Details were on the spotlight at BFW Holiday 2017

Look closer. Oftentimes in fashion, more attention is paid to the overall impact of an outfit or garment, like silhouette and color. But sometimes, the finer details like cut, construction, fit, and even accessories are the ones that make a successful outfit. This was definitely the case at the recently concluded Bench Fashion Week Holiday […]

B/TV: Bench/ Summer 2016 – #EverySummerHasAStory

Under the sun’s stare, anything can happen. The heat spurs us to move – to hit the road, to find shelter, to appreciate things under a brighter light. BENCH Summer 2016 proclaims the season as a setting for adventure, romance, and mystery. This year, the plot thickens with new characters like Coleen Garcia, Michelle Dee, […]

Dressolutions: Queen Pia’s Parade of Karen Millen Dresses

Story by Bea Faicol  Put on an attitude of gratitude and the world, or universe rather, can be yours. Of course, it also helps to put on the right kind of dress. No matter the crowning mishap, Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach has most certainly won the world over. From local newspaper feature to U.S. talk […]

B/TV: BENCH/ Holiday 2015 – Behind the Scenes

The sparkle of Christmas won’t be coming from lights and tinsel strewn about this year. There’s enough star power in BENCH’s Holiday 2015 video to light up all of EDSA and cast a warm glow of Christmas kilig. With the season’s style goal to “find your match,” your favorite Pinoy brand inspires with several of […]

Bench/PRESS: “Fashionable Filipinas” Book Launch

To love the motherland is to love the women who have built it. Much more if those women carried the nation on the strong, high shoulders of their ternos.

Going Places with #NoFilter’s Saab, Lauren, & Khalil

Words by Margarita Buenaventura What is it about millennials that hasn’t been said yet? This generation is notorious for its laziness and its entitlement, and its need to look good for selfies on social media. That’s just the bad stuff. Beyond their obsession with It-sneakers and Kylie Jenner’s next hair transformation is a generation that […]

Free Ellen Adarna

In local show business, no one has proven she’s a free bitch, baby, more than one Ellen Adarna. The girl says what she wants, does what she wants, and is absolutely comfortable in her own skin (more so when that skin is bare). Add to that an ability to serve up wild acting talent in […]

B/TV: “Home Free” – Marriage Equality Now

Gay men go about their days the way many people do. They wake up, have breakfast, maybe slip in some social media time, and head off to work. Just as the right to make a living should be due any human being, why isn’t the right to make a lifelong commitment to another person available […]

B/PROUD: Karlo & Vani, a Father and His Gay Son

It’s a fact: we don’t tell our parents everything. Sexual flings and the nitty-gritty of our rebellious teenage years are things you can take to your grave. But our true identities—shouldn’t the people who introduced us to the world be well acquainted with them? Still, many gay men and women hide who they are and […]