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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

PLUS SIZE STYLE: TASK OF THE WEEK...


Those statement pieces are just waiting for you to use! Do it now!

Cheers!

Erzullie is an invite-only fierce plus size fashion designer brand from the Philippines dedicated to serving the style of the empowered Erzulliesta. Get invited: www.erzullie.com

Monday, January 30, 2017

PLUS SIZE MODEL: KHRIS GUARIN | LIFE UNPAUSED


It has been almost 5 years since we have last heard from Erzullie Icon and Plus Size Model, Khris Guarin. One of the OG's of Erzullie Iconship, people have been wondering why the sudden disappearance in the spotlight. Here she is opening up about her hiatus, her current modeling career as well as blooming love life.

#1 It has been 5 years since your last collection with Erzullie, why the hiatus?

Just when my Erzullie Iconship was about to end in 2011, I got employed in an international bank where my work schedule is graveyard. Everything totally changed --- socially, as I would rather spend my weekends at home, getting more sleep and binging on any US TV series.

Come 2013, I resigned because I struggled with my health. I thought things would be different when I joined another international bank, where the work schedule is normal, well, it didn’t. My career struggled further as I was in and out of the hospital throughout my first year. The past 2-3 years have been difficult, but eventually things fell into its perfect place.

It wasn’t a complete hiatus. After the Erzullie Iconship in 2011, I was invited to join in the 2nd year editorial campaign shoot and in 2014. I did an outdoor ootd shoot wearing my favorite Erzullie piece. However, those moments were really short and I really missed out on a lot of events.

To be honest, I felt sad and jealous because when I look at the other icons/models, all I could say was ‘I used to be that girl’. There were regrets and what ifs, but one thing I realized with these girls (Aries & Berna), no matter how long you were gone, when they see you, it’s always like you have been always there all along. I mean, there was no awkward moment when I met them for the open shoot last Jan 8th, they were as sweet and as welcoming like when I met them 6 years ago.

There were no ill feelings, but, of course I felt jealous, like any girl would. Erzullie gave me my first modeling break, but it didn’t last long as I would hope. But everything happens for a reason. As I shared earlier, my schedule got crazy. I might have disappointed them back then with late show-ups or even M.I.A.s. During my in-between stints with the team, I realized that these girls did not forget me; timing is just a bitch. Hehe!

#2 During the hiatus, modeling-wise what have you been doing? 

I did a provocative shoot that promotes body positivity via artistic nude shoot. And also, for the past 6-7 months, I was part of a fashion runway for a direct marketing brand.

I saw a friend in Facebook who posted about the Boardwalk Silversaya. It was years since I last did some modeling but I tried my luck and went to one of their go-sees, I received a call weeks after asking me to be a part of their plus size rosters.

It was tiring yet awesome. Call time is at 6am and the show ends around 7-8pm. Runway modeling is exhilarating, when you walk in the stage, it is like you are carrying with you the plus size flag.

Million thoughts run through your head, what if the heels break or what if the clothes rip, but when you walk in the center, despite all your worries, you should wear your most sizzling smize and held your head up high, and inspire all those people watching you, that no matter what your size is, being sexy is a state of mind.

Have I mentioned that I also did a lingerie walk? :) The cycle is over and I didn’t make it to the top, but it is okay, because the best takeaway from this experience is the relationships I built with my co-models and the event organizers.



#3 You are now being placed back in the Erzullie Icon roster. How did this come about?

I joined the open shoot for models recently because I want to get an awesome photo before my 30th birthday, and I want to get myself new Erzullie pieces. I do not want to flatter myself but I think the designers noticed me again and see something Erzullie in me (probably that happy glow), hence, I’m back in the roster. Hehe!

If you look at my photos before and compare it with the shots they did on me recently, there is a big difference; my stand, my smize, my movements exude confidence. That is one hell of an Erzullie Icon.

I am looking forward to bring more plus size girls to share the Erzullie experience. Erzullie is not just a fashion brand, it is a fashion lifestyle. There are so many girls out there that are not exposed to body acceptance, girls who harshly judge their selves because of their physique. I want to inspire them with my experience, from a once bullied fat girl to a happy and celebrated fat girl. See what I did there, I will always be a fat girl, but I won’t allow others to define me just because I’m fat.

