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Preview Magazine: The Cover Shoot

Okay… Let me gather all my thoughts: G%#@W!&*J#A?<%P}=#^M<$*!!!!!!!!! Oh, I’m sorry, I just can’t express how happy I am that I’m part of Preview Magazine‘s cover together with bloggers Tricia and Camille. I still can’t believe I’m in a cover of a magazine- and it’s not just any magazine- it’s Preview magazine— and not only that, it’s their big fashion issue! Okay, dramatic I know, pero ibang level ang kaligayahan ko!! I almost fainted when they asked me if I can be part of the cover. I really jumped, shouted and nearly cried. I can still remember my very first feature with Preview: December 2009 with Agot Isidro on the cover and I was on the last page called “best dressed”. I was so kilig with the feature and didn’t expect I was going to be featured again as one of the best dressed women last 2011. Akala ko yun na yun.. so WOW.. Just imagine my joy when they asked me to be part of the cover. Again, thank you Preview magazine– you made my dream come true. Here are some behind-the-scenes photos from our shoot:

Being made up by Pong Niu. She’s one of my favorite make up artists! The peg was simple: FRESHNESS. Yes, ilayo kami sa usual blogger look namin, which is smokey and hair down, to a clean and fresh look.

The three make up artists: Pong Niu, Owen Sarmiento and Omar Ermita

I swear, I’ve never seen so many shoes for a shoot. The most I’ve pulled out for a shoot were only 15 pairs of shoes, and mine’s are the affordable ones.. These ones are mixes of everything! I can even spot Louis Vuitton heels.

I get so kilig every time I see this photo. Being styled by my sister Liz and Daryl Chang and being art directed by my brother Vince. Okay fine, they’re my siblings but it’s still different in the workplace. May halong pressure!!!

Our dresses were origami-inspired and were made designed by THE Cary Santiago.

I’ve never met him yet but every time I see his design, I fall in love with it.
It’s nice to be working with people you love- and I mean working with the Preview team and posing with co-bloggers Tricia and Camille.

Photographer Paolo Pineda in action. Nakakatawa, everyone is so serious! Hahaha.

Of course, hindi magtatapos ang blog post nito kung wala akong thank you sa mga taong to:
Paolo Pineda for shooting us and April Lozada/ Tony Santos for assisting
Liz Uy and Daryl Chang for styling and Abby Aranda, MJ Benitezand Meg Manzano for assisting
Vince Uy for art directing
Pong Niu for my make up, Omar Ermita for Tricia’s and Owen Sarmiento for Camille’s
Mark Familara and Buern Rodriguez for our hair
Beauty and Butter for our nails
Karen Bolilia, Anna Canlas and Daryl Chang for the wonderful article
Celyn Jaravata, my lovely assistant who always takes my BTS/ outfit shots
And of course, Pauline Juan and the entire Preview team. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
And siyempre- never miss ang group shot after the shoot! Too bad Liz and Daryl left already, but at least we’re still semi complete. Watch our BTS video HERE.

Please do grab a copy of the issue. The article is really interesting and it will make you learn more about blogging and the internet. And aside from our cover story, there are a lot more engrossing pages like Preview’s top 10 picks of brands making their mark in the local retail scene, the designs of PEFTA batch 2011, amazing fashion editorials, etc. Thanks again Preview for putting your faith in us. And to my readers, I promise you won’t regret buying an issue!

And by the way, did I tell you about the Preview App? By simply downloading it for FREE, the country’s modern and stylish Filipina can get exclusive contents, write ups, illustrations and styling tips culled from both the September issue! Download HERE. BMS.

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