Sunday, April 6, 2014

The Axe Barbershop at Felipe and Sons

The AXE Barbershop


Yesterday, I was invited by the good folks of Axe to experience The Axe Barbershop to do some sampling of some Axe scents and to try out the services of Felipe and Sons. The Axe Barbershop was held at Felipe and Sons Barberdashery in Makati. 

A barber's paraphernalia 
AXE X Felipe and Sons


The Axe Barbershop was made to sample Axe scents and to experience the Axe effect firsthand. Through time, when a scent is sprayed, it evaporates and the scent changes over time. The scent unravels into top notes, middle notes, and base notes. Just like perfume, Axe scents basically have all three integral layers.  I must say, Axe has now evolved from your simple deo body spray into a hybrid perfume. Not  only does it prevent you from smelling "un-fresh", it also makes you smelling like you just stepped out of a shower all the time. 

The AXE experience


Axe scents were sprayed on the capes used by the barbers of Felipe and Sons. This was how we sampled the scents as we underwent the services of our liking offered by Felipe and Sons. The place was an olfactory treat. I had the Luxury Shave done and I must say, it was a luxury shave indeed. At home, it only takes me about 15 minutes to shave - wash face, apply shaving cream, shave, and then apply after-shave. I thought I was meticulous already with my shaving routine. At Felipe and Sons, it took about an hour and a half to shave my facial hair. Initially, they clipped my mustache and beard with a clipper to make them short. Then, it was a facial treat from then on. They exfoliated the skin, massaged my face, applied hot towel on my face, put shaving cream, then razored the hair, applied balm, applied hot towel again, massaged my face again, put shaving cream again, razored what remaining hair was left, applied balm, applied cold towel this time, given arm and hand massage, and ended with a really good back massage. I was in and out of dreamland the whole time. Hahaha.

Felipe and Sons in Makati

Haircut, anyone?


Felipe and Sons Barberdashery is a gentleman's club and lounge. It is both a barbershop and a haberdashery at the same time, thus the name barberdashery. Also, they offer all sorts of beverages and they also have bottlekeep service. Yes, they serve manly alcoholic drinks. Beat that!

Felipe and Sons lounge

Felipe and Sons Haberdashery


The Axe Barbershop is a cut, a shave, and a fragrance story. Because there's more than a first impression to the Axe man and his fragrance.


For more information, check out the following links:

AXE Philippines

Felipe and Sons Barberdashery

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Complex Lifestyle Store’s Spring/Summer 2014 Collection

Complex Lifestyle Store’s Spring/Summer 2014 Collection is not for the prim and proper in monogram-bedecked outfits – it’s for the Complex boys and girls who want to bend the rules and shake up the country club calm with free-spirited summer fun.

Top-Bottom: Onitsuka Tiger sneakers, Keds Champion Gingham Lace P2495, Sperry Top-Sider Authentic Original Stonewash P4995, Saucony Originals Jazz Low Pro P3795, Kameleonz sunglasses P900;
On him - Greater Good woven shirt Aztec woven shirt P1750
On him - Unschooled polka dot woven shirt P1600, Unschooled cap P990, Keds Champion Gingham Lace P2495, Keds Teacup P2590

L-R: On him – Greater Good Aztec woven shirt P1750, Nike chukka P3295;
On her – Keds Champion Floral P2695;
On him – Greater Good Ikat t-shirt P950, Pony Joggy Ox sneakers P3095;
On her – WIP Cap P1250, Polo Ralph Lauren camo sneakers P2895

The Complex Girl

Kameleonz sunglasses P900
Put your Polo Ralph Lauren-clad foot on the pedal and race to the club with your crew. Ace your summer look on the court with Keds Champion’s bright new palette and order a round of frozen margaritas while tanning in I Love Koi’s swimwear and Kameleonz interchangeable sunglasses.


The Complex Guy

Unschooled Sailboat shirt P1600, Pony A Top Low sneakers P3590
Stir up the swanky club regulars with your skate tricks and Pony sneaks or watch the sunset on your feet with Sperry Top-Sider’s fresh update on the Authentic Original that has an ombre treatment on canvas. Feel lightweight in Greater Good’s classic-with-a-twist woven shirts paired with Creative Recreation’s Prio, a skate inspired sneaker with a matte-textured vulcanized sole, or get (Un)schooled on tropical printed shirts coupled with comeback kid Saucony Originals.

On him - Greater Good cap P1100, Unschooled Sailboat shirt P1600, Pony A Top Low sneakers P3590
On her - Keds Champion Fiesta P2995


About Complex Lifestyle Store

Clockwise from left: Keds Champion Ikat P2695, Creative Recreation sneakers P3795, Sperry Top-Sider Authentic Original Ombre P4995, Keds Champion Knot P2895, Nike Roshe Run P2995

Complex Lifestyle Store houses a carefully curated collection of footwear, apparel, eyewear and timepieces with frontrunners Sperry Top-Sider, Keds, Creative Recreation and Polo Ralph Lauren.

Complex Lifestyle Store branches are located in Eastwood Mall (Level 2), Shangri-la Plaza (East Wing, Level 5), Glorietta 5 (Ground Floor), Alabang Town Center ( Level 2), Festival Mall (Level 2) and Fairview Terraces (Level 2).

For more information, check out Complex Lifestyle Store on:



Shot by Gabby Cantero
Video by Patrick Soriano
Styling by Candice Camara
Hair and Make-up by Joyce Ignacio
Models – Jana, Joanna, Victor, Jeremy

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