blazer (Dorothy Perkins) | shirt (H&M) | denim embroidered shorts (from Singapore) | bag (Louis Vuitton) | red pumps (Sugarfree) | watch (Casio) | gold cross bracelet (Yhansy Manila) | sunnies (Charlie)
Photos by Mark Clemente
Blazer, top, short shorts, high heels. Does it sound familiar? I hope it does, because that would mean you’ve been watching the first TV show that’s ever been dear to me. This was how I’d normally style Margaux in Ina Kapatid Anak, ABS-CBN’s top rating primetime TV soap. Social media abuzz over this trademark look of Margaux, and while some would call it “controversial,” I prefer the term “iconic.” ;)
For almost seven months that I’ve been styling Margaux, I’d like to believe that my experiences have honed me to become a better stylist. Most people would think that my job all boils down to aesthetics, but the truth of the matter is that aesthetics alone doesn’t even get half of my work done. Not to mention the unending process of contacting sponsors, pulling out and returning clothes, being a stylist can be far more technical than just choosing the right belt. We study the script, the sequences, and the personality of the character we’re styling. The print, the fabric, every little detail- it matters.
I don’t want to bore you with the nitty gritty of technicalities. The bottomline here is, when you’re privileged to work with some of the best people in the industry, the least you should yearn to be is to become a mediocre. You have to do your craft well as everyone else is doing theirs.
At some point, there had been comments about how Margaux is always inappropriately dressed for the corporate world, sporting short shorts inside the office. I’ve never felt the need to intervene with the opinions of others, but sometimes people just need to realize that each and every show only goes by the script. Margaux’s character is rebellious. She is the boss’ daughter, she craves attention, she thinks everyone is against her. If you really think she’s the type to adhere to the dress code, then there goes your answer. In essence, you can perceive Margaux in exactly the same way you perceive her fashion. You may love it or hate it, but it doesn’t change the fact that it got you talking. :)
P.S. I will miss you, Ina Kapatid Anak! :) xx