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With the announcement of Heart Evangelista as their newest brand ambassador, Genteel Home ushers in a new era of Filipino furnishings

One of the top producers of custom furniture in the nation, Genteel Home is dedicated to promoting the home furnishings sector in the Philippines and highlighting the extraordinary skill and inventiveness of Filipino artisans. They have teamed up with Heart Evangelista, the leading international fashion and style icon in the nation, to set the path.

Founder and principal designer of Genteel Home, IDr., passed away on March 14. Heart Evangelista has been officially named as the brand’s newest ambassador by Katrina Blanca de Leon. She views Heart Evangelista as a representation of the development and expansion of their brand. “We’ve been crafting beautiful furniture for over a decade, and now, with Heart on board, we’re blooming like never before,” Katrina stated. She went on to say that Heart Evangelista personifies all that Genteel Home values, including enthusiasm, pride in one’s Filipino heritage, and a commitment to leaving an impact on the world.

Looking ahead, Genteel Home is set on expanding its reach to international markets, showcasing the Philippines’ rich talent in home furnishings. Heart Evangelista’s global recognition, not only for her fashion sense but also her social media influence, makes her an ideal representative for the Genteel Home’s global aspirations. “Heart’s involvement with Genteel Home signifies our readiness to make our mark on the international stage,” Katrina emphasized.

Heart Evangelista, known for her global acclaim in the world of fashion and beauty, affirmed and expressed her admiration for the international quality of Genteel Home pieces, “Genteel Home is super at par with international furniture. Not a lot of people talk about it, that’s why it’s so nice that Kat and Genteel Home are here to show the world what we’ve got. Most furniture suppliers that you see in the global scene are actually from the Philippines. We are world class. It’s important that we’re trying to celebrate that,” she said.

Host Bianca Valerio, Heart Evangelista, Genteel Home’s Katrina Blanca de Leon

Genteel Home’s journey began in 2013, when Katrina received a special commission that ignited her passion for furniture design. Since then, the brand has been dedicated to crafting pieces that inspire beauty and creativity in every home.

Beyond design, Genteel Home is dedicated to community involvement and sustainability. By making an investment in a mahogany farm, they support local communities with employment possibilities and environmental preservation in addition to guaranteeing a consistent supply of materials.

Genteel Home Collection showcase, styled by Robert Blancaflor

Every piece of furniture made for Genteel Home is lovingly and thoughtfully constructed. A bright future is ahead thanks to their partnership with Heart Evangelista, which symbolizes a common dedication to quality, sustainability, and Filipino workmanship.

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Discover Shopee’s top beauty and fashion deals this October with your Shopee friends

The nation’s leading fashion and beauty influencers have formed a dynamic team called “Shopee Besties,” which Shopee is excited to introduce. Since July, these influencers have shared their top Shopee fashion and beauty picks. As the Besties share additional fashion and beauty secrets from Shopee, this exciting collaboration is poised to transform the online shopping experience with the formal launch.

Huiyan Pan, Head of Marketing at Shopee Philippines, shared about the partnership, stating, “We are glad to be partnering with fan-favorite influencers to bring more personalized and engaging content to our shoppers in the Philippines. Shoppers can look forward to insider shopping tips, top picks, and exclusive deals from Shopee Besties. We will continue to work with our partner brands, sellers, and influencers to deliver a more interactive and enjoyable shopping experience for shoppers this year-end.”

Fashionistas sharing their must-have clothing brands and beauty experts showcasing their top skincare and makeup picks from Shopee are among the current Shopee Besties lineup.

Through entertaining and educational material on Shopee and various social media platforms, customers are invited to learn how to look as good as the Shopee Besties themselves. Watch for the intriguing KOL content on the Shopee app and social media channels, where our fashion and beauty professionals will reveal special discounts and share their insider shopping secrets.

Follow the Shopee Besties and check out the microsites here and here for the newest fashion and beauty finds.

