Rihanna on VOGUE November Ish Cover

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Rihanna on the cover of VOGUE November 2012 issue

“Totally unfiltered, relentlessly productive, and obsessed-about by millions—the supernova-hot singer is readying a new studio album and living a mile-a-minute life.”

Read the rest of the Vogue article, “Rihanna: The Unstoppable Artist” over at Vogue.

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The voice. The fluid dance moves. The personal style. The pixie. She photographs well to boot. No wonder I’ve been hearing a lot of my friends claiming to be real fans — of the music and the artist. I’ve heard her described as an exceptional performer.

Check out the behind the scene clip of Rihanna’s November 2012 Cover Shoot over at Vogue.

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“Rihanna goes far and away for her second Vogue cover shoot, photographed by Annie Leibovitz.”

Putting on “Take Care” by Drake which features Rihanna in the background as I set about to wrap up this post. The blend of images, music and having watched clips of her live performance recently is intoxicating.

The VOGUE November issue hits newsstands nationwide on October 23rd and is available now as a digital download for the iPad®, Kindle Fire, NOOK Color™, and NOOK Tablet™.

Photos courtesy of Annie Leibovitz/VOGUE.

Taylor Swift on GLAMOUR November Ish Cover

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Taylor Swift on the cover of GLAMOUR Magazine | Burberry London tank, Dior skirt and belt and a Tiffany & Co. diamond bracelet

I was never a fan but I do find Taylor Swift extremely pretty and she looks deliciously Red on the cover of Glamour. (P.S. You can also check out the cover shoot slideshow over at Glamour.)

With a new album, Red, in stores October 22nd, a huge tour expected in 2013, and a whole lot of tabloid attention surrounding her recent romance with Conor Kennedy, Taylor is entering a more grown-up phase of her already astonishing career.

You can take a peek at this beauty as she opens up about her career, her friends, and her own latest “love story” in the November issue.

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On Taylor Swift: Erin by Erin Fetherston dress, vintage belt, Mark Cross satchel and Casadei pumps

I’m so lemming for that dress. I heart you Erin Fetherston.

Glamour’s November issue is available digitally since October 2nd on the iPad, Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble Nook Color, and on the newsstands nationwide on October 9th.

Happy reading!

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Keira Knightley on VOGUE October Ish Cover

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And isn’t Keira Knightley gorgeous? I esp like that arm piece; add contrast to a whimsical lace, impressing a more contemporary sense to an aged romantic edge.

Make sure to grab a copy of the VOGUE October issue, available on newsstands nationwide (US) beginning 24 September.

And a question posed, “are you ready for The New Normal?” pause and consider before the credits roll.

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The New Normal. A sitcom based on Glee creator Ryan Murphy’s life. Cast includes Ellen Barkin, Andrew Rannells, and NeNe Leakes.


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Dear lovelies,

As you can see, I’m going about a few changes here. Almost there but there’s a bit more work to be done. Looking to see if I can fully optimise the new theme for Tops II Bottoms.

What do you folks think of it so far? Would love to hear your thoughts!


The Pinspire iPod Giveaway

Here’s an opportunity for Tops II Bottoms readers to get the chance to bring home an iPod via a giveaway hosted by Pinspire.com! Isn’t it fantastic?

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With just a few quick easy steps, you’ll be well on your way to winning them iPods! Here’s what Pinspire.com requires you to do to participate:

  1. Sign up for an account at Pinspire.com (It’s FREE! plus you can log in using your Facebook or Twitter accounts!)
    * Learn more on how to use Pinspire.
  2. Create a collection/board (or several) that shows your individual inspirations, and you can choose from:
    • Fashion/Style
    • Beauty
    • Art/Design
    • (there a number of other categories you can choose from!)
  3. Make sure you’ve got at least one (1) originally pinned image and others can be re-pins!
  4. Of course, tell me where to find your board by leaving the URL in a comment on this post.
    Example: http://www.pinspire.com/board/show/105954
    (I’ll automatically follow your boards as soon as you send the link to them boards my way! — so, feel free to let me know if I haven’t followed yours yet because I should and I will!)

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Banana Republic unveils their 2011 Fall Campaign

In celebration of the richness of autumn, Banana Republic highlights the simple pleasures of the fall season with a crisp white shirt, warm camel hues, classic tartan prints and polished, cozy tweeds as the brand unveils their 2011 Fall Campaign, “The Good Life,” shot by world-renown photographer, Peter Lindbergh.

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According to Banana Republic, the following are key items this fall.

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HP Celebrates Marchesa Spring 2012 Collection during NYFW

Once again, HP has captured my full attention when I saw the photo attachments on the email. They’ve managed to surpass the wow factor of one of their older projects which also was aimed at the fusion of fashion and technology — the HP Vivienne Tam Digital Clutch something that I had stumbled upon earlier that year prior attending that event.

