Miss Jones Launch

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A huge, digital-group-hug thank you to Vitress, For Me, Power Mac Center, Sunnies Studios, MAC Philippines, Xernan Orticio, Kalookies, Sam Valenciano and Sweet Patti Cakes for being such amazing partners for this event! I am truly grateful to you all for bringing to life an 'Afternoon with Miss Jones'.

Zara Top, Xernan Orticio Skirt, Stuart Weitzman Heels

Makeup by the geniuses that are Owen Sarmiento, Hair by Mark Familara

Photos by Mare Collantes and Kayo Cosio

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