one of the reasons designer rajo laurel is so successful is because he has a secret weapon: a very tight-knit support group, namely his family. everyone from his mom to his sisters to his sister-in-law to even his pamangkins—who model his childrenswear line rajito—work in the business. kaya mayaman na si rajo, 'no? he has his own building and is on his way to acquiring a new one. but there's a new laurel who's well on her way to making a name for herself: gela laurel. rajo's sister has always been obsessed with cosmetics and everything related to beauty. after studying makeup in the states, last year she became the chief makeup artist for lancôme in the philippines. and this year, she achieves another dream: her own makeup studio. of course it's called house of laurel makeup studio. there was a formal opening last week, along with an exhibit of photos featuring her handiwork on some of manila's prettiest faces, as photographed by toto labrador. the photos will be on exhibit at DPI studios. check 'em out!
gela at the minimalist-designed studio, located at the back rooms of house of laurel. services include makeup, shampoo-blowdry, simple cuts, mani-pedi
toto beside one of his "gals"
more of gela and toto's gals:
house of laurel makeup studio, 6013 villena corner mañalac streets, barangay poblacion, makati city, tel 895-5688, 897-5063