Because I am mostly selective in posting photos for my blog entries, there are a few photos that don’t get their respective air-time. That or they were taken way before this blog was set up hence I’ve decided to dedicate this post on the said photos. Some of you (friends from Facebook, I’m not really selective when adding) may have seen it, and I’m pretty sure you’ll think this post is a vanity shrine but truly, it’s just a “Thank You” post to all the talented photographers I’ve worked with.
Straw-Boater’s Hat: Tricia’s (YRYS) | Grey scoop neck top: Topshop | Vintage Keys Necklace: Claire’s | Floral Skirt: Zara | Belt: Tricia’s
Floral Jumpsuit: Details for Domz, Haze for Tricia
Black Tube Dress: Zara | Black Criss-Cross Shoes: Hong Kong | Identical Loose White Top: Zara | Stripey Bandage Dress: Zara | White Shoes: Kenneth Cole (was this mine or Tricia’s D: )
Black Leather Jacket: Hong Kong | Shorts: Diesel’s | Black Peep-toe with Straps: J.Lo | Black Platform Peep-Toe: Maldita | Identical White Tops: Zara | Blazer: Zara | Shorts: Tricia got it from Korea, I think D: | Beaded Headband: Paris
Identical White Tops: Zara | Studded Belt: Moonshine | Lace Skirts: Made it
Photos By: Tricia Gosingtian
I’ve worked with Tricia the longest. I worked with her first before I became her friend. She was a freshman at the time, and a budding photographer, while I was a sophomore rookie-model trying to move agencies. Since I was looking for someone to expand my portfolio, her cousin and my friend, Mark Gosingtian, introduced one another. I could remember that she was quite the commanding and professional person; I felt at ease that she knew what she was doing. Eventually, we became sort-of friends-acquaintances, later on, good friends. In fact, she’s responsible for my first foray into Asian Fashion. To this day, she thinks that I was skinner than she was when we first met (which I think, may be true by 20% but rest assured, it is 100% untrue now-a-days). Anyway, I’m pretty lucky to have known her, before and now, and I think that it’s a great perk that we sometimes have to work closely together.
Scarf: Elizabeth Arden | Tank Top: SM Department Store
Photo by: Russel Ong
I knew Russel Ong as a programmer not a photographer. However, when I was launching a school project online, he offered to do a few of my product shots. Russel is a hobbyist–for this shot, we went to Byte Club to eat and he used a film camera to take this. When my aunt saw it on my desktop, she thought it was a screen capture from Vogue. I’m thinking, it’s a testament to Russel’s photo rather than my presence as usually, she says, Vogue Women are perfection (and quite frankly, that face is way too goofy to be a part of Vogue).
Photo by: Enzo Ladrido
This was taken for a Glitterati shoot. I super love this photo and I love the clothes! It was the first time I met power-partners JL Ladrido and Nina Estacio. JL was adamant about my modeling when I informed her, over and over again, that my photos are actually 10000x better than how I look in person. I’m hoping I didn’t disappoint her. XD
Kaftan: Juana (for 250 PHP, yo)
Photo by: Paulo Navarra
One of my favourite photos of all time! This photo was taken at La Huerta, Antipolo–but by the looks of it, Italy. Paulo works for Jay Tablante’s company and out of the blue, while shooting Alexis Sy-Go, he wanted Paulo to practice on me. This was taken late in the afternoon, out on a whim, without the aid of lights and whatsoever assistance (except for maybe a reflector). I would like to say that this is un-edited but right now, I’m not really sure.
Stripey Slouchy Top: Zara | Skirt: SM Department Store
Photo by: Regine David
I knew Gine because she showed up for my org’s party (or something) with a couple of her friends. She was heavily endorsed by a lot of people as a fledgling photographer (but by no means, producing fledgling works, I’ve gathered). It wasn’t only until late last year that we started to collaborate (that’s what, 2 years after?). Right now, she’s pursuing her dream in Hong Kong, well on her way to become a professional photographer.
Ensemble: What a Girl Wants | Clogs: Lovely Shoes
Photo by: Hannah Bacalla
I’ve only heard about Hannah Bacalla from friends–I’ve never seen her or met her as she was based in Cebu. Right before I was scheduled to come home for Halloween, she sent me a message wanting to collaborate. Though I went through her portfolio (upon her insistence), I was pretty eager to work with her. She produced beautiful portraits that I loved, loved, loved. So we met at this err, mountain reserve of some sorts and shot there. I will admit to not being able to deliver (so sorry, Hannah) as I haven’t slept at all for the past three weeks–my flight was five hours delayed, my Dad wouldn’t let me drive to the place (and that was okay because I would’ve gotten lost anyway), and the weather was all sorts of wonky. In my defense, I am not a professional model! :p Anyway, the photo is still really, really pretty and I would definitely want to work with her again (if she’ll have me).
Photos By: Edric Chen
Edric introduced himself early this year. Usually, I really don’t like taking up offers over facebook, moreover if they’re from strangers (triple no if they are guys)–unless if they’re friends of friends or if they’ve an impressive portfolio. Thankfully, Edric was not only a friend of several of my friends but he had a great portfolio. Though I’ve worked with several male photographers, Edric produced the most flattering photos of the bunch.
Slouchy Top: Topshop | Tiered Floral Skirt: Robinsons Department Store| Boots: Doc Marten’s | Floral Necklace: Les Roux
Photo By: Lawrence Reyes
I met Lawrence through my friend Reynan Alibuyog, along with Lawrence’s wife Maple. They are all “hobbyists”–as in they love photography for the art and do it for fun (they all have their own respective day jobs). Anyway, when I shot with these guys, they brought out their awesome-cakes tools–Large Format cameras, film camerasa, TLRs, and some of those I don’t even recognize. The best part is, going home with a solid copy of a photo (not a digital copy) and the realization that FILM CAMERAS DO NOT LIE (meaning: I am skinnier on film than on digital).
Black Bandeau Bikini Top: Topshop | White Harem Pants: Zara | Stripey Cut-off Top: Topshop | Grey Cardgan: H&M
Photos by: Mylene Chung
I knew Mye before she took up photography. She invited me to be a part of her organization as the Events Group leader (I replaced her position a year after as President). A little later, she invited me to have a shoot with the new lights she purchased. That was the first time I’ve worked with makeup artist Marj Sia. Anyway, when the final photos came out, I was blown away by the quality. I never really knew she had a penchant for photography. Today, she has her own studio and does photography professionally. Though we’re not in constant communication (I send annoying texts once in a while), I’ve no doubt that it’ll be easy to converse with her once again–personal stories and shared love for Yaoi mangas.
Pink Spaghetti Strap: F21 | Grey Slouchy Top: SM Department Store
Photo by: Stanley Ong
This is my current facebook profile pic. If only because I can’t believe that I look so, I don’t know, pristine. It’s by no means a fashion photo but it’s such a pretty profile picture–and to think this is just a test shoot (for a future gig)! Apparently, Stanley Ong is also from Cebu! If anyone’s responsible for making me look so awesome? Apart from Stanley, I would say it’s Carmi Locsin–the makeup artist. When she put makeup on me, I felt like I never wanted to remove it. Haha.
Anyway, if you stare at it hard enough you’ll see my photo.
Just Kidding! Anyway, it’s bazaar season once again and as you all know, I love bazaars–I love the unique and affordable finds over there. I’m pretty excited to head over to Les Roux to see their new pieces (jewelry imported from all over the world , if you must know). So see you there this weekend–November 6 and 7!