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Deux: a BTS with Antonio.

Posted by Aura Charisse on May 5, 2016 at 11:35 AM
Once in a while, there’s an opportunity for me to model. Outside medicine, modeling on the side is, honestly, something I find SO fun. It’s simply a creative hobby I enjoy doing just for the thrill of it. Being able to create stunning photos through bodily movements and facial expressions is an art. Last year, I had the chance to model for Antonio Hairdressing Congressional and this year, it was an honor to do it the second time around. I'm incredibly grateful for landing the modeling job once again and it has been, by far, the most memorable and most fun photoshoot I've had to date!


This was our makeup situation last Tuesday. Isn't it a beautful mess? They have really nice products. They have Urban Decay, MAC Cosmetics, Laura Mercier, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Inglot Cosmetics, NYX, Sephora, etc... basically a little bit of everything! 




This is Ms. Russel, my makeup artist for the shoot. She did a fabulous job. She made sure my brows were on fleek and contour is on point!



Test shots were being taken here to get that perfect lighting. On the other hand, I was thinking of the possible poses I'd be executing for the photos. I'll admit though, I was a bit jittery here. The team was big and I felt a little shy being watched by everyone. It was all good in the end, though. Everyone was supportive and nice. After the first few shots, my anxiety eased away and we were productively shooting photos.




This is me getting instructions from the photographer, Tito Maloy, whilst Ms. Russel fixes my hair for the next set of shots. I was also taking instructions from Tita Jing and Patricia, the wife and the daughter of Tito Maloy. They served as the creative directors of the photoshoot. It was so lovely working with them! Isn't it a wonderful idea to be sharing a common passion with the entire family? Photography has been their craft ever since and the photoshoot was a creative effort of the ever so talented Ardieta family. 





Here's a better view of the makeup look. I've always been a nude-lip kind of girl, but after seeing myself with a bold red lip, I think I've been converted! I definitely see myself wearing more reds in the future.



We were taking close up shots to emphasize the hair and makeup I had on. Shots for hair photography are absolutely so fun to do. I did the craziest of hair flips just so we could get the perfect hair shot! 





Forgive the seemingly narcissist photos! I just really love the makeup I had on! In between shooting, I would go to the bathroom to take sneaky mirror selfies just to document the makeup! (Even tweeted about it) I loved the makeup so much that even after the photoshoot, when I got home already, I was still wearing the makeup around! Lol. It felt such a waste to remove it so soon! I literally wore it for a few more hours before saying goodbye with a makeup wipe. To my fellow makeup girls out there, I'm not the only one who does this, right?





This is Ms. Jemm. Not only did she style my hair for the shoot, but she was actually also my hair stylist in the pageant where I won Miss Medicine 2015. That night, she styled my hair four times in four different looks. Ms. Jemm was most helpful and supportive during the pageant, both during the fiasco happening backstage and during performances on-stage. I was so thankful for her that night!







From this post alone, I think it's highly obvious I had a wonderful time at the photoshoot. It's been great!
Thank you so much, Antonio Hairdressing Congressional for having me again! 





Antonio Hairdressing is located in Chimes Square Congressional Ave. Extension, Quezon City. You may visit their Facebook page for more details.

Have a great weekend, dear readers!


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