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Confession: the reason I  wear some outfits once and never again is because that was actually a test drive. If you've known me long enough, you're already familiar with my personal style. It can be r...
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"Ang laki pala ng hips mo," was the first thing that our photographer (the one who took this photo below) said to me once he noticed I was uncharacteristically in jeans. But I don't mind the comment. ...
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Stylists don't always act as the creative director, nor is it a given that we conceptualize shoots.  That often falls to an editor or your client's marketing department.  Sometimes, though, the conc...
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I've been doing a couple of editorials this month when I thought, well, I might as well take advantage of the nice cameras, lighting and location from all these. That's right, I should take the rare O...
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When I started this blog, I wanted to chronicle my adventures in fashion styling. I can't quite forgive myself if I don't detail the first big editorial I did for a major publication, where I acted bo...
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And so here goes the last installment of this awfully long series (well, just long cos it takes me forever to post). If you missed it, here's Part 1 and Part 2. #9 I went to my first Malasimbo a...
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I didn't really foresee that I'd be writing the second part of this series after half the year has already gone by.  But when I thought about it a little more, I realized it's a miracle in itself tha...
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I recently joined the Metro Weddings team, and my first issue came out last October 2013 (and I'm only posting about it now, yes!).  If you don't have it yet, please do grab a copy.  It's the beauti...
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So I've done this shoot some time ago, but being the excellent blog updater that I am, I'm only posting this now.  I feel like I've seen these photos everywhere and that they're thoroughly exhausted ...
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When the couple told me their venue was El Hogar, I felt a little daunted.  I've been to the crumbly old building before...it's dusty, musty, abandoned and smelled like neglect.  I styled a shoot fo...
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Who is Elizabeth Madrid, exactly? She's Manila's latest It Girl--stylish, staple of the club scene, new best friend of famous-for-being-famous Chrysalis Magnolia. She's also a jewelry clan heiress, ...
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OLA!  I know, I know, I'm still alive after all!  That was an unexpected 3-month blogging hiatus, after being on a roll at the start of the year, too. Fortunately, I didn't exactly make it one of...
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I may not have always loved fashion, but I think I've always held a certain fascination for costumes.  This OOTD isn't actually anything that I've worn outside the studio, but it was one of those mom...
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I didn't realize until I was editing these photos for web resolution that there's something vampiric about this whole setup.  The red velvet drapes, the navy blue cape (navy blue was also the color o...
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It's always tricky, dressing up here in Manila. There's the humid air, searing heat, then suddenly, rainfall...and once you get indoors, airconditioned buildings and offices could go up to freezing. ...
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