Tory Burch Fall 2013



Tory Burch: Making of a Show on


Here’s an insider’s glimpse of the energy that enveloped the Tory Burch Fall 2013 show in Tabitha Denholm’s ethereal short.

In addition to the designer herself, models Cara Delevingne and Julia Nobis, stylist Tabitha Simmons, hair stylist Eugene Souleiman and makeup artist Diane Kendal are the protagonists captured in the unveiling of the label’s Gustav Klimt-inspired collection at New York’s Pierre Hotel. Jewel-tone colors, romantic prints and rich embellishment added to the luxe extravaganza, soundtracked here by wistful Canadian duo Blue Hawaii.


“I first came across Tabitha’s work on the website Nowness. She had directed great videos for the band Florence + the Machine, there was something about her style that immediately caught my attention. As soon as we met, we hit it off.

I loved her energy, her sense of humor(very English) and the way it was all mixed with a delicate and poetic take on everything. We first worked together a few years ago on a film about our shared love of New York City.

Last February, we collaborated again, she wanted to film the making of our show and witness the intense last days of the preparation. She was essentially a fly-on-the-wall, following us everywhere, showing the effervescence of the team making sure the clothes, the hair, the make up and the music were perfect, all captured in under 12 minutes!

I want to thank her for creating such a beautiful and evocative film. She really captured the atmosphere of the sleepless hours, team effort and creative days. I hope you will enjoy it as much as we did.” — Tory Burch


Here are some photos from the backstage of Tory Burch Fall 2013. I’m drooling over her accessories.

Tory Burch Fall 2013 Backstage Image 2 Photo credit Jen Livingston
Photo by Jen Livington


Tory Burch Fall 2013 Backstage Image 1 Photo credit Jen Livingston
Photo by Jen Livington


Tory Burch Fall 2013 Accessory Image 1 Photo Credit Jen Livington
Photo by Jen Livington


Tory Burch Fall 2013 Runway Image 3 photo credit Noa Griffel
Photo by Noa Griffel.


Tory Burch Fall 2013 Accessory Image 3 Photo Credit Jen Livington
Photo by Jen Livington


Tory Burch Fall 2013 Accessory Image 2 Photo Credit Jen Livington


See more of Tory Burch’s latest collection here.

Tory Burch Manila is in Level 1, Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Makati. Telephone No 632-501 3690. Monday-Thursday and Sunday 10am-9pm, Friday-Saturday 10am-10pm



Coach Rio on Cocktales



On Friday, April 12, Coach Rio de la Cruz joins us in Cocktales.


I have to admit, being the non-runner that I am, prior to this I didn’t know much about Coach Rio except that he’s big in the running world and he wears his hair in an afro. It turns out, his life story is truly inspiring. He came from humble beginnings and grew up running with no shoes. He put himself through university (UP, no less) through a running scholarship. Now he is a successful coach, entrepreneur and brand himself.


Coach Rio
At the time of our interview, Rio had just married his dream girl Nicole. This photo was from their pre-nup photoshoot with Pat Dy.


Please watch the wedding proposal! Totally sweet.


It is not so common to hear about sweet success stories from people who are completely self-made. I really admire this guy.

Cocktales is on every Friday at 10pm on Aksyon TV and TV5 International. With replays on Saturdays and Sundays.



Abby Asistio on Cocktales



On Friday April 5, 10pm in Aksyon TV, singer-songwriter Abby Asistio joins us for a very inspiring conversation in Cocktales. We talk about alopecia areata awareness.


Abby was born with Alopecia Areata. When she was 4 years old she lost all her hair. She used to cover up with scarves and wigs. Now Abby proudly wears her head bald and let her true beauty shine. And beautiful she is!


Cocktales, 10pm Fridays on Aksyon TV, TV5 International. With replays on Saturdays and Sundays.



Olay Conversations: Denise Laurel



I love this series of webisodes by P&G Beauty — Olay Conversations. They’ve chosen a group of women whose may stories inspire you in different ways. The women are so diverse that you are bound to relate to one if not all of them.


The women of Olay Conversations with Boy Abunda – Priscilla Mireilles-Estrada, Mons Romulo, Bea Alonzo, Denise Laurel, Crickette Tantoco.


This is Denise Laurel’s story. Denise, as we know, is a TV actress. At what seemed like the height of her career, she got pregnant. She tells her story about her fears, not just of losing the job she’s worked so hard for, but of disappointing her parents and family. Very touching.


Denise Laurel




Olay Conversations: Crickette Tantoco



I woke up to this — a new webisode of Olay Conversations.

Refreshing! Beauty, brains, substance, values, confidence, strength.


Crickette Tantoco


Crickette is full of quotable quotes. All real. My favourite, “If mama aint happy, aint nobody happy.” And “No, I’m not simple.”



Crickette’s thoughts on aging are so powerful and empowering. I love when women embrace their true beauty as they age. I love her attitude about life, love, relationships and finding her own place in this world.

Go Crickette! Peg!!!

For more about Olay Conversations, check out their Facebook page.