“’Di pa ako marunong mag-angle nun!” Toni Gonzaga laughs as she catches a glimpse of her 2005 meg cover. That certainly isn’t a problem today as she works all her angles, twisting her shoulders inward, turning her knees, slouching. Toni knows exactly how to pose to get the perfect shots.
On a gloomy day, Toni brought a lil’ sunshine into our shoot and got everything done faster than we could have imagined. Soft androgyny was the fashion peg and she pulled it off effortlessly, keeping a cheeky smile on her face as if knowing that she’s got it in the bag.
With chill, rainy-day music –smooth covers of pop songs; no pounding EDM or hip-hop here –flowing through the studio, the shoot took on a softer vibe, feeling more like a hangout than work. Laid-back and relaxed, Toni plays with her poses and gives us a variety to choose from, going from one movement to another as soon as the shot is taken.
Before we know it, she’s in her last outfit and click click click–we’ve got everything we need.
Black and gold was key: some pairs are perfectly feminine while others are tough as nails.
St. Nails mixed a custom color for Toni’s nails.
Star are just like us: impatient to get nails dry.
We know a few people (myself included) who’d kill for Toni’s Celine bag.
Insider secret: you can never have too much hair!
I wonder what the latest gossip is? Editor at Large Bianca Gonzalez and our cover girl are busy finding out.
Think she likes what she sees?
Soft androgyny is the peg, and tailored separates and different textures are key to pulling this look off.
Delighted laughter often interrupted the shoot; it’s okay, we were laughing as well.
Guess who? Think you could recognize our cover girl from this angle?
It’s all in the shoulders. And the hands. And the hips. And the knee.
Beauty and fashion pegs, accessories, clips and masking tape: important tools for any stylist.
This looks like the beginning of a painful yoga pose.
Toni, don’t go into the light!
Fashion Ed Rain and Bianca often find floors just as comfortable as chairs during shoots.
We’re in love. Forget The One, we’ve found The Pair.
Bird’s eye view behind the scenes.
It looks awkward from this angle, but we’re sure it looks good on camera.
Toni Gonzaga’s a proud Meg girl!
What do YOU think of this shot?