A Feast For The Eyes: Fashion Director Pam Quiñones Curates Visual Treats To Gift Loved Ones For The Holidays

Photographed by Borgy Angeles

Fashion director Pam Quiñones, along with the rest of the Vogue Philippines editors, leads the gifting season with a selection of well-considered presents for their nearest and dearest. 

There are different types of people that this fashion director knows in life, and they’re not just limited to those within the creative realm. In keeping up with their various personalities, she takes note of what sparks their interest the most as she curates a list of what to get a wide range of individuals this holiday season.

For the fashion geek

A gift certificate from Spruce Gallery

Spruce Gallery is a print store that recently opened its doors in Ortigas. It boasts a selection of independent titles, including “hard-to-find fashion and art magazines” that will surely satiate any fashion geek’s thirst for new reads. It is almost certain that they would get lost in this creative haven, spending hours on end browsing each shelf, and what better way for them to cap the day than bringing home some pieces for themselves? 

Available at the Mega Plaza, ADB Avenue, Ortigas Centre, Metro Manila from 11AM-8PM daily.

For the design conscious who love a good room scent

A Rare Earth Candle

Rare Earth makes small batches of handmade scented candles with unique geometric shapes printed on its glass jars. The shapes represent each scent, and each candle can last for approximately 35-40 hours. Pam’s personal favorite is Dark Matter, a “juicy, lush, deep, mystical” choice made with notes of currant nectar, fig tree, geranium, suede, and cosmic energy.

Available online at the Rare Earth website and the TROPA store.

For the hostess with the mostest

A Ren Marble Ceramiko Bowl Set

Spice up the next get-together with your loved ones through 100% locally handmade ceramic bowls featuring interesting shapes that can definitely get the conversation going!

Available at the Ren Wares website.

For that friend who is a clean beauty enthusiast

LESSE Every Tone SPF

Although this is a new discovery for Pam, LESSE’s non-nano zinc facial sunscreen is already one of her current favorites. It sinks seamlessly into the skin and leaves a beautiful glow without any residual white cast. 

Available online at the LESSE official website.

For the fashion-forward best friend

Bombé Oversize Sunglasses

The famed former creative director of Céline launched her highly-anticipated eponymous label at the end of October. One of those that caught Pam’s eye are the Bombé oversized sunglasses which she believes would be a great pair to add to a chic best friend’s coveted wardrobe. These pairs are available in two colors: brown acetate and caramel acetate.

Available online at the PHOEBE PHILO website.

For the entire family

Masungi Georeserve Trail Experience

In the great outdoors of the Masungi Georeserve, visitors can reconnect with nature, spend quality time with people who are dear to their hearts, and learn more about the environmental conservation work that Masungi’s managing organization does. Truly, as the year comes to a close, there is no better time to round up the gang for a moment of reflection while trekking the vast terrains of the Georeserve.

The Masungi Georeserve is located at Kilometer 47, Marcos Highway, Baras, Rizal, Philippines, 1970. Contact +63 908 888 7002 and [email protected] for more information.

For myself

Bottega Veneta Sardine Bag

And of course, how can you forget yourself? One has to remember to give themselves a pat in the back for getting through a whirlwind of a year. A special treat would also come in handy to celebrate this momentous occasion. For Pam, this bit of pleasure comes in the form of a Bottega Veneta Sardine bag that she would “love and keep forever.” 

Available at Greenbelt 4 in Makati City, Shangri-La Plaza East Wing in Mandaluyong City, and the Bottega Veneta website.

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