When she tells you she’s a corporate lawyer by profession, it’s easy to imagine Ria Alazas being up to her eyes in paperwork most of the time, or her closet skewing towards boardroom chic in conservative palettes (you know: sharp pantsuits in black or grey, maybe some pencil skirts, white button-front shirts or secretary blouses, […]Read more "A Hundred Different Ways: Habibi Resort 2014"
You know how earlier this year I was invited by the University of San Carlos Technological Center’s College of Architecture and Fine Arts (USC-TC CAFA) to be stylist mentor to a couple of their graduating Fashion Design students (class of 2013)? Well, just very recently (couple of weeks ago), the very same school commissioned me […]Read more "Gone with the Flow: Habibi x Sugar Kissed x CAFA"
Not a lot of people know this, but early this year (in February) I was invited by the University of San Carlos Technological Center’s College of Architecture and Fine Arts (USC-TC CAFA) to be stylist mentor to a couple of their graduating Fashion Design students during their Line Development course endeavors. The premise: work with […]Read more "A Different Kind of High: Charmaine Tara Chua’s Senior Collection"
You’d think that after a certain period of being an apprentice you would, as a matter of course, move on to the next level, no questions asked. I’d begun my apprenticeship at Shutterfairy Photography in August 17, 2011, and so when August 17 of this year came I expected to receive an e-mail or letter […]Read more "Photographing the Photographer: Malou Pages"
Wasn’t it only a little over a year ago that designer Mark Tenchavez launched a shoe line under his Shandar brand? I mean, to me it feels like only yesterday that I photographed his muses (models Marjay Ramirez and Cielo Ramirez, pastry chef Gayle Urgello, and lawyer Christina Garcia-Frasco) for the catalog of his premiere […]Read more "The Heels Meet the Hills: Shandar Goes to L.A."
It was bound to happen. You see, if you’re a photographer based in Cebu, it’s inevitable that you’ll be doing a session at the Plantation Bay Resort and Spa. I’d sworn I was never gonna let that happen to me, and not because I’d disliked the place—it in fact remains on top of my list […]Read more "We’ll Get There Fast and then We’ll Take it Slow: Niall and Cherry"
There are those who let their so-called achievements, however insignificant, get to their heads. And then there are those who, no matter the high places their career has taken them, keep their feet firmly planted in the ground. Go ahead and count the model Fretzel Buenconsejo in the latter category. Modest to a fault—i.e., to […]Read more "Trust Me, It’s Paradise: Fretzel Buenconsejo x Gracie Q"