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Sino ka, Pinay? Beyond the Filipina Stereotype
May15

Sino ka, Pinay? Beyond the Filipina Stereotype

Sino ka, Pinay?  Beyond the Filipina Stereotype By Karen Galarpe Photography By Alan Desiderio, Models – Tracy Javelona and Meg Arreza Back in the early ‘90s while waiting for my turn at the immigration counter in Tokyo, the Filipina woman — my seatmate on the plane — in front of me seemed to be squirming. I could hear the immigration officer asking her the usual questions and asking the same things over and over again. Then...

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Filipino Designer: Josie Natori
Oct09

Filipino Designer: Josie Natori

For the last 35 years since Filipino designer Josie Cruz Natori founded the lingerie company that bears her name, she’s been reaching for natori, which also the Japanese word for “highest form of art.” In the more than three decades that she has been in the business, “Natori” has not just been her brand name but also her work ethic, a way by which she approaches everything she does. Whether it’s designing the many collections of The...

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Items of Envy

Check out these “to lust for” latest items from Filipino international designers Josie Natori, Brian Tenorio, Rafe Totengco, Kenneth Cobonpue and Amina Aranaz Alunan.  Definitely worth going green...

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