Wednesday, August 10, 2011


Dress: Randy Ortiz  Clutch: Aranaz

The Styling Team namely: Reg, Me, Rudolph and Mikka were tasked to each have a shoot that we would handle on our own.  A much needed challenge that was welcomed by all with both jitters and excitement. 
Mine was to feature the clothes of Fashion Design Council of the Philippines's (FDCP) designers to promote their contest entitled, Weaving The Future: A Social Design Competition.    
(click here for the details) 

My greatest challenge for this project was the location and no one was allowed to use a studio. I am so grateful that my friend recommended ALPADI ESTATE in Antipolo. As it turned out my cousin is friends with the owner and so was our make-up artist! It was the perfect setting for the shoot as it provided the natural elements that I needed. With so many areas, we didn't have a hard time finding interesting spots to shoot. I felt so blessed too that the weather cooperated. It was raining right until we finished with make-up and rained again right after our last lay-out!!!

 The accessories
I was so grateful that I was able to borrow these great pieces from Gerry Sunga who is also a member of FDCP! Each one is indeed a work of art. Their intricacy is beyond words!

 I also pulled out from Aranaz their De Lujo Collection!
 I am so amazed that something so simple can turn out so wonderful! 
 And the Joyce Makitalo pieces always inspire =) 
 The clothes are from: Randy Ortiz, Joel Escober, Jerome Salaya Ang, Avel Bacudio, Gerry katigbak, Ramon Esteban, Len Nepomuceno Guiao and JC Buendia
The look for this was very ethereal even for the hair. I am so glad that Ria  did the make-up to the tee and more!!!  We were having our doubts for the hair since I wanted it to be sooo big but Sony Mar delivered perfectly!  And to Jackie our model who accepted this stint the night before (thanks also Mikka), I am so thankful! She is such a trooper!

 Our photographer Mau Aguasin who wrapped up the shoot in 2 hours thank you!!!!
and Ate Grace for keeping me sane and making me sit down when I kept pacing the room thank you!!!

And of course we just needed to have a team photo after!!!
I think they got it that I am truly thankful hehe I must have said it a million times already!!!
and to LUIS thank you too for pushing us and believing in us =))

And the finished product..

Avel Bacudio

Jerome Salaya Ang dress
Joyce Makitalo necklace

Dress and necklace by Gerry katigbak

 dress by Ramon Esteban
Black and Gold Peacock Bracelet by Gerry Sunga

Gray dress by Len Nepomuceno Guiao
Black and Gold drop earrings by Gerry Sunga
Aranaz de Lujo Pavo Real bag

Barong terno by JC Buendia
gold hairpiece by Gerry Sunga

Photography: Mau Aguasin
Styling: Donna Gonzales-Lim
Make-Up: Ria Aquino
Hair styling: Sony Mar Rebanal
Model: Jackie Milner

This came out last Sunday at the Allure Section of the Philippine Star
Please click the link for the entire article

much love


  1. These are amazing! The lighting is so soft and ethereal. The first photo, in particular, I love.

  2. Very nice! Congratulations! Can't wait to see more of your work ;p

  3. Great blog hun.Love it! :)

  4. Awesome shoot!! The accessories are amazing!!!

  5. Astig!! Wala akong alam na english word na good enough haha. Lovin' the final products!

  6. Very nice pictures!and clothes!
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  7. wow so awesome!!

  8. Wonderful pictures!! you look great!!

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  9. really, really beautiful!

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  10. Great Photos!


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