Off The Runway - Fashion Forward DXB SS '17

photos of stylish people on Fashion Forward

I did a little sneaky stunt at Fashion Forward DXB ;) . Apart from my *secret dream* to walk on the runway (if I wasn't 5'1 tall and had the perfect teeth, I swear I'll do it!), it has been my long dream to be standing in the Media Pit capturing runway photos. Winning the Best Use Of Photography on Cosmo Awards got me a special pass and connections like, you know *winkwink*.

Even so, I'd do anything to get a pass but many thanks to Samsung Gulf for organizing this and the super friendly people of Fashion Forward Dubai, it is my honour to present to you a 360 photo of the event place:

I had the most hectic week to be completely honest (with side by side events and parties) and only made it to the Media Pit on the last day for Varoin Marwah's collection. The #LocalGuidesDubai Instameet was a huge success and it went pretty well but I will share that with you guys later.

Early Morning Cravings (All Because Of Chef B's Recipes)

I woke up at 5:45am early today with a sudden craving for waffles. It seems like my mind is restless these days (lots of things happening in Dubai!), ideas and tummy cravings come in late at night or super early in the morning.

But I guess what really triggered this is too much of my Instagram browsing, especially I'm following an Emirati food expert, Chef B ,  and his consecutive posts about the waffle recipes he is creating in partnership with Hilton Garden Inn for their first birthday!

Just look at what he have prepared which suits the pancakes I made earlier: Arabic Coffee  Meringues with Strawberries and Nutella!

HELP NEEDED - Participate On The #LocalGuidesChallenge For Dubai!

Google local guides Dubai community

You have seen me post this photo on Instagram and in case you have missed it, the Instagram Community in Dubai will be having an Instameet on Oct. 22 (Saturday) for #LocalGuidesDubai!

I have closed the registration in less than 48 hours as we have received a lot of responses BUT you too can still participate on the challenge in case you weren't able to sign-up  AND WE NEED YOU TO DO IT FOR DUBAI, RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW!

Up Close With #TeamCanon at Xposure Sharjah

Xposure International Photography Festival event photo

Earlier last week, Jason and I paid Canon Middle East's stand a visit at Xposure Sharjah. For those of you who have been asking, my main tools of trade for any of my photography gigs are Canon 70D or 700D. I actually did a little 360 stunt at the Expo Center  and just in case you missed it, I have placed them on Google Maps (it already has 2k views since last Thursday)!

What I Wore At Cosmo Awards 2016

Black mesh hem plunge dress and glitter heels and clutch from River Island

I'm not used to dressing up like this. If not for the Cosmo Awards, I would've been in my usual jeans and loose top on weekdays and comfy denim shorts on weekends. But I'm getting a lot of messages lately asking me where I got the full ensemble so I guess it is just reasonable to share it here, yes?

Dear Friends, I Won!

I'm wearing a full wardrobe from River Island ME (thanks to Style Choreo for styling), make-up by one of my roommates

Quick and short, THANK YOU FOR ALL THOSE WHO VOTED! <3 It's been almost a week and I still can't get over that magical night! I sure got the support of the Filipino community, no doubt. They worked so hard in sharing this to their friends and family so I'm offering this award to you guys! Salamat po ng maraming marami!

I'm not really sure what's in store for me next, but here's what I can promise: I will do EVERYTHING to give you guys the best photos I can ever produce from now until forever. 

And do one thing for yourself too: continue dreaming and make those dreams come true! DO NOT WAIT FOR THINGS TO HAPPEN. Make them happen! Because I, for one, am a dreamer. And it takes a whole lot of effort and hard work for you to get there. Study your field, fail, and improve. Reach out to publications, if you can, even reach out to companies that share the same wisdom as you have.  

Paulo Coelho once said, if you really want something, the whole world will conspire with you for you to achieve it. :) 

Thanks again Cosmopolitan Magazine for the wonderful opportunity, this by far is the best I ever had!