December 30, 2009

Austin Pabilani in FABE Swimwear

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Austin Pabilani models FABE swimwear.
 
He is also a recording artist here in Manila, Philippines

December 29, 2009

Lucky Conde in Black Knitted Shirt

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Lucky Conde wearing a black knitted shirt from FABE menswear.

December 28, 2009

Alexis Andaya

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Alexis Andaya is still in college. She has a beautiful face and a strong personality.

FABE Valentines 2010 Womenswear

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Running a clothing line is just like any other business. It takes too much of your time, it's hard, really, really hard.

It's a good thing that I have my photography that de-stresses me.

Sex and the City will be my inspiration for my Valentines collection. I'm not a designer but more of a marketing person. Selling your clothes is the most challenging part in fashion. You have to assess carefully what market you want to serve and if it can support your expenses too.

You can design the most beautiful dress but if nobody buys it then that's that...a failure. Coming from a marketing background, a sale is no sale unless money was exchanged. Our sales were low for the whole year of 2009. I was trying to figure out why and finally this December, we finally did. We have the wrong sales people.  Running a fashion business deals with the whole process not just from the designs but up to your sales ladies. At least now, we are now hands on with the selling.

I will also focus more on creating clothes that will make my customers want it. It's a process of trial and error. This is the beauty of creating things. You create something and someone whom you totally don't know, will buy it from you.

A fulfilling and a validating experience indeed.

Watch out for my my Valentine's Day dresses soon. My newly finished accessories are already on display on my store at Cash and Carrry Mall. Most of them are priced at only 100 pesos.

True.

Lady Gaga in Manila

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One of my weaknesses is watching live concerts. I do record the performances and here is one of them.

Lady Gaga rocks. I hope she comes back to our country again.

A Beautiful Boy

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I became a parent in 2006 and I think it is the best thing that happened to me aside from the money and comforts in life.

This video captures the happiness that a parent gets from their kids.

Just like my daughter, she loves jumping.

Children really changes your life completely.

December 26, 2009

Yasmine Baker

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Name:  Yasmine Baker

School / Company : ABE International Business of College

Email Add:  jhasmine2004@yahoo.com

Age :    22

Multiply Account : jasminedevilmalditah@multiply.com

Friendster : devilmalditah@yahoo.com

Facebook :

Height :  5'5

Weight : 36kg

Vital Stats-Chest-Waist-Hips : 32 – 22 – 34

Hair :  Black (curly)

Eyes : black

Shoe Size : 5

 

Who is Jasmine?

 

     I'm a ramp model, I did workshop from fashion sense. I like to be a model because, I want to learn more about modeling and my inspiration is tyra banks J ; not all have black color can be discriminate by others" (that's what tyra point of viewJ). I know I have a skills and talent to be apply in modeling – on what I've learned in modelling. The client should choose me because I have those potential and I'm deserving J (ECHOZ ! CHARINGJ )

 


Alexis Andaya for FABE Clothing

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Alexis Andaya wears a lips tube top by FABE Clothing.
 
Shoot Date : February 12, 2009

1 Day Till Christmas

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My Christmas 2009 Teasers.

Model : Rapa Galvez

Goodbye Britanny Murphy

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I was quite devastated when I read that one of my favorite Hollywood actress had died. She was on my mind for the past 2 days and I think I need to pay tribute to her so I can remember her always.

I became a fan of her when I watched Clueless way, way back. I particularly liked about the byline "Rollin with the Homies". I was still young then and just like her character in the movie, It was so me.



Here she is in Clueless.

She also appeared with Angelina Jolie and Winona Ryder in Girl Interrupted.



8 Mile with Eminem. I was not able to watch this. I'm no Eminem fan.



And here she is in my favorite movie, Just Married. This time I was travelling all over the world and I kinda relate to the sights.



She also came out in the Little Black Book.



And for the very dark movie, Sin City.



Among all these movies, Clueless was my favorite. It played a great role in my life.

Dead at 32.

December 23, 2009

Christmas Teasers 2009

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My Christmas Teasers for 2009.
 
Models :
 
Wikko Sarabia
 
Daisuke Kikuchi

Jhenus Martinez in Casual FABE

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Jhenus Martinez wears casual clothes from FABE Clothing.

Jhenus Martinez in Bustier

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Jhenus Martinez wears a custom beaded bustier. Available at our Cash and Carry Store. Only 1,500.
 
Nanan Villalba is my celebrity make up artist.

Christmas Blues & Tantrums

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It's 2 days before Christmas 2009. It's already a decade since the new millenium. I remember before during the new year of 1999, that the world will shut down at year 2000, just because of the millenium bug. Well, it's 2010 soon and we're still ok.

I'm a fan of Alicia Keys way, way back. Watched her first Asian concert at Singapore in 2004.  Her current single, Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart captured my attention the first time I heard it. The melody is melancholic and no wonder, it's a song about breaking up. Ahh...relationships indeed.

