Why you should watch “The Idea of You” on Prime Video

Prepare to be swept away by the captivating tale of The Idea of You set to premiere on Prime Video on May 2. Based on the acclaimed contemporary love story of author Robinne Lee, the film follows the life of Solène (Anne Hathaway), a 40-year-old single mother, whose world takes an unforeseen turn when she finds herself entangled in a whirlwind romance with Hayes Campbell (Nicholas Galitzine), the lead singer of the hottest boy band on the planet, August Moon.

Directed by Michael Showalter (The Big Sick) and boasting a stellar cast led by Academy award-winning actress and producer Anne Hathaway and talented actor Nicholas Galitzine, together with Ella Rubin, Reid Scott, and Annie Mumolo, The Idea of You delves into the complexities of love, fame, and personal relationships. 

Producer Cathy Schulman shares, “It’s about two people who wouldn’t likely be together but who really like each other. And, hopefully, you’ll want to go on this journey with them as they navigate their way into having a relationship against all kinds of obstacles.”

As Solène and Hayes navigate their budding romance, audiences will be charmed by the dynamic performances of Hathaway and Galitzine, who breathe life into their characters with depth and authenticity. Rubin, Scott, and Mumolo further enrich the narrative, each bringing their unique talents to the screen.

Experience the Magic of August Moon

Led by the charismatic lead singer, Hayes Campbell (Galitzine), alongside Raymond Cham Jr., Jaiden Anthony, Viktor White, and Dakota Adan, August Moon boasts a lineup of talent that goes beyond the ordinary. These multi-talented actors were chosen not only for their acting prowess but also for their remarkable dancing skills, which play a significant role in the film’s electrifying performances.

Under the direction of renowned choreographer Dani Vitale and music supervisor Frankie Pine, the members of August Moon underwent intensive training to deliver captivating stage shows and perform original songs that add an exciting dimension to the film’s narrative. From the pulsating energy of Dance Before We Walk to the heartfelt lyrics of Closer, August Moon captivates audiences with their charisma and talent, creating unforgettable moments that resonate long after the credits roll.

Cham Jr., who portrays Oliver, one of the members of August Moon, looked back on the experience, “we were really hyped to get on stage and finally be able to perform.” His sentiment is echoed by his co-stars, who share in the excitement of bringing the iconic boy band to life on screen.

Setting the Stage

Production designer Amy Williams meticulously crafted the vibrant world of The Idea of You, from the pulsating energy of Coachella to the cozy intimacy of Solène’s home and art gallery. With careful attention to detail, Williams transformed each setting into a vivid and immersive backdrop that enhances the film’s narrative. Collaborating closely with costume designer Jacqueline Demeterio, Williams ensured that the visual aesthetic harmonizes seamlessly with the characters’ attire, enriching the cinematic experience.

From the sun-drenched landscapes of Los Angeles to the electrifying atmosphere of Coachella, Williams’ artistry transports audiences into a world where love knows no bounds. Through her meticulous attention to detail and creative vision, Williams elevates the film’s setting, inviting audiences to immerse themselves in the heart of Solène and Hayes’ captivating romance.

The Idea Behind The Idea of You

Reflecting on the film’s themes, Hathaway shares, “we wanted to make a movie that would make audiences feel wonderful by telling a story about people who are a pleasure to know and are fun to watch together.”

Director Showalter adds, “it’s about something. I think, in our own small way, we’re commenting on how we, as a society, look at other people’s choices, and rush to judgment and want to have opinions about what other people choose to do with their relationships.”

Don’t miss the premiere of The Idea of You on May 2, exclusively on Prime Video. Subscribers can watch movies and series on hundreds of compatible devices from anywhere, at any time, and even download episodes for offline viewing at no extra cost. Prime Video is available in the Philippines for only PHP149 a month.

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Achieve #KilayGoals with these microblading pens for bushier, fuller brows

It’s no-brainer that Filipino beauty is on fire! If you’re looking to achieve those gorgeous, full brows that frame your face perfectly, then it’s high time to ditch the tweezers and check out these micro blading eyebrow pen recommendations.

Everyday-friendly find

 Ever Bilena Pro Studio Finish Eyebrow Pen (Php 199): This drugstore favorite boasts a three-pronged tip for creating natural hair-like strokes. Choose from “Wood” (cool brown), “Tweed” (warm brown), or the new on-trend “Graphite” (grayish brown) to match your hair color.

