By Gella Villafuerte and Angela Sy
Summer's already over (if the rains are not enough proof yet) and for those trying to get a Masters and beyond, school's back in the picture! Besides those heavy books and school supplies, we have here our highly recommended stash of stylish and trendy must-haves that also deserve space in your school bags. In this new edition of our weekly Lifestyle Buzz, we bring you a complete checklist of all things that are hip but still fit for the upcoming academic year! Want to check out who’s buzzin’, what’s buzzin’, and where’s the buzz lately? We got you covered.
One way to look your best on your first (up to the last!) day of school is with the new Nike POWERFUL x BEAUTIFUL collection, which consists of five stylish footwear styles in crisp, white perforated leather with tiny hints of gold. This particular collection is inspired from Elaine Thompson, the first-ever female Jamaican sprinter since 1988 to accomplish the 100 and 200-meter sprints during the 2016 Rio Olympics! Are you feeling empowered yet? Because we sure are!
This Fall, pop music duo The Chainsmokers will be the newest official brand ambassadors for Tommy Hilfiger menswear. Aside from being famous for chart toppers like Closer, Roses, Don’t Let Me Down, and Paris, Alexander “Alex” Pall and Andrew “Drew” Taggart also have some things that fans may not know about Alex was born and raised in Westchester Country, New York, to an art dealer father and a housewife mother. Drew, on the other hand, was born and raised in Freeport, Maine. His passion for EDM began when he was 15, and cites David Guetta, Daft Punk, and Trentemøller among his influences. After having their first performance and breakthrough last 2014, The Chainsmokers are now at the top of their game as internationally-acclaimed music icons. If their story does not inspire you to pursue your dreams, we do not know what else will!
Danielle Bregoli became a media sensation after she appeared on an episode of Dr. Phil last year. She challenged the audience to “catch her outside” which, because of her accent, sounded more like “Cash Me Outside, How Bow Dah?” to everyone listening. The line has gone on to become a trending meme, and has inspired Spotify users from around the world to create playlists in honor of the troubled teen. With over 44,000 playlists to date, Spotify has listed down the top 20 songs from these playlists as well as the top ten countries (including the Phiippines!) where they were created.
We know you and your friends love taking photos on your phones. But if you want a quick and easy way to turn those precious memories into printed keepsakes, the Sprocket is your best bet! Developed by HP Inc., all you have to do is connect the handy device to your smartphone to via Bluetooth and the accompany app, which works on both Android and iOS. In just 40 seconds, you can get vibrant, high quality photos on its photo paper that’s smudge-proof, water-resistant, and even tear-resistant!
Do you want to stand out on your first day of school? Do you want to look studious but still stylish at the same time? Well then, LeSportsac will do just that! The brand’s best-selling unisex styles are now available in cute prints and solid eye-catching colors that will surely make everybody’s heads turn. The collection now includes the trendy but neutral black and white print Rhythm Dot, the chic and sleek solid Black Patent, and the softly metallic Moon Blush Lightning. There is also a new assortment offering mommies and daddies the opportunity to parent in style with the Baby Utility Backpack, the popular Ryan Baby Tote, the Baby Weekender, the reintroduced 2-in-1 Baby Tote and select small baby accessories. LeSportsac Fall 2017 collection will be available on their website and all LeSportsac branches and department stores on August 2017.
Conquer your upcoming sleepless nights in school with a warm cup of coffee, all thanks to Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf’s Midyear Sale! When you purchase any of the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Single Serve Beverage System bundles, you can save as much as P8,450! Their machines are highly functional, energy saving, and low maintenance–perfect for every student and every family! Grab one for yourself now! The sale will only last until July 31, 2017.
Just as coffee is important in helping you stay woke throughout the day, water is essential in keeping you hydrated. Hydrapack recently came up with a new line of collapsable water bottles called Stash that makes carrying H20 real convenient. Not only can they shrink to a fifth of its size, but they easily open and close. Plus, it comes with an integrated bail-handle that makes filling and cleaning them less hassle. How's that for efficient?
Make sure to capture every single monumental moment this upcoming school year with Instax Fujifilm, with a special collaboration with Michael Kors! Michael Kors x Instax Fujifilm just came up with their second Mini Instax 70 camera in the color of silver metallic hue. This particular silver Michael Kors x Instax Mini 70 features the brand logo on the front of the case body and the designer’s signature in silver on the camera door.
As you enter a new school year, you also enter another year of stress and hardship (that’s just how it is!). But being stressed doesn’t mean you have to look stressed, right? Avoid looking haggard with the brand new Covergirl + Olay 3-in-1 Liquid Foundation! This isn't your typical foundation–it also works as a primer and concealer, with a built-in SPF formula that prevents your skin from sun damage. What's more, it reduces the onsets of aging while giving your skin enough moisture to keep it hydrated and glowing.
Taking care of your grades is as important as taking care of your skin. And Nuxe Reve De Miel can help you with that! Give your skin the treatment and natural health supplements it deserves using Nuxe Reve De Miel’s hand and nail cream, body cream, face and body cleansing gel, face and makeup removing gel, and comfortable day and night face creams.
You know how they say you should always put your best foot forward? Why not take the phrase literally and sport a pair or two of the Keds x Kate Spade New York collection? From tassels and glitter, to prints and lace, we have no doubt you’ll make a statement around campus in quirky, trendy, and oh so colorful style!
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Do you have a pair of jeans that you no longer wear? Instead of just throwing them away, you can donate them to your nearest Gap store! Gap just launched Recycle Your Jeans, its newest community-driven initiative running from June 20 to August 31, 2017. Those who donate will receive a 40% off voucher for their next denim purchase! All donations will go to Hands On Manila, a volunteering organization committed to empowering individuals to act as citizens and realize their ability to contribute to the community.
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