Friday, November 29, 2013

MAKEOVER: Almagrace

A couple months ago, I had a Blog Contest in cooperation with Purple Dot Photography. Winner gets a head to toe makeover from me and a photoshoot featuring the new look courtesy of talented lady photographer, Eunice Vallesteros of Purple Dot Photography. You can read about the feature and blog contest here.

The lucky winner was Almagrace Elvambuena. A med student whose personal style is quite simple. I like her personality... very soft spoken, down to earth and kind. The day I met her, I was so happy that she was the winner (chosen randomly) Almagrace is a good student with good grades and a very busy schedule...  I felt that she deserved this makeover! 

I gave Almagrace two looks. One to suit her personality, very sweet and bubbly and another one where I glammed her up and gave her a look she is not used to. Despite the new look, Almagrace rocked it! Check out her before and after photo:

We certainly enjoyed shooting Almagrace! I took some behind the scenes shots and some goofy shots, too.
Check out all of Almagrace's fabulous makeover photos below! =)

Eunice taking photos of Almagrace.
Goofy shots!
And now presenting, our gorgeous med student!:

Congratulations for winning our makeover contest Almagrace!!! We hope you love your new look and photos!!!

Do you want to win a makeover and photoshoot too? Keep following my blog and wait for announcements! =)

Hair, Makeup and Styling by Me
Photography by Eunice Vallesteros of Purple Dot Photography

Thursday, November 21, 2013

FASHION: Stripe It Up!

Several days have passed since Typhoon Yolanda / Haiyan hit my beautiful country. So many are still suffering and in pain. From an opposite part of the world, I can almost feel the pain and I am in tears as I watch what my fellow countrymen are going through. I cannot even imagine how I would be able to go through the situation that many Filipinos are going through. The courage and strength that they are showing through these times is really amazing.

My current location is in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. There are so many cultures here and I meet people from other countries every day. From where I am now, I am so touched at the concern and help that I see from other nations. Despite all the bashing and blaming that is happening, it is good to know that so much goodness still exists.

On a lighter note, I am proud to be endorsing this fashion line called, Brilvant Clothiers. The bag that I am using is from their current line. A brand which started with just bags and now has clothing and other fashion items as well. What I love about this brand is that they have an honest and VERY humble desire to help. I know for a fact that the owners of this brand do give a portion of their sales to feeding street children and have organized efforts to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan. The part that makes them so honorable is the fact that they specifically asked me NOT to announce the efforts that they do. (Sorry guys, I just had to!) I was just so amazed at their desire to help without the need of announcing it to the world. I have nothing against announcing the help that others extend. Honestly, it is so inspiring to see others help those in need. I admire all those who have been helping out... announced or unannounced. It just makes it more admirable when someone chooses to stay quiet and humble about the help he / she is extending no matter how big or how small. Please do support this brand and help them to continue the help that they are extending to those in need. Posted below are some of the bag designs they have:

Photography by Eunice Vallesteros of Purple Dot Photography

Call 09178153485 for bookings

Blonde Hair by Angelo Falconi III
Call 8051396 for appointments

Nude Pumps by Aldo

Cocktail Ring by OLEIC by Cielo Fronteras

Bag from Brilvant Clothiers
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Instagram: @brilvantclothiers

Bandage Skirt from The Look Nook
Instagram: @thelooknook

Skull Iphone Case by 5m Case Shop

Instagram: @5mcase_shop 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

FEATURE: Reaching for the SKY

What does it mean to be 13? For Ram Skyler De Leon or “Sky,” it’s about art. It is the age of prodigy. He wields a paintbrush like a pro and paint cherries, flowers, and icon, anything under the sun. He paints with such passion and raw talent, that one can only gape, amazed.  Colors so vivid and subjects so realistic, one cannot help but wonder how he does what he does. His is not a childhood steeped in play, of artwork posted in mom’s refrigerator, but one that is focused on the wonderful world of art. Put in the mix the mentoring of renowned Filipino artist Fernando Sena, and contemporary artist Philip Badon, voila, the makings of an art master. 

Ram Skyler (“Sky”) De Leon, a consistent honor student is in 8th grade at La Salle Greenhills and has garnered numerous art awards. He has held one-child exhibits in Museo Pambata, Eastwood Cinema Libis and Palms Country Club, Alabang, and has joined several group exhibits since he was 10. He has been featured in newspapers and TV shows. He is also a member of the Art Discovery and Learning Foundation, Inc., and the Art Association of the Philippines.

Sky has been painting since he was six, starting from religious scenes gleaned from the Bible. He is adept at impressionism and loves doing Philippine landscapes. From nude pastels, Japanese watercolor, abstracts in mixed media, to hyperrealism, Sky does his artwork like kid’s play, and produces an artwork a day. Quite a number of his paintings have been sold to personal art collectors.    

He dabbles in making Venetian masks, Origami and wire sculptures. He is a voracious reader, teaching himself art techniques and honing his gift.

Sky and another 13-year old child artist Wanda Totanes’ artworks are being shown at WALLS GALLERY, Triumph Building, Quezon Avenue, Quezon City from November 16-23 in an exhibit dubbed “13 at H’art”. Part of the proceeds goes to ERDA Technical and Vocational Secondary School in Pandacan. The opening will be graced by no other than Bureau of Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon. 

(Text taken from Sky's PR writeup)

Thursday, November 7, 2013

HAIR CHRONICLES: Metamorphosis

I've gone pink, I've gone violet. So what's next for my tresses? Yes... blonde. Going from dark to almost platinum blonde is never easy and it can be quite damaging to the hair. It took a lot of patience and of course I could only trust Angelo Falconi III to do this change on my hair. Amazingly, after a lot of processes, my hair does not feel dry and damaged at all! Angelo really does great work! I am very fortunateI have someone as professional and as well trained as he is to be taking care of my hair.

See how many processes it took? Although I think it was absolutely worth it! I loooove my blonde hair! =)

The master, Angelo Falconi III at work!
Photos with Angelo Falconi's staff. =)

Want to color your hair too? Contact ANGELO FALCONI III

Photography by Eunice Vallesteros of Purple Dot Photography
For your photography needs, call Eunice at 0917-8153485