Design and devotion

Clint Holton Potestas 01/16/2018

FOR the last seven days, he has not slept for over five hours. With three wedding dresses to accomplish, Izhar Pepito also has to grace the nightly practices of two contingents. One is for Barangay Guadalupe as…

Fire in the belly

Clint Holton Potestas 01/13/2018

Patrick Laude the most handsome? On a hot Thursday afternoon, 20 minutes ahead of schedule, he pulls over the car at the corner on Kaohsiung Road. He takes the flight of stairs to our editorial office in…

Her heart’s art

Clint Holton Potestas 01/09/2018

THIS is feel-good chic. Yvonne Quisumbing, an artist who can cross over between visual painting and fashion designing, comes bearing gifts. The clothes this month is a panoply of delight — lashing of sparkles, beads, and rich…

Zsa Zsa Padilla: The Dragon Lady

Clint Holton Potestas 01/06/2018

While some snootily pontificated that she was not blue-blooded enough for the required degree of madness, Zsa Zsa Padilla has had other qualities far more important. Like many classic television star before her, she arrives to her…

The way in, please: the incoming fashion of 2018

Clint Holton Potestas 01/02/2018

Thumbs up for everything that falls down to the ground. Acing our approvals at fashion shows—and into the suitcase of Cate Blanchett—in 2017, they take another leap of faith for survival beginning this January. And their greatest…

The five glories of Cebuano fashion in 2017

Clint Holton Potestas 12/26/2017

WE CULL five news stories on Cebuano fashion delivered here on all Wednesdays of 2017. Two of them are exclusives (“Sky’s the Limit,” “Talk of the Town”)—a first-hand of the whole nine yards of creating the material…

PRIME TIME

Clint Holton Potestas 12/23/2017

“I AM on the right age,” confirms Rachel Alejandro, 20 years later since she slipped into the character of Paula Marasigan—the tweetums, Jolina Magdangal of the pre-World War matandang dalagas—in the restage of a Nick Joaquin musical…

Objects of desire

Clint Holton Potestas 12/22/2017

THE BUSINESS of being the creative commander in the battalion whets our curiosity of how they really do it—as in really do it—in their dwelling places. These three, for example, have been under a generous fraction of…

Hello, world

Clint Holton Potestas 12/19/2017

Is Tangub the new center of the world? For now, yes. Dubai, Japan, France, Korea—just a stone’s throw away. “I want to bring the people closer to the world, especially those who cannot travel,” says Dr. Jennifer…

Star Wars

Clint Holton Potestas 12/18/2017

MANEUVERED by pulleys on both sides of the squared pillars, the drawbridges descend from their suspension belts. As the two equal halves of the structure reach the middle and conjoin into a full-length lane, three cars jostle…

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