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MANILART is slowly becoming an annual part of my life now. And frankly, that’s a really healthy annual routine. For one, it is an awe-inspiring collection of work from all over the Philippines. Seeing all paintings and sculptures felt so rejuvenating. Continue reading

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A smoking hot sultry bee-tee-es for the her highness. Featuring the burlesquesified version of the Queen of Hearts  by yours truly + Harnesses from Dark Sweet Soul PH. View official photos here.

 Video: Samantha Solidum
 Videography: Jear Velasquez
 Photography: Dar San Agustin 
 Styling: Liyan Aprieto
 Venue: Mao Den 
 Model: Joyen 
 Special thanks to B-Side Productions

 

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JOYEN performing at the New York Asian Burlesque Extravaganza // Photo by Green Bag Photography

Rarely in a designer’s life would we’ve met a woman who embodies all their guiltiest, kinkiest, dirtiest design pleasures – you know, those pieces in your mind the nuns from your catholic high school would expel you for even thinking about?  That’s why I could say out loud I’m hella lucky to have met Joyen. Continue reading

That gown looks familiar, doesn’t it? It’s a long story, but this music video was the most wonderful Christmas surprise! I’ve talked way too much about this dress already (for like maybe four years straight equivalent if you’ve added all the social media posts made about it) so I’ll talk more about this band instead. I’ve been so out of the music scene in the country because of various reasons. But the good news is – when new channels have opened up and I got an actual working internet (believe me, Philippine internet is always a grimm tragedy) – I am exposed to new sounds I thought I can only find in the music of outside the Philippines. Mr. Bones and The Boneyard Circus just…sings to the creature of darkness that I am. They are perfect. And as I listen and listen and listen, they only get perfect-er. I cannot ask for more. Take me, Mr. Bones. My soul is yours. (more…)

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☆.。.:*・My glitter goddess ☆.。.:*・

Every year in the design career, there always have to be a Christmasy dress order. There always will be one, whether it is liked or not. And often times, with all the repetitiveness and constricting craft of making bridesmaid dresses three months straight, this commission will be the most refreshing thing you’d ever do to wrap up the busy year. With a theme so extravagant, naturally sparkly and lavishingly fabulous, this event dubbed Mardi Gras (Translating to “Fat Tuesday” and defined as the day of flashing for beads by the Urban Dictionary) makes for a perfect festive dress inspiration! Continue reading