B/TV: The 12 Days of BENCHMAS

Video by Judd Figuerres  I  Styling & Production Design by Carla Villanueva  I  Produced by Ina Jacobe  I  Music by Oh, Flamingo!  I  Hair & Makeup by Cats del Rosario of At East Jedroot, Ria Aquino, Boggy Diaz, and Grace Ambrosio  I  Assisted by Kenneth Aballa & Bea Faicol  We all know the old Christmas […]

The Merry Modern Family – a BENCH Christmas Card Special

  If you’ve seen enough holiday movies, you’ll know that there’s as much friction in family gatherings as there is festivity. Siblings will squabble, babies will cry, and there’ll be that one uncle delivering a drunken tirade before passing out in front of the television. No matter the tension, it’s togetherness that defines the holidays—the […]

A Human Holiday Moment with Nikki Luna & Mikee Carrion

As frequently as Nikki Luna explores the Philippines for her Rappler travel show #SharePH, there’s definitely no keeping her from being home for the holidays. In a year that saw her work exhibited at Art Stage Singapore and a solo show at Silverlens, the acclaimed artist, activist, and HUMAN endorser has been due for a […]

My True Love Gave to Me

There’s an undeniable magic to Christmas morning. The feeling of warmth from Michael Bublé holiday covers, the excitement of opening presents, and the abundance of still-delicious noche buena leftovers—unmatched by anything else, really. Presenting a merry morning, B/BLOG shoots a couple spending an intimate Christmas day together in their new Rockwell Primaries apartment. In cozy sweaters and […]

The Karpos Kids do Christmas – A Bench Meets Special

Words by Margarita Buenaventura Doing business with one’s family usually comes with a warning label: Don’t. But for siblings Steph, John, and Nicole Uy, it seems that there’s no one else they’d rather work with. And it looks like their family dynamic works, anyway: in a little over two years, their production company Karpos Multimedia […]

B/TV: BENCH/ Holiday 2014 – Behind the Scenes

To intensify the Christmas spirit, BENCH turns on the star power. For the brand’s holiday collection, your favorite Benchsetters put on festive apparel for the Yuletide season. The boys donned striped sweaters and sharp jackets, busting a move or two for the cameras, while the girls batted their lashes in warm-toned tops and floral print […]

B/TV: Kiana Valenciano Dresses For Christmas

Film by Jake Jereza & Bardo Wu  I  Makeup by Meiko Kato  I  Hair by Rhoy Cervantes  I  Styling by Sam Potenciano Words by Margarita Buenaventura Crooning her favorite carol, Kiana Valenciano shares her love for Christmas. In this B/TV holiday special, the singer, designer, and blogger shares fond memories of holidays’ past while getting […]

B/TV X BENCH BITES: Mari Jas Makes Gingerbread Granola

Film by Isabelle Toledo  I  Production Design by Ina Jacobe  I  Shot on location at the Scavolini Showroom  Words by Margarita Buenaventura When you want your yuletide presents to fill the heart as well as the stomach, it’s best to give something that came straight out of your own kitchen. Television host and model Mari […]

B/TV: Arnold Van Opstal Dresses for Christmas

All clothes by BENCH I Directed & Edited by Bardo Wu and Jake Jereza I Grooming by Meiko Kato I Styling by Sam Potenciano I Special thanks to Paula Punla   Green Archer Arnold Van Opstal is seeing more green and red these days what with Christmas fast approaching. Through this B/TV holiday special, AVO […]