Wednesday, November 19, 2008

fashion calls...

A new photographer from the Philippines - Vincent, has recently joined our SPOOLWORKS team straight from Olongapo to help me out with my photography projects for the high season. So we were out to test his skills and also to shoot the latest collection of designer friend Don Protasio who recently showed at the Philippine Fashion Week. Don was lucky enough to find a great model - Holly Grabareck who hails from Singapore. She is part Chinese, American and Polish but was born and bred in the island state. Models don't get more exotic than her!


We have been looking for a place to house Don's collections apart from our gallery, but after some frustrating attempts, we have decided to renovate the second floor of our house as both a studio for me and Don where we could welcome clients but by appointment only.
This shoot is actually for a brochure we are doing for him...

Don's black and white pieces layered on a symphony of jersey, cotton and knits...


These are part of Don's classic line but as of the moment, we are experimenting on printing our own designs on his fabrics for the next season...

Don's hottest pieces are actually the shoes. These gladiator shoes he designed are selling like crazy online and at the One Gallery. These are made here in Cambodia.

Don is cooking up a fashion show next month here in Siem Reap together with Madagascaran designer Eric Raisina who supplies fabrics for Christian Lacroix and Yves Saint Laurent in Paris...

Don sells his collections exclusively at the One Gallery in Siem Reap, Cambodia and at Backstage at Serendra in Manila, Philippines.


photos by Loven Ramos & Vincent Rufo
make up by Faith Famoso Ramos
model: Holly Grabareck
The team including Brewster Bonifacio and Kaoru Sato
shot on location at Friends Center, Siem Reap Cambodia

36 comments:

REDLAN said...

uy haba na ng hair ni don ha. bagay ang semikalbs sau. yun ang uso ngayon dito sa pinas na shoes. parang apostles shoes. nakita ko kay bianca pero parang sandals lang. great team!

•♥•♥[V]♥•♥• said...

i love this model ;P

someday ..when u come over here..
shoot me :D
take care buddy

the spool artist said...

@redlan: thanks... oo nga eh, parang the 12 disciples na shoes! hehehe. got your email by the way!

@rainville: sure, will do a shoot for you dude!

Kiks said...

haaay. fashion. don. you. siem reap.

i wish i can fly right away and be a part of that picture.

right now... all i can do is smile and enjoy the view.

Borneo Falcon said...

Love the model. She is so lovely

ZJ said...

Great to see the creative people behind SPOOLWORKS. I have to confess, I can't take my eyes off those DP shoes! Kaya lang, indi na guro bagay sa akon a kay indi man ako long-legged...ness! *lol*

Megan said...

really great stuff! Is this your home? If so, absolutely lovely! Everything seemed to come together so well, lovely model, great clothes, super photos, great collaboration! I must say, I haven't so far been a fan of the gladiator style so far, but those boots, gorgeous!

Dakilang Islander said...

ang galing! sana magpost ka lagi ng mga works mo..idol na kita...heheh

fuchsiaboy said...

waahhhh!

thanks for the post ha.

(shy) :)

the spool artist said...

@kiks: hay naku, magbakasyon ka na kasi dito!

@borneo falcon: thanks. she is indeed a great find as a model!

@zj: don has an ankle length version of these shoes... might look good on you! you have to check them out when you're here!

@megan: this was shot at the
Friends Center here in Siem Reap! It's an art gallery, theatre and office for Friends Without a Border...

@Dakilang Islander: Thanks! Mas magaling kaya ang shots mo! :-)

@fuchsiaboy: anything for world domination. hehehe

Ar-wee-der-yet said...

Wow! ang ganda ng model ah... pati ang bahay mo maganda! :)

the spool artist said...

uy, hindi ko po bahay yan! friends center po yung shoot namin... will post photos of the studio as soon as work there is finished!

cheers!

eDreGiN said...

-i really like the last pic ng model...and the gladiator shoes ang ganda!

Oist! off topic...me kakilala kabang Rochelle, Twinkle & Rina dyan? We met them there as in we were really like WOW! ambabait naman ng mga taga Siem Reap na pinoy...We came to know first Rochelle (nag bar hopping kase kami that night) tapos un isinama na nya kami sa bahay ng friend nya nakibirthday kami, heheheh

kawadjan said...

sya pala. sya pala ang pinalit sa akin ni don. she is not fierce enough. i dont like her one bit. tse tse tse!!! basta... TSEEEE!

(sabay sulk sa kanto with a gorgeous pout.)

