Aurea’s the name and this blog is created in conjunction with my final fashion design projects and elective classes at Massey University, with a little bit of my personal stories here and there.



Challenging the effects of American colonialism onto the Philippine society through fashion.

Tatsulok (triangle) questions and challenges the influences of the American colonizers in early 20th century Philippines. On the surface, the country was made to believe that the Americans were the saviors of the country from the Spanish oppression. What is underneath is the infiltration of American ideals into the Philippine politics, culture and economy that to this day have misplaced the nationalism of Filipinos emphasized by the separation of the social classes. This project looks into empowering a unified voice of Philippine nationalism against impact of colonialism through the powerful voice of fashion.

Research & Design Process

Virtual Fashion Show with #RajoRunwayOnline

Last night, for the first time in years, I went on Facebook awaiting a very exciting new...

Learning the String Rag Weaving Technique

One of the ideas I wanted to play with for this project is to make a garment based off of...

Excerpt from Tatsulok project proposal

They are not white. Yet, before they could proudly claim it, the Philippine society...

"Create whatever causes a revolution in your heart. The rest of it will take care of itself."

Elizabeth Gilbert

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#Balikbayan Diaries: Revisiting History

One of the privileges of migrating to a different country later in life is being able to...

Blogging, again?

Making this year count by making success to achieve the only goal for the year.

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