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Singapore-lah!

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I just came back from Singapore! And I have so much to tell you. I’ve been to Laneway Festival, temples left and right, and gad, the food — THE FOOD! I don’t know where to start, lah!

However, I am still organizing my thoughts and resting for work tomorrow. PLUS, I am still in my state of ecstasy and I am controlling myself not to book another flight anywhere. AH, TRAVEL. I have to save though – especially for my new blog this month…

Stay tuned in for my Singapore series!

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Vintique is App of The Weeque

Haha, idk why I typed that, but it just rhymes and it sounds good. LOL!

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Ayway, this week, the App Store introduced its App of the Week featuring Vintique. At first glance Vintique looks like your usual Instagram shit – filters, frames, and that kind of stuff you see going on almost every Instagram-inspired app. But Vintique is different. It has more filters, and it has Photoshop-level powers! I think photographers who don't have time to open their laptops to edit their photos can take advantage of this app. It has saturation, temperature, tint, hue, exposure, and gamma levels available for tweaking if you're one OC photographer.

What I don't know is if it's a paid app before it became App of the Week. It wouldn't hurt to download it now, just in case it is though, haha.

You can download Vintique directly on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad here:

https://itunes.apple.com/ph/app/vintique/id544556782?mt=8

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Terry Richardson-esque

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Terry Richardson was is well-known for his simple yet impactful single flash photography aesthetic, for which I am guilty that he is always the inspiration whenever I use flash in my photos. And this time, who more appropriate but my friend Thysz to model for me – sucha natural. Maybe I can do more shoots like these :)

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(SOURCE)

P.S. Ang pretty ng boss ko noh?

Earthly Delights

Yet again, this is one long overdue post, but also true, I still feel how fun this party was! STATUS Magazine throws THE. BEST. PARTIES. evarrrrrrrrr! Just look at those faces ——— DRUNK BY 6PM!

DSC_1132Just remember we started looking like these when you see us wasted and all out drunk later in this post, haha! NO REGRETS!

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DSC_1135There were unlimited Magnum barssssssss. Oh my god, I haven’t seen so much Chocolate Truffles in one place (normally, it’s out of stock meh)

DSC_1136Nang tinuruan ako ni Gelo maging hippie. CHE! HAHA!

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I love this photo of Angel, and no it’s not because I shot it haha

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AND I LOVE CATCH FOR TAKING THIS PHOTO. I have been Catch-ed.

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THE VERY BEAUTIFUL NIKITA MCELROY

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Mah very pretty friend, Patty… who I badly miss now :(

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Best in emote. TRUE!

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What’s your mix, lololololololol

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I intended to repeat that photo (actually kasi nakakatamad din burahin pa.) This is to all of Jacob’s groupies. LOL!

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DJ FASHIN! Love the tunes sir!

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The Teresa Herrera. I swear all I did was stare at her when we were introduced. She’s just so pretty…….. and thin!

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DSC_1178Bloggahs reprezent

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DSC_1180My pretty bosz Thysz

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Runway Philippines’ Tina Herrera – she’s just so sweet and kind!

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Another bad-ass picture of Angel. I am seriously loving your pictures girl!

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RED. ALL. OVER.

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DSC_1216That day/night was so EPIC! As I said, Status throws the dopest parties in town!

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Who wouldn’t fall for this guy?!

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Werqing it like bitchez

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DSC_1239Soleil Ignacio. I can’t believe she remembers my blog. Sucha sweet lass :)

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Huling emote. Nikita a la Terry Richardson

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And some more boys….errrrr, FRIENDS!!!! I can’t wait for the next STATUS party. SERIOUSLY, when you get invited, GO. Do not think twice.

See you all again!

Ayala Style Origin: Mensweek @ Market! Market!

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Jake Cuenca is the face of Mensweek for its The Fort leg. Previous celebrities who represented Mensweek were Enchong Dee and Joseph Marco.

Jerome Salaya-Ang

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Mixed and varying textures is the strength of Ang’s collection for men, which is very in sync with its female counterpart.

