MadHouse MNL January: Andro-Jenny

Hello! I apologize for being MIA for the past couple of weeks. I was stuck in the doldrums and nothing seemed to entice me to do stuffโ€”until last night. Madhouse MNL, the online magazine where Chad and I regularly contribute, has just released their January issue dedicated to M-E-N.

Chad and I didn’t like the idea of using a male model wearing masculine clothes, because that’s what the magazine would have expected us to doโ€”and we didn’t want that. While discussing the matter, I suddenly remembered Brittani Kline’s advertorial for Benetton published in Vogue Mexico. She looked really boyish in the pictures but they’ve decided to add a few feminine elements as well. Chad and I were like, “we can definitely do that.” ๐Ÿ™‚

Pants and accessories from Trunk Show (6)

Finding a model proved to be difficult. We wanted someone with short hair and someone who can be pogi (handsome) but effeminate. Chad and I are novices in the field so we only know few people and none of them were androgynous enough, except for Ginelle, who was miles away from us. Fortunately, her dad allowed her to travel to Manila, et voilร  we have a model!

Pants and accessories from Trunk Show

Ginelle reminds me a bit of Ann Ward, who imitated Alexander Wang in one of the ANTM episodes hehe. Like before, we did three layoutsโ€”smart casual, spring casual, and grunge.

Pants from Trunk Show (3) Pants from Trunk Show (4)

Grunge was my absolute fave. The look reminded me of Johnny Depp’s I-don’t-give-a-f*ck aura during the ’90s and Ginelle did an excellent job at owning the look.

Pants and shoes from Trunk Show (3)

I love working with amazing people. They inspire me to think and do more, and do better of course. I’m actually excited for our next shoot; hopefully it’s as fun as this one.

Pants and shoes from Trunk Show (7)

Thanks to Trunk Show, by the way, for the wonderful pants, accessories, and shoes. Do check out their stores in Trinoma and Powerplant Mall. In the meantime, like their Facebook page here.

Photographer: Chad Verzosa

Model: Ginelle Chavez

Hair and make-up artist: Elaine Silva

Stylist: Me ๐Ÿ™‚


Our editorial spread can be found on pages 296-313 at Please check it out! What do you think of the photos? We hope you like it! ๐Ÿ™‚


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  • aniacytrynka

    amazing pastel pants <333

    • Thanks, Ania! Those pants were my fave! ๐Ÿ™‚


    omg how beautiful You are!
    i’m Your fan <3

    kisses from Poland :*

    • Thanks! The model’s name is Ginelle. I styled her. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Joan Tungul

    love the outfit, look so chic.
    xoxo from Dubai,

    • I’m glad you liked them! Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Chioma

    Beautiful pictures and styling ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thank you, Chioma! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Milna Mandusic

    Amazing pics!

    Win a MAX Fctor MASCARA: >> GIVEAWAY <<

    • Thanks, Milna! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • B.A.D style Adriana Barar

    Beautiful pictures! I love the styling

    • Thank you, Adriana! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Lima Chรฉ

    OMG Baby you cut your hair!!
    It looks great on you!!!Love it!
    I really like the pictures also, looking good babe!
    Have a look at my last post and let me know what you think about it ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Kisses xxx

    • I did, but it’s growing back now ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you!

  • La borsa di Mary Poppins

    wow beautiful!!:)

  • Maria

    She’s gorgeous!!!! love the pics!

    • She is! Thanks, Mary! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • She is! Thanks, Maria! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Maddie

    Woah amazing pictures! Such a great feeling in them!

    • Thanks, Maddie! I’m glad you like it! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Nice! Ginelle is so hot!

    • I know right! Thanks, Isabel! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Thanks, Irene! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Stella StyleArua

    Las fotos son preciosas!!!

    • Thank you, Stella! I’m glad you like them ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Nery
    • Thanks, Nery! ๐Ÿ™‚


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