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BUM’s Comikon-Themed Tops coming soon…

Personally, I find the upcoming limited edition tops of BUM dubbed as ‘Comikon’ series very timely and appealing not just to me, but especially to its intended market–the youth.

Wearing BUM's Comikon Collection series are the six youth brand ambassadors--Jane Oineza, Diego Loyzaga, Ella Cruz, Nash  Aguas, Miguel Tanfelix, and Bianca Umali. Image courtesy of BUM.

Wearing BUM’s Comikon Collection series are the six youth brand ambassadors–Jane Oineza, Diego Loyzaga, Ella Cruz, Nash Aguas, Miguel Tanfelix, and Bianca Umali. Image courtesy of BUM.

For me, coming up with a collection like this is reflective of what Spanish-Mexican cartoonist and writer, who is best known for his contributions to Mad Magazine and creator of the comic book ‘Groo the Wanderer’–Sergio Aragonés Domenech have once said, “Comics is a great medium to get a lot of stories out.”

When one gets to wear such tops–it will definitely project the kind of animals that the wearer would best identify with because of its ‘positive’ traits and there’s always a story behind the choice.

Soon to be released on October 16, get it from all BUM boutiques nationwide. For updates, LIKE its facebook page.

Niel Perez and I

The current Mister of the Philippines International – Niel Perez was among the guests in the second leg for the Search for the New Masculados’ Member held recently, Saturday, September 13 at Fisher Mall, Quezon City.

Niel and I

I was glad to have the opportunity to pose for a memento shot with him prior to his walk on the ramp. He was with other title holders, Joseph Doruelo, Mister Philippines Global; Adam Davies, Mister Model International; Judah Cohen, Mister Tourism International; and their first runner-up – Nicko Dela Cruz.

According to Niel, he joined the said competition because his main purpose is to promote what he is really passionate about, which is healthy living and how it can positively affect many people to pursue such lifestyle.

During the competition, he was proclaimed Winner for Crossfit Halcyon Fitness Challenge, and one of the Top Five in both — Best in Swimwear and Best in Festival Costume.

Perez is popularly known as the hot cop from Manila, PO2 Mariano Perez Flormata Jr. was just your average guy who just happens to be working as a Police Officer assigned at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

He will be the country’s official representative to the Mister International 2014, which will be in Seoul, South Korea.

To know more about the pageant, visit its official website.


Figlia culminates its first-ever shoe design contest

MANILA, Philippines – After almost four months of search for the best and most unique shoe designs, Figlia is mounting the final round for its first-ever shoe design contest, dubbed as ‘My Beautiful Sole’ on Friday, February 14, 3pm on the 5/F of SM Megamall’s Atrium Bridgeway, Ortigas Center, Pasig City.


The contest was launched in October 2013 and received an enormous response from various creative individuals from as far as Sorsogon. Contestants used materials such as scrap fabric, recycled paper, G.I. wire, and more. With this competition, Figlia provided a venue for aspiring show designers to showcase their innovative and potentially appealing designs that might just win the hearts of the audiences, not just the judges of the said tilt.

Its contest theme is ‘Self-Expression’ and aims to the creativity and design skills of Filipinos by creating a prototype of what they envision their respective shoes would look like. The grand winner will receive a brand new Wacom unit and so as his mentor worth Php20,800 with three thousand worth of Figlia gift certificates and a Starcard membership. There will be four runners-up with corresponding loads of prizes, too.

To come up with the best results and winners, Figlia gathered an interesting mix of panel of judges. They are Rommel Calaspara of Wacom Philippines, who is a proud partner of this maiden design contest; Janeena Chan, a TV host, VJ and a model-actress combined; Ricardo Cepeda, a former fashion and commercial model and both a film and TV actor; Marina Benipayo, a former Binibining Pilipinas title holder and represented the country in Miss World and currently a mentor at School of Fashion and Arts (SoFA); Leeroy New, a production designer for feature and short films, for music videos and for theater productions as well; and the chairman of the board of judges is Joey Enriquez, the president of Charter International Incorporated, the makers of the successful Filipino shoe brands for women—Figlia.

‘My Beautiful Sole’ is co-presented by SM Megamall, Wacom Philippines, Yoshinoya, Traffic Footwear, and Red Root Artists Cooperative.

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