ABOUT THE COVER

When I first thought of reimagining style icon and former first lady Imelda Marcos on the cover, I have to be honest: I got mixed reviews about it. Some people thought it was a huge risk; the idea of romanticizing excess, they warned, may offend readers. Others thought it was a bold move whose time had come.
 

In the end, I went with my gut. Reviewing what Stail.PH is all about, I remembered what our goal was when we released our first issue: to serve you, dear readers, with a different perspective of fashion and lifestyle, and to create only the most beautiful things that matter.
 

I believe that any new thing is going to feel a little strange, weird, and uncomfortable, like putting on a pair of brand-new shoes for the very first time. It is not the most comfortable feeling, but girl, you know you look snatched. But that’s beside the point. I believe that this is the future, that we are the future.
 

This issue is a reimagining of all things Imelda—her love for beauty and eye for fashion. Sure, you can say a bunch of things about her but you can’t deny her impeccable taste in style. Yes, IMPECCABLE—from the Latin word impeccabilis, meaning “not” (in) and “to sin” (peccare). ‘Cause I believe that her love for beauty is as pure as her innate sense of style.
 

We want to imagine ourselves as beautiful people. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to be beautiful, it’s a natural thing. What is wrong is obsessing over wanting to be who we are not and who we can never be.
 

This is the Embellished Life. An Icon Reimagined.

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Photographs By  CHARLIE RODULFO
Fashion & Creative Direction  D Y N
Beauty Direction  EDLAINE "MINTZY" FLOR
Final Artist  VAN BAX
Video Producer  JOSEPH CRUZ
Styling By  NICOLE SALUDAR
Hair By  RUDOLF DAVALOS
Makeup By  BIANCA D. UMALI

B I A N C A   U M A L I

“Beauty means being happy. And beauty means accepting  yourself for who you really are.”

The sleeves that represent a nation. On Bianca: Custom butterfly sleeve gown with divine beadwork and gold embellishment (price upon request), Louis Pangilinan (tel. no. 0908615-7965). Golden South Sea pearls jewelry, Jewelmer Bollicine Necklace, Les Classiques Earrings, C’est La Vie Bangle and Cruise Ring (price available upon request; physical stores: jewelmer.com/store-locator). Hair, Rudolf Davalos (tel. no. 09054161521; Instagram: @rudolfdavalos). Makeup, Bianca D. Umali (tel. no. 09179575579; Instagram: @biancalouiseumali). Shot at Herald Suites(www.heraldsuites.com).

The Iron Butterfly

Imeldific

“Being morena, for me, is what makes me different from the others.”

Passion and love displayed through masterful tailoring. On Bianca: Red gown beaded for the gods (price upon request), Louis Pangilinan(tel. no. 09086157965). Golden South Sea pearls jewelry, Jewelmer C’est La Vie Ring and La Mer En Majeste Earrings (price available upon request; physical stores: jewelmer.com/store-locator). Shoes, Coco x Fifi(Instagram: @cocoxfifi; physical stores: @ThePenthouse.ph). Hair, Rudolf Davalos (tel. no. 09054161521; Instagram: @rudolfdavalos). Makeup, Bianca D. Umali (tel. no. 09179575579; Instagram: @biancalouiseumali). Shot at Herald Suites (www.heraldsuites.com).

Elegant, feminine, and self-assured—this is the modern Maria Clara. On Bianca: Silk top and scarlet red serpentine skirt (price upon request), Anthony Ramirez (tel. no. 09985528358). Whimsical pearl jewelry, owned by stylist Nicole Saludar. Hair, Rudolf Davalos (tel. no. 09054161521; Instagram: @rudolfdavalos). Makeup, Bianca D. Umali (tel. no. 09179575579; Instagram: @biancalouiseumali). Shot at Herald Suites (www.heraldsuites.com).

“When you love yourself, other people will love you more.”

Pearl of The Orient

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Special Thanks To

Beauty and Lifestyle Editor: Edlaine “Mintzy” Flor. Copy Editor: Joy Rojas. Art Director: Van Bax. Multimedia Artist: Noel Wilson. Video Producer: Joseph Cruz. Sales Manager: Vin Emocling. Digital. Web Developer: Andrea Dawal. Photographer: Charlie Rodulfo. “Iron Butterfly” and “Imeldific” Designer: Louis Pangilinan. “Pearl Of The Orient” Designer: Anthony Ramirez. Stylist: Nicole Saludar. Hair Stylist: Rudolf Davalos. Makeup Artist: Bianca D. Umali. Accessories: Jewelmer. Shoes: Coco x Fifi. Food: Coca Café. Set Location: Herald Suites. Special thanks to GMA Artist Center.



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