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NEW CONCEPT SOON…

Back in 2013, “Bless the Models” is just a twinkle in my brain when I got tired of looking for someone to talk to about models and fashion. With this blog, I was able to make half of my dreams come true. This opened a lot of opportunities for me to attend the biggest designer shows in our country; meet and befriend the models and fashion people that I truly admire; be recognized by some of the people in the industry; and secure friendships that I’ll cherish for a lifetime.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying farewell to the blogging world. I just realized that expanding my blog horizon by reaching a broader audience can be a thrilling and exciting challenge for me. Regardless of this major revamp, I will still incorporate runway shows and models to my new site. After all, fashion and creativity will always be in my core of existence.

To summarize, the blog will be renamed with some extra features and more personal stuff. Previous content will still be available in the new site’s timeline. I am doing my best to squeeze in an amount of time to do drafts; explore and design new layout; and plan everything. While the new blog is still in the process of transition, the usual grind of Bless the Models will still continue.

Thank you guys for your support and I hope you can still extend the same love to new and upcoming blog.

XOXO – BEN F.

 

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MARK TAMAYO – MANILA FASHION FESTIVAL FALL/ WINTER 2016

MARK TAMAYO – MANILA FASHION FESTIVAL FALL/ WINTER 2016
PHOTOS BY BLESSTHEMODELS.COM

Bless the models!

Ben.

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ZALORA – MANILA FASHION FESTIVAL FALL/ WINTER 2016

 ZALORA – MANILA FASHION FESTIVAL FALL/ WINTER 2016
PHOTOS BY BLESSTHEMODELS.COM

 

Bless the models!

Ben.

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MANILA FASHION FESTIVAL F/W 2016 – REGISTER NOW

Image source: Facebook

You know that flipping through glossies and watching fashion shows on TV is your true hobby. But would it be more magical if you could actually see the clothes and the models in flesh, clicking their shoes on the sound of runway music? We’ll this is the opportunity for you to sit with the fashion enthusiast and the industry heavyweights.

Image source: Manila Fashion Festival

Head on to manilafashionfestival.com and hover to “Register” tab.  You may select the type of registration depending if you will be attending as a guest, media/blogger or a photographer/intern.

The event is going to be on April 11 to 14 on its new venue – Edsa Shang-rila in Oritgas, Mandaluyong. See you guys there!

Bless the models!

Ben.

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PHILIPPINE FASHION WEEK S/S 2016 SCHEDULE

Image Source: Jian Lasala Facebook page

Unlike most of the major fashion capitals, the Philippines has two prime fashion occasions that held bi-annual shows for its fashion audience. While its rival fashion event has successfully staged and closed its curtains with a big bang, Philippine Fashion Week will be celebrating its 20th year with their Spring/ Summer 2016 show. This will be migrated from the grounds of SM Aura Premiere to City of Dreams Manila, located at Roxas Blvd, Paranaque. Their Instagram page shows their new formed partnership with local government sectors; TV channels; and print media. Power Mac will also be returning to their runways as sponsor/ brand partner. According to the schedule shared by designer Jian Lasala on Facebook, this season will only be a 2-day event and some previous-season designers below are not included. We can assume that they may not be participating unless an updated schedule list will be released.

Anthony Nocom
Boyet Dysangco
Cherry Samuya-Veric
Jian Lasala
Jun Jun Cambe
Lyle Ibanez
Mixy Dy
Noel Crisostomo
Philip Tampus
Raoul Ramirez
Roland Alzate

While we are weeks away from this, you may now start sending invite requests for the confirmed designers joining this season. You may view my former blog post to know how to prepare for Philippine Fashion Week. 

Note: Post will be updated as soon as new announcements are released. 

 

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Update:

11/20/2015

*Jian LasalaEven without his name on the schedule list, the designer has posted a collection teaser via  Instgaram. On his Facebook post as of 11/18/2015, he posted a photo (same in Instagram) with a caption “10 days to go”. His post on Instagram includes #Phfw. The designer did not show for Philippine Fashion Week S/S 2016. His new collection has been released via look book images, 

*Lyle IbanezThe designer will be showing a collection under ESAC.

11/24/ 2015

*Mixy Dy – The designer will be showing a collection this season. 

*Opening and closing party for Philippine Fashion Week S/s 2016 will be held at Pangaea, City of Dreams Manila. Visit @chaosguestlist on twitter to get information on guest list and table reservation.

Image source: @chaosguestlist via Twitter

Image source: @phfashionweek via Instagram

11/25/2015

Initial email for registration is now being sent by the designers (see below).  But unlike the previous seasons, the e-invite with QR code is not sent immediately. It took me hours to received the actual e-invite (see 2nd image below). That is why reserve those “Hoorays Im going to Fashion Week”  once you get the QR code invite for print.

Schedule has been released and their website has been updated.

Image source: @raffyboi via Instagram

Bless the models!

Ben.

 

 

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MANILA FASHION FESTIVAL SPRING/SUMMER 2016

Image source: Facebook

Turn up the music and let the heels click. The avant runway of Manila Fashion Festival is now ready for the so-called sunny disposition. Reserve your calendar slots this October 22 to 25, 2015 to feel and witness the designer creations strut in utmost sophistication. Show schedules and designer line up will be posted upon availability.

To add on the spice on the front row action, my model-lover self is cringing to see new runway faces that will stole and bring our eyeballs to fashion fantasy (come on, you know what I mean).

Now I have a reason to save up for a new camera right? Cross fingers!

Bless the models!

Ben.

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PHILIPPINE FASHION WEEK HOLIDAY 2015 – OFFICIAL SCHEDULE AND DESIGNER LIST

The wait is almost over my fellow fashionistas. I was suppose to create an updated post about this at an earlier time; however, I was juggling 4 different flights this week (business trips and vacation). It is now confirmed that the venue will be on Aura Atrium at SM Aura Premier as disclosed earlier by some designers. The official schedule and participating designers (per date) are as follows:

Image Source: Philippine Fashion Week Live

E-invites are already being released by some designers, so send those email requests before its too late.

Got my first invite for Holiday 2015 yesterday evening (hooray!). It is advised to check your email religiously since the recipient has only 48 hours to confirm and register.

Bless the models!

Ben.