The Philippine Star
FROM CLOSET TO FURNITURE— MLTV GUIDES VIEWERS TO FASHION, COSMETICS, DINING, AND INTERIOR DESIGN
On the sixth episode of the Season 9 of Modern Living TV, hosts Stephanie ZubiriCrespi and Bianca Gonzalez-Intal brightens the week with diverse stories on urban explorations— from a blogger’s fashion styles, King couple’s collaboration with Colourette cosmetics line, hybrid cafes, and Simply Modular’s stylish pieces of furniture.
RAID TO FASHION BLOGGER’S CLOSET
Through her eye-catching photos in social media, fashion blogger Camille Co successfully promotes clothing designs and captivates the interests of fashion design enthusiasts. Since 2011, Camille has been a great influencer through her blog, Camille Tries to Blog, which has now evolved and has also been discussing travel and beauty.
“I’ve always been into aesthetics and design. The love and the passion for it have always been there,” Camille shares. “I like to experiment. I like put bold accents every now and then, but at the end of the day I make sure it’s young but sophisticated.”
As Camille showcases her closet and her go-to poses, she also recounts her mother’s principle on clothing: “Whatever you are wearing is important, and it is something that you should put time and effort into.”
THE KINGS AND COLOURETTE ‘BREAK GENDER BARRIERS’
The Kings, cosmetics supplier owned by couple Joey and Angie King, collaborates with Colourette Cosmetics as part of its celebration of the Pride Month. For both parties, this is a meaningful partnership as it “stands for diversity and celebrates the LGBTQ community.”
Inspired by Angie and Joey’s contrasts and complements with each other, the Kings and Colourette comes up with what they call Dualitint, lip tint packaged in a duo of unique shades and infused with Argan oil and Shea butter. “As we were growing together, Angie wanted to keep things very simple. So I would find products that would make her life simple. This is what I talked to Nina about—I wanted to have the packaging or the containers to be a dual and that’ s when we came up with the duality diversity,” Joey narrates.
With Satchmi in Mega Fashion Hall, you may enjoy your food and coffee while listening to vinyl records. Considered a haven especially to music lovers, this cafe is furnished with an interior design that sets a unique and relaxing vibe. Satchmi also boasts its menu, including the Satchmi coffee blend, grilled cheese sandwich, pesto chicken pasta and cheesesteak soup.
Another spotted hybrid café is in Kapitolyo, Pasig. A laundry shopcum-café, The Washery has cardoperated washing machines side by side with the savory foods such as pastas, sandwishes, cookies, and cakes. “We thought of adding a café to make the people more comfortable like while they wait for their laundry they can just stay here, do their work. ” says Camille Aquino, managing partner of Washery.
Coming from the name that means southeastern France, La Provence in Bonifacio Global City actualizes the ambiance of this French region in Manila. As you enter this modern salon and café hybrid, you may experience the European countryside feel due to its food and trained staff. “The concept is one-stop shop; meaning, you are here for your hair, nails, beauty, facial and what you want,” explains Mehdi Moussaoui, creative director of La Provence.
SIMPLY MODULAR FURNITURE SYSTEM
Through Simply Modular Furniture in Pasig, storage and maintaining organized things at home is not a complication. This Do It Yourself furniture store supplies connectable planks that are perfectly designed for those who love to constantly modify their interior layout. Simply Modular’s durable and stylish planks can be in different colors and self-assembled into various styles.
Bianca and design expert Jie Pambid explore the art of manipulating Simply Modular pieces to produce several kinds of furniture. “With the right creativity and, of course, your imagination, you can create anything from storage pieces, to furniture, to, of course, stackable shelves, whatever your imagination dictates,” Jie says.