First project for the year!
Did a lookbook shoot for Glamour. I must say this was the quickest 10-layout shoot in history! Looking forward working with them again!
Kicking off my marketing responsibilities with Piaf.
This sums up my pre-production work, well the pretty/happy parts.
[l-r: going home too late for anyone’s imagination, dressing up for press cons, trying to be healthy while stress eating, radio ad recordings; emergency coffee from Lawyn, boredom while stuck in traffic and ootd, flowers for opening night; caught up with Markki, waiting game for cast party, the glorious set and with Giselle at the cast party]
With our mom at work, Ms. Liza Camus, Claire and Karen; taken at the opening night of Piaf.
I had to wrap every task as early as possible cause I filed a leave because of….
My first and second travel for the year happened on this month!
I was being sneaky when I took this photo as we open our 2nd production for the year, The Full Monty.
That’s the cast with their director praying before opening the house.
This was the start when my life revolved nothing else but work. — You’ll see what I mean.
Yet opening Disney’s Tarzan the moment we closed our previous show. This is one of the photos I took during one the technical runs at Meralco Theater.
Highlight: Handled press cons, mall shows, and endless list of guests!!!
Cause we know we are super heroes, so we opened yet another show as soon as Tarzan closed. Rock of Ages: The Repeat Run
One of my career highlights from 2012. This was and still the production with sold out tickets!
Highlight: My shots from tech run got published on broadsheets! Totally happy not giving up on my photography skills, bit rusty, but still working!
Highlight: While doing pre-production work for September, me and my college friends was able to squeeze in a photoshoot. Above is the most decent group shot we got.
Meet Lawrence Cohen, the book and screenwriter of Carrie; oh and behind him is my boss and director Bobby Garcia.
The men behind and on stage of Carrie. Not too sure if you spot me here :p
Highlight: We have gone through hell and heaven with this show. This is the most challenging part of my career to date, but completely rewarding and worth it! Another highlight is to personally meet and be friends with Larry, such a humble, sweet person! His short stay in Manila will forever be cherished.
PS: I still can’t wrap my head who I meet with my job!!!!!
During in mid-produciton of Carrie, I was able to nod my head to my buddy Kars and Pearl for a lookbook shoot featuring Love Army’s 5-Panel Caps Fiore and Copperhead.
Always a pleasure having my favorite photographer around! ;D
Then the randomness in me and a couple of friends kicked in. To Bangkok we went as soon as I closed Carrie! Photos above pretty much summarize how our quick yet fun off country adventure was!
Highlight: Everything! This was my first off country trip without parental guidance.
“You can’t control the past, but you can control where you go next.”
Highlight: That random roadtrip to Tagaytay with my favorite crew!
Ah, my birthday month! It was this month me and my college clique got clingier with each other.
Photo above was Kars and Sam’s random visit at my flat with all the happy food and balloons (only one seen here) and greeted me a Happy Birthday, and it happened 3 days earlier to the actual date. /crazybaboons
Visited Love Army’s booth at Rockwell tent after one of the Sunday shows of The Addams Family.
I told you, “clingier.”
The cast and crew of The Addams Family! Whoa.. I mentioned 6 shows already?! Well my 2013 was that fast.
Highlight: First time to have PRs published on broadsheets! Now, there’s the writer in me!
And that’s us still intact on the Eve of X’mas Eve, not getting over each others faces.
Now that wraps up:
That’s one busy and blessed year for me. Will be posting about my holidays… soon? As of now I must prep for our NYE’s dinner. Happy Holidays kids!!!
A Lookbook Shoot by Kars Cabalda x Jorx Balitbit
It was last week when my buddy called and thought of having a shoot, until days passed by and we never really sat and talked about it. Until he confirmed to me a schedule the day before.
Since no details were discussed, not even the concept! All I know was I am an awesome friend, and I’ll definitely show up no matter how chaotic my work situation at present. — Yes Kars, you owe me. So you better buy me as much Tim Tams and Pods as you can at Melbourne! :p
I only got the easiest I can snatch from my closet morning before, without thinking if everything will mash together.
And while on location, I came in as I am all haggard from office, made adjustments here and there, thus surprisingly lands me on my first look.
[kimono blazer from Promod; top from Cotton On; jeans from Levi’s and shoes from Zara]
Hype this look on lookbook here.
Everyone owns their oldest pair of jeans, and I am proud to say I can still wear my 7 year old pair. Wow. Haha!
This has always been my savior whenever I’m in doubt my top and shoes will never match, or should I say it is ‘my most trusted’ pants. From its fit, unquestioned quality, comfort, and my favorite “transition effect” from wearing a formal top to whatever footwear.
As for my chosen prints for my top; I never see anything wrong combining floral prints, for as long as colors match or belongs to the same shade. Notice how different the kimono from my top? Yet it clicks pairing them together. I like calling print on print styling a “controlled chaos”. Yeah?
"Sometimes it hits like a car crash, and it’s too late to reverse."
[Photography by: Kars Cabalda]
Lish for Malikmata
Photographed by Erika Rodriguez
Makeup and post-processed by Yours Truly
Styled by Gelo dela Cruz