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Matching prints on hoodies and socks *check!*

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Gold and black plays a big role in the color scheme in this collection. Pretty reminds us of Alexander McQueen in late 2010 and 2011.

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This leggings with cutout O____O is just so phenomenal. I need ’em but I still don’t know if I can pull it off. Heh.

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Nixon Marquez

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As with Nixon’s Philippine Fashion Week collection, and as with his other collections, the strength of his clothes will be in the unique cuts and silhouettes it creates with the body.

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…and 90’s grunge and rock and roll! \m/

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I love this hoodie!

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Pajamic cotton pants – buy this early for the sweaty summer season. It’s a welcome alternative to denim, at least.

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Noel Crisostomo

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Noel Crisostomo being put in the third and last slot was refreshing. His style varied immensely from the first two designers, but that doesn’t mean he’s lesser talented. Clean cuts and boxy geometric silhouettes are his strength in this collection. Also, attention to detail – be sure to catch the snakeskin lining in some of his pieces.

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This leather boxy top!

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The collection feels like a summer in the Philippine Hamptons – wherever that is, haha!

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This waistcoat is love!

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Congratulations to Jerome, Nixon, and Noel for the very successful show; and to Ayala for a very successful run of the Mensweek, the very first Men’s Fashion Week in the Philippines!

PhFW Holiday ’12: Off The Ramp!!!

After all the crazy running around the MOA complex, finding people, and coordinating with friends, PR, and other more people, you just find yourself crazier and more whacked out after Philippine Fashion Week — you do these kind of stuff, hehe:

Day 1

Terry Richardson-esque by VPG

Werq it Jake!!!

Oxygen asymmetrical tee, Solo (Vince’s) jacket, Guess raw denim pants, trusty ol’ military boots

Day 3

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Wearing Switch Nation Tee, Penshoppe pants, and my trusty ol’ military boots

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DSC_0825Jerry Maguire pose!

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DSC_0828ART! :P

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DSC_0831COUTURE kasi VPG?! :P

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Pumapara sa gitna ng daan

Signature VPG face, hehe

Thank you Jacob for this photo! My favorite from this set, ang hinhin ko parang dalaga :P

WERQ IT!

Day 4

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Proud Race No1 Crush Tee, Casual Corner cover up, M+P+E drop crotch pants, trusty ol’ militray boots

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Day 6

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Proud Race rockband pullover, Oxygen grey denim pants, hipstur glasses (lolz), trusty ol’ military boots

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ANG INEEEEEET

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THAT. POUT. HEH HEH

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Cubao X-esque

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Mukhang bata si VPG forever

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DSC_1087Don’t ask me what I’m doing lolz

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DSC_1093Ay ate, okay ka lang?

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Thank you for the crazy memories, guys, gals, and gheys! Love you all *hugs* Some more crazy pictures are with my friends!! Posting them here, when they decided to upload ’em… I cannot wait for next season!

Photos by moi, Vince, and Jacob

EDIT: After doing this post, I miss fashion week, dressing up, and all these people I hanged out with… GUYS, IF YOU’RE READING THIS. Coffee, soon? I miss you all badly.

PhFW Holiday ’12: Michael Cinco & Rajo Laurel for Bench

Michael Cinco: Impalpable

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This season Bench went away from their usual fashion shows and decided to give us a show. Introducing the new celebrity-designer perfume line, dubbed as Impalpable by world-renown Filipino designer Michael Cinco. Bench and Cinco did not just put up a perfume launch, they also brought Cinco’s prized bridal gowns and America’s Next Top Models Dominique and Allison. SMX was in an uproar!

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And then ANTM’s Allison Harvard happened. ALL. HEARTS. STOPPED.

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Rajo Laurel: Rajo Revolution

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Meanwhile, at the room next to Cinco’s jaw-dropping (figure out what made my jaw drop, it wasn’t so hard to see :P) show, was Rajo’s energetic take on launching yet another celebrity-designer perfume line called Rajo Uno and Rajo Dos. There were dance numbers, rockeoke, cheerdance face-off, and the celebs just went out to spend time with their fans. Enchong Dee was a crowd favorite… but it was also Rajo Laurel’s birthday celebration!

