Do you remember the time when you discovered and fell in love with the culture of streetwear? I’m a bit vague with mine. Maybe it was ’05, or ’06 or ’07. The details escape me. But I remember the feeling was real. It could have been that slow type of love. The type that seeps into your being as you watch it grow and evolve over time.
A few weeks ago, I found this book, Streetwear by Steven Vogel, in Amanda and Messie’s house, and it brought back an incredible feeling of nostalgia. I mean, remember those brands with all those different personalities? It was such a time when strong individual identities were coming out through clothing.
Hello self-promotion! I normally feel shy and self-conscious when I talk about my work, but this time I don’t really feel that awkward. Maybe because this shoot isn’t about “me!” but more about my relationship with my older sister Teresa.
Manila-based beauty website Calyxta recently featured me and Teresa as their June cover girls. (Thanks Guys!) I don’t always get to shoot with Ter, especially now that we live in different cities. We are also on different paths, with me on my own solo journey, and Teresa, on becoming a mom.
What I loved about this shoot was that it explored our relationship as sisters in the industry, and revealed new layers about how it was for us growing up.
A few weeks ago I was in Tokio with one of my closest girl friends from Singapore. We decided to spend the Chinese New Year break over there to get some much needed rest, relaxation, and research.
Since we are both interested in the fields of fashion, art, and design, we knew that Tokyo would be a perfect spot to find new ideas. I really take inspiration from all the details from the different spaces; you can really feel how complete the vibe is by just looking at the pictures.
Here are some photos from the trip after the jump.
I spotted The Woman I Wanted To Be by Diane Von Furstenberg it in the airport bookstore as I was about to board my flight back to Manila. I was always of fan of Diane and her work, more so, her messages about being independent.
I was so curious to learn more about her life and career that I felt like this was a great introduction for anyone who wants to learn more about the character of this highly-praised designer.
While in Macau, we checked out this really cool multi-brand, lifestyle store called Branco. Carrying brands like Rag & Bone, T by Alex Wang, Pamela Love, Sophie Hulme, Elizabeth and James, and Rebecca Minkoff to name a few, this store hits that sweet spot between the luxury labels or local treasures in the Macau fashion scene, introducing an alternative option for shopping.