#4 You are one of the earliest Erzullie Icons. What do you think of your batch of Erzullie Icons from your current batch now? Why so?

The girls now are different. They bring so much joy and sureness in their photos. They make you wanna be them. Before, I think being an icon is just about taking good photos and making sure that the clothes are salable. These girls today are taking the iconship to the next level; it is not about what clothes you wear, it is about how you wear them.



#5 Heard from the grapevine that you currently have a boyfriend. Details!

I call him Pats, hehe!

I told some friends a different story, actually. I told them we met because I was inquiring about an accounting software, haha! My friends knew I have dated a couple of guys I met online but the whole thing always exploded right into my face. They did not believe in Tinder already, but I did not stop. Haha! So when I met Pats, I didn’t tell them he’s from the dating app. So girls, may forever sa Tinder! Haha! Patience lang :)

We started out as friends, really. When I met him online, it is just the usual getting to know part. I love asking a lot of questions because it excites me to know other people. Not just for the intention of knowing them to date them but for the sake of getting other people’s perspective and outlook in life (seriously!) plus it takes my mind off work-related stress.

Anyway, we went to a couple of dates, I even invited him to jog with me in Ultra. Haha! Then just one Saturday night, we decided to define our relationship. He’s easy to fall in love with. He is sweet and kind without trying too hard. He is very thoughtful, and most important, sincere.



#6 What were the three things that made you say, “ah --- he’s the one” before you actually decided to be in a relationship with him? Why so?

Back in 2012, I made a list of qualities I want in a man, and he ticked all the boxes. Here are the top three qualities I saw in him. 1. He is a self-made man. His experiences humbles me. He is flawed but he never gives up on helping himself become a better person. 2. He respects me and my family. 3. He makes me believe in myself. He helps me face my inner monsters.

#7 During the times that you were a single plus size woman, what were the reasons you think you were single? Why so?

I was single for so long, initially I thought it was because I’m unattractive, being plus size and all. I did extreme measures to change that, risking my health, but nothing worked. Then I realized that I was then undateable. My physique may have changed then but my personality didn’t. I lack self-confidence. I have trust issues, and I enjoy pity parties -- No one wants that! I changed my way of thinking, attracted positive thoughts, and alas! The rest is history :)

#8 Were you really aiming for a relationship when you were single? Why or why not?

Of course I was, but I was not even doing anything to be in one. I was not working on my self. I was not emotionally prepared. I was not even going out that often. I was longing to be in a relationship but too lazy to be really out there.



#9 When you met him, were you looking for a relationship? Why or why not?

I was dating someone else when I met him. Haha! but the guy I was dating then was not taking me seriously, he is not really there for me, and doesn't give a rat’s ass in really knowing me well. When I met Pats, he swept me off my feet. It was really easy to fall in love with him.

#10 Were you surprised to be in a relationship right now? Why or why not?

Looking back 5 years ago, yes, I’m still pretty in awe that I am now someone’s girlfriend. Like I mentioned earlier, I really did not believe in myself before. I didn’t think I will be an important person to someone other than my family and friends. I am still a work in progress though, but we are helping each other to be the best for each other.

Erzullie is an invite-only fierce plus size fashion designer brand from the Philippines dedicated to serving the style of the empowered Erzulliesta. Get invited: www.erzullie.com

Sunday, January 29, 2017

PLUS SIZE FASHION: EDITORIAL | SALIH SUSUROGLU



It took me time before I finally got around this editorial. It has been sitting on my to-do list since last year. Finally got the time to do it. Nevertheless, Salih Susuro─člu is hot! Haha. Check out the man of Erzullie Icon and Plus Size Model, Loren Monares.

You're welcome ladies.

GROOMING: AZAZA RODRIGUEZ
HAIR: BERNA CUEVAS
PHOTOGRAPHER: ARIES DE GUZMAN
ASSIST: DALE VILLEGAS







Cheers!

Erzullie is an invite-only fierce plus size fashion designer brand from the Philippines dedicated to serving the style of the empowered Erzulliesta. Get invited: www.erzullie.com

Saturday, January 28, 2017

PLUS SIZE MODEL: ERZULLIE OPEN SHOOT | 1 WEEK TO GO! (FEBRUARY 2017)




BE A PLUS SIZE MODEL! Learn how to model, update your portfolio and work with today’s best plus size fashion team!

