Wednesday, March 07, 2012


"In fashion, you are as good as your last work."

One of the things I've learned from one of the best person I've ever met, Luis Espiritu. I was most of all challenged and inspired to really strive hard and exceed my norms to really excel and love what I'm doing even more the moment I met them nicest people like Luis and the rest of the team(they are too many to mention) in Manila.

Now, I am ready to prove myself and to show the world what I can do and this is just the beginning of it all cause I have all the inspirations and the perspiration to make it big. Long way to go for me.

This shoot I am really proud of because this is a fruit of imagination beyond norms, struggles and hard work. It took me weeks to put this shoot together and make it happen, been turned down by photographers and models several times and been demotivated a lot before I took a deep breather and  made it. Several weeks ago, I promised a good friend of mine,the designer of these lovely accessories, to do a shoot for her and showcase her extraordinary accessories. So i did my best to put a shoot together despite the low budget and less time.

Luckily for me, I  met a very talented photographer(I worked with her for the figura shoot) and introduced me to a stunning model with extraordinary bone structures perfect for the shoot. I then scheduled the shoot the week after and she was so kind to let us use her studio.

Originally, I planned to do this shoot outdoor with sheer dresses and big animals as props but this will just over shadow the magnificent accessories(the star of the shoot) so instead, I  decided to do it with exotic harmful insects and some creatures found in nature. The feel should be a mythical creature wearing stand-out yet wearable accessories dashing with lovely exotic animals. So, I ended up wrapping the hair and eyebrows with mud(thanks to our super multi-talented make-up artist) and less just flawless make-up to really make the accessories the star of the shoot. My main goal was no editing as much as possible should be done and all animals should be caught on wherever position they should be, and with our photographer's amazingness, we made it and guess what, we did it in no time at all. Thanks to the wonderful team especially our model who did it flawlessly making it easier to direct.

Model:                                     Tiara Sison
Photography:                           Barbeth Lobitana
Hair and make-up:                   James Canete
Styling and art direction:           K Miranda

Special thanks to Jamie Zanoria for creating fabulous accessories. Good luck to you!!
and to her goddaughter Angelica who I guess had muscle pain after a long period of carrying the reflector and chasing after the cockroaches:)

I thank you all for making it easier for me to make this possible!!thanks for believing!! hoping to work with you again soon!!:))

I had this taken for fb purposes only!!

creatures from another dimension

the fabulous Jamie Zanoria and me

the best team ever!!(from left) Jamie, me, Tiara, Barbeth, Angelica.

1 comment:

  1. K, I rmembered.. we finished earlier than expected!!! Thank you so much K! with your imagination and creativity.. and that attitude of doing your best to achieve of what is on your mind.. you'll go very far in your career! so Good luck! and God bless!!! hoping to work with you again.. :)