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CONTENTS 12 - fashion feed

JULY - AUGUST

16 - Menswear trend report 26 - s/s13 editors’ picks 28- men must haves 33 - thrifted

38 - blogger highlight 40 - designer spotlight ART AND CULTURE

ice bergg drop decay dypmhna southerlads production

COVERSTORY

50 - budoy-man & music

EDITORIALS all the kings men tanto live the city solaris ONE OF A KIND wounded rhymes folia folia kiss the sunset reynos delos flores godfather’s son phlegmatic escape astigmatism menswear statement food fight apocalypto

195 - blanc boy 69men lifestyle

top 5 hangout places irie blancphotosession [FEATURES]

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228 - STYLE FILE 230 - EVENTS


Josei Cuizon Editor-in-Chief

Mike Yapching Associate Editor MATT AESTHETIC Creative Director Vandale Dela Bajan Fashion Editor Little Bvck Beauty Editor Jaynard Basiga Lifestyle Editor Dominique Roa News Editor James Canete

Marketing & Promotions Manager

Yoanna James

Associate Manager

Rockell Dela Merced Senior Stylist Tatz Agustin

Assistant Image Stylist

Yvainne Sanchez

Assistant Image Stylist

Yuno Bastareche Photographer JayPhotographer Sanciangco lady dee dee

Arts and Culture

Aia Tupas

Editorial Assistant

DISCLAIMER

Blanc Magazine, its staff, the creators and contributors, do not claim the rights of the magazine contents posted. All material received and used on this magazine is considered original and submitted by its original owner. All materials on this magazine is under copyright to each individual author and may not be republished without permission from that author The views expressed on this magazine are not necessarily those of the publisher.

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FOREWORD

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CONTRIBUTORS german aleman,photographer,Las Palmas What you did for the issue: I did an editorial with Kevin Miranda (Pop House), one of the best Canarian models How was the experience: It was great although it was too hot (nearly 35 degrees) and we had to travel nearly all the island (60km). We enjoy the shooting. A male figure/personality you look up to: Will Smith or Randy Pausch Favorite childhood toy: Football balls

argie salango, stylist, manila What you did for the issue: I styled the “Tanto” editorial which was inspired from Bushido and Seppaku. How was the experience: Ecstatic. everything was done in random and on the spot. It actually started with the makeup artist’s vision that i just then translated into clothing. A male figure/personality you look up to: The Golden boys of Hollywood Montgomery Clift and Paul Newman Your definition of Philippine menswear: Evolving.

Carla Pires, photographer, Portugal What you did for the issue: Shoot the editorial Folia Folia How was the experience: Amazing and Surprising! A male figure/personality you look up to: Adrien Sahores Your definition of Philippine menswear: A neverending possibilities!.

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Jonathan Le贸n, stylist, spain What you did for the issue: Live The City. Two different style men walking around the city and its streets and enjoying the summer. How was the experience: The shoot was great - all fun with laughter and work A male figure/personality you look up to: John Travolta, his style is indisputable. Favorite childhood toy: clothes of my mother. Your definition of Mens fashion: A neverending possibilities!

Johnny Balbalosa, photographer, manila What you did for the issue: The editorial is entitled Solaris that entails a story of a god who dwells from a distant planet and treads his way into the Sun. How was the experience: The shoot on this editorial was an exhilarating one for the reason that it brought on the challenge to my creative process. During the shoot, the ideas sprung out on the spot and I am privileged to have worked with Anton Patdu who was able apply the concept just the way I wanted it and with Amaury Masbernat who was able to execute the tone of the concept. Favourite childhood toy: Jetman

Rxandy Capinpin, photographer, manila What you did for the issue: Astigmatism. Visual defect. Blurred vision. How was the experience: Good. Skinny Boy Fetish. :) A male figure/personality : Andy Warhol. From his Manufactured photography, his Joe Dellesandro, to his Indie Film Blowjob, and of course his character in MIB III. Favorite childhood toy: Mistress of the Elements, Storm. Philippine Menswear: RAW!

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CONTRIBUTORS Yves Camingue, designer/stylist, cebu What I did for this issue: Styled an editorial featuring this season’s try-and-top-this PRINTS trend . How was the experience? It was swift and easy. The German boy already had the look we’re looking for, he had no make-up on and hair grooming, so it was “effortless” A male figure/personality that I look up to: Yves Saint Laurent Favorite childhood toy: Lego and Tinker Toys My definition of Philippine menswear: A healthy balance between traditional and provocation!

kiko kintanar, student, cebu What you did for the issue: Wrote on “Men Must Haves” for Blanc Magazine A male figure/personality you look up to: I’ve always admired two people when it comes to my own personal style. Joseph Gordon Levitt and Peter Adrian you might know Joseph from various movies and Peter from lookbook. These guys speaks the same vibes off clothes with me. Very understated and naive but at the same time simple and classic. Favorite childhood toy: Twister Your definition of Philippine menswear: Philippine menswear is more laid back and distinct

jm jusay, photographer, cebu What you did for the issue: I shoot the editorial “Phlegmatic Escape “ and Interviewed the 69 bachelors. How was the experience: Very worth reminiscing! It was intense shooting it in the middle of a busy road and I only had an hour to do it all because my model was in a hurry for a wedding. A male figure/personality you look up to: I look up to the legendary Fashion Designers Karl Lagerfeld and Elie Saab and the noted Fashion Photographer Nigel Barker. Favorite childhood toy: Chuckie Doll Your definition of Philippine menswear: Its More than the Usual.

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Guilly Valenzuela, make-up artist, manila

What you did for the issue: I did the hair and make-up for “Reynos delos f lores”, I also did the grooming of “Menswear Statements” shots on Quiapo church. How was the experience: It was nice working with new individuals, with new talented young people. A male figure/ personality you look up to: Jigs Mayuga, Your definition of Philippine Mens Fashion: Philippine Men’s Fashion is “OPEN-MINDED”

Miguel Alomajan, photographer, manila How was the experience: The Shoot was so intense yet very fun and the people around us are very cooperative, some offered help, they’re very much amused with the models and they called them superman, others called them human mannequins and a lot of picture takings! A male figure/personality you look up to:The person who said to me, “Most of the Hobbyist are the good ones.” Favorite childhood toy: my crayons Your definition of Philippine menswear: simply menswear is a tatement.

jessy pearl, student, cebu What you did for the issue: Did a write- up and shoot for dymphna and icebergg and interviewed drop decay and southerlands. How was the experience: Hard because i had to balance my time but still refreshing because of the various personalities ive met. Favorite childhood toy: a faux make up set Your definition of Philippine menswear: crisp,clean and fresh

Michiko Nina Gandionco, student, cebu What you did for the issue: I wrote articles How was the experience: Fun and factual. I’ve always loved writing and I stopped for a really long time, but this experience has definitely got me back into it. I’m very grateful to blanc magazine for having me write for this issue. Favorite childhood toy: a faux make up set Your definition of Philippine menswear: Unique and stylish, yet not too bold. Comfy and weather appropriate.

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UNDERCOVER

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FASHION FEED

Longchamp x Jeremy Scott Flamboyant designer Jeremy Scott won’t disappoint loyal fans with his latest collaborative venture with Parisain luxury leather goods label Longchamp. Staying true to form, Scott has brought the wild and wacky designs he has become renowned for to this latest endeavour. Inspired by an everyday object – the Keyboard – Jeremy Scott has re-worked a classic tote design in his trademark manner to create a contemporary, vibrant accessory.ce in this sector.

Levi’s x Nike Skateboarding Collection Hot on the heels of its successful range of cycle wear, Levi’s has collaborated with Nike to produce a collection of denim designed specifically for skateboarding. The range integrates Levi’s unparalleled expertise in denim with Nike’s high performance fabric technology, to produce a jean that provides the best of both function and fashion.

KARL Menswear Finally, Monsieur Karl Lagerfeld releases a menswear collection. Upon hearing his name, we instantly envision a man in a tailored black and white suit, dark glasses (usually aviators) and leather gloves. The chief designer for Chanel, and artistic director for Fendi, cuts an iconic figure within the fashion industry, with this signature ‘Rock & Roll Glamour’ look inspiring many of his collections. 12- BLANC MAGAZINE - THE MEN ISSUE

hermes x vans Whats worse than coveting some bad-ass shoes that you can’t afford? Finding out you can’t buy them at all, ever. That’s the case with these incredible bespoke Vans, which were made by Vans for Robert Verdi out of his personal Hermes scarf collection.


NIXON Leopard

Cambridge x Christopher Shannon

The 51-30 Chrono watch looks set to capitalise on this new, more experimental approach to menswear by taking the notoriously controversial leopard print and using it to re-work and revitalise its most popular model.

Having previously collaborated on projects with the likes of Topman, Eastpak and ASOS, menswear designer Christopher Shannon has now joined forces with British premium satchel and leather goods manufacturer the Cambridge Satchel Company, to produce a unique spring/ summer 2012 capsule collection.

Clarks x Harris Tweed Collection From two of Britain’s most iconic brands: Clarks and Harris Tweed. Joining forces for the autumn/winter 2012 season, this joint venture sees the brands combine their individual ideals to create an authentic

Jil Sander Leather Bag

Without trying to sound too over the top and dramatic, we love the whole concept behind this latest Jil Sander creation. Drawing inspiration from the unassuming brown paper bag .

Maison Martin Margiela x H&M Ray-Ban Clubmaster revamp

With Clubmaster sunglasses fast becoming the must have frame shape of the season, it’s refreshing to see brands branching out in order to give the popular silhouette a revamp. these clubmasters are a far cry away from the more traditional black and tortoiseshell colour ways favoured by the masses.

