#WeShopAsOne: Filipino celebs who shop local

#WeShopAsOne: Filipino celebs who shop local

All the more we look up to these stars for their support of local makers, from bag crafters to fashion designers.

Homegrown designers having their creations shown abroad is nothing new; Filipinos are, after all, quite creative when it comes to design.

But what’s worth celebrating more is the growing patronage of our very own celebrities for local brands. The upside? Since these stars are most people’s fashion inspirations, then the geniuses in our fashion industry get the limelight they very well deserve. Here are a few of these local-loving personalities who we are giving our nods to.

Marian Rivera-Dantes (@marianrivera)

The Hispanic showbiz royalty that is Marian Rivera is known to rock local threads, specifically local weaves, which she pairs with classic pieces. A search for #kaTribuYan on Instagram yields local designers like Ivara Seron (@ivaraseron), Yong Davalos (@yong.studio), and Jor-El Espina (@jorel.espina).

Heart Evangelista (@iamhearte)

A person who’s no stranger to the world of fashion is Heart Evangelista. Yes, people know her for wearing some of the most popular fashion brands in the world, but she’s also known to #wearlocal (not an official hashtag, but we would like it to be) particularly by designers such as Bea Valdes (@beavaldesdesign) and Mark Bumgarner (@markbumgarner). Oh, and did we mention she’s the creative director of local fashion brand Kamiseta?

Maxine Medina (@maxine_medina)

A lady who’s no stranger to the catwalk (model, designer, former Bb. Pilipinas-Universe), Maxine Medina has been seen in clothes that one might recognize without being in the fashion industry. But did you know that one of her favorites as far as jewelry is (at least according to her IG) concerned are by local designer Marcy Lim‘s (@marcysjewelry)?

Cat Arambulo-Antonio (@catarambulo)

This lady went from being in PR and brand management to a beauty columnist, a brand ambassador, and an interior designer. She’s also one proud momma, but we’re here for her sense of fashion, especially in carrying local creations from the likes of Lally Dizon (@lallydizon_mnla) and her collaboration with up-and-coming Mindanaoan label KAAYO Modern Mindanao (@kaayo.ph).

Karen Davila (@iamkarendavila)

Anthony Ramirez (@anthonyramirezdesigner). Jewelmer (@jewelmer, top-of-the-line South Sea Pearls, in case you’re wondering). Mark Bumgarner. Filip+inna (@filipinna). This fashionable journalist has worn them either on air or in events she hosts/attends. She’s no stranger to the spotlight, what with hosting a show on ANC and all, so why not use it as a showcase for local designers?

Lyn Ching-Pascual (@lynching7)

Morning shows at GMA 7 were always pleasant, especially when this lady was on screen. The morning show host has been a part of Unang Hirit ever since it aired in December 1999, and she’s brighten up her fair share of mornings not only with her wit but also with her fashion sense, especially with her Katre (@katrehq) bags.

Any notable brands and celebs we missed? Hit us up in the comments section below!

Editor’s Picks: Dash editor’s beauty & wellness stash

Editor’s Picks: Dash editor’s beauty & wellness stash

A peek into SkyJet Dash editor in chief Monica De Leon’s travel kit—contents of which include her trusty oils and balms, and all-time favorite cheek tint

Body Basics Spa In a Bottle

Stress, dizziness and minor headache buster when on the go.
Php170, Echostore.ph

MOXIE Relax Balm

A 30g balm in a can made of lavender, peppermint, camphor, orange and almond oil that’s oh so soothing on the skin and when inhaled after a long tiring day.
Php200, Tel: +63915 221 8028, +632 508 7607

Young Living Essential Oils

Power oils that I mix in tiny containers to soothe all sorts or minor aches. For instance, I mix a few drops of lavender and peppermint in an aloe base for homemade after-sun care.
From Php470, Youngliving.com/en_PH

Benefit Cosmetics LoveTint Lip tint

All-in-one bottle to make you look gorg. I apply a little on my cheeks and lips for a naturally-flushed look, and simply make it a bit thicker if I’m to hit some beach party. The best part is it stays and it’s smudge-proof.
Php1,190, Benefitcosmetics.com/ph/en

