October 30, 2013

Manila Photo Diary

On my recent trip home, I learned that people in Manila now wear mohair and velvet gowns and neoprene sweaters in 80 degree weather and that it’s totally cool, because not having cold days shouldn’t stifle self-expression in Fall fashion.  The Philippines is changing—I’ve had the privilege of spending time with the close-knit circle of talented creatives making beautiful things and making a difference.  Also, nature is beautiful and inspiring, and it is creatively healthy to get outside of New York City once in a while.  In a country like the Philippines ridden with ethnic halfies, studded with hot, congested city centers and lush, dreamy tropical islands, ravaged by Spain in the past and looking both to the East and West for the future, something great is bound to come out.

model publicist Janthina Fong at her Jewelmer Gala

model publicist Janthina Fong at her Jewelmer Gala

Josie Natori Fall 2013

Josie Natori Fall 2013

Rajo and fireworks on display at the Ayala Museum

Rajo and fireworks on display at the Ayala Museum

Manila's Rajo Laurel and Liz Uy

Manila’s Rajo Laurel and Liz Uy

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Michelle

Michelle

experimental young Manila

experimental young Manila

interwoven

interwoven

with Rajo Laurel, in Rajo Laurel

with Rajo Laurel, in Rajo Laurel

family jewels

family jewels

children of the cloth

children of the cloth

home

home

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my slitty friends

my slitty friends

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Miguelita and Georgina

Miguelita and Georgina

Balenciaga and Alaia

Balenciaga and Alaia

Victor

Victor

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House of Laurel

House of Laurel

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Tini Dahl

Tini

Vivier

bejeweled Roger Vivier

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Shangri-la

Shangri-la

at a wedding in Jil Sander, Topman, and Guidi

in Jil Sander, Topman, and Guidi

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college buds

college buds

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flip-flops fit for a Conquistador, c/o Pons Avarcas

flip-flops fit for a conquistador, c/o Pons Avarcas

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#refbabe

#refbabe

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this island Boracay

this island Boracay

3 Comments

  • Patrick Wilson
    October 31st, 2013 at 1:33 am

    Awesome!!!

  • John Dian Phillipe Tajang-Bato
    January 24th, 2014 at 9:49 am

    Amazeballs. What do you use to take the pictures?

  • Izzy
    February 18th, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    John: an Olympus Trip 300 :)


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