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The Grand Opening of Patricia Santos’ Luxurious New Atelier

By Vennette Lailani Seprado Patricia Santos added another hard-earned milestone in her six-year design career. Last February 28, she officially launched her luxurious new atelier in BGC, Taguig. The rose-colored soiree was attended by the designer’s loved ones, friends and a few of the country’s most beautiful muses including Miss […]

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Muses Who Graced The Patricia Santos Atelier Grand Opening

By Vennette Lailani Seprado Designer Patricia Santos formally opened her BGC atelier with a grand celebration on February 28, 2019. The event was not only a feast for the senses, it was a gathering of close family and friends who were eager to share this new milestone with the young […]

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Francis Libiran’s Homage to the Golden Age of Art Deco in the Philippines

By Vennette Lailani Seprado This year, we witnessed several personalities bend wedding traditions by choosing to wear bridal gowns in the softest shades of pink. The most notable ones were recent brides such as Mandy Moore in her frothy Rodarte and Marta Ortega of Zara in her minimalist blush Valentino. […]

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Mara Chua: Unapologetically Modern, Masterfully Traditional

By Vennette Lailani Seprado Mara Chua has come a long way since finishing first runner-up at a popular local design competition show. Her name casually pops up in bridal directories and reviews, but if a bride is willing to do the work of combing through suppliers without being blinded by […]

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Patricia Santos on her “New Romance”

By Vennette Lailani Seprado Patricia Santos walked into the room and instantly shattered any preconceived notion about her persona and her status as one of the country’s fast-rising evening and bridalwear designers with her disarming smile and easy grace. Casually dressed in tan, wearing layers of delicate gold jewelry – […]

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Marry Me at Marriott 2018: Amir Sali Bead-Dazzles

By Vennette Lailani Seprado Amir Sali, known as the “Prince of Beads” presented a dazzling collection of flamboyant bridal designs with exaggerated silhouettes.  The Paris trained designer, who for a time was based in Saudi Arabia, showcased his penchant for drama through his exquisite beadwork and choice of opulent fabrics. […]

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Marry Me at Marriott 2018: Mak Tumang’s Modern Princesses

If a fairy godmother suddenly appeared out of nowhere, whips out her wand, and tells you that she will make you your dream dress, how do you imagine it to be? It’s a good thing we have Mak Tumang, who is famed for creating every girl’s dream dress. Mak expertly mixes carefully […]

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Marry Me at Marriott 2018: Rosenthal Tee Puts the Culte in Femme

Rosenthal Tee has culminated her name in the industry through her latest bridal collection. If you have been following her previous collections, you can hear echoes of her aesthetic in this current one: femme, light, and playful. Three words that are perfectly emanated by her muses Binibining Pilipinas International 2018 Ahtisa Manalo and Lovi Poe.  […]

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Designer Spotlight: Paolo Sebastian’s “The Nutcracker” Collection

By Vennette Lailani  Seprado Paolo Sebastian is an Australian fashion label launched in 2007 by a seventeen-year-old designer named Paul Vasileff. Since then, Vasileff has propelled the brand into one of Australia’s leading couture houses dressing the likes of TV presenter – Giuliana Rancic for the Oscars to Australian supermodel […]

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