One of my best friends and personal muses just got married. Her name is Divine Lee. Divine is also the best friend of my partner Nix in fact Nix had the honour of being one of her “Best Men” at her wedding. Divine and I have been friends for over a decade and I have had the privilege of creating dresses and gowns for her for many years. ... Continue Reading
My Mini High School reunion!
The friends you make in High School are the friends you will keep for life. I am fortunate to have been able to foster a deep and meaningful friendship for almost 30 years. I hosted a reunion at home and was the biggest group I had over. Nix and I live in a modest flat and we like to keep in small as it’s easier to take care of and it... Continue Reading
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
THE Louis Vuitton Opening party!
I am taking a break from my Moroccan adventure to quickly blog about the LV store opening party in Solaire. I cannot believe that this is only the second LV store in the Philippines? However I am glad that we have a second one as this is a good sign. I still remember the first LV party almost or more than a decade ago as this was really... Continue Reading
Rajo Laurel for American Standard's "Showers of Happiness"
When I received the call from American Standard to collaborate with them, the temperature in Manila was a sweltering 33 degrees Celsius. It was just half past 11 and all I could really think about was how to keep myself cool and comfortable. So when they called, it planted a seed in my head and this seed was how I can make myself cool,... Continue Reading
#RAJOTOKYO Behind the scenes of The 119th Philippine Independence day…
My father was recently appointed as our Ambassador of the Philippines to Japan. He reached out to my sister and I if we could do something special for our Independence day celebration. Naturally we wanted to put our best foot forward and to create a presentation that would be appropriate for the occasion.
The main reason whey Nix and I are in Puglia is for the wedding of my friends Chris and Pam. The day of the wedding was beautiful sunny day with perfectly blue skies. The only down fall was that the dresses of the entourage all lovingly created and made by my friend Martin Bautista together with all of his luggage was missing. It had been... Continue Reading
PUGLIA, ITALY! Masseria, POTENTI!
One of my greatest joys is to travel. More so when it is a brand new place. There are several reasons why we travel, however for this adventure we traveled all the way to the heel of Italy is for the wedding of our dearest Pam Quiñones and Chris Allison. They chose Puglia because they are both from the South of their own respective countries... Continue Reading
THE MET GALA 2017 Red Carpet Review - Part 2
This is part 2 of my peanut gallery review of the MET GALA and it’s beginning to look like a snooze festival. I mean there were a lot of beautiful women but most of them wore really unremarkable clothes. Do take a look at the images and see if you agree with me or not? Continue Reading
THE MET GALA 2017 Red Carpet Review - Part 1
The first Monday in May is like a Christmas for fashion folk like myself. It’s the annual Metropolitan Museum GALA benefit that makes everyone in fashion in a tizzy. This year the Theme of the exhibit is the work of REI KAWAKUBO who is the creative force for Comme Des Garçons. Continue Reading