“I don’t like it when people call me beautiful”
She may be called the face of her generation, winning the admiration of everyone from Selena Gomez to Charlie Puth. But Liza Soberano admits that being beautiful can come with a price, and opens up to her TV-mom-turned-mentor Cherie Gil about her struggle to get people to see past the surface and prove that she’s more than just a pretty face.
Every year, anticipation builds for Swedish fast fashion powerhouse H&M’s collaborations with a designer brand. This time around, Kenzo steps up to the plate, and the result is a collection that’s a flower- and animal-print explosion of color, joy, and outsize proportions.
“Slow and steady wins the race”
Social media influencer Margaret Zhang teams up with four local designers who have made a name for themselves in the ready-to-wear scene to photograph their latest pieces as they talk about the challenges of competing in the country’s retail atmosphere.
Fit to Print
Though the Philippines lacks its own textile industry, five young designers answer the call for originality by employing resourcefulness and and creativity to come up with customized prints.
Now that the cooler months of the year have rolled around, it’s time to experiment with layers by piling it on in an eccentric mishmash of textures and prints.
New York-based label Martel designs clothing for the modern woman who eschews trends in favor of investment pieces she’ll wear forever.
Bling it On
The cliché souvenir T-shirt gets a luxury upgrade with the addition of high jewelry pieces to take it to the next level of cool.
British stylist Rebecca Corbin-Murray’s talent lies in her ability to read women and bring out their personality through accessories and clothing, a skill that Pandora put to the test when they invited her to participate in their Fall campaign.
How do you update the classic scent of Chanel No. 5 for a new generation? By giving it a fresher, lighter formula, as revealed in this interview with head perfumer Olivier Polge.
From grown-up pigtails to topknots and multiple ribbons, here are a few suggestions for new ways to wear your favorite ponytail.
No Makeup. No Filter. No, Really
Want to cop the glow of Nicole Warne of Gary Pepper Girl, Filipina model Sharina Gutierrez, and sportswear mogul Emily Oberg? These women give the specifics behind their highly detailed beauty routines and allow a peek into the contents of their vanity kits.
From a toner infused with mushrooms to a sunscreen with a foundation finish, these products work overtime to keep up with every busy woman’s beauty needs.
Since opening its doors just a few months ago, Lanai has become the go-to florist for those in the know, with a coffee shop and niche retail space to match.
Age is Just a Number
As a tribute to a landmark 95 years in the industry, L’Officiel Paris photographs icons of all ages and decades to celebrate women in all their glory and complexity.
Thanks to teatoxes, athleisure, and fitspirations, a healthy lifestyle has become the ultimate aspiration. Nike ambassador Samantha Rodriguez and Adidas ambassador Fay Hokulani talk about their exercise routines and motivations for maintaining a fit-is-fab philosophy.
“I discovered a tube of mascara at 13 and it changed my life”
Charlotte Tilbury has gone from doing the makeup of celebrities to herself becoming a household name, with a wildly successful cosmetics line that has won awards and the approval of women everywhere. She talks about the power of makeup to transform lives—including her own.
“I don’t know if print is dead, but I’ve always been interested in the afterlife.”
In 2010, Clara Balaguer opened the Office of Culture and Design in an effort to find creative solutions to third world problems. The result has been a series of art books that allow an artistic look into the Filipino aesthetic, and made a difference in the lives of the people she hopes to document.
About L’Officiel Manila
L’Officiel Manila is the Philippine franchise of one of Paris’ longest-running, most highly respected fashion magazines. As the first locally franchised international fashion title, L’Officiel Manila follows in the footsteps of its famed French counterpart by reporting on the best of fashion, beauty and lifestyle in both the local and global scene, occupying a position previously unexplored in the Philippine publishing scene.
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