Designs by: Jamie Chua
Photography by: Erwin Canlas
Make up and Hair by: Slo Lopez
When I was first contacted by Nicole Ramos, a former SoFA student and currently a Stylist for Mega Magazine, I felt like I hit the jackpot. Mega Magazine is one of the top fashion magazines in the Philippines and I couldn’t help but get giddy by the fact that my designs would be a part of their big fashion issue! Everyone knows that the most important issue is September; all the publications give their all and lucky for me, I was going to be a part of it.
This was the first time that my pieces showed up more than once in an editorial/feature so you wouldn’t believe how excited I was when I finally got my hands on a copy last month! I love the fact that Mega went on location and brought my humble designs and shot it with this gorgeous backdrop.
I shared these photos on my personal Facebook account also and got a message from my best friend, Timmy which honestly, sums up what I had wanted for my collection.
Can I just say, and I’m not being biased, but your collection/designs are so simple but so versatile. I just thought of it after seeing them in different sets.
Versatile, honest and inspired: pretty much sums up what I envisioned for the collection and how I see myself. Hopefully, I get more opportunities to show more of my work and create even more.
Hello all! September has been really good to me. I’ve been doing alot of things such as going back to the gym (ouch) and working full time for local designer, Vania Romoff. September is also the month of features! So a couple of months back, a stylist from Mega Magazine asked to pull out some of my clothes for two shoots; one for Mega Magazine and one for the Megastyle.ph (online counterpart of Mega Mag) cover story featuring Jasmine Curtis-Smith. They featured my all time favorite oversized fluffy white sweater.
You can read the article here: http://megastyle.ph/megastyle-ph-september-2015-jasmine-curtis-smith/
There’s also a link to download the magazine in the article so go! go! go!
This is a late post (because I forgot to post it when it first came out) but I was contacted early April for a feature in StyleBible.ph! I was really happy to do this especially since I got featured with my friends Sylvia, Bengt, and Mark. The feature was of Kiana Valenciano wearing selected SoFA graduates’ pieces. They actually switched up my first two looks but it turned out pretty okay. The photographs were done by Koji Arboleda (my dream photographer huhu) so this feature is extra special.
You can read the feature here.
Really excited to share that there will be a Lookbook for my Graduation Collection! 🙂 When Erwin and Julls first approached me to collaborate for a shoot, I immediately said yes! It took a while (around 3 months to be exact haha) before we finally got to shoot but last week, we finally got together (along with the beautiful Sofia and Slo the make up artist) and made it into a reality! The photos are currently going under post-processing c/o Erwin but they’ll be up soon soon soon!
For now, here’s a sneak peek that I posted on my Instagram account:
I feel so blessed to have been able to work with such creative and talented individuals. It’s exciting to be a part of this growing community of young artists in Manila. Hoping for more opportunities like this in the future.
Repost from SoFA Design Institute
When Timmy tweeted me a link this afternoon, her message was screaming “!!!!!! You are featured here!!!!!!!!”. Upon opening the link, it was Manila Bulletin’s feature of the Grad Show and The Origin of Love was part of their top picks! I’m ecstatic that someone from the press felt that way about the collection despite the wardrobe malfunction during the Press Show haha. Also, I’m very happy to see that amongst all my designs, they chose to blow up my blue jumpsuit look worn by Martin Tuanquin. Till this day, I thank my lucky stars that Martin came in for the Go See because we posted that we were looking for Androgynous models (we being me).
I’m happy to be ending this day with a happy note. Recto adventure, Cooking, Yoga and this ❤