A concept that came naturally to me and paired well with the month of October was Gothic. But of course! Thank you Hector Reyes, Editor-In-Chief of Sense & Style Magazine for allowing me to play yet again!
Since this was a beauty shoot, I enlisted the talent of Archie Tolentino. We did shoots a few years back with him as the hairstylist. I’ve kept track of him through his Instagram account and noticed that he successfully crossed over to the world of makeup. He is now the Chief Makeup Artist of Maybelline New York, no less, and his work has been nothing short of amazing.
I had a wonderful time working with Sam Lewis… I thought she seemed quiet and soft-spoken, but shy turned to FIERCE with each click of the camera!
And now the lovely opening spread…
I couldn’t part with the leather necklace (above) by Ann Ong with all the gold crucifixes so I had to buy it. I starved for a few weeks, but I’m okay now. 😉
A BIG THANK YOU is in order for Barba, Bonne, Ann Ong, JÔ by Joyce Oreña, Tria, AC+632, Studio Bohemia as well as Myth, a lifestyle boutique where they house the works of the other designers I featured, namely Jerome Salaya Ang, Joel Escober and Xernan Orticio. I prioritize our wonderful Filipino designers and brands and always feel proud showcasing our local talent.
There are so much more fantastic, dark glamour portraits by the incredible Anna Manlapas for this beauty editorial, so you must grab a copy of this October’s Sense & Style Magazine (with the soon-to-be-wed Marian Rivera on the cover) to see the rest…
Photographer: Anna Manlapas for AdPhoto
Fashion Stylist: Guada Reyes
Makeup Artist: Archie Tolentino for Maybelline New York
Hairstylist: Jaymar Lahaylahay
Model: Sam Lewis
Photographer’s Assistants: Christian Peritos and Mikee Calimbas
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