Friday, June 22

PFW Holiday 2012 - 15 BEST OF SHOW

I mentioned to Rxandy Capinpin, one of the quirkiest photographer I ever met, that I want to do Philippine Fashion Week Holiday 2012 Best of Show again, and as usual, he's REALLY up to it!   I told him I don't want to pressure myself of the planning/pulling thus he volunteered another promising stylist for a collaboration, Raizel Dy.    During our planning week, Rxandy is so excited that for the first time we really talked about the concepts 3 nights prior the big shoot - from the concept, model casting, and location.  I'm so challenged as well since I can feel his energy of that exudes an exceed- expectation-shoot!  

I asked Rxandy not to do the norms as what Fashion Mags usually do.  So we decided to include Menswear and make it TOP 15,  and added a bit of cat-fight, couture VS prêt-à-porter  -  and its among the firsts.  The shoot is inspired by the movie Dark Shadow - a ghost and a crazy girl! 

Booked the models, the team, of course, what I call THE styling team!  Kaye Awatin, Bianca Sing and new apprentice Kat Valdez were involved in the styling as well!  Here are some loads of what happened that day!

Katchie Mejias, our make up artist, and the very lovely Jay Wee for the magical hair!  Make up and hair is inspired by Marchesa Fall 2012 but I told Katch to exagge the gold eye details, and Jay to create a bigger mess for the hair!  Julia can't really speak English and its so funny that we have to demo every scene or poses and what I call botilicious! 

Scary and cute:  Liza aka Lizka is a russian model as well as Julia, she's our interpreter for the day.  Thanks Ms. Shao of Elite Modelling agency for these lovely girls, and the charmer, Rafa :)
I love working with them, they are just so cute! Blonds - Dakota Fanning and Taylor Swift look alike!
We did an additional editorial in Vivere's Art Bar, it's so cool, and Kat, ano to, pls explain? Lols!
From Rxandy's Insta:  The Styling Team, L-R: Kat, Me in Snickers, Bianca, Kaye and Raizel. LOVE!

Check out the official release from Manila Bulletin Fashion Section! Thanks again - MB Fashion Section, Ms. Joyce, and Caloy

Here's the Top 15, in no particular order.
The Dark Shadow opener: 1. Roel Rosal and 2. Happy Andrada

3. Dodjie Batu's Ragdoll

4. Cherry Veric

Mental Institution inspired: 5. Jeffrey Rogrador and 6. Jian Lasala

Andromeda: 7. Jinggo Inoncillo and 8. Dimple Lim

9. Jerome Ang

Advertorial Campaign 10. Veejay Floresca, 11. Dax Bayani, 12. Oz Go

Huntsman Inspired: 13: Enrico Carado,  14. M Barretto and 15. Emi Ingles  ( clothes even sent from Davao City )

I'm both glad and saddened that its over since I really love the shoot, including the starving and pressure of course, though I admit I'm having insomnia attack  last  2 night prior to actual shoot.  I've been very particular of the creative direction and wanted to do everything in proper execution!  

I think a special mention, deserved by Vivere Hotel Alabang for being so accommodating, and even treated us with the Super Deluxe Room! Too bad I didn't take picture of it, and the service and staff - well commended!  I really suggest just try to visit them.

Thanks as well to Janylin Shoes, especially Ms. Cecil Santos for the usual support.  Love Diva for the accessories.  Without the shoes and accessories, we can not complete the entire looks.

Thanks alot as well to these designers, who are passionately in LOVE! I've seen their great creations, and keep those inspiration and motivation kick more asses! Until next season!

Photography: Rxandy Capinpin
Asst Photography: Jerby Tebelin II
Styling: Jear De Mc Cuttac &  Raizel Dy
Styling Associates: Kaye AwatinBianca Lorraine Sing, & Kat Valdez
Hair: Jay Wee
Make Up: Katchie Mejias

Models: Liza, Julia & Rafael of Elite Manila
Location: Vivere Hotel Alabang  
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  1. Your blog is so cool !
    Seg & Gwen ! :)