Wednesday, July 31


Well, hear it first before you judge, ok? I mean, I might be bias because majority of which is Top 40 and current or at my age and time! Seriously I based them on the content, melody and applicability and how I react to it even I keep playing them again and again in my Ipod even going to the gym, stranded in the traffic or feeling down and sometimes to pick-me-up when M and I had small misunderstanding.

Note, I didn't intend to create this because of my current, personal, selfish gluttony of love, not because M and I are official, but come on it's really inspiring and it feels good when you feel, hear and think of love, right? Whether you call it love songs, or sweet flicks, or cheesy themes, but hey, we have or somehow been in love, will be in love and still looking for that LOVE!  

Before, I used to love Vonda Shepard songs from Ally Mc Beal because I thought my someone, soulmate, or the right guy is just somewhere out there, I know, I feel and I believe! Now, I have M with me and I'm so happy and blessed and thankful to God of his heaven sent blessings!   I know this is not supposed to be in my blog rather than my personal journal, but I just love sharing and keeping it here when I can still have a look one day if its still M or whoever it is, that I cherished and remembered this and exact emotions! But of course, I just wish it would be M forever! 

Here's my picks and wish you love them as well.   I attached official video, or for some their lyric-video, sorry not available on youtube!  Read on as I decipher each song, in no particular order. 

1. Miss You Love by Maria Mena.  The song is about LDR, very applicable to me now, how sometimes mind can play tricks on what he's doing there, and how you misses the person terribly.  Trust and Love!  Got some excerpts from the lyrics. 

I'm preparing for the breakdown, Your tshirt lost its smell of you, and the bathroom's still a mess...Because I miss you love!

It's still me, I never changed, I'll be here when you come back.

2. I Love You Always & Forever by Donna Lewis.  I just love the song from composition to upbeat tempo, her angelic voice to how she played with metaphors, and reality in a vivid disclosure, though my M is not a blue eyed one.  This is a kind of song you just want to fall in love from highschool back memory lane. 

Miles of windless summer night air 

Secret moments shared in the heat of the afternoon 

Out of the stillness 
Soft spoken words 


I love you always forever, Near and far, close and together, 

Everywhere I will be with you, Everything I will do for you, 
I love you always forever, Near and far, close and together 

Everywhere I will be with you, Everything I will do for you 

3. A Thousand Years by Christina Perri.  The song didn't make an impression to me during its peak in Twilight runs, but during one of my prenup shoot, the bride requested his hubby to play the song during our last layout and the magic begins to unravel just before my heart.  I searched the song online and check out the lyrics and boom, I'm in love with it!  Check out the lyrics below, some excerpts from Part 2, additional wordings were added in the song, like the intro.

The day we met, frozen I held my breath.  Right from the start, I knew that I'd found a home for my heart...

I have died everyday waiting for you.  Darling don't be afraid I have loved you for a thousand year, I'll love you for a thousand MORE! 

I will be brave, I will not let anything take away.  Whats standing in front of me, every breath, every hour has come to this.

4. A Little Too Much by Natasha Bedingfield.  It's a day to day happening to every lovers, and partners - love and hate, cry and laugh and in the end its... we follow thing we fall back in again! 

Sometimes you make me a better person, sometimes you bring out the worst.  Sometimes we get on like fire, sometimes we're stubborn like rain...

It's wonderful to fall, It's worth of risking all.  I'd rather love just a little too much! - VERY TRUE

5. Heaven Sent by Keyshia Cole.  I has a remix with a duet with Mario, cool as well, but sharing the original version here.  The title speaks of its content from being broken to repeatedly taking love another shot.  I love how she break-it-down each phrases! 

Now you can wait your whole life wonderin', When it's gonna come or where it's been, You may have got your heart broken,  A few times in the past
Chorus:I wanna be the one who you believe,  In your heart is sent from, sent from heaven, And there's a piece of me who leaves when you're gone,  Because you're sent from, sent from heaven
When your love won't let you walk away, And it can't help who it loves, And you find yourself givin' it all away, When you think you're in love 'cuz I wanna be

6. Until You by David Barnes.  Torn between this and You and Me of Lifehouse.  Upon checking its depth and content, I choose this. During my insane obsession with Smallville and its soundtracks, I actually found alot of great and unpopular songs and from that I look and just search more and this come across David.  This song is about the longings, the raw heartfelt of emotion of wanting the person more and yes can be clingy, sometimes! LOLS Read the last part, highlights in color. 

I need you now and forever, Just stay right here with me, Don't ever leave
Love was kept from me like a secret, And I swore that I was through. Until you, until you

The city settled down, I watch you as you sleep, There's a silent celebration for every breath you breathe, Now this all makes sense
You ask company, I left all I knew with the better part of me

7. Need to be next to you by Leigh Nash.  Don't you just love Leigh from Sixpence? I love the sultry voice, the lyrics, and melody, and again the opening phrases, perfection! One's feeling of doubt, and concealing to save oneself from rejection, and aches, and also taking chances, which I did with M! 

