RAJO LAUREL
The weavers of MIAG-AO ILOILO!

February

16

2018

I have always believed that we as a people must cultivate, strengthen, develop our culture and our identity. We all must help in one way or another. As a fashion designer my fundamental vocabulary and canvass for my art is fabric. Continue Reading
#TheWanforAnne part one!

December

4

2017

I have been fortunate to witness many of my friends celebrating their love through marriage. Each one a very special memory and experience. My friends Erwan and Anne recently got married and it was one of the most magical weddings that I have ever been invited to. Continue Reading
A Bangkok Find!

November

23

2017

When you find a place that combines all of your favourite things in the world you have to share it with everyone! On a recent trip to Bangkok, Thailand my family and i discovered this special place on the top floor of the Central Embassy Mall. The place is called OPEN HOUSE http://www.centralembassy.com/anchor/open-house/ It’s a creative... 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
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
Paris Fashion week Day 1

October

20

2017

As a fashion designer the mecca and the holy grail of the fashion world is Paris Fashion week. We have been fortunate enough to have participated in Paris Fashion week for several seasons but I was not able to be physically present. However this season the stars have aligned and my sister and I found ourselves on a plain heading for... Continue Reading
A trip to the UBUD Market and LOCAVORE!

October

5

2017

A trip to any local market is a must for me when I travel and although I have been to the UBUD market already it’s always a special experience when you visit UBUD. We all went pretty early in the morning and I took a few minutes observing the local on their morning devotions. The Balinese are a quite superstitious and I love seeing them in... Continue Reading
The Valera Exhibition at the College of Saint Benilde

September

7

2017

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
SINTRA, Portugal!

August

30

2017

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