1st Wedding Gown Part 1: Painting flowers

Definitely one of the most tedious projects I bestowed upon myself. My wedding collection was inspired by teacups. I didn’t really know how to begin painting so when I went home for Christmas break, I asked Tito Dadz (my mentor in painting using water-colour) if he could help me. For 3 days, I went to Victorias City (1-2 hours away from Bacolod City) so that we could paint together. Eventually his friends (who were also painters) decided to help in the process. I learned so much from them in terms of what paint is best, what brands to buy, how to manage my time more efficiently, etc. I’m very thankful for all the help and support that I got for this project. It’s truly something I made with a lot of love.


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Quick Sketch and Doodles doodles doodles

These are only some of the sketches that I did back when I was in Fashion Illustration 3. In that class we had to design 6 wedding gowns, 6 Grooms’ suits, 6 ring bearer attires, 6 flower girls, a 6 pc lingerie collection and a 6 pc Holiday collection. Since I don’t have the final sketches for all of these, I decided to post a temporary entry with some doodles I did during the process of creating all 36 designs as well as some of the first few ones I did.







Fashion Trends Midterm: FRESH magazine

I made up a magazine for my Midterms in Fashion Trends. We basically had to make a magazine (individual work) that should have a total of 5 editorials. The editorials had to take inspiration from 5 activities we had in class namely: 2 inspired from a fashion decade in history (Because I wasn’t listening in class, I did 2. I chose 1920’s and 30’s), the Desigual launching event, the 2013 Graduation show of the Fashion Institute of the Philippines, your own aesthetic and how socio-economic events affect the fashion industry. These pages are not in the right order. Credits of who did what are found in the layout (which I did by myself and I never want to do that again). Oh but most of the clothes were borrowed from my very very good friend Reese Lansangan, suit used for the 1930’s editorial is by Tatenda Sipula, and the rubber band dress was done by the fabulous Mimi Garbo. 🙂

On the up side, my teacher told the class that I had one of the best magazines so two thumbs up! At least all the effort didn’t go to a waste.









Global Mala Project 2013

What do you get when you place me in charge of organising schedules? An endless list of possibilities! After coming up with 3 schedules (1 priority sched, Plan B and Plan C), I felt ready to spend a full day pushing my body to its fullest. I went to GMP with my best friends, Angela (bff from Bacolod) and Wanda (bff from SoFA). We immersed ourselves in yoga for one whole day and it was such a beautiful thing, watching so many people come together to celebrate life and a common love. The best activity for the day hands down goes to the Acroyoga session with teachers from Yoga+. Ever since, I’ve been obsessed with trying to find out the dates of their next workshop. I started looking into taking classes in Yoga+ for a change of scenery. Like I said, the possibilities are absolutely endless.

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Risque Designs for Manila Fame

Iza and I got asked by our friend Tal, owner of Risque designs, to help man her booth during Manila Fame. This happened last Oct 17-20. Be prepared to be bombarded with pictures of shoes, shoes, shoes!


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Specially Tailored For: HANNA BANG



Made this special birthday dress for one of my dearest friends from my DLSU days, Hanna (H for short) Bang! Since moving to SoFA, I’ve lost a lot of “friends” but Hanna definitely stuck with me through and through! I started the design by drawing inspiration from this AMAZING Stella McCartney dress from her 2011 collection. I first saw the contoured Colorblock dress while watching this tv show called GCB (Good Christian Belles) a couple of years back. It was love at first sight! I never saw a more flattering dress. Even after the show cancelled, the design of that dress just stuck. So when I met with H and she gave me the go signal to do whatever I wanted in terms of design, I knew I had to pay homage to the amazing dress! H picked the colour palette for the dress and I sketched away. The original sketches are in my fashionary (which of course, I don’t have as of the moment so those pictures will come later) but I did do an informal croquis of how I wanted it to look.




So after finalising the design, I went off to work! I originally wanted a nice stretch crepe for the dress just so that it wouldn’t look to formal but due to time and budget constraints, I settled for duchess satin (which isn’t exactly cheap either) and worked for about a week. The final garment still actually needs some adjusting so since I have a bit of time on my hands right now, that’s what I’ll be doing for this weekend. But yeah, H loved it so that’s all that matters! 🙂

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Stella McCartney Fall 2011 collection
Leslie Bibb as Amanda Vaughn
Other celebs sporting the dress