Monday, January 16, 2012


Thank you Dino Lara for these super gorgeous, funny, and happy photos!!! :-)

Thank you to my lovely bride for lending me your gown! haha ;-) just kidding!

Dresses of Golden Globes Award 2012

Celebrities are looking gorgeous in Golden Globes awards 2012 and bringing new fashion trends; and general women will follow the same dress patterns in their dressing in comming days. you can see celebrities all dressed up in beautiful gowns, dresses, perfect hairdos and makeups on the Golden Globes red carpet this year 2012. Celebrity dresses are no doubt charming and really beautiful high class dresses.

Angelina Jolie was typically radiant in an extremely sultry satin gown by Atelier Versace. Jolie appears to be trying to undo her reputation as a chromophobe, as the dress featured a gorgeous pop of bright red at the neckline. A simple, elegant bun, bright red lips and diamond studs pulled the look together.

Angelina Jolie-Satin Gown
Emma Stone stole the show in a surprisingly sexy burgundy Lanvin gown with an eagle-embellished belt. A fiery updo and smoky eyes were the perfect finishing touches to this haute look.

Emma Stone Lanvin Gown
Jessica Alba channeled feminine elegance at the 2012 Golden Globes. The stylish starlet was the picture of perfection in a beaded lavender gown that showed off her post-baby figure. Diamond baubles topped off this haute ensemble.

Jessica Alba Gown
Natalie Portman made a grand return to the red carpet in a vibrant magenta gown by Lanvin. Portman played it simple with her accessories, allowing the focus to fall on her gown's masterful draping.

Natalie Portman 2012
Sarah Hyland opted for a mature look at the 2012 Golden Globes. The Modern Family actress showed off her figure in a fitted beige lace dress complete with a black lace belt. A loose curly 'do topped off the look.

Sarah Hyland Dress

Friday, January 13, 2012


I really admire clients who have so much respect to their suppliers, and vice-versa. Doing projects such as weddings is stressful, exciting, and fun at the same time. I really want to thank Leanne for always believing in me. She's very patient, stress-free, generous, thoughtful, and understanding. More than anything else, I felt that she trusted me completely from start to finish. The "journey" to make the perfect dream wedding dress was not that perfect. There were times when I had to call her to reschedule our meetings and fittings, and she will understand.

I once told my fashion design students that being a designer is 90% hardwork and 20% glamour. Beyond the glitz and glamour of this profession is the reality that at the end of the day, our job is to make people happy by creating beautiful clothes.

First meeting with Leanne was really memorable. She mentioned that she was a fan of Project Runway Philippines Season 1, and she liked me. I was deeply flattered. ;-) Now, the real challenge was to make her dream wedding gown come true.

rough sketch of her dress.

2nd fitting (base)

I like the low back!

actual fitting, 85% finished

Super happy! She looked like a doll ;-)

the final product ;-)

Photos by Dominic Barrios
Coordinator: Teena Barretto, Hitched Weddings

Monday, January 9, 2012


Kat is someone who is beautiful inside and out. I really enjoyed working with her. She is very generous! She's very patient with fittings. I told her whatever dress she would wear, I know she will look good in it. I made her a very romantic, feminine wedding gown with a modern twist. The bodice is embellished with lace, pearls, and crystals, and the skirt is made of strips of organza and tulle. I added a silk satin bow to cinched the waist and to add a feminine touch.

Photos by Paul Vincent
Makeup by Patrick Rosas

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Messenger style flap made
from vintage, disassembled shoes
Across the body adjustable
shoulder bag. Look of bag will vary depending
 upon availability of finding interesting,
discarded shoes to repurpose!
12" x 10" x 3.5"

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Sweaters for Men

It is difficult to find a sweater for your boyfriend and husband but have no idea where to start? No problem, I'm here to help. Sweaters can be an excellent fashion choice for almost any man give a distinguished and timeless look. Here are some of the most common types of men sweaters to enhance your look.

1. The Turtleneck - A sweater with a high neck will keep your neck and upper body warm. This type of sweater will make you look very cool. You can also match this with a suede jacket or a corduroy blazer as the outfit, which will make you extremely stylish.

2. The Crew-Neck - This is an all weather-style of sweater and you don't have to necessary wear this in the winter. You can wear thinner crew neck sweater in warmer months and thicker ones during winter. This type of sweater looks extremely good together with a cardigan.

3. The V-Neck - This type of sweater has a collar that shaped like a V. Hence the name V-Neck. It's a bit informal fashion choice. It's easy to match this type of sweater together with a good pair of jeans or pants.

4. Sweater Vest - It can be quite difficult to get this type of sweater to look good, and it's probably more suitable for those who are more well built. But nevertheless, this type of sweater will create a good combination with a pair dressy pants.

sweater for men
long sleeve sweater
v-neck sweater
thick knit sweater