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STYLE

Style Origin Mensweek BEWITCHING, dashing, and out of the ordinary --- This is how I’d describe the men who paraded on the runway in last weekend’s Style Origin Mensweek Fashion Show at the Abreeza-Ayala Mall.   The menswear was the perfect closing to our afternoon delight as it showcased the different looks of men beyond the generic jeans, shirt, and rubber shoes. The segment is actually one of the main highlights of the Style Origin series being toured around the Philippines, featuring the collections of 23 Filipino designers.   Davao’s most eligible bachelors graced the catwalk with Manila’s finest, swaddled in the creations of Gian Romano, Bang Pineda, and Ronan Opina, and wardrobe essentials from global brands such as Ellesse, Marithé Francois Girbaud, Penguin, and Giordano. Actor Rayver Cruz caused a bit of stir among women as his tall stature was followed by a series flickers from DSLR’s and mobile phones. I guess those photos have already found their way on Instagram by now.   Each set was an assortment of tasteful pieces that range from elegant suits, casual staples, and

corporate wear. Filtered preppy hues of yellow, red, and orange were played well with monochrome, earth tones, and tempered palettes. De-

spite the impression on these clothes being high fashion, the fabrics and cuts look very modern, comfortable, and they complement (and define) every man’s physique.   I’m sure a lot of women would agree with me if I’ll ask for rerun / repeat of the whole show... Maybe, next time, with a new set of designers. And so as not to put too much pressure on the organizers, we promise not to complain if we’ll see the same set of models.


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ARTS & CULTURE ENTERTAINMENT

Fab Filipiñana finds at Chimes

THERE are times when souvenirs are merely just a reminder, simply to be kept on the door of your refrigerator or on a desk collecting dust. That is why whenever I travel, I make it a point that my souvenirs are usable and, as much as possible, hand made.   Imagine my excitement when Chimes Specialty Store, together with Davao EcoCrafts, opened a Filipiñana section at the third floor of Chimes along Sales Street.   The section was stocked with many wonderful and well-designed baubles, gift items, fashion jewelry, and accessories that are made in the Davao Region, everything hand made and everything with as much local content as possible.   I love the fact that not only are the products made with local content and craftsmanship, but also the

fact that every sale of the products benefit the craftsmen and women behind every bead, every weave, and every knot making the products.   My personal favorites are the abaca and hand made paper by TADECO, the super detailed and über fabulous minaundieres by Crystal Seas (their intricately designed clutch bags are already the rage in Japan and sell for three times the price of what they sell locally), and the exquisite jewelry by Oskar Atendido, which have stories behind every filigree. These are not only great as gift items or pasalubong, but are valid, wearable, usable, and fabulous fashionista finds.   Of course don’t just take my word for it. Visit Chimes Specialty Store along Sales Street and see how fab Filipiñana can be.   Follow me on twitter @ kennethkingong for foodie finds, travel tips, random ramblings and happenings in and around Durianburg.


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ENTERTAINMENT

After her nipple flash, comes Madonna’ s ass Bon anniversaire, Ashley WE suppose the real news here would be if Madonna had actually decided to keep herself covered up.

and Mary-Kate Olsen!

  But, alas, just days after she opted to bare her breast while performing “Human Nature” in Istanbul, the 53-year-old singer decided to expose another part of her anatomy in Italy on Tuesday.   Yep. The Material Girl decided to, um, express herself yet again on stage while belting out the same song at Rome’s Stadio Olimpico.   With her back to the audience, Madge proceeded to unzip her pants, pull them down and expose her rear.   Hmm. First a boob, now her butt.   We shudder to think what’s coming next.

THE blond-haired, blue-eyed beauties have come a long way from their days of sharing the role of googly-eyed Michelle Tanner.   Despite all Full House fans’ pleas, America’s favorite set of fraternal twins, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, turn 26 today. Fraternal? Is it even possible for fraternal twins to look so much alike? Nevertheless, with multiple ambitions in the fashion world, the Olsen twins prove they plan on remaining wildly successful.   The young entrepreneurs s were honored just last week at the 2012 CDFA Fashion Awards, where the ultra-talented duo’s clothing line The Row won Womenswear Designer of the Year.   We may always remember the Olsens first of all for Full House and a slew

Mark Whalberg goes back to, err, High School?! IMAGINE trying to pay attention in class with a hunk like Mark Wahlberg sitting next to you— yikes!

  The actor, who dropped out of school in the ninth grade, announced that he’s going back to high school starting later this month in an effort to get that diploma.   But you won’t be catching him walking down the halls (sorry).   Wahlberg will be continuing his education courtesy of a new online program based in New Orleans.   “It’s an actual diploma,” Wahlberg told David Letterman on Late Show last night. “I’ve got to take up all the courses that I missed, and I’m a little nervous.”   “They’re going to give me whatever credits I already have, which is probably like one or two,” he

joked. “But I’m going to make it happen.”   Seeing that he has “a lot of downtime on sets in the trailer and stuff,” the actor hopes to “just ... blast through it—hopefully

do it within six to eight months.”   Are we the only ones that find Mark Wahlberg getting in touch with his inner nerd supersexy? Didn’t think so.

of movies they starred in together as youngsters, but with their amazing track record in fashion and behind the camera, we can’t wait to see what’s still ahead for the accomplished pair!


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Going Pinoy at Antonio’s Bar and Grill By Kenneth Ong

FOODIES in search of good food in Davao flock to the best Filipino restaurant in the city, Antonio’s Bar and Grill. The restaurant’s unparalleled reputation is a reason enough to try its contemporary Filipino dishes, all prepared by highly skilled staff that cook and serve with passion.   A couple of Antonio’s signature dishes include the Inihaw na Bangus sa Dahon ng Saging, where the traditional Filipino inihaw na bangus dish is served with a twist and made tastier with the scent of banana leaf and stuffed with herbs and tomatoes.   Davao foodies, as well as travelers, have been salivating over their bestseller, the Crispy Pata. Not only is it crispy but savory as well, much to their customers’ delight.   Other sumptuous dishes include the Crispy Tuna, Sugbanok, Deep Fried Chicken wrapped in Banana Leaves, Grilled Catfish, Stuffed Shrimp and Pomelo Salad. A meal is not complete without their refreshing Melon Mansi drink. The cold concoction is probably the best fusion of Davao local fruits, the watermelon and calamansi.   Dining in Antonio’s is similarly refreshing as well, withlit tables and spacious seats. Young and old alike often visit the establishment, whether for a fun day out or for business since the restaurant is one of those that caters best services.   Antonio’s Bar and Grill is located at SM City Davao, Groundfloor (299-3904), Metro Lifestyle Complex Building, Torres St.,(2254394), and its newest branch whichat the 3rd floor of Abreeza Mall in front of Poshnails.

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