RONeiluke, RN said...

i love your model! wohooo! exotic, unique and oozing with attitude!

a great model + talented photogphers= no wonder you came up with great shots!

fave ko yung 3rd photo...really cool! same goes with the shoes :)

kick ass!

Dennis Villegas said...

she's beautiful and has a potential of becoming a supermodel...your photos has a vogue quality in them that deserves to be publishing in fashion magazines...

Patrick said...

aw, abi nakon sa imo na ni balay, astig!

salamat sa pag hapit kagapon. ok man ang karsada pakadto sa koh kong, daw pakadto man sa baguio siguro, from sville it took us 2 hrs & 45 mins.

jet said...

Beautiful people! :)

jet said...

Beautiful people! :)

the spool artist said...

@edregin: yes, we know them! mga sikat na banda sila dito! Oo naman, mga mababait talaga ang mga siem reap pinoy (including zj and patrick of course, kahit taga phnom penh sila!)grabe, andami mo palang na meet dito on your trip ah... balik kayo ulit dito!

@kawadjan: of course, there is no model more fiercer than you! wala ka kasi dito kaya we have to settle na lang sa kanya... sabihin mo kasi kay don na magbudget na for your airfare for autumn winter 2009 na shoot! hehehe.

@roneiluke: thanks dude! may panlalaki din na version yung gladiators nya... baka interesado ka! we can make a white version for you kung may duty ka sa hospital! hehehe.

@dennis villegas: thanks! wow, vogue! sana mkita ni anna wintour para ma publish nga kami. hehehe.

@patrick: wow, from siem reap that means we have to travel for at least 3 days to get there! but then again, we have direct flights na to sville from siem reap so mas hapos na!

the spool artist said...

@jet: thanks for dropping by jet!

chezza said...

Luurve the glad shoes! can I order pair?

the spool artist said...

hey chezza! sure you can, email don at protasiodon@yahoo.com or check out his blog at www.fuchsiaboy.blogspot.com so you can hook up to him directly! i'll also let him know! :-)

G said...

i totally agree, hindi sya kasing fierce ni kawadjan! don, bakit ka nagpalit ng model?! di mo na feel ang model na "nakahandusay sa pader"?

(but i must admit, she's pretty ha..and nice nice pics!)

Sreisaat said...

Ahem, special mention pa kami ni Patrick. Wala mo gali ma-meet si Edregin when she visited SR? Sayang ano. A bit of trivia, si Twinkle dati kong talent when I was still working for the Kapamilya channel (di pa sila Kapamilya sadto!). She was just a 16 year old teeny-bopper when I took her to Davao City for a singing competition. And look at her now!! Ask her :) Small world gid.

eDreGiN said...

-Yep, madami kami nakilala ni Vonex (my travel buddy) dyan...Hehehe I wonder though if naalala pa nila ako...sabihin mo lang yong tabachengcheng, hehehe' anyway, as in nakilafang kami ng food andami kase at ang sasarap..tapos andami inumin, umuwi kami madaling araw na...hahaha! me pogi din dun sa mga bisita at nadyahe ako, hahaha!

the spool artist said...

@G: hehehe. nag explore lang si don ng konting possibilities... busy daw kasi that time si kawadjan eh, may casting call daw for kabul fashion week! lol.

@sreisaat: really? grabe no, it's a small world gid man! di ako alam na talent scout ka rin pala dati! hehehe. no, sayang nga at di namin na meet si edregin that time!

@edregin: sige, tanungin ko sila next time i see them! balik kayo dito... tsibogan tayo ulit! hehehe

KRIS JASPER said...

sexy shoes, and i love that google thingy... magamit nga sa work.

the spool artist said...

hahaha... great for long hours on the computer screen!

PUSANG-gala said...

looks like you got able new photographers in the team....

way to go team SPOOLWORKS.
we rejoice in every success you have!!!

lucas said...

haha! sige ba! basta lang hindi ako magmumukhang magphophotoshoot.haha

the donG said...

these are masterpieces! beautiful shots.

the spool artist said...

@pusang gala: thanks anton! yup, i'm lucky that i have a good team of photographers helping me out here!

@lucas: hahaha, sige, we'll make a special version that automatically sanitizes itself if you are helping out in surgery! hehehe.

@the dong: maraming salamat po!

fuchsiaboy said...

for orders of DON PROTASIO gladiator boots for men and women, please direct your inquiries at:


protasiodon@yahoo.com


Other styles and color available, too. :)

Salamat sa free advert. Lol!

Gilbert Semillano said...

Pretty Sweet :)

totomai said...

cool concepts and i really like each of the photos posted on this entry. :-)