The Cutout Trend Gets an Elevated Twist on the Runway

If you have been showing some skin with the cutout trend, get ready for even more options. On the third day of Manila Fashion Festival Beyond, all the designers presented garments that had some form of cutout. Their versions, however, aren’t like the ones you usually see online and in retail shops. Designers like CJ […]

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Military VR programs are working to train soldiers to deal with pressure


Black Mirror is way ahead of us again. 

Virtual reality training is being developed as a method to equip troops with resilience training before deployment — something a Black Mirror episode toyed with in season three.

Australia’s Minister for Defence Industry, Christopher Pyne, has announced $2.2 million for a University of Newcastle project that aims to develop enhanced resilience training for military personnel using VR and biometrics.

The program, which will work in conjunction with the ADF’s existing Battle SMART stress resilience training program, will see neuroscientists designing simulated environments to replicate real-world combat scenarios in VR. Read more…

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Change Up Your Outfit With Martine Cajucom’s Go-To Shoe

While on their trips to LA and Australia, Jess Wilson, Isabelle Daza, and Martine Cajucom couldn’t get enough of square toe shoes. Whether they were mules or flats, they wore them with different outfits. Martine chose to wear hers with dresses and rompers while Jess matched them with cropped pants. Isabelle, on the other hand, […]

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Large-scale sculptures take over the Australian coastline


Burger bait. A cavalcade of charging horses. A plastic bubble paradise. They’re all sitting on the coastline of Australia.

Every year, the two-kilometre coastal walk from Sydney’s Bondi Beach to Tamarama becomes an open-air gallery for the celebrated Sculpture by the Sea exhibition, with selected artists invited to install sculptural works along the shoreline for three weeks in spring.

Started in 1997 and now featuring 100 works every year, it’s one of Australia’s most popular, free, annual events, attracting half a million visitors in 2016. Read more…

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How to Make a Statement With Personalized Bracelets and Necklaces

From celebrity-approved jewelry brands to minimalist pieces, we’ve given you options to accessorize any outfit. Aside from these two, have you ever considered wearing personalized necklaces and rings? There are some brands that offer monogram pendants and engraving so you can add your own personal touch. Shop these for yourself or get them for your […]

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Sparkle and Slits: The Designer Dresses We Want to Wear to Parties

What really makes a party dress? On one hand, we have those who love bold colors and sexy cuts. On the other, something simple but makes up for it with embellishments. But we could all agree that we want something that’s different and stand-out from the last one we wore. At last night’s Manila Fashion […]

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Sonos One and Alexa is an audio marriage made in heaven


This sounds amazing.

That’s what I thought when I got all my Sonos speakers playing the late Tom Petty’s Won’t Back Down and the first floor of my home filled with his distinct, Gainesville, Florida, twang. 

I chose that song with my voice and not by speaking to the first-generation Amazon Echo I have in my home, but by speaking directly to the brand new Sonos One smart speaker.

Sonos is just one of an increasing number of third-party partners integrating Amazon’s soon-to-be ubiquitous digital voice assistant Alexa. On the one hand, this seems redundant. Why do I need a Sonos Alexa-enabled speaker when I already have the Amazon Echo to drive what was my two-speaker Sonos system? Read more…

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Manila Fashion Festival Beyond: ‘Hagdan’ by Esme Palaganas

Black, white, and green clothing was presented by Esme Palaganas for this year’s Manila Fashion Festival. The outfits that she put together had a simple color palette but she dressed them up with embellishments and creative silhouettes. There were fringe details, pleated skirts, and belle sleeve tops. Click through the slideshow to see the full […]

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This Eveningwear Trend Will Make You Ditch Your Heels

Wearing gowns and heels are so off-season now. Not to mention that it gets uncomfortable for long periods too. The need for comfort anywhere, at any time is emphasized by pairing sneakers with your eveningwear. The spring 2017 runways of Alexis Mabille and MSGM showcased dressy pieces paired with standard sneakers. This made the ensembles […]

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New Zealanders worry about a ‘chipocalypse’ as potato supply drops


We don’t want to ever live in a world where there is a “chipocalypse.”

No wonder New Zealanders are concerned at the prospect, as 20 percent of potato crops have been lost due to extended periods of wet weather, according to the New Zealand Herald.

