If Hannah Arnold is going to return to the nationals in 2020, this is one of her looks that I would love to see more of. Soft but not fragile. Gorgeous and very appealing to the eye.
Photo : Ahleks Fusilero
Stylist : Omar Sali
Designer : Santa Emanuella
Make-Up Artist : Malick James Hilado, RN
Hairstylist Asst : Rapsie R. Mallorca. Geremy Cabarga Rommel Mendoza of The Face Mantra Make-Up
Set Design Joey Peria Aguilar
Ever since Miss World Philippines 2016 Catriona Gray was talked about as possibly joining Bb. Pilipinas 2018, not a few among those who are planning to sign up for the next edition felt a cold shiver in their spines. Some are saying that the highest title is almost a given for this beautiful and charming Fil-Aussie. And I have told colleagues that it would really be best for her to take part in a beauty contest with several titles at stake. That way, the other candidates won’t feel left out in the hunt for a crown.
What are your thoughts, dear readers?
In the meantime, enjoy her photos for Designer Leo Almodal with styling by Patrick Henry, HMUA Sharms de Castro and photography by Ahleks Fusilero.
Your #Binibini32 in her latest photoshoot with Ahleks Fusilero
With the April 30 Coronation Night of Bb. Pilipinas 2017 just under two weeks away, the question in most pageant watchers’ minds right now is “Who among them is starting to peak in the competition?
“. Might I suggest your #Binibini32 Charmaine Elima as having one of the carefully-planned strategies for the nationals? Even if some people are saying that she is not soaring high enough right after the Press Presentation last March 22, I can say that she is steadily moving up the ranks and with essential noise-making turns defining her moves so far. The “La Reina Emperatriz” National Costume (created by Pablo Mendez III
) that wowed everyone during the photo exhibit is one such moment. She actually amazed even Madame Stella Marquez de Araneta and her “saintly” face registered well on the BPCI Chair. Trust her that the NatCos Competition this week will see her come out with such awe-inspiring presence.
And now this Ahleks Fusilero photoshoot which brought together the group of Stylist Patrick Henry of Ton Lao Styling Team, Make-Up Artist Mary Letim and Hair Expert Marky Buenaobra with Designer Rian Fernandez, Accessories Designer Christopher Munar and shoemaker Jojo Bragais. She is visibly inspired in the shots and is more than ready to slay the onslaught of opponents coming her way.
What is Charmaine Elima’s standing on your scoresheets, dear readers?
Now I ask you, dear readers. Where is #Binibini32 Charmaine Elima standing on your personal scoresheets right now? How are you assessing her gameplan so far? And what title do you think she deserves to win the most?
Let’s start the discussion, shall we? 🙂
John in his latest photoshoot with Ahleks Fusilero in a Spanish matador-themed outfit by Rocky Gathercole
From May 5-10 in Madrid and Maspalomas, Spain, Mr. Gay World 2017 will be held. And it is with full excitement and anticipation that we start heralding our representative in the said international competition among gay males around the globe.
Baguio City native John Raspado (check out his Igorot-themed pictorial below) is filled with high hopes of doing well in the said event and becoming the country’s first Mr. Gay World titleholder.
Do watch his introductory video which I encourage you to like and share so we can spread awareness about his participation.
courtesy of Mr Gay World
This is just the beginning. Expect the upcoming weeks to be dotted with social and published media bursts on Mr Gay World Philippines as John embarks on the biggest mission of his life. All #ForThePhilippines!
Alaiza Malinao models T’nalak by Bragais™ (Photo by Ahleks Fusilero)
My favorite shoemaker – Jojo Bragais – has just released his latest non-pageant heel creation. This time around, he utilized his creative mind to come up with footwear called T’nalak by Bragais™ – using the indigenous fabric from Mindanao – and pairing it with suede to come up with a boots-like creation that is definitely both unique and eye-catching.
Alaiza Malinao has been tapped to be one of the two main models for T’nalak by Bragais™. And you need to watch out for the photos of Miss World Philippines 2016 Catriona Gray as well. Both ladies were photographed by ace lensman Ahleks Fusilero.
Additional credits for the photo of Alaiza Above are Styling: Patrick Henry | Makeup by Mary Letim | Hair by Marky Buenaobra.
Mr Gay World Philippines 2016 John Raspado in his latest photoshoot with Ahleks Fusilero
Kudos to the Mr Gay World Philippines Organization for collaborating with ace photographer Ahleks Fusilero in coming up with the theme for the latest photoshoot of Mr Gay World Philippines 2016 John Raspado with that very red carnation (national flower of Spain
) covering his lower body. This is to start drumming up support for the upcoming Mr Gay World 2017 finals which will be held in Madrid and Maspalomas from May 5-10.
