STATUS Magazine 2017-09-22T14:54:29Z WordPress STATUS <![CDATA[Cozy Cafes For This Rainy Season]]> 2017-09-21T11:58:59Z 2017-09-21T01:46:27Z The -ber months are a definite slippery and misty go show and no, this has absolutely nothing to do with neighbors suddenly belting out All I Want For Christmas off key. With just two recent typhoons checking in and out of the country, there’s no saying when another will come and say hi. Don’t worry, stay comfy in these four quaint cafes that offer the ideal cup of coffee to grind the rainy blues away. – Hola Pauline

Need Coffee

Sate that constant gnawing need for a perfect blend of morning or any time of the day pick me up by sippin’ on good ol’ artisan coffee. Located in the south’s very own food grub destination, Need Coffee is churning out carefully crafted and selected coffee one roast at a time that envelops the homey space, flawlessly matching the warm accents of wood all over.

252-B Aguirre Avenue, BF Homes, Paranaque

Exchange Alley Coffee House

Experience a sudden ray of sunshine within Exchange Alley Coffee House’s (or EACH) two storey lot with a love for yellow. Hatched by the genius behind south’s most loved coffee shop, Magnum Opus, it’s no wonder why EACH has made a special place in coffee enthusiasts and newbies alike, each cup served to perfection and each scrumptious Avo toast topped with sous vide egg. A must add reason to drive down the south.

Molito, Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa

Brown Paper Project Coffee

Considered as a lovely growing family by regulars, Brown Paper Project Coffee is a warm and humble brainchild of 4 eclectic individuals focused on the local coffee bean industry. A humble coffee abode strategically doused with bright yellow hues and wooden fixtures that invite you to stay awhile and thaw the biting cold from the dull and dreary weather.

Rosa Alvero St, Xavierville, Loyola Heights, QC

Local Edition

Straight from the visionary grapevine minds of 2 natives, Local Edition brings in an unrivaled mix of coffee, art, and home within its white walls. Heavily decorated with artworks from artists and designers that exquisitely show unending support for the local makers and shelves stocked with numerous classic novels, this is the spot to be cocooned with fresh aroma and words jumping out of pages to create an imaginative reality.

Maryfair Mansion, Legaspi Village, Makati

STATUS <![CDATA[See Kendall and Kylie’s Take On Modern Classics For Drop 3 Collection]]> 2017-09-21T01:47:34Z 2017-09-20T22:17:34Z Despite the previous backlash they received for placing their photos on top of Iconic band in their previous collection, The Jenner sisters have finally released their third collection for their self-titled brand Kendall + Kylie. Defined by their current mood and personalities, Drop 3 is accompanied with a lookbook line that exudes a vintage film vibe that features the Sisters wearing signature pieces from the drop such as silk slip dresses, camouflage tanks, denim ensembles, and faux fur coats.

Through bringing their own personal street style as inspiration to the collection, Drop 3 presents a mix of sporty and luxe glam classics that exemplify Kendall and Kylie’s personal style. – MARTIN GARRICH

STATUS <![CDATA[STATUS INVADES: Kaila Estrada]]> 2017-09-22T14:52:47Z 2017-09-20T07:08:12Z Ever since she won a modelling competition a couple years ago, Kaila Estrada has skyrocketed her way through the Philippines’ fashion scene, one shoot at a time.

She is currently signed with SM Youth, one of the country’s most promising brands, under one of the country’s biggest companies, and has starred in multiple campaigns for the label. When she’s not shooting for a new campaign, Kaila is still always on the go, attending fashion shows, and making appearances to different style and beauty events around the metro. With an angelic face, fierce modeling skills, and sheer determination, Kaila is definitely a fashion girl to watch out for. – Garrich Angelo Flores

1. NARS Contour/ Highlight: This is one of my ultimate go-to products because it’s convenient and [it always] does the trick.

2. Glossier Cloud Paint:  Glossier is one of my fave brands. The cloud paint is the best blush to use without foundation. It gives a natural flush.

