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Anello: All About Customization and the 90s (+ A Giveaway!)

Since anello's opening in Manila last year, this Japanese bag brand has become one of my favorites when it comes to style and functionality. My first anello bag's in leather and brown, and I've been using it alternately with the one I showed in this Youtube episode

Just a few days ago, anello unveiled their holiday collection called "discover my anello" which is all about self-discovery, finding your style, being functional - pieces that will work perfectly for you.


For Autumn/Winter 2018, anello introduces a new selection of bags inspired by the patterns, designs, colors, and materials of the 90s. Definitely the best era for me! ;) From the rebellious coolness of grunge to the polished and preppy high schoolers, the pieces are a modern nod at one of fashion's most important periods.


The signature anello backpacks and Boston bags are rendered in autumnal plaids, tartans, and checks, adding layer and dimension to both modern minimalism or maximalist street style outfits.


Aside from the 90s collection, anello has another line perfect for gift-giving. The new backpacks come with interchangeable straps that can let you mix and match colors to create the perfect finishing touch for every ensemble. 

The bags are available in neutrals - gray, black, and navy - and a medley of straps for the love of customization.


If you want an even more personalized experience, you can have your (or your recipient's) initials embossed onto the signature anello patch. So nice!

Here are some more new arrivals for their Boston bags:


They're truly unstoppable in throwing out lovely pieces!


Oh, and by the way, I'll releasing a giveaway on my Instagram account (arnievillanueva_) this week! Please stay tuned if you want your own anello bag! ;)

You can purchase anello's 2018 Holiday Collection at all 36 anello stores nationwide. For more information, visit their Facebook page and follow them on Instagram.

Islander Philippines | Live Slippers Mosaic 2018

I'm pretty sure that most Filipinos own (or have worn) a pair of Islander slippers. This proudly Philippine-made brand has been in the industry for decades, offering good quality footwear that guarantees affordability.

When I was younger, whenever my parents shop for flipflops at department stores, they'd go straight to the corner of Islander. "Matibay 'to," my dad would often boast. True enough, the pairs would last for years. Fast forward to 2018, the brand is still very much alive and remains the country's leading footwear brand.


Last October 15, 2018, Islander conducted a giant live mosaic inspired by the Philippine flag featuring 8,000 pairs of slippers in SM Megamall. The best part is that it was done for a cause. 


Snapshot from the top ♡


All pairs were donated to 9 different beneficiaries:

He Cares Mission
Yapak Pinas
Child Hope Philippines
Prison Ministry Correctional Institution
Anawin Lay Missions Foundation
Philippine Jesuit Foundation
Tondo District of Manila
Children of Dagat-Dagatan District
Payatas Orione Foundation


It was humbling to witness this event. There were videos shown to understand every beneficiary and I was deeply moved. Kudos to Islander for coming up with such event. Loud and proud!


Islander Philippines
Pusong Pinoy, Gawang Pinoy

UNIQLO Fall/Winter 2018 Collection

No other brand screams simplicity, quality, and longevity than UNIQLO. Just a few weeks ago, they released their stunning Fall/Winter 2018 Collection focusing on two (2) basic elements - color and silhouette - to help people dress with style and confidence.


Coat c/o UNIQLO

Since Christopher-Lemaire's line debut two years ago, its mainstay items have become even more attractive, with its innovations transforming into contemporary essentials. Their latest collection features a vivid fall and winer color palette and designs with in-trend volumes. Still elegantly timeless while showcasing diverse ideas that symbolize the future of LifeWear.


Color to re-invigorate individual style
To build a full color palette for the collection, UNIQLO took inspiration from three key lifestyle concepts: Great Outdoors, Work and Craft, and Abstract Art.

The palette includes moss greens and sky reds, colors inspired by natural materials - wood, clay, andd stone gray, as well as bold and vivid colors of art - blues, reds, and yellows.


Simplified silhouettes for greater confidence
The collection is also refined to three universal and timeless shapes - circular, triangular, and rectangular. These shapes are subtly emphasized throughout the collection in its oversized items, in its flared and A-line items and in its more structured, narrow looks. 


Wearers can choose shapes that flatter their own unique body type for more confidence and more individual style.

Women's items exude comfort and confidence, while men's pieces convey unpretentious relaxation.


BLOCKTECH
Perfect for shutting out the rain and wind with its durable water repellent coating that keeps wearers dry. The fabric is also breathable, releasing moisture to keep sweat at bay and maintain comfort.


Visit your nearest UNIQLO branch and shop away! 

Palmolive EXPERTIQUE: Salon-Beautiful Hair at Home

In choosing my hair products, I only go for those that can make my tresses be smooth, fragrant, and healthy. And by healthy, I mean hair that's not dull, damaged, and frizzy. While there are salons that can help us get expert results, the bigger challenge is maintaining it everyday as we step out for work, school, date nights, etc.


Palmolive, the country's #1 personal care brand, recently unveiled a new range of hair care products called the Palmolive EXPERTIQUE™ - a full regimen inspired by and crafted with experts to deliver salon-beautiful hair from the comfort of one's home.


Maureen Wroblewitz, brand endorser and top model

Palmolive EXPERTIQUE™ products are infused with activated Kera-Ceramide Serum (KCS), a technology that offers Keratin (deposits protein back into the hair for added strenght, smoothness, and protection) and Ceramides (for restoring proper balance and providing a protective barrier against damage). This powerful combination can nourish hair from the inside out.


The new Palmolive EXPERTIQUE™ product line consists of three variants of shampoo and conditioner:

REVITALISTE
For normal to dry hair to enhance hair vitality and natural movement

SMOOTHIQUE
For frizzy, flyaway hair to align, tame, and add control to the hair strands

RESILIENTE
For damaged or over-treated hair to reconstruct and fortify hair against damage

Complementing the shampoo and conditioner to complete the regimen are three hair treatments:

INTENSIVE HAIR MASK
Hydrates and helps restore strength and elasticity of dry, damaged hair

BEAUTIFYING HAIR OIL
Provides intense nutrition for enhanced shine and silkiness of hair

ANTI-FRIZZ SERUM
Protects hair against frizz and flyaways


I've been using the Revitaliste shampoo and conditioner, and the anti-frizz serum for almost two weeks now and loving the result so far! No need for too much styling as it looks gorgeous as is. 

The new Palmolive EXPERTIQUE™ premium hair care range is available in all leading supermarkets nationwide.

For more information, visit their Facebook page.