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The Met Gala was all about camp. Was it campy enough? – Mantle Magazine

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“The Large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest particle accelerator, was first switched on in 2008. Since then, we witnessed flat-earthers, the takeover of the Kardashians, and about six Sharknado films.

Now, we are not saying that the multiverse is real. It is just that there is no denying we live in strange times.”

I wrote about the men’s fashion seen at the 2019 Met Gala. Read about it here.

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What You Need to Know About the Met Gala – Mantle

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“There is fashion, and then there is the first Monday of May in New York. If clothing functions to make people look pretty 364 days a year, on this day, well, Jared Leto gets to carry a replica of his own head.”

I wrote about the Met Gala. You can read about it here.

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Fashion’s Co-Opting of the Desert Boot – Mantle Magazine

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“If the desert boot in its original form were to be reborn into a human, it would be the robust, no-nonsense kind. A real meat and potatoes kind of guy. More Sean Bean and less Benedict Cumberbatch. Any comment on its looks would no doubt be preceded by the word “ruggedly”.”

I wrote about the desert boot here, if you would like to see.

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A Case for Going Back to Basics – Mantle Magazine

Photography by Cholo dela Vega
Art Direction by Erick Torres Dizon
Styling by Carla Aritao
Grooming by Kayla Go
Filmed by Brian Monge

Shot on location at Conrad Manila.

“In this generation’s vernacular, “basic” is meant as an insult. The same usually rings true with fashion.  In the face of Gucci’s consistently maximalist offerings and Dries Van Noten’s psychedelic use of color, it’s hard to make an argument that good style shouldn’t feel like a punch in the face.”

My take on Spring/Summer 2019 here.

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Louis Vuitton Staples Edition: The Typical Man on the Street, Except All Grown Up – Mantle Magazine

“Products like the sneaker or the baseball hat, once seen as too juvenile for fashion houses, are no longer off-limits. Indeed, even the venerable Louis Vuitton name is not immune to its lure.”

Read more about Louis Vuitton’s Staples Edition here.

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In Defense of Maximalism

“The buzzword over the last few years has been minimalism. It is seen in the stark white design of Scandi-inspired rooms. It is in the rotations of a 10-piece capsule wardrobe. It even attended the Royal Wedding in the form of Meghan Markle’s dress. It is a Marie Kondo world and we are all just living in it.

But if there is anything that’s certain about fashion, it’s that the pendulum swings both ways. There’s an equal but opposite reaction to every action. There are signs that maximalism—a bolder, more intricate aesthetic—is taking over.”

Read my take on maximalism here

 

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This Diet Claims to Be Slimming and Anti-Aging

This Diet Claims to Be Slimming and Anti-Aging

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“Recently, the alkaline diet has joined the roster of it’s not a diet, it’s a lifestyle trends among wellness aficionados. Why? Here are six of the many reasons: Jennifer AnistonVictoria BeckhamGisele BunchenGwyneth PaltrowKate Hudson, and Elle Macpherson. When the list of celebrities who swear by the alkaline diet reads as the who’s who of Hollywood, one can’t help but be intrigued.”

Read here for the rest of my article on the Alkaline Diet.