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Vice Ganda serves as Shopee’s new brand ambassador and the company announces 9.9 Super Shopping Day in collaboration with the League of Provinces to digitize MSMEs

With more fun and entertainment for users, a wide selection of unbeatable deals, and a commitment to digitize MSMEs across the country through its partnership with the League of Provinces of the Philippines, Shopee continues to bring joy to the Filipino community as it ushers in the eagerly anticipated holiday shopping season. Filipinos have a lot to look forward to thanks to Shopee, as this year’s 9.9 Super Shopping Day is expected to be the biggest, best, and most rewarding yet. As Shopee unleashes their newest ambassador, we are so thrilled as we witnessed the grand launching, and it is indeed so joyous and spectacular as it is full of fun and activities. I really do love Vice Ganda and my heart felt joy as he partnered with my favorite app.

Vice Ganda joining the Shopee family will provide kabogable joy and enjoyment

Shopee, which pledges to provide people with enjoyable shopping experiences, is pleased to welcome Vice Ganda of the Unkabogable as its newest brand ambassador. The multi-talented comic legend will represent Shopee in its marketing campaigns and charitable endeavors, highlighting the platform’s dedication to bringing happiness to its millions of users.

“We are thrilled to welcome Vice Ganda into the Shopee family,” shared Vincent Lee, Head of Shopee Philippines. “Her infectious energy, effortless wit, and vibrant personality make her the perfect fit for Shopee. With her popularity among people across all ages and from all walks of life, we look forward to bringing joy and delight to even more Filipinos.”

With Vice Ganda

This 9.9 Super Shopping Day, users can expect a wealth of entertaining content from the It’s Showtime host as she stars in a Shopee Live stream and its new TV commercial.

Helping MSMEs go digital in partnership with the League of Provinces

During the launch of Shopee’s 9.9 Super Shopping Day, the e-commerce platform also announced a groundbreaking partnership with the League of Provinces of the Philippines. This strategic collaboration aims to support and accelerate the digital transformation of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) across the country, driving economic growth and inclusivity.

The League of Provinces of the Philippines (LPP), an organization that represents the country’s 81 provinces, has long championed the cause of local development and empowerment. By joining forces with Shopee, LPP aims to harness the power of e-commerce to uplift the livelihoods of MSMEs, especially those in rural and remote areas.

Lee added, “Shopee has always been committed to empowering and supporting local businesses, and our partnership with the League of Provinces of the Philippines aligns perfectly with this mission. We believe that by working together, we can enable MSMEs in every corner of the country to thrive in the digital economy.”

The partnership starts with the training and onboarding of entrepreneurs in Quirino province, led by LPP National Chairman and Quirino Governor Dakila Carlo “Dax” Cua. Shopee provided seller training workshops, educational resources, and onboarding support for sellers of Quirino-made products, such as coffee, chocolates, ginger and turmeric tea, as well as home decor.

Governor Dax Cua expressed his excitement and optimism, “Our provinces are rich with talent and unique products. This partnership with Shopee will help our local entrepreneurs connect with a wider market, learn valuable digital skills, and ultimately improve their livelihoods. We are also excited to give Shopee users access to the wealth of products the Philippines has to offer.”

Introducing more entertainment with Shopee Live & unbelievable shopping delights

  • 70% off on Shopee Live Buong Araw: Get ready for an all-day shopping spree with stunning 70% off Shopee Live-exclusive vouchers with no minimum spend, which can be used on livestream-exclusive deals from notable brands like L’Oreal and INSPI through Shopee Live, keeping the excitement alive from dawn till dusk and giving shoppers an extended opportunity to snag their favorite items at incredibly low prices. Users can also watch out for their favorite celebrities like Candy Pangilinan, Mariel Padilla, Dianne Medina and many more!
  • Free Shipping Araw-Araw: This 9.9 Super Shopping Day, shoppers can enjoy free shipping on all their purchases with no minimum spending, making online shopping more accessible and affordable than ever.
  • Fashion and Beauty Extravaganza: Dive into the world of fashion and beauty with a remarkable selection of brands like Unilever Beauty and Belo, and a wide assortment of fashion items priced at PHP 99 and below, allowing everyone to refresh their wardrobes and beauty routines without breaking the bank.

