so this is why michi calica has been so quiet this last couple of years... she was slowly but surely building this:
folks, welcome to michi calica bridal & home, a big, bright and beautiful space for not just brides-to-be but anyone looking for something new to wear or something new to decorate her house with. michi's new atelier, which had a soft opening two weeks ago, is located at oasis, a new complex on aurora boulevard, quezon city (right across broadway centrum). we remember the early days of michi, when she burst into the fashion scene in the mid 90s, as part of the youthquake of young fashion designers that included rajo laurel, carla sibal and cecile zamora. she was quite active in the design-competition circuit, became a favorite among young brides, was the go-to designer for up-to-the-minute cocktail dresses and formal gowns, even went ready-to-wear for a short-lived label, and was a real party girl. then after she got engaged, got married and had babies by the turn of the millennium, she laid low. now she's back, and back with a vengeance. visit her atelier for off-the-rack outfits and bags for dressy occasions, plus accessories by ciara marasigan and vicky ang, shoes by solea and twinky tabs, wedding bands by elena bautista, furniture and home decor by jo ang, and of course personalized service from michi herself for brides- and debutantes-to-be. for more info, call 725-7124. photographs by andrew contreras.