September’s pick-me-uppers for the worldly Filipino

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Bottega Veneta’s Orbit sneakers will be the new ‘it’ shoes
Once in a while, a brand hits the jackpot and launches a model that instantly becomes a hit, which then joins the short list of iconic must-haves. Enter Bottega Veneta’s Orbit, its new line of unisex trainers of low top lace-ups that are casual and classic yet meticulously designed. The lightweight shoes apply house codes, such as ergonomic innovation, and a carefully selected mesh that recalls the signature Intreccio. 

In its truest form, Orbit is a shoe for those on the go. Motion is a concept essential to Matthieu Blazy. Remarkably comfortable, Orbit elegantly flatters the foot yet pairs well with trousers or dresses. Embodying versatility, it is considered everyday uniform. 

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Hailey Bieber wears Bottega Veneta Orbit Sneakers

Available in women’s sizes in silver/white, silver/parakeet; Available in men’s sizes in black, silver/white, silver/parakeet.

Exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc. In the Philippines, Bottega Veneta is at Greenbelt 4 and Shangri-La Plaza Mall East Wing. 

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The return of matte on our lips 
Let the Christmas lights sparkle its shiniest, our lippies are going to stay matte, thanks to the new obsession with Y2k. They’re back—Baby tees, baggy jeans, and more style signifiers from the early 2000s are all the rage on Instagram Reels and Tiktok FYPs. 

The love for throwback style has carried over into the beauty world as well. When it comes to lips, shiny glosses, oils, and copious amounts of lip liner fit right in with the super straight hair, glitter, and frosted lids that dominated that bygone decade. 

Matte lipsticks, a big hit in the mid-2010s, were glossed over as noughties style and beauty came to the fore. Now, they’re coming back in a big way and they’re a lot more comfortable and lip-friendly than ever before.There are many reasons a woman should have a trusty shade of matte lipstick in her makeup drawer. Matte lipsticks offer a strong color payoff.  They stay on the lips, oozing style and sophistication. Even without a full face of makeup, a good matte lippie can be all a woman needs to serve a strong look. 

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New formulations now offer the benefits of long-wearing comfort and constant hydration. For women in search of a matte lippie that helps do away with dry, cakey, and cracked lips, look no further than the new Avon Hydramatic Matte Lipstick. It features a central patented hydrating core powered by an exclusive blend of hydrating and skin-protecting ingredients. A world’s first, Avon’s team of scientists and experts formulated the core with hyaluronic acid that helps draw moisture to the lips, and glycerin to help make them super soft and plump. 

The core of each Avon Hydramatic Lipstick is surrounded by a high-pigment matte color. The result gives an amazing color payoff that stays completely matte and gives lips all-day hydration.

Available in six high-impact shades to suit any skin tone — Hydra Garnet, Hydra Plum, Hydra Pink, Hydra Rosy, Hydra Ruby, and Hydra Siren Red — every Filipina can step out and make a statement with a lipstick that doesn’t compromise comfort for cool. 


RiRi’s back with Fenty x Puma 
Mother Rihanna is mothering as she returns with a splash to Puma as creative director for Fenty x Puma, with several product launches in the pipeline soon. The Fenty X Puma Avanti is the first footwear franchise of the partnership, with an unconventional mix of two Puma icons blending the high-quality leather design of the King football boot with the outsole of the heritage running shoe, Easy Rider.  

Rihanna and Puma have a history of launching disruptive fashion takes on sport styles over the course of their relationship together, starting in 2015 with the iconic Creeper. Rihanna and Puma have launched several footwear and apparel collections over the course of 2015 – 2018, including the trainer, the fur slide, and much more, Rihanna’s love of football coupled with the sports’ great influence off the pitch served as the starting point for this footwear franchise.

In addition, it was important to both Rihanna and Puma to ensure that this launch be offered to the entire family, delivering a collection that looks as arguably cool on kids as it will on their parents.  Worn by legends and now remixed by Rihanna herself, the Avanti is also being offered as a unisex shoe for both adults and kids. 

The Fenty x Puma Avanti is a fashion take on the football trend with buttery soft vintage leather, a fold over tongue with a debossed and printed gold-foil logo.  With a gum outsole and leather footbed, the details of the Avanti nod to Puma’s deep history and heritage in the sport of football.  The black-and-white version is complimented by a chrome execution with laser etched logos and leather chrome details.  

The collection will be available at Puma Shangri-La and starting today, Sept. 15. 

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Thom Browne and Samsung partner for a sleek Galaxy special edition 
Black tie elegance in your phone? Why not? Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. and Thom Browne recently announced the newest arrivals from their partnership: the Galaxy Z Fold5 Thom Browne Edition. The offering brings together sartorial style and cutting-edge technology, demonstrating a tireless commitment to quality and design, along with additional accessories that bring a level of sophistication fit for a table at the most exclusive gala. 
The grandeur and luxury of a black-tie event serves as the inspiration for the Galaxy Z Fold5 Thom Browne Edition, which is instantly recognizable from a distance, thanks to its iconic and delicate design details.
The special edition of the Galaxy Z Fold5 features both Samsung’s latest foldable technology and an homage to Thom Browne’s signature design elements with its black pebble leather and grosgrain details. The sleek exterior has been enhanced with a bevy of design elements: Thom Browne’s signature red, white and blue stripes, fabric texture etched on the back glass, an accentuating black frame and gold hinge, and gold rings around the camera lenses. The limited edition Galaxy Z Fold5 also comes with two distinct leather pouch cases and a special edition of the S Pen, a noteworthy addition. 
The collaboration doesn’t end with just the product either—the packaging of the Galaxy Z Fold5 Thom Browne Edition boasts the iconic Thom Browne briefcase. Elevating the black-tie effect, the stylish packaging turns a typical unboxing into the upgraded experience of opening a briefcase while also being designed for long-term use as a memento. 
Included in this Thom Browne Edition, the Galaxy Watch6 epitomizes timeless style. Complete with the unique Thom Browne aesthetic, the design features a graceful gold-tone body, special complementary watch face, and the Thom Browne logo engraved on the side. Thom Browne’s red, white, and blue colors have also been applied to the buckle, showcasing sophisticated attention to detail. This limited edition Galaxy Watch6 comes with two leather straps: one with black pebble leather and the other with red, white, and blue striped leather. These colors are also used on the 25W travel adapter, the coin-style watch charger, and an exclusive fabric USB-C to USB-C cable, all brimming with Thom Browne’s trademark influence.

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