It has been revealed that Swedish retail giants H&M will conduct their next high-fashion-meets-fast-fashion collaborative with Belgian design house Maison Martin Margiela. The high-end label also added its own comments, saying “We are very happy to present MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA pieces with H&M, offering a new interpretation of our vision. BLANC MAGAZINE - THE MEN ISSUE - 13


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bluejob Blue - Blue is definitely the new black. From rich royal blues of Roberto Cavalli, Jil Sander, Missoni and Paul Smith to the deep navy from Prada, Diesel and Dior to the playful teals of Lanvin, Bottega Venetta, Jonathan Saunders, and Fendi, the color blue is sure to make you look and feel good.

no red, no right Red – Power. Love. Anger. Red is definitely a showstopper. Pick your red from the runways of Jonathan Saunders, John Paul Gaultier, and Paul Smith displaying crimson pull-ups and shirts. Maybe wine colored jackets and trousers from Hermes, Jil Sander, Prada and Kris Van Assche or the bright outburst of red-orange from Gucci.

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y3llohw pfowhz Yellow – Be it bright lemons like the ones displayed in Louis Vuitton, John Paul Gaultier, and Ferragamo or delicious mustards from Paul Smith, Jil Sander, Burberry, and Kenzo, yellow is the perfect splash of color for your everyday get-up for spring. You can also play it sweet with the pastels of Jonathan Saunders and T by Alexander Wang or you can go bold with a shimmering number from Ports 1961.

puto sikwate Black and white – The color (or not) present in every man’s wardrobe; black and white never goes out of fashion. You can layer it up like the ones in Alexander Wang and Givenchy or have it custom-made like the bespoke pieces from Kris Van Assche and Gucci. Go quirky like the looks from Rick Owens and Issey Miyake or super sleek in Paul Smith. It’s so versatile that you won’t go wrong.

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WIDE AWAKE Shorts – Shorts are perfect for pulling off that casual look. Pairs from Dolce and Gabbana, Christopher Kane, Carven, Louis Vuitton and J.W. Anderson would be perfect for a walk on the beach. But shorts are not just for off-days. You can wear one to the office with Raf Simon’s short shorts or Ports 1961’s crisp white version.

Teach me how to Baggy Baggy - Punks not dead! The revival of the baggy clothes in Ann Demeulemeester, E. Tautz, Etro, Lanvin and Yohji Yamamoto. Tres Chic!

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Shamsuit Supsup Jumpsuits – We all know that jumpsuits look better when men wear them. Whether it is the muscled fight fighter, the chiseled plumber or the sweaty mechanic, we all love guys in uniform. Juun J, Lanvin, Les Garcons, and Walter Van Bierendonck displayed the classic jumpsuits while Pierre Cardin opted for something tight-fitting. Whether decked in lace like in J.W. Anderson, sleek like in JPG, or loose thanks to Rick Owens, jump in!

Flowerfuff Floral – “Florals for spring? Groundbreaking!” were Miranda Priestly’s immortal words from the Devil Wears Prada. And surely the brands heard her as f lowers are budding and blooming in the runways of Christopher Kane, Dolce and Gabbana, Paul and Joe, and Versace.

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A LACE IN WONDERLAND Lace – Done to death by our female counterparts, Lace has decided to grace the presence of the menswear shows. See-through shorts at Frankie Morello, or delicate shirts from Carlo Pignatelli, Dries Van Noten, and Pierre Cardin, who says the men can’t have it?

Pag-shooooorts? Shorts – Shorts are perfect for pulling off that casual look. But shorts are not just for off-days. You can wear one to the office with Raf Simon’s short shorts or Ports 1961’s crisp white version.

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38, 39, Sporty Sporty – Most men I know like to play sports but for the few who likes to play it cool in the bleachers, the sportswear inspired outfits will do. You can go diving with Louis Vuitton or skiing with DSquared. These looks will surely score you points whether you’re an athlete or not

Stripe tease Stripes – Horizontal or vertical, you won’t feel barred inside one of these looks from the menswear shows. Jonathan Saunders opted for the staple pinstriped ensemble while Armani showed slabs of skin (and nipples) with his delicate tops. My pick? John Paul Gaultier’s black and white look that sent f lashbacks of Gwen Stefani’s Sweet Escape. BLANC MAGAZINE - THE MEN ISSUE - 23


HAT IN HERRE! Hats – Either printed with f luffy clouds like in John Galliano or the classic fedora like in Marc Jacobs, hats will surely stay atop the heads of fashion-forward men. Enough with the baseball caps! Flamboyant top hats courtesy of Walter Van Beirendonck, turbans from John Paul Gaultier, and perforated fedoras from Henrik Vibskov will get all the love come spring.

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Mer-shimmer-shimmer-shi Metallics - Ref lective candy-wrapper separates displayed in Burberry while Lanvin, Margiela and Roberto Cavalli opted for the classic sheen in matte jackets and bottoms. Versace’s gold pieces from jackets to pants to belly shields to models was a big hit, as well.

no, Dos, Dress Dresses – Dresses for men? An easier way of dressing, I say. Go ahead and take your pick. Breezy pull-ups from Versace, Vivienne Westwood and Rick Owens, an artsy take from Raf Simons, casual daywear from Juun J, structured goods from Comme des Garcon, Givenchy and Issey Miyake, and a white sheath from Carlo Pignatelli. Enjoy!.

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EDITORS’ PICK

SPRING /SUMMER 2013 MENSWEAR

LANVIN Lanvin’s collection had a relentless drive from beginning to end. Defined by the tension between fashionable opposites: classic versus high-tech, linear versus rounded, detail versus no detail.

JUNYA WATANABE An earnest, sweetly urban collection from Junya Watanabe that’s not so far from his signature structured collections from the past. His bespoke jackets have a lot going on inside, with collared linings and interesting seaming.st sobriety to preppyon-acid.

GIVENCHY Religion and sex has been done to death but Givenchy’s Ricardo Tisci has a finely tuned sense of the power and allure of both saintliness and sin with this season’s collection. Tisci’s genius for graphic prints might make Virgin Mary as inescapable as birds of paradise are now, and rottweilers were then.

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MUGLER Mugler’s Nicolas Formichetti went under the sea for inspiration. Not literally, his aquatic theme focused on colors like oyster, sand, coral, and seafoam, And in materials like oily leather “jellyfish fabric”. Sharp exoskeleton tops revealing shards of skin with structured shoulders. The collection felt closer than it ever has to standing on solid ground

THOM BROWNE Thom Browne’s mythological staging matched his severe layered and cropped collection. Candy-colored ginghams and madras, beaded lobster appliqués, whale-print trousers, knee socks his palettes shifted from Calvinist sobriety to preppy-onacid.

J.W ANDERSON Provocative, J.W. Anderson’s Spring 2013 is a cross-pollination of his women’s Resort Collection, an extension of the madbad housewife women’s collection for Fall. The collection was downright feminine with fabrics like Organza and Taffeta. There was also this Pepto pink coat that buttoned on the bias

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MENS FASHION MUST HAVES

By: Kiko Kintanar

Essential items every man should have.

First off one must have a pair of good shoes. “Boat Shoes” are a must have, It was a trend back then and now it’s getting pulled off again. Hit it off with neutral colors since they could never go wrong with any pair of normal jeans; this could be one of your everyday accessory.

Speaking of jeans, it’s nice to start off with one perfect pair of denims and experiment with different colors after. That’s another note to a must have.

Plain shirts can never go wrong. You can pull up any plain colored shirt if you want to play along the chill side; then again a splash of color in your wardrobe won’t get you arrested by the fashion police.

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The other set of “Must Haves” are ones for the “Hipsters”. First off my list on the hipster lane is a pair of denim wears. I think denims are straight off hipster. A must have is a plain denim polo. It doesn’t matter if it’s raw denim or bleached, either way, a must have. Aztecs and Prints are also now getting my attention and certainly I need one in my own closet.

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Off with the plaid and striped shorts! Another must have now are colored walking shorts. Color is the new game trend now.

In my own opinion, one can’t pull of a look without a good accessory and for me that’s a good watch or a pair of sunnies. I can never feel all set without my handy watch.

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Men’s most must haves!

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1.Aztec Sweat shirt, Canduman, Php 25

3.H&M Khaki Pants, M UK’s Robinsons, Php 50

2.G2000 Pinstriped Polo, M UK’s Robinsons, Php 35

4.Boots, LUCKY 888, Php 65

ALL GEARED UP (FUNCTION OVER FASHION) This season’s must have- try to tot-up or pull out those bushy gears for the rainy days. Keep it subtle with these gentle colors and take 34- the BLANC MAGAZINE aback with controlling the weather- THE MEN

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3.BANANA REPUBLIC Red Shorts, Colonnade, Php 25

2.Stripped Polo, Colonnade, Php 10 1.ACNE Blazer, Coco Mall, Php 25

4.Loafers, Colon, Php 50 5.Backpack, cheapest store UV colon, Php 120

SPICK AND SPAN (SMART CASUAL PIECES)) BLANC

Nothin’ beats a tailored piece paired with a crisp shirt and smart shorts. Go along with the primary colors,- just to give a MAGAZINE - THE MEN ISSUE 35 clinch of summer to your look.


5.Baseball hat, Mandaue, Php 45

1.DIVIDED by H&M Plaid long sleeves, Near Sto. Nino, Php 50

4.5cm Acid Washed Pants, Raintree Mall, Php 25

2.TOPSHOP Tank top, Mandaue, Php 5.00

6.Boots, LUCKY 888, Php 55

3.Band Shirt, M UK’s Robinsons, PhP 50

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1.Letterman Jacket, Cocom Mall, Php 35

2.AMERICAN APPAREL Gray Hood, Mandaue, Php 25

4.Printed Tee, Canduman, Php 15 3.FRED PERRY Navy Hood, M UK’s Robinsons, Php 50 6.Sneakers, Colon, Php 85

5.GIORDANO Blue Shorts, Rain Tree Mall, PhP50

UP FOR FUN

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BLOGGER ’ H I G H L I G H T

GERD http://gerdperez.tumblr.com

How did you start blogging?

