RAJO LAUREL
The look book shoot for "When I was Five"

November

21

2017

A full moon ago we prepared the look book shoot for our new collection entitled “When I was FIVE”. Each time we have create a look book it is always exciting as all of the ideas in our heads come to life. I feel that is very important to create a look book shoot because it cements the image and makes it easier for everyone to understand... Continue Reading
Ben and Iza's engagement!

November

20

2017

To be part of one’s most special and cherished occasions is always a privilege and a blessings. When my friend Ben Wintle asked me to save a date for him so that we can witness his wedding proposal t to his girlfriend Iza Calzado. I knew that I had to be three. Ben told me several weeks before the actual date and when the time came we... Continue Reading
Merci, Paris!

November

17

2017

As they saying goes Paris is always a good idea! Funny how for the past 2-3 years we’ve been coming to Paris more often. In fact several of our friends have made Paris their home. Like my friend Charina Sarte who is not only doing well as a fashion designer but will be a mother real soon. I was so happy to see her walking her dogs and... Continue Reading
The David Hockney Retrospective in Paris

November

16

2017

I had very little personal time in Paris on my last trip but I really wanted to do one thing only and that was to see the David Hockney retrospective at the Centre Pompidou. I was really lucky to have caught in as it was about to end but I was determined to see it. I went on a Sunday and although I went really early the line was still long... Continue Reading
Paris Fashion week highlights!

November

10

2017

Fashion week often is a flurry of activities and more often than not it all ends up a big fashion blur. Specially in Paris where the frenetic energy of every single individual is heightened by a thousand fold. So while I discovered on my phone several highlights that I would like to remember hence I am putting this in my blog. Which is many... Continue Reading
A beautiful evening with Tita Babette!

November

9

2017

An invitation to a friends home is really a treat. In fact the older I get the more I realize that this is the kind of evenings that I most enjoy. One of my favourite hostesses recently had my sister and I over for diner at her beautiful home in Paris. Tita Babette invited a few designers showing in Paris for a fantastic dinner. As a... Continue Reading
The Last day of Paris Fashion week!

November

8

2017

The last day of Paris Fashion week is always the most hectic. Everyone rushing to see the shows and finalising appointments and schedules. Everyone practically running around like headless chickens. LOL! Thankfully my sister and I started our day early and since Paris is a city where it is best enjoyed on foot we both got the chance to... Continue Reading
Pinoys in Paris Fashion week!

November

7

2017

Paris Fashion week Spring Summer 2018 was really memorable. We arrived just at the start of the Fall season and you could already see the colors of the fall starting to change. Autumn is my favourite season as I like the weather and I adore the colours. This season was really special as I felt that there were so many of us designers and... Continue Reading
Chez L'Ami Jean dinner with my sister!

November

6

2017

I am immensely blessed to have a sister like mine in my life. On our recent trip to Paris it was really great to have quality time with her in one of my favourite cities in the world. I wanted to show her my favourite spots and restaurants. We were so lucky that we were able to get into the restaurant L’ami Jean. When fashion week... Continue Reading
Day two of House of Laurel in Paris Fashion week S/S 2018!

October

23

2017

Day two of Paris fashion week was officially for us the start of the showroom schedules. The great thing about Paris is that you can literally walk everywhere and really enjoy yourself while doing so. The water was just to my liking. Sweater weather and blue skies all around. Continue Reading