Been running from this feeling for so long
Telling my heart I didn't need it
Pretending I was better off alone
But I know that it's just a lie
So afraid to take a chance again
So afraid of what I feel inside

But I need to be next to you
Oh I, oh I I need to share every breath of you
Oh I, oh I I need to know I can see you smile each morning
Look into your eyes each night for the rest of my life
Here with you, near with you, oh I, I need to be next to you

8. Therapy by India Arie.  This is probably one of my all-time fave inspiration, or love song.  It's pick-me-up song, very motivating, gives you a jolt to go forward and keep moving! This song never fails to make me smile, be enthusiastic of the coming days or ahead. Just love the lyrics!

He puts his hand on my lower back, his face in my neck andSays something to make me laugh, makes me forget I was madHis touch feels so right, it's like he's reading my mindI need him all the time
When it feels like I'm losing powerWhen I feels like a wilting flowerThe way you touch me says I'm there for youIt heals me just to hear you say I love you

9. Fine Time by Eraserheads.  One of the top 3 picks here.  It's a simple song of a great feeling to be spending a few hours, mins, sec with your love ones.  It described each fun, tripping, and gimmickry of a couple! Died on the last part, highlight!

I hope we could spend more time together

A few hours is better than never

If we could only make it longer
A whole day would be fine

There are times when we disagree

My heart sings to the sea
I'm always anxious when we kiss on me
Please don't tire of understanding me
Being with you makes me feel so safe
I don't care if we go out of town
I don't care if we sleep all day
Basta't kayakap ka ay okey

10. Kiss Me by Ed Sheeran. I love the sincerity of this song from its each phrases to the melody.  It elaborately describe each moments of being in love! Hay! Just download it NOW!

Settle down with me
Cover me up, Cuddle me in 
Lie down with me, Hold Me in your arms

Your heart's against my chest
Lips pressed to my neck, I've fallem for your eyes
But they don't know me yet

And feeling I forget
I'm in love now

11.  Runway by The Corrs. Its our anthem, our lovesong, our soundtrack :) M and I love the song with all our hearts and soul! It's The Corrs perfect love themed song, from the opening to the last string!  This actually is a remix already, from their first album, small twitch but actually made the difference, and I love the latest one.

Say it's true, there's nothing like me and you 

Not alone, tell me you feel it too 

And I would runaway, I would runaway, yeah 

I would runaway, I would runaway with you 

Cause I have fallen in love, With you, no never have, I

I'm never gonna stop falling in love, with you 

And by candle light, make love to me through the night.

Thank you loving me M, and keeping me inspired everyday! Trust that I'll be yours: my heart, soul and body! Happy 2nd Monthsary M


Monday, July 29

Male Model Scene Online Feature

Argie Salango, one of the conceptual stylist, he loves to push the boundaries and majority of which has international appeal and market.  Collaboration with him is always like a new creative learning and jolting!  

I want to inject his own style in this editorial yet there is still a little of commercial and relatable approach.  We wanted to do a prefall homme editorial, fueled by a global approach of European asylum and cooler dapper version and tone of 'Supernatural' the series inspired specifically by Castiel turning bad guy!

The editorial is supposed to be submitted to one my regular contribution to Manila Bulletin Fashion Section but unfortunately, transition and new editorial team was made, thus wasn't able to publish this shoot.  I told Dookie Ducay, photographer, if we can submit somewhere else since I really feel bad since the shots/layouts were really good. And then one day, dookie just tagged me, it was released in MMScene an online magazine for men fashion, and I love it! 

Check out the link below and the full editorial layouts!

Digital print skirt and tops by Herbert Custodio, and Silver statement shoes from Nereku

Statement necklace by 

Full fringe top and pants by 5CM
Head pieces by 
Top and 3 tone pants by 5CM 
Brown top and pants by 5CM

Photography: Dookie Ducay
Styling: Argie Salango + Jear De Mc Cuttac
Styling Associate: Angela Sarmiento 
Make Up: Rxandy Capinpin
Hair: Mark Familiara

Model: Veridiano of L'Equipe

Friday, July 26

Christine Lorico X Modernist

Working with photographer Christine Lorico is always exciting, that I can't wait for the final layouts. She submits alot of options and useful shots, which is hard for the editors to pick, and I love it!  This shoot is just a funshoot, since I really wanted to shoot the Fall Trend - Modernist, bi-chromatic, and futuristic feel, from Menswear FW 2013 biggest trend!
Photography: Christine Lorico
Styling: Jear De Mc Cuttac
Grooming: Anton Patdu
Model: Nico

Here's the inspiration of our shoot!

