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Fashion fatigue tends to creep up on us; at one point you may have had a sense of your own unique style, but it’s not uncommon to wake one day to discover that the contents of your wardrobe are uninspiring. 

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The reasons for this are varied: it could be that fatherhood left your sartorial choices on the backburner, or it could be a reluctance to change out of the hoodie you sported throughout the early stages of the pandemic.

While dressing comfortably is important whatever the occasion, sometimes it can feel good to switch up your look. Whether it’s a bargain find from a thrift shop or a piece of luxury designer clothing, fashion can be a mode of self expression and celebration that makes getting dressed in the morning a joy, rather than a chore.

Just My Type

Developed in the 1980s, the Kibbe system (which aims to help people dress according to their body type and “essence”)  has recently seen something of a revival on social media. For those unfamiliar with the concept, this “typing” system is all about balancing the sharp “yang” aspects of your appearance with the softer “yin” elements.

This can then help you to determine the cut, colour and style of your clothing. It may be that you suit a classic look (think old-school Hollywood), or something a little more outre in softer tailoring (Lil’ Nas X and Harry Styles are good examples).

Rather than directly copying your fashion icons, get a sense of their overall style: is it tailored or casual? Rock n’ roll or something a little more preppy? Look for recurring themes in your wardrobe, be it a particular style of t-shirt, a favourite colour, or a classic watch. Having trademark elements like this can help define your own signature style. 

Finding the Perfect Fit

Poorly-fitting clothing can feel downright uncomfortable. To check the overall fit of your clothes, see whether you can “pinch an inch” of fabric: not too much, or too little. If you find yourself between sizes, buying a size up (and then taking it to the local tailors) can ensure you get the right fit for your body. Here are some more top tips to help you size things up:

Jackets and Tops

Most men tend to look their best in single breasted suits, which can be worn open or buttoned, unlike double breasted options. Ensure jackets fit at the shoulders, as this is one issue a tailor can’t fix.

Trousers and Jeans

Trousers of all styles should sit higher than your hip bone, and should fit without the need for a belt. These should gently hug the posterior, graze the thigh and be a little tapered from the knee to the ankle, unless you are on the heavier side, in which case allowing the line to fall straight from the knee looks best. 

Colour

While a palette of black, white and grey can be super stylish, it could also be a sign that you’re playing things a little too safe. If you’re looking to branch out into wearing colour, check whether your skin tone is cool, warm or neutral. A good way to check this is by looking at the veins on your wrist (green for warm, blue for cool).

Another method is to look at which metals suit you. If you gravitate towards silver jewellery or watches, you probably have cool undertones, which also have a greater risk of sunburn than those with warm-toned skin. Alternatively, you might be somewhere in between.

This can help you decide which colours look best on you. Warm undertones look best in earthy neutrals, yellow, orange, taupe and ivory, while cooler undertones shine in jewel tones, greys, whites and shades of blue. Neutrals look good in pretty much everything aside from true brights. If you’re not sure just yet, pick out a couple of pieces in teal, dark purple or white; these tend to suit everyone. 

Body Image Issues

If you’re avoiding your wardrobe because you feel self-conscious, take heart: you’re not alone. 

According to findings by the Mental Health Foundation, millions of men in the UK struggle with body image; an issue that tends to get compounded by the misconception that body issues are gender-specific.  

If this is you, talking things through with a trained counsellor can help. You may even find that rediscovering your personal style helps you to regain your confidence and feel good about yourself just the way you are. From colour psychology to experimenting with texture, what we wear can affect our mood in ways you might not expect, so be bold and try something new.

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Published Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2022 10:29:03 +0000

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Rediscover Romance with Tiffany & Co. and its Icons

Influenced by the works of famed Artistic Director and Vice President Gene Moore, Tiffany & Co. renews love with its new campaign celebrating its icons.

For the latest campaign of Tiffany & Co., award-winning photographer Dan Tobin Smith and set designer Rachel Thomas took inspiration from the iconic works of former and famed window dresser, Artistic Director, and Vice President of Tiffany & Co., Gene Moore. Together, they created “With Love, Since 1837″—a romantic tribute to the legacy of one of the world’s most iconic jewelry brands through the world of Moore.

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Love is not always about grand gestures; it’s also about the small moments of connection and affection that make life meaningful. Sometimes, it’s as simple as walking by a window and being attracted by the shimmering display of jewelry—a window adorned by a luminary in American design history and a key figure in shaping Tiffany & Co.’s iconic brand image: Gene Moore.

