SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER 2012
CGY STEPHANIE MAE SOL
Editor at large MIKKO MAHINAY
Editor in Chief
Creative Director MARK RICHMOND CORDERO
Associate Editor MELANIE JOY SERRANO
MARA JAYNE TISMO
VICTORIA JANE CARLOBOS
RYAN C. SY
Contributing Beauty Editor ZOE BOTWIN
Editorial Director JACQUELINE UY
4th Floor, Mahinay Building, 9 N Capistrano-Abellanosa Sts., Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines.
COLLECTIVE GROUP FOR THE YOUTH ISSUE NO. 2 SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2012
CONTENTS 5 – A Big Shift by MELANIE JOY SERRANO 7 – Do You Know Why Your Dreams Are Your Dreams? By STEPHANIE MAE SOL 9 – M for MEGAN CONCEPCION
21 – A Colorful Life of EMMANUEL MULAWAN
37 – Fancy A Cuppa? With SWEET LEAF 53 – Run to Lose. Run to Gain: THEA GERONA On The Cover: Chingkee in August 2012. Jewelry, Chingkee’s own. Mullet Shorts, Mag’s. Hair and make-up by Dandy Mar Roa. Photography by Bon Bleu.
67 – Vanitea: CHINGKEE TE 87 – Rock Jewel by BON BLEU 99 – BEAUTY: A Midsummer Night’s Dream 105 – TRIBALE’ 123 – BELLE DU JOUR: CDO’s 7 best models
147 – Drop The Beat: RB BANAAG
167 – Street Grit: THE GIRL’S CREW SOCIOLOGY
183 – Make Your Own Havaianas CDO VIP Night 2012
185 – Hinikawan : Goldswagger
187 - KUMBIRA
A BIG SHIFT by MELANIE JOY SERRANO Fashion Editor We were overwhelmed with impressive colors from pastels, to neon, to color-blocked trend and astounded with bold prints from floral, to animal prints, to different innovative patterns which everyone warmly embraced, adored, and indulged in. Yet, a big shift is entering the scene of trends, a total classic which will bring out our love for simplicity and elegance. Black and White – these colors may be basic, but as seen from the collection of Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors and Rachel Zoe, to name a few, for Spring 2013 Collection we are stunned how innovative black and white can be without giving up its exciting beauty of simplicity and femininity. An all white or all black ensemble outfit may seem boring or dull, but we appreciate how these colors may exude a lot of character and style. The key ingredient to this big shift is to incorporate different shapes, patterns, fabric, and even an accessory that will definitely spruce up its totality. In Ralph Lauren’s case, a wise way to tantalize people’s attention in his black and white look is to surprise them with a pop of color. With this, we can be guided how we can, for example, embellish a simple black dress with a red slim belt wrapped around your waist. This will make your getup more interesting for sure..
On the other hand, looking into Michael Korsâ€™ technique to enhance his black and white look, the recipe is to go for stripes Vertical or horizontal stripes â€“ you have the choice to stick a pattern that pleases you, or challenge yourself to mix both. With this trick, you can never go wrong with a black and white ensemble and it adds an exquisite sense of style. Rachel Zoe exhibits how to achieve a young vibe with the big shift. Simply grab your fedora hats and go for bell-bottom pants paired with a loose top, or get into a fusion of juvenile-mature feel with a sheer piece and your fedora hat to go with it, then there you have created an easy outfit that need not be expensive. Do not be afraid to let loose with colors and prints, take risks and seize a big shift with the classics. Pump it with rousing details to capture an essence of elegance and simplicity emerging fresh and youthful vibe. We all have black and white pieces in our closets, play mix and match with it and make it interesting with those little details that will make that big shift innovative and remarkable.
o you know why your dreams are your dreams? by Stephanie Sol
The second issue of CGY seems to be a booklet of dreams that have been played in reality. Certainly, these pages are packed with inspiration. The achievement of one’s dream is the common denominator of the featured stories and I do not want to veer away from that. Let me try and indulge you with a prologue of my most recent dream. When I was younger I dreamed of becoming a slasher, no not a horror movie killer, I wanted to be a doctor slash a lawyer slash a prima ballerina – a slasher. But as life unfolded these dreams have slowly blurred out. I now cannot imagine being a doctor – the sight of blood weakens me. On second thought, maybe I can handle being a doctor – a love doctor. I could be a doctor with a PhD in being corny. My compulsion of becoming a lawyer has not died but for now it takes a back seat. I am a fan of
formal arguments; and maybe, just maybe, I would be able to fulfill my father’s dream of attaching “ATTY” to his name – but not now, perhaps in 15 years. And on being a prima ballerina, I have lost hope. I know by heart that it is not my calling so I immediately gave it up. So now, what is left for me to dream? Surrendering to the goodness instilled in our human nature, I want to be a philanthropist. One of the main reasons why I took up economics is because I thought if I become an
expert economist I could find a way to help bridge the gap between the rich and the poor. I know, how very idealistic but I can’t give up my idealism. It has been one of the reasons why I live with hope, why I continue to dream. But my dream of being an economist has also turned into dust, what’s next? Truthfully, after college, most of us just want to be successful with out knowing where exactly we want to succeed. I was one of those people. I have never thought about my dream with a grain of salt, not until recently. I have questioned myself what is it really that I want to be? What’s that one thing I am willing to do everyday without complains? *insert a lighted bulb here* Acting! I love to act. Eureka moment! It dawns to me acting is my passion. I mean I won’t be labeled “Stephanie Sol Major in
right? It’s crazy thinking about it. I like to see how I laugh, scream and cry in front of the mirror- yes I enjoy talking to myself portraying different characters. Oh my gosh. I want to be an artista. As much as my brain cells deny that I do, my actions and the events [the TVCs, being Lana Hiya among others] in my life are leading me into a path inside the complicated world of showbiz. Being an actress is an accidental dream. It feels like life’s surprise. But like they say, there are no accidents. Everything happens for a reason. I have yet to figure out what these reasons are, but I trust God to reveal it to me in time. How about you, do you know why your dreams are your dreams?
Photographer, singer, songwriter and lover of life â€“ these are just some of the things that describe the talented photographer
MEGAN CONCEPCION. by JUSTINE RAAGAS photography GLENN PALACIO post-processing BON BLEU
suit XERXES MAGHANOY, dress WAG, boots STYLIST’S OWN, accessories SHABBY CHIC
She walks into the coffee shop and gives me a warm greeting. We strike up a conversation almost immediately. Over raspberry iced tea, she vivaciously talks about her craft and her love for many things other than photography.