Erzullie is holding an OPEN PLUS SIZE MODEL SHOOT on FEBRUARY 4, 2017, Saturday, 9am-4pm at the Erzullie Showroom, LeGrand II, Eastwood City, Quezon City. 

The shoot is open only for both amateur/professional Female Plus Size Models in the following size range: (You only need to have 1 out of the 3 required measurements to be able to join)

BUST: 40-47 inches | WAIST: 30-40 inches | HIPS: 40-50 inches | NO HEIGHT REQUIREMENT

5 SLOTS ONLY! CHECK PACKAGES BELOW!



NOTE:  Terms and Conditions apply (to be emailed to those who will apply)

HOW TO JOIN: (DEADLINE OF REGISTRATION IS FEBRUARY 1, 2017, WEDNESDAY)

1) FILL UP THE FORM BELOW: 



2) WAIT FOR THE ERZULLIE EMAIL AND FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO CONFIRM YOUR SLOT. 

See you there, ladies!

Cheers!

Erzullie is an invite-only fierce plus size fashion designer brand from the Philippines dedicated to serving the style of the empowered Erzulliesta. Shop online: www.erzullie.com

PLUS SIZE MODEL: MARICRIS BRAZA #OOTD






Erzulliesta Maricris Braza slaying it.

HAIR: BERNA CUEVAS
MAKE-UP: AZAZA RODRIGUEZ
CLOTHES: ERZULLIE
PHOTOGRAPHER: ARIES DE GUZMAN
ASSIST: DALE VILLEGAS

Want to join the next #OOTD photoshoot? Sign up and get an invite below!




Cheers!

Erzullie is an invite-only fierce plus size fashion designer brand from the Philippines dedicated to serving the style of the empowered Erzulliesta. Get invited: www.erzullie.com

Friday, January 27, 2017

PLUS SIZE MODEL: ZHERMAINE ILAGAN #OOTD






Erzulliesta Zhermaine Ilagan serving some fierce curves for you.

HAIR: BERNA CUEVAS
MAKE-UP: AZAZA RODRIGUEZ
CLOTHES: ERZULLIE
PHOTOGRAPHER: ARIES DE GUZMAN
ASSIST: DALE VILLEGAS

Want to join the next #OOTD photoshoot? Sign up and get an invite below!




Cheers!

Erzullie is an invite-only fierce plus size fashion designer brand from the Philippines dedicated to serving the style of the empowered Erzulliesta. Get invited: www.erzullie.com

Thursday, January 26, 2017

PLUS SIZE MODEL: MAXINE ALINELL #OOTD






Erzulliesta Maxine Alinell rocking it. Keep the fierce!

HAIR: BERNA CUEVAS
MAKE-UP: AZAZA RODRIGUEZ
CLOTHES: ERZULLIE
PHOTOGRAPHER: ARIES DE GUZMAN
ASSIST: DALE VILLEGAS

Want to join the next #OOTD photoshoot? Sign up and get an invite below!




Cheers!

Erzullie is an invite-only fierce plus size fashion designer brand from the Philippines dedicated to serving the style of the empowered Erzulliesta. Get invited: www.erzullie.com

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

PLUS SIZE FASHION: IN THE MOOD FOR...



Want this #OOTD? Sign up and get an invite below!




Cheers!

Erzullie is an invite-only fierce plus size fashion designer brand from the Philippines dedicated to serving the style of the empowered Erzulliesta. Get invited: www.erzullie.com

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

PLUS SIZE POWER: YOU ARE DATE READY



If you are doubting your readiness for dating (may it be nerves or just plain fear) --- yes you are date ready.

Cheers!

Erzullie is a fierce plus size fashion designer brand from the Philippines dedicated to serving the style of the empowered Erzulliesta. Shop online: www.erzullie.com

Monday, January 23, 2017

PLUS SIZE STYLE: TASK OF THE WEEK...



They said that matchy-matchy is no longer in style, but Erzulliestas are anything but followers when it comes to that. So why not try to rebel a little and go for the unpopular fashion suggestions?

