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Asics collaborates with Coke on new shoes
ASICS has launched the Gel-Quantum 90 TYO, an Asics SportStyle shoe designed in collaboration with Coca-Cola. Based on the popular active streetwear and town shoe, the new model features a Gel™ technology sole for improved shock absorbency. The shoe showcases distinct characteristics of both Coca-Cola and Asics with bold colors and a clean look. The uppers’ red and white colors are evocative of the Coca-Cola brand, and the color of green heel, made of Gel technology, is inspired by the Georgia green of the Coca-Cola contour bottle. Completing the look of the sneaker is the Coca-Cola logo adorning the Asics stripes and heel. In addition, the sneaker was designed with the intent to reduce the carbon footprint of the product. The uppers of each pair of shoes are made using approximately four PET plastic bottles’ worth of recycled polyester, while the environmentally friendly sockliner base material is made of recycled polyurethane. Completing the sneaker, the sockliner was colored using a dope-dye technique that requires fewer inks and less water. The Gel-Quantum 90 TYO is available in Asics Manila Bay, Asics Bonifacio Highstreet, and Asics Trinoma and retails at P7,890.
Jeweler launches new brand for youth
YOUNG fashion designer-turned-gemologist Denise Ching-Tobler brings Devaluchi Joaillerie’s marriage of gold and diamonds to the youth through her new line — Simply Elegant. The collection features dainty jewelry pieces crafted in 14-karat to 18-karat gold, accentuated by natural melee diamonds. It includes box chain necklaces and stackable rings, and stud and hook earrings. While Devaluchi Joaillerie showcases a bold, original combination of diamonds and colored stones, Simply Elegant exudes a sleek touch of luxe that allows the adornment of diamonds to take center stage. “These pieces were made for everyday wear fine jewelry — simple, yet hip and trendy,” the designer said. A graduate of the Fashion Design and Merchandising Program of De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, she refined her skills at the Gemological Laboratory of the Philippines, followed by training at the prestigious Gemological Institute of America, a non-profit center focused on research on diamonds and colored stones. She was able to establish her own jewelry line in 2018. While the world stopped in 2020, her creations were featured in Condé Nast Traveller, Tatler UK, and British Vogue. The young jeweler values quality and honesty above all else, as their policy is full disclosure of the origin of their stones — be it natural diamonds, colored stones, laboratory grown, or simulated ones. Check out her jewelry on Instagram @devaluchijoaillerie or visit her store at 2/F Eastwing Estancia Capitol Commons Pasig.
Fitbit goes Luxe with new collection
FITBIT announced the release of Fitbit Luxe, a new fashion-forward fitness and wellness tracker. The new Fitbit includes everything from stress management tools to automatic activity and sleep tracking, all in an effortlessly chic bracelet design. Luxe also gives the user insights into their wellbeing through the Health Metrics dashboard in the Fitbit app to help identify changes which could be caused by increased stress or fatigue. With Luxe, the user gets six-months of Fitbit Premium for added support and deeper analysis of their data. The Luxe features a color touchscreen and up to five days of battery life. It can be paired with a wide range of stylish accessories, including a modern luxury bracelet from Gorjana. Luxe will be available from June onwards, retailing for P8,490.
Gift suggestions for all kinds of moms
THIS Mother’s Day, Rustan’s The Beauty Source curates products for all kinds of moms. It also offers a convenient and safe way to shop by contacting their Personal Shopper On Call via one universal number — 0917-111-1952 — to place an order and get your purchases wrapped and ready. You can also shop safely in a Rustan’s store near you or online via Rustans.com. For moms who deserve some “me time,” how about a calming fragrance that envelops a room and fills it with relaxing aromas and scents, like Acca Kappa’s Raspberry and Tomato candle and reed diffuser from the Artistic Aromatic collection; or the Chanel Coco Mademoiselle L’eau Shower Gel followed by the Fragrance Mist. Have her pick her “scent of the day” from the various scents in the Maison Francis Kurkdjian Fragrance Wardrobe, with eight perfumes to choose from. For moms who like a touch of makeup, how about a beauty product that will last all day yet feels like wearing nothing at all. Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Stain in Dusty Rose delivers smooth, waterproof color with comfortable wear that stays put all day long without drying out lips. The Stila Spring 2021 One Step Correct Brightening Finishing Powder, an all-in-one finishing powder that color corrects, controls shine, blurs the appearance of pores, and sets makeup. For moms who are always under the sun or online, help her protect her skin from UV rays with products like the Clarins New UV Plus Multi Protection in Lavender, a high-tech, invisible screen that helps lock out skin-damaging UVA/UVB rays and five types of pollutants. Moms who take their skin care routine seriously may appreciate La Prairie Pure Gold Collection Cream, a line designed to provide immediate radiance and sustained delivery of two key replenishing ingredients to help compensate for the loss of receptiveness of the skin. L’Occitane Triphase Essence helps balance and strengthen skin to reveal smooth, healthy looking complexion. Mario Badescu Hyaluronic Dew Drops delivers hydration without the heaviness with its unique moisturizing complex that contains Squalane and two molecular weights of Sodium Hyaluronate. The Perricone Micellar Cleansing Treatment works as a 3-in-1 cleanser, toner and makeup remover that unclogs impurities from deep within pores, while smoothing and conditioning, leaving skin looking and feeling refreshed. Visit rustans-thebeautysource.com for a complete list of promos and more.
