Saturday, December 28

SW: Designer Spotlight Eric Delos Santos with muse Marina Benipayo

BOOM! Presenting Eric Delos Santos, Winner of the Top Asian Fashion Designer in a recently concluded Fashion Asia Awards 2013, Pret-a-porter Category held in Chengdu, China.

Check out the looks that made into his feminine-romantic design aesthetic!
Eric's beloved muse is none other than the iconic model/personality 
Ms. Marina Benipayo.

During the shoot, I was so tensed that she might be uptight, or strict, again, don't ever prejudge!  She's so adorable, so funny and love to work with!

Check out rest of the out takes of the shoot.

I just love these layouts, it showed the fun, and cool friendship both build over time. 

One of my fave layout.

Congrats Eric, you definitely deserve all the success and cheers for more blessings.  We definitely recognize one's imprint in a dress, its fab Eric!

Wednesday, December 25

Flying Dutchman/Dutchess Holiday 2013 Lookbook

I just love working with Flying Dutchman Team, my 2nd series with them on their new campaign-lookbook.  FD Lookbook Team led by Stan and Than expressed thier thoughts on the coming collection, and the challenges since they are re-opening on a new bigger/better spot, and the leadtime is really, really tight!

I directly talked to Anton Foundation, lols, to book a model for it!  Rxandy has an input to do outdoor, night set up, but due to time constraints: model bookings, busy sched of the team, we decided to do studio shoot, and still deliver results!

Check out the official photo from FD FB site.

Holiday Collection 2013


Flying Dutchman has now teamed up with Flying Duchess to offer every man and woman basic yet timeless pieces in different pattern and textures. 'No Man is an Island" Holiday Collection is sure to refine your style and upgrade your wardrobe!

Photographer: Rxandy Capinpin 
Styling: Jear De Mc Cuttac
Styling Associate: Kaye Awatin
Grooming: Anton Patdu of MAC
Models: Jessica Yang, Donovan of Ideal People

 Familiar set design? Yes, I actually requested Stan to bring all the props they have in the previous store that we might of use as props, and as part of the collection to make it more relevant, store oriented and of course - FAMILIARITY! And yes, they really brought alot! :) 

Minimal styling is added like headgear, stockings, cute headbands, jumpers, etc so as to give focus still on the collection. 

They really have great pieces for girls! 

Stan and team wanted to do different theme from the 1st one, and of course its a really up for challenge since I love the first lookbook we did :)   Click  HERE and  let me know what you think? DOPE or NOPE!

Love Jess facial reaction here :) 

Until next Jonathan and Stanley, FD Team, congrats and see you VERY soon! 

Cheers and thanks alot as well, Anton and Jess!

Sunday, December 22

Style Weekend: Rhian Ramos

Finally, it feels good to be back in writing, after the my 1st write up for Manila Bulletin, I'm much more focused on mapping my goals and personal aspiration.  But first, here's the long overdue cover and editorial I styled with my bessy Aisa Ipac!

Style Weekend: released last Nov 1, 2013 ~  Special thanks to Ms Lana, ever supportive, and to the SW team for the continuous support and trust.
My fave layout! 

Photography: Rxandy Capinpin
Photography Asst: Jerby Tebelin + AG De Mesa
Styling: Jear De Mc Cuttac + Aisa Ipac
Styling Assistants: Cara F. Obligado, Gracie Millan, Czarina 
Hair: Mark Familara
Make Up: Raf Manosca of MAC 

Another Fave layout.

The menswear fabric - print has been the Fall's 2013 Trend and me and Pax wish to toughen Rhian in contrast to her usual sweet, girly, and very commercial look.  Check out the rest of the layouts and let us know what you think?

                      Special thanks to: Mc Larens for the location.

Learned some lessons in life recently and sometimes you just need to suck it up and just be strong.  More post on the coming week, for one, its already a yearend, so I have a lot of catching up to do!  

Can't wait to share you a BIG BANG for 2014! 
Clues #primetimeprincess (meaning 2 of them) #internationpopstar ( plus Iconic Photographer )  #food/lifestyleblogger ( coming very soon )

Just a few kick for now! 

Until next, cheers!

