Start a Career with The #ShackFam!

Start a Career with The #ShackFam!

New York’s critically-acclaimed, modern day “roadside” burger stand is coming to Manila. Shake Shack has partnered with the SSI Group, Inc. in bringing Filipinos their first ShackBurger and more. With its fine-dining heritage, commitment to real, premium ingredients, and fun and lively environment, Shake Shack is the burger joint Filipinos have been waiting for.

In line with the SSI Group’s vision of enhancing lives and providing only the best for the evolving Filipino consumer, we are looking for driven and motivated individuals to join the Shake Shack Philippines team. An excellent career development opportunity for food service professionals with management experience, the vacant positions we are looking for include:

  • Shack Manager
  • Assistant Shack Managers
  • Shack Supervisors
  • Shack Shift Leaders

For interested applicants, submit your resume at recruit.sfri@rgoc.com.ph or contact us at 0917-5708236 and 8960614 local 149.

For walk-ins, our address is G/F Urban Building 405 Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Makati.

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The Washable Suit Worn By Swimmer And Olympic Gold Medalist Joseph Schooling

The Washable Suit Worn By Swimmer And Olympic Gold Medalist Joseph Schooling

Introducing the latest tailoring development from BOSS, The Washable Suit. This versatile design, available in three different wool-based fabrics, reflects the brand’s mission to dress driven men with fast-paced lives.

Joseph Schooling, swimmer and Olympic gold medalist, is the face of the campaign, shot in Singapore. Chosen for his determination, ambition, and drive to succeed, Schooling is captured where both he and the suit perform – submerged in water.

The swimmer’s lifestyle mirrors that of the BOSS man: his day-to-day routine is defined by being constantly on the move, where time is of the essence.

The Washable Suit was created with a demanding lifestyle like this in mind. With no need for dry cleaning, time spent on care is reduced to a minimum.

Thanks to an altered construction, the innovative tailoring can be machine-washed, while retaining a signature sharp BOSS look. The unlined jacket features a softer shoulder with a stripped back and reduced internal structure, while the soft waistband of the trousers allows for both wearing comfort and washability. Each fabric has also been specially developed and finished to withstand the effects of water and washing. The suit should be lightly ironed after being machine-washed to ensure a sharp finish.

Adding a further level of versatility, the jacket and trousers are sold separately to allow the wearer to mix and match different designs in the collection and create a number of looks with the separate pieces.

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Michael Kors Graffiti Window Collaboration

Michael Kors Graffiti Window Collaboration

Introducing #MKGO Graffiti, the first in a series of limited-edition capsules from Michael Kors. Inspired by 1980’s New York, our new black-and-white graffiti print celebrates street art and its influence on fashion. The limited-edition print puts a graphic spin on jackets, shoes and bags this July.

To celebrate the launch, Kors teamed up with style arbiter Candy Pratts Price on a special window display that celebrates designer Michael Kors, his iconic aviators and the new graffiti product. Featuring a floor-to-ceiling screen print of the designer in his aviators, rotating mannequins wear the graffiti product while snapping selfies of themselves in front of the backdrop. In a nod to the no-rules mood of the ‘80s, Pratts Price enlisted renowned hair stylist Christiaan to create the incredible hair sculptures seen on the mannequins.

Pratts Price has been a fashion world fixture for over 40 years. Her career started at Charles Jourdan, where she spent 3 years designing the windows before being recruited by Bloomingdale’s president Martin Traub to be the Creative Director of all Bloomingdale’s window displays and storefronts. Since then she has also served as fashion director at Harper’s Bazaar, fashion director of accessories at Vogue, executive fashion director at Style.com, creative director at Vogue.com, and contributing editor at Departures.  

Christiaan, born in Holland and trained at his father’s barbershop, has been a legend in the fashion world and beyond since the 1960s. He has created some of fashion’s most sought-after haircuts, including Daria Werbowy’s bob and Debbie Harry’s choppy crop, along with numerous hair “sculptures” seen on the covers of Vogue around the world.

The windows will be on display in the following stores: Rockefeller Center and Flatiron in New York City starting June 30th, Regent Street in London starting July 13th, Corso Vittorio Emanuele in Milan starting July 13th, Mandarin Gallery in Singapore starting July 12th, Jing’An Kerry Centre in Shanghai starting July 12th and Ginza in Japan starting July 12th.

