HOW DO YOU UNWIND?
Either by listening to music, watching movies, and reading books while locked up at home, or going out and dancing the night away with friends.
FAVORITE SHOPPING AND TRAVEL DESTINATIONS?
India. London. Japan. Hong Kong.
DO YOU COLLECT ANYTHING?
Accesories from all over the world, traditional costumes, post cards, coins.
WHAT MUSIC DO YOU LISTEN TO? FILMS YOU WATCH? BOOKS YOU READ?
Favorite music to listen to: Kings Of Leon, Asobi Seksu, White Lies, U2, Phoenix, Madonna, Britney, Kylie, Christina Aguilera, and yes, I have Bieber fever.
I have very strong opinions about film but I watch everything from Mean Girls to The Darjeeling Limited.
As for books, I am a big Anaïs Nin fan. But the three books I really, really love are The Outsider by Albert Camus, This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead.
OTHER PASTIMES, PASSIONS, INTERESTS ASIDE FROM FASHION?
I like to be informed about politics and I am very much interested in issues concerning international relations and diplomacy, which is the reason behind my line's name, Glasnost—after Mikhail Gorbachev's policy on transparency in Soviet Russia.
WHICH OTHER TALENT WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO HAVE?
To write. I really want to be able to write something of substance and importance one day.
WHAT CAN WE LOOK FORWARD TO FROM YOU AS A DESIGNER?
More dyeing techniques and bigger risks. The only way to go is up!
WHAT DO YOU THINK THE PHILIPPINE FASHION INDUSTRY NEEDS MOST IN ORDER TO FLOURISH?
DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR ASPIRING DESIGNERS?
Do what you love and be yourself.