Good day! 

As we celebrate our 5th year as a fashion and design institute, we cordially invite you to SoFA's biggest production yet, the 2012 Graduation Show. Witness our seventeen graduates as they present their debut collection and celebrate the birth of a new batch of design visionaries. 

RSVP: Angeli Pangilinan,




October Self-Portrait

Every night I used to pray that I'd find my people- and finally I did- on the open road. We have nothing to lose, nothing to gain, nothing we desired anymore- except to make our lives into a work of art. - LDR


New York-based German-Vietnamese model Benjamin Tang fronts this colorful editorial shot by Enzo Mondejar featuring the pieces from select Filipino fashion creatives: Herbert Custodio, Levenson Rodriguez and Darryl Recina... styled by Eric Poliquit and hairstyling and grooming work by Mark Familara. Shot on location at The Taipan Place courtesy of our location manager and production assistant Ivy Aseniero-Ramos, this editorial explores the mental-state of escaping reality through visual interpretations of daydreaming.

Embroidered shirt by Herbert Custodio
Blue blazer by Levenson Rodriguez

Sack coat by Darryl Recina
Flower/Paisley pants by Herbert Custodio

Green scarf by Herbert Custodio

Polo shirt and Pixel shorts by Herbert Custodio

Shirt by Herbert Custodio

Checkered with holes sweater by Herbert Custodio
Red blazer by Levenson Rodriguez

Embroidered shirt and cap by Herbert Custodio

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Enzo Mondejar:
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Mark Familara:
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SoFA Second Semester Fashion Photography Activity 2 | Working with Natural Light Part 2


This is the 2nd part of my blog-post about our 2nd in-class photo activity for the Fashion Photography class I teach at SoFA Manila. This is a sample treatment of my requirement for Group 2, a full-saturated, with a split-toning-feel yet, sharp and details are seen in their photo set. This is exactly the opposite of the requirement I required for the first group(to check on the requirement, go here : )

This is just a few of the quick sample shots I have for the 2nd group.

Photography and Styling by Enzo Mondejar
Hair and Make Up by Krista Silva
Model: Elaija @ YEOH Models
Designs by Nikita Lafrades of SoFA Manila
Shot at Enzo Building Makati City

On Friday, I will be discussing the photos they submitted out of the said activity we did, and on how they can furthermore improve their skills in post-processing of their photos via a lecture/hands-on demo I will do for them. Until next time guys! Cheers!


SoFA Second Semester Fashion Photography Activity 2 | Working with Natural Light Part 1


Earlier this day, my students did their 2nd Photo Activity, which is taking basic photographic principles in natural lighting and working with nothing more than just a reflector/s. I divided my class into 2 groups:

Group 1: must produce soft, desaturated images in natural lighting while

Group 2: must do the complete opposite and provide me sharp, well-saturated photos in the same lighting environment.

These are just some of the photos I took referencing the requirement for Group 1.

Photography and Styling by Enzo Mondejar
Hair and Make Up by Krista Silva
Model: Elaija @ YEOH Models
Designs by Nikita Lafrades of SoFA Manila
Shot at Enzo Building Makati City

Part 2 Coming Soon!



Chun Li The Hairless Shar Pei


Nothing much, just posting some portraits of our beloved hairless Shar Pei named Chun Li.
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STYLING WORK | Sports Pilipinas on GMA News TV 11 | October 3, 2012 Taping


Sharing some of the BTS photos from taping our TV show SPORTS PILIPINAS on GMA News TV last 3rd of October(2012).

We taped one of our segments at the Ronac ART Center in San Juan, and here are some of the interesting views the place can offer:
Isabel doing a spiel in continuity of the segment we taped earlier that day.

Isabel doing a spiel about a segment featuring Rubik's Cube and the sports and challenge involved in playing this creative piece of a cube.

Isabel trying her to solve a Rubik's cube puzzle. It is not as easy as it looks. Although there is a technique to solving it, official competitions are subjected to a time-crunched challenge.

 Now, trying on a Mickey Mouse Rubik's Cube. Mickey's new look courtesy of Isabel's Rubik's cube skills.

Some Rubik's Cube on the set.

Possibly the best CBTL chain in the Metro, aesthetic-wise... Thanks to Ronac ART Center... Thanks to Ate G for the Ice-blended frappe too :)

 While we are taping the show, PBA's San Miguel Coffee-Mixers are having their practice-game on the other end of the gym. I was dwarfed by their height. Wesley Gonzales looks waaay better in person if you personally ask me. But that's just me, haha

Now, taking some spiels and segments inside the PLAYGROUND(Gym) of the Ronac ART Center. 

Earlier that day, we taped a segment with racer Marlon Stockinger in his residence. It is inspiring that at a young age, he managed to gather a lot of trophies and get to do his passion while killing it in the race track.

Here are just some of Marlon's prized trophies and his helmet with the Philippine flag print on it.

Hoe you catch the the episode this Sunday(October 7, 2012) 11:15AM at GMA News TV.
Special thanks to PUMA for Isabel's wardrobe.

Thanks, and til next time!