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This is a shoot I did with the awesome swimwear line City of Vintage for their latest Summer collection aptly titled Sun Tan. There were two photographers on the shoot, and these were my shots. It was styled by the amazing Vanessa East with Mac VB, the owner of City of Vintage. Make up was done by Isabeau Gomez. And our model was the Russian stunner, Lana Novikova.
It’s been a while since I did this. And I’m really glad Mac liked what I did. This is also one of the most significant shoots for me because of personal reasons. I’m looking forward to doing more shoots like this in the future.
Unlike most of you people, I’m not rich, yet. So sometimes when I buy clothes, I do an age old practice that my mom passed on to me, which I have mastered quite a bit. I do ukay-ukay or thrift shopping. Fortunately, there’s a lot of these stores near my place and I found these babies.
I got this really nice Bass topsider. It’s still in very good condition. And it’s very comfy. It’s even prettier up close. I feel like it’s very “grown up” because I always saw my dad wear this when I was younger. It’s a nice departure from my chucks.
I also got this Lumberjack topsider. It looks really old, but it’s still in very good condition. I think a round of shoe polishing and cleaning will make this less scruffy.
As an avid thrift store shopper, I think I’ve managed to stock my closets chock full of great vintage and thrifted stuff that I wear in my everyday life. It can be a challenge to make a thrifted item look more modern, but I think that’s the fun part of all this. It’s really amazing how much you can get without spending so much money.
Can you believe I own these amazing books? I almost forgot I had these if it wasn’t for a friend of mine borrowed these a long time ago and retured it to me just now. Better late than never! Anyway, the one on the left is How To Be A Fashion Designer by Marcarena San Martin and the one on the right is Form Fit Fashion by Jay Calderin. These were given to me by my cousin from New York. These are actually books that FIT students use, and I’m lucky enough to have a copy of my own.
I’ve only read half of these, and now I’m glad I can finally finish them. I’ve always been in love with fashion ever since. I just didn’t give it enough time and effort to really persuit it, especially that I took Nursing in college.
Also, this came in with these books as well. I mean, if I want to be a self-taught designer who wants to learn all the technicalities behind fashion design, I think these books will definitely teach me a lot. Now that I have them all back, does this mean I’m actually going to persuit my life long passion for fashion? We’ll see.
1. Media Pass 2. With Nicky Roa and Ingrid Roxas 3. SMX at Night 4. DJ Sanya Smith 5. The Dollhouse 6. Ingrid’s Camera 7. Polka Dots and Sparkly Heels 8. Rafa Ayuyao, Nicky Roa and Shen Jarlega 9. SMDC Show 10. Nicole Ramos, Bella Tanalgo and Jezl O of ROME Shoes and Nicky Roa 11. Ruffa Gutierrez’s Boobs 12. Outfit photo by Ingrid Roxas. 13. Outfit photo by Kaloy Apolinario 14. Outfit photo by Kenneth Banda.
First thing I thought about Oxygen’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection was androgyny. It’s like the boys and the girls have been swapping clothes and they still look good regardless. The collaboration with Spanish artist and fashion designer, Marcela Gutierrez was perfect. This is also the second time I got to see Marie Digby in the flesh. Still as beautiful as ever. The photos above are some of my favorite looks from the show. On a more personal note, their men’s clothes really fit my style to the tee. Also, thanks for the tickets Ed!
This was the last show I’ve seen during my entire stint at Fashion Week. And I’m glad I ended it with this very beautiful show.
These are some of my favorite looks from my favorite designers from the the Luxewear Spring/Summer 2012 show.
These are some of the photos I took at the SMDC show featuring Chris Diaz, Lizanne Cua and Eric Delos Santos. It had a very posh cocktail party before the show started which is always a good thing. So I was literally in the middle of all the beautiful fashion chaos that night. The photos below are some of my favorite looks and highlights from the shows.
Chris Diaz. I love the fringe, the shells, the flowers and the colors. It had touches of Native American Influences without taking it too far. It wasn’t as perfect as I hoped for it to be, since the entire collection wasn’t really at par with the intro video, which was super high fashion.
Lizzane Cua. I’ve never seen this much jersey in my entire life. I don’t love it, but I don’t hate it as well. I really don’t mind the use of jersey, for as long as it was used in an unexpected or in a more innovative way. But to be fair, there were a few stand outs. I just wish it was more daring and cutting edge.
Eric Delos Santos. This collection was edgy and ladylike at the same time. The clothes were very empowering. If goddesses walked down on earth, they won’t mind wearing an ensemble from this collection.
And of course, Anne Curtis’ appearance is always a welcome sight.