at Zalora
LEVI’S Footwear introduces Shot Sneakers for kids — a round toe, low cut sneaker with a color-blocking colorway, made with Polyurethane polyester upper and a Polyester inner plus rubber soles. The Shot Sneaker features a hook and loop closure. Available in Navy Blue, Regular White and Regular Black. Shop for this and other styles from Levi’s Footwear Kids SS21 Collection such as the Block Sneakers, Ivette Sneakers, Fast Trainers, Betty Mega Sneakers, Irving Sneakers and Ellis Sneakers with a special introductory offer at 30% off with a minimum purchase of P1,950 from July 1-7 using the voucher code LEVISKIDS30. Discounts of up to 30% are available during that period on Levi’s Footwear storewide at Zalora. Avail the exclusive voucher to get a special 30% off on the new arrivals with a minimum P1,950 spend; or browse through the previous collection and shop up to 30% off with no minimum spend. Shop Levi’s Footwear for men and women up to 20% on all styles from July 1-6. And from July 7-11, enjoy exclusive discounts on select styles up to 30% off plus exclusive voucher deals up to 25% off.