This time, HP celebrated the Marchesa Spring 2012 Collection at the Dream Hotel last 13th of September, 2011 in New York City — during this year’s New York Fashion Week (NYFW). Wait till you see how this particular gadget looks rendered in “tech art” luxury. I almost fell off my chair when I saw it.

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Georgina Chapman views images from Marchesa’s 2012 Spring Collection in 3D

HP celebrated the fusion of fashion and technology with Marchesa during NYFW. At Marchesa’s Plaza Hotel show, HP captured the fashion house’s 2012 Spring collection with HP Live 3-D. The 3-D images were presented later that evening to special industry guests, including Emma Roberts, Camilla Belle and Rachel Zoe, at the Dream Downtown.

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Marchesa Co-founders Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig with HP Tech Art

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Aaanndd.. I’m Back

Just a quick note to say: while I was keen on keeping this bit of space updated, I’ve simply been much too busy with a lot of things in the past but I’m here now with a firmer resolve (sort of) to really be around more. I know, I know. I keep saying that but I keep ending up disappearing but I’d like to give it a try again since I do have a bit of access to a considerable amount of information that I can’t really bring myself to share over at my local fashion blog, Style Manila.

I don’t intend to turn this into a PR repository rather, I’d like to think it’ll be my space to highlight industry news (outside Manila, Philippines) that I find interesting. I hope you’d stick around to see what I’ve got planned for the next few weeks.


Fergie on GLAMOUR’s December Ish Cover

I look at her and cry. She’s sooo pretty! I wonder if I’d ever look half as good as her dressed, styled and posed like that. I wish. Fergie is Fergie. Heh. I’ve always thought that she’s gorgeous (downright sexy to boot!) ever since I first saw a video of her and the rest of Black Eyed Peas. And yes, Fergie is on the cover of Glamour’s December issue, their 20th Anniversary Special Issue.

The Grammys. The fragrance. The new album. Black Eyed Peas front woman Stacy Ann Ferguson is having the year of her life. Fergie’s soaring vocals and dare–you–to–look–away sex appeal have made her an unstoppable musical force, both as a solo artist and with the Peas. She’s shown a real social conscience, working for causes from AIDS to cancer, and Glamour is proud to honor her as a 2010 Woman of the Year. Photographed in Los Angeles, Fergie poses on the cover in a Dsquared2 blazer and inside the issue in a Sonia Rykiel dress, Neil Lane jewelry and Christian Louboutin shoes.

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You can check out both the photo and article here: Fergie: The Superstar.

Sharing a bit from what Fergie said on the topic of self-esteem: “[If] you start making the right choices for yourself, all of a sudden you start feeling better and better. You’d be surprised how addicting high self-esteem is.” and I couldn’t agree with her more.

Other women who join Fergie on the Glamour’s honour roster for 2010 Women of the Year are: Julia Roberts, Michelle Obama, Katie Spotz, Constance McMillen, Donatella Versace, Dr. Hawa Abdi & Her Daughters, Queen Rania, Cher, Lindsey Vonn, Mia Hamm & Lisa Leslie and the Female Heads of State. Individual articles can be perused on www.GLAMOUR.com.

Issue will be available digitally and on newsstands nationwide (US) on 09 November.

Happy reading!

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A Chance to Win A Pair of Whooga Ugg Boots

Keep your toes warm and toasty in a pair of Ugg boots this season and here’s a chance for you folks to get a pair free!

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Whooga is giving away a pair every month by simply signing up to their newsletter. You can follow them on Twitter as well to keep yourselves updated. This open to everyone (yes, all parts of the world)!

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“Whooga ugg boots warm your toes faster with lavishly thick thermofleece. Each pair of boots features luscious twin faced merino fleece, is double stitched for durability, shapes to the natural contours of your feet and is backed by our 100% satisfaction guarantee.”

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“The Thermofleece in Whooga uggs also contains greater traces of the natural oil Lanolin. Among other benefits Lanolin is responsible for the unusually soft feel of sheepskin boots against your skin (which is why you must experience Whooga’s without socks) This is why despite thicker fibres Whooga’s actually feel softer.”

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Here’s a useful video that gives you a insights from a satisfied Whooga Ugg Boots owner:

If all these things have completely got you hooked and can’t wait to see how your luck will turn out, you can go right ahead and get yourself a pair with a 10% discount by using this exclusive code for T2B readers that will be good for the rest of the week: 646TOPS2!

As soon as you get your pair, do let me know! I’d love to hear you rave about your very own Whooga Ugg Boots.

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