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Chained Heart, 1961

At the heart of Moore’s approach was an appreciation for the power of simplicity. He bypassed grandiosity in favor of subtle refinement, using everyday objects to create elevated displays. From cascading paper flowers to floating silver orbs, Moore’s installations ensnared the attention of passersby—why else would Holly Golightly have breakfast at Tiffany’s?

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Two Hands, 1956

During his illustrious four-decade tenure, Moore orchestrated over 5,000 window displays that radiated a cinematic charm. His creative palette included a verdant embrace of leaves, delicate petals of blossoming flowers, and the luscious bounty of ripe fruit. These pieces were artfully arranged to produce a romantic oasis against cloud-kissed backdrops.

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Tiffany® Setting ring

Through the lens of Smith, the campaign captures classic motifs with snapshots of revitalized love, the beating heart of the campaign. From miniature to oversized scale models, every element is carefully framed to evoke wonder and awe. Every frame shares a story of enduring romance as it invites you to explore the rich history of Tiffany & Co.

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Tiffany® Knot bracelet
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Tiffany® Lock bracelet

In the artistic vignettes of the campaign, each collection reminds us that love takes many forms. The Lock bracelet, inspired by a brooch from 1883, symbolizes the bond between two souls. Meanwhile, the Tiffany® Setting engagement ring, with its six-prong setting, represents the eternal promise of love and commitment. The Knot collection, with its intricate designs and intertwining motifs, celebrates the ties that bind us together, while the HardWear collection pays homage to the bold, independent spirit of modern love.

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Tiffany® 16 Stone ring

For Tiffany and Co., renewal is a heartfelt ode. The “With Love, Since 1837” campaign crafts a new resurgence into cherished classics: passionately revived and celebrated. Photographer Dan Tobin Smith and set designer Rachel Thomas reborn and rediscovered the beauty of heritage with a fresh perspective—originally came to life by the love of Gene Moore.


Photos and Featured Image: TIFFANY & CO.

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3 Times Nadine Lustre Proved She’s a Changemaker

Nadine is an influential artist in show business—here are 3 advocacies in which she has proven to be the most ready, willing, and capable of driving positive change

Nadine Lustre is a multi-hyphenated artist and award-winning actress—but most importantly, a philanthropist who propagates the causes she supports using hers and others’ platforms. She is vocal and forward in using her profound influence in the show business industry. As a versatile actress, she takes on many roles and character but here are three of her most personal roles as the changemaker Nadine.

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Empowered and Free Woman Nadine

Nadine is the new face of Hiraya Pilipina, the lifestyle and advocacy brand for Filipinas nationwide. In providing innovative, inclusive, and modern solutions for women, Hiraya Pilipina has found in Nadine a truly awe-inspiring presence who shares in the brand’s vision and embodies their message.

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Actress Nadine Lustre is Hiraya Pilipina’s first celebrity ambassador

Just last weekend, Hiraya Pilipina opened their first pop-up shop at Market! Market!, Taguig. Basking in this milestone, taking up a physical space to continue providing modern solutions for the modern Filipina, the brand also celebrates a momentous mark in their journey. While they are growing exponentially in sales with their niche products, Hiraya is a business with heart and passion—and Nadine is the forefront of this.

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Nadine joins forces with Hiraya Pilipina to celebrate one’s true self through Hiraya Pilipina’s innovative products

“I’ve always introduced Hiraya Pilipina as a ‘small business’. And it really is. But now we’re taking it to the next level,” founder and CEO Cleo Loque shares with MEGA. In the celebration of Women’s Month, Cleo also says there was no other option except for Nadine to be the brand’s ambassador. “Siya lang, because Nadine is someone who has been very courageous in showing herself, in expressing her true self.”

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As a empowered woman, Nadine Lustre aims to end the stigma surrounding period care—and encourages all Filipinas to do the same

In making products for innerwear and period care that are often shrouded in secrecy and shame, Hiraya and Nadine embrace these struggles and free themselves from the stigma—and encourage you to do so as well. As a brand built on these advocacies and values, Cleo continues on to say, “I’m just so grateful that we can strengthen our message because we now have someone as influential as Nadine to reach more people, inspire more people, and empower more women now that we have her as our ambassador, who is, really, the face of Hiraya Pilipina.”