Ever Bilena Pro Studio Finish Eyebrow Pen

Smudge-Proof Luxury

Spotlight Megahit Eyebrow Pen (Php 325): This pen features a fine tip for precise application and a formula that’s both smudge-proof and waterproof. Perfect for busy days, it comes in three versatile shades: “Defining Brown,” “Defining Black Brown,” and “Defining Taupe.”

Spotlight Megahit Eyebrow Pen

Long-Wearing Classic

K-Palette 1 Day Tattoo Real Lasting Eyebrow Liner 24H (Php 845): A cult-favorite for a reason, this pen delivers on its promises. The price tag might seem steeper, but you’re getting a long-lasting, classic liner that will become your holy grail brow product.

K-Palette 1 Day Tattoo Real Lasting Eyebrow Liner 24H

Remember, with any brow product, practice makes perfect! So don’t be afraid to experiment with different strokes and techniques to find what flatters your face shape the most.

 

Follow @eb.directsales on Facebook and Instagram for more information and makeup inspiration.

 

Nicholas Galitzine’s upcoming role from Princely Charm to Heartthrob Status, Dominating Prime Video Screens

From his breakout roles in Prime Video originals like Red, White & Royal Blue and Bottoms to his latest upcoming performance in The Idea of You, Nicholas Galitzine continues to mesmerize audiences worldwide with his exceptional talent and presence.

In Red, White & Royal Blue, Galitzine’s portrayal of Prince Henry captivated viewers, offering a nuanced depiction of a charming yet conflicted royal. Adapted from the bestselling novel, the film delved into themes of love, identity, and acceptance against political intrigue and familial expectations, earning Galitzine critical acclaim and a dedicated fan following.

Transitioning into Bottoms, Galitzine delivered a standout performance as Eddie, a young man navigating the complexities of friendship, love, and self-discovery within London’s vibrant underground music scene. His authentic portrayal resonated deeply, capturing the essence of a generation in flux and offering a poignant exploration of youth culture and authenticity.

Now, Galitzine steps into the shoes of Hayes in The Idea of You, a captivating romantic drama poised to tug at audiences’ heartstrings worldwide. Portraying the 24-year-old lead singer of the planet’s hottest boy band, August Moon, Galitzine’s Hayes begins an unexpected romance with Solène, a 40-year-old single mom portrayed by Anne Hathaway. The film offers a poignant exploration of passion, sacrifice, and the transformative power of love, navigating the challenges of age, distance, and fame with courage and unwavering commitment.

Undoubtedly, Galitzine’s unique blend of charm, depth, and vulnerability continues to leave audiences spellbound as he graces screens with his magnetic presence on Prime Video titles.

The Idea of You streams exclusively on Prime Video beginning May 2. For those eager to see Galitzine’s other performances, his films are available on Prime Video. Subscribers can watch movies and series on hundreds of compatible devices from anywhere, anytime, and even download episodes for offline viewing at no extra cost. Prime Video is available in the Philippines for only PHP149 a month.

For more updates on Prime Video, follow it on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and YouTube. Stream anywhere, anytime at primevideo.com or download the Prime Video app on Google Play, Apple Store, and Microsoft.

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Let us talk about Wisdom, Meditation, and Joy

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Filipinos discover the power of breathwork and meditation with world-renowned spiritual leader and ambassador of peace Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

An audience of over 1,300 people from all backgrounds was captivated by the joy and wisdom of Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, world renowned humanitarian, spiritual leader and ambassador of peace, at a public talk held at The Fifth at Rockwell, Powerplant Mall, Makati. Organized by Art of Living Philippines and the International Association for Human Values (IAHV), the event gathered spiritual enthusiasts, government leaders, peacebuilders, influencers, and a diverse mix of people to highlight the importance of finding inner peace and joy during these trying times.

The event was graced by the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Gen. Romeo Brawner, Jr., Secretary Benhur Abalos, Jr. of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Secretary Jaime Bautista of the Department of Transportation (DOT), AFP Deputy Chief of Staff for Civil Military Operations Maj. Gen. Arvin Lagamon, and His Excellency Ahmed Abdallah Ibrahim Hafez, Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt.

