Celebrities will often warn you that what you see on-screen, on your feed, and in magazines is an image that takes a village to make. Behind the seemingly effortless shots is a lot of manpower and creativity. What they wear isn’t just something they surreptitiously pulled out of their closets. Often, it is the work of a stylist or even a team of stylists.
Apart from designers, hair and makeup artists, stylists make the celebrity look good. They choose the clothes a celebrity will wear to an event or a shoot, keeping in mind their desired public image and also the latest trends. It sounds like an easy job, but to balance those two elements alone can be difficult. Add to that keeping almost the same schedule as their clients, from 2 a.m. call times to late-night events. So here’s a little checklist of the behind-the-scenes heroes whose job it is to make your favorite celebrities look their best.
Myrrh Lao To
Myrrh’s clients include Angel Locsin, Yassi Pressman, and James Reid. He’s the man who chose those killer Manolo Blhanik x Rihanna shoes for Nadine Lustre. Myrrh has been in the industry for around six years but you’d be surprised to find that his background isn’t in fashion. Myrrh graduated Business Administration from the University of Sto. Tomas.
With the hashtag #styledbyPerryTabora, you’ll spot how he’s dressed Janella Salvador, Rob Domingo, Elmo Magalona, Michelle Vito, and Zanjoe Marudo. Recently, he styled Rob Ortega’s debut show for Manila Fashion Festival. But most notably, he was interviewed by Vogue for their feature on his top client, Liza Soberano.
Rain Dagala and Em Milan
If you’ve ever tuned in to a noontime show, chances are you’ve seen the work of Rain Dagala and Em Milan. They are head stylists of studio Team Rain x Em who currently handle the fashion choices of Elisse Joson, Enzo Pineda, Juliana Gomez. For the last Star Magic Ball, they were behind the looks of Billy Crawford, Maymay Entrata, and Jolina Magdangal.
If you were a fan of Pia Wurtzbach’s sultry look at Star Magic Ball, you have Patrick Perez to thank for that. He’s one of the stylists under Liz Uy’s Stylized Studio. Other clients include Maine Mendoza, Ellen Adarna, and Isabelle Daza.
Cath Sobrevega, Melville Sy, and Maita Baello
If you want to know more about these three stylists from Qurator Studio, read up here. Between this trio, they’ve dressed Marian Rivera, Toni Gonzaga, Shaina Magdayao, Ruffa Gutierrez, and Anne Curtis. Their works have gone up in billboards for various local brands and endorsements.
Megan Young, Coleen Garcia, Lovi Poe, and Julia Barretto are just a few of the celebrities Adrianne Concepcion has dressed up. Working with designers like Popo Go, Sassa Jimenez, and Rhetta Eala, she creates various looks for them ready for the red carpet and also for everyday.
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