Now will let you decide what to pick! So many best options! 


My Fave! 

Special Thanks to: Flying Dutchman for the shoes 

Tin suggested to use black and white for the layouts, and fine with me since the clothes are basically BW and would appear more dramatic in a way.

Until Next Post! 

Tuesday, July 23

SM Southmall's 3 Day Big Sale Ad Campaign

I just love working with returning clients, as SM Southmall because its a usually a great project and its nearby my place, home court advantage huh.  Anyway, for this shoot its about their 3 Day Big Sale.  It will everywhere, literally everywhere, from bus, SLEX billboard, cab windows, and beside a huge tarp inside the mall! 

Check out the BTS! 

Doing the last visual checks on how we can make the look cohesive and themed with the concept.  Marketing wanted to use of red and orange, and to add one family color, added pink so it won't be all just read and orange since these can be very strong colors.  

Briefing the models on the feel, theme, poses and the direction of the shoot. 
One of willing assistant is Pabby my niece, of course because of the male models, hmp! Kidding.
1st layout

2nd layout

Of course my ever supportive kuya, taking BTS shots. 

My hommies! Cool Cora and Sam, love these girls! 
The trio shot! 

Me checking the shots. Weird smile huh. 

Check out what made it in the print! 

Thanks alot SM Southmall
Ms. Ronnie and Ms. Sarah

Styling: Jear De Mc Cuttac
Styling Assistants: Altaire Bautista, Dane De Mc Cuttac

Wednesday, July 17

Galera: Summer Holiday!

Now I want to share a crazy adventure I had last March. Break from the fashion and so serious stuff first so I'm loading some b-side, great and funny adventure I had with some friends and new-found friends.

  I'm so eager to go for summer vacation, and I need to drag Santi and Miko!  We were so early in Batangas Port and Santi, the ever famous, had alot of friends and acquaintance at the port, thus we agreed to join with the group to lessen the expenses, plus the thought of meeting new people and doing some adventure is very enticing! 

Check out the secrets behind the trip! Patay kayo sa akin! Hahahaha

Group shot before our departure in White Beach!
BEWARE: PHOTO OVERLOAD and R18 ONLY! Walang edit edit to ha, kaya bare with me, para masaya! lols
 Prep my tanning oil since I really wanted to get darker this time,  but note the face still needed major protection, that's SPF 70's purpose.
 At the Batangas port, with Miko and Doc! 
As soon as we arrived in White Beach, Galera, we opted to wait til lunch for check in, we arrived at 9am, ayan atat kasi, so photo sesh muna!  Santi and Mau!
 Me and Miko and my DIY tank top, maganda yan promise, hindi lang kita lols 
 Yes, I have huge birth mark at my chest extending to my arm thus I love henna tattoo for some coverage! 

No time to waste, we wore our best swimming/tanning outfit! BOOM! 

We must have our photo sesh under the scorching sun! Tiis ganda! 

Let the tanning begins! 
Alam na kung ano to! 
Tres Marias! 

And that wraps up our first day! In summary, painit lang talaga habol namin! hahahaha

1st night in our room! CHAOS! Lols  Our room is around 4,500, per night and we are around 8-9 heads. You can find a better accommodation or hotel, but since this in my first in White Beach and heard alot of night fun, thus we chose to get a cheaper room since we won't be staying long. Food can range 100-150 Php per meal depending on your appetite and choice of food/resto/turo-turo of course.

Breakfast! We love it here since Ate Jopay prioritizes our orders!  

 Getting ready for Day 2 adventure! Lakasan lang ng loob! Hahahaha 
Now let the captioning begins! 
 Wow ha! Now, caption this guys! Ayoko manakit! Lols!

 Lunchbreak with the group again! 

I had to repost our last day group shot! Thanks alot guys! 

But wait kala nyo wla na, here are some of the bloopers and selfie moment shot, courtesy of never ending shots of Miko! 

Ganda sana nitong moment ko, panira si Mau! 

Thanks to Zon7 for the Trunks! For more designs, personalized trunks you can contact Zon at his mobile 09272026568 / 09273890383

Now this is the REAL FUN and BLOOPERS! 
Courtesy of Miko! Lols Blame Miko on this guys! hahahaha

Cute ng bata, ayan, napaisip tuloy ang bata! 
Ama, Ina at inaanak! PANALONG tong shots na to! Kaloka kayo! 
Winner ka girl! Push mo yan! 

 Best in LONER si Mau! 
Madam tapos na ang manicure? Polka in Sheer! Pakak! 

Best in Profile! 

Best in ILONG! hahaha, kidding in SELFIE! 

I had a blast guys, it all started at the port, me, Miko and Santi and then we ended up having friends of 7-8.  Thanks alot for the crazy and non-stop laughing on anything and everything! I missed you already, Team Aura!

Until Next time!