First Ever “Glam Tales” is Today

First Ever “Glam Tales” is Today

With hours left before the first Pinay plus size beauty and fashion boot camp in history, we really cannot contain our excitement anymore! God knows how nervous we are to finally meet all of you today! So to give a quick rundown on what will happen later, below is the lineup of activities in store to all attendees.

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The event is totally free of charge to those who confirmed their slots and would be the only ones to get entertained for registration, light snacks will be served as well. Please note that the event will promptly start at 2:00 PM and make sure to be at the venue on-time. So, see you in a while?

Meet Mercille Tiomico

Meet Mercille Tiomico

3 days to go before we all gather for a kikay afternoon! But before we get too excited, allow us to introduce the other resource speaker, the fashion stylist Mercille Tiomico.

Lornadahl: How would you describe your personal style?

Mercille: My personal style is classy yet sexy, glamorous. But will always prioritize comfortability.

Mercille's style
Mercille’s style

Lornadahl: Name your fashion icons.

Mercille: Khloe Kardashian, Kate Middleton and Sarah Jessica Parker.

Lornadahl: What’s that one thing you will NEVER be seen in public?

Mercille: Basketball shorts!

Lornadahl: What got you started in the fashion industry?

Mercille: I started in the fashion industry while I’m still a fashion styling student. I got the opportunity to be a plus size fashion model for SM Department store and other brands.

Lornadahl: What projects did you work on and which celebrities have you styled before?

Mercille: I worked in print ads, styling some politicians, TV programs like ASAP, styled Julia Montes, Paolo Avelino, Joem Bascon in teleseryeWalang Hanggan“, styled Snooky Serna for “Angelito” and “Kahit Konting Pagtingin“, and now I’m styling Jodi Sta. Maria as her character Maya in teleseryeBe Careful with my Heart” and styling Toni Gonzaga, Piolo Pascual, Iza Calzado, Beauty Gonzales and our fellow plus size beauty Cai Cortez in their filming movie under Star Cinema.

Some of Mercille's clients so far
Some of Mercille’s clients so far

Lornadahl: What’s your biggest challenge as a fashion stylist?

Mercille: My biggest challenge as a fashion stylist is to maintain to be harmonious and professional despite of fatigue and consecutive sleepless nights. It’s really a very hardworking job but everything is bearable if you love what you do.

Lornadahl: What’s your biggest accomplishment as a stylist?

Mercille: I got featured and interviewed in some TV programs, and be able to work with prime celebrities because it means they trust my craft.

Lornadahl: Is there anything else you’d like to achieve?

Mercille: I’d like to experience the fashion industry abroad. And have my own styling book.

Lornadahl: What should we expect on Glam Tales?

Mercille: I will share my thoughts and tips for my fellow curvy women to make size not a problem to be chic and fashionable.

Photos from Mercille Tiomico.

Meet Maita Atienza!

Meet Maita Atienza!

In case you haven’t heard yet, we recently sent out an invitation to our first balik-alindog class and we can’t contain our excitement to meet you all in the flesh. We deem it necessary to introduce our resource speakers and, today, we’ll start with the hair and make-up artist Maita Atienza.

Lornadahl: Tell us about your career as a make-up artist. What got you started in the make-up industry? What do you specialize in?

Maita: I’ve been a makeup artist for 3 years. I stopped working and started selling cosmetics and thought that I would be more credible as a makeup seller if I became an artist. So I took classes at HD Makeup Studio under Jeave Gabiana and Stef Chua-Sing. Before long, I was a full time makeup artist and I stopped selling cosmetics. I specialize in weddings, but I sometimes get work in production.

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One of the many weddings she worked on. Photo obtained from Maita Atienza MakeUp fanpage

Lornadahl: What is your biggest challenge as a make-up artist?

Maita: My biggest challenge as a makeup artist is keeping to a schedule. A lot of things can happen on set or on location that it’s easy to skip meals. So it also makes it super hard to stick to a diet. But other than that, I’m very happy to be in this position where I can choose clients.

Lornadahl: What is your biggest accomplishment as a make-up artist?

Maita: So far my biggest accomplishment was being able to work with a local government unit (for their office head shots) and a large accounting firm. They are my most high profile clients to date and it feels very rewarding to be trusted by people with such high standards.

Lornadahl: Awesome! What else would you like to achieve as a make-up artist?

Maita: I would love to have my own makeup brand — and not just any makeup. Real high definition airbrush makeup. The number of makeup artists in the Philippines is growing and I think it’s only fair that we have our own quality cosmetics to help cut costs in the business.

Lornadahl: What’s in store for us on Glam Tales?

Maita: I’ll do an ultimate foundation work demo with contouring and highlighting that can be the base of any makeup they work.

GLAM TALES: An Afternoon With Mercille Tiomico & Maita Atienza

GLAM TALES: An Afternoon With Mercille Tiomico & Maita Atienza

Why does it feel like it’s been ages ago since we gathered for a swap meet, for a quiz night and a movie date? Sure, our weekly #UsapangCurvy had always been fun and insightful, but we just can’t let this quarter pass without a real celebration of our sisterhood. We can’t wait to make new friends in person and neither can we contain our eagerness to reconnect with the old ones.

Remember our recent Twitter parties about hair and makeup and fashion styles? We agree that it’s hard to pass kikay knowledge via tweets so we’re inviting you to an afternoon of Q&As, rants and raves, group hugs and gabfest. Join us listen to and learn from fashion stylist Mercille Tiomico and makeup artist Maita Atienza on August 18th, Sunday, from 2pm-4pm in Dome Cafe (formerly known as Cafeccino by Dome) in Eastwood Mall. We can only accommodate up to 14 attendees so please let us know if you’re coming. Go here.

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Pinay Curvies Took The Quiz Night Challenge!

Pinay Curvies Took The Quiz Night Challenge!

I’ve always been intrigued and eager to experience quiz night with good friends. So Mitch and I agreed to fulfill this long overdue fantasy as our follow-up event to the swap meet and greet . Remember this invitation to the plus size community last month?

Unfortunately, the others who confirmed can’t make it. Loren was suffering from fever that time, thanks to our bipolar weather. And so was Jane. Get well soon, ladies! My fellow boarders Joy and Jinky had last-minute concerns to take care of. Ayzee, on the other hand, almost made it but she and her car got stuck somewhere. So it was just Mitch and I (and our combined stock knowledge) against the real geeks (or nerds, whatever the right term is). Challenge accepted!

May tama tayo, Mitch!
May tama tayo, Mitch!

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