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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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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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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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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Diesel Roars In Cannes

Diesel Roars In Cannes

Over the course of the last week, Diesel was awarded 13 Lions at the annual Cannes Advertising Film Festival, which recognizes and celebrates the world’s best branding efforts of the year.

Stakes were high at the 2018 edition: the field was highly competitive, and selectivity by the jurors heightened. Still, uncompromising creativity ruled and Diesel was the only fashion label to strike gold. The 13 awards went to 3 different campaigns and projects of the brand. Each unique, standing out from the others—and from the crowd.

Three awards went to “Go With The Flaw” which debuted in Fall 2017. This campaign was directed by François Rousselet, and was designed to run against the myth of perfection and flawlessness that is so common—and more often than not misrepresented—in social media era. Rousselet made a film that featured a cast embracing their uniqueness and rising above discomfort—to the soundtrack of Edith Piaf‘s ‘Non, je ne regrette rien’ (No, I don’t regret anything).

Another award went to “Go With The Flaw 2” which was released the season after, exploring the opposite point of view: what happens when you do all you can to hide your natural flaws? What happens when you chase perfection? Rousselet directed also this campaign with the ultimate message that, no matter what we do, our flaws will always be stronger than our attempts to hide them. The takeaway? Live a life that is beautifully flawed—it is impossible not to.

No less than 9 (nine!) awards went to “DEISEL,” the crazy experiment that was staged during New York Fashion Week in February 2018. Diesel secretly opened an authentic knock-off store—misspelled and mislabeled as DEISEL—on Manhattan’s Canal Street. The pieces, which appeared to be counterfeit, were actually one-of-a-kind editions made by Diesel’s design team and sold at very low prices. Subversively, Diesel wanted to tell its fans that they are free to wear whatever they want. It was not—and still isn’t—just about the label. Diesel is something bigger, a social, free-thinking experience.

During the last year, the company’s marketing campaigns received awards at high profile ceremonies both in New York and in London, and the house is particularly satisfied with these successful 12 months.

I am proud and happy to celebrate this moment. It confirms once and for all that Diesel is back, stronger and braver than ever,” says Diesel founder Renzo Rosso. “We started from the product, building a new in-house team and involving talents from all over the world to give new interpretations of our DNA with the Diesel Red Tag project. And then we kicked off a whole new communication strategy that reaffirms our brand’s uniqueness, originality, and bravery. All this generated an incredible energy inside the company and around the brand, which I am honored to be personally part of.”

The concept of the three campaigns has been developed with creative agency Publicis.

Awards:
DEISEL GO WITH THE FAKE
BRAND EXPERIENCE & ACTIVATION (Brand-owned Experiences) – gold lion
BRAND EXPERIENCE & ACTIVATION (Customer Retail / In-store Experience) – silver lion
BRAND EXPERIENCE & ACTIVATION (Sectors > Consumer Durables) – bronze lion
DESIGN (Promotional Item Design) – bronze lion
DIRECT (Sectors > Consumer Durables) – gold lion
DIRECT (Channels > Use of Ambient Media: Lange Scale) – silver lion
DIRECT (Excellence > Launch / Re-launch – bronze lion
PR (Use of Events & Stunts) – bronze lion
OUTDOOR (Ambient > Live Advertising & Events) – gold lion

GO WITH THE FLAW
CRAFT (Cinematography) – silver lion
CRAFT (Direction) – bronze lion
CRAFT (Production Design / Art Direction) – bronze lion

KEEP THE WORLD FLAWED
CRAFT (cinematography), bronze lion

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Hugo BOSS Celebrates The Reopening of its BOSS Store at The Marina Bay Sands

Hugo BOSS Celebrates The Reopening of its BOSS Store at The Marina Bay Sands

HUGO BOSS hosted the first of two reopening events for their newly designed BOSS Store at the Marina Bay Sands, in Singapore. Guests from the worlds of fashion, media, as well as business partners and local celebrities were invited to an exclusive reception that included a Q&A session with recently announced local BOSS brand ambassador, Joseph Schooling and actor Sebastian Stan. Following this, actor Chris Hemsworth attended the second store event.

