AOKI, Showtek, Major Lazer, Diplo at The Palace

2015 was a very successful year for The Palace Pool Club which has become a go-to place that host international acts of DJ’s and EDM artists. Aside from that, I just love it being like the “Boracay” of Manila, with interiors and feels so relaxing yet tropical-magical. Below was the line up of events that I went to, from the latest to my first encounter with the coolest pool place in the metro.

MAJOR LAZER x DIPLO

Diplo is definitely one of those artists that I admire with unique musical style and memorable songs (well aside from him being cute haha). Combined with Major Lazer, which is originally Diplo + Switch until the latter left the group and included Jillionaire and Walshy Fire, their message and creative animated visuals at the event remind of a mixture of a lot of great things like reggae, house, electronic, etc.

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Photo by Regina Echavez

Below was my OOTN for the concert.

?we need someone to lean on? #diplo x #majorlazer tanayyyt! #GlobeMajorLazer

A photo posted by M I K K I G A L A N G (@mikkigalangdotcom) on

They sang most of their songs from Peace is The Mission album, but also, of course, the ultra hits Where Are U Now and Lean On (which is my favorite because he also collaborated with my favorite, Dj Snake, who I heard will be coming to Sinulog huhu) 

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#diploooooooo!! A video posted by M I K K I M I N A J (@mikkigalang) on

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SHOWTEK

Click here to know more.

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STEVE AOKI 

Definitely Aokified that night! Steve Aoki is probably the most flexible EDM artist I witnessed. While he didn’t play much of his songs from the Neon Future II album which I’ve been expecting, he definitely knew how to please the crowd by remixing songs famous locally.

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This photo and blog post’s header by Daniel Tan

Below was my OOTN for that event!

I didn’t get the chance to take more videos or photos that night because it was so jampacked and we were just dancing and drinking to his songs. LOL

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PORTER ROBINSON

Last but not the least, Porter Robinson which is my favorite from this set of artists. Know more about it here.

I missed two great artist too, Kaskade and Alesso, this year but I’m really hoping that more acts will be featured by the Palace next year! Thanks to Pam Sollilapsi, Levi’s and Ryan for all these musical experiences. You can contact them at 0917 689 8888 for bookings and reservations.

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What were your favorites and who are the artists you’re looking forward to next year?

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#LiveinLevisPH

More than 140 years after inventing the blue jean, one thing is clear: Levi’s clothes are loved by the people who wear them-from presidents to movie stars, farmers to fashion icons, entrepreneurs to the every man. Last month, a campaign was launched to aim to capture the spirit of the iconic brand that has always been an embodiment of the events of its time.

At the heart of the new campaign is the celebration of real-life “Live in Levi’s®” moments –from first dates and first-borns to rodeo sand road trips and everyday in between. Featuring the new fall 2014 collection, the campaign highlights the Levi’s® 511™ Slim jean for men and the Levi’s® Revel™ jeans for women, in addition to reimagined iconic products such as the 501® jean, western shirt and Trucker jacket. The new line honors the spirit, attention to detail and craftsmanship of the much-loved original.

But also, Levi’s and jeans users (like me!!) were able to customize denim items at the event to further express the campaign, with local stars and icons gracing the event and /or playing their music.

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I got the chance to customize my Levi’s pairs (I wear all the time for meetings and workshops because they’re really comfortable for me – I am really a jeans person!!). It’s really nice to know how all these distressing, patching and cutting of jeans are done because they take time, craft and effort!

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Jim and Saab of Cheats, who also played at the event,  naming their band jackets

It was also a series of days with music and OPM icons that I adore and wanted to see perform live.

Definitely a night of rakenrol with them and got to hear also their fun Levi’s stories when they were younger!

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Sky Ferreira x Levi’s

Levi’s recently announced the launch of its new global brand campaign, “Live in Levi’s®”. Inspired by the millions of stories consumers tell about the things they do in their Levi’s®, this new campaign is an optimistic new direction that reinvigorates the brand’s soul. The energy of storytelling and of the iconic jeans wear ultimately celebrates authentic self-expression that embodies individualism and an eternally cheerful spirit that makes the brand great and forever relevant.

In the Philippines, the Live in Levi’s® spirit blazes with the same enthusiastic fervor as the rest of the world. Sky Ferreira, a known international DJ with a great platform on social media, where she started, played at the launch held at a private residence at Forbes Park, along side local acts such as Pupil, Nix Damn P, and Mars Miranda.

In the forefront of the local scene, the unique creative confidence of Levi’s® Philippines ambassadors Brent Javier, Robbie Becroft, and John James Uy fall no short with their tales of authentic self-expression with Levi’s®, showcased also in the event. More photos below c/o Levi’s.