During his talk, Gurudev shared how meditation gives people access to their own happiness and well-being while finding inner peace. He said, “To access this treasure we need to begin by focusing inwardly and for this we need some training. Meditation is this training. As we meditate more, we gain confidence in our innate basic goodness and well-being. This unlocks our potential and gives our lives tremendous meaning.”

In the face of adversity, Gurudev also said that meditation not only opens a gateway to compassion but also connects people deeply with themselves and others.

“As a child when we cried it would not take much time before we smiled again. As adults however, when we cry it could take months and sometimes years before we can smile again. We have not learned how to manage our own mind. The secret to managing our mind and emotions lies in the breath,” Gurudev explained. This is what the Art of Living and IAHV teach people to do through their programs and initiatives.

Earlier in the week, upon his arrival in Manila, Gurudev was welcomed by the First Lady Liza Marcos at a dinner reception at the Goldenberg Mansion, Malacañang Palace. They spoke on the benefits of meditation and the need for meditation centers in the metropolis.

Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar also gave a highly impactful keynote address at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) entitled “Mental Health and Well-Being: Strengthening Resilience for Individuals, Societies and Nations”, where he talked about staff physical and mental well-being and how these considerations can be woven into ADB’s development projects.

Later that day, Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar held a closed-door meeting with key stakeholders working on peacebuilding and conflict resolution, including key officials from the AFP and the Philippines Government, as mentioned earlier, and representatives from the United Nations, Z Group, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector.

Through a myriad of programs and teachings conducted by Art of Living and IAHV, Gurudev has reached and touched the lives of almost 450 million people in 180 countries – including 15,000 Filipinos – empowering and equipping people to tackle challenges at the individual, societal, national, and global levels.

The cornerstone of Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s teachings is the Sudarshan Kriya (SKY) – a simple but powerful breathing technique that has been demonstrated in over 100 independent peer-reviewed scientific studies to significantly reduce depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress; boost immunity; improve sleep; and increase life satisfaction; among other benefits.

Recognized for his significant global contributions, Gurudev has to date received 26 honorary doctorates and 55 government honors, including the highest civilian awards of Colombia, Mongolia, Paraguay, and Suriname. Twenty-nine days have been named after him in various cities and states across the USA and Canada.

Gurudev continues to help a growing number of Filipinos foster deep and profound inner peace, happiness, and well-being through numerous educational and self-development programs offered by Art of Living and IAHV.

Platinum sponsors of the event were Standard Insurance and Wings Publication International.

For more information about the organizations programs, visit www.artofliving.org and www.iahv-philippines.org

Dove Launches Campaign to Empower Women to Embrace Underarm Confidence and End Shaming in the Philippines

On the last day of International Women’s Month, Dove proudly unveiled a bold campaign aimed at eradicating the stigma surrounding women’s underarms, commonly referred to as “kili-kili,” in the Philippines.

Underarm shaming has long been a prevalent issue affecting women’s confidence and self-esteem across various cultures, including the Philippines. Societal standards and unrealistic beauty ideals have often led to the stigmatization of natural underarm features, perpetuating feelings of shame and insecurity among women. Research indicates that 8 out of 10 Filipino women refrain from raising their arms due to feelings of insecurity.

With a legacy dating back to 2004, Dove has been a trailblazer in reshaping beauty standards and uplifting women worldwide. From its iconic Beauty Bar to its ongoing campaigns, Dove has consistently advocated for real beauty and inclusivity. This dedication to portraying women truthfully and fostering body confidence is evident in initiatives like the ‘Dove Real Beauty Pledge’ and the Dove Self-Esteem Project.

Recognizing the urgency of addressing this pervasive issue, Dove launches an integrated campaign celebrating moments when women bravely raised their arms for change, leaving an enduring impact on their communities and society. The campaign, displayed through outdoor posters and across digital and social media platforms with the hashtag #freethepits, extends an invitation to Pinays of all ages to join the movement to be kili-kili proud.

Bianca Cancellara, Global Vice President Dove Deodorant., states, “We firmly believe that every woman deserves to exude confidence and empowerment in her own skin. Our campaign transcends societal norms, empowering women to #FreeThePits and refuse to let underarm anxiety hinder their potential. What better occasion to catalyze this movement than International Women’s Month?”

“We are immensely optimistic about the transformative impact of this campaign on women throughout the Philippines,” adds Ann Esteves, Philippines Business Lead for Personal Care

Unilever. “Through collective action, we possess the power to challenge harmful stereotypes and foster a more inclusive society where every woman feels esteemed and embraced.”