To celebrate the window collaboration, the brand released a special video with Michael Kors and Candy Pratts Price.

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Michael Kors Resort 2019 Collection

Michael Kors Resort 2019 Collection

Sportif opulence…lush brocades, delicate lace and extravagant embroideries in leggy silhouettes finished with sporty surf and scuba details…painterly florals, plaids, leopard, and gingham in eclectic pattern mixes…graphic color blocking with a modernist edge…romantic ruffled skirts, dresses, and blouses juxtaposed with neat tailoring…crisp coats, trim jackets, and cropped trousers…the mix of deep lapis, turquoise, and aqua with sharp black and white…gleaming metallic silver and gold play off of black for night and day…athletic sandals, mod boots, and sleek stilettos finish the silhouette…the mini shoulder bag…the maxi tote…the utilitarian sport crossbody…luxe nonchalance…resort 2019

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Coach Launches Fall 2018 Global Campaign

Coach Launches Fall 2018 Global Campaign

Coach announced the launch of the brand’s global advertising campaign for the Fall 2018 collection with a series of images featuring the Coach gang draped over moss-green vintage cars in New York City’s backstreets. Local street art adorns the exposed brick walls, as well as murals picturing the prairie fields and deserts of the Mid-West linking to the soft hues found in the collection.

The gang has an eclectic style, layering vintage wallpaper prints and prairie lace dresses with fringed soft leather biker jackets and teddy-bear style shearling coats. This romanticism and nostalgia is, as always, counterbalanced with a nod to Coach’s home city of New York – this time with a darker gothic and mystical twist.

American heritage sportswear makes a stronger appearance this season, with cross body bags, rucksacks and Signature print bomber and varsity jackets for both guys and girls. Taking its cue from 90’s streetwear that the brand’s Creative Director, Stuart Vevers, sees on the streets of New York City today, it’s a contemporary way of dressing that has arrived in the world of Coach.  

Accessories, as always, are central to the collection and campaign. Bonnie Cashin archive iconic styles have been brought back in the shape of leather coats, to sit alongside the Signature print pieces that are so prominent in the collection. Showcasing Coach’s heritage in a modern way, Vevers has also worked with artist Chelsea Champlain and her painterly mystic roses, moths, and floral skulls on soft leather Dreamer bags.

Actress and singer Selena Gomez returns in her third campaign as the face of Coach. The series of images captures Gomez in the Fall 2018 collection resting on a vintage car. Set on a quintessential New York City street, the images highlight the season’s new bags, with Gomez carrying the Dreamer bag, a new silhouette featuring the Signature print, embroidery, and leather detailing.  

This season, the Coach family includes brand ambassadors Japanese actress and model Kiko Mizuhara, Chinese actress Guan Xiaotong, and Chinese actor Timmy Xu. This global casting nods to New York City’s melting pot of citizens and their unique way of dressing each day, which is so key to Vevers’ vision for Coach. This season’s cast also features models Ali Latif, Blesnya Minher, Joaquim Arnell, Lily Nova, Nina Gulien, Remington Williams, and William Grant.

Pictured in the campaign’s soft back-light and patchwork collaged images, this together reflects the layering of the clothes and how the Coach gang dresses today.  

I love the way that we have pushed the Coach gang further this season to be more unique, diverse and just overall cool in their attitude,” said Vevers. “It’s how I see people here in New York enjoying wearing clothes and just feels really relevant to me.”

For this season’s campaign, Coach worked with longtime collaborators, including photographer Steven Meisel, creative director Fabien Baron, makeup artist Pat McGrath, and hair stylist Guido Palau.

EDITORIAL CREDIT: Coach

IMAGE CREDIT: © 2018 Steven Meisel

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We’re Shakin’ Up Manila! SHAKE SHACK Finally Hits Philippine Shores

We’re Shakin’ Up Manila! SHAKE SHACK Finally Hits Philippine Shores

New York’s critically-acclaimed, modern day “roadside” burger stand is coming to Manila. Shake Shack has partnered with SSI Group, Inc. in bringing Filipinos their first ShackBurger and more.

