07/10/2015

Instaparty!

by  MJ Benitez
Photo by Ralph Mendoza
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MANILA, Philippines – Forget that designer bag. The accessory of the season is something far cheaper and far, well, stickier. It’s all about stickers this year and for our second annual #YSProm, we commissioned young illustrator Ross Du to make sticker art for our invites.

Of course, we couldn’t resist stickering our faces off. And this week, we pre-game with four of our favorite social media finds.

SM Youth ambassador Tommy Esguerra has been a model for a few years now, his lanky frame and long, shampoo commercial-ready mane making him a favorite of tastemakers and someone to watch out for right from the get-go

Melissa Gatchalian knows something about taste-making. As a graphic designer at the buzzy Sunnies Studios, she’s part of the team that’s #slaying our lives one Instapost and EDSA billboard at a time. In her time off-though, she’s creating buzz for herself as design-savvy fashion blogger Sartorial Panda.

Gil Cuerva is still a student balancing life as a junior in De La Salle University and a thriving career as a fresh face on the modeling scene. He’s just getting started but we bet we’re going to hear a lot about him in the next few years.

Kimi Juan is a photographer who’s managed to build a loyal following based on breathtaking travel photos and a keen eye for beauty. Her next endeavor? Nomadic Goods Co., an online travel goods shop she started with her boyfriend.

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The #YSProm Pajama Party will be held on July 18 at Green Sun, Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati. To win invites to the party, follow @YoungStarPhils on Instagram and join our promo!

@gilcuerva_Model/Student White long sleeve tee (P619) from Sfera
On Gil: White long sleeve tee (P619) from Sfera. On Kimi: White tee (P289.75) from Bench Body; denim skirt (P1,785) from Forever 21.
On Melissa: Cropped tank top from Forever 21; denim shorts from Uniqlo; denim clutch (P565) from Forever 21.
@SARTORIALPANDA BLOGGER/SUNNIES STUDIOS GRAPHIC DESIGNER Grey dress (P2,200) from Facile
Polo from Polo Ralph Lauren, stylist’s own; Denim skirt from ALAND
@TOMMYESGUERRA
MODEL/SM YOUTH
AMBASSADOR
Tee from Sfera (P399), jeans from Uniqlo (P1,990); sneakers (P5,295) from Adidas
@KIMIJUAN PHOTOGRAPHER/BLOGGER
White tee (P289.75) from Bench Body; denim skirt (P1,785) from Forever 21
Cropped tank top (P285) from Forever 21; denim shorts from Uniqlo; denim clutch (P565) from Forever 21

Styled by Jaime Abella and Mika Reyes

Makeup by Czari Domingo

Hair by Sylvina Lopez

Models: Gil Cuerva of IM Agency, Kimi Juan, Melissa Gatchalian, Tommy Esguerra of Elite Manila

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