KIM SEON HO RETURNS TO MANILA & BRINGS IN A COLOR+FULL FANMEET TO HIS FILIPINO FANS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH UFC MIXES

South Korean actor Kim Seon Ho will be coming to Manila, Philippines as part of his 2024 Asia fan meeting tour. The prominent actor is set to meet his Filipino fans on April 13, 2024 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena, Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City.Get a chance to be part of Kim Seon Ho’s upcoming “Color+Full” in Manila fan meeting tour when you purchase any of the exclusive fan packages. All the attendees can take home an official poster, an exclusive merch pack, and a UFC gift pack. There are also a lot of fan benefitsto look forward to such as a Hi-Bye session, a group photo, special exclusive event poster,signed postcards, and signed poster.

Presented to you by UFC the fan packages for the fan meeting are now available for purchase at makeitlive.asia. All the tiers are seated and reserved seating with the following prices:

Kim Seon Ho began his career on stage and appeared in numerous plays such as “Sherlock Holmes,” “New Boeing Boeing,” “True West,” “Closer,” and “Voice of Millenium” before making his debut in the 2017 drama “Good Manager.” He started acting as a way to overcome his childhood trauma and enrolled in an acting academy during high school. Serious about his craft,he later pursued a degree in Broadcasting and Entertainment at the Seoul Institute of the Arts.The actor later rose to prominence with his role in the 2020 hit television series “Start-Up.” His popularity only grew even more when he took on the lead role in the 2021 drama “Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha”, and in the noir film “The Childe.” He won awards such as Gallup Korea’s Actor Of The Year in 2021, and the New Actor Award at the 59th Grand Bell Awards and Buil FilmAwards.

Apart from starring in other dramas like “100 Days My Prince,” “Welcome to Waikiki 2,” and “Run On,” he also sold out shows for stage plays like “Ice,” and “Touching The Void.” However,his breakthrough performance that earned the hearts of many people is his appearance as part of the cast in the KBS2 reality show “2 Days & 1 Night.” This led him to be chosen as the face of many brands in South Korea and Southeast Asia. Many brands achieved record sales thanks to the actor and labeled this success as “The Kim Seon Ho Effect.”

The Philippines has always loved Kim Seon Ho’s good boy charms and his versatility as an actor. The best boy Kim Seon Ho is back to charm his way to your heart as UFC Mixes together with Fanconsea and MakeitLive brings Kim Seon Ho’s “Color+Full” Fan Meeting in Manila!

#2024KimSeonHoAsiaTourInManila #ColorFull_In_Manila #UFCxKSH

 

 

Lock in your look and bring on the fun with Careline Bubble Spray

So you’ve done a flawless make-up look and you’re ready to face the day. Of course, with the humid Philippine weather, the last thing you want is to keep re-touching your make-up just to make sure your makeup will stay on the whole day.

Careline offers the perfect solution to lock in your look with the Careline Bubble Town Spray (P325) – the brand’s newest setting spray from its Spongebob Squarepants collaboration, which ensures that you look fresh all day with make-up on. 

It contains nourishing skincare actives such as Snow Mushroom extract and Aloe Vera extract to lock in your make-up with a moisturized satin-finish glow. Best of all, it’s very easy to apply. Simply shake the Bubble Town Spray and then spray in both ‘X’ and ‘T’ motion at least 6 to 8 inches away from the face. 

So keep your make-up looking fresh and in place with the Careline Bubble Town Spray, available in physical stores: Watsons, SM Department Stores, and other leading stores nationwide or online on Shopee, Lazada, and TikTok.

For more updates, visit and like Careline on Facebook (@CarelineCosmetics), Instagram (@carelineph), and TikTok (tiktok.com/@carelineph). 

MWC 2024 Cements Huawei’s Position as a Global High-end Fashion-forward Brand

The Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2024 was held on February 26 in Barcelona, Spain. At the event, Huawei showcased a lineup of high-end, fashion-forward, and technology-driven flagship products that attracted the attention of guests, notably the HUAWEI Mate 60 RS ULTIMATE DESIGN, HUAWEI FreeClip, and HUAWEI WATCH GT 4. Huawei’s booth was divided into ULTIMATE DESIGN, Fashion Forward, XMAGE, Creation of Beauty, and Fitness & Health scenario-based experience zones, which demonstrated how Huawei’s solutions have infused daily life with new technologies and enriching scenario-based experiences. While continuing to invest in technology innovation, Huawei is committed to making further breakthroughs and building rich and personalized lifestyles for global consumers.