Normally, how long do you prepare yourself?

To blog about something in particular wasn’t my very intention when I first created my Tumblr account. My reason was as cliché as everyone else: to express and share my emotions. But even before everything else, I already love fashion so as time goes on– just literally out of no where– I posted an outfit photo of me. No particular comments was I looking for for me to continue posting my outfits. There I decided to make my Tumblr account a style blog.

Deep inside my subconscious, I know I can be prepared in 40 minutes. I don’t plan my outfit a day or a night before I leave the house (except for very special occasions/ events), I mix and match on the spot so it can take me a good 1 hour to prepare. If I feel unlucky, it can be an hour and a half. I’m guilty.

What makes your blog different from other blogs?

It depends. There will be a time when you need to dress up like when you will be standing in front of a crowd or will be meeting a person of importance. There will be times when you don’t have to, like another ordinary day at school, a quick lunch with your family or just visiting your neighbor. For me, it’s just about dressing nicely and smart. Just wear something you know people will like and won’t make you look stupid. Just always think that you might meet your future wife/ husband on the way!

Besides posting outfit shots, I see to it that I involve something different as well. I include my portrait sketches, my personal day outs and some really weird stuff about me like washing the dishes or stroking a cat’s fur. Who is your style icon? Michael Concepcion, Pelayo Diaz and (everyone’s favorite) James Dean. Do you get inspiration from styles on the internet? Definitely! It’s safe to say that it is actually my number one source of inspiration. To be very specific, people from Lookbook.nu are just plain amazing with their styles. I get to learn a whole new lot of combinations just by scrolling down my mouse. Again, they’re amazing! Other than blogging, what keeps you busy? I am a very sporty guy. If God gave me the blessing of being taller than what I am, I would actually pursue anything to get myself into basketball. I can’t even describe how I love the game and being in the game! Besides from basketball, I play anything that uses a ball. I’m a gamer as well so I spend (some would say “waste”) a lot of time playing games too. I love reading books as well. Are there brands who contact you to give give-aways and what brands are those? There are actually a couple, but it didn’t push through to make it happen. I don’t think I’m ready to organize a giveaway just yet. If you ask me why, the question would probably be stuck forever unanswered because I don’t know the answer as well haha! I’m planning to do my very first one on January 2013.

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Do you prefer dressing up or dressing down? Why?

What’s your favorite piece in your wardrobe? My denim jacket from Forever 21. I can wear it on a laid back day and I can wear it on events. It’s my favorite! Since you’re into clothes, would you consider opening your own clothing line in the future? It’s my dream! I’m actually thinking of getting another degree in business management after I graduate. And I already have a name for it. I’ll be taking it step by step to make this a reality. I’m excited! Do you thrift shop? If yes, how often? And what do you look for? Yes! but not very often. I know my style very well so I already know what I should be looking for. I often keep my eyes wide open for sweatshirts and jackets. There are many awesome pieces out there waiting to be discovered by a very wise and practical person. I hope I can get there before they do! What are 5 things in your bag you can’t live without? A pen. Lip balm. Coin purse. Oil film and iPod. My camera and the pen can always interchange depending on where I’m headed to.


PEREZ Growing up, were you already into clothes? Haha! NO. I wore those baggy shirts. An elephant pants (that’s what they call it that time), “buddha beads” and sneakers. A typical kid. A normal kid if I must say. What motivates you to keep blogging? People who express their thoughts about my blog and saying I inspire them. It can’t get any better than that. Meeting new people along the way is also what keeps me going. No one can have too many friends they say. Are you more of an expressive blogger or an impressive one? Expressive one. What are your plans for the future? What can we expect from you, say, 5 years from now? Would you still be blogging? Where ever this blogging wind takes me, I’ll let myself go with it. I plan to be in a good position in a very stable job 5 years from now. I want to open a business for me and make it grow for future generations that will be coming from me. And if blogging is a bridge for me to make this all happen, definitely I’ll be doing this for as long as it takes. Long term is what I always think about.

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DESIGNER ’ S P O T L I G H T PROTACIO What do you do when you’re not designing? When I’m not designing, my mind is still engaged in a continuous creative activity. I surf, watch fashion films or read fashion books and magazines. What is your educational and professional background and how do you feel it prepared you for a career in design? I finished a degree in Fine Arts upon which I owe all my knowledge in the basics of art principles. What drew you to fashion and specifically to starting your own line? Have you always wanted to be a designer? As young as five, I was already scribbling fashion images. Of course at that time I did not know it could lead me to a career. In high school, I already had this consciousness of what the whole industry is about. And I was so eager to get in. I made lots of sketches and was able to materialize some. Most of which if not all ended up in the closets of my sister and mother. Tell us about your first collection (When did you decide to start your line, how was the process like, the inspiration behind it, do you have a favorite piece) My first collection was not under my own label. As a student I was working on the sides as a designer for a department store. I was so lucky to have a boss who was so trusting. She gave me a chance to do an entire collection for one particular label the store handles. It was one of my happiest moments seeing my designs on display in the stores major show window. What’s your vice of choice when you are super stressed? No vice! I just go to a lot of physical activity when under pressure and stressed. Who have you dressed so far? And who’s you’re favorite? Do you have a muse? Among my clients I don’t play favorites. But there is this client whom I am most challenged. He normally gives me inputs that I can work on. He is never hard to please but I know he has a very discriminating taste so I always put my best foot forward when I do orders from him. I always love our collaborative work. It’s always fabulous. I’m talking about Andre Chang.

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What would you say is your style of design like? Can I call it “modern romanticism”? It is always about classic concepts in design. Trying to find its way into the demands of modern living. In so many ways it is nostalgic without having to feel like it comes straight from grandma’s chest box! What is a normal day for you like ever since you get into designing clothes? My day starts very early. I’m a family man not by choice so I drive my nephew and nieces to school. So I get to my office at 7:30 am giving me more than enough time to prepare for work. Mornings are usually spent at the workshop giving instructions of what has to be accomplished for the day. Lunch is still in the shop with my usual concoction of local leaves and veggies plus fish or a small slice of meat occasionally. Then I report to work in the afternoon to meet appointments and do fittings. Work ends at 6pm then I hit the gym. What is your design process like? When I entertain clients I conceptualize design by pen and paper. But when I want to explore new things I design with a pair of scissors and muslin. Would you consider going international/ work abroad? If yes, then where would you like to be based? At this point in time, no. Cebu is fast growing and I’m taking that opportunity. I still have plans of expansion and I still dream of having a place to display my designs on retail. What are you currently working on? I was so thrilled seeing Raf Simons new take on Dior. I got so inspired with the way he interpreted the classic peplum so I decided to do my own interpretation. I have always loved this detail but I never thought it could bring so many variations as I got to play with it. I have experimented on a few shapes and I intend to bring some more. Any other new projects you’re excited about? I got this invitation to participate in a show on September. So far I only have that to commit. Otherwise, I am now more focused on the business aspect in designing.


How is designing menswear different from making womenswear? Which do you like better? There are fewer limits and boundaries in designing clothes for women unlike menswear which requires a lot of artistic discipline. In designing clothes for men, design has to be true to its form and function. In other words you only have two arms and two legs to work on; beyond that can scare a male client away. Can you imagine a men’s coat with sleeves that drags to the f loor or trousers with a bustle? What advice would you give a fashion newbie or student, looking to become a designer? Today’s young talents do not have to go through the same struggles my generation had. Information comes so easy. It is only one click away unlike in my time where in I have to save to buy the latest issue of Vogue. So, my advice is for them to explore all possibilities this information can bring and take new challenges

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Ice Bergg Truth be told:

Hip Hop is not just a musical genre but a way of life. Bernabe Ponla IV, known as Ice Bergg or simply Beejay among his peers is a living proof. Down-to-earth and full of wit, like an ice berg, as the cliche goes, you only see the tip of it: you see the Hip Hop exterior but the passion runs just as deep and as solid as it could get. He lives for it. A child who grew up listening to the inspiring music of Eminem and Tupak Shakur, he realized that he wanted to keep the fire burning and eventually matured together with his craft. When asked to rap for a showband in one of the local bars in Cebu, everything else started from there and so far, the universe has successfully conspired with his dreams. Before the FlipTop craze was celebrated all-over the nation, he and his friends were already into friendly rap battles and people started to pay attention.

Words and Photographs by Jessy Pearl

make-belive restaurant then I would come along and shout "TULIS (HOLD-UP)"! Seriously, if I were to star in a movie, I'd love to play a bad guy.

