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Uniqlo’s Spring Summer 2019 collection has a piece for your every mood

Just a quick preview of what they have to offer

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Uniqlo has always been a brand that creates “clothing designed to bring comfort to everyday life.” I’d know as I’ve gleefully stocked my own closet with their basics. Aside from carrying good-looking garb, Uniqlo also offers awesome clothing like Heat Tech, which has saved this cold girl one too many times.

This Spring Summer 2019 release doesn’t stray from those qualities. A celebration of what the Japanese brand has dubbed as #LifeWear, Uniqlo’s newest collection features clothes that are designed for daily life’s abuses and some tech to add on to these delightful pieces. Here are just some highlights from the collection:


Work closet staples that are comfy 

The EZY ankle pants look perfectly serious but are designed to stretch and have a more comfy fit. Perfect for all-day meetings where you need to impress but still want to be comfortable.

Uniqlo also offers a number of crew neck tees and non-iron button up shirts to complete the look.

Classy collaborations for the fashion-forward

British brand JW Anderson and Uniqlo have collaborated to create “basics with a subtle twist,” for those wanting to add more individuality to their wardrobe.

There’s also a themed Saint-Tropez collection with Ines De La Fressange that will transport you to the carefree coastal town. The best part? There are kiddie sizes so you can coordinate with your little ones!

Wireless bras that adjust to your individual shape for when you need support

Featuring a stretch cup that molds to your personal measurements, this bra will fit you just perfectly with all the support you need. No more nasty wires that can dig into skin!

Elastic jeans that fit perfectly for casual days

Take it from Roger Federer, these jeans are just 👌🏽

These EZY Jeans are updated every season to make sure that fabric, design, and fit are top notch. It features an elastic waistband for easy wear every time.

More fun tee designs for when you’re feeling expressive

Even more additions to the UT line and I’m pretty excited! My favorite? This gem I spotted at the event.

Yes, folks! It’s the same Polaroid camera (sort of) I’ve written about before and I am geeking out.

There are also more lovable characters from famous franchises…

Aren’t they all so cute?

High-performance athleisure wear for the sporty chic

Uniqlo’s DRY-EX line are lightweight pieces that wick away moisture — perfect for workouts or lounging on a hot summer day.

Here are more pieces from Uniqlo’s Spring Summer 2019 line on display at the event:

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Sound on with Mikme: An easy way to record good audio

Even better if you’re on an iPhone

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I’ve always been a writer and my journey into content creation has been a curious one. These days, I’ve ventured into creating video — a new exacting but fun medium. One thing I’ve learned though: You may think you’re mostly dealing with visuals, but sound quality adds a whole lot to each video.

That being said, and me being the furthest from being an audiophile, I set out to find the easiest and simplest way I could record great audio without all the wires and gadgets and gizmos that I’ve seen other people work with.


Enter this godsend mic in a box which fits the palm of my hands and solves all my audio woes: The Mikme.

It’s simple enough to use, press the leftmost button that serves as a power button…

L-R: Power button, Bluetooth pairing button, Micro-USB port, audio port, volume buttons

… and hit record which is that big button up top. Literally, nothing could be easier.

And despite it being pretty straightforward, there are a lot of other things it can do, too. Tapping the record button twice in a row will play your last recording and pressing and holding will allow you to soundcheck — provided you plug in some earphones. Each Mikme has storage built in and you can choose between 16GB, 8GB, or 4GB options. All that means is you need not worry about SD cards or micro-SD cards ever again.

It’s not just the ease of use, though. The sound quality on this thing is very good, as it should be. Inside that black case, the Mikme is basically a condenser mic — the type usually used in studios for hardcore recordings (my way of saying it’s one serious mic). Even with my untrained ears, I hear the difference, especially because I don’t record in sound-proof rooms most of the time.

Honestly, I now use this tiny thing to record all my voice-overs. I’m not even going to attempt to explain or describe it, you just have to hear it yourself. You can do that by listening to the voice-overs here and here.

I have all good things to say about this tiny device and in so many ways, I consider it my audio lifesaver. But, there’s one caveat.

This mic also has Bluetooth capabilities which is a great thing in itself. It literally connects to a Mikme app that will allow you to shoot video with your phone with audio from the Mikme. Mindblowing stuff, really, except it only works for iPhones. 😢

As we hear the collective, agonized screams of Android users the world over with the collective sighs of what great sounding videos could be shot with a Mikme-iPhone partnership, I take it as a testament of how good this mic is. Even without the Bluetooth connectivity feature and despite sticking with my Android for now and the foreseeable future, I’ll probably still be rocking the Mikme. That says a lot.

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The Vivo x Benefit Cosmetics blossom pink V15 box set is here and I want it

Making blooming selfies possible

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Vivo has just announced a partnership that I am so here for and the resulting phone is oh so pretty!

 

The smartphone company unveiled a collaboration with Benefit Cosmetics, a makeup brand we all know and love, to release a phone/makeup box set that will definitely excite the ladies.


The highlight of the kit: Vivo’s blossom pink V15 — the phone color I’ve always wanted but rarely got!

Yes girls, this special kit does not only have this beautifully colored handset, it also includes Benefit box o’ powders in two shades: Dandelion Twinkle and the Gold Rush.

I am all for this partnership and the blooming selfies I will most definitely be able to shoot with this.

The Vivo x Benefit Kit will retail for PhP 17,999 starting May 25.

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Honor 20 Pro Moschino edition unveiled

There are Moschino cases, too!

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With Honor’s announcement of their Honor 20 series came a fashion collaboration that definitely excites me. The Honor 20 Pro Moschino edition was just announced and I love how extra it is.

The phone itself has the worlds “This is not a Moschino phone” stamped on the back in true Moschino fashion. Of course, there’s a matching wallpaper that says, what else: “This is not a Moschino wallpaper.”


There are also cases that follow that design lead…

My favorite, a case that features similar bold text for that Moschino flair and straps that you can even hook to your bag.

Though all designs are fresh, the partnership isn’t surprising. Moschino’s Jeremy Scott is known for collaboration; not to mention, Honor also teamed up with the Italian fashion brand for the Honor View 20’s design.

No details on pricing and availability for this particular version of the Honor 20 Pro is out yet but one thing’s for sure: I’m loving the fashion-tech partnership and I’m definitely hoping for more!

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