Home Arts & Leisure Style (09/06/21)

Style (09/06/21)

UNIQLO launching absorbent sanitary shorts

GLOBAL APPAREL retailer UNIQLO will be launching AIRism Absorbent Sanitary Shorts, feminine care innerwear to support women during their menstrual cycle. UNIQLO’s Femcare innerwear line, which includes front-open innerwear and maternity items, has continued to expand and evolve with unique technologies based on customer feedback. AIRism Absorbent Sanitary Shorts will be available at UNIQLO Philippine’s Online Store, uniqlo.com/ph, and the UNIQLO app starting Sept. 27. The liquid-absorbing sanitary shorts feature three-layer construction — a quick-drying and odor control layer that keeps the surface against the skin comfortable, an absorbent layer able to hold up to 30-40 ml of liquid, and a water-resistant layer made of laminated water-repellent fabric. The absorbent layer only covers the crotch area, while the water-resistant layer extends across the back up to the waist, keeping the rear dry while reducing unpleasant stiffness. The use of AIRism fabric in a seamless construction provides comfort; the gusset portion in the crotch has a bonding finish that crimps the fabric to minimize leakage from the seam needle holes. The AIRism Absorbent Sanitary Shorts will be available in sizes S to XL for P990. The UNIQLO Femcare Innerwear line includes the maternity shorts and leggings series which help women stay comfortable from the early to late stages of pregnancy.

Lalique launches new Gaïa 2021 collection

LALIQUE came up with a new 2021 collection with nature as its major source of inspiration. The new Gaïa by Lalique collection is named after the nurturing goddess from Greek mythology, Gaïa. The collection features four colors: amber, fuchsia, black, and gold-stamped crystal. The collection includes the Merles & Raisins design in two sizes of vases and a bowl; the Versailles wine decanter with a design of grapes and vine leaves throughout, crowned with a stopper carved in the same motif; the Mûres (Blackberries) vase of satin-finished crystal, available in fuchsia and black, in limited editions of 188 pieces per color; and, the Merlot glass and wine decanter in a satin finish with a vine motif that adorns the stopper of the decanter. There are also complementary objects in the image of Greyhounds, Kitten (in different colors, with limited editions of 188 pieces per color), and Lions (a limited edition of 12 pieces).

Rustan’s Beauty Addict celebrates its 9th year

MARKING its 9th year, Rustan’s The Beauty Source presents the Rustan’s Beauty Addict Event, which aims to promote beauty as not just about looking good on the outside, but also about thinking good, feeling good, and doing good. The celebration features a series of special online events, which feature inspiring guests who embody the message. On Sept. 10,  Tim Yap hosts a talk with Vanessa Matsunaga-Sunga, a model and entrepreneur; Bella Manzano, a photographer, filmmaker, and entrepreneur; Stephanie Zubiri, editor-in-chief of Tatler Homes Philippines; Elvira “Tootsy” Angara, TV executive and mother of three; and Paolo Valenciano, musician and live events director. The three-part event will be held at 4 p.m., live on Rustan’s The Beauty Source’ Facebook page. It will include a performance from Kiana Valenciano, with games and discussions. On Sept. 15, 5 p.m., watch author and wine enthusiast Stephanie Zubiri will prepare an easy, healthy, and guilt-free recipe while giving tips on how to be beautiful inside and out, while helping others. This will be shown on her Instagram account (@stephaniezubiri) to promote Rustan’s Feel & Do Good campaign. Throughout September, there will be exclusive offers and more as part of Rustan’s Beauty Addict Event 2021. Available only on Sept. 10 are the following specials: Beauty Addict members can get the TALI Cristina Clutch for a minimum purchase of P10,000, and a Viajecito Splashkit Sport Set for a minimum spend of P20,000 at Rustan’s The Beauty Source and through Personal Shopper on Call, plus earn x10 Beauty Addict points on every purchase; from Sept. 1 to Nov. 30, Beauty Addict members can get a Viajecito Splashkit Sport Set for a minimum purchase of P20,000, x5 points on all purchases in all Rustan’s Stores and through our Personal Shopper on Call from Sept. 1-9 and Sept. 11-30; there will be more deals and exclusive offers when shopping at Rustan’s The Beauty Source from Sept. 11-26; the Beauty Addict Raffle promo will run from Sept. 3 to Oct. 31, with every purchase of P2,500 entitling the buyer to one electronic raffle entry with a grand prize of a shopping spree worth P50,000 at Rustan’s The Beauty Source. Promos are applicable in all Rustan’s Stores, Personal Shopper on Call, and online at Rustans.com. For details visit bit.ly/RTBSTranscendDeals. This is in partnership with Metrobank, whose cardholders can enjoy an additional 10% off, on top of all existing promos by using the promo code MBRTBS10 plus the first six digits of their Metrobank card number.

Bragais Footwear steps up global presence

Filipino shoemaker Jojo Bragais chose to work with FedEx Express to deliver his signature pieces to Florida for the recently held 69th Miss Universe pageant. The pageant was an opportunity not only to showcase Filipino talent but also grow the brand and further expand their global market. Locally, the Jojo Bragais brand gained recognition for offering expertly designed shoes that combine style and comfort, which is why many Filipino beauty pageant winners swear by the shoes. According to the designer, “Our pieces should be able to reliably carry the wearer whether on stage, the runway, or when they go out and perform their duties.”  Prior to the pandemic, there were plans of setting up mall-based stores, but he laid these aside since, through an e-commerce platform, he was able to continue showcasing Bragais shoes to an even wider market, counting on FedEx to deliver his signature pieces to customers across the world. For the Miss Universe Pageant, “Together with my team of 60 craftsmen, we had to design and create 300 pairs of shoes all in a span of 10 days. And when it came to shipping the items to Florida, USA, the fast and reliable shipping solutions of FedEx enabled me to meet the tight deadline,” said Mr. Bragais.