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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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Lovin’ Lace with Boy Kastner Santos

Boy Kastner Santos has had years of experience in retail before he ventured into designing and creating custom wedding gowns and special occassion dresses. Inspired, he decided to merge the two worlds of retail and couture through his new RTW line: Lovin’ Lace.  For the brand’s debut, Santos designed 15 […]

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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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