Profound Escape

Hello everyone! Below are some of the photos which made it to Madhouse Manila magazine’s vintage December issue. I styled 3 layouts, inspired by the medieval peasant life with hints of modern trends, of course. I teamed up with Chad (the photographer), Hennie Fortuin (the model), and Ms. Elle Lubigan (the hair and make-up artist). Chad used his Canon ae-1 film camera with a Kodak ColorPlus film.



Supposedly, the first layout is about a farmer’s daughter who is young, playful, and carefreeβ€”hence the flowers, braids, and laceβ€”but we kind of forgot about that so we ended up with these shots. I like the first photo because it reminds me of a child who is hopeful of the future, plus the light on Hennie’s face is just gorgeous.




The second set represents the transition of the peasant’s child from innocence to maturity, that stage where children are introduced by their parents or by circumstance to the realities of life. So, I chose a a dark and checkered ensemble with a lace collar to add youth. Browns and maroons always remind me of farms.



The last, but certainly not the least, set is my absolute favoriteβ€”not just because the Anne Boleyn hairdo suited the model nicely, but also because all the elements meshed together. I only came up with this look during the last minute, as I wasn’t quite sure if the heavy skirt will complement the printed top. And it did! The Scandinavian cross matched the top too! It was actually Chad’s idea to buy and use the cross. I love the fact that he knows a lot about history and whatnot. πŸ˜›


This set represents a full-grown woman, who has been forced by unfortunate events to take care of her family. Innocence is now lost. However, I don’t really consider this as a sad ending to such a story. I’d like to call it ‘bravery’, instead. I deeply admire people who are driven, tough, and mature. A lot of us today do not like taking responsibilities, and people who do deserve so much respect.

So there you go. We really hope you liked the sets. Please check out Madhouse MNL, and you can find us on pages 137 to 149. Special thanks to ForMe clothing for providing the floral jacket and printed long-sleeves.


Also, I told you last week that Chad and I went to this Vinyl Dump store in Cubao Expo to interview Joel Devicais, the owner. Chad wrote an article about it and took photos too. Read about it on pages 108 to 111.


And apparently, Madhouse MNL decided to include the Feral Child pictures which I previously shared here. You can also see them in pages 128 to 135.

Thanks to everyone who supported us! Watch out for another Chad & Daphne collaboration! πŸ˜›


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  • aniacytrynka

    amazing pictures πŸ™‚

    • Thanks, Ania! πŸ™‚

  • Beautiful editorial!
    That girls is really amazing!
    Love the style and outfits!

    Merry christmas baby!!!

    • Thank you, Lima! Hennie is very easy to work with. Merry Christmas to you too! <3

  • Anmari-ish

    Wow congratulations girl! still made it to your 2012 achievements!
    i love the theme of the pictorial and you and your team captured the essence of the theme. brava! i look forward to more of this for 2013!

    • Thank you so much, Anmari! I’ve been waiting for your comment. Hihi. πŸ™‚

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    • Thanks, Lidia! πŸ™‚

  • Thank you, Maja! πŸ™‚

  • Aw thanks, Janet πŸ™‚

  • Dajana Bartoli?

    these pics are beautiful πŸ™‚

    • I’m glad you like them, Dajana! πŸ™‚

  • Jerico Villamonte

    Very nice, Daf!

  • aniacytrynka

    Wow! Amazing photos πŸ™‚

    • Thanks, Ania πŸ™‚

  • Margaret Cruzemark

    Wow, girk. your blog is amazing, your pics have such a fashion allure. Sending you best
    Christmas wishes. Join my blog giveaway, win an attr@tivo outfit!
    Best Regards
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark

    • Aw, thank you! That comment made me smile. Merry Christmas! πŸ™‚

  • Gorgeous photography, this spread looks so beautiful! Go you!

    Merry Christmas!

    • Thank you so much, Sonia! Merry Christmas! πŸ™‚

  • Kate

    really amazing pictures!:)

    xx Kate

    The Style

    • Thanks, Kate! Happy Christmas! πŸ˜€

  • Gozika

    Actually paid attention to the make-up of the girl It’s really nice. Gotta try it out. Btw, wanted to wish you an awesome Christmas. It’s been a joy following you and especially appreciate how you’ve been following me from the very beginning of my journey. Lot’s of hugs!

    XOXO Gozika

    • Oh hey it’s your blog’s first Christmas! Congrats, Gozika! Merry Christmas!!! πŸ™‚

  • Chioma

    Congratulations & beautiful pictures πŸ™‚

    • Thanks, Chioma! πŸ™‚

  • Thanks, Ema! πŸ™‚

  • AjdaSitar

    Amazing photos!

    Thank you for your lovely comment. I am following you, hope you do the same!



    Lovely photos!

  • Isabel Rodriguez

    OMG the photos you post are always so breathtaking. Anything you and your boyfriend are involved with have that warm, magical feel. Ughhhh prettttyyyy! πŸ™‚

    • Thank you, Isabel! We love working together πŸ™‚

  • Samantha Abiog

    I loooooooooooooooooooooooooove the dress on the first photo!


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