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] Fashion and Styling Tips for Short Women

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Glow Up #ShortGirlProblems.

That’s what the Style Council is going to deal with this week!

Reina Hispanoamericana 2018 Winwyn Marquez and Miss World Philippines 2019 Michelle Dee will be the dependable experts who will help Jericel Alvarez feel confident despite her petite stance.

Joining them is this week’s guest style council member, Kris Bernal, who was previously bashed because she is petite.

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Standing at 4 feet 9 inches, Jericel feels like people still treat her like a kid although she’s already 21 years old. So Kris will serve as an inspiration for Jericel to stand tall and be confident!

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To address that, Wyn will teach her a go-to makeup look that is age-appropriate. And for Michelle, it’s up to her to share styling tips that are flattering for her body type and height.

That’s what is in store for you this week on Glow Up, 8pm 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!