Thursday, January 12, 2012

Paper Flowers for Jasmine's 2012 Bridal Lookbook

It is no secret how much I love working with Jasmine. We've done countless photo shoots together, she did my makeup for my wedding, and together with her partner Clems, we continuously work on MioFightsCancer art projects. I love working with them so much that sometimes, I bring my laptop and design stuff over to their condo and just work while they do their everyday chores. (Mio's homework, cook, etc). They are my favorite 'modern family'. :) Over a brainstorming meeting last month, we dubbed 2012 "The Year of Books" and I'm so excited to work on more collaborations with them!

Our first publication this year is a lookbook for Jasmine's 2012 Brides. The shoot was held late December at photographer Roy Macam's studio and 4 of Jasmine's real brides lent their time and beauty for the project.

Using all white crepe paper and card stock, I made paper flowers for each bride, who represented the themes "Something Old/New/Borrowed/Blue" which Jasmine seamlessly merged with this year's top trends in bridal makeup.
Makeup used in the shoot/lookbook is from Temptu and Make Up Designory
Roy and Jasmine taking a break and eating those evil, gooey chocolate cupcakes I brought back from Tagaytay.
Marie Tan worked her hairstyling magic. Nicole was our first bride of the day.
My favorite flower, a paper orchid made using thick card stock, styled on Leona.
A paper flower wreath and ponytail tie for Cesca and Fatima's hairpieces.
The lookbook also has tips on how to care for your skin, and the benefits of having your makeup airbrushed on your wedding day.

Jasmine will be giving out her lookbook starting tomorrow (Friday-Sunday) at the Getting Married Bridal Fair in SMX.Drop by her booth and avail of her special offers! Here's a letter from Jasmine:


Dear Brides-to-be,
I'd like to invite YOU to visit my booth at the Getting Married Bridal Fair this weekend, Jan. 13-15 (yes, it's from Friday to Sunday if you want to start early and avoid the weekender rush!) at the SMX Convention Center.
Aside from being able to visit over a hundred suppliers, qualify for hourly raffles (I'm giving away FREE Makeup Trial GCs and gifts from The Body Shop!), if you visit my booth, you can get the following:

- a free makeup trial on site (pre-book your appointment for Jan. 13 & 15, no more slots for Jan. 14!)

- pre-book for a trial appointment (priced at P3,000 so you just need to pay P1,500) and get:

1) an exclusive "I Do" Makeup Studio Bridal Look Book 2012 packed with bridal makeup trends, help articles on skin care and airbrush featuring Neutrogena, Cathy Valencia, Browhaus/ The Strip Ministry of Waxing, Make Up Designory and TEMPTU Airbrush Pro products along with some of my former brides and actual 2012 brides-to-be!; and

2) a chance to win raffle prizes from The Body Shop, Cathy Valencia, The Strip Ministry of Waxing

- book your wedding on site and get:
1) FREE airbrush upgrade;
2) Discounted additional out of town rates;
3) Additional diamond peeling sessions for the Diamond Package;  
4) gifts from The Body Shop, Cathy Valencia and The Strip Ministry of Waxing; and
5) a chance to win a one of 3 Make Up Designory Personal Makeup Classes valued at P9,800! 


For inquiries, e-mail


Photoshoot Credits:
Makeup by Jasmine Mendiola
Photography by Roy Macam
Hairstyling by Marie Tan
Layout & Art Direction by Alessandra Lanot
Brides: Fatima San Luis, Cesca Silvestre, Leona Panutat & Nicole Curato