I missed blogging and I think it's already unforgivable if I post an update one more day late. I've been super stressed out for the jobs I have been working on but I'm feeling the fulfillment slowly crawling up my system. I can't complain, honestly, I even want more. (:
Random photos of this month's highlights. (:
Charlene in a Rajo Laurel jumpsuit, Vita Fede accessories and Jil Sander pumps.
Ruffa in a Rajo Laurel bejewelled dress and Miu Miu pumps
Ruffa in an HOL by Rajo Laurel dress, Nicole Whisenhunt vest and Giuseppe Zanotti heels
TVC shoot with Gerald and 3 other celebrities
Star Magic Catalog 2011 cover. (photos of the celebs I styled on another post!)
What Charlene wore was a great scene of spur-of-the-moment fashion decisions! I love it when suddenly, something better out of an already bright idea happens!
You see, she was supposed to wear a leather catsuit dress with slashes on the bodice. Then came fitting day. Her arms won't slide it the sleeves so Rajo asked the tailor to remove the sleeves first. When Charlene slipped in the now sleeveless dress, Rajo decided to see if her arms can now fit in the sleeves - naturally, it still won't. But what we saw made us all realize that we should keep the look. Lo and behold!
Sexified Ms. Universe look! Everyone loved it! The shoes (Blumarine, baby! Only the people who know would wear Blumarine!) and OroCher stud diamond earrings showed the idea of an effortless juxtaposition - fierce to glamorous.
That particular Sunday was special. I had the chance to get a photo op with the woman of the hour, Maria Venus Raj, 22, Philippines!
and my young designer friends Martin Bautista and Veejay Floresca plus their friend, a super kadooper beauty pageant walking brittanica got interviewed live for the show!
I don't normally post conventionally composed photos - meaning shots with all-posed, conscious and very structured subjects. I am amazed at the awkwardness of each moment, so I always try to capture it. I don't know if it sounds weird, but what I am sure of is that it never fails to show how unassuming one camera-phone acaptures a pristinely memorable moment.
So to show, I dressed up Charlene for The Buzz again earlier today. My boss had a family emergency so she had to fly out to Davao.
She wore a one-shoulder spandex-leather with stretch jersey and mesh dress by Martin Bautista with her favorite Fendi cinderella shoes that finally got their TV debut today. Earrings from OroCher.
I have been sick the past week and I'm treating everyday as a blessing now that I'm feeling so much better. But although the bug has given me all the pain, it didn't stop me from working. I had to do series of fittings, meetings with suppliers and the Buzz too!
KC in Ivar Aseron. Charlene in Rajo Laurel.
Dress by Rajo Laurel. Jewelry from OroCher. Christian Louboutin shoes.
My first time to style Charlene (and for the Buzz) as proxy for Pam who's enjoying Barcelona, Spain as of now (I'm so happy she's having a blast in Europe). Her dress was made by no less than Rajo Laurel. Arnel Papa was kind to lend me accessories also for her to wear. The black leather peek-a-boo cutout pumps are Charlene's own Jil Sander. The rest of the power team all had red on. So hot! So fiery! Very The Buzz! (:
Happy Birthday to the person who taught me how to turn a pair of pumps and socks into a new pair of shoes, how to make a midriff bodysuit out of mere leggings and a gazillion of new bright things! How can I forget the one who made me realize that I can make my dreams come true?
She's the best, not that she's my boss-mentor-madels-friend, but because she's not only good at her craft but also she has great streak of A+ personality-wise. No one in the history of my experience being with her has ever complained to be around such very talented person. I mean who wouldn't love her?
Judy Ann Santos in an ABS dress, Orocher earrings and Dsquared2 shoes.
Charlene Gonzales in a Martin Bautista dress, Orocher earrings, Mango bangle and Christian Louboutin python pumps.KC Concepcion (styled by Jenni Epperson) wore a Ronaldo Arnaldo dress and Christian Louboutin booties. Toni Gonzaga (styled by AJ) was in an Edwin Tan gown.
Everything happened in just one day. Judy Ann's movie press conference in the morning then Angel's FHM event in the evening.
I've never seen this much of reporters in one wall. Nakakaloka pala maging artista! I think being cornered by a gazillion crowd of people but still being able to answer each of their questions in all grace is one bad-ass, super tough job.
Judy Ann Santos in a 9 by Rajo Laurel dress
After the conference, Pam and I had to prepare a lot of stuff (Taping, Liquidation, etc.) then we headed to Sofitel to style Angel for the FHM 100 sexiest women event at the World Trade Center. She's number 1 that's why the Heidi Klum-level wings was a well-deserved treat.
Angel Locsin in a Tina Daniac dress and Forever 21 accessories
I assisted Pam for The Buzz last Sunday. It was expected to be big because of the controversial reveal of the new hosts. We styled the gorgeous Ms. Charlene Gonzales and the super blooming Ms. Judy Ann Santos.
both wearing Rajo Laurel, OroCher fine jewelry and Givenchy shoes