Wednesday, June 29

After Hours

Last April, I messaged Seven Barretto, fashion photographer, if he's interested to shoot for an editorial in Manila Bulletin Fashion Section. He kindedly graced my request, and it was totally a pleasure and such an honor working with this talented genius.

This is my 2nd shoot with him, and the 1st one, will be out soon! I tried to make it very creative and pull all my best stunt since this guy really knows creative direction, and artistic shots. Inviting him to do the eds is my way of thanking him for an X-deal shoot we had on the 1st one, as a neophyte in the styling acts. He is so down to earth very, humble, and gosh, I can praise all day, but I know you get the point. He's one of the nicest person I've met, in regards to his experience and status right now.

Here is the 1st installment of the shoot we have, released last June 17, 2011 in Manila Bulletin Newspaper, Lifestyle-Fashion Section. Read on...

Here is moodboard, one of the original concept I submitted to our super supportive, Fashion editor, Ms. Joyce. Get on the floor is inspired by the clubwear, very chic that ranges from hiphop, sexy chic, gossip girl-alike to your just normal girl. Released later on to go with an article by Jaz, one of the fashion writer in MB, perfect timing.

Feast on!

The shoot actually is scheduled way back, but since Pauline was in a work abroad, and be back after holy week, thus we sched it right then. Perfect timing, and there you go... nice cue! Super thanks as well to Pau for so always game, and always so supportive of the shoot!

Trivia: Pau just love this, and bought one that had it's debut in Bora. FnH Maillot swimwear, a hot item!

Homegirl inspired. Thanks to Jill Medina, Pax's recommended her since I badly needed a styling assistant. One of her firsts as well, as a stylist! Kudos Jill!

The make up was done by Ms. Joyce, my first published collab with her after our openshoot days. Thanks Joyce! For Make up works you can email her at

Majority of the shoes used here, is Jill's shoes. Yeah, she has a model's size, good for us!

Huge thanks to the team!

Photography: Seven Barretto

Styling: Jear De Mc Cuttac

Make Up: Joyce Seludo

Hair: Katchie Mejias

Asst. Styling: Pabby Dane De Mc Cuttac

Model: Pauline Prieto of Elite Models

Saturday, June 4


One of the challenging shoot, to date, given 1 day preparation (requests, and pulls), the travelling time, overnight spent to Batangas, with 3 different locations, but really, can you complain the astonishing view, sumptuous food, and delightful staff, plus with THE exceptional teamwork in Punta Fuego, hell NO!

During PFW, I was already going gaga of some of the collections that I just love to grab and run for the shoot. So watch out for that, still drafting a huge production shoot, and hope I won't get cranky and crazy over this... hint: Tableau shoot in couture. Caloi, Editor from Manila Bulletin, called me to style for this with Madam Rxandy Capinpin, and of course, Hanna Pechon for Make up, and Jay Wee for the hair. Thanks Caloi for the opportunities!

Exuberance was released last Friday, 27 May, 2011, Manila Bulletin Lifestyle Fashion Section. Check out the final layouts, and some of the additional ones too:

1st layout in The Peak, Punta Fuego, their smaller version of the infinity pool, same location of Regine's wedding vows. Check out authentic fish-scale shoes from Gaupo of course, and it's 1 pair of size 7, I don't know if they're still producing this due to limited production only, and oh my first from Randy Ortiz's cowl neck, mustard dress! Thanks Myth!
The python print dress by Noel Crisostomo + Gaupo booties. Huge thanks to Ms. Ruby Gan again, and to Mr. Gilbert!
Just love big hair, its so couture already, as agreed with Jay Wee.

Stylist Job 101: Shooting under rough roads! Use panty liners at the bottom of the shoes for a damage-free return. Masking, electric, and cardboards give-in in these rocky roads.
Change hair peg. Little braids on the tip. Cool that I have with me my bestbud Rombs Luzon to carry all the suit bags, and enormous boxes of shoes. Thanks Rombs!
Joel Escober's dreamy dress! Beyond Love!
Change location, same goes with the hair and make up.
Infinity pool in Peninsula Punta Fuego with Chris Diaz's creations.
Photography: Rxandy Capinpin
Styling: Jear De Mc Cuttac
Hair: Jay Wee
Make up: Hanna Pechon

Assistant styling: Rombs Luzon
Model: Pricilla of Visage Models

Location: Punta Fuego, Batangas