Along with these tempting offers, customers can expect to save money on well-known clothing and accessory brands like Vice Cosmetics, Mikana, Shigetsu, INSPI, Penshoppe, OXGN, Regatta, Havaianas, BENCH, KEDS, and Crocs. Additionally, they can anticipate more thrilling promotions from electronics companies like vivo, GameXtreme, Aukey, Tecno, itel, Platinum Karaoke, and OPPO as well as deals on GSK’s medical supplies.

At the event

Set aside time in your calendars for a unique shopping experience! Visit this link for additional details about Shopee’s 9.9 Super Shopping Day and download the Shopee app from

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At the 41st Wedding Expo Philippines, you can win exclusive prizes including a pre-nup photoshoot, luxurious accommodations, wedding rings, and more!

Themes & Motifs, a recognized events and wedding planning firm, proudly presents the Wedding Expo Philippines 41st Edition, The Best Bridal Fair of 2023. Mark your calendars for the most extravagant celebration of love and creativity.

This weekend event will be held on September 9 and 10, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM at the SMX Convention Center Manila at the Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City. It is expected to amaze and excite soon-to-wed couples.

“This Wedding Expo will feature over 100 exhibitors, gown ateliers, and a one-of-a-kind culinary showcase spread across 3,000 sqm of space, covering everything needed to help make your dream weddings come true”, says Sharon Fabian, Managing Director of Themes and Motifs.

Themes & Motifs will feature Wedding Banquets Showcase: Grand Food Tasting Festival as part of the expo, showcasing mouthwatering culinary creations from some of the best caterers in the nation, including Hizon’s Catering, Josiah Catering, and Richgold Weddings. Enjoy premium tastes and flawless service from dependable professionals in the wedding buffet service.

Event Highlights:

● Inspirational Exhibits: Walk through the awe-inspiring landscape of wedding themes and concepts designed by industry-leading event stylists and designers.

● Supplier Showcase: Immerse in the best of the wedding industry, meeting over 150 premier wedding suppliers, including photographers, videographers, caterers, florists, bridal gown designers, and more.

● Fashion Extravaganza: Witness the latest bridal fashion trends as celebrated designers unveil their breathtaking wedding gown collections.

● Exclusive Offers: Take advantage of exclusive discounts and promotions available solely during the event.

Attendees will also have the chance to win a Pre-Nup Photoshoot Session with the renowned celebrity photographer Nice Print Photography & Exige Weddings. That’s not all – by booking onsite, you’ll also be eligible to win a range of fantastic prizes including a 2-night stay for two at Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria with daily breakfast, a 2-night stay for two at Sheraton Manila Hotel with daily breakfast, exquisite Elegant Wedding Rings from Goldenhills Jewelry, and the ultimate pairing: His and Hers iPhone 14.

Guests are encouraged to pre-register for the event on or before September 7 to enjoy a seamless entry process and receive exclusive offers.

To pre-register at the Wedding Expo Philippines 41st edition, visit:

To register at The Grand Food Tasting Festival, visit

Additionally, the celebrity couple Anthony & Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan will unveil their new book on marriage, “Marriage Is a Marathon: Run it One Step at a Time.” This book for couples is a must-read as Anthony & Maricel co-author it to commemorate their 30 years of blessings.

The Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria and Sheraton Manila Hotel, the official partner hotels; Tei Endencia, the official event stylist; and official media & events partners and Sound Level Production Equipment Rental all provide support for the 41st edition of Wedding Expo Philippines.

Please visit for further details and updates.

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Finding the ideal Mother’s Day present for mum might be challenging because there are so many options available. Fortunately, we’ve put together a list of shoes that she’ll love and be able to wear all year long!