Known for its 100% all-natural Angus beef burgers, chicken sandwiches, flat-top Vienna beef dogs, fresh-spun frozen custard, crinkle cut fries, craft beer, wine and more, Shake Shack has earned a cult following across America and all over the world. With its fine-dining heritage, commitment to real, premium ingredients, and fun and lively environment, Shake Shack is the burger joint Filipinos have been waiting for.

It is with great pleasure that we announce the partnership between Shake Shack Inc. and the SSI Group,” says SSI Group President Anton Huang. “This is a testament of our company’s vision of enhancing lives and providing only the best for the ever-evolving Filipino consumer. Celebrating our 30th anniversary this year makes the partnership with this well-loved global brand even more meaningful to us. Staying true to Shake Shack’s mission to Stand For Something Good, we, at the SSI Group, are committed to continuously enrich the lives of our customers by offering the most rewarding curated lifestyle experiences. With the arrival of Shake Shack in the Philippines, we are excited to be amongst the first in Asia that will be home to the renowned American casual restaurant chain.”

Shake Shack Vice President of Global Licensing Michael Kark adds, “Manila is an incredible city; its heart beats with a distinct warmth and hospitality. We are excited to begin the search for our first site in Metro Manila and look forward to becoming part of this community.”

Shake Shack intends to work with local purveyors and producers to create a one-of-a-kind Shake Shack for the Manila community, in keeping with its mission to Stand for Something Good®. The Manila menu will feature Shake Shack’s signature items including the ShackBurger®, Shack-cago Dog®, classic crinkle cut fries, wine, and frozen custard ice cream.

Shake Shack will open its first store in Manila in the first quarter of 2019.

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BOSS Bottled

BOSS Bottled

BOSS BOTTLED unveils the next chapter of its Man of Today campaign with a new mission: to inspire men to show the world who they are through their actions, and the values by which they live their lives.

One of the most iconic male fragrances of the last 20 years, BOSS BOTTLED launched the first Man of Today campaign to kick-start a global conversation about what it means to be a man in today’s world. Now, BOSS BOTTLED seeks to empower men everywhere to share and celebrate their varying ideals of success by consistently measuring each moment against their own set of codes. In doing so, BOSS BOTTLED will capture a snapshot of what it means today and how it has evolved.

The next chapter of the Man of Today campaign will be brought to life by BOSS BOTTLED global fragrance ambassador and actor Chris Hemsworth, a man who consistently acts by his own codes of integrity and respect:

“The Man of Today campaign is all about representing the idea that actions speak louder than words – a principle I’ve always tried to embody and live my life by. It’s one thing to say you’re going to do something but to back it up and do it is a whole other thing. It’s an attitude that my parents bestowed upon me and an approach I hope to instill in my kids as well. It’s about the qualities of honesty and integrity, which is a great message to be a part of.” – Chris Hemsworth, BOSS BOTTLED ambassador.

Launching on 1 September 2017, the new iteration will build on the success of the first campaign to encourage men around the world to show they are a man of their word; a man of substance as well as style, every hour of every day.

Three types of engaging visuals were created to capture the essence of the Man of Today. With the TV campaign envisioned by renowned director Nicholas Winding Refn, a print campaign shot by photographer Nathaniel Goldberg and PR images by Frederic Auerbach, Chris Hemsworth is seen as the Man of Today in visuals set against the dynamic backdrop of a modern, urban skyline. #ManofToday

BOSS BOTTLED Fragrance
The elegant woody accords of the fragrance reflect a complex structure that is as versatile and rich in contrasts as the man who wears it. Hour by hour, the scent unfolds and takes on a different quality that inspires and stays with the BOSS man throughout his day. The result is a fragrance which remains as contemporary and relevant today as it was at launch, a symbol of masculinity that has been effortlessly incorporated into the daily routines of men around the world.

Top notes: Citrus top notes driven by apple balance
Heart notes: A floral, spicy heart dominated by geranium
Base notes: Woody base notes Sandalwood, Vetiver, Cedarwood, followed by warming Vanilla

BOSS BOTTLED Narrative 
BOSS BOTTLED is one of the most iconic male fragrances of the last 20 years. It is the fragrance of the Man of Today. In 2014, BOSS BOTTLED launched the first Man of Today campaign to kick-start a global conversation about what masculinity and success mean in today’s world. Achieving widespread recognition and acclaim, it highlighted the broad and varied definitions of success which men aspire to as a result of the immense range of different qualities they possess. In 2017, BOSS Parfums will refresh and re-launch the campaign with a new mission; to inspire men to show who they are through their actions, and the values by which they live their life.

