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MIKAELA
Studio Manager & Fashion Designer

  • Nickname? 

    • Migee - another fun fact, this is a boy's name in the Philippines, my mom thought I'd be be born a boy instead of a girl.

  • Favourite designer? 

    • Too hard to pick just one! Changes as I age; when I young (around gradeschool), my favorite designer was Anna Sui, then as I got older, I started reading about Marc Jacobs and Alexander McQueen. Chanel (and Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel) is up in the list as well, I really love designers who think fashion is more than just clothes. Right now, I think Rodarte is amazing!

  • Describe your style? 

    • I love anything retro - definitely 60's to 70's inspired. Also love color and prints!

  • Favourite haute couture/craftsmanship technique? 

    • Anything that requires hand-stitching, especially smocking! I remember taking so much time on that in college.

  • Why do you love working at Lucia Josephine?

    •  Working with team is always a pleasure, we get to learn new things everyday. Also sharing our past experiences with each other.

  • Career milestones? 

    • Nothing beats the moment after our first show at PMFF Season 9! All the hours of hard work definitely paid off.

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RHINA
Head Couturier

  • Favourite designer?

    • Alexander McQueen, Dolce and Gabbana, Valentino, Balmain Couture

  • How long have you been working in the fashion industry for?

    • I have started studying fashion since 2012. I graduated in 2015 with courses required by the Style and Design Academy. I have been practicing even before graduating.

  • Describe your style?

    • I like femininity. I like showing it off through the silhouette of the garments, may it be structured or sweet. I make sure my pieces hug the body in the right places.

  • Favourite haute couture/craftsmanship technique?

    • I like doing pleats and laces. I’m also fond of stones and pearls.

  • Why you love working at Lucia Josephine?

    • I love working with LJ because it challenges my aesthetic. I get to explore more techniques so to achieve the designs. It’s also nice to be working with a talented and diverse team.

  • Fun fact that people might not know about you?

    • Fun fact is that being in the fashion industry wasn’t in my wildest dream. I was even crying when my sister told be about enrolling because I don’t know anything about clothes – literally what more about fashion! But I’ve learned to love it over time.

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JEAM
Couturier

  • Favourite designer?

    • Marc Jacobs

  • How long have you been working in the fashion industry for?

    • Almost 2 years

  • Describe your style?

    • I like volume, sheer, and ruffles with different colours. Sometime I like Japanese style, like Asian styling 

  • Fabrics you love working with?

    • Gazar and crepe

  • Why do you love working at Lucia Josephine?

    • It makes me lure out my abilities to do things that I haven’t done before.

  • Fun fact that people might not know about you?

    • I love ruining workmates while their working, it makes me happy hahaha ‘char...’ [jokes]

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ICA
Couturier

  • Favourite designer?

    • Alexander McQueen

  • How long have you been working in the fashion industry for?

    • I’ve been working in the industry for about 2 years already. Since I graduated from Raffles, I’ve had internships and all. Then I continued my studies at Fashion Institute of the Philippines. Some more internships then I applied Lucia Josephine. 

  • Describe your style?

    • I am more on the minimalist side. I usually dress comfortably. 

  • Fabrics you love working with?

    • I love velvet and scuba crepe. 

  • Why you love working at Lucia Josephine?

    • I love LJ because of our team. You’ll never feel like you’re on your own when doing projects and/or garments. I’d love to say that we are more of a family instead of a team because if ever one’s having trouble, there’s always someone willing to help no matter how busy they are. 

  • Fun fact that people might not know about you?

    • I love listening to music while I’m doing work. I am also very easy to talk to. Though I look sassy, I really am very nice!! :)