I was recently invited to do a fashion show in CEBU by the Philippine Daily Inquirer group headed by Thelma San Juan. The show was going to be about a show case of designers based in Manila vs. Designers based in Cebu. The parameters were given that we would do 2 bridal gowns each.
Bridal gowns are the back bone of any Filipino designer. This is the bridal market is the biggest growing industry in fashion and i am a firm believer in this. I flew to Cebu for the show and had a really wonderful show. The director for the show is my friend Jackie Aquino who I have not seen in a long time. Jackie recently lost around 90 pounds! I am so proud and happy for him. In fact I am actually so inspired by him to jumpstart my fitness regimen to the next level.
The show was at the Radison Blu hotel and we were all billeted in their spacious rooms. I for one enjoyed my lovely room with great views of the water. My gorgeous models flew in earlier than I and were already made up and fully rehearsed by the time I met them. I did a quick visit to the venue and saw the beautiful exhibition of bridal gowns by the most talented group of designers I have the privilege of calling my friends.
It was a really beautiful show filled with some of the best music that I have ever heard in a really long time. I am grateful that I was able to participate and show my work in Cebu. This entry is all about that short but very sweet visit to Cebu for FACE OFF!