Sunday, June 03, 2007


Living La Vida Living Room
It's been busy lately at The Living Room. Not only did we have a talk on the history of the Sydney Opera House by May architect-in-residence, Jean Claude Girard, but we also had fabulous features in three Manila publications. First off was the inspired fashion shoot called "Who's Afraid of John Herrera", featuring a couture collection by the aforementioned designer (above). With stylings done by Norman Crisologo, hair by Paolo Lopez, make-up by Mitch Lim for Guerlain, and photographs by our neighbor, Juan Caguicla, the project was a definite labor of love. It took two days to wrap the entire west side of the apartment in brown craft paper and almost an entire week to remove it. Naturally, the results were stunning. Perhaps the most creative shoot I've seen in print this year.

Next up was a feature in Manifesto, one of the newest - and most promising - men's lifestyle magazines to be printed locally in a long while. The article, called, "Brazilian Wax Lyrical" was written by Vanni de Sequera, and featured Brazilian DJ - slash - model, Rose Fernandes (above). Shot in only one easy evening by Xander Angeles, Ms. Fernandes was styled by Millet Arzaga and had her hair and make up done by Janet de Rama and Xeng Zulueta respectively. And such a good sport that Rose. Whether it be cramming her frame into the kitchen sink or posing topless over the garage driveway, this classy lady did her job with grace and good humor. Manifesto May issue is still available on newsstands.

And last but definitely not the least was the Mega Magazine fashion shoot called "Luca". Shot by model - slash - photographer Sara Black with hair done by Nante Alingasa and make up by Cathy Cantada, this eight page spread was definitely my favorite. And not merely because it featured the clothes of Filipino designers Chris Diaz and Anthony Baughman, but because of the special cameo done by my dog, Bogart (above). Definitely a keeper in my books. May issues of Mega are still available on newsstands. It's the one with Alessandra de Rossi on the cover.

Once again, thanks guys for the letting the The Living Room be part of your creative process. It was definitely a privilege.

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