Tuesday, May 31, 2011


One well known brand has joined the ramp at the Philippine Fashion Week once again. Regatta has actually tickled our interests when they released their teaser with a dock saying that it is not just a dock but a catwalk. And indeed it was, the SMX Convention Center Function Room 5 was turned into a dock style runway that made the loving expectators smile all throughout the show.

The colors on the collection were infused with brown and blue, showcasing more of the sea side and the water elements the brand is known for. Soft texture and soft colors make up for a good display of clothes both for the men and women's side. Cargos and denims are in plus the great usage of snickers and easy to wear shoes. I personally woudl liek to grab some of the men's pieces and have it for my own. Light and cool, nice and fresh. Those are some of the descriptions I could say about the Regatta show.

Photos Courtesy of Regatta and StyleBible.Ph (Yayay De Castro)

Monday, May 30, 2011


Two things on the Penshoppe show that can be derived from their Trailblazers tag this Holiday 2011. Blaze - as the designs were really nice and the entire collection for both men and women are commendable. Trail - the long lines outside the SMX venue were too long.

First things first, the organizing committee of Penshoppe should be advised that they did a poor job in the Penshoppe show. How come that people who had their tickets or those that have invites/guestlists have to register first then fall in line again just to get in. That means falling in line two times, such a waste of time. Second thing is that their registration procedures were an epic fail. There were no signs as to which area the ticket holders would go, or where the online registrants would line or where the guestlisted ones would go. Overall such a mess outside akin to the F&H show last October 2010.

The good thing is that the show was packed with great collections of clothes ranging from downright fashionable and chic. More on the black and white shades, the sets were accentuated by a lot of jackets, belts, vests and buttons. Most of the clothes materials were made with the foundation of leather and skin tight materials. Added to the great set of clothes, Penshoppe also triumphed in putting together a good set of models from the likes of Alvin Aguilar, Heydar Hosseini, Ram Sagad, Victor Basa and Solenn Heusaff.

Photo Credits: Paul Cortes


Fashion show on Ice? If you thought that is quite impossible, then you were wrong. This Holiday 2011 Philippine Fashion Week has vowed to put people in awe with great collections and wonderful concepts, and one of the most interesting of which is the Candie's fashion show.

The show is the only show held on the SM Mall of Asia Ice Skating Rink. Cold you may think but the entire show was just hot and off the hook. The show in general was fun, bubbly and energetic with loads of effects (balloons, bubbles, lights), great music, great performances and a great backdrop to start with. The colors were bright and playful and really engaged the people watching the show. Since it is open for the general public to watch, a lot of people were glued to their spots when the show started.

Providing star power to the occassion was the teen stars of PBB and GMA such as Maxene Magalona, Elmo Magalona, Danica Magpantay, Ivan Dorschner, Bret Jackson, Fretzie Bercede, Tricia Santos, Ann Li and James Reid. Overall, the show was noteworthy and wonderful. Hope to see more of Candie's in the next Fashion Weeks to come.

Sunday, May 29, 2011


In time for the upcoming reboot, X-Men First Class, I am sharing with you guys my top list of villains of the X-men universe. My choices are a varied array of characters ranging from cool, greatly evil or just plain nasty. Here they are.

1. Mystique
- The shape shifter blue lady. Gorgeous yet deadly. That said, Mystique is my top X-men villain. She can copy anyone's form making her a deadly weapon that can pounce nearby. She is Nightcrawler's mom and Rogue's adoptive mother. Now, I never thought blue could be this sexy.\

2. Magneto
- The story of having a former ally and close friend become an enemy is always a very intirguing one. Magneto, Erik as he is more commonly known was a former friend and ally of Professor X. The difference in ideas, beliefs and motives just kept them apart. And aside from that, Magneto truly possesses one great ability -  the power to manipulate the electromagnetic force to achieve a wide range of effects. Cool but deadly!

3. Sabretooth
- Wolverine's rivalry with Sabretooth is always a joy to watch. Their battles are really physically draining and one could see that they are realy made to match each other. If you are looking for a villain that could pounce on the physical aspect, then Sabretooth is your man. Strong, huge and quick. Sabretooth surely always poses threat to the other X-men.

4. Lady Deathstrike
- I am always fascinated by lady villains matching toe to toe with their hero countreparts. And one kick-ass villain on that end is Lady Deathstrike.  She has supehuman strength, speed, stamina, durability, and agility. Deathstrike's skeleton has been artificially laced with molecules of adamantium, rendering her skeletal structure practically unbreakable. Her battles with Wolverine were simply awesome.

5. Pyro
- Touted to be one of the X-men, he defected the group and joined Magneto instead. With pyrokinesis as his main powers, his rivalry with Iceman is surely something every enthusiast wait for. Hot tempered and all but truly Pyro can heat up the whole area and make you scream for help.

