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Toy brand Joan Miro opens online store in PHL
EUROPEAN children’s toy brand, Joan Miro, has launched on LazMall and other leading e-commerce platforms in the Philippines this September. Widely recognized across Europe as the originator of the A.P.T. (Art-Play-Think) theory, the brand believes that “Every child is an artist’’ and that the best way for children to learn and express themselves is through art. Joan Miro toys, also known as Jar Melo in Europe, were first brought into the Philippines in May 2020 through the distributor, BebeBata Corp. The brand Joan Miro is named for the 19th century Spanish surrealist whose free-spirited, innocent child-like approach to art and life was the brand’s inspiration. The toy brand has three lines: The Art product line features artist boxes, drawing books, origami sets, stickers, and card sets as well as washable paints and markers; The Play and Think lines comprise of sand kits, modeling doughs, and simple card games. Available in the Philippine market as well is the Alpabetong Filipino Ring Flash Card Set to introduce children to Filipino vocabulary, food, culture, geography, and animals. For more information visit https://www.joanmiro.ph/.
Panerai combines signature elements in one watch
FOR the new Panerai Luminor Marina Carbotech Blu Notte PAM01664, the watchmaker combines two signature elements — a Carbotech case and a Blu Notte dial — in one watch. Carbotech is known for offering greater resistance to external forces and corrosion. To create the material, alternating layers of carbon fiber are fused with cutting-edge polymers under high temperatures and pressure. This encases the lustrous blue dial where light appears to play across its surface, reminiscent of sun rays filtering through fathoms of the sea. From developing the groundbreaking luminescent material Luminor to inventing its patented crown protecting device, the history of Panerai abounds with advances and this watch is part of the brand’s latest chapter. This limited-edition offering of 500 pieces will be made available exclusively on Panerai’s new phone sales channel in Singapore (at 1800-429-8361) and Australia (at 1800-271-037).
Vans launches Vans World in the Roblox Metaverse
THE GLOBAL platform Roblox and sports brand Vans have announced the launch of Vans World, an interactive virtual skatepark experience created by Vans on Roblox. Vans World will serve as a persistent 3D space where fans can practice their ollies and kickflips with friends, and try on and acquire exclusive Vans gear directly in the experience. This is the brand’s first venture into the metaverse. Fans can use the Vans shoe customizer to create their own unique style, and full skate shop to build their perfect board. Four Vans silhouettes will be available for fans to customize, purchase, and wear in the experience. Vans World was inspired by the brand’s signature locations such as House of Vans, the Vans Off the Wall Skatepark in CA, owned retail shop environments and skate destinations from all over the globe.
Michael Kors brings back the Everest watch
MICHAEL Kors has brought back the Everest watch. The iconic laid-back yet luxe Everest watch was originally introduced 10 years ago, when it became an instant must-have thanks to its boyfriend-style silhouette and distinctive glamor. Now, it’s been brought back in a collection of five styles: three exact recreations of the original, and two updated takes. 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 and online at Trunc.ph and Rustans.com.
Tory Burch’s Spring/Summer 2022 collection
TORY Burch’s Spring/Summer 2022 collection is inspired by Claire McCardell’s ingenuity and her legacy of American sportswear which revolutionized the way women dress. She discarded the rules of what women should wear, instead problem-solving for the reality of their lives. Her designs instilled a sense of freedom, encouraged self-expression and empowered women with a casual elegance that is as relevant today as it was in the late 1940s. The season reflects these then-radical ideas with a mix of versatility, function, integrity and joy. There are striking contrasts of color, print and fabric. Chiffon and linen, jersey and broderie anglaise; dresses collaged in picnic and Madras plaids, engineered stripes and solids, and color-blocked reversible jersey tops. Waists are softly defined with broad belts, long sashes and tech-knit bandeaus, balanced by the proportion of full skirts and relaxed trousers. There are cat’s-eye sunglasses and sculptural silver jewelry. The Lampshade, a new bucket bag silhouette, is the inverse of a 1950s-inspired lampshade hat. This, along with oversized totes, hobos and crossbody envelopes, is crafted in suede, napa, double top-stitched leather and T Monogram raffia. An artisanal silver plaque is threaded with a hand-stitched leather logo detail, seen on bags, pendants and mules. Pointed and rounded flats accented with ankle ties or studs. Included are two reissues of McCardell’s designs: a flat she created with Capezio in 1953, and a striped silk-cotton boot. In the Philippines, Tory Burch is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc., and is located at Greenbelt 5, Power Plant Mall, Rustan’s Makati and Rustan’s Shangri-La. Visit facebook.com/ToryBurchPhilippines or follow @ssilifeph on Instagram for more information.
