Behind The Scenes: July 2019
The weather was temperamental on the day of our cover shoot. It was at the tail end of summer, just as the rainy season was making its presence felt. Despite the gloom of the outdoors, our five Generation T honourees arrived with cheery dispositions, and were all ready to work the camera.
Cat Arambulo-Antonio was the first to arrive at Grand Hyatt Manila, and instantly livened up the room with her infectious energy. Soon after, Paloma Urquijo, Paco Caparas, Nico Bolzico, and Marion Branellec-de Guzman followed suit and each took turns posing in various areas of the hotel’s beautiful multi-level bar, The Peak. Despite squeezing the photo shoot in between meetings, Nico kept everyone in stitches with his signature wit. It was the perfect opportunity for our 2019 honourees to meet and mingle—and mingle they did; from movie recommendations to business queries, their conversations flowed freely.
The Philippine Tatler team and the Gen. T honourees also felt very taken care of by Grand Hyatt Manila’s staff. A special lunch was served at The Peak from their grill roof deck restaurant, while coffee and pastries were always at hand for anyone who needed a boost. The staff was also ready to assist whenever a need arose, and this added to the ease in which this shoot was executed.
In what felt like no time at all, it was a wrap! With each member of the team working harmoniously with each other and our honourees expertly posing for each shot, the day ended earlier than expected—just in time for the skies to clear.
- Photography Patrick Diokno
- Videography Gelle Arcega
- Styling Monique Madsen
- Hair George Aliben, Cats del Rosario, & Johnson Estrella
- Make-Up George Aliben, Cats del Rosario, & Johnson Estrella
- Outfit Versace, Maison Margiela, Tibi from Distinqt
- Location The Peak, Grand Hyatt Manila