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New Look!

The internets. Easy. It's on everyone's fingertips. Fast, fast, fast. But, boy! Making a website/ giving your old one a face lift, takes T I M E. This baby is foreverrr a work in progress! But finally, we're proud to share with you our new look!  We bring you... our revamped website! Hope you like it better, and enjoy the easier shopping experience!  We admit it's still a little bare, watch out in the coming days for more products, our recent Lookbook (and our past ones!), updates on what we've been up to, and exclusive online sales! Love, Tipay *photo by Alan Pasotto

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November was a busy month!

November was a busy month! Meetings here and there, clients & orders to fill before the year was up, several interviews, a project with DTI-CITEM, another trip to Tacloban (will blog about that on a separate entry!) and a fashion show! 4 of the country’s best fashion schools came together for a friendly showdown amongst its students! SoFA Design Institute x Slim’s x FIP x Benilde (that’s School of Fashion and the Arts, Slim’s Fashion and Arts School, Fashion Institute of the Philippines and College of Saint Benilde) It was a fun, fun event and reeeally awesome to see other young designer friends, previous fashion schoolmates, clients, editors and the awesome people from SM I’ve worked with before!Got thrilled when...

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#ReadyAIMFire

I joined an online contest on PLDT SME Nation’s Official Page on September. (hey Vin Orias, thanks for the heads up!) Answer a question, get picked and win a scholarship to the Asian Institute of Management! It was a 5 Day Entrepreneurship Development Workshop which was kindof a crash course to their Executive MBA program. It opened a floodgate of knowledge and insight on how to do business! Together with representatives from some of PLDT’s corporate clients, 15 entrepreneurs from the contest rounded up the class. Blessed to be one of the 15 who got in! I learned so many valuable things, relearned a few more and made awesome friends in the process!Our appointed “class president” Joey Garcia, COO of...

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Trip to Tacloban: Tough Love

This July we went back to my hometown on a sorta personal mission/special project. It started with the exhibit and fashion show at SM Tacloban. Then we got down to the real work!We partnered with a local NGO called SANGKATIGAN. A child friendly space in San Jose, Tacloban City. Together with Marielle Nadal-Reyes of Craft MNL, we taught the mothers from the community how to crochet.Thank you to Pearlie & Marlon Moscare for making this possible!

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LOVE WINS

I have a growing clientele for bespoke wedding projects. This one is one of my favourites, or dare I say it? My favourite for this year! It’s my first wedding in the US, it’s the first time I designed a Barong, I have a new tailor, it has fancy embroidery on it, and what makes it most special, it is my very first gay wedding! Together with a lot of my contemporaries in fashion, I was one of the people who Rainbow-fied their profile picture when all of the states in America FINALLY legalized same-sex marriage. Why? Because I believe in it. Is the Philippines ready for it? As much as I would like to see my friends get hitched...

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