Benefit Cosmetics GALifornia blush

Bright pink with a dash of gold for a nice fresh glow in cute vintage packaging.
Php1,900, Benefitcosmetics.com/ph/en

Beach Hut Max100++ SPF spray sunblock for the body & Nivea Sun Protect & Moisture SPF 50 facial sunblock

Beach Hut, Php549, is available on Watsons.com.ph, Nivea, Php350, on Lazada.com.ph

Caticorn Dreams Shampoo Bar

I love that it does not cost the environment, made by a small-scale entrepreneur, and it’s got unusual scents like Bubblegum Pop.
Php350, Dash Store, GF Solar Century Tower, 100 Tordesillas corner HV Dela Costa Streets, Salcedo Village, Makati City

L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil

Cleanses and moisturizes. All you need is a reusable bottle for packing enough for your trip.
Php250 for the 250ml, available at Rustan’s, Ayala Center, Makati City

Get inspiration from Siargao resident surfer Gianni’s travel bag

Get inspiration from Siargao resident surfer Gianni’s travel bag

For multi-talented surfer, chef, entrepreneur, and Siargao’s overall cool guy Gianni Grifoni, there are things that, non-negotiably, he lugs with him whenever he travels. And travels usually means surf trips, so if you are a budding surfer or one who’s already into the game, take inspiration from the guy for your own future trips.

Firewire surfboard

Gianni’s custom-made Firewire Lemon Butter surfboard is designed by world-renowned surfer Rob Machado. Also, Firewire is the only surfboard manufacturer in the world that got an ECOBOARD certification, which could very well be the reason why Gianni strongly supports its product given that he’s a conservation expert and environmental advocate himself.
BUY on Firewiresurfboards.com or purchase locally via Blackmarketph.com

Volcom board short

Board shorts can make or break a surf session that is why it is important to choose a brand with performance in mind. For Gianni, Volcom fits the bill because its board shorts are water repellent and made to move with a surfer with its four-way stretch complete Stoney cinch fly technology, a continuous drawcord around the wait that allows for a larger range of adjusting and flexibility.
BUY on Volcom.com

Gwapitos string bag, shirt, and cap

Gianni’s own apparel brand has also been making waves in the surfing community. The Gwapitos brand is made of local materials, which is Gianni’s way of supporting the local industry. Inspired by surfing and island lifestyle, Gwapitos’ merch is the perfect outfit for your next adventure or beach trip.
BUY on Gwapitos.com

Vans bag and shoes

Vans is is Gianni’s favorite brand for footwear and carry-on backpack because it merges comfort, traction, utility, and style.
BUY on Vans.com or at Ground floor level, Glorietta 3, Ayala Center, Makati City

iPod and iPhone

Gianni likes to have a separate device for music that’s why he doesn’t store songs on his iPhone. The audiophile in Gianni loves the iPod for its excellent sound output and it remains his favorite for a quick music fix. For capturing moments and staying connected during his surf trips, Gianni relies on his iPhone.
BUY on Apple.com or at 2nd floor, Greenbelt 3, Ayala Center, Makati City

Marshall headphone

To up his soundtrip experience, Gianni prefers the Marshall brand. Aside from its noise-cancelling feature, it also offers the best in audio with its “robust sound that balances clarity with just the right amount of bass.” More importantly, it provides up to 20 hours of wireless playtime, which is perfect for long journeys.
BUY on: Marshallheadphones.com

Wawai’s Organics

Wawai’s Organics is Gianni’s brand of choice for sunblock to ward off the harsh sunlight. An added bonus of the product is that it’s chemical-free.
BUY on Facebook.com/wawaisph/

Fin sunglasses

For sunnies, it’s Fin by Beachshack Inc, a lifestyle company known for producing apparel and cosmetics that strongly promote the merry, laid-back beach culture.
BUY on Quiver.com.ph

Photos by Daniel Soriano

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