Back Stage at Michael Cinco for Philippine Fashion Week 2009

Giselle Paqueo and Michelle Quinto

I was assisting for Eric Maningat that year (2009) for Philippine Fashion Week. It was my first year to experience Philippine Fashion Week, and it was filled with adrenaline.

One of the shows that Eric handled was for Michael Cinco.

It was amazing.

I would usually stand behind the wall of the main entrance to the runway. There, I could retouch the models just before they stepped unto the runway. Just before show time, I remembered seeing every single model in the line up dressed in clothes that were exquisitely crafted. I will never forget that.

Eric told us that the look of the models would sport smokey eyes while leaving the brows as it is, lashes and pale lips. We were also advised to use foundation that was shade or two darker than their skin tone to avoid washing out their features. A hint of bronzer was also used to warm up their skin tone.

I have worked with Giselle and Michelle numerous times and I always appreciate it when they sit on my chair. I believe Giselle just finished her stint at The Ford Supermodel of the World contest, where she was a semi finalist and Michelle was juggling modeling and her pre-med studies.



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