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MANILA FASHION FESTIVAL (THE NEXT) GO-SEE HIGHLIGHTS

Photographed by yours truly.

We have witnessed Manila Fashion Festival’s success that merited our slow claps throughout the past seasons. But before the glitz and cheers, they have to conduct first the rigorous practice of model casting.

Just as odds are in our favor, we were lucky enough to be invited to experience another round of casting. It is already my second time to watch this process, but the excitement will always there. My usual lazy Sunday afternoon has been overpowered by model adrenaline as we mingle with fashion experts and model hopefuls. As the stress is evident, seeing the whole selection process makes us feel grounded. You can see the hard work that everyone incorporated in their task – Models brushing off the nerves; looking as if they are having a good time, and the casting committee screening hundreds of models, ensuring that each one of them fits the mold.

Photographed by yours truly.

The day ended with a “sigh” from everyone. One down from their task line up, but there is more to go. Every designer has marked their favorites, and may deliberate to the other models that they may want to consider. For sure, there is a lot in-store for us this season – from models, designer creations and the actual show. At the meantime, enjoy the cut below for the catch on what’s inside the Go-See for Manila Fashion Festival THE NEXT.

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Ben
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GABBIE SARENAS – MANILA FASHION FESTIVAL FALL/ WINTER 2016

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

Bless the models!

Ben.

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PATTY ANG – MANILA FASHION FESTIVAL FALL/ WINTER 2016

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

Bless the models!

Ben.

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LAURENS TOLENAARS

Image Source: PMAP
Illustration by: Ben L. Ferrer

Name: Lorens Tolenaars

Agency: PMAP (Philippines) / Red Eleven (NZ)

Height: 6’2”

Vital Stats: 38-31

I rarely draw male models, and some of them end up only on the back of my notebook. But from now on I’ll start doin’ more 🙂 For this image, I have grabbed a photo from PMAP site of the Eurasian male model Laurens Tolenaars. His best features? Undeniably its his werewolf eyes. Whenever we see him in person, a lyrics from Carly Rae Jepsen’s song always plays in our mind – “Who gave you eyes like that?Said you could keep them? I don’t know how to act or if I should be leaving.I’m running out of time, going out of my mind.”

Bless the models!

Ben.

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KELSEY MERRITT FOR METRO MAGAZINE JUNE 2015

Forgive me but I just cant remember the last time I saw a model on the cover of our local glossies? And yes thank you Metro Magazine for quenching our thirst on seeing a model front a reputable magazine. Here she was lensed by Philippines’ top fashion photographer Bj Pascual, with a cover story narrating the first chapter of her model experience and her life as a Wilhelmina Model in the Big Apple. Kelsey is one of the few Filipino models who tried their luck in the Western fashion scene. Take note this is without the help of a modelling competition as a  career propeller.

Who wont encourage the young brunette to give it a shot, knowing her bold and hypnotizing face is a photographer’s dream? Since she jetset to New York, the buzz kept on going and we wont stop cheering as she continues making Filipino fashionistas in hype.

Bless the models!

Ben.

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MODELS AFTER SHOW, PART 2 – MANILA FASHION FESTIVAL F/W 2015

Second day! Models are not seen rooming around the venue before the show, or maybe it’s just me so focus in catching up with my blogger friends? When the show was about to end, I made it a point to stand next to the exit. Holding my phone in vain, I’ve waited for the runway cast to walk by and stop them for a second. Photos are not HD as expected, but having snaps for this second post is mission accomplished.

New names were also added in my model dictionary, particularly those from Art Personas namely – Mabelle Corpus, Shane Homan and Zarah Lim.

All photos are taken by me. Kindly credit me and my blog whenever you wish to use the images.Click/hover the image to see the model’s name and agency.

Bless the models!

Ben.

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MODELS AFTER SHOW, PART 1 – MANILA FASHION FESTIVAL F/W 2015

Being surrounded by the celebrities of my life (models) is like the best feeling that I’m always looking forward before, during and after shows. Some of them are restless and drenched in thick makeup, but I’m glad they are still in the mood for a quick photo moment for my blog :). I was on a major panic attack because my trusted digicam (Pentax Optio VS20) has some focus and lens issue. Thank God my mobile phone was able to took over my digicam’s duties. Guess I need to save some for a new camera, or hopefully a DSLR for the next shows?

At the meantime, enjoy the rest of the pics. Click/hover the image to see the model’s name and agency.

All photos are taken by me. Kindly credit me and my blog whenever you wish to use the images.