BOSS has always been an icon for masculinity. For generations, the powerful codes of BOSS Menswear and Fragrances have empowered men to achieve success. Founded on a legacy of craftsmanship and style, its fashion collections and fragrance universe have become synonymous with aspiration and accomplishment. From the confidence instilled by the cut of a perfectly tailored suit, to the sophistication embodied by a finely balanced fragrance, BOSS has consistently responded to and encapsulated contemporary masculinity.

As society has evolved, so have perceptions of what’s truly important. Culturally, there’s been a shift in thinking and behavior that values honesty and integrity more than ever before. Today’s generations seek greater affirmation than words alone can provide. At the heart of this, is the acknowledgement that actions speak louder than words.

Whilst words tell us who a man wants to be, it’s his accomplishments and how he lives his life that explain who he really is. In 2017, the BOSS BOTTLED Man of Today campaign will inspire men everywhere to show the world who they are, through their positive, inspiring, and life-affirming actions. It will empower them to prove that they are a man of their word; a man of substance as well as style. A man who measures success not by his material possessions, but how he has achieved his success: through the values by which he lives his life – every hour, of every day.

A timeless classic, BOSS BOTTLED has been inspiring men to achieve their own personal ideals of success for nearly 20 years. A fragrance for men who consistently act with warmth and integrity, its elegant, woody accords reflect a complex structure that is as versatile and rich in contrasts as the Man of Today, whilst the iconic BOSS BOTTLED flacon evokes refined simplicity.

Hour by hour, the fragrance unfolds and takes on a different quality that inspires and stays with the BOSS man throughout his day. Inherently masculine, sandalwood, vetiver and cedarwood at the base anchor the scent, whilst invigorating apple top notes balance with an intriguing floral and spicy heart to inspire dynamism and action. Together, they give the Man of Today the drive and confidence he needs to be the best man he can be; every hour of every day. The result is a fragrance which remains as contemporary and relevant today as it was at launch, a symbol of masculinity that has been effortlessly incorporated into the daily routines of men around the world. 

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Coach Introduces “A Dark Fairy Tale”

Coach Introduces “A Dark Fairy Tale”

Two American visionaries and global originals, join forces for Disney x Coach: A Dark Fairy Tale. The special-edition collection subverts classic Disney Princess tales with a dark and romantic twist on Coach ready-to-wear and leather goods. Found and styled within the brand’s Pre-Fall 2018 collection, the pieces play with spooky undertones and the tension of nostalgic Disney animations to create a halo collection for the season inspired by an American gothic fairy tale of New York.

This collaboration recontextualizes unexpected motifs from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Sleeping Beauty—think dark and dreamy castles, poisoned apples and wide-eyed woodland creatures—for a play to the edgier, darker side. Retro t-shirts with rock-and-roll fonts and a nostalgic color palette are styled with tough moto jackets, while Coach’s recognizable signature print is enhanced with darker graphics and bold leather detailing for an unexpected juxtaposition. The collection also showcases authentic Coach American sportswear – jersey hoodies, sneakers and fanny packs with Disney inspired patches and embellishments. In a nod to the storytellers of Disney and the craftsmanship synonymous with Coach, a special story patch was made to commemorate the collection.

The special-edition collection will celebrate Coach and Disney’s third collaboration, an on-going relationship which is both personal and a continuing inspiration to Coach Creative Director, Stuart Vevers. Vevers stated, “I have always loved Disney – both the movies and the fantasy worlds created that have captured my imagination for many decades. It was fun to explore the darker side of these stories and mix Disney’s nostalgic charm with Coach’s creativity to bring my memories from these fairy tales to life within our world of accessories and ready-to-wear. The Disney spirit truly reinforces the new youthful perspective we are bringing to luxury at Coach.”

Mixing the irreverent with the iconic, Disney x Coach: A Dark Fairy Tale is now available in Coach Stores and on coach.com. Select stores will house the collaboration in a uniquely designed Disney-inspired castle, re-imagined with a darker feel with corrugated metal and bright purple detailing. #DisneyXCoach

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Q&A With Chris Hemsworth

Q&A With Chris Hemsworth

BOSS sits down with actor Chris Hemsworth to discuss his grooming habits, personal style, and his new role as the BOSS BOTTLED ambassador.

