Author: Tippi

PASSIONista: Rissa Mananquil-Trillo

There are more sides to fashion, and many, many more sides to the people in fashion, than meet the collective eye. Beyond the shows and catwalks, we discover people with a myriad of interests and dreams who aren’t just fashionistas, they’re passion-istas. The poise, the strength, the focus–even when Rissa Mananquil-Trillo was president of PMAP (Professional Models Association of the Philippines), you could always sense her training as a dancer. It wasn’t just in the confident, graceful way she always carried herself, but also in the focused way she took her experiences and infused them into whatever she did, from writing a...

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Great Strides Forward

Nothing can keep the modern Filipina from moving forward, one confident step at a time. And while she may seem as fragile and delicate as lace, her strength is in her character as she brings together everything that makes her who she is and takes over the world. With nothing to restrict her and an eye to the future, she knows what she wants–both in her life and in her fashion–and there’s nothing that can keep her from making great strides towards it. Modern Filipiniana black French lace cocktail dress with butterfly sleeves: Tippi Ocampo/ Model: Nicolette Bell/ Photos:...

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PASSIONista: Nicolette Bell

There are more sides to fashion, and many, many more sides to the people in fashion, than meet the collective eye. Beyond the shows and catwalks, we discover people with a myriad of interests and dreams who aren’t just fashionistas, they’re passion-istas. No one can ever accuse Nicolette Bell of wasting a single moment of her time. Since the beginning of the millennium, she has taken multiple runways by storm–first she burst onto the local fashion scene as a fierce and feisty young model with PMAP, then she took to the skies as a flight attendant with Emirates globe-trotting around the world....

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Keeping It Fresh

There’s always something exhilarating about a new year, a clean start, a fresh outlook. 2017 promises to be whatever we make it to be, and the same goes for our fashion. Clean lines, fresh silhouettes, and a meticulous eye for details allow us to step forward into whatever awaits us, confident that the past is behind us and there is everything bright and vibrant to look forward to. Modern Filipiniana striped piña-cotton cropped barong top w/ lace appliques and jersey A-line dress: Tippi Ocampo/ Model: Kelly Misa-Fernandez/ Make-up: Iya Yujuico/ Photos: Ito Ocampo Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post...

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PASSIONista: Kelly Misa-Fernandez

There are more sides to fashion, and many, many more sides to the people in fashion, than meet the collective eye. Beyond the shows and catwalks, we discover people with a myriad of interests and dreams who aren’t just fashionistas, they’re passion-istas. As befitting the new year, Kelly Misa-Fernandez is a passion-ista that welcomes transformation. She may have started out her career as a model, but she certainly didn’t end there. Over the past years, she gracefully and easily transitions from top model, to beauty columnist, to host (of “Trending Now”), to lifestyle blogger (on her own website) without missing a beat....

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