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Calvin Klein Underwear + Calvin Klein Jean SS2015 Preview

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Spirited, playful and a little naughty. Introducing the men’s and women’s Calvin Klein Jeans for Spring 2015. A celebration of American youth culture.Calvin Klein Jeans + Underwear - Manila - Atmosphere 01

Unisex, tough and sensual. Streetwear mixed with a sporty, athletic vibe and the pure, pared down urban edge of Calvin Klein Jeans. An expression of individuality and gender play.

Desaturated contrasts. Denim is broken in, washed down and finished with powdered surfaces; seamed and blocked in subtle contrasts of cement and grey or pale blue and chalk. Key elements of the ‘Conceal’ program continue: Ergonomic details have been reworked with minimal, simplified stitching, eliminated seams and integrated pockets. Textural combinations are provocative: athletic mesh, metalized jersey and semi-transparent, plastic nylons mixed with powered denim and cotton shirting. The palette, anchored with washed-out black, bleached blue, heather grey, cement and white, has unexpected touches of metallic rose gold.

Key looks for her include a metalized, plastic bomber jacket worn over a black athletic cotton crop tank and a powdery, bleached blue, high-waisted boyfriend jean – to provocatively reveal a little skin. A denim boyfriend jacket in washed-out black paired with a grey, semi-transparent plasticized hoodie over a white leather a line skirt – playful and uncompromising. For him, the slim straight and the taper jean are worn with relaxed denim shirts and loose fitting jackets. For both, the iconic ‘90’s ‘Calvin Klein’ logo is reworked and reclaimed. Cropped boyfriend tees for her and slouchy tees for him – and logoed cotton stretch underwear for both.

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Athletic inspired accessories from gym bags to back packs in mesh or washed leather complete the sporty urban street vibe.

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Feminine yet confident. An iconic slip dress, bodysuit or bra and underwear, reworked in embroidered black lace and sensually paired with leather and denim. For men, the new mesh Air FX reinforces the athletic vibe of the season, while the latest bold logo program, Intense Power, makes a statement – both offered in cotton and microfiber.

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Calvin Klein Jeans and Calvin Klein Underwear hosted an exclusive event last November 2014 at Whitespace in Manila.

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The invitation-only event featured a musical performance by alternative rock band Callalily, along with a special set by DJ Mikhail Schemm and DJ Emel Rowe. The unique event also included a live model installation featuring models wearing key looks from the Spring 2015 Calvin Klein Jeans and Calvin Klein Underwear lines.

Notable guests in attendance and wardrobed in Calvin Klein Jeans included Anton del Rosario, Rachelle Daquis, Charles Tiu, Jake Letts, Mike Concepcion, David Guison, Bea Soriano, Martine Cajucom, Bea Santiago and Sam Richelle. Other notables in attendance included Gionna Cabrera, Mayenne Carmona, Anna Sobrepena, Cristina Gomez, Jed Lim, Rima Ostwani, Tedrick Yao, Miguel Rodriguez, Sambie Rodriguez, Chris Badiola, Charmaine Palermo, Christian Busby and Chelsea Robato, among others.

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In the Philippines, Calvin Klein Jeans is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc. (SSI) – a member of the SSI Group – and is located at Greenbelt 5, Century City Mall, Shangri-la Plaza East Wing, Bonifacio High Street Central, Trinoma, Eastwood Mall, Robinson’s Place Midtown, Magnolia Town Center, Megamall, Mall of Asia, Alabang Town Center, Ayala Fairview Terraces, and Abreeza Mall Davao City.

Calvin Klein Underwear is also exclusively distributed by SSI and is located at Greenbelt 5, The Power Plant Mall, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Bonifacio High Street, The Podium, Rustan’s Makati, 158 Designer’s Boulevard Alabang Town Center, Robinson’s Place Midtown, Rustan’s Cebu, Inside CK Jeans Store in Century City Mall, Trinoma, Eastwood Mall, Mall of Asia, and Abreeza Mall Davao City.

Dakota Johnson Wears Bally at the Oscars

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Dakota Johnson, ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ star, carries a BALLY SS15 CORNER clutch and wears a pair of EREN sandals, while attending the Oscars 87th Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles, CA last February 22nd, 2015.87th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals

87th Annual Academy Awards - ArrivalsIn the Philippines, Bally is exclusively distributed by SSI Group, Inc. and is located at Greenbelt 5, Rustan’s Makati, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, and Newport Mall – Resorts World Manila.


Oka B

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I went to the preview of the Spring Summer Collection of Oka BOka B (4)

It was a pleasure to meet Jackie Barnett – Director of International Sales at Oka-B

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Launched in 2005, Oka-B was founded on the principle that fashion and comfort should never be mutually exclusive. Imagine a shoe that not only looks great with every outfit but feels great with every step.

