Good friends in fashion and for everyday living. The Manila Times editor Tessa Mauricio-Arriola is humbled to be an honoree at Monday’s awards between the likes of revered vogue designers Frederick Peralta and Fanny Serrano. Peralta built her dreamy marriage ceremony gown, and Serrano labored his hair and makeup magic on her wedding ceremony in 2006.
The Manila Moments congratulates its very personal multimedia maven Tessa Mauricio-Arriola for her choice as just one of the distinguished honorees at the inaugural edition of Philippine Vogue Circle Awards.
The concurrent editor for Life-style and Amusement and The Sunday Situations Journal has extended been an advocate of Philippine manner and community designers because joining the publication in 1999. In simple fact, her very first column was devoted to trend and splendor and intendedly titled “Hemlines & Punchlines,” which fittingly captured her trademark producing model that is insightful, witty, entertaining and at times a tad bit quirky.
Her column’s attractiveness soon led to an give from the administration of Radio Veritas to sign up for a morning discuss exhibit someday in the late ’90s. Then radio station supervisor Fr. Anton Pascual questioned her to share style and elegance strategies every single weekday, which Tessa admitted was a problem.
Another dear good friend, seasoned hair and makeup artist Bambbi Fuentes, is also a PH Circle Awards honoree. Putting on an additional Frederick Peralta, the editor’s look was polished off by Fuentes on a particular birthday celebration.
“I questioned Fr. Anton then, ‘Don’t you assume it will be tough to give vogue and beauty suggestions without a visual element?’ When he informed me, ‘Pray about it, pricey,’ how else could I not do it proper?” she recalled with a chuckle.
Titled “Style, Attractiveness, Atbp,” the phase ran for a good quantity of years and, of class, often bundled the advertising of Philippine designers and their do the job.
As of late, Tessa has turned above the coverage of manner and magnificence activities to her wonderful and lean and necessarily mean Way of life and Amusement crew, led by Asst. Editor Christina Alpad, Senior Reporter Iza Iglesias, and researcher Shennah Romanillos, as she oversees the segment, The Sunday Moments Journal and crosses around to producing and internet hosting original content material for The Manila Occasions web site and social media platforms. Nevertheless, when time permits, she will soar at the possibility to characteristic the unlimited fount of trend designers and magnificence purveyors, especially so when fantastic pals and fellow honorees like her expensive Frederick “Aunt Frida” Peralta, and a lot beloved Fanny “TF” Serrano and Bambbi Fuentes acquire on the glamorous spotlight.
“That is why I made the decision to title my present column ‘The T-Zone’ — it someway has that reference to beauty and manner nonetheless, while allowing me to create about just about anything that falls under my radar.”
Typically touted a fashionista in her very own suitable, Tessa however blushes at the compliment and has this to say about the Philippine Trend Circle Award’s recognition, “I am certainly humbled by this award and am grateful that my years of actually having fun with chronicling the performs of our incredibly possess model geniuses has someway contributed to the ongoing growth and renown of Philippine trend.”