The Valera Exhibition at the College of Saint Benilde
It is very rare to get up close to the works of Philippine National Artist for Fashion Ramom Valera. The last time there was a full exposition on his body of work was back in 2003 at the National Museum. So when the College of Saint Benilde invited me to a exhibition of his work I immediately cleared my schedule and decided to take my entire... Continue Reading
We took a day trip to Sintra, Portugal from Lisbon and it was one of the best decisions we ever did. Sintra is just 45 minutes away by car and it’s one of those magical places that fill your eyes and hearts with so much joy. Continue Reading
The Majorelle gardens of Yves Saint Laurent!
I would consider it a major crime if I went to Marrakesh and not visit the Majorelle gardens. This garden created by French artist Jacque Majorelle was a true oasis in the dessert. This garden took more than 40 years to grow and is said to be where fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent was as his happiest. Continue Reading
The Dior 70 year retrospective- Part 2
The exhibit was so outstanding that it deserves a part 2 in my blog. That and because I must have taken a thousand photos! LOL! The exhibitions were installed in several rooms with many themes in mind. After the “designer” suites we moved to a hall that comprised of many Tailored Dior pieces. All encased in a light box. The colors were... Continue Reading
The Christian Dior Retrospective! Part I
Paris is absolutely the center of fashion! I have always felt this and I was so fortunate that on my recent visit I was able to see on its very first day one of the most comprehensive retrospective exhibitions in my entire life. The Christian Dior “Couturier du reve” at the Museum les Arts Decoratifs was truly the highlight of my trip. I... Continue Reading
A visit to Atelier Brancusi!
Nix and I wanted to visit the Atelier Brancusi in Paris while we were in town. Brancusi is one of the most influential sculptures ever and his work is such an inspiration to us. He has a permanent exhibit in Paris which is so interesting as they recreated his working studio for everyone to see. What I loved about this experience is you get to... Continue Reading
YAAAY FOR YAYOI KUSAMA!!!!
One of the most popular artists from Japan is Yayoi Kusama. I first saw her work as a student in NYC and although I wasn’t a huge fan at first. I totally respected her work and what she was doing. She is one of the most identifiable artists that Japan has produced and her story is really of cinematic proportions. Continue Reading
Jul B. Dizon's #SIMBOLO Collection
Jul B. Dizon has been a leading force in the Philippine Jewellery industry. Ever since they began in the early 70’s they have been paving the way for what is considered to be the best jewellery design in the country. I have been fortunate enough to have known Ms. Dizon and for many years have been a client for my family’s needs. Fast... Continue Reading
MODELS FITTING! #SS17 COLLECTION #38
When doing a fashion show. Model casting is very important and key to the show’s success. I asked the help of my friend Mond Guttierez to get a group of models that would really convey the mood of the collection. The spirit of my Spring/Summer collection was that of being on a perpetual holiday. So I wanted to find models who had this... Continue Reading
BTS of our #SS17-#38 Look Book!
Each season we create a look book for our collection. We have been doing this for several seasons now and although it’s difficult and challenging it is very fun to do. We start the planing as soon as the collection is all laid out and most of the samples are done. We then begin casting the models which for me is so essential because it... Continue Reading