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I don't religiously check the most celebrated designers' collections like most hardcore fashion junkies would. I'm more the let's-see-what-we-have-in-our-old-closets-and-thrift-stores kind of girl. I ...
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What's the cherry on top of a long weekend and getting your end-of-the-month pay?Looking good while spending both. Starting this Friday, Power Plant Mall holds their Urban Bazaar which can easily up ...
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There are free fashion workshops from SOFA (School of Fashion and the Arts) on Podium this Saturday. I think I'm going, even though the topics aren't really the ones I'm after. I've been looking i...
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I have a confession to make: I only watched Dirty Dancing for the first time a few weeks ago.  That's why I was pretty shocked to find out that Patrick Swayze had died last week.  Watching him d...
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Photoshoots are the craziest. The typical scenario would be models in disarray and in various states of undress, the photographers fixing the lights and flashes, the stylist fussing over the makeup ...
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I remember making a sortof fun bet with a friend that I could find a whole girl's night out ensemble (including shoes!) inside SM for under P2000. She was skeptical and wouldn't believe I'd find any...
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One of the most important things about being a stylist is building your own accessories collection. I'm glad I'm a female stylist because I can shop for things I actually like and will wear, and it ...
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The shoot with Sara Black is my favorite so far, because it was so laidback and organized. Her personal studio is a warehouse in Pasong Tamo, and it was really spacious and clean. The make-up table wa...
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A lot of people would say that one of the major perks of the job is getting to see gorgeous people every shoot or show. But place yourself in a model's shoes--how would you stand out in a sea of bea...
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So I decided to go accessories hunting in Quiapo yesterday, in preparation for an upcoming shoot.  Accessories are things I'd always have to invest on as a stylist, because you can use them over and ...
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I'm excited and somewhat apprehensive. Tomorrow, I plan on dropping by School of Fashion and the Arts to enroll for a basic fashion styling course.  I don't see how it can be anything but fun, althou...
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So finally we were able to shoot for Mae Aguinaldo's clothes last Saturday. I was really anxious to get this done, especially after having it postponed the first time around. It's not just styling for...
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Well, it’s the last month of the year!  I thought it the most appropriate time to come out of my hiatus from blogging and come up with a list of my favourite trends of 2009.  These are clothes and...
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This post has been severely delayed, but I'm sharing it nonetheless! I only got the pictures recently. It was my first time to actually style for a fashion show last November, and it was for Shangri-L...
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My idea for the shoot, or at least for the half of it, was high street styling on white background. I was a little anxious about the white background because so many things could've gone wrong with it...
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