Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Givenchy Xmas 2010 T-Shirt Collection
The only star of noche buena feast I know.

Givenchy Spider Weaver Cardigan


OH.MY.FAHKING.GAWD! EEEET EEES HEEERE! I will marry whoever gives me a pair of these Jeremy Scotts. I like this style better than the ones where the wing flaps are on the laces. 

adidas Originals by Originals are now available in their flagship store in Greenbelt 3 Makati City.


Christopher Kane debuts his menswear collection for S/S 2011 taking inspiration from explosions and landscapes from space pictures. " I loved the colors and unbelievable detail. I printed them onto simple shapes like loose-fit t-shirts, cashmere and silk mix knit sweaters, and cardigans. Tailoring came in the shape of soft black leather suit jackets with zip detail and sporty leather shorts." 




Monday, November 29, 2010


I shot my last lay-out for VISIONS last Saturday with Ms. Tessa Prieto- Valdes. VISIONS, is a collaborative beauty and style exhibit by make-up artists Jake Galvez and hairstylist Buern Rodriguez featuring 69 personalities , stylists and photographers. The photographer assigned to me is Niccolo Cosme. The fabulous outfit is from Albert Andrada, The Royal Designer of Eastern Emirates of Fujairah, and was shipped directly from UAE just for this shoot!

(ooops, typo: its Valdes, not Valdez)

Saturday, November 27, 2010


Skeleton dress. Elsa Schiaparelli collaboration with Salvador Dalí, 1938.

Friday, November 26, 2010


This kind of day is what I consider perfect. I had a long deep sleep and woke up from the househelp's call. "The couture has arrived!" she said. For a moment, it felt like Christmas. I ran to the gate to receive the big brown box, taped all-over.  I've been communicating with UAE for the last 3 days to arrange the logistics of loaning a couture gown. A real couture gown! I signed my name to receive receipt of the package next to the emblem that says, "The Royal Designer of Eastern Emirates of Fujairah." I never felt like this since the last time I fell in love. I had butterflies in my stomach as I carry the box inside. And boy, the butterflies didn't just flutter. They probably did some crazy stuff inside. I had multiple fashgasms. I had fireworks inside. I had this big smile that never wore off. I'm so excited.  I took a cutter and slowly slice the sides of the box. Careful not to cut anything from the inside. As I lift the flaps open, there was a whif of sweet smell that came out of the box. Ahhh, the smell of couture- deep, sweet, powdery floral perfume. As opulent as the   golden crystals and beadworks that is inside. The final flap revealed the styro-lined box with the gown masterfully laid and ready to be worn. It reminded me why I live in the first place, to receive boxes of couture. Ah, the joy of being a stylist! 


 Tomorrow's the big shoot. The couture awaits...


Though, Thanksgiving is no biggie in the Philippines, I and my friends thought that we have a lot to be thankful for this year and celebrated Thanksgiving in a small get-together. Never mind that we don't know how Christopher Columbus' discovered America. We thank God for America! We have burgers, KFCs, McDonalds, Calvin Kleins and Hollywood.

Thanksgiving, Pinoy-style: the tastiest roasted suckling pig (or what's left of it)! Yum!

Caviar pie. Those liitle black beads are hmmm...salty.

Coffee cheesecake or something. Not a big fan of cheesecakes, though.

And the main entree: Turkey!!!

Thursday, November 25, 2010


We were at Republiq yesterday for a meeting.

Jujiin helping Tina D to complete her Japan trip itinerary...

...over late lunch of humongous heap of a la mode, bagnet,  and riblettes.

For a second, I forgot I was still in Manila.

What were we there for? Strict confidentiality is ensued. One word: OPUS!


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Nixon Marquez'  released the lookbook for his first ever capsule collection entitled Ashlar Masonry tonight. This unisex collection will be available this December at Myth boutique at Greenbelt 5, Makati.

photography: jujiin samonte styling: rcxy makeup: jake galvez hair: buern rodriguez models: jasmine maierhofer & bruce venida

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


As promised, here's the BTS photos of how Nixon Marquez' first collection's lookbook was made.

The designer.

The Clothes

The accessories.

The models



The hair and make-up team.

Jake , Jasmine, Buern

The friends!

Jujiin as the photographer

The clone (ehem!).

Bruce, Nixon, RCXY


And presenting, the exclusive world premiere of  of Nixon Marquez' first collection! Charing!

 (You just have to excuse my video-making skills, I just used Windows Movie Maker to edit this one.)


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