THE Cultural Center of the Philippines, Bench, and SM Mall of Asia collaborate for the Ternocon 2018 Exhibit tour which starts on June 12 at the Atrium, Main Mall of the SM Mall of Asia. It will run until June 19. Ternocon 2018 was a terno-making convention and contest for regional designers initiated by the CCP through its Cultural Exchange Department and Bench (Suyen Corp.). The project aimed to encourage the use of the terno as formal dress, to inspire a new generation of Filipino designers to make ternos that are grounded in the history of the Philippine National Dress, and to motivate regional designers to create works that are at par with the construction techniques of senior fashion designers. The contest proper was held at the CCP main theater stage last November. Curated by Gino Gonzales, the exhibit features 30 selections from over 90 ternos shown at the CCP last November. A tour of the exhibit in other regions between July to November is currently being organized.
Longchamp pop-up store
AFTER the first leg of the Longchamp LGP collection’s popup at the Power Plant Mall, it moves to the Greenbelt Fashion Walk from June 11 to 17. The LGP collection breaks the rules of the usual solemn, static, and status-oriented monograms by being contemporary, cosmopolitan, and with a sense of fun. The collection spans bags, accessories and ready-to-wear, with lots of unisex options. There are two complementary lines for bags Le Pliage LGP and Le Pliage Cuir LGP. The first features an all-over monogram print on the iconic nylon totes and travel bags, as well as new urban essentials such as backpacks, fanny packs and a multi-style pouch which can be carried vertically or horizontally. The second has the monogram placed and appliquéd on its butter-soft leather, and introduces, alongside the holdalls, a new shape in the form of a vertical tote with long handles. Both lines are available in black and white with a flash of neon or black and red with a flash of white. In addition, Le Pliage Cuir LGP offers a third colorway, created especially for Asia: a powder pink accented with black and white. The collection also takes in luggage — notably an ultra-light wheeled cabin case with an all-over micro-monogram in black and white and zingy neon trim. Longchamp is exclusively available at Rustan’s Makati, Rustan’s Shangri-La, Rustan’s Cebu and Greenbelt 5.
Rustan’s End of Season Sale
RUSTAN’S holds its End of Season Sale with discounts of up to 50% as well as exclusive offers on premium items from June 8 to 30 at Rustan’s stores in Alabang, Makati, Shangri-La Plaza, Gateway Mall and Cebu. Among the items that will come with big discounts are menswear from Faconnable, Ascot Chang, Knowledge Cotton Apparel, Harrys of London, Oleg Cassini, Dorfman Pacific, Kurt Geiger, and Calvin Klein, plus items from Allen Edmonds, Pedro del Hierro footwear and Punto socks. Also in the sale are Wild and Wolf torches, S’well, Two’s Company, Kikkerland, Brouk and Co., and Authentic Models collectibles. Women can find classic pieces from Elie Tahari, Eileen Fisher, Lady Rustan, Oleg Cassini, Karen Kane, and Josie Natori, resortwear from Trina Turk, ASTR, Lilly Pulitzer, Seafolly, and Onia, and accessories from Majorica, Orelia, Carolee and practical finds from Aerosoles, Le Sportsac, Ogon, and Dooney & Bourke. For more contemporary cult favorites, there’s CK Jeans, Aquazurra, Coccinelle, Swarovski, together with curated items from Luna, Jill, Sergio Rossi, Gianvito Rossi, Jessica McClintock, Carolee, Criselda Lontok, MZ Wallace, followed by functional picks from Arezzo, Schutz, Cristofoli, Caparros, and U by RP. Gowns and dresses from Mac Duggal, Aidan Mattox, Allen Schwartz, Tahari, Halston Heritage, and Tadashi Shoji will also be part of the sale. The collections from Montblanc, Carla Amorim, Centro Bridal, Damiani, John Hardy, Marco Bicego, Mikimoto, Tamara Comolli, Yvel, and Babette Wasserman will be on special offer during the sale period. For kids’ fashion, Sunuva, Neck & Neck, Under Armour, and Reisenthel Kids will be on sale along with items from Kids Funware and Thermos. Swarovski, Cristofle and Rustan’s Home have accents and housewares on offer. For more information about the Rustan’s End of Season Sale, visit rustans.com.
Rissa Mananquil Trillo’sr first book
MODEL-turned-entrepreneur Rissa Mananquil Trillo reveals her journey to building beauty brand Happy Skin in her book Read My Lips: What It Takes to Build a World-Class Homegrown Brand, published by Summit Books. Part-memoir and part-business guide, the book covers her failures to her successes, from her lowest moments to her brightest triumphs. Read My Lips is divided into two parts. In the first, she answers questions about entrepreneurship, including both the sacrifices and fulfillment that go with making the leap. In the second, she imparts lessons gleaned from her own life experiences that unfolded the path for opportunities in business and beauty, as well as values needed to survive in entrepreneurship. Read My Lips bookends the first part with interviews with some of the biggest leaders in business and beauty including Nanay Coring Ramos, Tessie Sy-Coson, Manny V. Pangilinan, Fernando Zobel de Ayala, Nedy Tantoco, Ben Chan, Anton Huang, Mariana Zobel de Ayala, Lance Gokongwei, Robina Gokongwei-Pe, Kevin Tan, Joey Concepcion, Rikki Dee, Donnie Tantoco, Vicki Belo, Paulo Campos, Margarita Forés, Anne Arcenas-Gonzalez, Amina Aranaz, and Krie Reyes-Lopez. The second part gathers insights on life and inner beauty from Lucy Torres-Gomez, Heart Evangelista-Escudero, KC Concepcion, Kathryn Bernardo, Bianca Gonzalez-Intal, Liz Uy, Karen Davila, Myrza Sison, Apples Aberin, Tweetie de Leon-Gonzalez, Aivee Teo, Say Tioco, Tricia Gosingtian, and Hannah Pangilinan. Read My Lips: What It Takes to Build a World-Class Homegrown Brand will soon be available in bookstores nationwide for P450 and can be preordered at National Book Store.