Do you have a grooming regime?
My wife always reminds me to take care of my skin and use plenty of moisturiser, as I spend a lot of time surfing in the sun.

What’s the one grooming product you could not live without?
It’s all about prevention, so a good sunscreen. I spend a lot of time surfing and the salt water and sun can be quite tough on my skin.

Top grooming tip if you want to look fresh instantly?
Occasionally, I’ll put my face in a bowl of ice water. It’s an old trick Paul Newman used.  

Do you have a summer grooming tip?
I would say coconut oil is a great product to use during the summer. I think it’s all about protecting your skin, so wearing a good sunscreen is also helpful.

What is your style when you’re off-camera?
When I am at home I dress casually and usually wear a t-shirt and board shorts. We live next to the beach and spend most of the day swimming and surfing. However, I do love putting on a good suit when going to a red-carpet event.

Does your evolving fitness regime impact your style?
I’m shooting Thor Avengers at the moment, so I’m a little bigger than I would be normally. I have suits in a lot of different sizes because of this; some of them are for my normal weight and the others for my Thor size.

How important is fashion to you? How would you describe your personal style?
Growing up, I wasn’t very into fashion. However, since I started attending premieres, I realised how lucky I am to be able to wear beautiful suits. I’ve got to say I do love dressing up and going to an event; but at home a t-shirt and shorts would be my go to wardrobe, so I think my personal style depends on the situation.  

You’ve been known to wear HUGO BOSS suits on the red carpet. What are the defining features of a great suit, in your eyes?
I think a great tailor is key in making a beautiful suit. It has to be well fitted and feel light on your body. I think there always has been a great sense of confidence that comes from wearing a perfectly fitted suit.

Tell us about your new role as the BOSS BOTTLED ambassador. How would you define the Man of Today?
The Man of Today campaign is all about representing the idea that actions speak louder than words. It’s something I’ve always tried to embody and live my life by. It’s one thing to say you’re going to do something but to back it up and do it is a whole other thing. It’s something that my parents bestowed upon me and something I try to do with my kids as well. It’s about honesty and integrity, which is a great message to be a part of. 

Why did you choose to partner with HUGO BOSS? 
BOSS BOTTLED is an iconic fragrance by a brand that’s been around for many, many years. So, to front the campaign and represent the Man of Today is a huge honour. I believe that success is about living a life full of integrity and honesty and compassion, and not about the material objects we acquire. So, I really identify with the campaign and the values it stands for. It’s how I like to live my life.

How do you feel about being the face of BOSS BOTTLED?
I feel great about being the new face of BOSS BOTTLED. It’s a huge honour and I really identify with the values that the Man of Today stands for. Life should be a journey of passion, honesty and integrity and be about having a greater awareness of your impact in the community and the people you interact with.

What does it mean to be a Man of Today?
I think being a Man of Today is all about acting with integrity, warmth, honesty and appreciation for those in your community. It is about being someone who lives by the idea that actions speak louder than words. A Man of Today is compassionate as well as passionate, he is ambitious and chases his dreams.

Why are values so important to you?
Integrity, honesty, and compassion are the values I was raised by, which means they are very important to me. The older I get, the more I realise the importance of having a sense of compassion. Having that attitude, being collaborative and staying open minded with a willingness to learn is what makes people want to work with you.  

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GapKids First Career Day

GapKids First Career Day

To celebrate the GapKids summer collection, which is all about embracing adventure and inspiring kids’ imagination, the Central Square Gap store in Bonifacio High Street gave a lucky group of children the chance to experience the excitement of a Gap store first-hand and become part of the Gap family for a day.

Dressed in Gap logo tees the kids, aged between 5 and 12 years old, got involved in greeting the customers, assisting cashiers, helping customers find product, tagging merchandise, and folding clothing. Among the kids who took part were Instagram-style icons: Cadee Lavadia (@juliannecadee), Anja Lucero (@anjalucero), Maviz Piedad (@mavi_and_xavi), and Yen Saniel (@glamyen).

This fun and exciting experience gave the children an insight into the world of retail as well as skills they could take back to their everyday lives. They each received a certificate for taking part along with a Gap gift card to enjoy.   

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