Glow Up: Bride to Be Makeup and Fashion Styling + Prenup photoshoot

It’s easy to say that love knows no boundaries, but it’s another thing to prove it. Our Glow Up case study this week, Angela Gallanosa, walks her talk.

Angela and her fiance Kirill Vasiliskovs made their long-distance relationship work, but it was more challenging than the usual love story because of their cultural differences. One is Asian, and the other is European. Kirill is living in Latvia but born in Ukraine.

But because true love always wins, all’s well will end well. Like in the Filipino proverb, “sa hinaba-haba nang prusisyon, sa simbahan rin ang tuloy”.

True enough for Angela and Kirilo who tied the knot last February!

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Our hosts, Win and Thia, will take the role of their wedding fairy godmothers as they lead their prenuptial shoot! Pooling the best in their fields, our hosts will invite celebrity and professional makeup artist Tor Torre to do Angela’s prenup makeup!

A hairstylist to the bright stars today, Mark Anthony Rosales will make our bride-to-be shine in a special hair styling session.

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And our hosts will give a handful of style advice for the soon-to-be bride in terms of the best OOTDs for a prenup photoshoot! And to complete this special episode, photographer Daniel Miralles will lead the photo shoot for today.

Like her, perhaps you should let your love story be your reason to Glow Up! Catch it this Sunday, at 8pm on GMA News TV.

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Photos courtesy of Mr. Daniel Miralles.

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[Glow Up] Everyday Makeup and Closet Makeover for College Students

This week, our style council will help address the fashion dilemma of a UP student. Her problem? A limited wardrobe collection. Style Council members Winwyn Marquez and Thia Thomalla are here to the rescue.

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In University of the Philippines, students such as CK David do not have a school uniform. And while other students get bored with wearing the same uniform regularly, CK struggles to mix and match her clothes because they are almost always the same. Her fashion staples are limited to skirts and sleeveless tops.

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In the show, Winwyn shows CK three fashion essentials that every girl should have in her closet. Wearing one of them instantly gives a different accent to the whole look. Thia, meanwhile, introduces CK to a renowned makeup artist of celebrities, Tor Torre. Their goal is to glow up CK by teaching her an easy-to-do makeup for everyday wear that she can pull off herself despite her busy schedule being a student-athlete.

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Upgrade your style and confidence. Stay tuned for the next Glow Up Experience every Sunday 8 p.m. on GMA News TV.

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Happy to be part of Kumu, A Filipino Livestreaming and Social App

Earlier this year, I got an offer to work for a digital platform. I thought it was a digital marketing agency which needed content writers. I’m glad it was Kumu. What is Kumu anyway? Kumu is livestream app “that prioritizes the voices of over 100 million Filipinos around the world.”

By livestreaming in the app, you can get paid! Plus you can also win cash prizes by playing live game shows and make money by joining in several promotions within the app.

I write, and sometimes, direct for Kumu. Last March, I directed a promotional event headlined by viral stars Dante Gulapa and Albert Nicolas aka Asian Cutie. It aired on the app on March 21, 2020.

Sharing BTS photos from the shoot we did around Fairview area. We rented a gym for this shoot. And it was one of the funniest shoots I have ever done. Both Dante and Albert are wacky and easy to work with. The team was also professional so the shoot was smooth. (Ang init lang talaga.) It was just so hot in there. Summertime in the Philippines came in early, lol.

Happy to be part of Kumu because the team is very dynamic, open-minded and very collaborative! I saw a colleague’s post on Facebook which summed up what Kumu is all about. Here it is:

We are a global group of creatives, technologists, entrepreneurs, and diehard fans of a Filipino culture bursting with creativity and potential.

Our goal at Kumu is to create a platform for Pinoy power bringing communities closer. Creativity and excellence has always been in our blood; through media and technology, we aim to move that creativity beyond ideas, beyond action, towards movement and momentum. Our ambition is no less than to enable the future of the global Filipino community.

Even during this pandemic, the Kumu team has made sure that its people stay sane amidst the lock down by disseminating mental health information as well as providing medical and financial assistance just in case we need them. The operations also continued as we shifted to work from home setup, and without a doubt, we made it work.

Really proud to be working with the team and for Kumu. Looking forward to more creative collaborations and pursuits.

 

Watch: Teaching Students Who Live Under a Bridge in the Philippines

I just want to spread hope and inspiration during these trying times. Today is day 15 of the enhanced community quarantine. In the Philippines where I am from, the COVID-19 positive cases have reached almost 1, 500 as of this writing. The least thing that I can do is to spark some positivity. I have realized that as much as possible I try to inject that in my films, so I thought might as well share them.

In this short documentary, we take a look at the inspiring initiative of a teacher who spearheaded the Education Under the Bridge advocacy. She is Teacher Fe Matullano-Lustañas from Parañaque. She is a public school teacher by profession but on Saturdays, she teaches the out of school youth who reside in a coastal area of Parañaque. Most of these kids do not have a permanent home.

We filmed this back in 2018. I made it with the help of my friends in UP Film Institute. Thanks once again to Kim Ilaya, Isabelle Toledo and Josh Lomahan to name some. Luckily, the film was recognized by the Change Film Festival. We won 2nd place.

If you want to donate or volunteer, Teacher Fe can be reached through her official Facebook page, or through this program found iniVolunteer Philippines. Please study hard and educate those who need it the most: the young children, the underprivileged and the marginalized.

Education must be available to everybody. Education is not a privilege; it is a human right.

Thank you so much!

Heart Evangelista on love and career, plus fashion secrets!

We got to work with Heart Evangelista last March for GMA Network. We went to her office in Quezon City to shoot an ‘office tour’ plus several other quirky things to let people know more about this lovely and multitalented woman. The result was the online content that were launched via the social media platforms of GMA Network like Facebook and Instagram, and we officially named the project called “GMA Artistakeover”.

What you will watch below contain a side of Heart that you rarely get to see in soap operas that she stars in or her official Instagram page. Her showbiz BFF, Lovi Poe, will also make an appearance here to send her warmest regards to GMA’s Artist of the Month for March.

Meanwhile, for this April, we will give a warm Kapuso welcome to Derek Ramsay who is the Artist of the Month!

 

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