Uniqlo launches White Mountaineering Collaboration Line
GLOBAL apparel retailer Uniqlo has launched Uniqlo X White Mountaineering, the first collaboration with the global Japanese brand White Mountaineering. Items will be available in the Philippines starting Oct. 15. This new collaboration merges the theme of family, embraced by White Mountaineering’s designer Yosuke Aizawa, with the Uniqlo concept of LifeWear that is made for all. The line features nine items for men, women, and children. These are: the Hybrid Down, a new generation outerwear featuring a combination of down and cotton padding (for men and women); the men’s Parka features a double zip on the front which is an icon of White Mountaineering, while the women’s style has a more relaxed silhouette, incorporating a distinctive back design suggestive of a cape; the Fleece Jacket, created by layering two types of fleece fabric, is finished in a military style to match urban fashion and appeals to both men and women. The children’s items utilize the same basic designs as for adults, while including details that younger wearers will love, such as a structure at the neck that makes the coats easier to put on and take off, presented in blue and red colors. They will be available at the Uniqlo Manila Global Flagship Store and Uniqlo online store uniqlo.com/ph and the Uniqlo App Special website: (https://www.uniqlo.com/whitemountaineering/21fw/ph/) starting Oct. 15.
Rimowa reveals new Essential season colors
RENOWNED for making the world’s first polycarbonate suitcase, now Rimowa has updated its selection of Essential suitcase colors with two fresh seasonal hues that evoke the balmy atmosphere of tropical locales — Mango, a bright and sunny orange, and Bamboo, a soft shade of light green — as inspired by Thailand’s famed floating markets. The new Rimowa Essential range is matched — from the handle and zipper, to the badge and wheel housing — for a monochromatic appearance. Available in three sizes, Cabin, Check-In L, and Trunk Plus, the Rimowa Essential in Mango and Bamboo is now available in Rimowa stores worldwide. In addition to three suitcase sizes, selected accessories in this pastel-colored palette will soon be available. Visit the official Rimowa website (https://www.rimowa.com) to get a hold of the new line.
Rustan’s opens its Christmas Village
RUSTAN’S Christmas Village, a one-stop-shop for all things festive, opened on Sept. 15, and will stay open until Dec. 31. There, one will find unique home décor, accents, trees, trimmings, food boxes, gifts, and tokens. Customers can be inspired by the various Christmas themes: Red & Gold with traditional deep-red décor with luxurious gold accents, glimmering balls and velvet stockings, and golden candle holders; Red & White with snowflake pillows, swirl and candy cane ornaments, polka dot and striped stockings, and decorative ribbons; Pink Holiday Chic as Rustan’s also carries an assortment of décor in millennial shades like rose gold and cream including a frilly pink tree with pearls, fabric flowers, and Christmas balls; Blue and Silver, embellish a white Christmas tree with frosted shades of dusty blue, cream, and silver; and Christmas Woodland with pine cones, rattan balls, beige-toned ribbons and stockings, plus animal decorations for a feel of the outdoors. Rustan’s also has a wide collection of Santa Claus mugs, figurines, trains, and décor, and a nutcracker collection which ranges from traditional red, wooden, or modern white-and-gold styles to suit any holiday color palette. One can also build a Christmas Village at home. Or go local by choosing Rustan’s partner merchants for one’s festive needs: table napkins and placemats at Amber & Anne; handcrafted ornaments, capiz shell decor and accent pieces from Shell Arts; and lighting pieces with all-natural materials from Tadeco Home. Create a Nativity scene with Rustan’s exquisite range of figurines of the Holy Family and angels; and light up doors and windows with Pampanga parols. Rustan’s Flower Shop also answers one’s Christmas wreath needs, with various arrangements including traditional design with cypress, palay, and pine cones, as well as modern selections like wreaths with misty pink accents. For Frequent Shoppers Program (FSP) members, Christmas shopping will see them earning five times more points when they purchase regular-tagged items at World of Rustan’s Home until Sept. 30, and 10 times more FSP points on Rustan’s Filipiniana Our Very Own merchandise during the weekends of Sept. 18 to 26.
