As grandchildren of the late great Malang, with acclaimed artists Soler and Mona Santos as parents, art is a bit of a family business for the Santos siblings. And like all kids faced with the prospect of joining the family business, there was some resistance at the start. Luis, 32, worked in advertising after college. […]

The best style steals from Baby Driver

Fashion cues worth borrowing from the fastest film to hit the screens. Edgar Wright’s 2017 film Baby Driver is the latest action-comedy to arrive at theaters nationwide, and it’s gaining traction fast. The movie follows the character of Ansel Elgort, who becomes entangled in a theft operation after making a few poor choices. This elementary […]


#ParkShinHyeForBench was the ultimate dream for most k-drama fans. As our newest Benchsetter from the land of globally-beloved soap operas and the klieg-lit world of K-Pop, we saw 27-year-old South Korean actress and singer Park Shin-Hye get up and close and personal to some of her biggest Filipino fans — we’re talking hugs! tears! a […]

Backstage at #BenchBodyNYFWSS18 for a New York Minute

Bench Body is in the Big Apple for New York Fashion Week: Men’s and we’re giving you an all-access pass with these exclusive behind the scenes photos. Talent was in abundance at Bench Body’s presentation during this year’s New York Fashion Week: Men’s. On June 13, 2017, thirty international models, including industry hot topics Trevor […]

Runway Looks from Bench Body’s Return to New York Fashion Week

We’re going back to the big leagues to represent Filipino fashion and design.         We took center stage at New York Fashion Week on July 13, 2017, as we presented Bench Body’s all-new lineup of summer-ready styles. Held at Studio Ten of Industria Studios NYC, the presentation of Bench Body’s Spring / Summer 2018 Collection […]

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Pietro Boselli

Words by Cedric S. ReyesTake a seat at Pietro Boselli’s lecture. The world’s hottest math teacher has a few new lessons to teach. In the photo of Pietro Boselli that went viral in 2015, he’s standing before his students, wearing a grey t-shirt and some no-nonsense work trousers. He’s looking down at some documents, and […]


  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, […]