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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100 MIFG: Ezra Santos
Feb14

100 MIFG: Ezra Santos

100 Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Ezra Santos   In recent years, the contemporary incarnation of Filipiniana style had made its way to the illustrious runways of the US, Asia and the Middle East.  Thanks to Ezra Santos, a true modern day champion of the unique Filipino aesthetic, our fashion roots have been masterfully translated to the now, and have proven to be universally appealing, and indeed, both haute and hot....

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Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Ezra Santos – Trailblazer
Feb05

Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Ezra Santos – Trailblazer

EZRA SANTOS Fashion Designer   If there is one designer in the region who has utilized and championed Filipino design aesthetics to great effect, it is the divine Ezra Santos.  His offering at Fashion Forward’s October 2016 edition with the haute couture reincarnation of the humble ‘banig’ as ‘piece de resistance’ was not only a feat in fashion design and fabrication, but also a triumph of indigenous Filipino artistic sense...

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ILLUSTRADO STUFF: Christmas Wishlist
Dec22

ILLUSTRADO STUFF: Christmas Wishlist

  ILLUSTRADO STUFF: Christmas Wishlist Of course we at Team Illustrado desire world peace – that is, in addition to THESE!   LALAINE CHU-BENITEZ, Editor-In-Chief Advanced concert tickets and a Paris trip in June 2017 to watch the international premiere of Joe Hisaishi Symphonic Concert: Music from the Studio Ghibli Films of Hayao Miyazaki.  An extravagant gift fit for a music/Studio Ghibli nerd! The music of iconic Studio...

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Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Ezra Santos – The Divine Style Createur
Nov07

Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Ezra Santos – The Divine Style Createur

Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Ezra Santos – The Divine Style Createur From lending his sartorial talent to top fashion houses in Saudi Arabia and Dubai to establishing his very own haute couture brand EZRA that is now considered as one of the most esteemed high fashion labels in the region, Ezra Santos has indeed made an illustrious name for himself.   Known for his signature style nestled on a foundation of clean...

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