Actual FB acount for contact details, gigs, collaborations and death threats: http://www.facebook. com/beejay.ponla Like me on facebook, that would be FAN-tastic :D :http://www.facebook.com/icetothebergg You don't have to be on top of the world to follow and touch my sound cloud: http://soundcloud.com/ ice-bergg

Soon, collaborations from Dice & K9 and Hi-C were produced, music videos made it to the Philippine's music channel MYX and a membership among the 6000 Goonz roster. Despite the on-going success, Beejay is still the same guy who sits with his classmates in class, the Beejay who chills out with his friends while sharing a glass. When asked about his future, he still wants to have a day job related to his studying Advertising Arts in the University of San Carlos but would still continue to inspire and make music to give justice to the good old name of Hip Hop. He even jokingly said, "someday, gusto sad ko na makit-an akong pangalan sa Wikipedia (I also want my name to be seen in Wikipedia)". BLANC asks: Who is your male role model and why? Ice Bergg: Eminem, Tupak Shakur and Malcom X. They are visionairies that inf luenced people and told stories about life and social issues. What is your favorite toy and why? Ice Bergg: Toy cars such as Matchbox and Hot Wheels and a toy gun because one of my favorite childhood memories were with my 2 friends, they would play with their cooking toys and have a

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A young band at it's peak in the local music scene, Drop Decay has definately started to have the audiences and critics alike at buzz. Despite their busy schedule, Drop Decay still had a few minutes for a little chat: BLANC: Why the band name? DROP DECAY:Vince and I(Tony) were playing in this high school cover band and decided we wanted to take things a bit seriously in terms of music and our goals. So we came up with another band(without the lead singer whos name started with a "K") and decided to call our new found project Drop Decay from wordplaying with Drop "The K" hekhek.. B: Describe your music style and inf luences. DDCollectively we listen to a lot of very different things. You have me (Tony) who listens to pop-punk and even mainstream stuff, Kenneth and Vince who are into heavier bands, and Job who's into Jazz and is considerably good at the technicality of it all. I still believe though that the core of our sound is still generally Pop-punk. B: So what are you guys currently up to? DD: Aside from writing more songs, we just finished shooting our second Music video for the song charades with Southernlads Productions. We'll be f lying back to Manila late this month for a show too. Other than that, we try to practice & play as much gigs as we can and promote ourselves online. B: Highest point and lowest point as a band? DD: Highest point- It's a battle between opening for U.S. bands There for Tomorrow, Every Avenue, and William Beckett in Manila or making it to MYX. Lowest Point- We've had some gigs when we first started out when productions would simply walk over us and move our set time last minute to make way for these other bands. But then again, It's all good though. It's part of the process.

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B: Who is your personal male role model/hero in the past and present and why? Tony: Jack Black. What can he NOT do? Kenneth: Jose Rizal becuase he saved our country. Vince: My dad because he supported me in my band stuff even if my grades weren't doing so well. B: What is your favorite toy and why? Tony: Bewbs. Kenneth: Dragon Ball Z toys. I play with them till I fall asleep ha ha! Vince: My car because I like driving around with it. B: Shout out to your fans? DD: If you're in a band, quit now. Get an education, Find a job, settle down because #YOLO. And yeah, We want you guys to please vote for our video "I Wanna Touch You" on myxph.com daily and watch out for our upcoming video "Charades". :) Drop Decay is composed of: Tony Alfonso- Guitars/Vocals Vince Lucero- Lead guitars Job Penalosa- Drums Kenneth Lim- Bass Visit Drop Decay's Facebook page : facebook.com/ dropdecay Twitter: twitter.com/dropdecayph Instagram: dropdecay Tumblr: dropdecay.tumblr.com


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"Experimental and progressive", as to how Carlo

Who is your past and present male role model and

"Caloy" Mesina, lead singer of Dymphna would de-

why?

scribe their style. True enough, when you actually get the chance to watch the boys live, you'd get a taste

Caloy: Past, Tony Sandoval of P.O.D., present Zach dela

of how they have been inf luenced by their favorite

Rocha of Rage Against the Machine and Chino Moreno of

acts like P.O.D., Rage Against the Machine, Hed PE,

Deftones.

Deftones and other Hip Hop references . What sets

Speedo: Carlos Santana and P.O.D. are my inf luences.

them apart from other bands in the Southside scene

Marco: Eminem and Skrillex.

is that they don't have a definite genre; as they try

Mats: Travis Barker, a good example of a "rags-to-riches"

to experiment with rap, punk, hardcore and metal.

story and Janjan Mendoza (drummer of Urbandub).

Formed in back in 2006 when they would just "jam-

JP: Past, Michael Jordan because I was into sports, and

jam" together, and Simeon "Speedo" Noval would

now Dolphy because he was a great inf luence in our

refer to it as "dili pajud to seryoso (it was nothing seri-

Philippine society and despite having many children he

ous).� What wasn't serious back then eventually led

never failed to be family-oriented. Like him, I'm a family

them to recording their own tracks and perform live

man. I love family.

alongside with local prominent acts such as Urdanub, Powerspoonz, Franco, The Line Divides and Dance

Dymphna is composed of

With Me Kris.

Carlo "Caloy" Mesina Simeon "Speedo/Pidot" Noval

Though each member is currently busy with work

Jp Chua

and some graduating this October, a lot is yet to

Marco Timon

come, with local and national gigs drawing near. The

Miguel "Mats" Matutino

boys and their manager Panu Yu even confided that

Panu Yu (manager)

the band would be releasing an EP later this year. So BLANC asks, What is your favorite toy? Speedo: Robocop. Caloy: PS1.

For queiries and bookings, contact Panu Yu at 09158535153/09234356330. Visit their Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/dymphnamusic

Mats: Bicycle. JP: Paper. *all of us laugh* But, hey, seriously, there are a lot of things to do with it, I like it for it's versatility. Mats: Yu-Gi-Oh cards!

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SOUTHERNLADS PRODUCTIONS Who are they? Steven Canete: "Taicho": it means 'captain' in Japanese, the engine starter and basically the group's manager Jhe Butawan: The "side-kick" Karl Lucente: The "direk" Neil Briones: The colorist, DP and editor Steven Atenta: Editor and DP Gale Osorio: Set/Production designer as well as the group's "mother" Back in February 2010, a group of friends who were Advertising majors and some who were soon-to-be Film students from the University of San Carlos were asked to cover an annual event called FAR (Fine Arts Rocks) by the students who belonged to the College of Architecture and Fine Arts. From a slew to of random skits, film projects for school and trailers, they decided to become a team in which today, is one of the sought-after production groups in the city. Time spent with these guys are chaotic; because not a minute goes by without a new idea popping into their minds and every second is an on-going brainstorm. What's unique about this group is that although the core members are composed of 6, they are an open group who's ready to collaborate with other friends and artists. Despite the demands in terms of school work and time constraint, they inspire each other, listen to each other’s idea and would lay on the table something more than what you envisioned. For sometime now, they have been collaborating with Sonic Boom events, local bands like Bethany, Shuff led, and Drop Decay, plans to enter the BINISAYA Film Festival and a music video for Piero Vergara and other short films in their sleeves, it's just the beggining of a long list of accomplishments and soon-to-be acheivements. BLANC ASKS, Who is your male role model and why? Steven C: In the past it was Spiderman, You know kids and superheroes but now my role model is myself - me who has acheived my fullest human potental in everything I'm capable and good at.

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Karl: Wenn Deramas, Ely Buendia, Pancho Esguerra Neil: Victor Villanueva, the director of My Paranormal Romance, Korean film makers such as Park Chan-wook, etc. Gale: Todd Calo and kanang, pwede female (can mine be a female)? Nini Gypsy. Steven A: Stanley Cooper What's your favorite toy? Steven A: A toy stegosaurus Gale: Lego, brick games and paper airplanes Neil: XBOX Karl: Playstation, matchbox and that Energizer f lashlight thingy that resembled lightsabers from Star Wars Jhe: Gundam action figures Steven C: My wooden sword, hahaha seriously, since I practice classical Japanese swordsmanship

Please vote for Drop Decay's music video "I Wanna Touch You" on myxph.com daily. Visit their Facebook page: http://www.facebook. com/southernladsproductions Youtube site: http://www.youtube.com/Southernlads VIMEO: http://vimeo.com/southernlads Tumblr: http://southernlads.tumblr.com/


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INBORN He gazed at the panoramic view of the city, in a bar he managed located at Tops Cebu, he shared how he fell in love with art. “Comics may naginspire nako sa ako arts, sa una sa bata pa ko hilig gyud nako ang mga Pinoy Comics, ako sad to sundugon ang naa didto, diha gyud nagsugod sa illustrated novels or comics, diha ko na inspire… Unya na involve ko ug music kay ako maestro naka adto man sad sila sa gawas, magdala na sila ug mga plaka nga wala dri…” plaques brought by his mentors raised his interest to music. A multi awarded painter in his student days he transformed himself into an installation artist then later into performing arts then a songwriter and musician. “Naa man gihapon ang ako banda, naa pud and “Sigbin” ako studio kung asa ko mag-dj sa ako mga kanta” he shares. Budoy is known as the vocalist of the Cebu-based reggae band Junior Kilat. Together with one of his bandmates, he also co-produced and hosted the magazine show Ismol Tym, and endorsed products as well. “wala man kaayo kahibaw ang mga taw nga magpainting pud ko, naa sa website, naa didto ang ako mga artworks” Budoys artwork are visible in his website www.Budoy. com, is showcases his arts in different fields. His love for visual arts and music was born to him as time passed he drove to another aspect of his passion, film scoring. “Just recently nag venture kog movies, nag film scoring, magbutang kag music sa film… first ni nako nabuhat with Loy Arcenas usa ka film maker na nibalik karun gikan ug New York. Set director/designer siya unya iya ko gikuha as film scorer. The film “Requieme”, finalist of New Breed Full Length Feature Category from The 2012 Cinemalaya Film Festival and Competition. PANORAMA When asked about who bests the arts, man or woman, he stood and silently pondered. “Wala koy e-compare, di man mu matter tingali, murag dili naman sigro importante ang distinction kung male or female ba sa arts.

