There was a time in my life when I’d gladly have wasted four or five hours a day sitting in front of my computer, ogling every personal style blog imaginable—from Adam Gallagher’s I Am Galla to Aimee Song’s Song of Style to Bryanboy to Garance Doré to Hanneli Mustaparta’s Hanneli to Jordan Reid’s Ramshackle Glam […]Read more "The Real Deal: The Style Diplomat’s Liz Dumdum"
Here’s the childrenswear catalog that I did a couple of weeks before I left for the States. Buttercup is a reputable boutique and novelty shop in Ormoc City, Leyte, that just inaugurated their “bigger and better” outlet last July (from their humble online store beginnings just a little over a year before that), and who […]Read more "Buttercup Don’t Break My Heart"
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"
When Miguel Polido and Pia Ymas began dating some four years ago, I remember a lot of people saying, “What a gorgeous couple! They’re gonna make beautiful babies one day!” Apparently that’s how most people make a judgment call on whether a couple is a perfect match—they imagine the resulting offspring! I, however, am not […]Read more "Bisou Bisou (or, Kiss Me in French): Miguel and Pia"
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"
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."