Free ShopeePay credits, giveaways with Jose Mari Chan
SINGER Jose Mari Chan has been a holiday fixture for years, and he is joining the year-end shopping festivities along with the latest Shopee endorser, actor Jackie Chan. Shopee has a lineup of Jose Mari Chan-themed games, activities, and giveaways during the holidays. In December, Mr. Chan and several other celebrities and influencers will give away pamasko via ShopeePay. Play the game to receive ShopeePay credits and use ShopeePay to send pamasko to all your loved ones, with a variety of holiday-themed virtual cards. Start your holiday shopping on a festive note with discounts up to 90% off on Shopee Mall and exclusive gift bundles with the latest gaming consoles, holy grail beauty items, skincare must-haves, and more. From September to December, catch Jose Mari Chan on holiday-themed in-app games such as Shopee Catch and Shopee Collectibles. Catch and collect aguinaldos and Christmas decors exclusively in-app for a chance to win prizes such as coins, discount and cashback vouchers, product giveaways, and ShopeePay credits. Shopee will also grant 10 lucky users’ wishes. From November to December, submit a letter via the comments section on Shopee’s official Facebook page for a chance to make a Christmas wish come true. Tune in to the Merry-Galo Countdown for the 60-day, and 30-day countdowns to Christmas (Oct. 26, and Nov. 25, all at 7:30 p.m.) which include mini-games, exclusive discounts for Christmas deals, and special vouchers. Jose Mari Chan will serenade shoppers at the Merry-Galo Party on Shopee Live in December. Get a chance to have Mr. Chan grant one item from your wishlist during the show by entering Shopee’s #DearNinong contest this November. During the live stream, Jose Mari Chan will also welcome viewers to his home and host a Q&A.
Using Kojie.san soaps and lotions together
PAIRING Kojie.san soap and lotion with each other to achieve an even skin tone as quickly as possible. Kojie.san soaps and lotions contain Zero Pigment Light technology that zeroes in on dark spots, age spots, scars, melasma and hyperpigmentation. Used individually, the soaps and lotions deliver results. But when used in combination with each other, they promise better performance, twice as fast. That’s because the Kojie.san soaps and lotions are especially formulated to work in tandem for optimal results. In the shower, lather up with either of Kojie.san’s soaps: the original Kojie.san Skin Lightening Classic Soap and Kojie.san Skin Lightening HydroMoist Soap. Then use Zero Pigment Light-powered Kojie.san lotions. Both also come in a light, non-greasy HydroMoist formulation that’s easily absorbed by your skin. Kojie.san Skin Lightening Body Lotion with HydroMoist deeply moisturizes skin to keep it soft, smooth, and well hydrated for up to 72 hours. Kojie.san Skin Lightening Body Lotion SPF25 w/ HydroMoist protects the skin with its UVA UVB filters. Kojie.san is available at all leading supermarkets and drugstores nationwide, as well as Kojie.san’s official LazMall on Lazada and Beauty MNL.