Sunday, January 25, 2015

THE COLOGNES WOMEN WANT MEN TO WEAR

I came across this article several months ago when I was browsing through GQ's September 2014 issue. Prior to reading, I already have in my collection, Paco Rabanne's 'Invictus'. I recently acquired Lacoste L!VE because of what Nikki Glaser (see below) thought of it. "It smells like a guy who trims his ball hair (haha!)." That's a good thing according to GQ. Actually, I've gotten a lot of compliments from using it. It's my when-all-else-fails,-wear-this-cologne cologne. Both scents scored 3 out of 3 with Invictus being Victoria's Secret model Shanina Shaik's favorite. Who would argue with that?
Illustrations by Lauren Tamaki
It's actually good to know women's thoughts of men's colognes rather than reading it from some "expert." After all, they are the very reason why we spray on these scents. Meet the panel.
The Tastemaker
London-based Tank mag is the arbiter of cool for young Britannia. Fashion director Caroline Issa,with impeccable taste, is the reason why.
The Runway Regular
"A scent on a man changes whether or not a woman wants to be approached," says Aussie model Shanina Shaik, who bares (almost) all for Victoria's Secret.
The Wisecracker
All-American-blonde looks paired with viciously funny jokes make comedian Nikki Glaser the woman you can count on to tell you the truth--especially if it hurts.
Other scents featured: Pharrell Williams Girl by Comme Des Garcons (scored 1 out of 3), Masculin Pluriel by Maison Francis Kurkdjian (2 out of 3), Michael Kors for Men (3! Glaser: "It smells like an expensive baby."), and Luna Rossa Extreme by Prada (scored 2 out of 3; Issa: "Like a guy who rolled around in the earth").

Feature lifted from GQ September 2014 issue. Full article HERE.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

#BWFRESHSTART

It's a fresh start for one of the countries leading lifestyle brand, Boardwalk (the newest member of the Superbrands Ltd community), as it launched its latest collections for 2015 last January 13 at Luxent Hotel, Timog.


Let's get to know more of the collections and the brand's latest additions to its roster of fresh-faced stars!

Friday, January 23, 2015

LUCKY

I really don't believe in luck.

Okay, after "luckily" winning in a series of events the past days and being able to sing with my idol (Bamboo!), I'm taking back my first statement. But let me add that the kind of luck that actually works is the kind that you work hard for. And I'd like to believe that I've been working hard (really) to get my "lucky" winnings. Well, that, plus a healthy dose of positive thinking. Believe me, it works.

So, it's been a while seen I last posted a decent blog entry. And by decent, I mean the usual blog works --photos, stories (both personal), and the like. I was reminded by a friend that I've been putting too much effort on Instagram more than my blog and I realized that hey, I'm a blogger and not just an Instagramer.
But you can still follow me on Instagram if you want to. It's @paultheprguy. Thanks!
Now, I'm back! Spreading luck like a leprechaun in my polka dotted shoes and shirt.

This is a photo-heavy entry so please, indulge me. It's my first personal blog entry for 2015, after all!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

HAPPINESS IN A BOX

I grew up having the honorable role of being the "box-opener" in the family. I was the youngest (then) so don't ask why.

My mom used to send these balikbayan boxes full of cans of Birch Tree milk, Safari chocolates, and what-not. Opening the boxes was an event in itself for me. It made me happy.

Fast forward to today. I'm a hypocrite if I tell you that I no longer get excited when I receive things and gifts in boxes. Though I prefer those rectangular boxes with the logo of a bitten apple, FYI. Or at least anything related to it. Like this iPhone 6 cover which I recently bought at Zalora.

I'll never outgrew that feeling. That feeling of happiness coming from opening a boxed present. Same feeling that these kids felt in this video.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

PHILIPPINE ARENA 2015 PHILIPPINE COUNTDOWN

Are you ready to end the year with a bang? I'm sure we all are!

But before anything else, do you still remember this song?


Well, this song was the soundtrack of my life back when I was still pursuing my "dream" (of becoming whatever) a long time ago. And that guy behind that song? Well he's celebrating the new year with us at the Philippine Arena along with Bamboo and a lot of talented local artists tomorrow, December 31!

