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Metro Society JULY 2018

Metro Society is about living the high life, created for people who shape and influence the social arena, namely in the fields of business, fashion, lifestyle, arts and culture. It’s about the people who mater and why they matter.

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Mark Nicdao Mark Nicdao needs no introduction. He’s one of the most recognized photographers in the country; working with influential people, celebrities, and artists alike. He has built a highly impressive portfolio both in the Philippines and in the international landscape. For this issue, he photographs our cover girl Jasmin Curtis-Smith. Maita de Jesus Maita de Jesus is a freelance writer and editor at her own company, MMP de Jesus Writing Services. She’s been in the magazine industry since 2004, starting out as an intern. She’s worked on several local publications and broadsheets, writing about subjects ranging from politics to parenting. Ever since she started freelancing two and a half years ago, she has started taking on more online assignments, both for local and international publications and companies. For our Luxury issue, de…

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your best life

WHAT DOES LUXURY mean for you? For me, a few words always come to mind. Craftsmanship, quality over quantity, traveling often, a good night’s sleep, a few good pairs of custom shoes, and perhaps the most luxurious word of all: rest! (The last I particularly crave after back-to-back taping and filming for my show, EIC On the Move, which premiers on July 30 at 9 p.m. on the Metro Channel!) Luxury has been defined and redefined so many times, but it remains to be about living your best possible life—the capability of being able to do what you want and live how you want. The key term is not spending, but investing. Investing in the best of what is out there—the best memories, fashion, the best version of you. Gracing the cover…

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the biggest and best

UNIQLO ANNOUNCED that it will open a global flagship store in the Philippines this coming fall/winter season. The new store, which will be the largest Uniqlo store in the country and in the Southeast Asia region, will be located in Glorietta 5, Ayala Avenue, in Makati’s central business and commercial district. Situated at prime locations in cities of global prominence, Uniqlo’s global flagship stores represent the best and latest of the brand, its LifeWear clothing and its famed customer service, all set in cutting-edge store design on a grand scale. Uniqlo has chosen Manila as the location of its newest flagship store to strengthen the foundation of its business in the Philippines and in Southeast Asia—a key global growth engine for the brand. The store will mark the 15th global flagship…

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nicolas’ reign

LOUIS VUITTON is delighted to announce the renewal of Nicolas Ghesquière’s contract as artistic director of Women’s Collections. Under his creative direction, Louis Vuitton has seen an unprecedented growth in the women’s wear and leather goods categories, as well as a renewed identity as seen in the House’s spectacular fashion shows. Bernard Arnault stated, “I am very happy that we are continuing our Louis Vuitton women’s wear journey with Nicolas. He has been able to make the Louis Vuitton woman contemporary, resulting in major commercial successes. His vision, talent, and creativity place him as one of the best designers in the world today.”…

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30 years of ssi

FOR 30 YEARS, the Stores Specialists, Inc. (SSI) Group has been making our retail dreams come true. As the leading specialty retailer in the Philippines with the biggest portfolio of international merchants in the Asia-Pacific and a network of over 600 stores, the SSI Group has permeated our lives through its curated selection of brands from all over the world. It is the only retailer with the widest range of specialty and lifestyle concepts, ranging from luxury fashion and fast fashion, to home, beauty, and original concepts. The SSI Group marks this milestone with a campaign dubbed “The Curated Life” that seeks to inspire, enable, indulge, and rally its consumers to live a life well-lived—a life that’s well-curated. On its 30th year, the SSI Group partners with one of the…

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10 things you didn’t know about joey server

1. I read a lot of fantasy novels. 2. I acted in theater in college. 3. I worked at Wendy’s flipping burgers. 4. I like cats. 5. I’m a bit of an introvert. 6. I follow the NFL and more particularly, the 49ers. 7. New Wave is my music genre of choice, although I also like ska. 8. I don’t like to eat alone. It’s too lonely. 9. I prefer cold weather to hot. You can always layer when it’s cold, but you can’t remove your skin when it’s hot. 10. I’m a very private person. I don’t do things like this except for Pepper. PT…