Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Preview's BARBIE Ball

It was Preview Magazine's Best Dressed Ball once again last June 26, Friday at White Space in Makati and this time people did their own versions of Mantel's Barbie and Ken. Big waves and bold colored tutus were everywhere--Barbie's signature style--and the men came in suits of different cuts and colors as Ken would have donned had he attended the event. I came in my vintage silver frock from my pre-graduation fashion show circa 2004 (yes, that piece I would never sell, not even to save my life!)

Each Preview Ball is jam packed with all the big names present in the industry. Food amazing, drinks overflowing. The Best Dressed chicas were all so deserving in my humble opinion. Congrats to my friend Divine Lee for making it to this year's list! Love the Lanvins too!

And now onto the photos!

PRETTY PALS: Bibai Gaisano, Angela Alarcon (as KEN! I love her look!) and Rachelle Que


Preview Best Dressed alumna Daryl Chang in Cary Santiago. Ain't she fab?

My sissies Eric and Jerome with their muses Kim and Boop Yap.

Mareng Tina daniac with her leggy muses Xtina and Ria Bolivar.

My fashion darlings Bea Panopio (in John Paras), the designer a.k.a. mareng John and yours truly.

Sistas united once again: Veejay, Regine Dulay, Catherine Cavilte and me

Vavva Verushkha in my Fashion Week Holiday 09 gray ruffle cotton number.

FIERCE IN PINK: Direk Robby Carmona

Patrick Galang has arrived!

Talented sibs Liz and Vince Uy with Raymond Gutierrez.

The Best Dressed 2009

Marc Nicdao & Liz Uy

Sidney Yap's fash pack (adore his Joey Samson reversible jacket!)

With my mares Chris Diaz, Joel Escober and Regine Dulay.

EDLS with the beautiful Anne Curtis Smith

I will die for Andre's Joel gloves!

My Kens Eric and Jerome :)

Siiiii Mareeeeeeee! "It" designer MARTIN BAUTISTA!

OK now I'm late for another big night with my sissies. Gotta bolt!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


...Was the MEGA shoot for their 25 Young Designers feature and I was lucky enough to be part of it. I was 45 minutes late for call time--blame it on heavy traffic and nonstop drizzling. Also almost went to EDSA Shangri La where I first thought was the venue of the shoot. LMAO!!! Thank heavens for My Globe internet, I got to check my email again on the way there and realized Patrick's email said HERITAGE hotel. Had a blonde moment for a minute there!

It's very rare for me to want to savor my makeup after a shoot and or event. Tonight is one of those nights. Jigs Mayuga is amazing!!! :) Thanks Jigs!

Post shoot photos below:

With mareng Regine Dulay (who belonged to a different group but stayed to wait for me!)

The flip flop girl that I am couldn't change into these comfy Nine West feather sandals fast enough (I love my ZARAs too but they hurt after a while).

Headed home now. Where is my car??! L-R: Reg, Anna Leah Salvador, Ciege Cagalawan, Nicole Morimoto, Carlo Chu & yours truly.

Tagal talaga ng valet, picture ulet!

The detail of my dress:

And now I must sign off and get some shut eye. Goodnight all!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

A Long Overdue Summer Post

My SUMMER 2009 can be highlighted by 5 things:


Us PREMIERE B designers taking our final bow (L-R: Tina Daniac, Pia Perey, Mich Dulce, John Paras, Eric delos Santos and I). I apologize for the pixelized photo (grabbed it from my cousin's blog).

My Palabok jacket over a ruched cotton dress. Photo by Myke Siriban.

BORACAY (with family, boyfriend, sissies and kumares)

With Lottie! Me in Tina Daniac swimwear (mare's such a genius!)


In a Martin Bautista draped top (frolicking around Station 1 with Arlee)

Sissies! Post volleyball game. They won of course!

The family with my dear Tita Aying, my boyfriend Arlee and his brother Ray (far left).

Me & Other Family Members Getting Sick (NOTE: NO, IT AIN'T SWINE FLU!)

The Chuva Charm shot (taken at Capitol Medical - May 17, 2009).


EVIL "TWINS" are forever!

My lovely cousins and favorite niece ELLA!


Dining post massage at the Green House Bistro.

And now that summer's over, it's time to book another flight to paradise as off-peak has just begun. L-O-V-E! :)