Sunday, October 31, 2010

October - November 2010

Kim Chiu as seen on PREVIEW (in a red linen coat dress by me).

Sense & Style magazine. (A feature on 10 young go-to-designers of the moment).

...and finally...A black feather dress by me on METRO October 2010.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Prive Fashion Series presents CZARINA VILLA

9.22.10 - The unveiling of my favorite muses. Members Only, Fort Strip. Strictly by invitation.

In cooperation with MEGA Magazine.

Other sponsors:

Hair: Kiehl's
Makeup: Make Up For Ever

Asti Martini will be served in flute glasses from 9-11 PM.

See you there!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

It's out!

Special thanks to my web developer Jermaine Deray. Email him at for your website needs.

Check it, check it out sweeties!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Cosmopolitan Cover and Other Recent Features

My dress paired with Topshop lace leotards. Styled by my good friend and the super talented Alyanna Martinez.

Metro magazine September 2010's Breakthrough Designers of The Decade. This shoot was so much fun. All my sissies were there. So proud of my sweeties! (Model Melanie on the far left wears my Fashion Week Holiday 2010 finale ensemble).

Czarina Villa sweater in Sense & Style Aug. 2010.

DISCLAIMER: Wear spanx under this dress. I do. (Because I have the appetite of a boy in puberty).

The layered tulle skirt again. But this time styled by my sissy: the amazing, amazing Patrick Galang.

Thank you Cosmopolitan, Preview, Sense & Style, Metro and Mega for the love. x

Friday, March 26, 2010 feature

My and Chere's baby 12Twelve is featured in today (as well as an interview on yours truly).

Come check it out! Link below:

Thank you Style Bible. Always a pleasure. :)

Friday, February 12, 2010

R.I.P. Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen is gone. What a tragic news to wake up to on a Friday morning. I went through fashion school looking up to him, being inspired by him. His pieces are always unconventional, his shows theatrical and delightfully shocking. There will never be another designer as brilliant as him. Not in this lifetime. Not in a million years. I can't even imagine the fashion world without him even at this point. I've always dreamed how I would approach him in case I bump into him in London if I go this year (God willing). Now I'll never know. Nevertheless, he has touched my life through his work and I am deeply saddened by his passing.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010's Designer Sample Sale BOOTH #26

Woke up earlier than usual but was still late for my meeting time with Eric, Martin and Patrick. Luckily, EDSA was wide open Saturday morning. Whew!

It's almost 10 AM and we're rushing to get the booth ready.

Good morning bitches! :)

Puffy, puffy in the morning!

Patrick Galang rocking his gray Palabok scarf.

Veejay Floresca in a 12Twelve neck wrap.

Our 2nd display: Eric delos Santos slashed dress, my black scarf and Martin's garter belt (sold with a jersey dress).

Thank you my angel for helping us man the booth (the day before he flew back to the US no less).

And of course, thank YOU and Preview magazine for making us a part of this event!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Spontaneous Tagaytay

I'm lucky to have barkadas who are as spontaneous as I am. One bulalo craving and --poof!--Tagaytay here we come!

And wherelse to go but Leslie's for that craving! (With 2 of my ultimate barkadas since I was like 10 years old: Lottie and May.)

Wow, I don't think they've ever cleaned their chandeliers since they opened a bazillion years ago.

Of course I can't live without dessert...

Isn't that YUMMMM?! My client Chesca Reyes introduced me to Starbucks' cinnamon swirl a couple of years back and I got so hooked!

OK, this dude is alright but a clown freaks me out (with May, my sista responsible for my cinnamon swirl relapse!)

Then a few nights ago after meeting up with the designer sissies at Mr. Jones, we decided to drive up to Tagaytay for some cold air. LMAO!

Martin's twitpic of us having arrozcaldos, puto and chicharon because everything else was closed at 1:20 AM.

You gotta love spontaneous trips. :)

Friday, February 5, 2010

Come One, Come All!

To the Style Bible Bazar tomorrow!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


2ne1's leader (and my personal favorite member) CL has such a unique swagga, I'd do anything for her to wear any of my pieces.

In the Philippines where everyone is aiming for the mayaman look, an outfit as gutsy as this can only be seen on Sex Bomb and Wowowee dancers.

