Tuesday, April 29

Inside Showbiz: Janine Gutierrez + Kylie Padilla

My 1st with these ladies and mind you, the team already incorporated the International Graphic-Tribal trend and the Pop art trend here! Presenting the Inside Showbiz Jan Issue!

Sorry for the delay guys, need to request hi-res copy for official blog post.

International Tribal Inspired from graphic aztec prints of jumpsuit of Janine to boho fringe top of Kylie.

Rising Stars: Kylie Padilla and Janine Gutierrez on the side cover!
Styling Team: Klaudeen Cawili, Tim Smithson, Patrick Perez, and Karen Abella

Pop Art Pants 

 Boho Chick

Special thanks to River Island, Topshop and Figlia Shoes


Sunday, April 27

Celebrity Mom New Sections!

 I am very pleased to share this editorial in collaboration with Celebrity Mom's Former EIC Ms Lacar since this is the 1st pages with the new concept and 1st release of the sections.  These sections are 1.) Fashion: 7-11, where Moms can have a 7 cool looks for a week using 11 pieces in their closet, and  2.) Fashion: Wardrobe, it suggests the current trend of the season and what mom's can be of use from different forms of market or budget mom can afford - designers, to rtw brands to top labels.

Disclaimer:  These are work-in-progress file and only released for more of the styling visual reference.  Final, official and correct credits can already be seen in the actual Celebrity Mom Feb Issue.

Take a look of the current Spring/Summer 2014 Trends Must-Haves!

Styling Team: Kaye Awatin, Gracie Millan, Klaudeen Cawili

Wednesday, April 23

FHM Dec 2013 Issue: Alice Dixson Cover

This is probably one of my most memorable and challenging styling experience and I couldn't be more proud of the risk, trust and love the team had put in it to make the shoot possible.

This shoot almost didn't push through, and its for FHM Dec Issue, yes, year-ender, thus a critical covershoot.  Prior to the photoshoot, we had a production meeting to talk about the agreed hair/make up and styling direction.  Pegs, poses, and hair-make up were presented and discussed. 

During the actual shoot, FHM Team, Doc Marlon, Ms Lana and I showed to Alice the agreed, hardcopy of the peg since she wasn't in the production meeting.  She was surprised that the photos shown are not what she actually approved.  Given the initial, approved peg is more of the edgy, fierce, glamazona to provocateur-ish, she actually leaning more of the soft, ethereal, very natural feel.

I freaked out because its totally different from what I pulled. Ms. Lana and I discussed the options, and Lana was able to pull some stuff and I was able to use what we had on our pulls that fall on the new peg, and even Doc Marlon offered his Stylist Closet for us to check.

We had another round of meeting on what we can do and if its ok with Alice to proceed with the shoot.  I am very overwhelmed and has another level of respect to Alice of taking a risk and being professional to the team despite the circumstances.  The team was able to do a very classy, sexy and yet tasteful output. 

Check out the final layouts and behind the scene photos from the shoot.

My Fave

Photography: Doc Marlon
Styling: Jear De Mc Cuttac
Styling Assistants: Kaye Awatin, Gracie Millan, Aira Armonia
Make Up: Tin Alabano
Hair: Marben  Talanay

Of course, my fave as well! The Cover!

Trivia: MORE of firsts, my 1st with Doc Marlon, 1st cover with FHM, and my 1st with a delicate shoot! Nerve-racking right? But definitely worth it!

Prior to the shoot, Doc and I had a very thoughtful discussion of the Philippine Fashion and how amongst themes and editorials, sexy is the hardest, sensitive, challenging one because you can either go cheap or tasteful.  

Challenging in a way, for me, is that yes, its less of the clothing-accessorizing, but remember styling is not just about providing clothes, its about taste as well - proper clothing, accessories, and poses if needed, with the consideration of the branding of the magazine and its readers and market.

Candid Shots, LOVE! 

Special thanks to Doc Marlon, Ms Lana, Alice, and to the FHM Team for the trust in the styling team.

This is after the shoot, reviewing the shots! Photo grabbed from Alice's IG

Kudos Styling Team: Gracie Millan, Kaye Awatin, and Aira Armonia

Monday, April 21

Different Styling Stint of March!

Here we go! I know it has been all about styling-fashion, just a little bit of patience, I'm prepping something big for the next posts! Clue: NON - FASHION related, now, discuss.

First Up! Inside Showbiz ft. Miles and Marco on the cover! Styled this 2 young sweethearts.

What do you think about their looks here?

Styling Team: Klaudeen Cawili, Timmy Smithson, Karen Abella, Patrick Perez

It's my 3rd run for SM Southmall 3 Days #theBIGSale.  So thankful of the clients who keep coming back and keep trusting my team.  My big shoutout thanks to SM.

Styling Team: Dane De Mc Cuttac, Psay Castro

Another 1st in my experience probably is the Campaign in a Calendar for a Phoenix Gasoline.

This is actually prior to my Cambodia Trip.  Thanks Ms She! 

Styling Team: Gracie Millan, Timmy Smithson