D in Rajo Laurel for Metrowear Icon: Rajo Laurel


Here we go! Metrowear icons of my dearest friend Rajo. Hello, tagal na namin magkaibigan but Raj never fails to surprise me. Sa tagal namin magkaibigan, I always think hindi nako magugulat.. I’m sure lahat na ng kaya nyang gawin.. alam ko na. But wait tehre’s more ang peg! Haha! Before we proceed with the show pakita ko muna ang dangerous outfit nya!

Sexy, a lot of cut outs, slits and bareback can sometimes look trashy.. BUT NOT RAJO! Isipin nyo, may mas “kokonti” pa palang tela and mas “bare” from my ESQUIRE OUTFIT?!?
My old esquire outfitey…
My Rajo Icon’s outfitey! 2 slits in front …
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Bare back…
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Sheer panels..
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..on both sides! (Yes, nakapanty ako ok.. yan na naman ang mahiwagang tanong. haha! DIY lang yan, we cut the side strings of my panty and used a transparent looking strap – like the ones para sa bra)
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My hair peg, since hindi pako over sa Met Gala punk look…
Diane Kruger’s MET BALL HAIR
Combined with Nicole Kidman’s Cannes Mohawk!
Nagugulat pa ba kayo at puro beckies kasama ko? haha!
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WIth Nixy! I did my own makeup!

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With my love, GINGGAY! Na-miss ko sya 🙁
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If you are wondering where SJP was eating when she was here..IN MALU’s resto! Try nyo! bongga sya! El Circulo group. Inavail daw ni SJP yung ribs and halo halo!
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Malu is also part of our travel group, always great to travel with a foodie!

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Metro’s Michelle Torres and Timmyyy!
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I love Bianca’s Rajo dress! Kaka-fresh ng white!
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Leica! Super nice, i love this girl’s energy!
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And of course… Walang tatalo kay TESSA! Dress made of sando bags! Aliw!
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I won a watch from TAG HEUER for MOST STYLISH of the night! Thank you!
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Scary ng damit! Isang matinding hangin lagot.. choz! Haha! Don’t worry secured yan! Used up 2 rolls of double-sided tape!
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Teresa Herrera hosted the show!
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During work in progress, Rajo showed me na the designs. Pero nawindang parin ako!
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May bilog, may bilog.. bilugan ang bilog. choz!
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I love how the dresses are so modern and parang many ways to wear ang drama!

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Susko tong si Milan, BLURRED NAMAN MAKAPICTURE!
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Hope to wear one from this collection soon!
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Bet na bet ko yung beige!

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There’s my love Rajo peeking.. kinakabahan and all! But more than anything you can see the big smile on his face!
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Bet! Bangus levels!

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He came up with over 50 designs, plus lahat pa ng muse nya! Hindi ata natulog for months si Rajo!
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Wait.. was able to find more photos from KLAY TAN! @klayphotography on twitter
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My super sunburn date.. haha! Nag bike kasi with Tessa preparing for Triathlon.166039_604294732921625_1037859864_n
I love this electric tape paandar! magawa nga ulit! I remember a shoot like this before!
181417_604288779588887_306871074_n THE BEST! Ria Bolivar!375067_604289259588839_2128560373_n
Betty mae!385318_604300936254338_371165711_n Rajo and his finale!401866_604306306253801_1358280384_nPapayag ba kami na waley? haha! Karylle is so cute!
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May brides na paandar!482572_604304012920697_1758131118_n
Rajo’s girlies!485610_604292096255222_2142135094_n
I love Ria.. wala parin tumatalo sa kanya!575339_604302209587544_1254274190_n
Jasmine in black and white!577599_604288159588949_1638459445_n Eto papakuha ko na! RAJ! I WANT THIS!577637_604287839588981_1373876304_n Enchong won best dressed for that night!579403_604294462921652_745788522_nJoey mead!
580401_604299869587778_758508203_n Outside the event they were showing my video shoot for Rajo!734159_604314342919664_1711700827_n
Para daw hindi kayo lamigin! choz!734240_604289136255518_1767360320_n 923007_604290369588728_254755752_n The Ria effect….923063_604301909587574_959001099_n Bet ko din toh! Love the whole collection! 923141_604287872922311_1887817260_n Pam q, styled the show! AKIN NALANG YUNG CHROME RINGS!931446_604311902919908_1604026705_n Congratulating Raj!935427_604314042919694_294050509_n Bet ko yung may side boob chenes!935818_604288562922242_1599173849_n Fierce Dong, Rubi, Charina Sarte and Marc Gueco935822_604293589588406_573300575_n Partners!!! Rajo belieberrrs!935905_604292049588560_1832920762_n TESSA! ANG CUTE MO!936031_604313736253058_1684247040_n Thank you for my new watch!936223_604294729588292_1454295384_n Bet ko yung pawaley ang beads effect!941555_604296926254739_919563442_n Marco, Empress and Enchong942283_604312322919866_120762038_nClean lines for beading!
945362_604299402921158_1242118814_n 954640_604314772919621_286670387_nTerno si Timmy and Tessa!960015_604293052921793_1010865587_n Ornussa!960041_604296536254778_1382489215_n 969716_604300912921007_1417510674_n Halata bang fave ko si Ria?971265_604290796255352_1829294594_n Bea Soriano modeled for Rajo’s bridal collection!971429_604304712920627_1670055450_n
ANG GWAPOOOO!971452_604309032920195_1340146619_n Best friends since forever dan (JLC) and Nixy971473_604293522921746_1052681865_n THANK YOUUUUU!971981_604306016253830_780940612_n 972110_604305849587180_65119737_n Melissa Frye drama!972190_604303436254088_642061258_n
With our love! RAJOOOO! Congrats and happy happy birthday!!! 

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I think what makes Rajo so successful is that you can feel the emotions from his creation. Hindi lang sya tela at buttones and zippers. Para kang kinakausap ng damit. I think this is possible because the passion he puts in making it sobra sobra. Raj, mukhang tinodo mo this time! I don’t know paano pa natin totodo more yung next, but knowing you… KERI! One of your best so far!

Not everything was easy for Rajo. Ngayon nakikita natin bongga sya, some people would say pa “Laurel yan so easy pass”. People don’t know nagka trauma pa si Rajo before because one of his todo show was bashed… apparently, ahead of his time lang pala sya. If you look at it now, bongga yung collection. I have a piece from that collection! But he never gave up. Kabado yes, takot yes. Hindi nyo lang nakikita. But he pushed and worked hard. The Rajo we see now is the result of years and years of hardwork. Nothing comes easy, but nothing is impossible too. And Rajo is our perfect example.

It’s really no surprise that Rajo is a great designer… but for me, he is even a greater friend. Rajo is my hugger. Kahit gaano kasama ang araw ko, or gaano ka lungkot ko he can hug everything away. I think that’s what i love about him. Pag weeks kami d nagkikita yan, I will see nalang his name pop up on my cellphone with sweet messages like “I miss you” or “Kain tayo” (mas sweet yung second message for me kasi kilala nya talaga ako… haha!). I know i will grow old with Rajo (Sige fine Nix..ikaw narin. Wala naman silang choice sa tandem natin.. haha!). His video presentation asked me kung anong bday and congratulatory message ko sa kanya… wala akong maisip 🙁 yes, sa daldal ko waley lumabas. Only because I see Rajo as my big gift from God. Perfect na sya just the way he is 🙂 I love you Raj, kinakabahan ako sa next show mo kung may huhubad pa sa last outfit ko. Baka packing tape na gamitin ko! haha! I love you. 

Much love,

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