“Huawei will continue to cement its position as a global high-end, fashion-forward, and technology-driven brand”, said Kevin Ho, COO of the Huawei Consumer Business Group, “In 2024, we will continue to increase R&D investments in smart devices, fitness & health, and digital creation. These efforts will make innovative products and services more accessible to users worldwide, and create cutting-edge, pioneering, and personalized lifestyles for consumers.”

Steady Huawei CBG business growth cements its position in the high-end market

Over the past year, Huawei CBG had made strides. It managed to make breakthroughs in the global high-end wearable, audio, tablet, PC, and phone markets, by releasing an intriguing lineup of high-end, fashion-forward, and technology-driven products. Huawei has held flagship product launch events in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Latin America, and Asia Pacific, demonstrating the company’s commitment to growing its global presence as a high-end brand.

Flagship smartphones released in 2023 included the HUAWEI Mate 60 Series and HUAWEI Mate X5, both of which helped make Huawei a major player in the high-end market and proved Huawei’s industry-leading technical strength to the whole world. Huawei also unveiled ULTIMATE DESIGN, a new ultra-high-end brand that offers distinctive aesthetics, craftsmanship, and technological innovations, to make Huawei stand out from the crowd. According to Counterpoint Research’s latest report, Huawei gained 5% of market share in the global high-end smartphone market in 2023, ranking third among all brands. In the first two weeks of 2024, Huawei ranked first in the Chinese market with the largest smartphone sales volume. By the end of 2023, global shipments of Huawei smart wearables exceeded 150 million, and Huawei has ranked first in China’s smart watch market for five consecutive years. The HUAWEI Health App has a user base of over 450 million. By 2023, a decade after the launch of its first tablet, Huawei had shipped over 100 million tablets.

Creating a new aesthetic paradigm with high-end designs

Huawei’s “Fashion Forward” scenario-based exhibition zone at MWC drew acclaim, and showcased Huawei’s emphasis on building a high-end fashion-forward brand. In 2023, Huawei unveiled its “Fashion Forward” campaign, with the goal of creating trendy and healthy lifestyles for consumers. While investing heavily in R&D, Huawei is committed to developing new design paradigms for each new product and leading the industry fashion trend.

Huawei is dedicated to providing high-end, fashion-forward, and technology-driven products and experiences to consumers through the use of premium materials, unique design language, and advanced manufacturing techniques. While developing HUAWEI Mate 60 RS ULTIMATE DESIGN, R&D personnel added rare earth elements to the red ceramics sintering process for the first time. Each phone undergoes 1400°C calcining and is subject to more than 50 processes during the 60-day manufacturing period, all of which are crucial to creating the vibrant red body. HUAWEI WATCH ULTIMATE DESIGN is Huawei’s first-ever gold smartwatch. It features 18K gold and Zirconium-based Liquid metal. HUAWEI FreeClip is Huawei’s first earbuds that come with the C-bridge Design. This design is durable and stable, bringing a breathable wearing experience and giving the earbuds a refreshingly original look and feel as well. HUAWEI WATCH GT 4 comes in an octagonal form, showcasing every intricate detail on the surface.

Up to now, Huawei has set up Aesthetics Research Centers in Paris, Milan, and London, to gain insight into the design and aesthetic trends of different cultures, draw from a diverse range of traditions, and incorporate design elements from both East and West. The Aesthetics Research Centers serve as the global platforms that fuel the continuous advancement of technologies and design, providing unique and unprecedented aesthetic experience to consumers.