3. Glossier Serum: For the serum, the “super pure” is my fave because it calms troubled skin and it’s very gentle.

4. Mary Lou Manizer: My favorite highlighter ever!!!!!

5. MAC Retro Matte Lipstick in “Lady Be Good”: my favorite nude lipstick shade, it goes with any occassion and look.

6. Clio Professional Fix Spray: a really good hydrating setting spray.

7. Prada Candy Perfume: I really love this scent.

8. Aloe Vera Sunscreen: gives a matte finish, which I love because I have oily skin.


9. Fujifilm XA3 Camera: my best friend when it comes to taking awesome photos.

10. Cute Power Bank: this is a necessity if you’re always on your phone, which is always the case for me. (laughs)

11. A Good Book: reading is a luxury for me these days because I barely have free time, but once I’m hooked on a good book, I get lost in it.

12. Eye Mask: My eyes open involuntarily when I sleep so I need this when I travel so I don’t scare people. (laughs)

13. Sunnies Specs: I should be wearing glasses most of the time, but I’m used to going out without it so I [usually] forget, but this pair is always in my bag.

14. Earphones: can never leave without it. It completes me. (laughs)


Photography by Erwin Canlas

Fashion by SM Youth

STATUS <![CDATA[How To Strut Statement Boots]]> 2017-09-20T04:19:16Z 2017-09-20T04:19:16Z Boots are considered as a shoe closet staple by many– specifically in the color black. They elevate an otherwise simple outfit. But hey, take a step into the wild side and cop a pair (or two) of the unusual kind– bright, textured or bedazzled, take your pick. Here are some looks to get you started.

Bare It All

Just me eating pockey sticks.

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@angelguardian in a transparent Maison Margiela mesh boots, white ruffled sleeve top, black sequined corset, black tassel A-line skirt, and a black leather belt.

Let It Stand Out

This morning, before breakfast.

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Photographer @bryantlives gives his Céline white boots the spotlight by wearing an all black ensemble.

Choose Metallic

@hidekizito rockin’ eye-catching silver ankle boots, wide leg unhemmed denim, black graphic tee, oversized jacket, and a striking orange belt.

Go Loud, Go All Out

Came to get tampons & toothpaste 💖

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Model @ireneisgood pairs her fuchsia Balenciaga velvet sock booties with a matching mid length skirt, bright orange top, wide leather belt, and washed denim jacket.


Tag us in your #ootd to join the #STATUSTribe.  – HOLA PAULINE

STATUS <![CDATA[Bar Hopping In The Metro]]> 2017-09-20T00:30:12Z 2017-09-20T00:30:12Z We all get by with a little help from our friends–mainly the ones that come out of the tap. The type that ideally fit in a glass, slowly loosening tongues to be as wild and boisterous as they can be. But if liquid courage has pushed you to try something new, we’ve got you covered with these four places brewing with a label that screams good time. – Hola Pauline 

Alamat Filipino Pub & Deli

Navigate our very own country from Luzon to Mindanao without leaving Alamat Filipino Pub & Deli’s legendary four corners. Set to be the ideal unwinding spot with a sprinkle of a bygone era drawn on its walls, this carefully curated and proudly Filipino pub will get you intoxicated with good company and of course, good food and beer.

2/F 5666 Don Pedro St., Barangay Poblacion, Makati

Ocean’s Telephone Company

Take a shot of something exclusive with this underground bar, Ocean’s Telephone Company, an after hours version of a hole in the wall, furnished with tall stools and minimally decorated with bright red neon signs.

The Fort Strip, BGC

The Perfect Pint

The Perfect Pint is the quintessential place to brew your mind away with endless innovative beer flavors, all created with the pub’s own brewery. Devised with the perfect concoction of science and art, each glass with the rusty industrial interior will definitely make you stick around for another round.

Securities St, Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa

Finders Keepers

Concealed behind an almost abandoned looking steel crate gate lies a dim and smoke free bar that likely belongs in another century with its Addams Family-esque candles scattered all over. Make no mistake, you’re still in the 21st century. A definite keeper and breather, Finders Keepers is a homey speakeasy bar worthy of spreading word.

