Thursday, September 29, 2011

Penshoppe unleashes Thai invasion with Mario Maurer

MANILA, Philippines – Leading Philippine fashion brand PENSHOPPE carries on its campaign to cross the international style threshold, and at the same time, to cater to its younger market, as it welcomes its new face, MARIO MAURER—one of Thailand’s hottest stars among his generation.

Maurer steps in as Penshoppe’s latest presentor, as recently confirmed by the line’s brand director Alex Mendoza. The 22-year-old actor and model takes off from the brand's international campaign, which was earlier led this year by British actor Ed Westwick of the popular series Gossip Girl.

"Mario will not only make Penshoppe a bigger fashion name across the borders. He will also help grow the market in the local and Southeast Asian region, especially knowing that he has a gained wide following among the younger set," Mendoza said on selecting the Thai star.

“Mario is fresh, appealing and very influential. He represents the exciting new changes happening to the brand now,” he added.

Maurer, known for his strikingly boyish good looks, and cool, young, free-spirited style, has proved much of himself in the regional entertainment industry. Aside from gracing magazine covers, he has shown sensational acting skills by top-billing films year after year.

Among the films that boosted Maurer’s name to public consciousness was The Love of Siam released in 2007. In his debut role, he played a conflicted teen who develops a romantic liking to his boyhood friend. His remarkable portrayal awed fans from the Philippines, winning a Best Actor award at the 2008 Cinemanila, an annually-held international film festival in the Philippines.

In 2010, Maurer also starred in First Love (Crazy Little Thing Called Love), a romantic-comedy which saw him garnering major acting awards, and assured him a spot as one of the region’s most sought-after stars.

Maurer, meanwhile, is expected to arrive in the Philippines this October to shoot the Penshoppe campaign with renowned Hollywood photographer Darren Tieste flying in from Los Angeles. The campaign is expected to grace magazine covers and billboards across the country.

Meanwhile, fans will have the opportunity to meet and greet Mario Maurer as PENSHOPPE is set to host a Fan Conference for the Thai heartthrob. The gathering will be held on October 28, 2011 (Friday) 1PM at the PICC Plenary Hall in Manila (gates open at 11AM). The FanCon will be hosted by fellow Thai presenter VJ Utt with special live performance by pop Asian girl group Blush and co-presented by official media partner ABS CBN.

To avail entry, one must complete a stamp card promo available at all PENSHOPPE boutiques nationwide. Every P500.00 entitles the bearer to one (1) stamp. Completion of ten (10) stamps entitles access to the event and the bearer must submit the original completed stamp card at any PENSHOPPE outlet in exchange of the final entry pass.

Mechanics for the FanCon entry can be found on PENSHOPPE’s official Twitter and Facebook pages.

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Monday, June 6, 2011

follow that unicorn

i got two early birthday presents last week:

one of my jackets from my rob the armory collection is featured in this month's issue of Preview magazine!

the Condo Living feature we worked on last march finally came out! it features several sofa professors (from both fashion and interior design) interpreting pantone 2011 colors as interior design set-ups. scans and full blog entry on this to follow!

grab a copy of both magazines!

ps: in less than 48 hours, i'm turning 24. eww, i'm old.

music fix: lady gaga's highway unicorn (road 2 love)

Monday, May 30, 2011

the bittersweet between my teeth

last april, eldzs's friends and i went to ilocos for holy week. i was looking forward to that trip for about a month because i really wanted to get a tan. after lying in the sand for about half a day, i got what i wanted. more ilocos photos soon!

what i wore:
plaid shirt | random brand at urban outfitters
shorts | hollister
printed board shorts (worn underneath) | folded and hung
scarf | forever 21
belt | urban outfitters
sunglasses | rayban
watch | swatch x jeremy scott
bracelet | topman
bag | malaya bags

i was channeling anne curtis going to coachella which would be held at a beach, hahaha!

music fix: young blood by the young and the famous

this feels like heaven

neon rave: kaye morales s/s 2011 collection
video campaign

video teaser

motion lookbook

behind the scenes video

shot my first ever motion look book for my friend and co-sofa graduate kaye morales. i also got to work with young photographer bjorn bedayo who shot the photos.

more photos can be found here.

ps: sorry for the hiatus. been very busy with teaching and other rackets (which i will blog about soon!).

videos fold canela
photography bjorn bedayo
clothes & styling kaye morales
make up anton patdu
hair mycke arcano
rodina luspo
mae bueta
maecon timbol
daryl morales
mark go
gerard go
music adventure's feels like heaven

bato bato pick

Bato Bato Pick

1. Adventure - Feels Like Heaven
2. The Kills - Baby Says
3. Kids on A Crime Spree - Sweet Tooth
4. Virgo Four - Look Into Your Eyes
5. Niva - The Boy From The Sun
6. Craft Spells - You Should Close The Door
7. US Royalty - Monte Carlo
8. Empire of the Sun - Country
9. Friendly Fires - Running Away
10. The Books - Tokyo
11. Calhoun - Knife Fight
12. Bibio - Light Sleep
13. Parts & Labor - A Thousand Roads
14. Sin Fang - Because of the Blood
15. Seapony - Blue Star
16. Chad Valley - Now That I’m Real
17. Dead Man’s Bones - Pa Pa Power
18. The Stills - Still in Love Song

Download here.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

ice ice water

Ice Ice Water

1. Crystal Castles VS Health - Crimewave (Lazrtag Remix)
2. Futurecop! - Street Hawk I
3. Yelle - La Musique
4. Dangerous Muse - The Rejection (Blazing Lazer Reject Disco Mix)
5. Chew Lips - Play Together
6. Starfucker - Bury Us Alive (Original Mix)
7. Thieves Like Us - Fass
8. The Naked and Famous - Young Blood
9. Two Door Cinema Club - Cigarettes in the Theater
10. Foals - Cassius
11. The Strokes - Taken for A Fool
12. OK Go - White Knuckles
13. Neon Neon - Raquel
14. Bibio - Anything New
15. The Sounds - Yeah Yeah Yeah
16. The Klaxons - Valley of the Calm Trees
17. Jookabox - Gonna Need the Guns/Doom Hope
18. Caesars - Jerk It Out

Download here.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

roll kid, rock your body off

a few weeks back, i read about the oxygen x status magazine tee off contest. oxygen currently has a line of photographic tees and they were looking for four new designs which will be part of their summer collection. i decided to try my luck with the contest and sent in three entries.




anyway, a few days after the contest deadline, i got a call from status magazine that one of my shirts was chosen to be part of the four designs that they are going to sell in april and will be featured in a status magazine editorial! i was super excited because i that's first time i won anything major, haha!

i took that photo when i was in new york. check it out on oxygen's tumblr!

so i won a sony ericsson x10 mini phone which i will claim tomorrow. awesome! thank you to oxygen and status magazine for this! i can't wait to see the final tee in april!

also, do check out sofa's official blog, fibre!

i'm one of their contributing students/faculty, haha i'm still not sure which category i belong to!

music fix: phenomena by yeah yeah yeahs