John is eyeing the big prize. And he wants nothing more than to bring home the Mr Gay World crown and be the first Filipino (and Asian) to actually win the honor. Kagandahang Flores is in-charge of his pageant training and preparations no less.
For more updates on the annual contest and to be on the loop for information as to how to support John in Mr Gay World 2017, keep on checking the FB page of Mr Gay World Philippines Organization.
Let us support John Raspado in his mission of becoming the country’s first Mr Gay World
Bragais has got it all covered now!
During the shoot with Ahleks Fusilero
This blog feature comes at just the right season. Christmas is starting to warm up and in just a few more weeks, the holiday spirit will be going full blast. And my favorite shoemaker is launching a line that widens his coverage of practically all age brackets. And this should make a lot of moms and dads smile and make sure that their kids are among the first to own a pair.
Bragais™ Kids is finally here! The images in this post will melt even the coldest of hearts. With very adorable and good-looking tykes/siblings Mishka and Nicole Baylosis modeling for the new collection of Jojo Bragais, you cannot help but also look at the eye-catching pairs of footwear that they are wearing. Simply must-haves for the young ones!
If you are interested to get a pair of Bragais™ Kids for your kids, nephews, nieces or anybody young and special, then you know the drill. Jojo Bragais is ready to take your orders when you are. Act now because the queue is filling up fast. You don’t want to receive them after the Holidays right? 😉
Mister Model International Philippines 2016 Job Abogado for Bragais Shirts (Photo credit: Ahleks Fusilero)
Job Abogado from the lens of Blackant (Lee Santiago) for Hunk Nation
The country sashes are ready!
Mister Model International 2016 will be held in New Delhi, India on November 20
Mister Model International Philippines 2016 – from Gentlemen of the Philippines – Job Piamonte Abogado is the next male titleholder to compete after Mister Universal Ambassador 2016 2nd Runner-Up and now Mister Southeast Asia International 2016 Andrea Biondo.
The 25 year-old native of Cabusao, Camarines Sur stands 6’1″ and is oozing with a lot of exotic appeal – curly hair or not. He has previous modeling stints on the ramp and has parlayed these skills in the national male competition to earn the ticket to New Delhi, India where Mister Model International 2016 will have its finals night on November 20.
At the moment, he has been steadily doing his fitness routines in the gym and training on public relations and Q&A (with yours truly). Of course, Belmeré Skin Center has been taking care of his skin but we advised him not to get any fairer than his current skin tone so that he will stand out in the bigger challenge up ahead.
Training hard for New Delhi, Job Abogado is (Photo credit: Ahleks Fusilero)
Job (right) with his predecessor Arcel Yambing who placed 6th during last year’s edition in Miami, Florida (Photo credit: Ahleks Fusilero)
Best of luck, Job (who I fondly call “anak”)! You will definitely make us proud in Mister Model International 2016! 😉
Art Hearts Fashion Week Los Angeles will run from October 9-12
First, here are the credits for the photoshoot of Rocky Gathercole’s latest collection:
COLOUR OF MY LOVE
ART HEARTS FASHION WEEK
#artheartsfashion #ilabrg #newyork #canada #lafw #hollywood #lasvegas #2017collection #miami #carson #austin #london #avantgarde #losangeles #verygathercole #celebritydesigner #rockygathercole #forthestarsfashionhouse
From October 9-12, Art Hearts Fashion Week Los Angeles will present the collections of various Designers. One of them happens to be a personal favorite – Rocky Gathercole.
I just love Rocky’s aesthetics and execution. I don’t usually veer towards a lot of bright and neon-like colors but this particular collection grabs my attention instantly. And with the images taken by Ahleks Fusilero, the designs come to life. Each piece shows how meticulous Rocky can get in polishing the small details and all.
So if you will be in the Los Angeles area late next week till the 12th, do catch the presentation of his designs at The Beverly Hilton on 9876 Wilshire Blvd. 😉
In these Ahleks Fusilero photographs, you can see the latest conceptual theme shoot for Bragais where the team went to a private resort and had the models shot wearing the latest heels collection underwater – like mermaids floating and synchronized to present an aquarium show like no other. Truth be told, this turned out to be an intensely demanding pictorial as the natural elements did not fully cooperate. But in the end, everything turned out as expected. And soon, you will see the creative shots with Yvethe Santiago, Cindy Madumma, Pamela Jones and Janelle Olafson plus Gentlemen of the Philippines-Mister Model Intetnational titleholders Arcel Yambing and Job Abogado.
Janelle Olafson underwater as taken by Ahleks Fusilero
Cindy Madumma underwater courtesy of Ahleks Fusilero
Yvethe Santiago on the water as taken by Ahleks Fusilero