Each pair of Oka-B shoes is made to order and assembled by hand at our factory in the USA. Our onsite manufacturing in Atlanta, Georgia allows for unmatched quality control and attention to detail.

Oka-B shoes are lightweight, flexible, durable, and environmentally friendly as each pair contains up to 25% recycled content. They are ergonomically engineered with enhanced massage beads to be slip-resistant, non-marking and provide stability on both wet and dry terrain making them perfect for use in any setting. The non-absorbent material has anti-microbial properties that resist the growth of bacteria, odor, mildew allowing them to be machine washable and easy to sanitize.

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What makes Oka-B shoes unique season after season is the company’s signature ergonomic footbed with reflexology inspired massage beads. All waterproof, antibacterial and seamlessly designed and molded into one pieceusing their proprietary recyclable Microplast™ material. All Oka-B products are eco-friendly and manufactured in a low-waste factory, just outside of Atlanta, Georgia USA.

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 Evelyn Sia, Division Manager for Footwear for SSI presenting the Summer Collection of Oka BOka B (8)

Our wide product portfolio allows us to reach varying female demographics with our incredible range of footbed options. From a simple sandal to an elegant slide to adorned wedges and ballerina flats, we understand the varying needs of the individual consumer and try to tailor our comfort and style options to fit all areas of one’s lifestyle.

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Spring Summer is the season of renewal and no one is prepared to jump in feet first more than Atlanta based Oka-B Footwear. Introducing Spring Summer 2015 Collection that is as vibrant as it is charming, Oka-B’s newest offerings, including the T-strap sandal named The Carson, capitalize on a brighter season for all. “The Carson is an obvious addition to Oka-B’s already vast collection,” says Naomi Wakatake, Creative Director. “We researched the top trending designs and adornment compilations to assemble one of our best style contributions yet.”

Inspired by the freshness and floral accents of springtime, Oka-B has introduced 7 brand new colors such as Lilac, Mint, Watermelon, Poppy, Crème, Latte, and Mist. The wide range of new colors and styles ensure a perfect match for everyone for any occasion, such as the preppy Georgina with color matching bows or sophisticated Sloane with its shiny gemstone strand. The playful Nelly is stacked with overlaying enamel triangles that is sure to please the most daring female fashionista.

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We had nail pampering to make sure when we wear our Oka Bs our toes look clean and polished :-)Oka B (16)

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About Okabashi Brands, Inc. – Oka-B is a division of Okabashi Brands Inc., a US based designer, manufacturer and marketer of fashion footwear with an ergonomic design. The company’s core competency is to make shoes that are attractive, comfortable, durable, and eco-friendly. The company manufactures Oka-B footwear sold at high-end resorts and spas in addition to independent retailers, department stores, and concept shops. The company is headquartered in Buford, Georgia USA.

In the Philippines, OKA-B is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc. (SSI) – a member of The SSI Group – and is located at Rustan’s Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Bass Alabang Town Center, Bass Robinson’s Galleria, Bass Gateway Mall, Bass Robinson’s Midtown, 158 Designers’ Blvd. Eastwood, 158 Designers’ Blvd. Robinson’s Magnolia, 158 Designers’ Blvd. Lucky China Town, Wellworth Fairview Terreces, 158 Designers’ Blvd. SM Masinag, 158 Designers’ Blvd. Paseo de Sta. Rosa Laguna, 158 Designers’ Blvd. Nuvali, 158 Designers’ Blvd. Centrio, Cagayan de Oro City, 158 Designers’ Blvd. Veranza General Santos City, Tutto Moda Abreeza Davao City, and Soon to Open this February 2015 in Evia Mall (Evia Lifestyle Center) Daang Hari, Las Piñas City. Local Facebook Site: Oka-B Philippines Shop Online:

Michael Kors Announces: The Riley Handbag

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Michael Kors is pleased to introduce the Riley, a polished handbag with a pragmatic sensibility.

The modern design features a softly structured silhouette with top handles, a removable shoulder strap and high-shine logo hardware. The spacious interior has multiple compartments for storing all the essentials, offering chic practicality for the girl on the go. Crafted from a new, refined pebbled leather, with hand-painted edges, the Riley is as luxe as it is laid-back.


Offered in an array of colors, the Riley will be available in the spring of 2015, retailing at Php24,850 for large styles and Php27,950 for the Diamante Multipython Leather in large.

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Sophie La Giraffe at Beauty Bar

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 Another new brand at Beauty Bar.  Sophie La Girafe Baby also from France.  Sophie La Girafe used to be a teether for babies but now they have a full line of skincare.