Flowers for the Spring? Please, yes! Give mom a pair of these colorful Triple Up Keds as a gift. This high-heeled shoe, which has abstract flower motifs on the heel, gives every ensemble a feminine touch, especially when worn with shorts, maxi skirts, and wide-leg pants. With the additional height and the luxurious SofterraTM foam footbed, you can stay stylish all day without sacrificing comfort.


A recent special collection by Sperry showcasing the colorful artworks of renowned illustrator and artist Yellena James features their vibrant distinctive style. A color symphony that is reminiscent of coastal flora and fauna is composed of organic shapes, tangled lines, and vibrant bursts of color. Choose between a slip-on sneaker and season-appropriate slides! The all-over print is included in both designs, giving them a striking yet delicate appearance.


For on-the-go and active moms, she’ll appreciate a pair that can take her anywhere. Merrell’s newest performance shoes bridge the gap between everyday cool and trail-ready functionality. The Bravada 2 Wrap takes the Mary Jane silhouette and upgrades it to be worn for light hikes and treks in nature, featuring mountain-grade Quantum Grip™ rubber outsoles that helps keep you stable in uneven terrain. Likewise, the Fly Strike is a trail running sneaker that doubles as a trendy everyday cross-trainer, keeping mom looking stylish in the trail as in the gym.


The traditional Keds design is given a luxurious makeover with a velvety leather upper and a little bit of height increase! Mom may wear the versatile new Keds Platform sneaker with just about anything, including dresses, jeans, and leggings, at any time. You can never go wrong with a pair of white sneakers, especially ones that give you more height! She will remain active and fashionable all day long, wherever she goes, thanks to its lightweight rubber and incredibly cushioned footbed.


The Only Sandals You Need During Your Long Holy Week Break

It’s time to start planning your trip and what you’ll be packing as the Holy Week break is quickly approaching. And if there’s one item that every summer outfit must have, it’s a pair of cozy sandals! We’ve got you covered with our top selections for the best summer sandals that will carry you from day to night in style, whether you’re planning on hitting the beach or exploring a new city.

The Pool Slide

Plan to spend the entire day relaxing by the pool? Bring a reliable pair of slides with you! Despite their simplicity and comfort, they’re a certain way to give your feet a pop of color and playfulness. Sperry’s Ombre Float Slide and Keds’ Bliss II Cocktail Slides nearly scream “Poolside Happy Hour” at first glance.

The Utilitarian

If your trip involves a lot of walking and trekking around the locales you’ll be visiting, you need a pair that is as comfortable as is it secure on feet. Merrell’s Huntington and Bravada Backstrap sandals ride on the resurgence of the “90s normcore” trend, backing it up with added cushioning for shock absorption and enhanced traction for all your outdoor activities.

The Water Shoe

Water shoes are a must-have if you need a pair that can do it all, especially if getting wet is an inevitability. Merrell’s Hydro Mocs and Sperry’s Float Fish Core, both sharing a common EVA foam DNA, are getting their time in the sun nowadays (no pun intended) especially if you want something functional yet trendy while on the beach.

The “Porma” Sandal

While on vacation, are you hoping to have the perfect OOTD to share? To go with all your resort-ready outfits, make sure you have a sleek and fashionable pair on hand. For more height, we suggest Keds’ Trio Jute Platform Sandal and Sperry’s Plushwave Dock Thongs for all your photo ops. They also look fantastic both throughout the day and at night, which helps!


During International Women’s Month, Merrell honors #PrettyStrong Ladies

Merrell, a pioneer in the outdoor lifestyle, thinks that getting outside and enjoying nature is the greatest way to take care of yourself. Many research supported by various studies that demonstrate how going outside can aid in stress reduction, mental health improvement, and creativity enhancement support this. Merrell welcomed women from various backgrounds to participate in an immersive experience in the lush forests of Tanay, Rizal to interact with one another and develop understanding of the value of taking time out to reconnect with nature in honor of International Women’s Month.

