Monday, September 26, 2011

Jessica Yang Photoshoot

I would like to share with you all, with much excitement and pride, the final photos from our shoot with Jessica Yang a few months back. I am beyond lucky to have been given the opportunity to work with this beauty. She's one of the most in-demand models these days and I can't say I'm surprised because she's really talented and great at what she does, a true professional indeed!

It was also my first time to work with photographer, Melson Bolongaita and I must say, his work is just divine! He was part of the reality show, Mega Fashion Crew and his work has been published on magazines, newpapers, etc. I am pretty sure that with his talent, we'll be seeing more of his work in the future.

Apart from working with a top model and a talented fashion photographer, I guess what really made this whole experience even more fun and enriching was being able to work with my two friends-slash-business partners-slash-fashion stylists, Iris and Tin. This was our first fashion project as a group and we're all pretty contented with the turnout. Even if we all decided that we could do so much better in the future, this shoot being our first, we're probably allowed to give each other a pat on the back. ;)

Here are the final photos:

And now, for my personal favorite! It's a beauty shot, of course! :)

Photography: Melson Bolongaita
Model: Jessica Yang
Hair: Iris Balares
Styling: Tin Ledesma and Iris Balares

Hoping for more great collaborations like this in the future! If you're a fashion stylist, fashion designer, photographer, etc. and interested in collaborating with me for projects, send me an email at Thanks!


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Sibling Love

Hello blogosphere! It has been quite awhile since my last post! Sorry if I haven't been able to update lately. Now that I'm back, I would like to share with you the final photos from our shoot with the Misa sisters last month. My last post was actually behind the scenes working with them and now, I'd would like all of you to see the final ones! :) 

The inspiration and peg for the entire shoot were the fabulous Olsen twins! Here are the photos in black and white:

Here are the colored photos:

Marquis and Iya wearing dresses from Iya's
soon-to be launched clothing line, (site still under construction)

Photography: Anina Rubio
Models: Marquis Misa and Iya Misa 

It was really such a delight working with these two! They're both very sweet, accommodating and down to earth. Working with them also made me remember how much I have always wanted a sister of my own, to share clothes and exchange cheesy girly stories with! Haha! But God granted me with a younger brother and I love him and I am still thankful for him nonetheless!


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Behind the Scenes with the Misa Sisters

I had the wonderful chance of doing Marquis' makeup again recently. If you read this post, you'll remember that I first met her and worked with her a couple of months back for a fun shoot at a friend's house. However, this time around, I got to meet and do the makeup of her sister, Iya too! A shoot was held for portfolio update purposes and as always, my forever brilliant partner in fashion, Anina was the photographer.

I don't have a copy of the final photos yet but I'd like to share with you the BTS photos and with these, I'm sure you'd get a glimpse of the beautiful Misa siblings!
Prepping the skin
Iya helps out with the hair
Time for makeup change
The photographer waiting for the
makeup to finish
Meet Mateo, the adorable nephew of Iya and Marquis!
Look at that uber cute smile!!!
Of course I had to take a photo with him!
Fierce fashion duo (HAHAHA :P)
MUA and photog with the models
(photo taken by Anina's incredibly supportive bf, Nico!)

Sneak peek!!! Look at those gorgeous smiles!
Will post final photos the moment I get them! =)

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Benefit Cosmetics In Manila!

Word is going around, most rampantly in the blogosphere, that Benefit Cosmetics is indeed coming to Manila... SOON! (insert squeals and cartwheels in excitement here)

If you have read my post on my trip to Seoul, you'd recall how I did not let my trip pass without visiting the Benefit counter and purchasing an item from them. Having a penchant for all things sweet and girly, it really does not come as a surprise why I love Benefit! Apart from their fantastic products, no one could ever really beat their unique and attractive packaging and store layouts. I still can't believe Coralista, They're Real, Bathina and Girl Meets Pearl will all actually be easy to purchase soon!

According to word that has been going around, they will be opening a store in Makati; not exactly sure where in Makati though. I am also wondering if they will be opening a counter/kiosk type or an actual store. Let's all keep our fingers crossed that prices aren't steep just like those from some online resellers here (but you can't really blame them because taxes and shipping fees can be ridiculously expensive).

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Romantic Luxe

I started this year taking makeup classes and told myself that this year will be all about fueling this passion. It just gives me even more delight being able to fuel this passion with dear friends who are equally passionate with their craft. Proof of this is actually the highlight of this entry...

One lovely Friday afternoon, AninaDonna and I did a shoot together. It was kind of last minute, really. We were just texting each other Tuesday night and then before we knew it everything was set! Donna, who is a freelance fashion stylist was quick to conceptualize an overall theme and then rummage through her closet to come up with fabulous looks. On the other hand, my photographer friend, Anina was in charge of booking a studio where our shoot was to be held. Meanwhile, I tasked myself to look for a hairstylist that could pull off the peg that I researched. It was quite difficult to get a hairstylist at the last minute but luckily, my other freelance fashion stylist friends Tin and Iris agreed to do it. As for the model, we couldn't have been more fortunate to have Dindi of PMAP agree to join our little project.

And so everything being set, we all met at the studio and immediately started doing our respective tasks. Makeup, of course, was the first thing to be done along with the hair while Donna laid out all the clothes on a rack and Anina started positioning the lights and doing test shots. 

As requested by Dindi, the first look was just a natural look to update and add to her beauty profile.

For the next look, I decided to do a soft smoky brown on the eyes to match the overall theme of the clothes and paired this with pale/pinkish nude lips.

Of course, I would also like to show you the outfit spreads to highlight the clothes. Donna calls the overall theme, 'Romantic Luxe'. The florals and embroidery give the looks that overall elegant feel.

For the last look, since the outfit had darker hues than the previous ones, I decided to change the makeup a bit by making the lips red to magnify the romantic feel. I think it suits the embroidered blazer really well. What do you think? =)

Photography: Anina Rubio
Hair: Iris Balares and Tin Ledesma

This post wouldn't be complete without me sharing with you the BTS photos! 

I had such an awesome team that day! Kudos to everyone!

And to the support group as well!