This photo reminds me of the perks of going to the gym - something I haven't done in over a month!

In a Betsey Johnson peplum skirt and a Hellz Bellz shirt (With fellow 2ne1 member Minzy).

In a Phillip Lim vest. (Photo c/o Popseoul)

Of course she owes it to 2ne1's stylists Yang Seung Ho and Lee Hyun Jung but it takes a certain sumthin sumthin to pull off a look. I've seen a number of local artists attempt to do the exact same thing but to no avail. We have plenty of pretty faces but noone as refreshing and experimental... is this why everyone's sticking to the mayaman look?

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Taping & A Movie

8 AM : Woke up earlier than usual today. (I'm an 11-hour girl, if I could sleep for a living I would and I'd be rich for it!)

9 AM : Left the house, ran to the shop to get into my tight rust dress - luckily it still fits despite yesterday's binging! - and checked on my prom darlings' dresses (all due for fitting today).

10 AM : Call time for the US Girls taping at Ecomoda in ABS-CBN's ELJ Bldg. I got there at 10 AM sharp. Good thing my shop is pretty near. And thank heavens Arlee drove me today.

10:30 AM : Hair and makeup. SO I can look like a TV-worthy homosapien.

Now onto the photos:

Sharing our Top Picks and Chesca trying on the Palabok jacket.

I am loving Chesca's flower detailed satin stilettos.

...And Iya's animal print heels! Ran to Topshop GB3 right after the shoot but they didn't have it in my size anymore. :-( These girls seriously have style, no wonder they're fashion TV show hosts.

On another note, they actually made me model a dress for the damn cameras. I realized I was asked to guest under false pretenses. I seriously hate that. But because I am a professional I had to do it anyway.

I was laughing most of the time. Couldn't believe what I got myself into. I'm a designer for crying out loud. I did it all for the love of Martin Bautista (whose dress they chose for me to strut in).

And because I didn't get to eat properly all day, I decided to take my man to Mr. Jones in Greenbelt 5 for some heavy chow before catching a flick.

The paperbacks we read while waiting for our grub. :)

MY honey chicken & biscuit entree was alright, Arlee was disappointed because the first 3 dishes he ordered weren't available and it took them 40 minutes to serve the food. Hmmm...

Anyway I am digging their vintage-inspired wallpaper in the washroom:

Saw Legion afterwards and people, I advise you to just wait for it on DVD or HBO. Not worth the Php190 we paid for in Greenbelt.

Now I shall retire for the night and remove all the gunk on my face. Goodnight folks!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Pampanga Love

Arlee and I took his cousin kuya Alvin to Pampanga yesterday. Didn't mind the drive at all because there's something about the rice fields and the green scenery along NLEX that relaxes me. Moreover, the road is so much smoother than SLEX so I can go much much faster!

Thank you my angel for going down to take pictures for me. :)

Waiting for Arlee to get back in the car. Lol.

Of course what is a trip without binging? Kuya Alvin started craving for Chowking - like most Fil-Ams do - I still wonder what they see in that place. It's all false advertisement the moment you step inside (not to mention their billboards)...

I saw this and got hungry:

But then I got this and wondered where all the color went:

Appetite not satiated yet, I swore to make it all up to my tummy as soon as we get to C.

Yummy yummy Panizza

Spaghetti with meatballs...

And best of all...


Then it was time to retire and Mimosa was the final stop for the night. Saw this adorable K9 pup at the Holiday Inn. I just had to take a snapshot. :)

Woke up this morning craving for bacon and scrambled eggs so I ordered room service.:

Then Arlee picked me up after checkout. We chilled by the pool and had nachos.

5 minutes later...

My nachos vanished! :D

Decided to drop by Fully Booked in SM Clark afterwards to check if they have 2010 Planners in stock and look for any interesting new reads... and to get frozen yogurts next door at White Hat. :)

Before going home, kuya Alvin treated us to authentic Korean cuisine.

Of course there is zilch ambiance factor but the food was delish!

I got home at 10 PM. Can't hardly breathe! Shooting with US Girls tomorrow morning and now I realize it was a bad bad idea to binge the day before a TV shoot (where one virtually gains 10 lbs.)! I hope I still fit into my tight dress come morning, wish me luck!