Sunday, November 7, 2010

Prive Fashion Series - September 15, 2010 - Member's Only

Members Only holds Prive every year it's a a way for designers to show their work in a very laid-back setting where guests can actually mingle with the muses and models wearing the designer's creations. I was so lucky to have been part of event for the second time around (my first Prive stint was last year). I got to work with the greatest people, and I can honestly say, this year was a little bit more relaxed. It gets fun-er every year!

Anyhoo, I'm sneaking in some blog time in the middle of work so my mind's a bit all over the here it is, my 15-piece collection of white dresses and gowns fab enough for a wedding or black-tie event and comfy enough for a night out.

**pictures are from friends, friends' facebook albums; also shown are pictures of the dresses on Mica Tuano, make-up artist and model**

Thank you to Jenny Yrasuegi, Make up Forever, my beautiful muses and everyone who came to the event! Can't wait to whip up another collection for next year.

With my muses
With Tessa Prieto Valdes, Beng Calma, Mayan Evangelista, Michi Pichel

Polly and Dee; With my awesome intern Lorenz Namalata! (seen below)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Gail Miller

When I met Gail I instantly knew she was a girl with great style, she mentioned that she was going to wear red shoes to her wedding so it instantly made me excited to make her beautiful wedding gown. Everything about their wedding was so 1940's and old hollywood glam. The bride looked beautiful in her lace fit-n-flare cut wedding gown with a ruffle train. We decided to make the long train detachable so Gail could dance the night away in a shorter version of her wedding gown. I also added a red sash to match her shoes for the reception. She looked perfect on her wedding day and so did the rest of her entourage.

Congratulations Gail! :) Mwah!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Nadine Wee

A creamy peach confection for a cute as a button bride :) Nadine's dress had a faint peach color which came from the satin that I used underneath the cream tulle on the bodice with a single assymetrical jewel-covered strap. The skirt was covered in square-cut soft peach frosted organza.I loved working with Nadine, she was so laid-back and relaxed about everything. There was no hint of panic or worry on her end, which made me feel so lucky to be doing her wedding dress.

She was glowing on her big day and looked happier than ever.

Congratulations Nadine!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

February 6, 2010 - Jojo Sy's fairy tale wedding gown

The ball gown shown above was a crowd favorite at my Holiday 2009 collection at Philippine Fashion Week (who doesn't love a soft and dramatic ball gown?) but someone very important took notice of this piece, her name was Jojo Sy. She had made a mental note to have this dress made in brilliant white (the original gown was a soft, dove grey) for the biggest and most memorable day of her life.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Wine's Wedding

Wine came into my shop and I instantly thought of a great silhouette to put on her. Later on, I found out that they were planning on a Tokyo themed wedding. I immediately started sketching on my piece of paper a silhouette loosely patterned after a geisha's kimono..a soft bubble skirt over a more streamline bottom. I wanted to keep the neckline clean to show of Wine's delicate face, so I kept the dress strapless with a sweetheart neckline. We decided to incorporate a little bit of color to the waistband, so I chose silver with a hint of fuschia and violet. We added a bit of a train at the back to emulate the long sashes/trains that japanese geishas have on their kimonos.

Origami flowers in place of a traditional bouquet! :) how clever!

Congratulations Wine and Jojo!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Melissa's Prom

Melissa's ocean blue dress with diamond brooch and feather detailing! :) Fun.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Winkle and Mike

It is rare to find a bride who is willing to wear purple shoes to her wedding. Winkle was the kind of bride who was willing to experiment a bit and have fun with the concept of her wedding. I really enjoyed this project and as I got to know Winkle a lot more, the more I wanted to add little playful touches to her wedding gown and to the dresses of her bridesmaids. It's the little details that make everything look personal and unique.
The beautiful bride on her special day

The gorgeous bride with her gorgeous train. The styling of Winkle's wedding was inspired by the peacock feather. So I decided to do a frilly, dramatic train to resemble the tail of a peacock.

With her best girls in peacock blue and rich, deep violet.

Winkle made her bridesmaids peacock feather head pieces herself! :) Such a sweet bride.