Wednesday, November 13

MANILA BULLETIN Fashion: Trend Report: PFW SS14

First of all, I, now had a high respect of the editors, writers and reporters, its quite a tough job!   This is my first published article released last Nov 8, Fri under Manila Bulletin Fashion Section, and I'm quite surprised that its a FULL SPREAD, meaning 2 full, broadsheet pages!

Thanks alot to Ms Liza Ilarde of trusting me to cover in behalf of Manila Bulletin Fashion Team.  Yes, I got a Media Pass but this would not guarantee FRONT ROW seat in every show.  Front Row seats are usually reserved to the editors: magazine, newspaper, reporters, and other influential people in the fashion industry, like celebrities, personalities, buyers, VIP and family of the designers.  Buensalido and Runway Production Team ensure that each publishing is seated front row and well represented but, of course, first come, first serve basis, since its chaos when the door opens for the Media.  Yes, I still  wait and fall in line, because I want to be fair to the people who came there early. 

 Special thanks to Ms Meryl  Algenio of Buensalido and Associates Public Relations who secure a front row seat for me during the shows.  Congrats to the Runway Production and Buensalido Team! 

Check out how the article goes, read on.


Photos: Philippine Fashion Week, Buensalido & Associates Public Relations

This season’s trend is a showcase of comfort with a
playful mix of sexiness and abundance of colors,
leaving one yearning for what’s in and looking
forward to what’s next. A strong common language
was communicated through different perspectives as the
designers brought their own liberating ideas. Here’s our
best picks of the themes for this season:

1. Nearly Nude
Call it beige, skin-tone, or nude, it’s the new black for this season! The designers took the risk of turning the neutrals to something exciting—and it definitely paid off. One of the major looks that quickly emerged in the runway are from Albert Andrada, Ronald Mendoza, Jaki Peñalosa, and Raoul Ramirez.

Albert Andrada

Raoul Ramirez

Ronald Mendoza

Jaki Penalosa

Yako Reyes

2. Volume-on-Volume
Loose top and baggy pants in one ensemble? Yes, it works, and yes, this tandem gives sexy a new meaning. A timely and apt flair for our type of weather, this style is definitely wearable. The fabrics are light and soft, thus creating an airy feel when worn. Check out the collections of Jun Jun Cambe, Oz Go, Norman Noriega, and Vania Romoff.

Jun Jun Cambe

Martin Bautista

Norman Noriega

Oz Go

Vania Romoff

3. Nouveau Sportswear
And then there’s the sporty look—a twist of boyish and relaxed ensembles. Designers who felt the urge of exploiting the athletics to vie for mass appeal are Martin Bautista, Richie Bondoc, Veejay Floresca, Santi Obcena, and Xernan Orticio.

Richie Bondoc

Matin Bautista

Veejay Floresca

Xernan Orticio

4. Summer Sorbets
While some designers chose to play with the darker hues of the season,
some definitely took a delightful and refreshing route of experimenting with
pastels. You can definitely feel the excitement as pieces by Happy Andrada,
Ronaldo Arnaldo, Frederick Policarpio, and Randali Solomon were showed
off in the runway.

Ronaldo Arnaldo

Yako Reyes

Frederick Policarpio

Randall Solomon

Happy Andrada

5. Cropped top Redux
Baring your midriff might have been a thing of the past. But, it has surely been slowly making its comeback. Designers Tina Daniac, Anthony Ramirez, Eric de los Santos played with cuts, shapes, and colors to communicate one thing: sexy abs is sensational!

Eric De Los Santos

Anthony Ramirez

Dave Ocampo

Oz Go

Tina Daniac

Santi Obcena

6. All that Jazz
The bling. From beads, glitters and metals to lace, the designers played
around these materials to create texture as the new form of appliqué. The
addition of sheer, over and above the pieces, and the play of unique patterns
made each ensemble more interesting in the runway. All these are
cued from the opulent collection of Philipp Tampus, the dark romantics
of Bandoix Flores, to the mysteriously sexy mademoiselle look by Jerome
Salaya Ang.

Bandoix Flores

Jerome Salaya Ang

Alodia Cecilia

Chris Diaz

Philipp Tampus

Lastly, I save the best for last, thanks alot  to my friend Michelle Carag, who edited and reviewed my article! 

Until Next!