After 53 years of being the synonym to safety and reliability, the French classic Sophie la girafe has it ?s own skincare range for babies. And what a range it is!

Ecocert-certified Natural and Organic skincare. With exclusive, valuable ingredients, mild yet sophisticated scent and lovely feeling on the skin. Developed by a mother and professional of skincare who knows what is good for our children. The crown jewel of baby skincare is finally here!


Sophie la girafe Baby Face Cream 50 ml
Sophie la girafe Baby Protection Cream 50 ml
Sophie la girafe Baby Body Lotion 150 ml
Sophie la girafe Baby Bubble Bath 150 ml
Sophie la girafe Baby Oil 200 ml
Sophie la girafe Baby Hair & Body Wash 200 ml
Sophie la girafe Baby Starter Kit, 4×20 ml products and a greeting card

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Children today are exposed to a wide range of different substances and products, the long-term effects of which are not yet fully known. A baby ?s delicate skin is easily irritated. Nappies, clothes, and even the various harmful chemicals contained in a large number of child care products can cause skin redness, burning and rashes. A baby ?s skin is five times thinner than an adult ?s skin, therefore our children are more vulnerable to potential problems caused by the questionable ingredients contained in a number of conventional skincare products.

GMO(Genetically modified organisms), nano-particles, synthetic perfumes or dyes, animal components, lanolin, phthalates, parabens, chlorin, so- dium lauryl sulphate (SLS), sodium laureth sulphate (SLES), MIT, triclosan, propylene glycol, benzobarbital, phenoxiethenol or petrochemicals.


  •  The Ecocert label guarantees the natural purity of our products,as well as the ecological and ethical nature of the manufacturing process
  •  Minimum 99,4% of our ingredients are of natural origin
  •  Dermatologically tested, suitable for babies with sensitive skin
  •  No allergens or scent allergens used – a mild and sophisticated scent from natural substances
  •  No strong essential oils used
  •  100% vegan – we do not use even so called cruelty-free ingredients such as lanolin and beeswax
  •  Gluten-free, nut-free

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Burberry Celebrates Lunar Year

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Burberry celebrates Lunar New Year with a dedicated collection of iconic products inspired by this key moment in the festive calendar.

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The Burberry Lunar New Year gift collection has been curated to feature the Heritage trench coat and cashmere scarves embroidered with the Chinese symbol for good fortune. New interpretations of the Burberry Bloomsbury and Orchard bags for women and the Newburg bag for men are also available.

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Customers can continue to personalize Heritage cashmere scarves, color block ponchos, and the new My Burberry fragrance for women with up to three initials, to create bespoke gifts for their loved ones. 

All Burberry gifts are presented in beautiful gold packaging, with hand-tied ribbon bows, especially for Lunar New Year, with dedicated gold Burberry envelopes available in select stores worldwide.

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Online customers can explore the Lunar New Year collection of gifts by gender, theme and size, through tailored pages, curated individually by the brand.

A Collect-in-Store service also allows customers to shop online at globally and collect the order at a Burberry store of their choice, as early as the next day.

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The collection includes wallets and digital cases in embossed check signature grain leather and horn prints.

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 The Bloomsbury
One of the Burberry signature bag shapes, The Bloomsbury was first seen on the Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter Womenswear 2014 runway. For Lunar New Year the structured tote is interpreted in vivid shades, and with pocket details.Burberry Celebrates Lunar Year (1)

Italian and British-woven ties feature sartorial check and solid color designs in textured silk and wool.

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The Heritage Cashmere Scarf

Introduced in a limited edition for Lunar New Year 2015, the Scottish-woven heritage cashmere scarf in camel, stone and charcoal, is embroidered with the Chinese symbol for good fortune. 

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Lightweight Scottish-woven cashmere scarves in rich red and nude tones.

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Launched in November 2014, Burberry monogramming is also available for Lunar New Year gifts. The iconic Heritage cashmere scarves, colour block ponchos, and the new My Burberry fragrance for women can be personalised with up to three initials to create bespoke gifts for loved ones.

In the Philippines, Burberry is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc. (SSI) – a member of The SSI Group – and is located in Greenbelt 4, Rustan’s Makati, and Rustan’s Tower.

TORY BURCH Valentine’s Day 2015

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Kerrington Heart Zip Key Fob

There’s a lot to love about our Kerrington Heart Zip Key Fob. Durable and water-resistant, with a graphic heart print, it secures with a zip closure. As charming as it is functional, it’s a great gift — perfect for change, keys or clipping to a handbag or backpack.

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Kerrington Shopper

There’s a lot to love about our Kerrington Shopper. Durable and water-resistant, with leather trim, the classic design is updated in a graphic heart print. The roomy interior features a zippered pocket — ideal for keeping essentials safely stowed yet accessible. It’s a versatile work or weekend carryall that is also great for travel and days on the go — and makes a great gift.

