Friday, March 28

SW: Alden Richards Cover Story

 I just love working with recurring model/celebrity because you got to make another different look/style for them, and you got to compare your work if it evolve, improve or progress over a period of time.  

This time its Alden Richards, when Managing Editor Ms Maris texted me if I can style Alden, I totally freaked one... 1. He's a charmer 2. Got to re-style different look and 3. Another cover!  I couldn't thank more the SW Team! 

 Check out the final and some of the unpublished photos in the shoot.

Before the actual shoot or story submission, I consider previous looks, published style, and trends that has been done especially for a specific celebrity-cover.  In this case, Alden has graced a cover of Garage with sporty, color-block scheme and Mega Man released a summer campaign of FHM in their editorial.  Thus, in story board creation, I took the consideration of what has been done and explore the Menswear Trends and mix them up!

Played the florals and athletics, why not both? Right?  Check out below and let me know what you think of the looks.

One my fave, and he was actually wearing gold chain bracelets.
Cool and Cute!

Florals and longsleeve cutouts! Top by Francis Libiran of Myth, Zip detail pants by Renan Pacson.

Photography: Chester Ang
Styling: Jear De Mc Cuttac
Styling Assistants: Aira Ainomra, Patrick Perez
Grooming: Al De Leon 

Special Thanks to: Ms Maris, and the rest of the SW Team!

Given a no print layout as breather in between and focus on the athletics!

Coolest photos up next!

And of course, I won't slip the couple shot! Hehehe

Until next, its EPIC, promise!

Sunday, March 23

AD: Young in Prints

My First editorial for Asian Dragon Magazine, and so excited for the collaboration!  The concept is young achievers in Print on Print, with a Pop Art Graffiti.  Check out the final layouts released for Jan-Feb Issue:

From florals, to animal to ethnic, to graphic prints!

Cool combo: floral and pop art to Aztec!

Considering the layouts and the graphic background, opted to style some layouts with prints on prints and some just 1 solid color and print yet still feels summery!

Cool Twin bros!
Photography: Rxandy Capinpin
Styling: Jear De Mc Cuttac & Kaye Awatin
Styling Assistants: Klaudeen Cawili, Timmy Smithson, Dane De Mc Cuttac
Make Up: Dianne Lorenzana
Hair: Mark Familara

Special Thanks to Chesca and AD Team.

Tuesday, March 11

Star Studio X Meg Imperial X Coleen Garcia

It's all summer, and yes, I'm so inspired and loved to finally get back in writing.  1 of the 4 shoots I had this summer season is with swimwear-summer editorial.   1st hit, its Star Studio Feb March Issue ft. Meg Imperial and Coleen Garcia.

Check out some of the final layouts! One word to describe it, its HOT!

Meg Imperial
 One of the hardest probably to style is the little clothing, the swimwear to monokinis to bikinis.  Why? Pieces should be picked to sexy yet with taste and in theme with the concept.
Accessories by HeyJow.  Thanks Joanna for the costumed made accessories.

Coleen Garcia

The shoot inspiration is taken the Jlo's Waiting for Tonight MV where she dances in sexy little clothing with green laser light at the back!

Uber thanks to the styling team who innovates some clothing and styling here! 

Kudos Klaudeen, Pat, and Karen!

Trivia: To Hide the Aztec Neon Print in the bikini bra from Speedo, we placed studded bracelet in between the mid bra! Buala! 

Special thanks to Ms Grace Libero, Speedo, Soak, Jelly Bean, and Koi.

Monday, January 20

Style Weekend Jessica Sanchez

Happy New Year, or I would say Happy Chinese New Year already? Anyway, sharing you my first release for the year, Style Weekend Cover ft. Jessica Sanchez, out last Jan 10.  This was taken last Dec and I can still vividly recall the almost-surreal experience when Managing Editor Ms Maris texted me if I can style Jessica Sanchez and the photographer of the shoot is Mark Nicdao.  It was those rare moments where I'm dumbstruck and feel numb for a few seconds, the moment you're trying to ponder if this is a hallucination or some kind of a dream!  I immediately thanked Ms Maris and informed her that it's actually one of my styling dream, collaborating with American Idol's runner up Jessica Sanchez and with Mark is totally AMAZING! 

