Behind-the-design: An Engagement To Remember

Making/designing clothes for relatives and friends has got to be the most pressure-filled task I’ve ever done as a designer. I guess it’s because their opinions matter the most and I don’t want to disappoint them. So when my eldest cousin on my mother side came to me and asked me to design her engagement […]

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Behind-the-design: Tribal Club Wear

Here’s the fashion show I was talking about in my previous post. Last September 13, Rexona lauched it’s latest product Rexona Crystal for Women through a fashion show featuring black dresses made by female designers, Michi Calica, Charina Sarte, Czarina Villa and me. Each designer was assigned a theme. I was assigned club wear. Before […]

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What I Wore to the Ball

Remember my entry “Weapons of Choice”? (If not, read all about it here.) Well, here they are, worn by me at the Preview Best Dressed Ball. Designed by me/Coexist gown | Topshop earrings (Photo by StyleBible.Ph) As I’ve mentioned in my previous entry, my gown is a combination of 3 different prints. If you follow […]

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Behind-the-design: Neo-Vintage Wedding

Let me share with you my first-ever bride. Although I didn’t make her wedding gown, I still consider her my first because she’s the first bride I made entourage pieces for. Her name is Bianca Santiago (now Bianca Santiago-Reynoso. Woohoo!). I met her when I modeled for Chalk Magazine a few years back. She’s one […]

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Behind-The-Design: Modern Cher

Last March 24, I received a message from the amazing Daryl Chang of Preview Magazine for a possible project–another editorial for Preview Magazine’s June issue. Woohoooo! Of course I got all excited again and said yes. Here’s the peg she sent me: I was told the fashion editorial is about “decade icons”. The icon assigned […]

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Rags to Riches: Oliver Tolentino + Apartment 1B

For those of you not familiar with the organization, Rags to Riches is “a for-profit social enterprise based in Manila, Philippines, creating eco-ethical fashion and home accessories out of up cycled scrap cloth, organic materials and indigenous fabrics by working with women living in the poor communities around Metro Manila.” For years now, they’ve been […]

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Behind-the-design: Sheer Leopard Print Buttondown

So last month, Liz Uy’s assistant Lissa (who’s also a fashion blogger), asked me if I was willing to do a piece for Preview Magazine’s May Cover. This was the first time I actually said yes. Crazy I know! It’s not as if I didn’t want to before (HELLO! It’s PREVIEW! As much as possible, […]

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Behind-the-scenes: Style Spotlight Shoot

Last week, a day before my Boracay getaway, I had a quick shoot for a magazine. It’s for their new section called Style Spotlight and I’m the first personality to be featured, so YAY! I was pretty flattered. The shoot took place in my house, which was a first. I quickly found out why they […]

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Behind-the-design: Mixed-Material Maillot

Last month, Preview Magazine‘s Fashion Editor and the Philippines’ most awesome blondie, Daryl Chang asked if I could make a maillot for their April issue editorial. Of course, who am I to say no? I gamely answered a big fat YES. So here’s the peg she sent me: Her instructions were pretty simple. Basically, I […]

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