Cheers!

Erzullie is an invite-only fierce plus size fashion designer brand from the Philippines dedicated to serving the style of the empowered Erzulliesta. Get invited: www.erzullie.com

Sunday, January 22, 2017

PLUS SIZE MODEL: ANGEL BAUTISTA #OOTD






Loving the fierceness of Erzulliesta Angel!

HAIR: BERNA CUEVAS
MAKE-UP: AZAZA RODRIGUEZ
CLOTHES: ERZULLIE
PHOTOGRAPHER: ARIES DE GUZMAN
ASSIST: DALE VILLEGAS

Want to join the next #OOTD photoshoot? Sign up and get an invite below!




Cheers!

Erzullie is an invite-only fierce plus size fashion designer brand from the Philippines dedicated to serving the style of the empowered Erzulliesta. Get invited: www.erzullie.com

Saturday, January 21, 2017

PLUS SIZE MODEL: ERZULLIE OPEN SHOOT | 2 WEEKS TO GO! (FEBRUARY 2017)




BE A PLUS SIZE MODEL! Learn how to model, update your portfolio and work with today’s best plus size fashion team!

Erzullie is holding an OPEN PLUS SIZE MODEL SHOOT on FEBRUARY 4, 2017, Saturday, 9am-4pm at the Erzullie Showroom, LeGrand II, Eastwood City, Quezon City. 

The shoot is open only for both amateur/professional Female Plus Size Models in the following size range: (You only need to have 1 out of the 3 required measurements to be able to join)

BUST: 40-47 inches | WAIST: 30-40 inches | HIPS: 40-50 inches | NO HEIGHT REQUIREMENT

5 SLOTS ONLY! CHECK PACKAGES BELOW!







NOTE:  Terms and Conditions apply (to be emailed to those who will apply)

HOW TO JOIN: (DEADLINE OF REGISTRATION IS FEBRUARY 1, 2017, WEDNESDAY)

1) FILL UP THE FORM BELOW: 



2) WAIT FOR THE ERZULLIE EMAIL AND FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO CONFIRM YOUR SLOT. 

See you there, ladies!

Cheers!

Erzullie is an invite-only fierce plus size fashion designer brand from the Philippines dedicated to serving the style of the empowered Erzulliesta. Shop online: www.erzullie.com

PLUS SIZE MODEL: HOW TO SURVIVE #TNEI2018



Hold your fierce curves, ladies. The details are not yet out, BUT Erzullie’s Plus Size Model Open Shoot did open up this question --- yet again. So I just want to clarify a few things.

A lot of things has been said about The Next Erzullie Icon (TNEI). Some say that it’s tough. Requirements are strict and if you don’t follow it down to a tee you are not allowed inside until you correct it within a specific time frame given. You have to be early or on time or else they will send you back home. One particular judge is a b*tch. It’s a higly professional environment. It’s one of the hardest plus size model go-sees around. And so on.

I can actually verify that they are all true. The Babe In Total Control of Herself (B*TCH) is me by the way. And the rest of it happened because I have to be fair with the rest of the models who did comply and I value everyone’s time. I start on time and end on time and if I can do it earlier, THE BETTER.

With that settled, I have often been asked --- HOW TO SURVIVE #TNEI? Here are just a few things that I would really like to see from my models.

#1 READ AND FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS

If we cannot communicate the first time, then why would I think we will be able to communicate the second time?

#2 BUILD A PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO

If you want me to treat you PROFESSIONALLY, present yourself PROFESSIONALLY. Stop presenting me selfies and photos for your SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS. Those photos are for your friends and family. You are presenting your photos to someone you will be working for.

Furthermore, during the go-see itself you will also be in the presence of other models who took time, money and effort to build theirs. Respect inspires respect. So show that by putting your own fair share of time, money and effort. Get your hair and make-up done properly and have someone take a photo with a CONCEPT in mind. Show me your range. Show me your image.

PLACE IT IN CLEARBOOK along with a model set-card. As for what is a model set-card, google is a great friend.

#3 KNOW THE BRAND

I can’t stress this enough. There are actually some models who try to register for TNEI not knowing what ERZULLIE is, who the designers are and the models and team behind it. It’s like applying for a job and you don’t know what company you are intending to work for.