Celebrating #PrettyStrong Women

Actresses Aubrey Miles and Meg Imperial, Nicole Borromeo of Bb Pilipinas International 2022, Stacey Gabriel of Bb Pilipinas 2022 Second Runner-Up, Maureen Montagne of Miss Globe 2021, fashion model Maria Isabela Galeria, and fitness instructors Patricia Gatus and Kezh Landicho were among those present. The program began with a peaceful outdoor yoga and meditation practice led by trained yoga instructor Anna Manalastas. The event culminated with presentations by travel content makers Charlene Ajose and Natalie Tarin after a brief stroll across the Tanay mountainside.

Merrell’s Bravada Collection

At the heart of the event is the Bravada collection, Merrell’s flagship women’s line which is especially made for adventure-seeking ladies in mind. The latest addition, the Bravada 2 Wrap, features a uniquely feminine silhouette but is equipped with a Merrell mountain-grade Quantum Grip™ rubber outsole and molded nylon arch shank – making it a force to be reckoned with outdoors.

The collection’s most popular sandals, the Bravada Backstrap and Cord Wrap, are now available in chic new colorways, Moon and Falcon, giving girls-on-the-go more alternatives. This vegan-friendly sneaker adheres to Merrell’s ongoing commitment to sustainability with its product lines by having an upper made entirely of 100% recycled mesh.

You may purchase items from the Bravada collection at any Merrell concept shop, online at, and in their own Viber community.    

Merrell’s latest gear for all kinds of adventures is available at SM Megamall, Glorietta 3, TriNoma, SM North EDSA Annex, Robinson’s Place Manila, Festival Mall Alabang, SM Southmall, Ayala Malls Manila Bay, SM City Baguio, SM City Cebu, Ayala Center Cebu, SM City Iloilo, SM City Davao, SM Lanang Premier, Ayala Centrio Mall, and selected specialty stores and department stores nationwide.

Visit Merrell online at, on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @Merrell_PH.

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These awesome footwear picks are perfect for Women’s Month

In case you didn’t know, March 8 is International Women’s Day. To honor this occasion, we’ve put up a list of shoes that women of all ages and status would find appealing.

Merrell’s Bravada Collection

The Merrell Bravada line of shoes may appear delicate, yet they are just as durable on pavement as they are on trails. The Bravada Backstrap, Bravada Cord Wrap, and Bravada 2 Wrap are essential accessories for active females on the go since they offer a stylish take on the basic outdoor sandal. Up through April 30, purchase any two pairs at any Merrell concept shop and receive a free T-shirt with the Merrell logo. Visit for the whole collection and more information.

Keds’ New Champion Colors

Keds’ Champion — the very first sneaker for women – now comes in spring-ready colours of Sunny Lime, Light Pink, and Light Blue. The white Champion, made in the distinctive circular vamp oxford style, is a timeless classic that goes with almost anything, and the new vivid hues are no different. Get P500 Discount on a colored Champion pair during this women’s month at any Keds retail location nationwide, including online at

Sperry’s White Sneakers

Although most people think of Sperry when they think of their iconic boat shoes, did you know that they also make a line of chic and current minimalist sneakers? The most recent designs from Sperry are the ideal fusion of preppy and sporty with understated allusions to its seafaring background (note the barrel knots on the laces). Save P500 off full-priced women’s fashions this March when you spend a minimum of P5000 in a single receipt transaction. This promotion is only accessible at and retail locations across the country.


Uniqlo U A Feeling of Ease Spring/Summer Collection Introduce on February 17

The release of the Uniqlo U 2023 Spring/Summer collection will begin on February 17, according to the international clothing shop UNIQLO. The new collection, A Feeling of Ease, was created by UNIQLO R&D in Paris under the direction of Creative Director Christophe Lemaire and focuses on clothing that makes living easier.

