Going for ‘Ultra’

Filipinos are master crafters and this has been proven in many ways.

In my previous column, we shone the spotlight on brands that showcase the creative prowess and craftsmanship of Filipinos in jewelry-making.

No matter the material or medium used, Filipino creatives’ artistic prowess deserve our support, if not the accolades.

Tutup from Laminusa, Sulu.

This entry highlights weaving and embroidery of traditional artists from South Cotabato, Davao del Sur, Ilocos Norte, Sarangani, and Cordillera which have been spotlighted at the Hinabing Buhay: Living Traditions of Weaving and Embroidery at SM Megamall Fashion Hall and at The Podium later on.

Mangyan Nito

The exhibited pieces were curated by social realist painter Edgar “Egai” T. Fernandez under the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, the Likhaan Resource Center, and SM Megamall.

There will also be a weaving demonstration by Adelaida Ahaddas, a Yakan from Basilan Province, as well as performances by Kamerchor Manila, top Grand Prix winner at the Queen of the Adriatic Sea International Festival and Competition in Italy, spoken poetry by RR Cagalingan, contemporary dance performance from Tanghalang Bagong Sibol, folk dances from Marikina Dance Guild, and a hip-hop dance from FCPC Baliktanaw.

Clé de Peau Beauté’s La Crème.


Clé de Peau Beauté has been around for a while and it finally opened its flagship boutique aptly situated at the luxury destination Greenbelt 5.

The brand highlights La Crème or The Cream, an ultra-luxurious nighttime face cream that combines advanced technology and ultimate luxury — 60 different ingredients, a hundred steps, and three days of manufacturing a pot.

Its multi-anti-aging night cream promotes microcirculation and increases collagen production. Among its many ingredients is CeraFerment Extract, a type of yeast discovered in Japan’s Akita Prefecture that enhances the skin’s ability to regenerate and become firm.

Blaan tribesmen from Sarangani showcase their products at The Podium during the exhibit.

The packaging, which is comparable to a gem, speaks of Clé de Peau Beauté’s belief that light doesn’t just bounce off of the skin. Like a faceted diamond, it bounces off from within.

The brand also highlights empowering women through Skin Intelligence where Clé de Peau Beauté creates products that aid the skin to reach its highest potential.

T’boli woman’s dress from South Cotabato with a pin-striped skirt worn during special occasions.

This brought the launch of Key Radiance Care, a skincare regime that uses the following products: The Serum,
Hydro-Softening Lotion and Hydro-Clarifying Lotion, Protective Fortifying and Emulsion and Cream SPF 22, and Intensive Fortifying Emulsion and Cream.

Clé de Peau Beauté’s flagship boutique. | photographs courtesy of Clé de Peau Beauté

For more information, visit cledepeau-beaute.com/ph/ or follow @cledepeaubeautephilippines on Facebook.

(Turn to page C20 for the unveiling of Clé de Peau Beauté’s flagship boutique)

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