Wednesday, February 9, 2011

All Luxed Up

Last weekend we had a shoot for a fairly new glossy called Luxe at the Hyatt Hotel and Casino in Manila and met their editor-in-chief /publisher Christine Daguno and associate editor Mikaela Lagdameo(one of Manila's supermodel who I knew way back from the days she was just starting out).  The magazine( I think has been around a little more than two years) belongs to the fashion, beauty and lifestyle genre with almost a hundred pages and comes out quarterly in the market is the new player in the field.  

Current issue with Anne Curtis on the cover.
Heart Evangelista.
Mikaela Lagdameo.

Ruffa Gutierrez.
Mikaela wearing an leopard printed sheer polo by Street Beat Boutique, Denim by Topshop,
shoes by Steve Madden, watch by Omega and motorcycle bag by Balenciaga.

Christine wearing animal printed top and jeans both by Zara, ballet flats and bag
both by Louis Vuitton, silver cuff by Tiffany and watch by Cartier. 
Luxe editorial team.
Laurie Reyes of Hyatt.

The setting was in a suite with a balcony facing Manila Bay.  We were given a warm welcome by Laurie Reyes from PR who was quite sweet and accommodating ( was missing Loni though who unfortunately wasn't able to join us that day). The theme for the magazine's summer issue was all about this season's biggest trend "bold brights". The team included photographer Doc Marlon, makeup artist Bambie Fuentes and the author as the stylist all doing celebrity Marian Rivera for the cover.  With the theme in mind, clothes were specifically made by the current crop of young talented designers namely Mark Tamayo, Pablo Cabahug, Mica Santayana, Mikka Velasquez and Geoffrey Zordilla with Louis Claparols.  Accessories were all by Joanique Co.( check previous blog entry) and shoes by Janylin.  

Doc Marlon wearing a gray tee by 21 Men, gray jeans by Topman, cap and shoes
both by Zara, head scarf by H & M and sunglasses by Louis Vuitton.
Mikka wearing white polo from Wisdom, jeans by Jag, necklace by Forever 21, black cuff by
Tory Burch, watch by Fossil, navy blue bag by Longchamp and platforms by Matthews at CMG.
Kirby wearing v-neck striped shirt by Riot, gray denim by Oxygen, loafers
by Mario D Boro and bag by Memo.
Noelle wearing a black sweater by Forever 21, snakeskin skirt by H & M, black suede platform
shoes from Schizo by Kaye Morales, metal necklace, ring and bag all from a thrift shop.
Geoffrey wearing a striped long sleeve top by Penshoppe, gray pants from Bench, suede
 black shoes from Otto, black bag from Rustans and accessories designed by himself.
Reg wearing animal printed top from a bazaar, leather skirt by TRF, suede bag
by Secosana  and shoes by Parisian.
Rudolph wearing a checkered long sleeve top and black leader combat boots both by H & M,
pants from Pacific Summer, blue studded bracelet by Terranova, watch by Kenneth Cole and
sling bag by Marc by Marc Jacobs.
Mark wearing black long sleeve top from a thrift shop, black zipper hoodie jacket by LTD, military
green trousers designed by himself, military green high cuts from Zara and glasses from Topman.
Marian wearing a floral printed dress shirt, slips with floral embellishment and bag by Gucci.
The author wearing a white v-neck top by Banana Republic, baby blue trousers by
Joey Samson, graysuede lace ups by Fred Perry, black snakeskin nightingale by Givenchy
and sunglasses by Balenciaga.
The shoot turned out pretty well and quite fast( Marian is one of the easiest and fastest celebrities to work with).  I've always loved Marian and her discipline when it comes to work.  No hangups, very professional and quite down to earth.  Dolling her up is fun and easy since she has a great figure( 23 waistline) and is more than willing to play around with our concept.  The Luxe team were very nice and friendly so kudos to them.  Never a dull moment getting all luxed up.
A glimpse of what's instore in the up and coming issue.
The author with Marian.


  1. Marian is so pretty! and i love her floral dress. Would u know the maker/brand of it? thanks!

  2. Marice thanks for dropping by :-) AM so srry I wasn't able to get it but will ask her and get back to you :-)

  3. hello! napadaan lang ang galing ng foto shoot... i will ask my group DYNAMICS to buy that coming soon lux mag.. March edition ..

  4. Marian's get-up is so simple yet she looks soooo stunning! Looking forward to March Anniv. issue of Luxe.

  5. thanks Luis! cant wait to know that :) Btw, followed your blog :)

  6. Can't wait to see Marian in the cover of LUXE! She's so gorgeous even with minimal make-up. I so love her!