ROYGBIV

the insight for this holiday-themed editorial came from a very filipino practice: color assignments per branch of family when the big clan reunions begin. that’s just how it is– filipino families are large. unfortunately, those color assignments are never black; they’re usually colors you don’t ever wear. here, we run the gamut of pink, red,Continue reading “ROYGBIV”

What A Time To Be Alive

fresh off the runways of manila fashion festival’s spring-summer 2017 edition, the lofficielmanila.com team chooses three top collections– cheetah rivera, esme palaganas of basic movement, gabbie sarenas– by spotlighting clothes that belie the personalities beneath them. PHOTOGRAPHY BY CRU CAMARA STYLING BY ANDREA ANG MAKEUP BY ALEX LISBONA OF MAC COSMETICS ART DIRECTION BY MAGSContinue reading “What A Time To Be Alive”

Purple Rain

shot on a rooftop, in 45 minutes, trying to catch the sun before it disappeared. this came out on LOFFICIELMANILA.COM. PHOTOGRAPHY BY CENON NORIAL STYLED BY ANDREA ANG FASHION BY RAFE X BENCH WORN BY NAIARA ARCURI ASSISTED BY BEA LIM SPECIAL THANKS TO NIELLI MARTINEZ

Young Guns

to coincide with l’officiel manila’s february 2016, which was themed emerging designers, lofficielmanila.com released a portfolio 8 exciting young creatives. the list included designer isabel sicat, model michelle dee, architect in the making and model sabina gonzalez, artist pin calacal, graphic designer tim lopez, musician and producer crwn, non-profit creative agency fennel– all shot byContinue reading “Young Guns”

Kyoto Protocol

after the non-failure of this gosha rubchinsky shoot, we were a bit more confident with allowing ourselves to work outside our job description. this shoot was produced the same premise– we’d rather try than use pr images– and under fairly similar conditions, although this time it was a bit more prepared and planned. the simoneContinue reading “Kyoto Protocol”

Freckle Appreciation Party

filipina girls and freckles don’t usually go together. genetically speaking, it’s not a physical characteristic of filipino heritage, which is why i thought it was especially interesting that we found some girls (actress andi eigenmann, models kelsey merritt and monika sta. maria, swimwear designer and digital influencer patricia henson, and environmental advocate manna vargas) whoContinue reading “Freckle Appreciation Party”

Don’t Call Me Cute

this mini editorial was shot as an afterthought during another project’s production. it appeared online on bench b/blog in 2015. PHOTOGRAPHY BY CENON NORIAL HAIR AND MAKEUP BY DON DE JESUS OF MAC COSMETICS MODELING BY CARA SANTOS AND CRE MARIN STYLING BY ANDREA ANG PRODUCED BY ANDREA ANG AND MARGA BUENAVENTURA SPECIAL THANKS TO EASYContinue reading “Don’t Call Me Cute”

Attack of the Clothes

i don’t call myself a stylist, but i suppose if you narrow the occupation to simply dressing a model in clothes, then this could fit the bill. this shoot appeared in a national broadsheet, the philippine star’s young star section, as a collaboration between uniqlo and star wars. it came out right when ‘the force awakens’Continue reading “Attack of the Clothes”