Photography by Tricia Gosingtian Model/styling/make-up: Catherine de Jesus, soon-to-be-part-of-the-family, cosplayer, fashion designer, owner of One Free Kiss Old photos from March 16, 2009. Published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer June 27,2009 2bu lifestyle section. Read article here.
Girls in Manila are veering towards monochromatic leggings and sticking chiefly to neutrals such as black, grey, brown and white. A feature that differentiates the city from other legging trends around the region is their desire to layer it under skirts or dresses, topped off with a belt embellished with stones, metal details, clips or rivets for an instantaneous fashion boost. As for accessories, layering bangles are the way to go - be it glass, metal, rubber or plastic! They like them colourful and they like them dramatic.
Foot choices include gladiator heels, peep-toe booties, platform shoes and metallic sandals from (M)phosis, Zara, Topshop, H&M and Mango. Look up and you’ll see them sporting angled bobs ala Rihanna, or long hair gone crazy wavy or straight-laced.
Guys are found to throw on a black or grey vest over a T-shirt or another casual top, which is then commonly worn over sensible trousers or tight-fitting pants. Never denying themselves of Topman, Cheap Monday, 5cm and Zara, they add flair with headgear such as fedoras and Kangol hats. Of course, only the ones with unusual confidence mixed with a dash of nonchalance pull this off. Plimsolls are the choice for shoes, with others hunting for Nike Dunks and Jeremy Scott x Adidas. Easy to wear and perfect for work or play, Manila guys love that they look best worn with, well, everything!
While some uphold that clothes make the man, it is essential that their shades delineate their character during warm weather months. Sunglasses provide the barometer of their lifestyle, and more often than not, they wear aviators that exude classic masculinity and style that’s bound to draw attention and fashion admiration.
Thank you so much Tricia and Nino! You guys are the best. <3 They actually took the photos themselves, I just edited it. Oh and thanks to Melly Ling, my Tongue in Chic co-contributor, for scanning the article! Whoooooot. ;)
Photography by: (me) Tricia Gosingtian Model: Victor Basa Make-up by: Tatin Yang
Outtakes from Bounce’s May 2008 issue. Old photos I found again just recently. He climbed out of the window of the office where we shot with so much enthusiasm. He said something like, I always wanted to do this. These photos better be good. :)
The day Wesley, Paulo and Jay somewhat coerced me into shooting boys, hahaha.
Photography by (me) Tricia Gosingtian Model: Paolo Paraiso Old photo. Taken the same day I shot Rhian, LJ, Vaness, and Sheena, among others. You could just imagine how overwhelmed I was the whole time, being able to shoot all these local celebrities. Thanks to Jay for letting me shoot on the side (there was an ongoing shoot in his studio, and I shot the models while waiting for their turn) and for letting me play with his lights! Can’t wait to get my own.
Modified french tips. There are little shiny jewels at the end of each nail.
Did some brief modeling for a photographer named Jason Quibilan last Sunday. Hit two birds with one stone by modeling AND taking down notes inside my head regarding some basic lighting techniques. Only thing I have to do now is actually get lights and try those all out. The people in the workshop were exceedingly fun too - they kept joking around and making the people (including me) all around them laugh despite the intense afternoon heat. Also, some of them gave me copies to their photos! <3