HOT!! Azealia Banks is Alexander Wang’s new IT girl . peep the video… xo,T
10 Lessons for young designers by John C. Hay (Weiden + Kennedy)
Just some of my favorite numbers from the Cavalli show. I love how the Cavalli woman goes all out. As the saying goes, “go big or go home”
Two friends, Teresa Herrera and Rajo Laurel, who share a similar passion for travel and fashion, had a vision, and within a short time, started Isla Resort Collection.
RAJO’s love affair with fashion began at the early age of 11. He studied art at the famed Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, and later underwent further studies at the prestigious Central St. Martin’s in London. As a young designer, he was awarded Air France’s Young Designer of the Year (1994), Most Promising Designer of the Year (1996) and The Loop’s (Editor’s Choice Award) Favorite Designer (1998). He has also won awards at the ASEAN Young Designers Competition (Singapore, 1993). Known for his daring vision of design, Rajo has staged many fashion shows, most notable of which were his daring Optical Illusions show (Philippines, 2001) which introduced Philippine fashion consciousness to the avant-garde. His Habi show (Philippines, 2004), held at the residence of the British Ambassador to the Philippines, showcased the best of the Philippines’ textiles. He also displayed a Premier Collection created specially for the Young President’s Organization Gala that was held at the Araneta Coliseum (Philippines, 2005).
Teresa, on the other hand, was immersed in the world of dance and art at an early age of 5. Always in search of an outlet for self- expression, she experimented with many different mediums of art both visual (including painting, sculpture & photography) and performing. By the age of 18, Teresa was introduced to the world of fashion and she found herself traveling the globe working as a professional model. As one of the most sought after faces in the fashion world, she has graced the covers and pages of many fashion magazines including, Cosmopolitan, Harpers Bazaar HK, Marie Claire HK, Elle Magazine HK, Mega Magazine, FHM, Uno Men’s Magazine, and Manual Magazine. In addition, she has appeared in notable advertising campaigns such as, Neutrogena, Shell, Carefree, Avon, and Nokia. With her background in and flair for fashion and design, Teresa serves as the Creative director of ISLA.
Combining their experience and passion, Rajo and Teresa’s vision is to bring to life collections that reflect the beauty, serenity and purity of the island lifestyle.
Teresa Silk Dress
Parao jersey sarong
Kitchie short kaftan
Photos by: Marc Nicdao
July 11-Sept 26, 2010 @ The Geffen Contemporary @ MOCA
Scenes from the opening:
Julian Schnabel gallery talk
The talented China Shavers.
Photos by: Teresa Herrera
UNDREST. is a Los Angeles-based luxury lingerie, lounge, and swimwear brand established in 2007 by Maria Paz Navales. Known for their comfortable fit and fine fabrics that include 100% California Grown Supima Cotton, exquisite pure silks, and cashmere, the entire line is produced in-house in their 8000 sq. ft atelier/warehouse located in Los Angeles, CA. UNDREST. is produced in the same manner as that of a true atelier, through a team of production sewers that are located steps away from the design room, and not thousands of miles away! It is modeled to be in the spirit of a “true” Atelier, where as in the days before mass overseas production became so prevalent, the designer thought up their creation and then had the garment patterned and sewn in the room next door
The Undrest By the Sea. Flagship Shop opened in Venice Beach, CA in early May 2010. The swim shop houses the entire Undrest By the Sea. swim collection, alongside a few of Maria’s favorite seaside brands from around the world!
Its definitely your one stop shop for your summer beach essentials!
1136 Abbot Kinney blvd.
Venice Beach, CA 90291
310 314 1180
Photos: Teresa Herrera
Check out the my photo diary feature in STATUS magazine’s Art Issue (April/May 2010)! Thanks to the STATUS team for makin it happen. It was a fun project! Lets do it again!
Here are more photos from that feature:
Artist: Airan Kang (Korea)
Aritst: Made in China
“Now” by Doug Aitken
Rafe Tontengco & Peter Som
Me and Rafe
Meeting Francesco Clemente