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August 23, 2012

I LOVE Ms. TYRA BANKS!  She recently wore my Phaet dress from my current collection from House of Laurel!  I am so flattered that she even did a shout out on her twitter and instagram!  I only found out when I woke up and found my phone going ballistic!  LOL!



I feel so grateful to Tyra's style team who has kept in touch with me ever since I was given the chance to dress her up on America's next top model.  Even if me and my company are thousand of miles away from the epicentre of the world of hollywood and fashion our little voice can be heard.  It makes me all warm and fuzzy inside that people like Tyra and her amazing team gives a chance for designers like myself an opportunity to be showcased to the world.  I am deeply grateful to Tina Phan who one day I will get to meet and give her a huge warm hug and of course to Ms. Tyra Banks!  Thank you from the bottom of my heart!  

August 16, 2012

We love it when readers take inspiration from our covers and make the look their own. When we stumbled upon Makeup Artist/Vlogger Say Tioco Artillero's tutorial on how to recreate Julia Montes' makeup, we just had to share it with you all. Watch this!

Love how she even wore a gold sequined top to stay in theme with the cover. We think she did a great job!

Would you try this look? Post your photos on My Style in the category Today's Makeup.We'd love to see!


October 26, 2010

Raison d’EtreTo learn to enjoy the journey, live with appreciation, and since no kiddies yet, to care for my sweet puppy-dog

Job:  Founder of Kimiko Beauty ; smart makeup that treats your skin while you wear it, for a better complexion sans makeup (Kimiko in Japanese means Energy, Beauty and Youth)

Live: West Village, NYC

Happiness:  Being with friends and family, spending time alone, getting outdoors for anything sporty/beach-y

Brunch:  Café Cluny – cozy and close to home.  I love the finishing touch of gourmand chocolate that comes with the check

Drink:  The drinks at Little Branch never fail.  I love big red wines and chardonnay

Eat:  Jewel Bako, I love everything about this place, including the hand-grated wasabi at your table. Perry Street. (try the rice cracker crusted Tuna)

Escape:   I adore travel and experiencing the exotic or new, I love Chile, the Amalfi Coast (Capri!), Tokyo

Read:  I tend to have a business/communication book on the go, alongside something more right-brained (or no-brained), be it a novel or a magazine

Listen: Where do I even begin?  My tastes range from classic rock to jazz to electronica, but lately I’ve been listening to Miiko Snow, Royksopp, The Whitest Boy Alive, Kings of Convenience, and one of my all-time favorites remains Neil Young (yes, really)

View or watch: Jeopardy (so nerdy and so good), Arrested Development reruns, 30 Rock

Indulge:  Massages and a big beauty product budget

Shop Isetan (Tokyo), Otte, Barneys 

Fashion:  I love what Christopher Bailey has done with Burberry Prorsum; Rag and Bone; James Perse and White and Warren for comfy staples.

Aspire: Angelina Jolie for her clean lines and dress-down ease, Audrey Hepburn for her classic style.

Charity: Because I’m a founding member and because it’s such a great cause: The Y Society 

Dream:  To look back at the end of the journey and feel like I’ve made a difference (being a mega huge rock star would also suffice)

Accessory:  I love my Rafe bags because they are elegant, versatile, and can take me from the streets of London to the cliffs of Ravello with ease. This clutch holds my wallet and my Kimiko makeup, yet is easy to carry; and oh, the compliments!…thanks for your fabulous designs Rafe, xx


April 9, 2012

My Question:

Men Fashion trends for summer?

Daniel Celemen

Question from Daniel Celemen via email

Hey Daniel!

Grab a copy of the April issue of Esquire Philippines. It will answer all your men’s fashion queries for sure!












Have FUN this summer,