Who’s looking forward to the Bench underwear show this September 13 and 14 at the Mall of Asia Arena?
I am! I’m also hoping I can take some friends who are flying in from Bangkok and Hong Kong.
Sorry for posting this so late on a Thursday night, but if you’re fit and up to the challenge, this Sunday there’s an open casting call for underwear models at the Edsa Shangri-La Ballroom beginning 1 PM.
Applicants must be at least 18 years old. Bring a résumé and a headshot (and portfolio if you have one).
Women must be at least 5’7″ tall and men should be 5’10” and up.
Wanna see what went down at the Bench go-see in 2010? Click HERE to find out.
Not everyone knows I’m a stylist—not a serious professional stylist (meaning: it’s not my main job) but I do style occasionally. I’ve done work for the Philippine Star, Bench and Muji, among others.
Last May and June I did some work for Muji’s New Life event, where I had to create 26 looks for men and women.
Because it was a lot of work, I asked Melvin Mojica to do the men, while my sister Ana assisted me with the women.
Ana, my mini-me is just full of energy
First, I wanted to see how others have styled Muji. This is from their iPhone app:
However, I didn’t want to do “normy” fashion as Muji is already very traditional. I wanted to level it up to show that Muji can be worn in a chic way.
My inspiration was Paris-meets-Tokyo, as in Ludivine Sagnier
Inspired by Y-3/Yohji Yamamoto
Inspired by numerous chic girls in Picasso stripes
Inspired by my favorite color
Inspired by Rose Bakery at Comme des Garçons
Inspired by a Japanese girl I saw in Ginza, 1985
The looks were sorted out in baskets—
—before the models came to fit, beginning with Jessica Yang
We took group shots to see how everyone looks as a whole
That’s Melvin on the left
Working with Robby Carmona’s team at SAGA, we print out the looks and sequence them for the show over early dinner at Gaudî. Then we go home for a much-needed rest.
On the day of the show, call time is at 2 PM. I’m 30 minutes late as I’m having a phone emergency at home. My Samsung Galaxy Note is missing! The maids find it under my bed and I make it to Robby Carmona’s set, inside the Muji flagship store at Bonifacio High Street
Here’s the technical dress rehearsal only a few hours before the event. I’m in front filming this and Melvin is in the back with the models and dressers.
Here’s my last chance to see what needs tweaking, who needs smaller shirts or bags to carry, and other details I won’t be able to see during the show.
Trivia: Mark Hamill was one of my childhood crushes.
I was in grade school when the first Star Wars movie came out in 1977. At that time it was considered a high-tech movie then. Now that I see parts of it on YouTube, everything looks like fake toys.
This was Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker back in the day.
I don’t know what is up with my old crushes, but they don’t age so gracefully.
Here’s a more recent photo of Mark Hamill. *sad*
Last November the Star Wars Moleskines came out
And last week, Comme des Garçons launched its Star Wars collection at Dover Street Market, London.
CDG founder Rei Kawakubo designed the window.
Just this afternoon I saw a few of these pieces at Comme des Garçons Rockwell. I couldn’t resist this cute flight bag.
This reminds me of my friend Kathy
Adorable. Who knew Star Wars could be so chic?
Comme des Garçons is at One Rockwell Tower • Homme et Femme at Shangri-La Plaza • Univers at One Rockwell Tower
Mothercare goes on End of Season SALE right now until August 5, 2012.
Take up to 60% off on clothing and 30% off INGLESINA strollers.
Visit Mothercare at Abreeza Mall, Davao • Active Fun, Bonifacio High Street • Robinsons Galleria • Greenbelt 5 • SM Masinag • Shangri-la Plaza • Trinoma
To know more, go to https://www.facebook.com/MothercarePhils
Marie Jamora’s first feature film, Ang Nawawala, premieres this Saturday, July 21st, at the Cultural Center’s Main Hall at 3 PM. Ang Nawawala is a finalist in the Cinemalaya Film Festival’s New Breed Full-Length Feature category.
Gibson Bonifacio stopped speaking when he was a child. Now 20 years old, he returns home to Manila from his studies abroad. It’s his first visit in three years and he finds his family trying to keep it together; his mother still hurting from a tragic loss in the past.
Against the backdrop of the vibrant local music scene, his childhood best friend tries to reconnect with him, while he unexpectedly finds a chance at a first, real romantic relationship.
Amidst the holidays, Gibson reconsiders and redefines his relationships with his family, his friends, and with himself.
Stars Dominic Roco • Felix Roco • Dawn Zulueta • Boboy Garrovillo • Annicka Dolonius • Alchris Galura • Mercedes Cabral • Kelvin Yu • Sabrina Man • Marc Abaya • Jenny Jamora.
The film also features performances from some of the best bands and artists in the country, including Sandwich, Pedicab, Itchyworms!, Hannah + Gabi, Flying Ipis, Outerhope, Tarsius, and Ebe Dancel, many of whom wrote original songs for the film.
Screening this July 21-29 at the following venues:
Director: Marie Jamora
Writers: Marie Jamora + Ramon De Veyra
Producers: Bernard Dacanay, Trinka Lat, John Sy, Daphne O. Chiu, Marie Jamora
Line Producer: Daphne O. Chiu
Director of Photography:Ming Kai Leung
Production Designer: Trinka Lat
Stylist: Mara Reyes
Editors: Edsel Abesames & Marie Jamora
Sound Design: Ditoy Aguila
Music: Diego Mapa, Jazz Nicolas, and Mikey Amistoso
Production Company: Brainchild Studios
In association with Indie Pop Films
With the support of Liquidpost • Fluidpost • Gung Ho Films