Why I've been MIA
Toxic thesis days are finally over! Thank God!
I'll share what I've been working on for the past 9 months (this will be a shortcut/story through photos):
let's start with the teaser BTS:
and now this is LA REINE, it's basically a clothing line of semi formal/formal dresses inspired by modern Marie Antoinette.
Photography: Johnny Balbalosa
Hair and Make up: Ness Estor + bessie
Styling assistant: Estell V.
during my defense, it was hard to look for a model that I can easily pull and has a waistline of 25/26 so good thing my friends were there. haha
(grabbed photos from my friends, Nichi, Joyce and Tin)
I am really thankful for the people who supported and helped me all the way! The success was for God!
and this was my working area, before and after. lol
my calendar from june-january. TOXICCC
so now, my corkboard looks like this.
last two weeks of school and I'm finally graduating!
I'm almost back! almost because I still have Finals next week. But just to keep these events, I'm posting them online. These were the events I wasn't able to blog about because of my toxic thesis life. ---which is over!! I'll have a seperate blogpost for that.
Weeks ago, I went to Katipunan to meet my friends and watch a play at Ateneo. It was entitled "RIP" and our friend, Anna was one of the lead characters.
It was actually my first time to travel to Katipunan, good thing Estell was fetching her sister who's studying at Ateneo so I we went to Katip together. I waited for Yanie at Mcdo. Then the food marathon started.
Everything is at Katipunan! I kept on thinking what resto isn't there. Almost all the restos I know is there!
so from Mcdo, we went to TeriyakiBoy, we waited for Shaps there then after that we ate wicked oreos at Flaming Wings. My first time to try it, cause the wicked oreos that I've tasted were just my bestfriend's home made. anyway. after that, we went inside Ateneo and watched Anna's play. It's been a long time since I last watched a play and this was actually good! I thought it would be boring at first but it was really fun. then we dropped by moonleaf before we head to yanie's house and had fun talks til dawn.
Next is our surprise celebration for one of our girlfriends' birthday
it was actually a "biglaang" get together with my HS barkada, good thing most of us were able to attend.
it's true when they say "pag planned, laging cancelled, pag biglaan natutuloy" lol
and lastly, our JoeMonkey milk tea date! - a month ago
(grabbed photos from Es)
I like their roasted milk tea and green tea moussetache (what es ordered).
I should go back there before classes ends.
Manila, Philippines – February 16, 2012 – MEGA Magazine, the Philippines’ best
and pioneer fashion magazine, successfully culminated the second season of Gen M:
Generation MEGA, the MEGA Young Designers Competition (YDC) 2012 and kick-
started its 20-year anniversary celebration recently at NBC tent.
For the past 20 years, MEGA has endeavored to champion Philippine fashion and create a
Filipino aesthetic. The YDC was created two years after the inception of the magazine and it
was launched in order to discover the creative minds who will then serve as ambassadors
of Philippine fashion to the runways of the world. This competition has produced a list of
impressive alumni including renowned designers Rajo Laurel, Michi Calica-Sotto, Patrice
Ramos-Diaz, Ivarluski Aseron, Mich Dulce and Veejay Floresca
MEGA YDC host and resident judge Sari Yap, shares, “I believe in tradition. The MEGA
Young Designers Competition is one such thing. When we started it in 1994, it was to create
a platform to discover new talent. Back then, to break into the fashion industry was very
difficult and there were very few avenues to generate buzz. Today, it’s a very different
picture, there are so many fashion schools and designing has become a go-to career for a lot
of young people. Although the barrier to entry is not as difficult as before, we still wanted
to find these stars and teach them the right skills.”
In keeping with the 20th anniversary of MEGA, the MEGA Young Designers Competition
final six were then tasked to imagine MEGAmorphosis and the next 20 years of MEGA for
their final collections. These were then showcased in a grand gala held at NBC Tent last
February 16, 2012.
With an audience that included patrons of fashion, young society and the most important
advertisers of MEGA magazine, there was no better place to launch young talents Mara
Chua, Kirby Cruz, Ched Dalogaog, Robin Gundran, Oz Go and Renan Jay Pacson.
The glittering event is just the first in what will be a series of events to commemorate
MEGA’s historic 20 years.
Directed by Robby Carmona, the event featured the top 6 designers: Ched Dalogaog, Kirby
Cruz, Mara Chua, Oz Go, Renan Pacson and Robin Gundran each of whom presented a five-
piece collection with the theme: MEGA: Fashion in the next 20 years. This year’s judges
included MEGA magazine editor-in-chief Sari Yap, acclaimed fashion designer Avel Bacudio,
and ramp and commercial model Raya Mananquil, along with MEGA Magazine deputy
editor Meryll Yan and executive creative director Suki Salvador. To top it all off, YDC alumni
Veejay Floresca and MEGA YDC 2011 grand winner Russell Villafuerte showcased a capsule
collection especially created for the night.
The grand winner of this year’s MEGA Young Designer Competition brought home a
contract with Boardwalk worth P50,000, a 3-day, 2-night stay at Discovery Shores Boracay,
products from Bose, a Meister watch, a trophy by Mulawin Abueva, a feature spread in
MEGA Magazine, and P100,000 cash from MEGA. The runners-up also brought home
contracts with Boardwalk, a stay at Discovery Shores Boracay, and a feature in MEGA
A special prize for Best in Show was also awarded. The winner and his models received
P20,000 worth of Gift Certificates from Primadonna shoes.
With the end of the second season of the MEGA Young Designers Competition, the MEGA
Publishing Group unveiled a new treat to the country’s fashionistas, the much awaited
comeback of MEGA Fashion Crew.
Catch the finale episode of GEN M: Generation MEGA, the MEGA Young Designers
Competition 2012 on February 25, 7 pm on ETC, with a replay on February 26, 10 am.
Gen M: Generation MEGA, The MEGA Young Designers Competition 2012 was created
for TV by MEGA Publishing Group.
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