Monday, January 23, 2012

Spring/Summer 2012 Ad Campaigns

I've got nothing to do this morning, so I thought I'd research on Spring/Summer ad campaigns of some of my favorite brands. I specifically love Louis Vuitton's take on Summer fun with fun pastel colors and Chanel's take on modern minimalism photographed by none other than Karl Lagerfeld. Also, I love D&G's super sexy prints,  Dolce and Gabbana's 50s skirts in almost like a family portrait and Emporio Armani's and Givenchy's modern sexy. So without further ado, I present to you Spring/Summer 2012 ad campaigns.ENJOY!


High Fashion Kameleon

Around September last year, I was asked by a friend to do a shoot for her. Funny thing was she just wanted some photos to be posted in her room's wall but she wanted it to be high fashion and artsy. So i decided to organize a shoot with no theme at all yet room wall and fashion worthy. The model is not a model at all and no experience of doing high fashion shoots yet she managed to work her angles and she was so easy to direct. The shoot went so well that the results were unexpectedly not just room worthy but editorial worthy as well. Of course, I couldn't have done it without the fabulous team that I always love to work with. ENJOY!

Photographer:                       Alain Arnado
Stylist:                                  K Miranda
Art Direction:                       K Miranda
Hair and Make-up Artist:     Christian Chavez
Model:                                 Novi Janeber Villacora
Clothes and Accessories:     K Miranda


Saturday, January 21, 2012

K practice editorial- Spring/Summer Shopping Guide

Well, it is almost spring/summer and this is the best time to update your closet and shop for spring/summer looks that are right for you. So, as a concerned citizen of the Fashion Republic of the Philippines, I made a list of dos and don'ts in shopping.

1.) Know the key trends for this coming season, research on which trends fit your personality, lifestyle, taste and of course budget. It is best to know which looks are right for you before you go shopping. You don't wanna end up regretting buying a nice dress that you couldn't even wear.

2.) Buy individual pieces that could match any piece that are already in your closet, the more stuff you can pair it with, the better. You are not changing your entire wardrobe, you're just updating it.

3.) Find accessories that are usable and are safe to be paired with your spring/summer looks. Set aside your fear of getting too tacky looking, "the more the merrier" will always be the name of the game. So ACCESSORIZE!!ACCESSORIZE!!ACCESSORIZE!!

4.) If you have a limited budget, try searching for online stores that sell beautiful stuff with cheap if not free shipping. Check the details of the item first before deciding on purchasing it, check the size, material, and condition and of course the price. You don't want to open a shipped item and end up realizing it doesn't fit and paid more than half the price for the shipping.

5.) STEAL the looks, not literally of course but try to look for stuff that you love and try to look for a cheaper equivalent. Research on some looks at the internet perhaps some outfits that a celebrity wore or some blogger's outfit post or looks at Print it out, if not, remember it and try to go to bazaars, mall sales, garage sales, sample sales or even thrift shops and shop the look. Be patient in sorting things out to find the best deals. More satisfaction, less cost.

6.) Make a statement! Create your own look, stick to it, and play with it often. What better way to impress people  than showing them your own style and tagging it as "original". Don't be a slave to trends, infuse your own style and do it your way.

7.) Experiment! Never be safe in dressing up, try to look for unique stuff that you like and make it work. There are no rules on how to dress to impress.

8.) Enjoy! shopping is all about having fun and you. Don't be sad just because you missed out on something, uplift yourself by looking for a better one. Just enjoy the whole experience and do it for your self.

9.) Invest in something that you love best. Perhaps a designer bag or a pair of designer shoes or whatever that you can consider an investment. It will give an different feeling of satisfaction from the inside plus it will last longer.

10.) Be yourself, impress yourself. And as you do it,  you impress others. As mentioned, shopping is all about having fun and you. So shop now!

Anyway, here are some finds I found in the internet. Hope this could help. Enjoy!