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Congratulations and thanks to Bench for inviting me to their Fashion Week show! It was truly one of a kind, kudos!

UP NEXT: What happens after every PhFW show… hehehe

PhFW Holiday ’12: Design Fusion | Visions & Trends | Ready To Wear

Design Fusion Collection

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Enrico Carado

2The Egyptian – Aztec – Tribal feel worked with unique cuts and those sky high shoes by Joco Comendador

Jaki Penalosa

3Pina is incorporated into different silhouettes and cuts

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Happy Andrada

4Eerily clinical

Jan Garcia

5Maximalist and nomadic with layers and drapes.

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6Ombre is back in vogue for next season! I love the big lapel on the third photo

Regine Dulay

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Russel Villafuerte

8Good to see mixed fabrics, especially the leather-sheer combo. Very grungy!

Ready To Wear Collection

Dave Ocampo

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[Emi Englis is a part of this collection, but I cannot find my photos of his clothes. I apologize for this.]

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11Print on denim? WHY NOT?

Jian Lasala

12One of my favorites from the whole show. Minimally well thought of ideas of design are really orgasmic for me.

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Mike Lavarez

14Another favorite designer which really showed a different collection this season. It may be simple in one look but look carefully for Mike’s attention to detail

Nixon Marquez

15Nixon’s 90’s carefree attitude and style in his clothes are very evident. I love the looseness and the monochrome in this collection.

Congratulations to all the designers who put so much love and effort for this show! It was great to see Filipinos really have talent – in whichever field they choose!

PhFW Holiday ’12: Oxygen

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Every season, I always look forward to Oxygen’s PhFW show and I see to it that I never miss the fun – which is always epic so many levels, from the runway to the after party! This year, Oxygen takes another twist by being color forward. I haven’t seen Oxygen like this before, what with their fresh new take with the preppy-clean style. Though I’d really prefer their androgynous direction, this is something new for them and they’re good at it!

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2I love the cut of their jeans! It’s the only perfect fit (well, that’s for me)

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4Polka-dots are returning this holiday season! Check Oxygen’s polka-dot shirts!

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6I’m loving their jackets and blazers!

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10Cardigans for the holidays – classic!

11How do you love painting the town red, huh?

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Proud Race print tee, Thrifted cover up, M+P+E drop crotch pants, Thrifted military boots

This is an ode to the Oxygen style! Always fresh, always forward! See you again next season, Oxygen!

Or yeah, in your store. Shopping mode: ON!

PhFW Holiday ’12: Premiere B

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11Gold and white really looks good together. I love also the clinical feel.

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13Details on lapels and pockets, very subtle.

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15Oriental and clinical

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17Can you imagine how intricately these dresses have been made?

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Bandoix Flores

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27The one in the middle is my favorite from the whole collection

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Butz Fuentes

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32These look very minimal and comfortable to wear. I like the white details.

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35Cutouts looks intricate, but is the least of my favorite.

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38The one on the left reminds me when Marc Jacobs wore a Commes des Garcons lace dress to the Met Gala.

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Ezra Santos

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42The menswear looks like dhoti kurta of the Indians. The lace details are a naughty addition.

43Metallics incorporated to dresses. And more lace numbers for the men.

44I’m not keen with the old rose color, but when combined with metallic details, it kinda works for me.

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47Shoulder details for both men and women

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Kermit Tesoro

51Gold, black, and metals seemed to be the theme with the heelless shoes Tesoro has been known for.

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53Some of the pieces are still reminiscent of his Knights Templar – inspired menswear collection which he presented in Style Origins’ Mensweek

54But he takes it to another level – they’re not just shoes, they’re HOOVES *surreal!*

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510And for the final two looks, Tesoro featured crab claw heelless shoes. I bet those models had a difficult time strutting those because they look so calculated while walking!

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And my Philippine Fashion Week coverage isn’t over yet! UP NEXT is Oxygen #EverydayJeans and their new fashion (and color) forward collection!

Stay tuned, guys!