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Metro Society SEPTEMBER 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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12 Issues


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smeg, and the heart of every home

It’s a well-known adage, the kitchen is the heart of every home. And no matter whether you live in a house, or a luxury condominium, family life & business will almost always revolve around this section of your home. To chat, to celebrate, to have a serious heart to heart - whether it’s serious morning meetings or informal dinners in the evening, the kitchen is a center for so much family activity. When you top this all with the Filipino obsession over food, with ceremonies and customs that revolve around meals, it stands to reason that the Filipino kitchen and its immediate proximate areas will be foremost in the minds of decision-makers as they contemplate their dream homes. The top, luxury, real-estate developers know this only too well; so it’s no…

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Paolo Pineda Paolo Pineda has done numerous print advertisements, magazine covers and editorials. Paolo’s photographs have honored by the advertising and fashion industry as he won the Philippine Ad Congress Gold Award in 2005 and the Philippine Daily Inquirer SUPER Photographer of the Year award in 2006. While his first love is photography, he dabbles in film through his production company, Midnight Bonkers. For this issue, Paolo photographs our gorgeous cover girls for the Fashion Issue. Georgia del Rosario Georgia del Rosario is a mother to four beautiful little girls. She is no stranger to Metro Society for she was part of the team a few years ago as our Managing Editor. Writing is something that comes natural to Georgia for she runs her own blog and writes some of the features in…

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time to refresh

THE SEPTEMBER fashion issue is here and I’m so excited to share what we’ve been working on for the past few months. As the seasons change and we approach the cooler months, it’s the perfect time to update your wardrobe with our definite guide to everything you’ll want to admire, buy, and of course, wear. Gracing our coveted cover are three incredibly beautiful young women: Nicole Tantoco-De Los Reyes, Anne Gauthier-Das Neves, and Marianna Vargas-Morada. Dressed in Francis Libiran, gowns made especially for the cover, the girls are simply a vision in pink—flowers in a budding garden, with a glow that seems to be exclusive to fresh brides. Each girl definitely possesses a unique and very special beauty. They are true ‘”it girls” of the moment, muses that inspire through living…

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gucci dans les rues

FOR PRE-FALL, the eclectic Gucci tribe moves to Paris. But as well as a geographic relocation, there is also a temporal one, as we are transported to 1968, the spring of student awakening in the City of Lights. Gucci’s young rebels occupy a university campus in a gesture of optimism, idealism, and passion. Unafraid to express themselves, they unite in a desire to celebrate change and challenge the establishment. The imagery, shot by Glen Luchford, is inspired by the bold, experimental, and iconoclastic French nouvelle vague of the late ’50s and ’60s, a movement that included radical filmmakers François Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard. Gucci’s campaign captures the spirit of that extraordinary moment. But, as well as recalling a specific time and place, there is also an allusion here to the urban grittiness…

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inspired by space

COACH, a global design house of modern luxury leather goods, apparel, and lifestyle accessories, recently announced its partnership with model and actress Kiko Mizuhara with the launch of a limited-edition bag designed by the star. The partnership with Coach will be wide-ranging and include a special project with Coach creative director Stuart Vevers in addition to the customized bag. Mizuhara will also be featured in the brand’s Fall 2018 global advertising campaign, which will be unveiled next month. To celebrate the announcement, Coach and Mizuhara launched a limited-edition signature Charlie bag customized by Mizuhara using Coach Create. Mizuhara was inspired by outer space, and her exclusive design combines leather tea roses and semi-precious stones around a moon souvenir pin. In the Philippines, Coach is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc., and is…

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10 things  you didn’t know about cristal bagatsing:

1. I’m passionate about local textiles and anything locally made, and I try to incorporate something made in the Philippines into my everyday outfit. 2. I created a character for some of my Instagram stories called “Ka Freshness,” and I make funny video stories with it. 3. I very much enjoy doing the groceries especially when stressed. 4. I only wear heart-shaped sun glasses and have been an avid collector since 2014. 5. I don’t eat to live, I live to eat, because I hear a symphony in my head with every bite when the food stimulates my taste buds. 6. Singing is my therapy. 7. I actually enjoy watching sports with my dad—it’s a form of bonding. 8. I love calla lilies and peonies. 9. I appreciate people who are transparent and do not filter what they…