 Pastels are a big trend for spring/summer. Found this backless, halter dress at for only 28.90 dollars. A nice way to accentuate your shoulders for a sexy, casual day look.

These sheer shorts are so easy to wear for a day to night look, pair it with flats or heels and statement top or accessories and you are good to go. Found this at for 850 pesos.

These heels are statement-making yet flexible enough to be paired with anything in your closet. Found it at for P2770.00

 This necklace is so beautiful that you could pair it with your basic tee, denim shorts, flats an a nice bag and still rock the summer trends. Found it at for P150.00. And more accessories found at Jhajing Fashion Acessories!

Rings Galore to accentuate your beautiful hands only at

Which is which? lots of choices at


Tuesday, January 17, 2012


Last year, I was lucky enough to pullout extraordinary accessories from a very talented and fabulous Cebu-based accessory designer, Jamie Zanoria, to showcase in a shoot.These pieces are so delicate and statement-making that it could stand out on their own, so I made it a point that the models' outfits should be minimal, if not nude. These are actually some of Jamie's competition pieces as she joined the Cebu Young Designer's Competition- Accessories Category last year. Titled "Eredita"(heritage), the collection stood out in the competition and wowed audiences and fashion enthusiasts like Cebu socialite Margie Lhuillier. Inspired by the Philippine literature, the collection showcased a lot of indigenous materials locally found such as seeds, feathers, shells, locally produced fabrics, and framed sea urchins' shells that unbelievably pulled the collection together and was modernized by the use of metal plates, crystals and gems. Though it didn't make it as the winner, the collection left a loud and new point of view to aspiring designers like me as Jamie's unique design aesthetic is clearly visible in this collection.

Photographer: Alain Arnado
Stylist and Art Director: K Miranda
Hair and Make-up artist: Christian Chavez
Models:Christina Barth
             Mikee Beltran

The Kritique: Heads down to an amazing talent that only a few like Jamie Zanoria possess. Working with indigenous materials found in nature and making it work to create a statement is surely breathtaking. 

You may purchase or have custom-made accessories from Jamie Zanoria by contacting her at 09173215930 or email her at or visit her website .


Friday, January 13, 2012

Kuirky Shoot

I was partying at a club some time around June of last year when I saw this gorgeous, edgy lady partying like a rock star who happened to be a model. I approached her and found out she was my friend's sister and asked her  to do a shoot with me. It was so nice of her to say yes but we had to do it the day after because she had to leave the next day. So I immediately arranged a shoot for her and called my super talented team that I always love to work with. The shoot was so urgent that I didn't even get the chance to pull out outfits for the shoot so I improvised and asked the model to bring her own swimsuits(just in case) and luckily, Jamie Zanoria's fabulous collection of accessories are still with me from the last shoot that I had. Despite the lack of planning, theme, resources, and the rain(so we had to transfer indoors), the shoot went well and the results were stunning. And as always, it was super fun doing the shoot as tequila was served on the side while shooting.

Photographer:                       Alain Arnado
Assistant Photographer:         James Arnado
Stylist:                                   K Miranda
Art Direction:                        K Miranda
                                            Nelia Monet
Hair and Make-up Artist:     Christian Chavez
Model:                                 Melanie Monet
Critics:                                 Jazz Cabusas
                                           Mishel Geda
Clothes:                               stylist's and model's own
Accessories:                        Jamie Zanoria

The shoot was indeed super successful and so fun to do. Thanks to the wonderful and fabulous team I worked with. Here is a sneak peek of how fun doing the shoot was and how insane and drunk we were..ENJOY!

Jam-packed inside Geo's ride, still cracking jokes at each other.

Mojitos and lime juice on the side for added fun and creativity.

Priceless laughter.

Jazz aNd Mishel's battle of the maxi dresses.

Hitting a girl scene(don't do this at home).

Patrona with a bat.

Make-up artist Christian ala Lady Gaga in an improvised costume.

The Kritique Smizing.