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9 entries categorized "Beauty"

February 28, 2011

Pat McGrath for Dolce & Gabbana Fall Winter 2011

Pat McGrath for Dolce & Gabbana Fall Winter 2011

I bumped into the legendary Pat McGrath backstage at Dolce & Gabbana earlier.

On a side note, I'm super excited to be working with her on something. You'll find out soon. :-) 

November 04, 2010

Michelle Phan Hits 1,000,000 YouTube Subscriber Mark @ricebunny

Michelle Phan Hits 1,000,000 YouTube Subscriber Mark

Big congratulations to make-up guru Michelle Phan who recently hit the 1 Million subscriber mark.

I had the pleasure of meeting Michelle during our photo shoot for American Vogue. She's a charming, lovely girl in real life and her success is well-deserved.

Congrats Michelle!

October 25, 2010

Chanel Spring Summer Backstage - Hair, Make-up and Model Overload!

Chanel Spring Summer Backstage - Hair, Make-up and Model Overload!

Here's the scene backstage (hair & make-up) at Chanel spring summer 2011. The majority of the girls had a super straight, super sleek pony tail. As for make-up, a bit of dark eyeshadow and eyeliner to emphasize the eyes, a little bit of blush and nothing else.

Chanel make-up

Chanel backstage spring summer 2011 Emily DiDonato

Emily DiDonato is so gorgeous, no?

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Edie Campbell Backstage at Chanel Spring Summer 2011

Edie Campbell Backstage at Chanel Spring Summer 2011

I know it's not often I go gaga over 'new' girls but I'm obsessed with Edie Campbell. I took some snaps of her backstage at the Chanel spring/summer 2011 show.

Edie Campbell at Chanel


Edie Campbell at Chanel

I love her style!

Chanel Spring Summer 2011 Backstage Hair & Makeup [video]

Chanel Spring Summer 2011 Backstage Hair & Makeup

Here's the view from where I stood backstage at the spring/summer 2011 Chanel fashion show in Paris.

Photos to follow!

September 01, 2010

Playing With Hair Extensions

Playing With Hair Extensions

Never underestimate the power of hair. It's a no-brainer than hair can easily transform looks. The right hair empowers someone with confidence and attitude. As someone with very thick, black, Asian hair, I can't really play with hair as much as I play around with clothes. What, do you really think I'd spend time and effort werking a weave with my busy schedule? DIY? No thanks. So when I had the opportunity to play with my hair using extensions (for the first time) at a shoot last week, I was thrilled beyond belief. 

Hair Extensions

Hair Extensions

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August 11, 2010

Bergdorf Goodman & Trish McEvoy FACE-OFF Challenge

Bergdorf Goodman & Trish McEvoy FACE-OFF Challenge

Are you an aspiring make-up artist? Read on....

FACE-OFF! Calling all aspiring makeup artists. Bergdorf Goodman & Trish McEvoy are looking for the next great makeup artist. Enter for your chance to win a spot as a face-off finalist during Fashion's Night Out. Friday, September 10, 2010 at 6PM at Bergdorf Goodman. Judges - Bryanboy, Trish McEvoy, Hamish Bowles and Catherine Malandrino.

Bergdorf Goodman

Click HERE for more information or to join.

Click HERE for contest rules & regulations.

photo credit: Bergdorf Goodman, Trish McEvoy, Hamish Bowles, Catherine Malandrino

August 05, 2010

Creed Aventus

Creed Aventus

As much as we all love and adore fashion, sometimes you just have to leave fragrance to the people do it best. Creed, purveyors of fine fragrances since 1760, just released a new scent for men: Aventus. I know it sounds a wee bit patronizing (yes, I'm a BIG fan of Creed fragrances) but Aventus is the best men's fragrance I've owned to date.

I love fresh and fruity scent. A spritz here and there reveals a carefully concocted melange of blackcurrant, bergamot, Calville Blanc apples, pineapples, roses, jasmine, birch, patchouli, oakmoss, ambergris and vanilla. The longer it stays on my skin, the more interesting it smells.

Creed Aventus

Trust me, this is gonna keep me happy for quite some time.

Pick up a bottle online at the Creed Boutique or, if you live in the USA, visit Neiman Marcus or Bergdorf Goodman and Saks Fifth Avenue in New York.

March 26, 2010

Beauty by Clinica Ivo Pitanguy

Beauty by Clinica Ivo Pitanguy

There was a time a few years back when I used to obsess about beauty products and treatments. Boy, I was such a junkie back then. I think it was about two years ago when I thought to myself, you know what, it was better to be low maintenance... so I dropped everything that I did and kept what I put on my face to a very bare minimum.

Part of the reason why I stopped being so vain is because I don't really go out of the house here in Manila, literally and figuratively.

When I visited a friend overseas last year, she was shocked when she opened my toiletry kit -- facial cleanser, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste. I kid you not, that was it. There we were in her enormous bathroom filled with hundreds of products you'd think she's running a baby Sephora, and she uttered the words, "oh wow, you're not as high maintenance as I thought".

It's funny because now, more than ever, is the time for me to take care of myself. I'm not getting any younger, I spend so much time traveling and I'm more visible to the public.

When I went to New York last month, I've heard many great things about the legendary Brazilian Dr. Ivo Pitanguy (who is now retired). CBS News' 60 Minutes referred to him as the world's most eminent plastic surgeon and W Magazine dubbed him as the world's most famous.

Dr. Ivo Pitanguy Brazil
Dr. Ivo Pitanguy - photo credit: W Magazine

From what I've read online, his daughter Dr. Gisela oversaw the creation of his skincare line so while in NYC, I got myself a set of Beauty by Clinica Ivo Pitanguy's PreVious Intense Cleansing Program. It's available at Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus. If you're interested, you may also buy it online. It's a three-step program you do nightly.

Beauty by Clinica Ivo Pitanguy PreVious Intense Cleansing Program

We'll see how it goes. I'm giving it a shot. If this program work wonders on me, perhaps I'll try their other products, such as the neck creams, lifting serums etc.

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