NYLON MANILA EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Contrary to popular belief, Angelo wasn’t always supposed to be a writer. He’s always loved it for sure, but never thought of it as anything special. In fact, he walked past the school paper sign ups in high school out of hesitation engulfed in fear. Eventually, he mustered enough courage to give it a go a year later and he hasn’t looked back since. From essays to fan fiction and now published work that hopefully tugs at the heartstrings and makes one think critically, there is no greater joy and yes, love, for this writer who promises to pen stories until the last possible moment.

Thoroughly weirded out, he isn’t sure why he’s writing in the third-person perspective, but it does sound oddly cool.

NYLON MANILA EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Contrary to popular belief, Angelo wasn’t always supposed to be a writer. He’s always loved it for sure, but never thought of it as anything special. In fact, he walked past the school paper sign ups in high school out of hesitation engulfed in fear. Eventually, he mustered enough courage to give it a go a year later and he hasn’t looked back since. From essays to fan fiction and now published work that hopefully tugs at the heartstrings and makes one think critically, there is no greater joy and yes, love, for this writer who promises to pen stories until the last possible moment.

Thoroughly weirded out, he isn’t sure why he’s writing in the third-person perspective, but it does sound oddly cool.

NYLON MANILA FEATURES EDITOR

A self-confessed fangirl and lover of all things pop culture, you’ll find Elyse slithering through crowds and barricades to get the latest story on your favorite celebrities. Sometimes a host, other times an accidental meme on the internet, she’s reppin’ Gen Z as a full-time storyteller with a point of view that is fearlessly radical, real, and realized.

NYLON MANILA FEATURES EDITOR

A self-confessed fangirl and lover of all things pop culture, you’ll find Elyse slithering through crowds and barricades to get the latest story on your favorite celebrities. Sometimes a host, other times an accidental meme on the internet, she’s reppin’ Gen Z as a full-time storyteller with a point of view that is fearlessly radical, real, and realized.

NYLON MANILA FASHION & BEAUTY EDITOR

For someone fully immersed in the world of fashion as a stylist and creative, she enjoys transforming others and voicing out what she stands for through compelling visual storytelling. An advertising junkie, art history geek, ex-hard ballin’ hooper, and a cut-no-sew stylist are just some of the odd labels in her CV. Tough-as-nails with talons that are as poppin’ as her sense of style and self, make no mistake about it, she likes doing the dirty work, but not putting dirt in anybody’s eye. Don’t get it twisted.

NYLON MANILA FASHION & BEAUTY EDITOR

For someone fully immersed in the world of fashion as a stylist and creative, she enjoys transforming others and voicing out what she stands for through compelling visual storytelling. An advertising junkie, art history geek, ex-hard ballin’ hooper, and a cut-no-sew stylist are just some of the odd labels in her CV. Tough-as-nails with talons that are as poppin’ as her sense of style and self, make no mistake about it, she likes doing the dirty work, but not putting dirt in anybody’s eye. Don’t get it twisted.

NYLON MANILA SR. MULTIMEDIA ARTIST / ART DIRECTOR

With music coursing through the helix of his DNA, everything else followed to the tune. Starting in front of the camera, Kenneth Dimaano is thoroughly enjoying the magic that he can create behind it. A passion for making something remarkable and iconic led him to the industry that was just in his imagination years ago. From directing film, art, event, and even marketing—these experiences prepared him for the tough world that he’s about to face now and in the future.

Oh well, the future is now.

NYLON MANILA SR. MULTIMEDIA ARTIST / ART DIRECTOR

With music coursing through the helix of his DNA, everything else followed to the tune. Starting in front of the camera, Kenneth Dimaano is thoroughly enjoying the magic that he can create behind it. A passion for making something remarkable and iconic led him to the industry that was just in his imagination years ago. From directing film, art, event, and even marketing—these experiences prepared him for the tough world that he’s about to face now and in the future.

Oh well, the future is now.

NYLON MANILA ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER

From an early age, Abby has been exposed to a diverse set of cultures, having traveled around the globe, living in Europe and meeting different people. With her deep roots also in Philippine history, helping develop the country in any way she can is second nature to her. This has made her realize that branding, of anything really, is all about the culture and values that one identifies with. And ever since, she has further developed this interest and passion to pursue her career in marketing, promoting relevant and meaningful content to help bridge people together in both a personal and professional sense accross all generations.

NYLON MANILA ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER

From an early age, Abby has been exposed to a diverse set of cultures, having traveled around the globe, living in Europe and meeting different people. With her deep roots also in Philippine history, helping develop the country in any way she can is second nature to her. This has made her realize that branding, of anything really, is all about the culture and values that one identifies with. And ever since, she has further developed this interest and passion to pursue her career in marketing, promoting relevant and meaningful content to help bridge people together in both a personal and professional sense accross all generations.