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Cool Max

This summer, Levi’s is launching COOLMAX, an innovative denim collection specifically constructed to combat sweltering hot weather. With COOLMAX®, everyone, everywhere has the opportunity to wear denim and non-denim styles year-round. Engineered for comfort and woven with COOLMAX® fibers that create a cooling effect, these looks help adjust the body’s temperature to maintain temperature balance and comfort amidst the summer heat. COOLMAX® enables proper body ventilation and ensures motion at the same time, therefore it’s perfect for seasonal weather changes.

Levi’s cutting-edge COOLMAX® jeans will change your mind about the misperception that denim is too hot and heavy to wear during the warmer months. The added style benefit, Levi’s COOLMAX® looks as great as it feels. The Spring ’14 collection offers smartly rendered classic, sophisticated styles like the 511™ Slim, but in fresh washes that are perfectly on trend for the season. View more photos of the launch below.

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Too Cool For The Summer

They say that denim is too hot to wear for the summer but I don’t believe so. I like denim, jeans and clothes that are like denim LOL, even if summer, or in the case of Philippines, forever, all year-round regardless of the temperature.

But this summer, Levi’s introduced an innovative denim collection specifically constructed to combat sweltering hot weather. I got to road test this new product at Quezon which was scorching hot and it is indeed cooling – the kind of comfort that adjusts the body’s temperature also to maintain temperature balance and comfort amidst the summer heat (thanks to the patented CoolMax fibers!)

So below is my OOTD, featuring Levi’s (jeans) and Sperry shoes, and collection photos courtesy of Levi’s.

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Thing Called Interpretation

Interpretation celebrates the many different ways we can present ourselves whether in beauty, culture or even in language. Last March, Garage Magazine and Levi’s presented how that can be in fashion, allowing for our individual style expressions.
The event was held in URBN Bar where it started with a fashion show the military style! Several models entered with just sando’s and boxers and dressed up to show their fashion interpretations! I love it when men do it! And when Garage hosts it!

 

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Aside from this, Garage celebrated 7 young talents in their own fields: Toff de Venecia, Joseph Pascual, Mark San Diego, Cara Manglapus, Gerard Cancio, Gabby Cantero, and Gio Tingson. They also showcased their sense and style during the night. 4 of them were friends and former classmates in Ateneo! Woohoo Go Blue!

Moreover, they launched the Young Talents Issue with rising stars Alden Richards and Benjamin Alves on the special gatefold cover. They presented the new generation of tastemakers featuring the spring wardrobe essentials for men.

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At any rate, thank you Garage Magazine and Levi’s for putting up a nice event for guys, women and people alike to celebrate young talents, interpretations and fashion. Below are more interesting photos of Levi’s #501 campaign! Say 140th birthday to the legendary jean, everyone!

 

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Holiday to Party

What I like about the holiday is that it’s so filled and busy with events that it challenges everyone to change looks instantly – from day to night, from office to party or from casual to extraordinary. And I really love doing makeovers! I won’t publish some of my December events coz they’re so many but I’m so amazed by how now I can do make-up of my friends and cousins in comfort rooms of clubs, malls and houses in minutes, given limited materials! hahaha

So in one random coffee night with my stylist friend, Stephanie Cudal, who came from a styling stint, it turned out to be a tutorial, makeover, bonding and pictorial in one, in 3 hours! haha I was the makeup artist (with a few tools) and photographer while she styled herself with limited accessories and just one bottom – the Levi’s Metallic pink foil jeggings which I just bought this Christmas because of her insights! It was really perfect because I got a lot of ideas on how i can wear this.

1. Casual Look

And pink! Steph said that for her casual look, she would use all pink (regardless of texture) to match her jeggings and I used a lipstick that totally matched her hues.
And the pink lipstick from Shiseido looked good on her, with minimal eye or cheek color!

Here’s another casual look! I asked her for a less girly look and tadah! Just a plain white shirt and accesories would do as per her. As for her makeup, I removed the pink lipstick and used a red one and slightly intensified her liner and shadows.

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2. Office look
Now, this I really need. With the same jeggings, Steph used a top with the same shiny texture as the jeggings and contrasted the overall hue with black – the Coach bag, the Ray-Ban glasses and the top. As for her makeup, I brought back the pink lipstick so it would not be so black and white, and minimized the liner on the lower eye area to not have an “eye-bag” effect with her glasses on! So corporate yet glam!

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3. Party Look
Since the overall texture is shiny and shimmery, I started with the lippies that had what I needed. I used the mid-red from the reds of the Guerlain Shine Automatique line and oh, I really loved the level of shine (and the sparkles) it gave on her. The packaging is also perfect for parties as it’s not so messy! Shimmery and dark eyes. I used the Bobbi Brown To-Go Smokey palette which had white shimmers that I placed in the inner eye corner area for a bigger eye effect.I also used the shimmery brown and black of the smokey palette which matched her hair and clothes as well! Done with the shiny smokey party makeup which matched her outfit. She used the gliterry black pumps again
for the night look for a shiny texture.

Really love doing this! More of this in my next posts! Hope you learned something coz I absolutely did from her! Thanks so much Steph!

 

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