We were just in time to be able to assist some of the young aspiring models before the show began in Teatro Marikina where we got invited for the launch of Professional Models Fashion Academy ( PMFA) headed by our good friend, the fab Dren Pacson. I was with my stylist/designer friend Jane Econar who was still able to attend and help despite her very hectic schedule that day. The dressing rooms backstage was in a state of what I would like to call a fashionable chaos hehe. The air is filled with excitement and nervousness while everyone is in a hurry running to and fro with clothes and accessories scattered almost everywhere. In the daze of the moment even the neckpiece that I’m wearing got its way to adorn one of the girls, talk about instantly being stripped of your personal fashion statement haha! Of course I permitted it, and is understandable, and I’m very glad to be of assistance to these young models, they wanted to look their best until the very last second when the emcee queued the start of the program. Before we know it, the lights turned on in a snap and the show began.
The models were presented wearing earth colored ensembles, and on the second part or finale they reappeared all dressed up in black. As I watched them, I thought they are very promising, but among them, there are only a few who strikingly stood out. I even have my own favorites! But they are all still young, and could further develop their personality and presence on the ramp with the help of the dynamic PMFA mentors. And once they are armed with the right attitude, modelling skills, and charisma, these next gen fashion models definitely could someday conquer catwalks.
Dynamic people! Clockwise from top left: On my left is my friend Jane Econar, we’re flanked by PMFA mentors- model Eia Balaccua(left) ,and Lhee Murias(right) / me, Lhee Murias, model Idelweiss Omelig, Eia Balaccua, and PMFA head manager Dren Pacson / One Avenue artist manager Drake Devera, me, Lhee Murias, Idelweiss Omelig / me with Dren Pacson / Eia Balaccua and Idelweiss Omelig are both fierce and divine on stage.
Behind the curtains, before hitting the stage, the anxious models got to take a deep breath and ease their tensions as they got entertained by the voices of the very talented all male singing group One Avenue. It was the very first time I heard these guys sing, and I was impressed by both their looks and performance. Definitely they provided that much needed party vibe and caught the audience’s attention.
Charming boys with voices: clockwise from top left to right: One Avenue’s Lucas, Cian, Kristoff, Jerome, and Anton performs onstage / PMFA ‘s Eia, Dren and Lhee together with One Avenue’s managers Bobbie Sotejo(seated in blue scarf) and Drake Devera ( standing rightmost) and the One Avenue boys / me and Jane with One Avenue after the show.
After the show, I had the chance to meet the members and manager of One Avenue, as well as some of the young promising models of PMFA, and we had a never ending photo op I swear haha! After all the excitement, and while the night is still young, together with these vibrant group of talented individuals we went out to celebrate the show’s success, unwind, relax and party! Surely it was a night of 3F’s.. Fashion, Fun and Friendships!
An after party chillin’ with some of the young male models of PMFA
These singing sensations do need a break sometimes, and we had a fun-filled evening of course!
To PMFA congratulations and be fabulous! To One Avenue, more power and soar! 🙂
“The secret to modeling is not being perfect. What one needs is a face that people can identify in a second. You have to be given what’s needed by nature, and what’s needed is to bring something new.” ― Karl Lagerfeld
PMFA Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Professional-Models-Fashion-Academy/184139761775657
One Avenue Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OneAvenueOFP