Best of luck to Miss Intercontinental Philippines 2018 Karen Gallman in tonight’s finals of the 47th Miss Intercontinental. The competitiom has gotten harder with the presence of strong favorites Gabriela Soley of Paraguay and Olivia Möller of Germany. But knowing our bet’s fierce determination to do the country proud, I’m pretty sure she will do well when the going gets tough.
Photography Raymond Saldaña
Styling Patrick Henry Mergano
Associate Stylist Sonnyboy Tuazon Romeo Roxas Esguerra Jr.
Designer Rocky Gathercole
Set Design Fj Sionson
Location Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
Check out Samantha Lo, the former Binibining Cebu Tourism 2017 who was recently named Best Model of the World-Philippines 2018. She will travel to Istanbul, Turkey to represent the country (along with male winner Aaron Davis, left photo) in BEST MODEL of the WORLD 2018 from December 2-8, 2018.
In the photoshoot above held at the Empire Studios, Sam is wearing Rocky Gathercole courtesy of Victor Felarca. Styling: STYLE BY O. Photo by Henrique Soriano
Last night at the Grand Ballroom of Solaire Resort and Casino, the Miss Universe Charity Fashion Gala was held in cooperation with Frontrow Cares and Hope for Change Foundation. Our visiting Miss Universe titleholders Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters and Iris Mittenaere – along with our very own Pia Wurtzbach walked the runway for a good cause. Wearing creations by our top designers like Francis Libiran and Rajo Laurel, they were joined by the Miss Universe 2017 national winners who also displayed their taste and elegance in gowns made by the likes of Mark Bumgarner, Frederick Peralta, Edwin Uy, Val Taguba, Rocky Gathercole, Cherry Samuya Veric, Ofelia Simpao and more.
What added special glitter to the event was the presence of six of our Miss Universe Philippines winners – Bianca Manalo, Venus Raj, Shamcey Supsup, Ara Arida, MJ Lastimosa and Maxine Medina – who also participated in the fashion show and presented onstage in chronological order of their years in competition.
Six of our Miss Universe Philippines titleholders from Bianca Manalo to Maxine Medina
Here are some video clips from the show itself.
Could you be any more gorgeous, Sirene Sutton?
Above, she explodes in Gathercole X Bragais.
We mean passion and no to be left out in the dust. Here, we leverage the opportunity to drive photography to even greater heights. Lussu Photography in scale and strengthening a high fashion shoot at Rocky Gathercole Atelier – the Philippines’ Top Avant Garde Fashion Designer and Jojo Bragais – Exquisite Pageant Shoe Designer.
Photographer: Erik Esperat
Designer: Rocky Gathercole
Shoes by: Jojo Bragais
Styled by: Patrick Henry Mergano
Make up by: Grynne Bejarin
Hair by: Arci Sonio Barcenas
Model: Sirene Sutton
Assistant Photographer: Fas Famas
Sirene Sutton is always in her finest elements as a fashion model. And for Rocky Gahercole, she aces all her moves. The image above is just a teaser for the photoshoot handled by Erik Esperat for Lussu Photography. Shoes provided by Jojo Bragais.
Actor Arjo Atayde will play Rocky Gathercole in MMK this July 1
courtesy of ABS-CBN
This coming Saturday, July 1, Maalaala Mo Kaya
(MMK) on ABS-CBN will feature the life story of internationally-renowned Fashion Designer Rocky Gathercole who will be played by young actor Arjo Atayde in an episode that will trace his rise to fame coming off from early struggles and heartaches in life.
This should be an interesting watch as the public will get to know more of the individual who comes up with some of the most dazzling and meticulously-crafted collections I have seen. In the fashion show portion of the same (styled by Patrick Henry Mergano and accessorized by Christopher Munar with shoes by Jojo Bragais), he is reunited with one of his muses (right photo) – Priscilla Kim dela Cruz – who wore his attention-grabbing national costume during Bb. Pilipinas 2016.
Priscilla Kim Dela Cruz in Rocky Gathercole during Bb. Pilipinas 2016
Mark the airing date so you won’t miss it. In the meantime, watch a previous ABS-CBN feature on Rocky on the show “My Puhunan”.
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!