Mental Health Advocate Nadine

Towards her campaign for a better world, Nadine pushes forward her beliefs and uses her influence in advocating for mental health importance. The actress uses her platform to continuously be vulnerable and brave in sharing how she suffered from depression and anxiety—and how taking part in several mental health initiatives could make an impact to break the stigma surrounding mental health. One of these initiatives is partnering with Yassi Pressman and Liza Soberano in becoming a celebrity investor and partner for Mind You, an online platform that provides easy and cheaper access to therapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists to the people in need of them.

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Stars Nadine Lustre and Liza Soberano contribute to normalizing mental health and talk about its issues in depth in a Mind You podcast called ‘An Open Mind’

Eco-Warrior Nadine

For her active participation in environmental sustainability, Nadine was recognized last year as the honorary park ranger of Masungi Georeserve. She uses her platforms to talk about how people can help in conserving this wonderful habitat, and takes part in initiatives such as tree-planting and tree-nurturing, reforestation programs, and her journey to a vegan lifestyle, which she is embarking on for the welfare of animals and the planet.

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Nadine is doing wonders with environmental drives and initiatives

In 2022, Nadine also expressed her love for the Siargao island—not just fleeting, but with a commitment to protect, preserve, rebuild the island. SEA Movement announced Nadine as a contributor to ensuring livelihood, securing food, and conserving ecosystems in the Marine Protected Area of General Luna, Siargao.

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Nadine is an influential role model in using her platforms to drive change

Photos and Featured Image: HIRAYA PILIPINA, MIND YOU, MASUNGI GEORESERVE, NADINE LUSTRE (Via Instagram)

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Kathryn Bernardo Wears a Custom Beach Dress During Her Birthday Party in Palawan

Kathryn Bernardo’s 28th is a birthday celebration for the books—and she’s doing it in elegance and style in a custom Mark Bumgarner white dress.

From her breakout role as Mara David/Mara Del Valle in the remake of the 1992 television drama Mara Clara to her award-winning performance as Joy Fabregas in Hello, Love, Goodbye, Asia’s Box Office Queen Kathryn Bernardo is a household name in Philippine entertainment and beyond. As she navigates life on and off camera, the star celebrates her 28th birthday with a private birthday bash in Palawan in a custom Mark Bumgarner birthday suit that shows off effortless sophistication—just right for someone like Kathryn.

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Kathryn displays a carefree yet sexy and classy side in this dress

Kathryn is one of the most visible blossoms globally—Asia’s Superstar, Box Office Queen, and the face of many brands; recently, she was announced the first Filipina ambassador of Lancôme. The actress has received many accolades in her illustrious career, and she is also a visionary leader in different industries such as KathNails, Glow Up Beauty Lounge, and Isla Amara Boutique Resort. Kathryn is beloved and celebrated on her special day for her humility and kindness, her passion and talent for craft, and her drive for personal advocacies.

For her 28th, Kathryn celebrated her birthday in style on a yacht and on the shores of El Nido, Palawan, alongside her family and friends. In a custom Mark Bumgarner birthday suit, Kathryn blew out her birthday candles and enjoyed the fireworks display afterwards.

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Kathryn celebrates her 28th birthday on a yacht with other celebrity friends and reunites with Hello, Love, Goodbye co-stars Alden Richards, Kakai Bautista, Lovely Abella, and Maymay Entrata

On sunny days, the dress is just the ticket to an elegant and chic summer ensemble befitting of a birthday girl. The fabric gave the dress a more carefree feel, but the fitted silhouette of the layered skirt, showing off her figure, the one-shoulder strap, and the falling sleeve made the look effortlessly sexy. The white is also a blank canvas for the intricate details sewn onto the skirt such as the seashells and the pearls.

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Mark Bumgarner’s creation is classy and effortless sophistication
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The details are just right for the by-the-beach Palawan celebration, and of course, befitting for someone of Kathryn’s beauty and grace.

Mark has been one of Kathryn’s go-to designers and dear friend. One of their most notable collaborations was Kathryn’s sultry silver side-cut gown at last year’s ABS-CBN Ball.

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Mark Bumgarner and Kathryn Bernardo exemplify true friendship; the fashion designer pens this with “Always got your back.”

Truly ever-loved by her family, friends, and the nation, Kathryn is indeed graceful at 28 as she enters this new chapter in her life. Happy birthday, Kathryn!


Photos and Featured Image: MARK BUMGARNER, ISLA AMARA (Via Instagram)

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