The Fascinator shoot was inspired by the recent Royal Wedding of Kate & William, who could have missed that spectacle of Brittish fashion? We saw alot of fashion hats, fascinators, and other extraordinary headpieces, which the wedding served as a fashion display of creativity and hierarchy, in terms of who wore the biggest, more conceptualized, more elaborate designs. I love to do the shoot, and actually suggested by Manila Bulletin Fashion Section Editor, Ms. Joyce, which is truly a timing grace, thanks Ms. Joyce!On an instant, I remember Project Runway, Philip Treacy Challenge. Trivia: Philip Treacy is an Irish milliner, other term for hatmaker, that includes designing and manufacturing to some of the great haute couture designers such as Chanel, McQueen & Givenchy. There were already a feature on MB about the fascinator more on beauty (headshot and make up), and I wanted to have a different presentation on how I perceive the Brittish fashion.
Here's my simple moodboard illustrating simple hair and make up. Twiggy inspired, detailed falsies, and super pale make up, hair is sleek, side swept, and the shots more on the head and partly on the body to show clothing as well.
Check out the final release last May 13, 2011, Manila Bulletin Fashion Section featuring Fascinator. Read on:
I love Celestine from IM Agency, at first glace, you can easily identify her resemblace with Kate Middletone. Thanks Prech, IM Agency, for reserving me these 3 models - Celestine on Fascinator, Shin on Full Bloom, and Cecila... coming soon (super excited on the high fashion editorial we had on this). The hair and make up team in super action: Jacky, Jay, and Katchie.
Snapshot of the wardrobes for the 3 editorials. Whew! Check out closer view of the layouts, and discuss:
Beyond LOVE! Evita Peroni + Chris Diaz
Reminds me Coco Chanel and Breakfast in Tiffany. Thanks to Dave Ocampo on this fab hat. Hats off to you, Sir.
My utilitarian look, fascinator from Stephan Acelar, huge thanks. Step, any chance of my name fascinator? Kidding! Envy Wee, and Aries fascinator on the PFW ;)
The classic Victoria Beckam reference look. Thanks Ms. Tina of Evita Peroni.
Touch of Avant from Stephan Acelar.