Sabio St, Makati

STATUS <![CDATA[New Music Releases from OPM Acts]]> 2017-09-19T12:40:31Z 2017-09-19T09:49:01Z There will always be someone hungry and craving for new music, especially from your favorite Original Pilipino Music bands. We’ve gathered the best and latest releases from the local fence to showcase on our Tunesday list this week.

“Alon” – Hale

After eight years, one of the most prominent local bands Hale finally is in-motion to release their 6th studio album some time this year. “Alon” is their first single from that upcoming offering and was written by the band’s guitarist Roll Martinez.

“8 to 5” – Rivermaya

Talk about being resilient, Rivermaya had changes in the line-up of their members but seeing that this is their 12th studio album and celebrating their 23rd anniversary in the music industry, the magic is still definitely there. Here’s the second single from their latest release Sa Kabila ng Lahat.

“Sunshine” – MilesExperience

This visually entertaining music video for MilesExperience’s song “Sunshine” is just what we need to start our morning (or end our day). This is the first single from their follow up to their debut album Again & Against, which is set to be released this year.

“Against the Ropes” – Typecast feat. Reg Rubio

It’s so nice to hear that rock band Typecast is still loud and proud. Acquiring the help of Greyhoundz’s frontman Reg Rubio, this new track will be included in the band’s EP to be released this November. Make sure to watch this one-take music video directed by Arvin Belarmino ‘til the end.

“Gabi Man, May Araw Din” – Ely Buendia

To cap this OPM list, here’s a new track from the music icon that is Ely Buendia. This first single out again as a solo artist after his album Wanted: Bedspacer, was written by Ely as part of the soundtrack for one of this year’s Cinemalaya entries Ang Pamilyang Hindi Lumuluha. – THE D

STATUS <![CDATA[Celebrity Offsprings On The Runway]]> 2017-09-19T03:48:12Z 2017-09-19T03:43:28Z Whether members of the industry like it or not, models have began playing a bigger role in the fashion world all thanks to the rise of social media, Taylor Swift’s model squad, and the Kardashian Jenner-ation. This time, people are interested in the models as much as they are interested in the clothes. And while there have been comments and backlash on the role of models in the industry, there’s no stopping them from taking over the fashion scene, one runway at a time.

Following the likes of supermodels Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and Bella Hadid, celebrity offsprings have been getting their way to the fashion industry, walking for prominent designers and labels alike. Here are five celebrity offsprings you should watch out for on the runway.

Kaia Gerber

CALVIN KLEIN! there are no words to describe how I feel, I love you endlessly Raf!

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Anyone who’s been following the events during NYFW S/S18 should know that Kaia Gerber took over and swept Fashion Week like a storm. Daughter of Supermodel Cindy Crawford, 16 year-old Kaia easily exceeded expectations during her NYFW debut with her killer runway presence. The now sought-after neophyte appeared in this season’s major shows, from Alexander Wang’s music-fest inspired spectacle, to Marc Jacobs’ dramatic showcase.


Presley Walker Gerber  

Post-graduation @Moschino show last night. Thanks @ItsJeremyScott! #MoschinoHollywood

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Just like his little sister Kaia, Presley Walker is no stranger to the industry. This modern-day James Dean was seen captivating audiences in Moschino and Dolce & Gabbana shows during the previous seasons, and is set to appear in a few shows with Kaia in London Fashion Week S/S18. He also starred in multiple D&G campaigns alongside other high fashion models and prominent personalities. Presley is currently signed with IMG Models.


Georgia May Jagger

Walking for @ashleywilliamslondon yesterday 😈 styled by @sarrjamois

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At 25 years old, Mick Jagger’s daughter, Georgia May has maintained a stable and remarkable career as a model with multiple campaigns. Ever since she started her career at age 17, she skyrocketed her way through the industry by being the face of fashion magnates, such as Versace, Mugler and Chanel, as well as international brands like Sunglass Hut and Thomas Sabo.


Anwar Hadid

Anwar Hadid doesn’t really go far from the success of his older sisters Gigi and Bella as he is beginning to build his own name in the fashion realm. Having signed a contract with IMG Models last year, Anwar had already appeared in multiple runway shows, such as Moschino, Dolce and Gabbana, and Fenty x Puma. He also starred in recent Dolce & Gabbana and HUGO campaigns, as well as cover spreads from magazines such as Teen Vogue, Nylon and Paper Magazine.