Here's the complete lineup of this year's biggest year-ender party:

Wanna be part of it? Now's your chance to win 2 Upper Box tickets to watch the Philippine Arena 2015 Philippine Countdown!

Here's what you need to do:
1. Follow me, @PaulThePRGuy, on Twitter
2. Tweet: "Free tickets to watch #ChrisBrown live is up at @PaulThePRGuy's blog (insert link of this post)
3. Comment your full name, email address, and link of your tweet on this post.

I'll announce the winner of the tickets later at 10:00pm.

Good luck and happy new year!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

FRANCIS LIBIRAN FOR HAVAIANAS

From the signature chevron of Missoni and the minimalism of Bassike, to the luxurious sophistication of Valentino and the urban edge of Michael Bastian, Havaianas has worked with artists across the globe resulting in a seemingly endless spectrum of creativity. And for the first time ever, the brand has tapped a local fashion designer to collaborate with for its latest limited edition release. Francis Libiran.

"When Havaianas approached me and asked me to design something for them, I wanted to incorporate my signature details. My creative team and I brainstormed on icons that are uniquely Filipino. When they told me about the project, I was very excited. I personally have to have my Havaianas every summer. They're number one in the world, so to have your name on Havaianas is something," Libiran says.
"Flip-flops are ingrained in Philippine culture, so I could only imagine the statement my designs would make on them. Because people use them everyday, I thought some people would question why they would be designed, because they're just flip-flops, but for me, it's about creating wearable pieces of art."
- Francis Libiran
"We are very excited to have worked with Francis, whose creative ideals embody the very ideals of the brand," says Terry S.A. Managing Director Anne Gonzales. "For this collection, each pair of Havaianas serves as a canvas for Francis' artistic expression and aesthetics. He has translated his creative vision and his talents into something suggestive of the Filipino culture through a piece, which has become a fashion staple in our tropical country. Fans of his work will also be able to own something that isn't a ball gown, which means they can use it everyday. He has helped us showcase Filipino talent and culture by creating beautiful but practical pieces."

The Francis Libiran for Havaianas collection features three designs, each evocative of the different facets of Filipino culture: popular culture in the Philippines as expressed through one of the country's most iconic symbols;
'Island'
the Philippines' various festivals, celebrations, and color;
'Festival'
and the fusion of various design elements pulled from the country's multicultural background.
'City'
Each pair will be available in specially-designed packaging, making them ideal for gifts. Limited quantities with commemorative Francis Libiran pins will also be made available by reservation.

All limited edition designs of the Francis Libiran for Havaianas collection is available at authorized Havaianas retailers.

Follow Havaianas Philippines on Facebook and @havaianasphils on Instagram and Twitter for more updates.

Monday, December 22, 2014

CONVERSE CHUCK TAYLOR ALL STAR RUBBER: YOUR KICKS ALL-YEAR ROUND

Calling all Pinoy sneakerheads! Here's the perfect to get yourself this season!

I made it very specific because these latest sneakers from one of my favorite shoe brand, Converse, can survive rain and practically, the Philippines' infamous bipolar weather. Not only that, it can also withstand trends and seasons with its classic colors along with a couple of "wild" ones! I already bought my first All Star Rubber in Wild Honey a few weeks back. Next? White. Or Black. Or Red. Aw, crap. I'm getting all!

The Chuck Taylor All Star Rubber collection features a French terry lining, with a rubber upper in rich monochromatic colors. Designed with a gusseted tongue and brass eyelets, the water resistant Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Rubber is built to help protect your feet during rainy day weather and music festival mud pits.

Available in unisex and kids sizes, the new collection comes in five rich colors with a special monochromatic white version sold exclusively at Converse stores and converse.com.

The Fall 2014 Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Rubber collection is available for purchase nationwide at Php2,790 (kids) and Php3,350 (adults).

Adult Rubber Chucks are available in colors Black, Red, Wild Honey, and White while the kid's variant is available in Cosmos Pink, Red, and Wild Honey.

For the latest Converse news, visit www.converse.com.ph or like Converse Philippines on Facebook!