NYLON MANILA

ANGELO GABRIEL RAMIREZ DE CARTAGENA
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At The 2021 Golden Globes, Comfort Was The Standout Style Trend

Does this mean hoodies are g-l-a-m-o-r-o-u-s now?

Presumably, the dress code at the 2021 Golden Globes dictated the usual Sunday’s best, but for some irreverent personalities, comfort was the name of the game in the socially distant ceremony.

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Listen, the Golden Globes were anything but ordinary this year for a lot of reasons. While the enduring entertainment mantra of “the show must go on” was honored, the traditional few hours of pre-show, red carpet, and main events in one of Hollywood’s most anticipated and glitziest of nights have been considerably downsized in deference to the pandemic, of course. Following the lead of the Emmy Awards with the first of its kind virtual ceremony last year, the Golden Globes shifted things a bit, with a bi-coastal show featuring returning hosts, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler managing the show live from the Rainbow Room in New York and the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles respectively.

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With social circumstances limited and guarded by heavy precaution and protocol, the 2021 Golden Globes there was an uncharacteristic coming together of stars. Unlike years before, which really is a distant memory by now, the nominees and the rest of Hollywood’s galaxy of stars celebrated the best and the brightest of film and television in a socially distant ceremony safely in a massive Zoom call from their homes and hotels. Presenters were in attendance physically, but the usual party-like atmosphere was more austere with front line and essential workers, as well as of food bank workers from Feeding America.  

Comfort At The 2021 Golden Globes?

Despite having to shrink the size of the Golden Globes, there was no shortage of sentiment and definitely no dulling of shine at the screen-centric ceremony. True to the glamorous nature of celebrity culture, most of the stars took to the night as an excuse to ditch the comfort of sweat pants and dress up to the nines. “It’s nice to have something to celebrate and get dress up for, and actually put on a dress to walk from my living room to my kitchen,” details Elle Fanning who stunned in a silky, light-as-air blue Gucci gown that was very reminiscent of Hollywood royalty, Grace Kelly. Meanwhile, Laverne Cox adds, “I wanted to feel festive and go for it.”

And go for it they did, despite having to content themselves with horizontal boxes highlighting only the upper halves of their well-thought-out looks. Sure, there were photo shoots to hero the fashion and style, which ranged from making use of nature and the more editorial sort, but it must be said, the herding of celebrities and nominees on the red carpet was thoroughly missed.

While there was no shortage of jaw-dropping fashion and scene-stealing style, there was an emerging trend that defied the glamour of the 2021 Golden Globes. Now, considering that this is the more fun sibling of the awards show circuit in Hollywood, things were looser this time around, as it was indicative of the circumstance of crisis we are in now.

Keeping Things Cozy

While most still stuck to their guns and went custom or couture, others honored the Zoom dress code: comfort above anything else. Content and cozy, these stars (nominees and eventual winners, no less) took to the less pretentious and eased up on the glamour, which made for a particularly refreshing take on awards show style. Make no mistake about it—this was by no means a disrespect to the Golden Globes. In fact, this just expanded what was once rudimentary, especially since this year, the ceremony was done in the comfort of home, surrounded by a bubble of family, friends, and furry companions. You know, just like us mere mortals.

With some taking to the 2021 Golden Globes with grayed out hair or barely-there makeup (if at all that is), there were those who went all out in comfort trading in their designer duds for something more close to home. From the stark contrasts of printed black and white silk pajamas as worn by Best Supporting Actress winner, Jodie Foster (who got to receive her nod together with her wife and dog), to Best Actor Jason Sudeikis and his now infamous tie-dye hoodie, it was quite the sight to see these larger-than-life stars relaxed and just themselves.

Unusual Golden Globes Style

Smashing stereotypes and standards, these barrier breakers in their own right (hello, Chloe Zao in a t-shirt and Sandra Oh in an olive green puffer jacket with snow and a dinosaur behind her) proved that comfort was truly king—stuffy awards shows be damned. There were a lot to take in and take away from the Golden Globes this year, but technical glitches, awkward break room conversations, and persisting lack of diversity aside, we will be remembering the standout style differently than before. Everyone can keep their best (or worst) dressed lists, because for us, nothing is more reassuring than the relaxed choices that are truly resonant of the reality we live in today. 

Missed the style scene-stealers at the 2021 Golden Globes and their take on comfort fashion? Look no further and scroll down below.

Jason Sudeikis

Jason Sudeikis golden globes

Joaquin Phoenix

Joaquin Phoenix

Jodie Foster

Jodie Foster

Sandra Oh

Sandra Oh

Chloe Zao

Chloe Zao

Bill Murray

Bill Murray