Friday, February 4, 2011

Island Smiles

I'm back!!!  After four days of work and super fun in the renowned island of Boracay I know I will be coming back.  The next few days will be all about my stay so please stick it out with me. After being there for the Nth time, Bora can still be quite captivating.  This trip was special because it was the first time SM shoes and bags department shot their campaign in the island.  It was a big group (23 to be exact) and with us were 13 balikbayan boxes filled with more than a hundred pairs of shoes and bags in total (men's and ladies),  and the latest merchandise to come out this summer 2011.  IN between shoots, we had our own shoot as well and with it were smiling faces under the sun against the palette of blues in the endless horizon. 

Belle wearing an oversized blouson top by The Ramp, white shorts by 50th Ave, silver and black rosette bag from Bangkok, black hat from Boracay and sunglasses by Ray Ban.

Rudolph wearing blue tee from Topman, board shorts by Ezekiel, bracelets from H & M,  sunglasses from 21men, vintage sling from Springfield and Fedora from Texas.

Ria wearing a dress by Forever 21, bikini top from Taiwan, sling bag from Boracay and sunglasses by Ray Ban.

May wearing printed tee by Mango, sunglasses by Ray Ban and hat from Nothing But Water.
Mau wearing a printed orange tee by F & H, board shorts by Bench, sarong and sunglasses both by SM and printed sling.

Reg wearing a stripes top and orange shrts both by Forever 21, yellow sling bag from Bangkok, slippers by Havaianas, necklace by PeaceLoveFashion and straw hat from Boracay.

Mikey wearing a vintage polka dot printed long sleeve polo, white tee by Topman, shorts by Mental and sunglasses by Aldo.

Bobby wearing a gray tee from Muji, printed board shorts by Gaspard Yurkievich, armband by Paul Smith, nylon robot bag and sunglasses both by Prada.

Pat wearing a printed tee from UNiqlo and boardshorts from Quicksilver and sunglasses by Hugo Boss.

Gio wearing a striped long sleeve shirt from Topman, scarf by Terranova and sunglasses by SM accessories.
Donna wearing  flowy cotton top by Topshop, printed shorts by Mango, leather fringe bag from a bazaar, sunglasses by Chanel and fedora from Bangkok.

Rina (left) wearing a printed tee by Forever 21 and sunglasses by Ray Ban and Lora (right) wearing a white tee from Giordano, drawstring pants from Old Navy, waterproff sling bag by Pacsafe and native hat from Boracay.
The author wearing white v neck tee from Uniqlo, bright fucshia shorts by Joey Samson, printed tote by Marc by Marc Jacobs and sunglasses by Tom Ford.
Work never seems like it when there's a lot of fun involved.  The fun in work is a different experiemce altogether.  Without it, the work life would be meaningless.  Finishing almost 56 layouts including options (atleast for ladies bags and shoes) was a miracle to accomplish.  But with a great team, a lot of sweat and endless laughs...everything was so worth it.

From ear to ear :-)


  1. I enjoyed every photo you photographed. Their have a fantastic and unique style
    Lee x

  2. @ Lee Thanks for dropping by and I totally agree. No two smiles are the same and its always a reflection of who you really are :-)

  3. mader mader! this is super nice! tnx for putting us here, we miss u na agad and d rest of d team! till next :-)

  4. I'm glad I viewed your photos :-D Belle is so pretty. :-D