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Equal naman karun, ang tendency gud naa nay feminism, pero actually dili man necessary... bahala’g babae o lalaki kung maayo siya makita gyud na… Mao gihapon sa music di ma na mu matter. Abi kay ug babaye taga-an kag emphasis, kung maayo ka maayo gyud ka… kung lalaki ka unya dili ka maayo dili gyud ka maayo… depende sa style, bisag sa Japanese naa sila’y theater nga lalaki gyud ang mu act... mu act sad sila as babaye, dili man gani sila bayot…” he explained. His stand on art tore down the distinction of man and woman. As an artist he paved way the differences and sexes and believed that art is a passion and it is in everyone. “Dili nimo ma define ang artistry sa gender” he shared. Respectfully I looked upon of his views and opinions, yes, a different man is he. His views are as wide and as free as a panoramic view of the cityscape. BELIEF Men can do that is distinctly innate? “ang lalaki ra mang-ihi ug nag barog” Budoy laughs. When men have the “call of nature” he stands and sets it out, unlikely to the women ways. His smiles are like droplets of light that brightens his image, never thought how deep he is. Art is not what you see, but what you make other see. His beliefs may be mediate but what made man like him outstand are his beliefs and his ideas, his stand for the issues of gender, and his respect to nature and to art. In the cold wind he genuinely converse his experiences and his advocacyt. As a man, he contemplated how valuable his beliefs are and him being an artist he molded a new way of life. “Respect gyud ang akoa, kung tinuod ka nga artist dili ka mo follow sa na-uso, unsa imo gibuhaton, ang importante wala kay nasakitan, Respect.

Wala koy e-compare, di man mu matter tingali, murag dili naman sigro importante ang distinction kung male or female ba sa arts.

“Ang lalaki karun pwede na mahimong babaye” he surprisingly answered when asked about his thoughts about men. Errol “Budoy” Mirabiles is a musician, songwriter, TV host and a recognized artist. Budoy as he is well known is easily recognizable among other artists because of his character, his upmost respect and beliefs, and his valued talents in music and visual arts.


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ALL THE KINGS MEN Photography: Matt Aesthetic Styling by: Yves Camnigue Gromming by: Yuno Lloyd Bastareche Model: Till Christofzik

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Baroque dress shirt: IDENTIFY (09273244449) Leather mandals: CLARKS Green ball cap: REAL FIRE

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Copra visor cap: ANTHILL FABRIC GALLERY Plastic cuff: NEL CLAVERIAollection Chile / Belt-Production

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Apple print bermuda shorts: IDENTIFY (0927324449) Butter yellow ball cap: FIESTA MALL Scarf: PHILLIP RODRIGUEZ

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Alligator socks: TOPMAN White Bowen shoes: CROCS

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Photography: Dookie Ducay Stylist: Argie Salango Assistant Stylist: Edrick Paz Hair and Makeup: Anton Patdu Model: Marvin Masigan De Alban

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Shirt – Ralpht Lauren / T-shirt – H.E Mango / Trousers - H&M

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Shirt – Stravaganzza / Trousers – Pull&bear / Shoes – Converse

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T-shirt - Stravaganzza / Jacket, Trousers & bonnet – Lacoste Fall 2012/13

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ONE OF A KIND Clothes by: Philip Rodriguez Model: Pierre Seirra of Lines Styling: Yves Camingue Hair & Groomming by: Joseph Navales Photography: Yuno Lloyd Bastareche

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WOUNDED RHYMES Model: Francis Ariosa @ Calcarries Manila Styling: Patrick Galang Make up: Jake Galvez Photography: Paelo Pedrajas

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folia folia Photography: Carla Pires Model: Francisco Soares (ELITE LISBON) Styling: Sara Coimbra Loureiro MUA: Nelson Mendes

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Shoes - All-star / Shirt - vintage Collection Chile / Pants - Vintage collection Portugal

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Reynos delos Flores Photographer: Claude Villahermosa Hair and Make Up: Guilly Valenzuela

Stylists: Jomah Chu and Reginald Espiritu Austria Cruz for Gibran Andrea Dalisay Rebullida for Mav Jemi Nicdao with associate Kyl Francisco for Vaughn Models: Gibran Karl Alonzo Mav Bernardo Vaughn Medina at Julius Uy Models Cinematography: Juan Carlos Miguel Alomajan Special Thanks to Seven Barretto and Julius Queni Uy

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g o d fat h e r ’ s son Photographer: Germán Alemán Model: Kevin Miranda (Pop House) MUA: Vir Make Up Location Scouter: Paula Hakansson

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Black Blazer - Zara Men / white shirt - Veneto / trousers - HE by Mango

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Photographer: Miguel Alomajan Stylist: Jhobes Estrella Grooming: Guilly Valenzuela Models: Marvin De Alban at Mercator Miguel Masigan at Diva Models Singapore Assistant: Athena Maunahan

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FOOD FIGHT Model: John Augusto of Top Model Phils Photography: Yuno Lloyd Bastareche Grooming and Production by: Little Bvck & Tatz Agustin

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Top – Gap / Cardigan – H&M / Accessories – Stylist’s own / Jumpsuit – Asia’s Black Comet

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THE BACHELORS name: Jan Slater Young age: 24 hobby: Practical Shooting How would you describe yourself in 3 words? Dreamer. Blessed. Insatiable. If you had to rank how attractive you are from on a scale of 1 to 10 how would you rank? 9.99999 What's your greatest fear? Failure

SLATER name: Pio Paulo Ceniza Castillo age: 20 hobby/sport: Airsoft, Boxing and Basketball When can you say a girl is beautiful? Im not gonna lie and act all innocent but I’d consider a girl beautiful when she’s beautiful. It means that I find her beautiful when she’s my type. Its actually a 50-50 type of thing. 50% looks 50% attitude, brains, and how she brings her self. I might sound shallow but I’d be lying if i said “ its the inside that counts” yeah of course the inside counts but Its the looks that grabs your attention at first and when you get to know her and she’s what your looking for then thats when you find someone beautiful.

PEEPAU

name: Anthony C. Lu age: 24 hobby: Working out,Online games & Basketball

TON TON

How do you define love in 3 words? Love is complicated How can you make yourself attractive in front of your dream girl with her family? by showing respect and sincerity if you could go on a date with your favorite actress, where would you take her? Extreme sports or adventure

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name: Josh Dequino age: 20 sport: Basketball What is your ideal type of girlfriend?My ideal type of girl is simple, responsible, honest, sweet, caring and she must be religious. How do you define love in 3 words? I define love in 3 words by saying “love is crazy” How do you propose your girlfriend for a wedding? I dont have any idea for now but i think I’ll propose in front of her parents..

JOSH

name: Miguel Luis M. Ledesma age: 24 sport: Basketball describe the greatest adventure you have ever been on?The journey of life, everyday is an adventure.

MIGS

what is the wildest thing you have ever done? Walking down a hotel lobby with nothing but boxers on if you had to eliminate one thing in your life, what would it be? Nothing. would not want to change things that made me who I am today.

name: Oswin Kenrick Corominas age: 27 sport: Basketball where is the place that you want to go the most? Tattoo shops which movie would you like to watch again and again? Desperado who or which band do you like listening to, the most? Second Hand Seranade

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name: Gianne Jake Ryanne L. Maningo age: 24 SPORT: Basketball

JAKE

what’s the worst lie you ever told your mom Mom, I’m pregnant when was the last time you got drunk Last June if you could go on a date with your favorite actress, where would you take her? Extreme sports or adventure

name: Piero Miguel Vergara age: 19 HOBBY: Songwriting, Guitar, Basketball, writing what would you do if you don’t like your date? Basically, I’d call it a day, and say I’m spent from all the things I’ve been doing. But honestly, I’m a pretty hopeful person, it’d take a while for me to actually decide I’m not having a good time. Some women take longer to open up than others, and if I based it on the first two, or three, then id just constantly be surprised that I’d taken the wrong impression. I dont believe in first impressions.

PIERO

name: Jonard T. Tylzbalzki age: 25 SPORT: Basketball Describe yourself in 3 words? Silent yet Deadly How would you court your dream girl in 5 min? By giving her a bouquet of roses and telling her that she’s my dream girl

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name: Brian Ray Downey age: 21 SPORT: Basketball When can YOU say a girl is beautiful? When she has an amazing personality! Physically its all about the smile Should a guy always pay for a date? Not necessarily if you had to eliminate one thing in your life, what would it be A lot of things too many to choose just one. lol

BRIAN name: Daryll Ian Sayson age: 24 SPORT: Basketball & Airsoftt

When can you say a girl is beautiful? A girl / woman is beautiful when she gets my attention just by her presence and makes me smile What would a good girlfriend possess? As for my preference: A good girlfriend is someone who easily gets along with my family & friends, enjoys adrenaline-rushed adventures, and respects me just the way i respect her or even greater.

SID

name: Gino Giuliano Galicia age: 21 SPORT: Basketball & Soccer

GINO

When can you say a girl is beautiful? well there are girls that are just beautiful, to everyone they could be, but u just get so used to them that they dont even have that appeal anymore, so the way i did it, i was looking for the girl that i couldnt get off my mind, and thats what happend with my girl. If you had to eliminate one thing about girls what would it be? nothing, just the way they are.haha

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THE ARCHETYPES

JEFF name: Jefferson Alcuizar age: 20 SPORT: Basketball Where is the place that you want to go the most? Boracay. For me it’s a paradise. I normally visit there every summer enjoying the sun, sand and of course the girls in bikini

DAN

ARITO name: Arito La ra age: 22 SPORT: Football What’s the swee test thing you’ve ev er done to your girlfr iend? Fly to her and surprise her on valentin es with a bouquet of 3 dozen roses and dinn er I cooked. Should the guy always pay for a date ? If he planned the date, which is usuall y the case, yes.

name: Dan beltran age: 21 SPORT: Table tenn

My dream wedding? All I want is jus simple traditiona wedding. And the important thing i both parties are complete.

