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


☆.。.:*・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


There’s always a first time to everything, and gods – for the life of me (and this dress!), this has been a wonderful one. Slipping on mossy rocks, breaking your favorite bracelet and the realization that those spiky little things that you just accidentally stepped on were now dead snails aside, this buwis-buhay (life-risking) photo shoot was so worth it.

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A cursed creature.

Collaborative Project with: 
Darlene S.A. (Photo/Video) 
JOYEN (Mermaid) 
Izzy Libo-on (Photo) 
Daryll Lozano (Make-up/Prosthetics)

Photo by Victor Loong


Photography and Post-process: Grace Sioson
Styling: Alexis Joyce Matic & Joji Villanueva
Model: Vea Novenario
Make-up: Victor Loong
Dress: Janella Ibay

It’s hard to admit this is not not my favorite dress. Continue reading