WHO WORE WHAT?!  ‘Dark Seduction’ at Illustrado’s Intimate 12th Anniversary Fashion Bash
Sep27

WHO WORE WHAT?! ‘Dark Seduction’ at Illustrado’s Intimate 12th Anniversary Fashion Bash

Illustrado Magazine: Expect nothing but darkly seductive looks!   It’s our 12th year anniversary and what’s a more fitting way to celebrate than asking the fabulous fashion circle of UAE to come party with us in their own interpretation of our theme for the evening: “Dark Seduction”.       Spoiler alert? They did not disappoint! One thing we love about our parties is our attendees; because they don’t just show up —...

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No Hood like Motherhood
Aug22

No Hood like Motherhood

By Anna de Leon     There is no hood more OG than that of motherhood. Try reasoning with a 3 year old and you will see why.  Try raising a teenager and you’ll know why there is nobody more gangster than a mother!   “There is no job more rewarding than that of being a mother.” This is true, however, unlike other jobs out there, you don’t have a contract, you can’t resign and you most definitely can’t be fired from being...

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Kickass Filipino Makeup Artists Make The Case For “Racist Projects”
Aug01

Kickass Filipino Makeup Artists Make The Case For “Racist Projects”

  Behind the flawless editorials, beauty campaigns and glowing brides are the unsung heroes who makes sure that the face, hair and everything that has to be glammed up are picture perfect. Recently, an article UAE firm denies discrimination in hiring started circulating on Facebook which angered netizens from all over the region. The issue was raised after an expat complained about a racist remark directed at Filipino job...

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I Fight Like a Girl
May17

I Fight Like a Girl

I Fight Like a Girl By Anna De Leon,     With the tournament season officially closing last weekend, I can’t help but reflect on my jiujitsu journey. The bruises collected, hours spent on the mats, and of course my promotion to blue belt. What does it mean to be a woman in a sport dominated by men? It means that I can move as fast as they can or even faster, execute positions to gain control and eventually submitting my...

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Beauty Tips for Teens
Apr03

Beauty Tips for Teens

  Beauty Tips for Teens By Anna De Leon   What would you give to be 16 again? Probably a lot, however I see more and more 16 year old trying to look 24. I always tell teenagers, “You have your entire life to be an adult, enjoy your youth.” But I understand that there is always an urge to tinker with make up so I came up with my must do’s for the young ones and the young at heart. Do let’s face it. Being young means raging...

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# GwapoProblems: Musings on the Existential Anguish of the Absurdly Handsome
Mar28

# GwapoProblems: Musings on the Existential Anguish of the Absurdly Handsome

# GwapoProblems: Musings on the Existential Anguish of the Absurdly Handsome By Nicholo Jallores There’s The Cute guy. There’s The Handsome Guy. There’s The Hot Guy. And then there’s the Absurdly Good-looking: men who are aesthetically pleasing beyond all discernable reason and genetic feasibility. Girls fawn over them, while guys… well, they fawn over them too, albeit in a different and more confounded kind of way. You see them...

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