My ideal wife? My ideal wife wou smart, wise, funn most of all we ca derstand each oth

name: Norton lim Hao Cuenco age: 21 SPORT: Basketball

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Which part of your body is the sexiest? My chest because women love a man with a nice chest. Do you find yourself a great kisser? Yes because when I kiss I do it passionately.


name: Daniel Marsh age: 20 SPORT: Football

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DIXON stian M. Dixon name: Leigh Chri age: 21 SPORT: Basketball one superif you could have it be? power, what would oples’ mind Reading other pe imal, what if you were an an y did you pick would you be? wh that animal? be the leader Tiger, I want to of the pack. u think would what actor do yo if they made play you the best life? a movie of your Ashton Kutcher

PEPOY name: Daryl Borc es age: 18 SPORT: Basketball how would you co urt your dream girl in 5 min? First I will send a bouquet of flower s to her then I’ll as k her on a date. If sh e’s okay with it, I will bring her to the seashore on a gloomy night and there we will look at the stars and we’ll light a bon fire .

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THE CYBERBUFFS name: Justin Bermejo age: 20 hobby: Playing Computer

JUSTIN

Lights on or lights off? Lights on where is the place that you want to go the most L.A If you had to eliminate one thing about girls, what would it be? Maybe their period

name: Carlos Don F. Montenegro age: 19 hobby: Playing Computer Games what do you wear when you go to bed? Boxer Shorts & Tshirt What’s your favorite part of a girl’s body? Hips & Legs When do you get wild? When i get drunk

DON

name: Edward Kelly R. Jolejolet age: 22 hobby: Playing Online Games what do you wear when you go to bed? Boxer and sleeveless undershirt What is your sexual fantasy Threesome with lesbian actresses

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THE IMPORTS s ier Arena name: Jav age: 20 ccer SPORT: So r best sh on you u r c a e v ver ha did you e ds? girlfrien friend’s tasy? Never exual fan s famous r u o y s nd with a a t what i s t h g i one n To have a person

JAVI name: Philippe Aran B. Puntawong age: 22 SPORT: Soccer ood? Who is your dream girl in Hollyw Rosamund Pike iest? Which part of your body is the sex I think my lips ser? Do you find yourself a great kis I rate I dont think I am a good kisser. t when myself as average but I try my bes it come to kissing.

BENZER

name: Patrick Grandlt age: 22 SPORT: Soccer

PATRICK

who do you talk to more when in a problem, your mother or father? I talk to my dad more when I have a problem because my dad understands me a lot. He was once a young man too and he gets my problems about relationships, hardships of being a young adult. if you had to eliminate one thing in your life, what would it be? I wouldn’t eliminate anything because every aspect of your life has a purpose. In the end, it maybe good or bad.

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THE ARTISTS name: Leandro Almendras age: 25 hobby: Digital Art what do you do when you are bored? I draw or go to the gym do you get scared of the dark? No, I love the dark do you still ever watch cartoons? Yes

LEANDS name: Dean Mark Flores age: 22 hobby: Sketching and Painting How do you define love in 3 words? Respect, Acceptance, Trust should the guy always pay for a date? The guy paying for a date is an honor rather than a responsiblity. That’s the way it should be, so i’ll say yes to it

DEAN name: Mark Anthony K. Ang age: 22 hobby: Sketching

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What do you do when you are bored? Boredom for me wouldn’t last for an hour because if ever there would be a moment that i’m bored, I would always find something to do right away. I don’t care if it’s fun to do or not just as long as it’s something I don’t hate doing.


name: Daniel Bautista age: 19 hobby: Filmaking and Photography if you came across a genie who offered to make three of your wishes come true, what would those wishes be Graduate school, 10 million USD, and good knees. should the guy always pay for a date? Of course not do you still ever watch cartoons? Yes

DANIEL name: Nuke Jashare Tan Sondot age: 19 hobby: urntablism, dj’ing , playing billiards and poker

DJ NUKE

When can you say a girl is sexy? A girl is sexy to me when she gives me a stare and flash a sweet testosterone provoking smile What is your sexual fantasy? to be remembered like i am the alfa male when it comes bedroom pleasures.. hahah

name: Taishi Arai age: 21 hobby: Photography

TAISHI

if you had to eliminate one thing about girls, what would it be? If i had to eliminate anything at all, i would eliminate physical traits, to prevent confusion What should good girl friend possess? A good gf should possess loyalty

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THE TEENAGE DREAMS

DANILO name: Danilo Anghelo Durano Dira age: 20 Sport: Basketball if you could go on a date with your favorite actress, who, and where would you take her? I’d date Mila Kunis and take her to the beach. smart and ugly or dumb and beautiful? Dumb and Beautiful

JON name: Jon Philip Lim age: 19 Sport: Basketball How would you describe yourself in 3 words? Energetic. Caring. Ingenious Which part of the girl’s body would you kiss first? Lips If you were lucky enough to win the lottery, what would you do? Put up a business and try to help others

CHICO

name: Jose Francisco Domenico M. Aliicaya age: 18 Sport: Football Should the guy always pay for a date? Not necessarily, I mean, for me it’s better if the girl also pays for the date. If they think about it, why would they go out for a date? For them to share everything about their lives, and sharing their love. So why not spend your money that you know is worth it? Thats why money doesn’t really count for me in a relationship.

name: Mickel Angelo Asas Martinez age: 21 Sport: Football Should a guy always pay for a date? In the beginning of the relationship, on the first date, yes, the guy should pay, it’s an honorable l thing to do. If you’re dating a quality girl, she’l her probably try to pay for the bill, or at least n part. After the first few dates, once you’ve gotte once pay to know each other, you should allow her to in awhile. It shows that she respects you and that to she sees you as equals, and you should allow her show it. 206- BLANC MAGAZINE - THE MEN ISSUE

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name: Jose Maria Antonio Villareal Aldeguer age: 19 SPORT: Football Describe yourself in 3 words Humorous, Smart, Creative What is your ideal type of girlfriend? I have girlfriend her name is Samantha, so I guess whatever she is. Like. Smart, beautiful, funny, creative, loves food and graphic novels. Basically girl version of me How would you court your dream girl in 5 min? I’d tell her all my funniest jokes. Then give her a condition wherein if a make a three point shot. She’d have to be my girlfriend regardless.

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orge Pavlo name: Hofer, Ge age: 20 minton Sport: Golf/Bad describe How would you words? yourself in 3 wn to sweet, nice, do earth eal type What is your id of girlfriend? d be someideal type woul be open one who i can o’s down with someone wh s. to earth i gues court your How would you 5 min dream girl in eam girl. to court my dr ted my the way i cour just asked dream girl was her. ked jamille well yeah i as w and im happy no

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name: Mark Lotzof age: 19 Sport: Soccer,Basketball

name: Donikko Fernan age: 19 Sport: Motocross What’s the sweetest thing you’ve ever done to your girlfriend I asked permission from my girlfriend’s parents if I could go to her province and surprise her and I did without her knowing. What’s the worst lie you ever told your mom? I’m a Mamaa’s Boy, I don’t remember lying to her.

What is your ideal type of girlfriend? My Ideal type of girlfriend is a sweet, funny, nice and outgoing person who likes to have fun and enjoy doing new things How would you court you dream girl in 5 min? I would court my dream girl in 5min in a romantic way, where i will tell her how i feel and i will look into her eyes when im speaking to her and try to ask her out on a date

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name: Raymund O. Mangubat age: 19 SPORT: Basketball Describe yourself in 3 words considerate, outgoing, hardworking What is your ideal type of girlfriend? funny, smart, creative, cute, loves to draw, beautiful and caring. I have a girlfriend now and thats how she is. Her name is Anne

MON name: Junichi Kuribayashi age: 18 SPORT: Football

JUN

Describe yourself in 3 words Young, Humble, and of course Gwapo What is your ideal type of girlfriend? I don’t ask too much. A good heart and a little bit of sugar and spice will do How would you court your dream girl in 5 min? I’d take her anywhere she wants to go. Let her laugh a bit and see where does the 4 other mins take me…

name: Sol Cadlawon age: 19 Sport: Basketball & Volleyball how would you describe yourself in 3 words? S.O.L (Sensitive, Open-minded and Lovable) what d you wear when you go to bed? anything that makes me feel comfortable. have you ever skinny dipped NO

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THE FRONTRUNNERS name: Joseph Ace Durano age: 18 SPORT: Basketball

AJ

When can you say if a girl is beautiful? When you think she’s beautiful with or without make up. How would you court a girl in 5 min? Getting to bond over something fun, and just getting to be myself.

name: Oliver Dave L. Mag-uyon age: 21 SPORT: Table Tennis What do you wear when you go to bed? Usually, I just go to bed with my boxers on. What is the one most embarrassing thing you have ever done? The one most embarrassing thing I have ever done is when I got sent to the principal’s office.

DAVE

name: Ramon Matthew Reyes-Basabe age: 20 HOBBIES: Nation Building,TreePlanting,Painting,Travelling Describe yourself in 3 words? Patriotic, Creative, Visionary. What is your ideal type of girlfriend? A girl who loves me for who I am and would love what I do.

MATT name: Michael Benedict Yauna age: 22 HOBBIES: Reading what is the wildest thing you have ever done? I’d rather not divulge anything that would tarnish my reputation. vampires or werewolves? Vampires

MIKE

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THE SIBLINGS name: Diego Canizares age: 19 Sport: brazilian jiu-jitsu Ideal women: an empowered woman but has a soft spot for me and the future family when at home

JIGGY

dream Wedding: simple but intima te wedding with people close to me

Ăąizares name: Kenzo Ca age: 19 u Sport: Jiu Jits

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t girls, one thing abou e at in im el to if you had be? what would it ? Make-up pay for a date ys wa al y gu a should t few, yeah. Maybe the firs n or women? er in life: me si ea it ve ha Which Men

zon name: Ronnie Di age: 22 ll Sport: Basketba

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you holiday, who do m ea dr a on rlfriend if you could go mily and my gi fa My ? th wi want to be win the cky enough to lu re we u yo if would you do? lottery, what business Create my own

name: Jason Dizon age: 22 Sport: Basketball

JASON

what makes you laugh? Funny Jokes what is the one most embarrassing thing you have ever done? The most embarrassing moment that I’ve done is that I spat on someone accidentally.