Lennon Gallagher

Lennon Gallagher first made it to the headlines earlier this year when his father, former lead singer of legendary rock band Oasis, Liam Gallagher tweeted a short and sweet congratulatory message for him after his first runway show for Topman. He has then starred in major campaigns for MSGM, Topman and G-Star RAW.

words by Garrich Angelo aka MARTIN GARRICH

STATUS <![CDATA[Special Feature on Game of Thrones’ DVD and Blu-ray Announced]]> 2017-09-18T10:20:43Z 2017-09-18T10:20:43Z Since the wait for the next season of Game of Thrones would take us at least a year or probably more (please, noooo!), HBO has an early Christmas present because they announced this really special treat for those who will pre-order the DVD of the show’s latest season. The animated series called Conquest & Rebellion will be the icing on the cake in the seventh season Game of Thrones DVD and Blu-ray. It will take you to a journey in Westeros and the Seven Kingdoms narrated by the show’s actors. Here’s a clip.

The DVD and Blu-ray will be available on December 12, 2017 – THE D


STATUS <![CDATA[Shorts of the Week]]> 2017-09-18T01:06:58Z 2017-09-18T01:06:58Z Snapping scenes from a moment in time, short films can have the same sentiments as dreams would – with the odd sense of time passing slowly, both dreams and shorts lasts for only a fleeting span of minutes, stripping it down to it’s fundamental elements that leaves you with a lasting promise. – CASA BIANCA

Old / New by Seth Worley

“Old/New” is the story of Drew McHugh, a man whose penchant for the new – new devices, new fashion, new friends – is challenged when he discovers the rustic appeal of old-fashioned things. He quickly becomes obsessed with the reclaimed and well worn – plummeting face-first down the rabbit hole of novelty and nostalgia.

Castello Calvicanti by Wes Anderson

A short written and directed for fashion house Prada by Wes Anderson. Running eight minutes long, it tells the story of Formula race driver Jed Cavalcanti, and follows him during the Molte Miglia rally, in September 1955.

Gregory Go Boom by Janicza Bravo

Starring Michael Cera as a paraplegic who tries dating for the first time to disastrous result.

Dawn  by Rose McGowan

Showing a candy-coated world of terror, Rose McGowan’s directional debut is set in a 1960’s period piece and art thriller, synthesized into a cautionary tale for young women.

Friend Like Me by Sammy Paul

Toby begins to second-guess his lifelong friendship with Gene, a childhood genie turned freeloading roommate, after his girlfriend leaves him.

STATUS <![CDATA[Bjork Reveals Title of Upcoming Album]]> 2017-09-17T08:52:49Z 2017-09-17T08:52:49Z The extremely talented Bjork is back with an album and we can’t be oh so quiet about it. In an interview with Nowness, she revealed that the title of her tenth studio album will be Utopia. She described this upcoming release as her “Tinder album” and that it’s about “the search for utopia and about being in love.” The music video for “The Gate,” the first single from the album, will be premiered on September 18 and Gucci posted the gown that Bjork will be wearing in the video that they custom made for her.

Creating @bjork’s custom #Gucci gown for her new single #TheGate. The design by #AlessandroMichele took approximately 550 hours to make, and an additional 320 hours for the embroidery. The dress’s fabrics include 5 meters of pleated iridescent PVC plastic material, 3 meters of PVC iridescent strips and 20 meters of pleated lurex organza. #AlessandroMichele also collaborated as the film’s creative director, to be shown on Saturday and Sunday from 10am-6pm at The Store Studios in London, free public admission. From Monday 5am GMT @nowness will screen #björk’s video online for 48 hours. Video director: @romana_meggiolaro Music by Karlheinz Stockhausen: Excerpt from SIRIUS Electronic music and trumpet, soprano, bass clarinet, bass (CD 26 of the Stockhausen Complete Edition, © Stockhausen Foundation for Music, Germany (

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The album’s release is on November this year but you can already pre-order Utopia here. – THE D