Nicole Aguinaldo | 21 year old fashion and lifestyle blogger from the Philippines.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Philippine Fashion Week 2014: Make Way for SuiteBlanco, Sfera, Uno de 50 + GIVEAWAY

If you're all pumped for the upcoming Philippine Fashion Week, then here are more reasons to triple your excitement!

Yes! These three major European brands will be heating up Manila's fashion runways with their latest collections, guaranteed to cause every young, stylish Filipina's heart to pitter patter with excitement like never before!

Let's take a closer look at each of these amazing global retail brands.


SuiteBlanco, which just recently opened its third store in Metro Manila at the 2nd level of SM Makati, has already created a name and reputation among local fashionistas as the go-to clothing store for the modern and stylish woman who have one thing in mind: looking fabulous! Having opened its very first store in the Philippines in 2013 at SM Aura Premier in Taguig, followed by a second store at the SM Mall of Asia, earlier this year, SuiteBlanco has quickly won the hearts of Filipino shoppers already enamored with Spanish fashion and style.  Offering high-end quality apparel, SuiteBlanco combines classic and elegant silhouettes with trendy, fashion-forward pieces making it a hit among men and women with the flair for the classy, urban style.

And just to give you an idea of what they'll send down the runway during PFW this coming Friday, October 24 as part of their Fall Winter 2014 collection, SuiteBlanco gives us the lowdown:

  • Rock N’ Roll Denim – the proverbial denim in styled renditions with achievable and wearable looks
  •  Safari Standouts– animal prints in lush materials that upgrade and glamourize denim and basic outfits
  •   Black & White Binary – strong, timeless appeal in mythic proportions inherent to Suiteblanco
  • East-Meets-West Eclecticism– a rigmarole of festive prints and aboriginal styles, which lend a hippie flair to any luxe outfit
Exciting, right? But here's more!


Sfera (pronounced es-fera), is one of the newest global retail brands to venture into the Philippines' increasingly robust fashion retail business arena! Their new store also at the 2nd level of SM Makati just opened last September 30, the first one in the whole of Asia actually! This popular Spanish clothing brand is owned by the giant conglomerate, Grupo El Corte Ingles, which operates the largest chain of department stores in Spain.

In partnership with the SM Retail Group, El Corte Ingles made Manila the latest location for its growing Sfera outlets, which today numbers over 200 not just across Spain but also other parts of Europe, South America, and the Middle East.

The Sfera brand is known for its classic, stylish and elegant clothes for men and women plus high value apparel for children.

For Philippine Fashion Week, Sfera will unveil its Fall/Winter 2014 collection dominated by the following key color palettes highlighted by stylish prints and rich textures:

·       Khaki– pay tribute to spring with dense prints showcasing butterflies on trousers, shirts, and dresses.
·       Green– throwback to the 60’s with leopard prints in camel tones, bottle green tones for tops and dresses
·       Red – portray your inner strength using a combination of speckled black and touch of red found in tops and dresses.
·       Blue– wear the monochrome look using black and white checkered pieces for tops, trousers, and skirts, accentuated by bright blues.
·       Grey – the star of the collection, featuring a more formal look using knitted fabrics, bulky wools, and tight skirts.
As for the men's line, Sfera will showcase casual looks on the runway with streamlined blazers and dapper bottoms, guaranteed to inspire every gentleman's sartorial undertakings.


Uno de 50, the popular jewelry brand from Spain, brings a different kind of excitement to Philippine Fashion Week 2014.
Its arrival in the Philippines just last May, has brought the business of accessorizing in the Philippines into a whole new level, introducing its unique collection of stunning and elegant handmade pieces to fashion-conscious Filipinos with the opening of its store in SM Aura, its very first in Southeast Asia.

Word from the Uno de 50 quarters has it that the brand will be unveiling four lines in it Fall/Winter 2014 collection - all of which are inspired by human connection to nature.
Its definitely going to be a dazzler of a show you and I can't afford to miss!


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Monday, October 20, 2014

Easy Does It

Sundays are great days to relax, take it easy, and just spend time chilling with family and loved ones. As much as I can, I try to keep my Sundays worry- and hassle-free, and that includes dressing up the part.

Today on the blog, I'm featuring that easy kind of Sunday dressing of which I speak. It consists of a casual black and white zip up dress from Topshop, a lightweight cardigan from Cotton On that I wrapped around the waist, and super comfy new mandals from Hue Manila.

What I love about this outfit? I think it's stylish and chic but easy, comfy, no complications - just the way I want my Sundays!

Outfit details:
Cardigan, COTTON ON

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Outside The Box

One of the first questions people ask me about my blogging is what sort of style I go for and I always get an incredulous reaction when I say I don't have a particular style. And I don't! I like to try different looks and dislike labels that limit me or put me in some sort of category, like a box beyond which I am not to venture. I guess you might say I'm a fashion maverick if there is such a thing!

I like a lot of classic lines but I also like the excitement of something new. I can be girly one day and edgy the next. I love the elegance of formal wear but long for easy casual looks sometimes, much like what I'm wearing on the blog today!
Except for the Tommy Hilfiger bag, today's look features a head to toe ensemble from Forever 21.

Outfit details:
Top, skirt, heels, and hat, FOREVER 21
earrings, CHANEL
Bracelets, ZARA

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