Check out our first layout that also made it on a cover! 

Photography: Mark Nicdao
Styling: Jear De Mc Cuttac
Styling Associates: Kaye Awatin, Gracie Millan
Make Up: Al De Leon
Hair: Ricky Diokno

The Metallic trend was taken from the SS14 and I couldn't be more excited since this hasn't been done and metallics is a challenging trend to pull off!  I want to challenge my self on the styling and the team on how we can create a look that is relatable to Jessica's personality and status with class, and as well envisioning that it can make it BIG this summer in our tropical paradise Philippines! 

This Bronze mettalic long gown was custom made by Albert Andrada, few days before the shoot! One of my fave!

I tried mixing RTW as well so as not to go overboard with the metallics, thus here Jessica is wearing a silver metallic top from Ever New.
The Mettalic Silver Skirt is custom made by Eric De Los Santos exclusively for the shoot as well with the Gold dress, to be shown below.

Guess, where's the metallic here? Aside from her shoes, there's a metallic silver clutch as well but it didn't make it to the final cut.  One of my fave as well!

I want to inject a personal style of Bronx-Street style with a little Diva with Jess here.  Her bracelets actually are gold spikes and pearls just to make some edge to her look and a pullover wrap over a cocktail dress? What do you think?

For the final layout, we tried to pull off a classic PRINT look and a skirt since she tried everything but no prints yet.  
This is basically how adorable and fun to work with Jess and Mark! Feeling tropa lang kami right? :)

Special thanks to Ms. Maris and Ms. Liza
Style Weekend Team

Of course, I got to to have a moment with Mark :) 

Thank you so much styling Team for helping and pushing creativity to the next level! We know all how difficult and how we keep challenging ourselves to create a different looks and yet not expected or been done.

To God be the Glory!


Thank you.
Topshop, River Island, Mango, Forever21, Primadonna, Ever New, Figlia

Wednesday, January 1

Aisan Dragon Weddings Mag: White Weddings

Happy Holidays!  My 1st blog of the year 2014, and since its an annual release I wish to share the Asian Dragon Weddings 2013-14 Magazine, which I had one of the editorial published.  

Check out the rest of the layouts.
Jo Rubio, Earrings and necklace by Bulgari

Jun Escario, earrings by Bulgari

Jo Rubio, Earrings by Bulgari

Photography: Rxandy Capinpin
Styling: Jear De Mc Cuttac
Styling Associate: Kaye Awatin
Hair: Divad Medina
Make Up: Hanna Pechon of Shu Eumura
Model: Ayomi of Elite Models

Set Design: Red Mil, Nikki Tagayon

Camille Garcia

Camille Garcia

Jun Escario, Earrings by Bijou
Albert Andrada, Earrings by Bijou, and headpieces by Evita Peroni

Albert Andrada, earrings by Bijou

Special thanks to Ms Liza Ilarde, Asian Dragon Weddings EIC.

Saturday, December 28

SW: Designer Spotlight Eric Delos Santos with muse Marina Benipayo

BOOM! Presenting Eric Delos Santos, Winner of the Top Asian Fashion Designer in a recently concluded Fashion Asia Awards 2013, Pret-a-porter Category held in Chengdu, China.

Check out the looks that made into his feminine-romantic design aesthetic!
Eric's beloved muse is none other than the iconic model/personality 
Ms. Marina Benipayo.

During the shoot, I was so tensed that she might be uptight, or strict, again, don't ever prejudge!  She's so adorable, so funny and love to work with!

Check out rest of the out takes of the shoot.

I just love these layouts, it showed the fun, and cool friendship both build over time. 

One of my fave layout.

Congrats Eric, you definitely deserve all the success and cheers for more blessings.  We definitely recognize one's imprint in a dress, its fab Eric!