#4 ATTITUDE

There is an absolute NO DIVA ATTITUDE rule in the house. If you cannot respect the Goddesses around you, no Goddesses around you will want you to be here in the first place. You are equal and unique inside this circle. ACT like it.

For now, that’s all. I just hope that this clears a few things up and hopefully, when I announce TNEI this year, the outcome is better.

Cheers!

Erzullie is an invite-only fierce plus size fashion designer brand from the Philippines dedicated to serving the style of the empowered Erzulliesta. Get invited: www.erzullie.com

Friday, January 20, 2017

PLUS SIZE MODEL: ERZULLIE OPEN SHOOT | REGISTER NOW! (FEBRUARY 2017)



BE A PLUS SIZE MODEL! Learn how to model, update your portfolio and work with today’s best plus size fashion team!

Erzullie is holding an OPEN PLUS SIZE MODEL SHOOT on FEBRUARY 4, 2017, Saturday, 9am-4pm at the Erzullie Showroom, LeGrand II, Eastwood City, Quezon City. 

The shoot is open only for both amateur/professional Female Plus Size Models in the following size range: (You only need to have 1 out of the 3 required measurements to be able to join)

BUST: 40-47 inches | WAIST: 30-40 inches | HIPS: 40-50 inches | NO HEIGHT REQUIREMENT

5 SLOTS ONLY! CHECK PACKAGES BELOW!





NOTE:  Terms and Conditions apply (to be emailed to those who will apply)

HOW TO JOIN: (DEADLINE OF REGISTRATION IS FEBRUARY 1, 2017, WEDNESDAY)

1) FILL UP THE FORM BELOW: 


2) WAIT FOR THE ERZULLIE EMAIL AND FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO CONFIRM YOUR SLOT. 

See you there, ladies!

Cheers!

Erzullie is an invite-only fierce plus size fashion designer brand from the Philippines dedicated to serving the style of the empowered Erzulliesta. Shop online: www.erzullie.com

PLUS SIZE MODEL: KHRIS GUARIN #OOTD





Erzullie Icon and Plus Size Model, Khris Guarin, makes a comeback!

HAIR: BERNA CUEVAS
MAKE-UP: AZAZA RODRIGUEZ
CLOTHES: ERZULLIE
PHOTOGRAPHER: ARIES DE GUZMAN
ASSIST: DALE VILLEGAS

Want to join the next #OOTD photoshoot? Sign up and get an invite below!




Cheers!

Erzullie is an invite-only fierce plus size fashion designer brand from the Philippines dedicated to serving the style of the empowered Erzulliesta. Get invited: www.erzullie.com

Thursday, January 19, 2017

PLUS SIZE FASHION: ERZULLIE OPEN SHOOT JANUARY 2017 BTS

ERZULLIE ICON AND PLUS SIZE MODEL, KHRIS GUARIN, ON THE MODELLING CHAIR (BERNA CUEVAS ON THE LEFT | AZAZA RODRIGUEZ ON THE RIGHT)


We would like to thank all of the Erzulliestas that went to the Erzullie Plus Size Model Open Shoot last January 14, 2017! Here are the behind-the-scenes photos.

HAIR: BERNA CUEVAS
MAKE-UP: AZAZA RODRIGUEZ
CLOTHES: ERZULLIE
PHOTOGRAPHER: ARIES DE GUZMAN
ASSIST: DALE VILLEGAS

THE REPUTATION

ERZULLIE CLOTHES

ERZULLIE MARKETING ASSISTANT, DALE VILLEGAS

ERZULLIE DESIGNER BERNA CUEVAS DOING THE LAST TOUCHES ON THE MODEL

ERZULLIESTA ANGEL GETTING READY WITH HER POSES (TOUCH UP BY BERNA CUEVAS)

HOW BUSY CAN A PHOTOSHOOT BE?

ERZULLIESTA ZHERMAINE GETTING THE LAST STYLING TOUCHES
Want to join the next #OOTD photoshoot? Sign up and get an invite below!




Cheers!

Erzullie is an invite-only fierce plus size fashion designer brand from the Philippines dedicated to serving the style of the empowered Erzulliesta. Get invited: www.erzullie.com