Life Imitating Art
Feb28

Life Imitating Art

Life Imitating Art By Louise Monique | @thelouisemonique   As a make-up artist specializing in beauty and bridal, it always pushes my boundaries as an artist when I get a creative job. When I do creative make-up, this is the time that I forget about the rules of make-up and just let creativity lead the way. For this month’s issue, it’s all about art, so I decided to re-create some famous paintings of Lichtenstein, Picasso, Klimt...

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Usapang Illustrado: FILIPINOS VS. FITNESS
Jul25

Usapang Illustrado: FILIPINOS VS. FITNESS

  Being a fit Filipino isn’t exactly a cakewalk, given the kind of food that we normally enjoy, or the way food takes center stage in most of our familial milestones. Unlike the majority of our Western counterparts, we kabayans are comfort eaters, above all. We like abundance, and richness; food that are so heartwarming, they feel like hugs. But oddly enough, we Filipinos are also incredibly obsessed with body shape. On top of...

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Strong is the New Beautiful
May21

Strong is the New Beautiful

By Nicholo Jallores Photography by Alex Callueng; Hair, Make-Up and Grooming by Louise Monique Soriano Dare we open a nasty can of worms: what makes a body “beautiful?” Is it the long, toned dancer’s limbs that extend unto eternity out of Gwyneth Paltrow’s torso? Is it the number of packs in Ryan Reynold’s abdomen? Must you have Kim Kardashian’s child-bearing hips, or Kylie Minogue’s compact buns of titanium? What do you need to be a...

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