Cutting-edge smart wearables provide comprehensive and precise health management

Huawei’s Fitness & Health scenario-based exhibition zone also attracted the gaze of the attending guests. Smart wearables is one of the most crucial sectors in Huawei CBG global business. In 2023, Huawei launched a lineup of flagship smart wearables, including HUAWEI WATCH Ultimate, the first daily smart watch to support two-way BeiDou satellite messaging, HUAWEI WATCH 4, which unveiled the all-new Health Glance feature, HUAWEI WATCH GT 4 which came with brand-new Activity Rings and the Stay Fit App, and HUAWEI WATCH ULTIMATE DESIGN, the first gold-plated smart watch ever made. Huawei has made continuous breakthroughs and innovations in cutting-edge technologies, ultimate aesthetics, health management, and science-based workouts, which have been fully recognized by global consumers. Three months after its launch, global shipments of HUAWEI WATCH GT 4 totaled over 2.5 million units, making HUAWEI WATCH GT 4 Huawei’s best-selling smart watch.

Having delved deep into the smart wearable industry for over a decade, Huawei has developed its own TruSeen™ vital sign monitoring technology, which has been upgraded five generations within eight years. This technology positions Huawei as a major player in the smart wearable industry. Huawei has filed over 800 smart wearable patent applications, ranking high in terms of R&D investment and number of patents in the fitness & health field. In October 2023, Huawei unveiled its third Health Lab — Huawei Finland Health Lab. The company has also built over 10 global R&D centers, accelerating the global layout of professional research in the wearable field. Huawei will continue to lead the way in introducing groundbreaking fitness & health services, and making scientific smart solutions accessible to all.

Huawei smart wearables will further gain insight into consumers’ core health pain points, increase R&D investment, and continuously make breakthroughs to benefit global consumers. In 2024, Huawei will prioritize three industry challenges: sleep, blood pressure, and mental health management. Through these efforts, Huawei will offer more accurate, convenient, and comprehensive health management solutions for global consumers.

Digital creation that witnesses the Creation of Beauty

HUAWEI MatePad Pro 13.2″, Huawei’s latest flagship tablet, and a myriad of works created by global creators using the tablet drew intense interest at MWC 2024. The tablet was launched in 2023 as the first tablet to support NearLink technology, marking the tenth year of Huawei tablets. It is also the thinnest tablet that’s ever been made with the narrowest bezels and highest screen-to-body ratio. It works seamlessly with HUAWEI M-Pencil (3rd generation), the first stylus to support 10,000+ pressure sensing levels, resulting in an unprecedented digital creation experience. Huawei’s global GoPaint Activity in 2023 invited digital creators to showcase works made on Huawei tablets. By developing cutting-edge tablet capabilities, Huawei aims to make the joy of creation more accessible to all, so that everyone can better express themselves.

At the event, Huawei noted that it will continue to increase its investment in digital creation in 2024 by prioritizing PaperMatte Display and NearLink technology, to provide consumers with more enhanced digital creation experiences. The GoPaint Activity hosted by Huawei will also witness an upgrade to cover more countries and regions, making it a genuine global force in the digital art community.

Huawei’s achievements in mobile imaging are no less noteworthy, with the launch of the XMAGE brand, which encompasses every aspect from optical systems to imaging technology and image processing. In 2023, Huawei’s flagship products, like HUAWEI Mate 60 Series, HUAWEI Mate X5, and HUAWEI P60 Series, came equipped with XMAGE capabilities, to provide users with a brand-new mobile photography experience. HUAWEI XMAGE Awards in 2023 saw over 600,000+ submissions from nearly 100 countries/regions. It aims to inspire users to capture and share the beauty in their midst, express their emotions, and showcase the power of smartphone photography.

Huawei’s showcase at MWC 2024 demonstrated the company’s commitment to the global high-end market. 2024 will be a critical year, as Huawei will break through boundaries and make high-end, fashion-forward, and technology-driven products, services, and experiences more accessible to users worldwide, with increased R&D investment in innovative technologies, thus setting a benchmark for the industry.

About Huawei Consumer BG

Huawei’s products and services are available in more than 170 countries and are used by a third of the world’s population. Fourteen R&D centers have been set up in countries around the world, including Germany, Sweden, Finland, France, India, and China. Huawei Consumer BG is one of Huawei’s three business units and covers smartphones, PC and tablets, wearables, and cloud services, etc. Huawei’s global network is built on over 30 years of expertise in the telecom industry and is dedicated to delivering the latest technological advances to consumers around the world. For more information please visit the following:

Lyn Debuts at SM Mall of Asia: Forwarding Trendsetter Fashion with Signature Designs

Experience the epitome of elegance and sophistication at LYN’s flagship store at SM Mall of Asia, Level 1 and discover a curated selection of timeless classics and contemporary masterpieces

Thailand-based fashion powerhouse LYN has officially marked its entry into the Philippine market with the grand opening of its inaugural store on February 1st, 2024.