6. Juggernaut
- If you see a barraging man of steel on your path, you sure don't want to mess around. That is true with Juggernaut. Agile and physically strong, he can bash around anything or anyone that comes in his way. Though he may seem weak once his helmet is removed, it still is a daunting task to do so.

7. The Sentinels
- Big lean killing machines. The sentinels truly pose big threats to the X-men. These robotic villains have nothing in them but to kill and created chaos.

8. Apocalypse
- Apocalypse was long a picture of doomsday in the X-men universe but with not much to offer physically, I find the strengths and abilities of Apocalypse rather unamusing. Still, he is one of the most feared enemies of the X-men as he can really kill and the heroes know that.

9. Omega Red
- Not yet given a movie break, Omega Red is definitely one of the more difficult villains of X-men. Cunning, witty and otherwise pesky, Omega Red uses his ability to create Death Spores to make a killing. Super agile and armed with  long retractable tendril-like coils made of carbonadium, he can attack foes from long range and make them pay big time.

10. Toad
- I like Toad's character in the X-men series. Sort of funny yet when needed to strike, evil is written all over his face. Fast and spits thta disgusting saliva to immobilize opponents, Toad is one of the yuckiest X-men villain which I know they want to take out first on any battle.

Photos from: Wikipedia, Marvel Universe, Yahoo and Google


Here are the songs I loved for the week ending May 22, 2011. Hope you enjoy!


In the film industry where franchises are usually made to fail sometime, Pirates braved the storm to start anew with its 4th movie of the series. After a successful trilogy which stars Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley and from which director Gore Verbinski is on the helm, the new Pirates presented us with new possibilities - a new director, a new cast and a new world to conquer.

On Stranger Tides bravely moved into a somewhat fresh start. With Rob Marshall taking the directing chores from Verbinski and Bloom and Knightley not part of the cast, it was sure a giant task to put the new Pirates afloat together with the first 3 films. But it successfully did. I feel that the real charm of the Pirates franchise really lies with Johnny Depp's portrayal of Capt. Jack Sparrow. As usual he was funny, cunning, brave and even sometimes quite annoying in a good way. He has somehow mastered the part making us believe that Jack is for real. The addition of Penelope Cruz is a welcome plus to the film as we see her character and Depp's character often collide with each other. The action sequences, visuals and sounds were again off the hook. The new world presented is actually a good one to explore. And with the love interest going with Jack and Angelica plus the true emotions involved with clergyman Philip (Sam Claflin) and mermaid Syrena (Astrid Berges-Frisbey), it seems the new Pirates have somehow soften up and focused more on human emotions.

I still miss the old gang with Bloom and Knightley but this film is note-worthy on every piece of it. Not as flashy as the first 3 films but still a wonderful experience and a welcome addition to the Pirates franchise. Still a 4.5 out of 5 popcorns for me.

Nuffnang and Hapee Special Screening

How is Nuffnang and Hapee similar? What is one thing that is common for both of them. Simple, they are both First Class.

Yup, Nuffnang is truly First Class as it is the best blogging community around the metro. It is a family of bloggers who are all united for one goal and purpose - that is to spread news and info to people who love to read. It is not just a group or an organization, it is a family. Its members are people that share same values, interests and "special powers" (yup, writing is a special power). Much like Hapee, a proud Filipino brand which is truly First Class. It is one toothpaste that is truly ours and is of great quality.

Both Nuffnang and Hapee are both a cut above the rest. Just like the upcoming X-Men: First Class movie, truly FIRST CLASS.

Photo Badge courtsey of Nuffnang

Saturday, May 28, 2011


Oxygen is again present for this edition's Philippine Fashion Week. And for their Holiday 2011 collection, they have really made their mark. The show was wonderful even from the beginning. The organizers did a splendid job of having the Oxygen show as organized as possible.

As for their collection, Oxygen did a commendable job. Though I feel in one way or another that most of their set can be seen on their stores already, it was still a nice set. Their clothes bordered on the chic, fashionable and a bit avant garde side. They played with the colors of white, black and gray without making them look boring. The layers, the cuts, buttons and overlaps are evident on their clothes both on the men and women's side. The materials were perfectly matched as to show much of the human physique and the body curves. Though, sometimes I feel a bit like watching the mutants on X-men do the catwalk. Not that it's a bad thing but they really stood out. Here are some of the pics for your viewing.

Photo Credits: Michael Franks photography


Boy group V-Fort has recently made some hot pictures just to bring the heat further in the ending days of summer. Need I say more? Here are the pics of Visam, Philip, Kristoff, Miguel and Kerwin for your eyes.

Man are these guys hot or not? They show that they are not only talented but really gorgeous guys.

Photo Credits: vfortband.com


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