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KARL name: Karl Andrew Ga judo age: 19 Sport: Basketball

what exactly is ‘you r type of girl’? For me, the importan t thing is the connecti on really; the kind of connection where both of you brings out the best in each other.   if you could go on a date with your favorite ac tress, where would yo u take her? I have this dream date in mind. It’s a bit cheesy, but it involves closing down the MRT train station. We would have a candle light dinner with string qu artet as our background; cr uising by the busy EDSA road slowly as we indulge ourelves with each othe r’s ompany. This would ma ke good first impression , on’t you think? 

name: Kester Lance Gajudo age: 24t Sport: Basketball

KEN name: Kenneth Clark Gajudo age: 27 Sport: Basketball Describe yourself in 3 words? Funny, Gentleman, Responsible How would you court your dream girl in 5 min Take her to a very nice place (mountain top or by the beach), give her a bouquet of flowers (white roses), ask her to dance and humming the tune while we slow dance and then confess my love.

what exactly is ‘your type of girl’? I usually have a thing for mistiza beauty, smart, great personality, simple, good girl like maria clara kinda girl more like old school ones but now my type of girl? Could be anyone and could be you. I just keep my options open. I don’t contain myself with a certain “type” now.   if you could go on a date with your favorite actress, where would you take her? Since it’s the first date, i’d like to get to know her, take her to a place that has a peaceful and quiet ambiance. It’s really about opening up, connecting and being comfortable to your date and be simple as possible.

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COLLEGE DUDES name: Paul Pilapil age: 19 Sport: Badminton what is the wildest thing you have ever done? Screamm haha! If you had to eliminate one thing about girls what would it be? why? INFIDELITY leads to ruin the relationship.

KIKO name: Franc Nicole E. Gacal age: 18 Sport: Taekwondo what’s your favorite childhood memory? When I became a black belter if you could go on a dream holiday, where would it be? Japan

NICO name: Paul Matondo age: 22 Sport: Football Describe yourself in 3 words? Calm,Smart.Refined

PAOLO

What is your ideal type of girlfriend? She’s gotta have those eyes that can see through the bad, to the good in me. How would you court you dream girl in 5 min? Talk and laugh with her while hugging her from the back until 5:01.

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name: Juel Romeo Q. Songkit II age: 18 Sport: Football which movie would you like to watch again and again? The Wedding Singer

ROMEO

Wwho or which band do you like listening to, the most? Maroon 5 where is the place that you want to go the most? Home

name: Lawrence G. Lim age: 18 Sport: Basketball How would you court a girl in 5 min? I’d try to get her to like me first by making her feel comfortable with me by telling jokes or maybe showing my talents but as much as possible, I’d want to keep my identity a mystery so she won’t get bored. Then I’d backfire by complimenting her, flirt with her a little bit, make her feel special and let her know you want her. After all that, I’d identify if there is a spark between the two of us and if there is, then I’d go in for the kill. Ask her to be with me because I’d wanna be with her..

LAWRENCE

name: Harold D. Seguisabal age: 18 Sport: Volleyball if you were lucky enough to win the lottery, what would you do?If I’d win the lottery, there are only three things that I’d do; first, buy my dream car, second, give it to my parents, third, save it and put it in the bank for future purposes.

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name: Giovanni Ortega Rodriguez age: 19 Sport: Football Describe yourself in 3 words? Calm,Smart.Refined

GIOB

How would you court you dream girl in 5 min? By being cocky in a way that wouldn’t turn her off. My humor softens my personality so that she feels that Im fun to be around with, and more than that, I’m never boring. No one wants to date a guy who’s too serious about everything. A girl wants someone who can make her laugh and make her 5 minutes light and fun.

name: Paul Vincent G. Alota age: 22 Sport: Basketball and Volleyball If you’re going to talk to God what would say? “You were there all the time, thank you for being there despite the doubts and unfaithfullness.” How would you court you dream girl in 5 min? In 5 minutes I would stare at her ‘til she blushes but not to the extent of being creepy. I would try to make her smile and eventually laugh by cracking jokes.

PAUL

name: Virgilio Beberino Jr age: 22 Sport: Basketball and Volleyball black or white White When was the last time you got drunk? Who were you with? I guess that was 2 months ago. Friends.

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GOOD-BAD BOYS name: Matthew Pastrano age: 22 Sport: Basketball What do you wear when you go to bed? I wear boxers

MATTHEW

what do you do when you are bored When I’m bored I usually just watch tv and play basketball What is your sexual fantasy? I wanna be tied up with 5 hot girls raping me.

name: Bryan Cortes age: 23 Sport: Frisbee

BRYAN

if you were lucky enough to win the lottery, what would you do? If I win the lottery I will give it to my family and to a charity. what do you do when you are bored I hang-out, go biking and drinking with friends where is the place that you want to go the most? Bayabasan in USC-TC

name: Wilfred Ouano age: 20 Sport: Basketball

BEBOY

What’s the sweetest thing you’ve ever done to your girlfriend? sending letters to her every week Describe yourself in 3 words? phylosophical, kinesthetic learner, SWEET what’s the worst lie you ever told your mom? “I’m ok” is probably the worst. BLANC MAGAZINE - THE MEN ISSUE - 215


THE PLAYERS BASKETBALL name: Mariano Aberasturi age: 16 Sport: Basketball

MARIANO

If you had to rank how attractive you are from on a scale of 1 to 10 how would you rank I can’t really rank myself, I don’t see myself in that way. I’ll let people do that for me.

name: Justine G. Barandino age: 20 Sport: Basketball

JUSTINE

if you had to eliminate one thing in your life, what would it be? My mom being sick how would you describe yourself in 3 words? Tall, fair, fun to be with

FOOTBALL

name: Jon Kenneth Q. Young age: 19 Sport: Football

Do you still watch cartoons? “No, don’t really have time for that. I don’t really watch cartoons either but I saw a clip of Adventure Time with my little brother and it was funny.”

KENNETH

name: Jerrald Evan Mancao age: 21 Sport: Football describe the greatest adventure you have ever been on? I get to travel with my teammates and stay for a couple of months in Luzon and Mindanao for national football tournaments during my high school years. 216- BLANC MAGAZINE - THE MEN ISSUE

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SOCCER name: Charles Daniel Ting age: 21t Sport: Soccer

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KYLE

What makes you laugh? My girlfriend and my friends If you had to eliminate one thing about girls, what would it be? If i had to eliminate something about girls; it would be make-up because I like natural beauty and I hate it when girls who are already beautiful put on too much makeup.

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TABLE TENNIS ng d Jason Lita name: Richar age: 17 Tennis Sport: Tabble go to bed? ar when you we u yo do what it be? , what would er Shorts ow rp pe su e have on If you could Control Time

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name: Avril Justin Dulatre age: 14 Sport: Tabble Tennis where is the place that you want to go the most? Saudi Arabia do you still ever watch cartoons? Yes

JUSTIN

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WHERE THE GUYS AT? THE 5 PLACES WHERE CEBUANO MEN USUALLY HANG OUT

Irie Gastropubliko The rising restaurant of Cebu caters to all, with their f lavorful dishes and delish cocktails. Irie is a place for the public with an ambience that persuades conversation and camaraderie, located at Skyrise 4, West IT Park, Lahug

Budoy on Top If you’re looking to take it easy a bit far from the city, Budoy on Top is the place for you. For the group of guys looking to feed the starving artists within them, Budoy on Top features local poets, along with an art gallery. Located at the infamous Tops, with the cold mountain breeze and city lights, a night at Budoy on Top will surely be one worth remembering

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LIFESTYLE

Michiko Nina Gandionco

The Outpost Outpost is a place for good food, good drinks, and awesome live music—from local bands, nonetheless.With a great bohemian atmosphere for guys who love to unwind on a late night with the company of musical talents and a drink or two. The Outpost is located at Veterans’ Drive in Lahug.

Hello Hans What’s better than your very own movie house?–A group of friends to share it with. For guys that lovewatching movies and love it even more when they’re watched together, Hello Hans is the place for you. Hello Hans is located at the second f loor of CJRS Bldg. in IT Park.

VUDU For the more energetic guys looking for a raging night out, VUDU is not too far— partying and companionship all under one roof. VUDU is located at Crossroads Mall in Banilad.

