Photography by CENON NORIAL III 


Make up by SYD HELMSLEY 

Fashion Market Editor JED GREGORIO

Shoes and bag from ALDO

Popsugar last week discussed “why 1997 will eternally rule as an amazing year in music.” According to the article, “It’s hard to believe that we were bopping our heads 20 years ago to songs like ‘I’ll Be Missing You,’ ‘The Freshmen,’ and ‘Coco Jambo’ … It was a magical year for the music industry, in that 1997 was still a time where every single genre was invited to the table and brought back for seconds and thirds.”

Exactly 20 years ago was when The Spice Girls came out with “Say You’ll Be There” and “2 Become 1.” Can you believe it’s been two decades since? The article continues, “Oh, and please let’s not forget Aqua’s ‘Barbie Girl.’ Or maybe we should? Kidding, how can we ever forget a track like this that equally made us dance/annoyed the heck out of us after a while?” Guess what, we’ll never forget.

Accessories from ALDO

Here on the #Bblog, category is Barbie Girl extravaganza. Check out our freshest market picks from Bench of essential Barbienalia.

Clockwise from top left:
Paint Box by Bench creamy liquid blush, P179
Watch by Bench Time, P1450
Paint Box by Bench 24-hour lip tattoo, P259
Inner Beauty Marian Rivera EDT by Bench, P368
Gingham canvas slip-ons, P599.75
Aviator sunglasses, P349.75
Bench & Bath face towel, P195
Studded sling bag, P359.75

As an extra treat, we also rounded up a playlist of seminal 90s dance pop. Come on, Barbie, let’s go party!

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