I think today is my last day of shooting for the year. My model Erick Zonio, an auditiing guy, wants to have a portfolio and I obliged since

 1. He has modeled for me in the past.

2. He is a tall cute guy - and he's in the auditing profession.



I still have 2 confirmed photoshoots tomorrow, and I think I'll cancel it. I need to do my grocery shopping. I still don't have food for noche buena. I think I'll just have fried chicken, chocolate cake from Starbucks and spaghetti. This will make me happy already. I was kinda down lately due to lack of money and my mom just reminded me that my problems are trivial. She just told me that it's good that my problem is not the noche buena. Well, I'm thankful that I still have a mom.

I should tell myself always to count your blessings always.

Funny thing that happened to me earlier at Goldilocks, Quezon Avenue. Laura wanted to eat cake and brought her there. After 2 minutes once we sat down, this happened



This is exactly what happened. The joys of parenthood!!!

December 21, 2009

Boy Next Door Akeem

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Akeem Aldover's dream destination is Hong Kong.

December 20, 2009

A Sexy Santa Claus at Megamall

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Its the last Sunday before Christmas 2009. I together with my kids and Mama went to Megamall to go malling. Left around 11 am since I'm expecting heavy traffic. Indeed all my worries were true. Parking inside Megamall was already waiting and once it opened I went straight right away to the top floor since I'm sure there are still open slots, and I was right. There was 1 open slot. Not too choosy anymore with my parking slot as long as I'm able to park right away.

The mall was beaming with holiday shoppers. Christmas is fun here in Manila. I tried it once in the US and Europe and I promised I will never spend Christmas anywhere but home. Manila is where my home is. The most interesting thing that happened to me today is that I saw a very hot bodied man wearing a skimpy santa outfit in the mall. He's wearing almost the same as the one in the video. I'm not sure if he knows me since he smiled at me...(he's wearing shades)..so as not to be too conscious with all the people looking at him. I worked with a lot of models so I'm not sure if he know me.. Sometimes you notice that a person knows you by the way they smile at you. Anyway, I'm sure I'll receive a message from this cutie Santa Guy soon.

I get sentimental sometimes during these times since I get to reflect all the blessing that  receive and how God has been kind to me. I finally achieved the lifestyle I wanted. No boss, just me. Waking up around 1 pm daily. Simple life.

I'm bound by these simple rules.

1. Live below your means.

2. Be kind to anybody.

3. If you don't have nice to say to others, SHUT UP.

4. Don't complain. Be Thankful

5. Hardwork is the name of the game. If you want it, then you have to work hard for it.

I will also be very active in my FABE clothing line. Before it was Tony, my brother, who was in charge of designing. He's not really good at aesthetics so I need to step in. Things that were selling at the store were the merchandise that I made. I think I have the ability to know what things sells.

I know have to divide my time with my photography, children and designing. Laura is entering Poveda next year or at the French International School. So it's going to be very challenging. I'm a hands on Dad...this is the life that I worked hard for..my children comes first over anything. The first five years is the best time to spend time with them. I salute all the OFW's who sacrificed leaving their children behind just to earn. I'm blessed that my children are with me. For me, Money is just money. Memories are priceless.

I just recently made a new line of underwear for men. I'm basically a menswear designer. Designing for women is tough for me since I love to wear what I design. I think for 2010. My concentration will be more on men and about 40% will be for women.

My first prototype of underwear were ok. The models loved it and even wished if they can take it home. I also do the photoshoots for my clothes. And this proves to be cost efficient indeed.


I design clothes that I will wear. This year we made clothes based on what others do and this proved to be very costly. Why, it never sells.

Things that sold on our stores were the clothes that we actually designed and based on our original concepts. So this will be the focus for next year.

I love wearing beautiful sleepwear. This red outfit on the left is one of them. Its made of silk satin and it very comfortable to wear.

Big round sleeves and neckline allows you to sleep comfortably. Plus the fabric is dry fit then even during warm days, you don't get sweaty.






Another print that I like is this brown animal print (seen on the right). I already have the shirt for this. Stay tuned on my new designs using this fabric soon.







My new swimwear for women will be done hopefully next week and I'm eager to set up the photoshoot so I can sell it on my store at Cash and Carry mall.

Watch out for it soon.

Sexy Kisses Marc Catubay

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Marc Catubay is a professional model who have done several print ads already. He's a friend of a FABE model. That's usually how I get models... a lot of my models on my portfolio are actually referrals. They just come to me and I'm happy to do a porfolio for them.

Marc wears a black printed swimwear. My new theme for my store next year is to create clothes that is really me. I just design things that I will definitely wear.

Lucky Conde Set 2

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Lucky Conde wearing a grey FABE dry-fit T-shirt and printed brown dry fit shorts.
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