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BEHIND THE RUNWAY- MANILA FASHION FESTIVAL F/W 2016

Its prep up time! Rayane Lopes being dolled up minutes before the show.

Fashion show goers are used to witnessing the actual runway show – models’ face all polished and clothes hanging gracefully on their slender frame. Whether standing on the peanut gallery; or seating on the front, the back, or the media row, we managed to swing through the energy of the collection. However, a trip to a part of the behind-the-scenes would make you appreciate the amount of work that has been put to create a visually arousing show.

Sam Lewis (left) and Carla Humphries (right) with their off the runway moment.

Backstage feels…

This short but memorable trip leads us to the lower ground of the show venue. I and my bff Rowell (from stylebyrandomguy.wordpress.com) were given the opportunity by the lovely people from Art Personas team to take a sneak peek of the hair and make-up room. We immediately rush inside the assigned room and saw how they get down to business. Forgive my amazement cause it was my first time witnessing the whole backstage thing live. Models sat down on a glam station while the hair and make-up artist preps them up to look flawless. An effortless skin with the designer’s desired look is a serious obligation to the team. Uniformity is the key point and as much as possible, the face should be concealed from imperfections.

Talk about #brushgoals for the make-up savvy

 

From L-R: Jhen Maica Valencia (Art Personas) and Hye Won Jang (PMAP) with the team

Asia’s Next Top Model C4 alum Gwendolyn Ruais (PMAP) looking sharp and edgy

Its just her second season but Mariah Jowett (Art Personas) will always channel Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

Model Maria Rivera showing us how to be dreamy and sultry. You better work girl! 

While rooming around, some of models managed to say “hi with half eyes shut due to make-up application. With my camera flashing, they steadily gave that backstage bts look for my blog. We also manage to have small talks with them to check if how they are doing so far. My eyes tried not to blink seeing majority of my favourite models packed in one room. As they leave minutes before the show, I was lucky enough to snap some of them before they exit. It’s nice to see again some of the models whom I have established friendship through my blogging journey, as well as the new ones whom I’ve recently made friends with.

Since I was getting used to my new camera, I wasn’t able to take tons of after show moments like what we’ve been used to before. Then again, these few shots are really my favourite, especially the one I took with Julian Culas (in yellow)- the dude is super fierce you know! Cheers to them who are still cool to have their photos taken despite of their tiring day. Thanks also for the hugs! It was nice catchin’ up with you guys even for a short time. Till next show.

P.S. Big thanks to Sir Ronnie, Ms Sara Kae, Tito Jonel (Art Personas Management) and Sir Joshua (Yeoh Models).

Please credit me & my blog upon usage of the photos. All photos taken by Ben L. Ferrer

Bless the models!

Ben.

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I ACADEMY GRAD SHOW – MANILA FASHION FESTIVAL FALL/ WINTER 2016

I ACADEMY GRAD SHOW – MANILA FASHION FESTIVAL FALL/ WINTER 2016
PHOTOS BY BLESSTHEMODELS.COM

STEFFI ARBARILLO

APPLE AQUINO

ARIANA BAGTAS

JOSE BANADERA

REAN MANGALILE

ANNE MANIEGO

SHEY QUION

Bless the models!

Ben.

 

 

 

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PREVIEW MAGAZINE EDITORIAL FEAT. MANILA FASHION FESTIVAL S/S 2016

The Style Bible’s translation of the best runway pieces from Manila Fashion Festival S/S 2016 to a flower-power themed editorial got us all pollinated on a high.

The Arrangement – Preview Magazine February 2016
Models: Ana Pirlog (Elite Manila), Natalie Kuzmenko (Elite Manila), Hye Won Jang (PMAP), Jessica See (Art Personas), and Rose Joy Pinuela (Mercator)
Styling: Andre Chang
Photography: Jeanne Young

Note: Images are copyright from their owners

Bless the models!

Ben.

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EsAc S/S 2015 for Philippine Fashion Week

Most people tell us that two heads are better than one. For EsAc, its three that brings the creativity to a whole different level. Three powerhouse designers – Jun Jun Cambe, Lyle Ibanez and Audie Espino have put their touch through a collection under the fashionable label. We have witnessed different stories behind their aesthetics and all of them truly deserves our applause.

EsAc BY JUN-JUN CAMBE

Rose Joy Pinuela (Mercator) walking the runway of EsAc (Jun Jun Cambe)  for Philippine Fashion Week.

Mr. Cambe recalled the life and style of Pia Alba, Maria Clara and Crisostomo Ibarra (characters in Noli Me Tangere) to be the plot of his collaboration with ESAC. The story of the two characters has been summarized on the runway where the white ensembles pertains to the their bountiful living, while the black ones denote the tragedy that they have encountered through the Spanish colonization.

Some designs strayed away from the traditional, having crop-top version of the Baro. The Saya has been recreated into a soft, flowing pants that still maintains the femininity on its movement. An ethnic-printed fabric is mostly paired as bottoms reflecting the native spirit of the early Filipinos.

The Barong tagalog, on the other hand have been layered on another Popsicle colored Barong to give the boys a bright hue of personality. Some remained true to the original Barong but paired in a moving carrot pants slacks.

The raven black Barong looked smart and Papal in nature, while the black dresses came with sheered fabrics, adorned with sparkles and flower embellishments in time for spring.

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

EsAc BY LYLE IBANEZ

It seems that the dark thoughts that plague our fashion imagination finally came to existence. The all-black collection screamed the strong dominatrix spirit leaving the sweet-being on the corner. The dresses were simplistically chic and effortless in defining what women really are.

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

 
EsAc BY AUDIEAE

The brand will never be completed without the signature buff male model, walking in red underwear. Renan Assunção from Ideal People Model Management has been chosen to do the strut. And Yes, that minute of cheeky swagger is bloodily sexy, that we could wish it could last forever. To close the show, Ford Supermodel of the World (Philippines) alum, Emerald Villahermosa walked gracefully for the finale wearing a red silk dress, with ornate embroidery and sheer black layering.

 

Bless the models!

Ben.

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MODELS AFTER SHOW – DAY 3 OF PHILIPPINE FASHION WEEK SPRING/SUMMER 2015

Now that’s a wrap! Philippine Fashion Week is now over and we are back to reality. Few hours from now, some of us will go back to work and some at school. But before I go back to my usual day job, I’ll spill first this batch of my model snapshots for the last day of fashion week.

(Name and agency below the image. Please credit me whenever you wish to post the images).