RAJO LAUREL
#Finalleeshesaidgo Part 1

September

20

2017

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
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
#MarraKretz

August

14

2017

We flew all the way to Marrakesh Morocco to attend the wedding of our friends Charina Sarte to Valentin Kretz. Charina is like family to Nix and I and to see her so happy and to marry into a really beautiful family was so worth flying at the hight of summer to Morocco. Continue Reading
The Dior 70 year retrospective- Part 2

July

31

2017

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

July

28

2017

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
Our Cruise/Transitional Collection 2017 #AlCHEMIE

July

6

2017

It is with deep joy and satisfaction that I share with you some images of our coming cruise/transitional collection that we have entitled #ALCHEMIE. The cruise collection has always been an exciting period in our fashion calendars because it is truly a time where we can experiment and try out different ideas and techniques. It is the shortest... Continue Reading
#RAJOTOKYO Behind the scenes of The 119th Philippine Independence day…

June

16

2017

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.

So we gathered our thoughts together and... Continue Reading
THE MET GALA 2017 Red Carpet Review - Part 2

May

2

2017

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

May

2

2017

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.
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My ASUS - TRANSCENDENCE show part 2!

March

24

2017

I was really pleased with the collection that me and my team came up with for ASUS. In a way it was like a polar opposite of my previous collation which was about lightness and color. This collection was more severe, tailored and layered. Continue Reading