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In the Philippines, Tory Burch is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc. (SSI) – a member of The SSI Group – and is located at Greenbelt 5, Rustan’s Makati, and Rustan’s Tower Shangri-La Plaza Mall


Heloise de V

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Discovered this new brand in Beauty Bar Heloise de V. from the South of France. The scents are derived from the experiences of the owner Heloise herself – Au bord de la riviere (lavender citrus), a l’ heure de la ineillette (rose) and dejeuner sous le figuier (fig)

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It is often hard to find the right word to describe a smell, it is easier to associate it with the recollections it can evoke. When we speak about the South of France, we often refer to scents only: rosemary, lemon, lavender, rose, etc.

Heloise De V. has imagined fragrances which embody aromatic recollections conjuring up the South of France.

The perfumes of Héloïse de V. are rooted in the heart of the Uzès region, which boasts a rich heritage of fragrances, both rare and authentic. Celebrated by poets and artists for its gentle lifestyle, it is also renowned for the beauty of its architecture. Down a winding alley, it is not unusual to discover, through a half-open doorway, some unexpected treasures: secret aromatic gardens, a maze of flower covered interior courtyards, preserved facades.

 The generous sun cultivates an exceptional terrain, which causes the senses to flutter with excitement. The Garrigue silently releases savory scents of thyme, rosemary, sage,… which instantly evoke Provence. Fertile lands, abounding in delights from orchard and vegetable gardens alike have always inspired fragrant recipes with a unique savouring flavour. The surrounding area, landscapes of immense beauty, with its striking contrasts, elicits unforgettable sensations.

Overlooking trends, she imagined a timeless perfumery of sensations and creation, fragrances which embody aromatic memories magically invoking the South of France. Its unforgettable moments, its peaks and valleys bathed in sunlight, its Garrigue scents. The perfumer’s task of composing requires a lengthy adjustment process to create the sought after harmony, the perfect harmony, the one that enchants the senses, orange blossom, rose, fig leaf, lemon, freesia… that exquisite alchemy where scents blend with sheer simplicity.

A few drops of Héloïse de V. perfumes suffice to suspend time to incarnate a memorable lunch under the fig tree, the longed-for time for flower-picking or a splash in the river.

Classics have been tweaked to create modern compositions which evoke moments experienced, shared, pleasures and emotions.

The composition work, called for lengthy and intricate finessing to achieve the harmony being sought, the perfect blend, that which enchants the senses.

The Collection includes a range of perfumes, scented products for the home and innovative fashion accessories as the perfect gifts. Does not contain any materials derived from human or animal sources. Héloïse de V.’s products are not tested on animals. It is paraben-free, phenoxyethanol-free, OGM-free, silicon-free, nanoparticle-free, PEG-free, dye-free.

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This brand offers also something unique aside from the nice scents – they sell a bracelet and a necklace which you spray the fragrance on.

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For the bracelet with the leather fig leaf, you spray it behind and wear it so it’s touching your pulse.

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For the necklace spray it also behind the fig and smell good while wearing it. The chains won’t tarnish don’t worry. Makes a very nice gift too for someone special

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Another nice product from Heloise de V – body cream and hand cream which is not sticky after applying

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Beauty Bar is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc. – a member of The SSI Group Héloïse de V is located at Central Square, Greenbelt 5, Rockwell, Trinoma, Magnolia, Podium and Estancia (March 2015). Shop online at


Beauty Bar Central Square

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 Super LOVE the new look of Beauty Bar in Central Square, Bonifacio Global city! This is the 27th store since they opened 16 years ago in 1999. They will be updating all the other stores slowly. And soon to open in Evia in Dahang Hari next week Feb 6 and Estancia in Capital Commons in March. The new store design is done in collaboration with German designers, Blocher and Blocher. The same ones who designed Wellworth.Beauty Bar Central Square BGC

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With the new design of Beauty Bar is the new logo -the packaging – “Where Beauty Comes Together” They were thinking of Heart2Heart when designing the logo – the heart, the leaves and the birds

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 Love this section in Beauty Bar @beautybarph from Bomb Cosmetics.  Little Hotties home fragrance melts. Comes in many scents and you can even create your own bespoke fragrance by combining the different scents then you pay by the weight Beauty Bar Central Square (9)

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 Inside Beauty Bar @beautybarph Central Square there’s a Dashing Diva (NYC) which takes up 50 sq meters out of the 261 sq meter store. It also has a new look.  Don’t forget to feel the wallpaper by the counter when you go and have your nails doneBeauty Bar Central Square (1)

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