Supermarkets have indicated to the newspaper there might be a shortage in potato crisps, as manufacturers have a smaller cut of potato crops in the country. Normal potato supply won’t return until the new year.

When the chips are down, people are going to freak out — a bit — on social media. Read more…

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This VS Model Is Dismantling Rape Culture One Instagram Post at a Time

There is a strange awareness we have over the abuses behind the photos we see. We know of it so much it becomes a cliché: the wide-eyed girl full of hope tries her best to become a model soon learns that to be on a glossy magazine means dealing with harassment and sexism. It’s both […]

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Larry Flynt offers $10 million if you have information that’ll impeach Trump


Need some cash and have some dirt on Donald Trump?

You might want to talk to Hustler founder Larry Flynt. The adult magazine mogul is offering $10 million “for information leading to the impeachment and removal from office” of the president.

The full-page ad was published in the Washington Post on Sunday, complete with a toll-free hotline and an email address for readers to send their tips to.

So I decided to do this…let’s see what

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‘SNL’s’ response to the Harvey Weinstein scandal proves that they probably shouldn’t have bothered


Saturday Night Live was roundly criticized last week for pulling punches on the Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse scandal that has rocked Hollywood, allegedly cutting jokes regarding the producer during dress rehearsal because they “fell flat,” according to the New York Times.

Tonight’s weak effort, featuring a roundtable of actresses including Kate McKinnon’s doddering old Debette Goldry, missed the mark, illustrating exactly why it’s so awkward and problematic for an industry to make light of its own dark secrets.

The sketch co-starred Leslie Jones as Viola Davis – “Happy to be here; well, not happy, but, you know, I’m here” – and Cecily Strong as Marion Cotillard – “I’m tiny, French, and pissed off” – and engendered an uncomfortable chuckle from the audience as soon as roundtable host Aidy Bryant announced the subject of sexual harassment in Hollywood. Read more…

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What Do Models Wear When They Dress Themselves?

Why would a bunch of models shrug off a crazy payday Friday night that was cursed with strong rains? Simple: It was the 30th anniversary celebration of the Professional Models Association of the Philippines (PMAP). The event brought together the different generations of models, from the pioneers who we still recognize and believe in today […]

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Striking images reveal wineries devastated by wildfires


Remarkable photos reveal how badly California’s wineries have been damaged in wildfires that have burned tens of thousands of acres of wine country since Sunday.

Paradise Ridge Winery in Santa Rosa, California is just one of the dozens of wineries that was ravaged by the massive fires. 

In the midst of the blaze, a large plastic wine container melted, releasing a boiling pool of wine, according to SF Gate.

“I saw a pool of wine, and it was flowing lightly down the hill, and as I got close to it, I noticed that it was bubbling,” photographer Josh Edelson told the news outlet. “At first, I didn’t understand it, but then it dawned on me that the ground was hot, and the wine was boiling with all that stuff smoldering around it.” Read more…

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The Top that Coleen Garcia and Bella Hadid Both Wore in New York

For this episode of ’90s to early ’00s throwback, celebrities and influencers seem to be loving the long sleeved crop top. It’s the same top that Britney Spears wore in the “Sometimes” music video. The top is proving to be a comfy favorite for traveling. Both Coleen Garcia and Bella Hadid sported it in New […]

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How to Show Off Your Boobs without Showing Skin

What’s in a breast? All throughout history, it has elicited both censorship and celebration. We all remember how #freethenipple questioned the connotation and double standards we attached to female body parts. That idea has evolved to corsets made to be worn as outerwear and now to T-shirts that choose to remind you of the boobs […]

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Razer’s upcoming smartphone’s specs leak, revealing a gaming powerhouse


Razer’s new smartphone is only expected to launch on Nov. 1, but the leaks have already begun.

According to Phone Radar, a listing has already appeared on GFXBench titled “Razer Phone“, that could just very well be the phone we’re set to see in a little over two weeks.

According to the listing, the phone will have a 5.7 inch screen with a 2650 x 1440 resolution, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 64 GB of internal storage — all pretty standard stuff for a smartphone, except for one standout. It’ll also come with 8GB of RAM.

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