Marks & Spencer celebrates 20 years

Marks & Spencer celebrates 20 years

Nothing compares to the timelessness of jeans. It’s a staple, a must-have, a mainstay in every person’s wardrobe. The same way Marks & Spencer (M&S) sees itself – a purveyor of comfort, style, and design innovation that transcends generation.

Hallmark of British style, M&S marks its 20th year anniversary in the Philippines with the theme “InJEANious” to celebrate its wide collection of denim for men and women. Check out some of M&S signature jeans through the years.

Cult favorite Sculpt & Lift Jeans features innovative backstitching that creates a perfectly sculpted, natural silhouette.

Eco-friendly Ozone Wash Denim, on the other hand, uses less water and improves textile quality and finish.

Rainproof your style with pieces that are made with M&S Stormwear technology. It makes fabric repel water and protect wearers from wind and rain.

In the Philippines, Marks & Spencer is exclusively distributed by Rustan Marketing Specialists, Inc. and is located at the following locations: Alabang Town Center | Eastwood Mall | Gateway Mall | Glorietta 4 | Greenbelt 5 | Rockwell Power Plant Mall | Robinsons Place Manila | Shangri-la Plaza Mall | SM Aura | SM Mall of Asia | SM Megamall | SM City North Edsa | Trinoma | Central Square | Estancia at Capitol Commons | Abreeza Mall, Davao | Marquee Mall | Ayala Center Cebu | Lim Ket Kai Mall, Cagayan De Oro | Paseo de Sta. Rosa Outlet Store | Subic Harbor Point Outlet Store | SM Lanang Premier.

John Hardy re-opens boutique and unveils new collection in Rustan’s Makati

John Hardy re-opens boutique and unveils new collection in Rustan’s Makati

Just recently, John Hardy, the leading sustainable luxury artisan jewelry brand, reopens its newly renovated store in Rustan’s Department Store – Makati to the public. The newly opened boutique now features interior elements from Bali, the brand’s design and inspiration.  Jewelry is now displayed in luxurious walnut wood showcases accented with traditional hand-hammered Palu gilded metal, perfectly complementing the new design scheme.

Founded in 1975, the brand rose to fame due to its Asian inspired designs and signature jewelry hand craftsmanship. Check out the Spring/Summer 2017 collection below:

Bamboo Collection

Pure harmony. Symbolic of the natural duality of day and night, light, and water, surrender, and strength.

Modern Chain Collection

Inspired by the artisanal technique of chain-weaving, this updated icon reimagines tradition through an eternal dance of diamonds, weaving and waxing in silver and gold.

Legends Collection

Inspired by the mythic animals Naga, Macan, Cobra, and Eagle, the collection boldly embodies their strength and prosperity.

The Classic Chain Collection

The eternal icon. Timeless and foundational: the essential expression of the John Hardy brand. A strengthening symbol of community and connectivity, crafted by individual artisans for centuries

The Dots collection

The Dot collection epitomizes infinite potential and boundless love through a hypnotic continuum of precious wood, metals, and eternal stones.

Men’s Collection

The spirit of the masculine manifests with unexpected detail. Rich with visible character, one-of-a- kind Koka beads honor the integrity of personality.

John Hardy is exclusively available at Rustan’s.

Farm to Face: Taiwanese Brand 23.5N is now in Beauty Bar!

Farm to Face: Taiwanese Brand 23.5N is now in Beauty Bar!

The search for the perfect skin care product is a never-ending quest for all Filipinas. For one, most skin care brands that we have here are not made to use in a tropical climate. That’s why sometimes, no matter how good the product review is online, it doesn’t deliver much of its promises when used in real life. Add to that is the question of how and what the product is made of. Is it cruelty-free? Is it eco-friendly? The list goes on and on.

But girls, the search is finally over! Queue in Taiwanese brand 23.5N – a new brand exclusively available in Beauty Bar that promises farm to face natural and nurturing skin care line.

Rooted in a back-to-basics philosophy, 23.5N uses Taiwan’s exceptional natural resources to be the brand’s cure for common skin care woes. Free from fragrance, alcohol, parabens, and artificial coloring, the simple and meticulous formulations are effective and easy on the skin. Well-preserved from harvest to extraction, you are secured that the plants and other active ingredients used are fresh from start to finish.

Striking a balance between oil and water-based ingredients, the all-natural brand is meant to nurture Asian skin in a variety of climates, including the Philippines. 23.5N offers simple skin care solutions as discussed on its four series.

Rice: Soothing Series

Ideal for normal to sensitive skin, this line soothes, brightens, and purifies skin. This collection is recommended for women with dull, dry skin and easily-irritated skin.

Red Pearl Barley: Whitening Series

A perfect match for normal to dry skin,  this line is recommended for skin suffering from uneven skin tone, pigmentation, or lack of elasticity.

Bamboo: Ultra Hydrating Series

Ultra-hydrating, the light and easily-absorbed formulation of this line is best suitable for normal to dry skin.

Oriental Beauty Tea: Balancing Series 

Abundant in Taiwan, Oriental Beauty Tea is known for its sweet taste and numerous benefits. This series provides a solution to oily and acne-prone skin by moisturizing and minimizing visible pores.

23.5 is exclusively distributed by Store Specialists, Inc. and is available in Beauty Bar stores located at Central Square BGC, Alabang Town Center, Glorietta 2, Greenbelt 5, POwer Plant Mall, Shangri-La Plaza, Trinoma, SM Mall of Asia, and Robinson’s Magnolia.




Winter is Coming: Tod’s Fall/ Winter 2017 Collection

Leather-good luxury house Tod’s returns to nature for its Fall – Winter Collection 2017. Inspired by the cold outdoors and the quiet elegance of nature in winter, the collection is an embodiment of every bit of what Tod’s is all about – modern, refined, yet cheerful.

Designed for outdoors, the collection is sleek, elegant, and contemporary. The timelessness of leather, quilts, and Tod’s signature double T are all well incorporated with trendy must-haves such as the creepers and multi- strap bags. On the other hand, the iconic Tod’s gomminos are now available in more styles and colors.

Check out the rest of the collection above. Tod’s is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc. and is located at Greenbelt 4 and Rustan’s Shangri-La, Shangri-La Plaza. Follow @ssilifeph on Instagram for more information.

The Manila Symphony Orchestra Finds its New Home and Stage at Ayala Malls Circuit Lane

The Manila Symphony Orchestra Finds its New Home and Stage at Ayala Malls Circuit Lane

Manila Symphony Orchestra hopes to bring classical music closer to the public with its recently opened music hall at Ayala Malls Circuit Lane. Besides the MSO Music Academy in Glorietta, the new MSO recital hall will be the main rehearsal venue for both Manila Symphony Orchestra (MSO) and Manila Symphony Orchestra Junior (MSO).

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What started as a venue partnership between Ayala Malls and MSO has now evolved to a full blown advocacy, Music Everywhere, that aims to make classical music accessible to the public. Since then, mall goers have been privileged to watch and listen to open rehearsals and pocket performances of MSO’s esteemed musicians. More than that, the partnership has paved the way for young talents to discover and harness their musical talent.

With the opening of its new home at Ayala Malls Circuit Lane, MSO wishes to aspire more young Filipinos. Be a partner of the Manila Symphony Orchestra by visiting their website at Get to know more about Ayala Malls Circuit Lane at

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