THE QUIRKY COUTURIER
Creativity has been my passion and the core of my make up since I was a child. Looking back on my early life as a gay man from the small town of Lucena, Philippines, I realised that I always had it in me. I would try making different fashion statements, like wearing hats, accessories, or interesting clothes. Most people would think of them as weird or funny but it was my pure joy. During sleepovers with my friends, I would turn sheets and curtains into long gowns and throw a runway for them. I would even try on my sister’s “Maria Clara” yellow ball gown. It was the puffiest skirt I’d ever seen. It’s not until I moved to New Zealand in 2011 that I realised that everything seemed more within my reach, so I didn't hesitate to open my arms as big as I can to start fulfilling my dreams.