5 Digital Influencers Name Their Favourite Cameras | Clozette

Digital influencers are on top of the game for good reason. Aside from their great eye for styling outfits, talent for capturing moments, and telling stories with their photos on their social media platforms, there's also a sense of mystery as to what goes on behind their lens.

So we decided to talk to our Clozette Ambassadors and Star Clozetters to find out more about their camera of choice; plus, they spilled their #IGgoals secrets. 


"I use the Canon 6D with prime lens. Despite it being an acclaimed professional camera with various settings that can help you achieve your ideal photo, auto mode works just as well! [The only] downside is that it's rather heavy and bulky. So my other option is to go for my iPhone, using HDR mode for scenery and wider angle shots."

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"I currently use the Nikon D3200 with AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G lens kit. The D3200 is marvellous because of its super light weight — just 17.8 oz./505g with battery and SD card — making it the lightest Nikon DSLR ever made. The camera isn't as heavy as it looks, although it's really bulky for traveling. But so far, I'm really impressed with the quality of the images. They're really punchy and realistic. 

Another option would be the Fujifilm X-series mirrorless cameras. They're thinner and more compact for travelling, making it the ultimate travel camera for me. It has the features of a DSLR combined with the size convenience of a point-and-shoot camera."


"I've been using the Fujifilm X-A2 ever since I started blogging. It's so easy to use especially when you're not familiar with DSLR cameras. Not only that, it also captures really good quality photos, which is why I love it so much!" 


"I actually just use my iPhone 7. It does the work for me [without having to lug] around another camera all the time. Plus, I can edit [my photos] immediately using various apps before uploading [them]. It's really convenient for me to have everything in one gadget. It's all about the editing apps, trust me!"


"Currently, I use the Fujifilm X-T1. It has vibrant colours and has a certain tone (the chrome mode) that I love. It's also smaller and more portable compared to DSLR cams. My other camera is the Fujifilm X-A3; it's for taking high-quality selfies when I'm travelling since it has a 180° tilting LCD. Both cameras have an easy-to-use WiFi function (which I looove) that lets me transfer photos directly to my phone."


Done jotting down their gadget recos? Take notes on their styling tips next.



After a day-long audition for the AirAsia Runway Ready Designer Search 2017 last Saturday, Jerome Tayao and Maria Esmeralda “Esme” Palaganas were declared winners. 

Left: Palaganas; Right: Tayao

The two will compete against representatives from nine other Asean countries for a chance to win 150,000 AirAsia BIG Points; PHP280,000.00 fund to produce a capsule collection to be sold on fashionvalet.com; a six-page fashion spread in AirAsia’s in-flight magazine, Travel3Sixty; AirAsia flights and mentorship from the KLFW RTW, apart from a confirmed slot to showcase their full collection in KL Fashion Week RTW 2018.

The winners were chosen by an esteemed panel of judges composed of Andrew Tan, Founder of KLFW RTW; Hannah Serrano, Head of Crewing for Philippines AirAsia; Veen Dee Tan, Head of Marketing for FashionValet; Suki Salvador, Vice President, Creative Director; Editor for One Mega Group; Anthony Ramirez, Philippine Fashion Designer.

The grand finale of the competition will take place in Kuala Lumpur in August.


Follow the contestants’ journey here.


Here at Clozette, we love learning about new beauty products, upcoming fashion releases and cool new things that are meant to improve our lifestyles. So it’s not unusual that we’ve already set our sights on and have created a list of things we want to get our hands on. 

With that, we’d like to introduce you to a new series, #ClozetteCovets, where we share what goodies we are lusting over and would love to nab. This month, we're all about freshness. Take a look at our picks.


Creative Director

"I'm setting my eyes on the new stacking rings from the Pandora spring collection. I'm a ring lover so I cannot wait to get them on my fingers! Apart from that, I am also quite enamoured with the side detailing of the collection. I also like that some of them are pastel-hued while others are a bit more bold, making them perfect for mixing and matching. The rings are also versatile in such a way that you can choose to show the band part or the crystal part depending on the look you're going for. I also appreciate that they are modern-looking as I don't like overly feminine, sweet floral accessories." 



"This COS 10 Collection cotton poplin shirt dress is part of the 10-piece capsule collection created for the 10th anniversary of COS, one of my favourite shopping boutiques! Designed with Japanese influences in mind, this is a staple piece with a twist – its versatile fabric belt lets you style up in various ways. Definitely one for keeps!"



"Fun fact: I never leave the house without a pen and notebook (or a piece of paper I can scribble on). It’s a habit I formed when I was younger and very eager to document every moment of my life. While I no longer have the urge to write down everything that happened in my day, bringing a pen and notebook does come in handy when I need to take note of things. So, yes, a pen is a must! And you can just imagine how excited I was when I learned about the new Pilot Juice Up pens. I’m already set on getting one… or two… or all twenty-two!"


Features Writer and Campaign Executive

"For as long as I can remember, I've always been obsessed with lip care. I have really chapped lips and I look pale and sickly with them bare, so lipsticks are always my go-to. That's why my top pick for this month is By Terry Baume's De Rose Lip Care, which has highly concentrated shea butter, essential Rose wax, ceramides, vitamin E and hyaluronic acid spheres that promise moisture and protection for my lips. This can definitely act as the perfect primer before I swipe on my favourite lippie."


Campaign Executive

"I love the LANEIGE White Dew Original Ampoule Essence as it lightens my dark spots and brightens my dull complexion! I have combination to oily skin and the essence's lightweight formula works great for the humidity that we experience all year round. It does not leave me looking too oily by the end of the day. This product has reached holy grail status in my books!"


P.S. We're also looking forward to getting one — or all — of these new beauty releases.