Check my ring finger.
You got it right. There’s no wedding ring.
This is just my final project under the pattern making course of Slims. Finally, after 3 years of attending class once a week I am finally done!
I finished this last February, but I looked so haggard and tired when I wore this in school to present to my teacher. I didn’t want to post that picture.
Since I was just home during the holy week, I decided to have it photographed again with my personal photographer (a.k.a. boyfie), Michael Yee.
My inspiration for this gown is flowers and butterflies.
The front is just simple. It’s just a basic bustier with piping and slits on the side.
The drama can be seen at the back portion.
The upper back is my favorite part.
This dangling flowers is part of the trail which extends outside the skirt.
There’s a butterfly trail extending in the middle. I probably would add more of this butterflies if I were to actually wear this in an actual event.
However, I plan to re-do this and add more flower trails extending outside my detachable skirt.
Now here’s a photo of how this gown was converted into a Terno
It’s basically the same dress. But I removed the detchable skirt.
You’ll notice 3 layers in this terno sleeve. The flowers is actually inside while the 3d butterflies is outside on the tool.
The terno I designed is actually a shrug with side slits.
My Sundays usually start with a date with the Lord by worshiping Him through songs of praise and listening to God’s word in my home church, Jubilee Evangelical Church.
My next date would usually be a lunch with my family, but yesterday my mom, who is also one of the church deaconess, had a board meeting for church. I spent my lunch with my little sister Michelle in their despedida to Jill, one of our Sunday School volunteers who is leaving for Canada.
Recently, I had an additional Sun-date. And her name is EMBELLISH (Greenhills branch). My full time work is with Jacinto & Lirio, but at the same time our family has this baby brand named Embellish. So I had to also to continue working even on Sundays.
Many customers have been asking us, “Will you ever be on sale??? When???” So here it is! Selected items from our summer 2013 collection is already on sale at 10-40% off! As you can see, it’s only a few, so visit our shop now!:)
I’m a person who has a very short attention span and a multi-tasker. So when I’m in the shop, I fix and fix and fix the display. I also enjoy styling our mannequins and I can’t wait for a customer to buy the styles on the mannequins so that I can change it again!
What do you think of the styling?
Speaking of styling, I’m offering my styling services for FREE to Embellish, Terrie and Jacinto & Lirio clients who would want me to style their pre-nup, pre-debut and other pictorials. I’ll be posting more about it in another blog entry! 🙂
Finally, my 4th date for the day is with my BL. I couldn’t be with him in Yawyan that day because I was still recovering from my cough and colds. After he attended church in VCF UP branch, we went straight to TOSH Katipunan. Why TOSH? Well, he was kind of influenced by the story of the VCF pastor who mentioned about TOSH. hihi 🙂
Check out the cool thunder printed polo t-shirt I got for him from my China trip last time!:)
Thank you Mhykee for taking my photos!:)
SM Dept Store dollshoes
Every project I do is always a learning experience. As I prepared the styling for Embellish’s pre-fall collection, I learned one very important lesson–the photoshoot theme has to be considered already in preparing a collection. This conclusion was derived from my experience in preparation for the shoot.
- I came to realize that I should already have the match for the entire outfit and not just any top or bottom or accessory that is part of the trend categories for the season.
- Matching all of the pieces was hard work, especially since I didn’t have enough bottoms and accessories to match the overly numerous top styles we had for the collection.
- So for Embellish’s holiday 2013 collection, I will definitely make sure that each product style would have the same quantity in terms of styles to achieve a complete look.
- It was also during the styling session that I remembered to consider the regular schedules of our target market which is essential in preparing the collection.
- June is the first day of school. Thousands of freshmen will be entering college, which means that they will be buying their very first set of school wardrobe.
With this, FIRST DAY FUNK was definitely a theme that I had to go for whether or not I had enough styles for the campus fashion cliques or not.
Ah-DORK-able Geeky Chic
Fashion Conscious Rebel
Unlike our previous shoot, I didn’t have any wardrobe stylist who took care of the over-all art direction so I had to handle the styling, posing and making sure everything was consistent with the theme.
Role#1: Theme Planner/Researcher
This is me showing Bella the pegs for her poses as The Fashion Conscious Rebel.
Are they still best buddies?
My role #2: Pose Director—>Posing in Character
This is me showing Keila her sample pose.
Keila was able to portray it perfectly! 🙂 She achieved the geeky angry look I wanted to see.
Geeky Girl vs. Ms. Popular a.k.a. Par-tay Girl!
Group shots are a bit tricky! This is me directing their positioning.
My role #3: Stylist
Styling entails hardwork.
Before the shoot, I had to brainstorm for a theme that is suitable to the collection at hand. I used pinterest to compile the pegs for wardrobe styling, hair, make up and poses.
During the shoot, I had to double check if the items did match well and if it suited the model. The sets were pre-assigned to I couldn’t easily adjust who wears which since they had to wear consistent sets of clothes to portray their character.
Of course I also had to make the lives of the models easier by helping them dress up.
My role #4: Art Director
As the over-all director, I had to make sure that everything was in place. Part of the work is making sure that the hair is in place. No tags will be seen hanging while the model is posing. All aspects has to be perfect!
Allow me to introduce the team who helped me make this happen:
Yla: The Photographer
Errrr… Whose the real photographer? Was it really Yla? hehehe 🙂
Beverly, MUA and Hairstylist
p.s. Thank you Bev for never losing patience in following up the final details of the shoot!:)
Ron , MUA and Hairstylist
Arlene, Embellish Admin (right most)
Sheryl, TERRIE Resident Warehouse Lady
Mae, Embellish Sales Fashion Consultant
The rest of the Embellish Team: Benny and Sandra Chua, Livlyn, Jen and Kristina
By Melissa G. Bagamasbad
The Jacinto & Lirio Impact night last May 16 was an evening that was really about sharing.
Of stories, ourselves (physically, our listening and understanding abilities, as well as our ideas), what we had to say on the freedom wall upon entering, and so much more. Jacinto & Lirio aimed to raise awareness on its brand, and raise funds for the social impact efforts that would develop its livelihood communities. Thus, the Impact Night held last May 16 at UP Ayala Technohub.
Being out of the loop for some time, I knew briefly about Jacinto & Lirio’s involvement with GirlTank, and how the brand had obtained more international exposure, with efforts to join a new community, promote the enterprise, and gain funds.
Impact Night gave us a chance to be informed and updated on the enterprise’s projects. Additionally, we got to know others, and shared ideas…
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Many of you might have noticed that there’s something different about Jacinto & Lirio.
First of all, the logo LOOKS different!
We have been collaborating with Manila-based design firm Design for Tomorrow for the past year to create a new look for our brand that is GLOBAL,SOPHISTICATED but YOUNG, and TRUE to our mission and values as a young fashion/lifestyle brand.
Hence, the new LOOK:
This new logo is part of our mission to truly create a GLOBAL FILIPINO BRAND — one core mission we have in our social enterprise.
There is so much power in branding. More than just a new logo change, branding is about communicating (1) WHO YOU ARE, (2) YOUR VALUES, (3) PERSONALITY and (4) WHAT YOU WANT TO BE KNOWN FOR
Branding is about telling stories.
Allow us to share the STORY BEHIND OUR NEW LOGO.
It is actually…
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