SSI and Central Square’s Summer Pursuits raffle
THE SSI Group and Central Square are holding the Summer Pursuits raffle promotion from May 1 to July 31. The Grand Prize of an all-expense-paid beach trip to Palawan and a shopping spree worth P50,000. For every single-receipt spend with a minimum purchase of P5,000 at participating SSI Group stores nationwide, customers are entitled to one raffle entry. The Grand Prize winner will receive a four-day/three-night travel bubble package at El Nido Resorts’ Pangulasian Island for two persons and an SSI shopping spree worth P50,000. The 2nd Prize winner will receive a P150,000 shopping voucher on Trunc.ph, SSI Group’s online boutique, and an exclusive Fashion Styling Session with a celebrity stylist. The 3rd Prize winner will receive a Charriol Jewelry Set and a P30,000 SSI shopping spree. Earn an entry by shopping at any of the following brands: Acca Kappa, Alexander McQueen, American Tourister, Anne Klein, Armani Exchange, Bally, Balenciaga, Banana Republic, Beauty Bar, Bershka, Bobbi Brown, BOSS, Bottega Veneta, Brooks Brothers, Burberry, Calvin Klein Jeans, Calvin Klein Underwear, Cartier, Charriol, Clarins, Clinique, Coach, Cortefiel, Dashing Diva, Diesel, Diptyque, DKNY, Dune, Ermenegildo Zegna, Estee Lauder, Furla, GAP, Givenchy, Gucci, Hackett London, Hamleys, Hogan, Jessica, Jimmy Choo, Kate Spade, Kenneth Cole, Kurt Geiger, Lacoste, Lacoste Accessories, Lacoste Footwear, Laura Mercier, LeSportsac, L’Occitane, Loewe, Longchamp, Lush, M.A.C Cosmetics, Makeroom&More, Marc Jacobs, Marks & Spencer, Massimo Dutti, MAX& Co., Michael Kors, Mont Blanc, Nars, Nine West, Old Navy, Payless ShoeSource, Pazzion, Polo Ralph Lauren, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, Prada, Pull and Bear, Saint Laurent, Salad Stop, Salvatore Ferragamo, Samsonite, Shake Shack, Springfield, Steve Madden, Stradivarius, Superdry, Superga, Swarovski, Tod’s, Tommy Hilfiger, Tory Burch, TWG Tea, West Elm, Women’s Secret, and Zara; and e-commerce sites Trunc.ph, beautybar.com.ph, lush.com.ph, gap.com.ph, lacoste.com.ph, marksandspencer.com.ph, bananarepublic.com.ph, dunelondon.ph, superga.ph, and payless.ph. One can also join the Summer Pursuits raffle by shopping or dining at Central Square. For every single-receipt spend with a minimum purchase of P5,000, gain entry to the raffle with the following prizes: the Grand Prize winner will receive a four-day/three-night Club Paradise Palawan Escape for two and an SSI shopping spree worth P50,000; 2nd Prize is a Bedroom Revamp Package worth P100,000 with free Interior Design services from Pottery Barn, West Elm and MakeRoom; and the 3rd Prize winner will receive a Samsonite Luggage Set and a P30,000 SSI shopping spree. Once you receive an entry from the SSI Group and/or Central Square, register at https://summerpursuits.ssilife.com.ph to qualify for the promo then wait for the results to be announced on Aug. 15.