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irie

The first Gastropub in Cebu and a contemporary oasis that serves to fill your days, your nights, and your stomach By: Michiko Nina Gandionco

Amidst the metropolis that is Cebu City, one place stands out—Irie Gastropubliko, the first Gastropub in Cebu and a contemporary oasis that serves to fill your days, your nights, your stomach (andmaybe even your liver). Whether you’re in for a quick tasty meal or a long chill drinking session, Irie does not disappoint. The word Irie itself means “positive emotions and peaceful vibrations, to be at total peace with your current state of being.” A Gastropub, serves both food and drinks but with a different, innovative angle. If you’re from a more “advanced” age group, you’ll remember Irie back in 2004 to be an Asian fusion lounge along Talamban. Becausethe area itself was already far for most people, soon enough, development started to rampage along the area, traffic became inevitable, parking spots got harder to find, and after two years, the original Irie closed down. Around the same time, Jan Rodriguez (executive chef of Irie) opened up the well loved,Ila Puti—a soulful restaurant which then took over the original Asian fusion food concept for Irie. Since then, Jan has been hoping to revive Irie, planning out every little detail of his business venture, right down to the location— he knew what he wanted, how to achieve it, where to establish it, and thus we have Irie Gastropubliko today. Irie is designed to be a simple, comfortable yet stylish Gastropub, with nearly matte black everything, gold and silver accents, and a soft warm lighting (to add focus to the food or drinks on the table). The walls of windows in Irie open up late at night, to mesh the interior with the exterior to truly make it a place for the public.Other than the architectural design of the pub, what also adds to the blissful atmosphere is the music, courtesy of the Onozawa brothers(Ken, Kaz and Koh) and their impeccable tastes in music. Expect a lot of Indie, variations of House music, and the occasional Dubstep while in Irie. While the design gives the impression of it being a pricey place, take note of the size of the dishes, the quality and taste, the quick and delightful service, the comforting ambience, everything else in Irie, add that all up and for sure your wallet wouldn’t mind more visits. As a pub, of course, Beer is assured. Though aside from that, their cocktails and mixed drinksare signature drinks only available at Irie. All mixed drinks are strong, made with fresh juices and top-

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shelf liquor (and for future reference, Wednesdays are Ladies Night!)From afar, Irie simply looks like a drinking place, but while they do have a pretty wide drink selection and well-stocked bar, most people go in for the food.The menu in Irie may seem short and simple, but what they may lack in choices, they make up for with f lavor. When it comes to food, they do not skimp on ingredients. Every dish on the menu is an Irie recipe, made with only the best and natural selections. The only difficulty customers will find on the menu is which dish to eat first. Food-wise, the main attraction is the filling and f lavorful burgers—a 1/3 pound US Sirloin beef patty in between a Brioche bun. Now, why such a fancy bun for a burger? Jan shares with us that “the bun is like a sponge, and it’s basically just a vessel to carry the patty” and while other burgers load up on bread, Irie makes sure that you get a full taste of the meat, which is really what makes a burger, a burger. With a “personalize it” option, Irie’s burgers will never get dull. Feeling spicy? Add some chili or jalapenos! In the mood for a different kind of cheese? Mozzarella or Gruyere, take your pick. Oh, it’s your cheat day? Add some bacon. Not on a diet? Add some bacon. Are you human? Add some more bacon. Aside from the burger, the chicken wings are also a big hit and come in three different f lavors you can choose from: Buffalo, Jamaican Jerk, and House Barbecue (the chef’s personal favorite!) The fall-off-the-bone, baked then grilled Rack of Ribs only cost—wait for it—350 pesos. Irie’s Truff le pasta is made with organic and different kinds of mushrooms, and of course, truff les. Vegetarian? Dieter? Irie’s got you covered. The French Onion soup and Tomato soup are homemade, all natural, without beef or chicken stock. As for dieters, have no fear, for salads are here! With your choice between the classic Caesar salad and the more upscale Smoked Salmon Salad, at the best price with an even better quality. Everything in Irie is homemade, and pretty soon, even the ketchup. And to keep things even more interesting, Irie will be having monthly specials, so that’s definitely something to look forward to. Have you ever noticed that Irie doesn’t have a sign up yet? Jan says, “I intentionally planned that. I want it to be a place to be discovered.” Irie is many things: it’s the hangout place where you and your friends meet so you can catch up on old times, it’s the restaurant you go to when you’re in need of a homemade food fix, it’s the pub you and your coworkers like to relax at after a shift, for whatever reason, Irie is the place to be and is definitely here to stay.


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BAND OF BURKA CEBU BASED ONLINE STORE https://www.facebook.com/bandof burka When did it start? How are your stuff different from the other online shops?

Do you plan to venture on menswear? accessories?shoes?

We started our first collection in December 2010 with just a few clothes, our camera and a hotel room. We provide clothes that give a high-street feel to our brand and the way we style our shoots show how people can wear our clothes in different variations of their style. We don't conform to a specific genre of dressing but we always make sure that we exude an element of luxury.

We love the thought expanding our brand to menswear, accessories and shoes but we're taking it one step at a time. We just got back from a year hiatus.

What got you in to start your business? and why online?:

Where can we see your stuff?

We were always passionate about fashion and we look up to people like Anna Dello Russo, Giovanna Battaglia and Kate Lanphear and we always wanted to have a taste of what they do.... the photoshoots, the fashion, and everything else in between. Band of Burka is our little of living that fantasy in real life. and why online?: Simple...... No tax. who's your market? People who loves fashion as much as we do.

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Why Band of Burka? We wanted a name that sounded cool and catchy but not too obvious.

We are available exclusively on facebook. www. facebook/bandof burka Whats next for Band of Burka? We are hoping to do more shoots in the future and possibly expand our market to global buyers. A burka is what arab women wear to conceal themselves and only reveal their eyes. The juxtaposition of femininity and mystery appealed to us so we took the name and made it our ow Band of Burka’s name came from Band which would represent the three of us For Burka,


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n o i s s e s o Phot c n a l b h wit First Open Photoshoot with Blanc Magazine Team

As the eccentric lights from the heavens have shown, artisans played their own.It was an afternoon where these artisans pulled some artistic pledge to a number of aspirants in the modeling industry. The team cohesively understand the idea of giving these people a link between self and between his creative side. The whole idea was to produce model material aspirant,dress them up, set direct and teach styling tips. The styling exhibited a modern vintage look which took place at Kukuk’s Nest Diwata Gallery in Talamban Cebu. From make up to footwear, from the eyeshadows and thick eyelashes, the photo shoot was a success. The team effort has paved its way. It was only inevitably appealing that Blanc team made these aspirants feel like supermodels in a reality show. Its a way big different that doing everything at your own risk than letting someone do it for you. Gracious and impeccably treasured, the blanc team will always appreciate any piece work of art either its an emotional feel or visually awesome. Working with the aspirants have grown in numbers but some remain on their closets.

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Menswear has always fascinated me, maybe because there’s a multifaceted line between tyle and masculinity. The silhouettes are harper, structured and more complexed. Its has always been a challenge for fashion tastemakers to create something not only relates to men but can be functional as well and for a guy to be style worthy, its a big thing, balancng out aesthetic consciousness and machismo on the side. This 23 year old style maven got most of his fashion inf luences from skateboarding. He believes that skateboarding isn’t just a pastime by kids who listen to heavy metal or omething to look cool with, for him it’s more han a lifestyle, its a culture. You often see him donning plaids, chambrays, gray jeans and his trusty sneaks, all those look inspirations ome from his love of skateboarding. He sure sn’t a rookie to fashion, he was part of the ampaign for What a girl wants For her man

Lawyer/skateboarder

in 2010, alongside famous fashion bloggers Laureen Uy, Kryz Uy and Camille Co. He was also part of the SM Accessories fashion show alongside famous social figures like Mia Arcenas and Izara Ugarte to name a few. And topping his list is his contribution to his friend Kaz Onozawas clothing line ,RHIPSTOP clothing. This genuine young soul is definitely someone to be reckoned with, a true Stylefile.

Describe your personal style? Basically skateboarding…. Style inf luences/ someone you look upto? Chino Moreno (vocalist of DEFTONES) Are you a Style-conscious or style for comfort type of guy? “It coincides, my personal taste turns out comfortable”

For a guy, do you consider yourself stylish? I guess so, you choose me here…. Does being a professional/lawyer deprive you of dressing freely? On weekdays, I need to be corporate since it’s a protocol but sometimes its an outlet for style. Music inf luences: Deftones (since highschool) Current playlist(genre): Indie,hip-hop,R&B…….Frank Ocean Indie or mainstream? “im not really particular, whatever sounds good to me, I listen to it” Color staples in your closet: Mostly gray, blacks and whites, neutrals…… Fashion blog/site: Karmaloop.com Briefs or boxers ? Boxerbriefs

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Words by: Yoanna James Shell was excited to launch in Cebu last August 3, Friday at the Ayala Center, its latest generation of premium performance fuels – Shell V-Power Nitro+ Gasoline, Shell V-Power Nitro+ Racing, and Shell V-Power Nitro+ Diesel. Formulated to help improve engine performance and deliver more power and responsiveness, these fuels will directly replace the Shell V-Power fuels and Shell Super Premium still at the same price. “We have around 120 passionate fuel scientists and specialists across the globe working on fuels innovation, development and implementation to met the evolving needs of customers and their cars, “ says Mae Ascan, Fuel Scientist from Shell Global Solutions. “At Shell, the development of fuel technology is an ongoing process. Shell V-Power Nitro+ is the latest example of this; the next step in the Shell V-Power performance fuel technology story." she said. Over the years, car engines have evolved, as have the customers’ needs. Shell V-Power Nitro+ fuels are formulated to act instantly when they hit engine and to help control and eliminate the build-up of deposits for a better performance and engine power. Shell also introduced its most advanced fuel economy and standard fuels – Shell FuelSave Unleaded and Shell FuelSave Diesel which will replace Shell Super Unleaded and Shell Diesoline Ultra respectively. “In a time when people have become more conscious of fuel costs and energy 230- BLANC MAGAZINE - THE MEN ISSUE

conservation, petroleum companies are increasingly being challenged to adopt and respond to the various needs of motorists. Shell FuelSave is one way Shell helps the Philippine motorists get more out of their fuel.” says Arlene Manalo, Shell Marketing Advisor for Asia. With Shell’s endeavor to help costconscious motorists improve their fuel economy, it also launched Target One Million. This is to help one million motorists across the world learn how to save fuel. They developed a series of interactive, online mini-games for people to complete at www.shell.com. ph/targetonemillion. These games have been created to give the motorists an idea that choosing the right choice of fuel and good driving habits can help them reduce fuel consumption and their fuel costs.

“All fuels are not the same. Your fuel economy can be improved through a combination of good driving habits and using the right fuel. When combined with the Shell FuelSave Tips, Shell fuels with Fuel Economy Formula (such as Shell FuelSave) can help you reduce your consumption and fuel costs by helping you get more out of every tank,” Manalo said.


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