Upon entering the styling industry, I never expected that Sam Concepcion will be one of my friends in the industry. I just didn’t think opportunities like such would come along the way. Sam is one of the friendliest celebrities I have met in my whole styling career. We met even before I joined Team Rain x Em, specifically, New Years Eve 2015. Ever since then, I’ve grown to be good friends with him. He’s also one of the reasons why I got so excited to join Team Rain x Em and luckily, he was my first project upon joining the team.
The Calayan shoot was our first project together. I was so happy that Team Rain x Em entrusted me to man this shoot for them. I remember how surprised Sam was when he saw me, I haven’t told him then that I was finally part of his styling team; he even thought that I work for the studio itself.
I love how Rain plans every outfit of Sam. Most of the time, it’s always something synonymous to the style direction of Choi Seunghyun (T.O.P of BIGBANG). I love how the team conceptualizes Sam’s outfits in a very unique way. That is why Sam’s outfits are very different to the eye of the public. Some will find it weird, but if you look at his outfit composition properly, you’ll see how it was composed perfectly for his body type and his character.
I personally enjoyed working with Sam. Apart from being in his style team, comes the small talks and hangouts that, us, members of glam teams appreciate a lot. The uniqueness of Sam’s styling didn’t come easy. It’s a lot of brainstorming and preparation for the team. I appreciate our head stylists Rain and Em for their patience on guiding me through working with them.