Thursday, November 03, 2005
R.I.P. rocky gimenez
it always happens in threes, or so the saying goes, and after the loss of three important names in the fashion industry this year—richard tann (may), eli pinto-mansor (july) and noelle boado (july)—we thought that was that, no more. so we were saddened to hear about the sudden death of makeup artist rocky gimenez a week ago. the longtime companion of pr practitioner toots tolentino, rocky was a constant fixture in social events—fashion shows, store openings, product launchings, and assorted occasions where other friends from the industry would gather. we recall that during shoots, he was always very supportive and would make himself available, always ready to offer a smile or a joke during tense moments, always very helpful and would never complain—always a pleasure to work with and to hang out with. his death was caused by a severe allergic reaction that constricted his air passage, resulting in the failure of his internal organs; unfortunately, he didn't make it to hospital in time. rocky, we thank you for sharing your talent with us. you will be missed.