Fun Wedding Entourage

5001How to shoot a fun wedding entourage group photo?  The bride and groom should be synchronized.  The groom wears a Pintados Barong Tagalog while the bride wears a hand painted Princess Urduja gown both by Ulysses King.  The grooms men and the bridesmaid should follow the wedding motif, modern Filipiniana.  Throw in a sports car, tilt the angle to mimic motion, rehearse every jump and running shot and make sure every person in the photo has his moment to tell a story that this is probably the most fun wedding event of the year, except that this is a fashion editorial for Ulysses King Spring Summer 2018 which are all available at Vatican Cinderella, Glorietta 3 Mall, Makati City, Philippines.

This was also the last set in our photoshoot set for the golden hour when the afternoon sun gives a soft but warm tone and the cast and crew have already formed new bonds of friendships.  Hence, making them smile, jump and scream and mimic a fun moment was but natural because indeed this is one memorable shoot with the cast and crew of Ulysses King’s Spring Summer formal wear 2018.

And really how to shoot this one? I just leave it with one BTS photo courtesy of Vatican Fashion Museum staff.

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ACKNOWLEDGMENT: Presented by Rene Mouris Watch Designer: Ulysses King Photography: Sensei Miyaki Photography Art Direction: Nomer Yuzon Hair & Make up : La Provence Team Earrings : Christopher Munar Style coordination: Bernard Saligao Production assistance: JC Flotildes Models: Cindy Marriah Dumol, Thamara Alexandria Pacursa, Dennis Malones, Jay Lester Abrenica Jedryk Costes, Jerome Vasquez, John Carlo Morales, Richard Gadiaza, and Shido Roxas

Special thanks: Mister & Miss Republic of the Philippines Dr. Rom Aromin & Lynette Padolina Frank Ong & Kris Garcia Therese Heather Ong Mehdi Moussaoui Location: Residence of Architect Dan Lichauco The collection is now available at Vatican Cinderella, 2F Glorietta 3 Mall, Makati City, Philippines.

Here is the complete gallery of the wedding entourage set.

Pintados ala Barong Tagalog

 

It was the year-end holidays 2017 when Ulysses King sent me sketches of his Barong Tagalogs with lots of hand painted Alibata inscriptions and I wondered, why not? The barong has been traditionally pristine like a blank canvas ready to be painted with symbols and images that best represent Filipino culture.  Imagine wearing one to an event which will not just draw attention but make an excellent piece of conversation.  Just be ready to bring your cheat note of Alibata alphabetization to be able to make quick names and words as to how you would want to personalize your national costume.

  • Alibata Barong Inspired by ancient Philippine script and first recorded in the 16th century. Alibata or baybayin is considered the oldest script of the Filipino language. A new take of modern barong using pina jusi fabric with handpainted ancient script in monochromatic colors of the Philippine flag available in red, yellow and blue.
  • Pintados barong Embroidery designs are inspired by ethnic pintados from southern part of the Philippines. Materials are pina jusi with embroidery on sleeves ,longer hem at the back.

This is not the first time Ulysses King broke fashion boundaries, in 2011, he pioneered digital printing on his Narcosis collection and airbrush painting on his 2012 Rock & Soil collection for suit and casual wear.  So this innovation is a continuation of Ulysses King’s vision to move men’s fashion forward.

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Originally worn by Mister Republic of the Philippines candidates, these pieces are available at Cinderella, 2nd floor, Glorietta 3 Mall, Makati City.  Catch them before they get sold out.  The staff from Vatican Cinderella, can tailor make the barong in one week, or better yet, schedule an appointment with Ulysses King on weekends.  I had the pleasure of inspecting / admiring these pieces before eventually shooting them the week after.  As a visual artist, I am a fan of sketches, transformed into fashion pieces, and interpreted further into a photograph.  That is why collaboration with the designer has always been pure pleasure for me.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Presented by Rene Mouris Watch

Designer: Ulysses King

Photography: Sensei Miyaki Photography

Art Direction: Nomer Yuzon

Hair & Make up : La Provence Team

Earrings : Christopher Munar

Style coordination: Bernard Saligao

Production assistance: JC Flotildes

Models: Cindy Marriah Dumol, Thamara Alexandria Pacursa, Dennis Malones, Jay Lester Abrenica, Jedryk Costes, Jerome Vasquez, John Carlo Morales

Richard Gadiaza and Shido Roxas

Special thanks: Mister & Miss Republic of the Philippines

Dr. Rom Aromin & Lynette Padolina

Frank Ong & Kris Garcia Therese Heather Ong Mehdi Moussaoui

Location: Residence of Architect Dan Lichauco

The collection is now available at Vatican Cinderella, 2F Glorietta 3 .

 

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