Renowned for its elegant and modern designs, LYN has swiftly become a staple in the wardrobes of sophisticated women across the globe. Now, they plan to bring this unique blend of Thai craftsmanship and contemporary designs to Filipino consumers.

Nestled within the iconic SM Mall of Asia, LYN’s first physical outpost promises an unparalleled shopping experience, showcasing timeless elegance and cutting-edge style under one roof.

The first store opening featured LYN’s most recent collection, prominently featuring The Taryn and Moon Infinite bags from their Spring 2024 collection.

The Taryn epitomizes understated elegance with its sleek lines and luxurious materials, offering the ideal blend of style and versatility for women on the go. Meanwhile, the Moon Infinite embodies the brand’s commitment to innovation, seamlessly transitioning from day to night with its unique silhouette and modern sophistication.

Thai model and actress Bow Maylada Susri

Thai model and actress Bow Maylada Susri elegantly complements her ensemble with the Taryn, showcasing a sophisticated blend of neutral beige tones.

Taryn

The Taryn exudes understated elegance with its sleek lines and luxurious materials, making it the perfect companion for the modern woman on the go. A must-have accessory for every woman seeking a stylish and versatile addition to her wardrobe, it boasts a rectangular shape, top zip fastening with a secure sling snap, a distinctive logo plaque, a spacious main compartment, and a detachable handle for added convenience.

Moon Infinite

Meanwhile, the Moon Infinite bag presents a fusion of style and adaptability, characterized by its distinctive silhouette that seamlessly moves from day to night. It encapsulates a contemporary sense of sophistication, reflecting LYN’s dedication to producing fashion-forward designs marked by meticulous attention to detail. These bags stand as a testament to LYN’s commitment to delivering unique and stylish creations that transcend conventional boundaries.

Enola

Launching this March is the much-anticipated Enola bag. Crafted as the quintessential companion for the modern woman, its sleek half-round design, top zip fastening, and chic chevron embossing harmonize seamlessly with any outfit. Adorned with a sleek metal hardware logo plaque and equipped with an adjustable handle, the Enola marries fashion with functionality in perfect harmony.

Stay updated with LYN through their social media pages on Facebook (@LYNPhilippinesOfficial) and Instagram (@lyn_philippinesofficial).

UNIQLO and UNHCR Launch Joint Charity T-shirt “HOPE AWAY FROM HOME” Collection

Wear UTme! to Support Refugees, Available from February 22

 Global apparel retailer UNIQLO today announces the launch of a charity T-shirt collection featuring winning designs from the 2023 Youth with Refugees Art Contest co-organized with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. Items will be available at UNIQLO stores with the UTme! service in 12 markets around the world, including Japan, and the UTme! online store (Japan only), from Thursday, February 22.

The Youth with Refugees Art Contest was established by UNHCR in 2020, creating an opportunity for young people around the world (aged 30 and under) to exhibit their talent and creativity, and to express solidarity with refugees through their art. The contest promotes engagement in refugee issues and offers young refugee artists scope to express themselves and to maximize their potential. In 2023, UNHCR and UNIQLO co-organized the contest, engaging customers around the world to support refugees through the purchase of a special collection of T-shirts.

The theme of the 2023 Youth with Refugees Art Contest was “HOPE AWAY FROM HOME”, emphasizing recognition and inclusion for people who have fled their homes to find hope and rebuild their lives in places they have sought refuge. The artworks help refugees find acceptance and take the next steps, from meeting new friends and having a place to learn, to reuniting with family and finding work. More than 4,000 entries were received from all over the world, and UNIQLO made T-shirts from the five winning designs.

In addition to a direct donation of US$100,000 (approximately 14.7 million JPY) UNIQLO will make to UNHCR, it will also donate US$3 (approximately ¥441) to UNHCR for each purchase of a T-shirt from the collection. UNIQLO will also donate 5,000 T-shirts and 1,000 tote bags from the collection to UNHCR (equivalent to ¥11.94 million, based on the retail value of these items at UNIQLO in Japan. Tote bags are not sold at UNIQLO).1 UNHCR will also sell these items internally at the online UNHCR Visibility Shop2, with all proceeds used for UNHCR’s refugee support activities.