Miss Charlize

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This writer is a beauty, celebrity and fashion columnist for BusinessMirror, and did fashion editorials and celebrity profiles for D+, its monthly supplement. As much as possible the column, called Tota Pulchra, only deals with the good, the great and the glamorous.
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Farewell, Tita Fanny

FROM female impersonation to makeup artistry, acting, celebrity styling, to fashion design and interior decoration, Fanny Serrano scaled…
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#PrayForUkraine

WE are all connected. What’s happening in Ukraine impacts all of us. Almost a month after Vladimir Putin…
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Where the heart is

WEAR your heart on your sleeve this Valentine’s Day. Literally. That’s what the Dutch wunderkind Viktor & Rolf…
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Jan Garcia: strength, introspection and conviction

Picture this. Manila, 2007: Ford Supermodel of the Philippines 1987 Tweetie de Leon-Gonzalez as photographer, Elite Look of the Year 1989 Philippines Lou Bunyi-Pareja as hair and makeup artist, and Binibining Pilipinas Universe 1990 Gem Padilla and Binibining Pilipinas International 1991 Patty Betita as models for the couture creations of Bodyshots 1986 Ramp Model of the Year (Pro Division)-turned-designer Jan Garcia. That all-supermodel production was my high-school high-fashion fantasy made flesh, and is one of the most unforgettable editorials I’ve ever done. Having such top-calibre talent in one setting is hard to replicate nowadays.
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New yearnings

CALL yourself indulgent, even if you’ve acquired enough in 2019, when you still wish for some items that…