The BOSS FW18 Fashion Show
Backstage at the BOSS FW18 Fashion Show

In celebration of the reopening, some 1,000 guests were invited to a BOSS Menswear and Womenswear fashion show presenting the Fall-Winter 2018 collection at the Marina Bay Sands. Among local celebrities like Pierre Png, Andrea De Cruz, Sheila Sim, Tan Chuando, and our very own Nico Bolzicco and Solenn Heussaff, internationally renowned actors Chris Hemsworth and Sebastian Stan watched the presentation from the front row. The show finale included the official launch of the local BOSS campaign, starring Joseph Schooling. At the after-party, model Park Soo Joo and Swedish DJ Mike Perry entertained guests with a DJ set.

About the BOSS Store
Warm and residential materials for wooden cabinets, generous and comfortable seating areas, integrated skylights, as well as granite flooring enhanced the inviting atmosphere. The new interior conveys a homey feel, welcoming customers to the world of BOSS. On a total retail space of 511 square meters the store features the latest BOSS Menswear and Womenswear Spring-Summer and Pre-Fall 2018 collections including shoes and accessories.

Joseph Schooling in BOSS

About the Joseph Schooling Capsule Collection
The Joseph Schooling Capsule Collection was developed in partnership with BOSS. It is now available exclusively across BOSS Stores in Singapore.

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Celebrities Wear Cartier to the World Premiere of Ocean’s 8 in New York

Celebrities Wear Cartier to the World Premiere of Ocean’s 8 in New York

Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, and Helena Bonham Carter wore Cartier to the World Premiere of Ocean’s 8 in New York, NY on June 5, 2018.

Anne Hathaway wore:

Cartier vintage earrings, Paris, 1997, 18k white gold, 18k yellow gold, 18k rose gold.
Cartier Paris Nouvelle Vague ring, 18k rose gold, black lacquer, diamonds.

Mindy Kaling wore:

Cartier High Jewelry earrings, platinum, emeralds, diamonds.
Cartier Maillon Panthère bracelet, 18k white gold, diamonds.

Helena Bonham Carter wore:

Cartier High Jewelry earrings, platinum, red spinels, diamonds.

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Pull&Bear’s New Summer Editorial – Lively Colours and Tropical Inspiration

Pull&Bear’s New Summer Editorial – Lively Colours and Tropical Inspiration

Exciting colouring, tropical inspiration, and comfortable designs for a fresh, summery look. Pull&Bear’s newest editorial, entitled Seaside Glimpse, proposes perfect outfits for girls and boys to wear on warmer days.

Women’s designs focus on coral red as the main colour, along with brushstrokes of black and white. Tropical-inspired flowers take over garment prints, while vertical stripes and sporty bands provide a contemporary twist. Formats include twin-sets, mini and mid lengths and a variety of details such as knots and cut-outs.

Men’s items develop from a colour palette featuring navy blue, red, yellow, and light blue. Embroidered details displaying summer topics provide T-shirts and footwear with a fun touch. Horizontal stripes and tropical prints update a range of items that mix nicely with jeans and Bermuda shorts to create laid-back looks for outdoor leisure time.

This new summer editorial from Pull&Bear features models Rose Valentine and Ernest Klimko in a series of images taken in Nice (France) by photographer James Gilles.

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Massimo Dutti + AD España

Massimo Dutti + AD España

Massimo Dutti launched a partnership project with the prestigious Spanish magazine, AD España, to coincide with Salone del Mobile di Milano, held from 17 to 22 April. This year, the two brands worked together once more, on a collaboration that began in 2013 and whose aim is to link art, interior design, and fashion in the brand’s window displays.

Massimo Dutti and AD invited the winners of the 2018 AD AWARDS to create a special intervention and on this occasion the result was a unique proposal; closely linked to technology. It can be admired at the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele flagship store and, also for the first time at the Massimo Dutti airport store at Milan’s Malpensa airport.

Once again, AD Spain and Massimo Dutti present the 2018 AD Awards. Since 2013, the brands have collaborated to create an exclusive mise en scene to captivate any art, interior design, or architecture lover.

ARCHITECTS: Flores y Prats

INTERIOR DESIGNER: Pepe Leal

SPECIAL PRIZE: John Pawson

DESIGNER: Xavi Mañosa

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