A comprehensive collection of flexible basics with frequently unexpected, always carefully studied proportions is created by layering pieces in smooth, matte cotton and invigorating AIRism cotton meeting airy utilitarian outerwear. Understated neutrals, rich blues, and beiges are combined with vibrant splashes of green, orange, yellow, purple, and pink to create a fun yet beautiful color scheme. I really do like their newly launched pieces, since it is comfortable to wear, very fashionable and comes from unique feels every time you wear it. I’m such a fan of this brand for it never feels I’m out of the game as it has ways that caters the needs of all ages and still give you comfortability and fashion. Their summer collection is really perfect for all our needs. We can mix and match with their colorful tees and pair it with our favorite sneakers. I just love their new collection and it is a must have to have yours now.


Women’s clothing is adaptable; stylish, seamless activewear can be worn for both workout and daily activities. Tailoring is gentle and simple. A trendy staple is a matte-finish cotton transparent shirt with patch pockets. The new jeans have a fitted leg and a modest curve to give them a modern look.


A full selection of adaptable staples for a chic yet classic style. Wide-cut cotton shorts and seersucker striped tees provide a simple summer silhouette. An innovative outerwear proportion is an enormous utility jacket. The boxy cut has further improved the crew neck 3/4 sleeve T-shirt. With adjustable drawstrings at the hem, parachute pants are simple, practical, and easy to wear.


BLOCKTECH hats and jet caps, and a new bucket bag in two sizes marry form and function, while the beloved drawstring shoulder bag returns for another season.



The lineup includes 27 items for women, 23 items for men, and 7 items for accessories

Lineup and Pricing Items

Special Website:

UNIQLO R&D Centers

Uniqlo U is a collection of “Future LifeWear Essentials.” The world-class designers and patternmakers in the Paris design team reimagine everyday clothing using innovative materials and new, contemporary silhouettes. Each season is designed with the highest precision and in pursuit of a simplified, modern wardrobe.

UNIQLO R&D Centers are places for experimentation, spaces to try new ideas, innovate and create. The Paris R&D Center complements other UNIQLO R&D Centers in Tokyo, Shanghai, New York, and Los Angeles.

Christophe Lemaire

Christophe Lemaire has been designing his namesake collection since 1991. He has also served as Artistic Director of Lacoste and Artistic Director of women’s ready-to-wear at Hermès. In 2015, he partnered with UNIQLO, resulting in the UNIQLO AND LEMAIRE collaboration collections for Fall/Winter 2015 and Spring/Summer 2016. Christophe Lemaire was appointed Artistic Director of the UNIQLO Paris R&D Center in 2016, where he and his handpicked team of designers create the Uniqlo U collection.


Take A Look At These Twinning Shoes For You And Your Loved One

Here’s your sign to go matchy-matchy this February

Finding the ideal present for your special someone can be difficult with Valentine’s Day quickly approaching. Now is your chance to have matching pairs of shoes just in time for the most romantic season of the year, if you and your partner enjoy shoes (and who doesn’t?). .

Sperry’s A/O Boat Shoes

Preppy style is back in full swing this Spring and what better way to hop on this trend than with the original Sperry topsiders! Available both for men and women, these OG boat shoes are perfect for long walks on the beach or date nights in the city. Pair them with brightly colored or athletic ankle-length socks for a more fun and playful feel. Shop Sperry’s A/O collection and more at their official webstore and Sperry retail stores nationwide.

Merrell’s Hydro Moc

The ultimate summer shoe from Merrell just came out with new and exciting colorways to choose from. Embark on adventures with this ultra-comfy shoe that you can take to camping trips, island activities, and even treks to waterfalls. For a limited time only, you can enjoy any 2 Hydro Moc pairs at 10% off in all Merrell concept stores until February 28. Check out the Hydro Moc and more at

Keds’ Bounce Sneakers

Who says girls who are single this February can’t have fun? Wear the ultra-chunky Bounce sneakers from Keds to celebrate Galentine’s Day with your closest friends. These sneakers, which come in three fresh colours, are ideal for a night out on the town or road trips with your girlfriends. Wear them with matching coords for the ultimate #SquadGoals Instagram photo or for a Girl Group dance cover on Tik Tok (they are ideal for the choreography for New Jeans’ “Ditto” song). Shop the Bounce collection and more at retail locations nationwide and online at

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