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We Need to Talk About This Viral Fashion Editorial on OFWs

Can fashion be a means to discuss more serious topics?
Fashion editorials can be more than just a set of pretty pictures. They can elicit emotions and inspire the viewer, spark a discussion or debate, and even bring to light certain topics that need more awareness. The other day on Twitter, a
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I Quit Social Media for a Month to Declutter My Life

And did not regret it.
The first month of the new year always begins with promises and resolutions. Lose those 10 pounds, finally tell your crush how you feel, kill it at work, ace those midterms, save up for that trip with the barkada… the list goes
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Has the Internet Become One Giant Bully?

We discuss the recent events.
Just a week ago my social media feeds were a happy place. The whole country was bound together in a blanket of lava rhinestones and national pride. Five days is a lifetime and a half online. At this moment, my social media
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What's So Bad About Repeating Clothes?

Guilty!
Two years ago, when I started working at Preview, I tend to always end my Sunday evenings with a ritual: It starts with me spending a good hour in front of my closet, looking at the clothes I have, and planning my outfits
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What Is a Finstagram and Should You Have One?

Yup, it's a thing.
Ah, Instagram, one of my most used mobile apps. Believe it or not, in my line of work, I'm kind of required to make Instagram a daily habit. I wake up to it in the morning, scroll through it while in transit,
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Confession: I Used to Hate My Curly Hair

...and here's how I had a change of heart.
Straightening. This was one thing I was obsessed with when I was younger. I would get it done every six months since I was nine years old. I remember the first time I did it: I was excited to go to school
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Here's What We Can All Learn from Sarah Geronimo’s Breakdown

The pop queen's outburst was a cry for help.
Performing at a sold-out arena here and abroad is nothing new for 29-year-old pop superstar Sarah Geronimo. And yet, something was amiss when she took the Las Vegas stage last weekend.Clearly exhausted and sleepless from a grueling tour schedule, Sarah broke down
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Shame on You, Fat Shamer

Only an ignorant person would resort to fat shaming as a means of motivation.
It’s stunning how often other people feel as though they have every right to our bodies. Not every form of assault on a woman is inherently sexual in nature, but there is one form that uniquely attaches itself to social convention: how
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Here's How I Came to Love My Morena Skin

My journey to self-love.
I was born with brown skin. I loved it because my dad and I would compare arms and it would look like we were cut from the same cloth. It was not until I went to kindergarten that I was first made
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Judy Ann Santos and Angelica Panganiban on Their Journey to Self-Love

Loving yourself is nothing to be guilty about.
Judy Ann Santos and Angelica Panganiban for Preview.ph February 2018“Ate!” Angelica Panganiban makes her presence known, sauntering into the studio in a red oversized hoodie and a pair of black leggings. Her arms are outstretched, ready to envelop Judy Ann Santos in
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In Defense of the "Basic Bitch"

News flash: Everyone has a little bit of basic in them.
The first time I heard the term “basic bitch” was a few years back—my friends and I were at the club when an acquaintance of mine bragged about wearing sneakers to a party, unlike all “the other basic bitches in the room” who
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Here's Why You Should Care About the Whole Harvey Weinstein Fiasco

You don’t have to be a Hollywood actress to feel its ripple effects.
It’s splashed all over the news: Film producer Harvey Weinstein of The Weinstein Company has been hit with a torrential rain of sexual harassment allegations in the past week. From Rose McGowan’s plea for Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to “stand with truth,”
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Here's Why You Should Be Mindful of the Indigenous Fabrics You Wear

Misappropriating centuries-old cultures can be a fine line we don't even notice.
In modern times, traditional textiles have found their way in the spotlight, at best, in exhibits or come Heritage Month and Buwan ng Wika. More recently though, these fabrics have found new life, stitched into today's fashion, and away from the glass frames
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Can We Talk About the Irony of the No Makeup-Makeup Look?

Over my styled body.
When I started editing Preview in the noughties, a backlash against the '90s (that era of grunge and minimalism) was very much palpable. A reaction to a decade spent dressing down and then later dressing plainly, it seemed as if everyone was
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I'm a Petite Girl and It's Totally Okay

Being small doesn’t have to mean being invisible.
Do you remember how when you were a kid in school, your teacher would ask you to fall in line according to height? I was always in front of the line for as long as I can remember. I recall thinking to
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I Made a List of All My Clothes and Here's What I Learned from It

Fun fact: I discovered that I own 30 black turtlenecks.
Confession: I have this funny habit of listing down all my clothes. On second thought, maybe it's not as funny as it is functional. Much in the same way Leandra Medine of Man Repeller takes mirror selfies to dissect her closet, maintaining
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In Defense of the Instagram-Obsessed

There is absolutely nothing wrong with curating your feed.
First off, a confession: I have a self-diagnosed Instagram addiction. Although my IG grid is not the best out there, I have to admit that I spend a great amount of time curating my feed and overanalyzing each post before finally hitting
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Here's Why Even a "Fat Chick" Deserves to Wear a Bikini

Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
When I was a little girl, I remember being told that I would be more beautiful if I lost a significant amount of weight. It should be well and duly noted that term used was “beautiful,” not healthy or fit, or a
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Is Sustainable Fashion the New Luxury?

The new forward-thinking movement might be the next It thing.
Leave it to the outspoken, sustainable fashion advocate Emma Watson to strut into the Met Gala last year in a gown made of recycled plastic bottles and organic silk. With new advances in fashion and technology, a ball gown made of, well,