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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Velvet's Tribute to the Oscars winning photo - CASABLANCA

Another fun experience that I have down for my books. My wonderful teacher/mentor RB Chanco gave me, along with two other classmates Nikka and Odessa the chance to accompany her and be part of one of the entries for Velvet's tribute to the Oscars photo exhibit / competition.

The layout that we joined RB for was for the movie Casablanca. For those who are unfamiliar, Velvet Tribute to the Oscar's is on its second year. Here local celebrities are chosen to portray the roles of Movies that have won and have been nominated for the Oscars. Although these are all portrayed only on Photographs. But given this, a team of very talented individuals comprise and come together to achieve a photo that not only represents the Oscar movie but also is their own interpretation. So I was and still am very privileged to have been part of this team to re-create Casablanca.

And it did not fail. Casablanca won BEST IN TRANSFORMATION for make up which goes to my wonderful wonderful teahcer RB Chanco and not only that this also won GOLD. Yes GOLD, topping all the other entries. I am super happy for that, super proud of the team and especially RB. :)

Here's the winning photo:

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The team:
Jericho Rosales
Maricar Reyes
RB Chanco (Make Up Artist)
Kat Cruz (Stylist)
Ria Regino (Photographer)

Here are a few behind the scenes photos taken by me during the shoot. I have so much pictures it was hard to choose. As much as I would like to upload the image of me and jericho or maricar, i decided not to since uhhh I look like crap next to them haha.

RB with Jericho and Maricar

The team

It was such a great experience as we got to hang around and watch everything from start to finish. Seeing the make up done by RB for both Maricar and Jericho was the highlight of the whole experience. I learned so much from RB and I am still elated that I was somewhat part of the winning photo of Casablanca. It was an awesome experience. Thanks RB. :)

Congrats to Casablanca for taking home the GOLD! :)

Toodles! :)


  1. Congratulations! I saw this on ASAP last Sunday. Cool. :)

  2. WOW!! Well deserved!

  3. its great for you to have such exposure! I'm sure they are super gorgeous in person! Especially ECHO!

  4. CRAP??? Over ka naman Caby eh ang ganda mo naman! Why? is Maricar really pretty? :o)

  5. @Crystal S. Thanks RB is really great!

    @Nikki yeah super gorgeous pareho :)

    @Cha yeah i had no make up then (of all days!!) hahaha and yes maricar is super pretty :)

    @Crystal Super nice :)

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