Creature Comfort – Preview Magazine October 2015


When Loris asked me to make an outfit inspired by “Nomadic Upholstery” earlier this year, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I knew I wanted a huge hood and something that showed that alot of effort and love went into the garment. Plus (faux) FUR FUR FURRRRRR.

This hooded vest/top/whatever definitely embodies my personality at best.

I was ecstatic to see that they used it more than once for the feature (that close up shot!!!). I had initially planned to create a collection based on this piece but of course, the plans have changed. Now I have something else planned and I can’t wait to share it with all of you!

Now I just have to start it.

But until then, stare at these photos, comment on my posts (tell me what you think!) and check out my other stuff. I truly appreciate any signs of human interaction so please feel free to leave a message! 🙂

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Photographed by JC Cerilla

Styled by Loris Peña

Art Direction by Vince Uy

Make up by Anthea Bueno

Hair by Ethan David

Model: Samantha Gomez

A Study on Mouths and Noses

Now that I have more free time on my hands, I decided that over the Holy Week that I would paint; a tribute to my late teacher, Romeliz Valenciano. However, when I tried to sketch the facial features of one of my models as a warm up, I discovered that I needed alot more than a warm up.

The following day, I marched down to Fully Booked in Greenbelt 5 and bought myself a nice new black spiral notebook (100 gsm paper <3). Everyday since, I try to do one drawing per day so that I can prepare myself before I move up to doing watercolor again.

First page was dedicated to the features I hate doing: mouths and noses. It’s funny because these are features that really define a face yet I’m so poor at it. But you know what they say, practice makes perfect.

So here’s Page 1 of my new project. I’ll be posting more works soon. 🙂

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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.