Thursday, June 28, 2007

Afrique's lunch for Maurice & Louis

For Louis Claparol's debut Iloilo fashion show, we had lunch at Afrique's.

Rofel and Louis Claparols

Maurice Arcache and Nonoy Ybiernas

Ditas Taleon and Bo Parcon

John Castigador

Miguel, moi, Louis and Bo

the chef and owner of Afrique's, Miguel Cordova

salads and refreshing cucumber drink

I forgot the names of the dishes served! Basta, delicious.

Poks Louis Claparols and moi

Kublai dinner with frends

To celebrate our new identical phones we ate at Kublai.


The look of Tita Jaki and Tito Butz while the three of us are doing the 'pose'. Ta Jak seems to be forcing her smile while To Butz is definitely not that ecstatic about it.

Pose! Mike, moi and Ivan. Weird ang smile ni Ivan. Scary!

ice cream on my mind

Last night's rehearsal went great. Apres, we had ice cream at FIC. Was supposed to get green tea but wanted something more refreshing so Bo and I settled for the chunky mango. Ever since it opened here in Iloilo i have ordered FIC's green tea ice cream only. And black sesame once.

Here you can see Bo and John C. enjoying the Very Strawberry

Me with a pint of Green Tea ice cream, Ian having some Mango and Rofel looking like he's sucking something porno.

And when i was in Cambodia, i practically ate ice cream everyday. Like this Foreign Correspondents Club Cafe's 'chocolate in three forms': molten ice cream, a lava cake and a mousse. So delicious and so evil for my Helmut Lang. Ms. M and I shared it though.

They also have flavors like ginger with black nougatine, my favorite. So delicious, promise! (That one is from Blue Pumpkin)

Plus other exotic flavors i haven't tried like kafir lime, dragon fruit, neopolitan and caffe ole.

I've tried garlic ice cream before at Rose Garlic in Malate (or was it Garlic Rose?). Whatever happened to that resto?

No I didn't hurt my eyes. Yes, I'm doing the i-D pose. This is my pose when I experience brain freeze from eating too much ice cream. Then it's time to drink Sinutab. I never learn my lesson when it comes to eating ice cream!hehehe

Mike in his TIKALON shirt

In the spirit of House of Holland that made statement tees like 'Do Me In The Park Marc' and 'Cause Me Pain Hedi Slimane' and also our very own Proud Race with 'You're My Shining Star Ria Bolivar' or my fave 'So Chika Cecile Zamora'. Now comes Tikalon shirt, 100% Ilonggo and sports phrases like the one you see on top 'Ride Me Like Yur Bike Mike', 'Turn Me On Bo Parcon', 'What's Da Plan Ivan?'.

They even made a shirt for me!

'Taste Like Pistachio Don Protasio'

Will post mine soon and the other shirts I saw.

To order email me at I will give the number of TIKALON shirt where you can text your orders and inquire about the price.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007


model Dimples de la Cruz


model Aman Garganera

Random Thoughts

This is Kris Van Assche. He is now the designer of Dior Homme after Hedi Slimane. It will be his first collection for the label. I can't wait to see what he will come up with.
(photo from A Shaded View On Fashion)

And I saw this inspiring photo at ASVOF. What do you think? I like the effortlessness and the clean lines.
(photo from A Shaded View On Fashion)

Last Sunday I had a wonderful day. Ms. M just came from Vietnam and we had lunch at her in laws house and there we updated ourselves with chismax and her whole Vietnam trip. She also passed by Siem Reap and totally enjoyed it the second time. Her sis-in-law, Butchay showed me her collection of Pepito Albert dresses and gowns. So nice! After, we had to buy fabric because she wanted me to make her 2 tops. We went to my workshop and she had her measurements taken. We then went to BlueJay and we had some snacks. Then I went to Robinsons and checked my e-mail. I got a very wonderful news which I'm not divulging now until it's done. It's going to be a photoshoot with me on it. I went to church. Then I met up with Mike and KL at Afrique's and we really had a nice time. Then I went home.

Monday was kinda hectic. Received news from Shahani Gania. Will contribute one of my pieces for his shoot for Lifestyle Asia. I'm happy.

Tuesday was more than hectic! Doing a photoshoot for a magazine. It's with Dimples as model and Paul Chiongson as photographer. Then in the evening rehearsal for Design Lab presscon fashion show.

Wednesday. Super harassed. Presscon fashion show for Design Lab. Had to contend with the media, the 12 designers, twelve models, my staff, the people in the office, my boss, the make-up artists and all the people involved. Had to confirm the attendance of Gian Romano, Tina Daniac and Patrick Ty for the finals on July 4, my birthday. Yes, I'm working on my birthday!

I'm here now at Bo's house. He's doing Ria Bolivar's dress for the Preview Ball on Friday, June 29. We are invited but we can't come. We have a fashion show for Norkis Yamaha on Friday. It's me, Bo Parcon, Eric de los Santos, Jaki PeƱalosa and the 2 Cebu designers Protacio and Marichu Tan.

I wonder, what kind of life does Kris Van Assche live?


boracay 07

Rofel's 'bestfriend', Michelle Madrigal

With La Bolivar

at Hobbit House

Well, oh, well...

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Toxic Schedule!


Nakakaloka ang schedule ko!

Will update you soon guys why but for now I just need to relax and sleep.

But don't get me wrong, I'm happy with all the stuff I'm doing.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Belgian Mamaw look

Was reading Ms. Chuvaness' Live Journal and she's doing an ad. The photo is her and photographer Raymund Isaac. Parang the concept is 'switching places'. Ms. Chuvs did the make-up of the make-up artist. The stylist got photographed. The photographer was shot by the make-up artist. You get the drift.

"Me, I'm dressed like a Belgian mamaw." - ms. chuvaness

Then I remembered something about being a Belgian Mamaw...

Me, in my work attire (sometimes) dressed like a Belgian mamaw, also.

I love the Belgian mamaw look.

Masai dress

For a photo shoot with Mega under the styling of uber-stylist Patrick Ty, I did a pink, Masai-inspired dress. It still hasn't come out in the newstand and I can't wait to see what they did in the shoot. I commissioned Eric Sua-an of Ichi Pichi to do a layered neckpiece ala Masai in pink pearls and wire. Again, I forgot to take a pix of it.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Lunch at Woks

This is...


Mike reading...

Bakit Baliktad magbasa ng libro ang mga Pilipino.

The sakonite bag Cecile Zamora gave me with Prada keychain


Mike and moi



relaxing at flow