Happy New Year, or I would say Happy Chinese New Year already? Anyway, sharing you my first release for the year, Style Weekend Cover ft. Jessica Sanchez, out last Jan 10. This was taken last Dec and I can still vividly recall the almost-surreal experience when Managing Editor Ms Maris texted me if I can style Jessica Sanchez and the photographer of the shoot is Mark Nicdao. It was those rare moments where I'm dumbstruck and feel numb for a few seconds, the moment you're trying to ponder if this is a hallucination or some kind of a dream! I immediately thanked Ms Maris and informed her that it's actually one of my styling dream, collaborating with American Idol's runner up Jessica Sanchez and with Mark is totally AMAZING!
Check out our first layout that also made it on a cover!
Photography: Mark Nicdao
Styling: Jear De Mc Cuttac
Styling Associates: Kaye Awatin, Gracie Millan
Make Up: Al De Leon
Hair: Ricky Diokno
The Metallic trend was taken from the SS14 and I couldn't be more excited since this hasn't been done and metallics is a challenging trend to pull off! I want to challenge my self on the styling and the team on how we can create a look that is relatable to Jessica's personality and status with class, and as well envisioning that it can make it BIG this summer in our tropical paradise Philippines!
This Bronze mettalic long gown was custom made by Albert Andrada, few days before the shoot! One of my fave!
I tried mixing RTW as well so as not to go overboard with the metallics, thus here Jessica is wearing a silver metallic top from Ever New.
The Mettalic Silver Skirt is custom made by Eric De Los Santos exclusively for the shoot as well with the Gold dress, to be shown below.
Guess, where's the metallic here? Aside from her shoes, there's a metallic silver clutch as well but it didn't make it to the final cut. One of my fave as well!
I want to inject a personal style of Bronx-Street style with a little Diva with Jess here. Her bracelets actually are gold spikes and pearls just to make some edge to her look and a pullover wrap over a cocktail dress? What do you think?
For the final layout, we tried to pull off a classic PRINT look and a skirt since she tried everything but no prints yet.
This is basically how adorable and fun to work with Jess and Mark! Feeling tropa lang kami right? :)
Special thanks to Ms. Maris and Ms. Liza
Style Weekend Team
Of course, I got to to have a moment with Mark :)
Thank you so much styling Team for helping and pushing creativity to the next level! We know all how difficult and how we keep challenging ourselves to create a different looks and yet not expected or been done.
To God be the Glory!
Topshop, River Island, Mango, Forever21, Primadonna, Ever New, Figlia