Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Thankful of my very active 2016. Here’s my 2016 highlights:

◻my growing website: http://www.debimendez.com

◻ my work gracing the covers of magazines such as @harayermagazine and @glamqatar
◻ together with my family, and my loving husband Kris.

◻ celebrating my late grandmother Lucia’s 1 Year death anniversary on Christmas Eve and Christmas

◻ collaborating with influencers: @nawaalakram, @beinglayla.al.s and more. Thankful of all other collaborations I had done, and meeting special influencers.

◻ meeting world renowned fashion designer @alicetemperley of @temperleylondon twice.

◻ behind Karen Nicolet of @clumsyandchic’s makeup and witnessing her @graziaqatar “blogger of the year” award win!
◻ providing demos for @wojoohbeauty brands “Wow by Wojooh” (in photo) and “Bourjois” Middle East
◻ What’s up Doha guestings. Featured host for @WUD’s “Breakfast with @Zuniraofficial Breast cancer awareness”, and Qatar National Day special– representing the Filipino community and dressed by Sarah Wanas of Wanas Official.
◻ makeup for “2015 Mutya ng Pilipinas”, @JanelaCuaton’s campaign photos.

◻ reunited with Filipino pioneer in metal, my friend, female vocalist Cassie Jane of Whorelocke. I looked up to her growing up.

◻ Entire trip for the second time in Japan. Watched symphonic metal icons @Nightwish (Floor Jansen) & front row seats to heavy metal legends @IronMaiden concert, taking home guitar picks from Adrian Smith and Dave Murray!
◻ love from our 12 years old cat Meegs
◻ reunited with my other family members, cousins, and in laws.

◻ reunited with my high school friend Cj Minoza of Funeral frost, his wife Shey Libby, and my favorite painter @KatrinaPallon, also a Goth rock vocalist of Scarlet Tears. Without Katrina, our wedding invitations won’t be magical!

◻ reunited with my desert rose, pioneer of Goth rock in Manila, vocalist of The Late Isabel @wawinavarroza, an international photographer. I adored her growing up.

◻ our entire time in Hong Kong: reunited with my best friend, celebrity makeup artist/ hairdresser @ginnoalducenteofficial who is responsible for Rita Ora and Nicky Hilton makeup, as well as wigs of Paolo Ballosteros. & experiencing @viviennewestwood cafe with my VW ensemble.

 

My New Year’s resolution:

1. Travel more with my husband KRIS BILAE: experience new countries, cultures, and watch more rock/metal/Goth VIP/front row concerts

2. New paintings

3. more makeup magazine covers/photoshoots

4. more potential content here on my blog.

5. collaborate with creative individuals

6. more time for family, pets, and friends

 

May all our 2017 be productive and positive!

 

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