An Affair Of The Art: Finely Crafted Beauty and Fashion Pieces

Presenting nuanced takes on art and culture, these covetable products are sure to become instant conversation starters.

This is an excerpt from Lifestyle Asia’s April 2023 Issue. 


Like a beautiful painting, but with olfactive notes in lieu of brush strokes and color, Guerlain’s L’Art et La Matiére collection is an alchemical journey for the senses. Indulge in the allure of passionate florals, intense amber scents, and robust woods, made of the most premium of materials for fragrance connoisseurs to enjoy. 

Guerlain is located at Greenbelt 5


Drawing inspiration from the greats, jeweler Hans Brumann creates art that you can wear. Masterpieces from the likes of Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Gustav Klimt, Henri Matisse and Salvador Dali emerge as brooches, necklaces, and statement rings for art and fashion lovers at heart.

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A homeware brand inspired by Filipino culture and design motifs, Casa Juan’s pieces are a must for elegant dinner parties. From dinnerware adorned with indigenous flowers, to tribal weaves, and even children at play, they are a great way to exude local love at home.

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Create your very own signature scent and go on an aromatic journey of discovery with Bulgari’s Allegra collection. The luxury perfumes encapsulate the sparkling Italian lifestyle effortlessly, becoming even more bewitching and personalized when layered with the potent Magnifying Essences. 

Bulgari is available at Rustan’s Makati and online at


Known for his knack for utilizing feminine prints to concoct bold, empowered fashions, British designer Richard Quinn collaborates with MAC on a collection that is sweet and subversive, and full of runway-ready appeal.

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Taking its cue from Japanese floral art, Fritz Hansen’s Ikebana vases merge form and function, craft ed so you can easily arrange blooms and create sublime centerpieces for your next soiree.

Fritz Hansen is available at Studio Dimensione at Bonifacio Global City.


Created in the workshop founded by Rita Nazareno’s grandmother, Zacarias 1925’s pieces imbue the traditional craft with a refreshingly modern aesthetic via inventive silhouettes, elegant proportions, and a bold color palette. 

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For more details, visit Crafted with heart by Filipino mothers and women at their workshop, local flowers like the waling waling and gumamela take center stage in Boho Manila’s statement-making yet lightweight accessories.

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Carry a bit of tropical paradise and Filipino flair wherever you go with Rafe’s vibrant and intricate bags and clutches. Incorporating time-honored handwoven techniques, each piece helps support the livelihood of artisans whilst preserving the heritage of craftsmanship.

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Revel in the sumptuousness of a European summer with Bottega Veneta’s Andiamo bag. Rendered in the brand’s trademark intrecciato weave, it’s named after the Italian phrase “Let’s go”, further embodying the tote’s spontaneous, and carefree feel. 

Bottega Veneta is located at Shangri-La Plaza Mall and Greenbelt 4


Like all things Chanel, COCO MADEMOISELLE is irresistible, sexy and glamorous, blending fresh citrus notes with an elegant wave of patchouli and a heart of the most gorgeous blooms. 

Available at Rustan’s Department Stores and


Keep the beautiful, centuries-old tradition of Philippine tambourine jewelry alive with Amami’s delicate filigreed concoctions. Each piece is crafted with care by local artisans, and makes for a graceful accent filled with heritage and charm.

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