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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
My "Transcendence" collection for ASUS!

March

17

2017

I am always grateful to be able to do what I do! Work is my salvation and I am really happiest when I am in my studio. So when I was tasked to create a collection for the ASUS Zenbook 3 launch I gamely and enthusiastically said YES!
This would have been my 3rd fashion show for the month and a completely different one at that. I was given... Continue Reading
The 50th Anniversary celebration of ORO CHINA CEBU!

March

15

2017

I was in Cebu recently for the 50th anniversary of ORO CHINA! Oro China is a well loved jewerly brand that has become a beacon of business and industry for the last 50 years! Any business that has lasted 50 years is worthy of a grand celebration. Continue Reading
MODELS FITTING! #SS17 COLLECTION #38

March

10

2017

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!

March

9

2017

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
Oscars 2017 Red Carpet review - Part 2

February

27

2017

This is part two of my OSCARS red carpet review. I can’t help but feel a bit underwhelmed by this years gowns. There were amazing hits though and I will point them out to you. But there is this feeling of Blah…..in most of the choices. It’s still exciting for me to see as there is so much to be learned every year. So take a look at... Continue Reading