on the move

Teresa Herrera, fashion darling and free spirit is a Global TV host, model, writer and Exec Producer (Runway TV Asia) specializing in fashion/beauty/art/travel lifestyle media

People who know me well know that one of my true passions in life is travelling. Every chance i get, I’m off on a plane, train, boat or car looking for my next adventure.   Seeing new places, meeting new people, and most importantly, creating new memories. 
Being in the fashion industry, many assume that I have the latest “it bag” or piece from the current runway collections.  Well, the truth is, I grew up valuing people and experiences more. 
I read a quote recently that says, “The people with whom you travel with are more important than the places you’ll go.” I’ve found this to be true, especially when you travel alone.  You must open yourself up to people which in turn expands your horizons and depth as a person.  
For me, its about the simple things… enjoying my friends and family and making sure we always find ways to spend time with each other.
I travel to discover something new… perhaps its something new within myself… The more i travel, the less I need… “Acquiring memories, not possesions”. View high resolution

People who know me well know that one of my true passions in life is travelling. Every chance i get, I’m off on a plane, train, boat or car looking for my next adventure.   Seeing new places, meeting new people, and most importantly, creating new memories.

Being in the fashion industry, many assume that I have the latest “it bag” or piece from the current runway collections.  Well, the truth is, I grew up valuing people and experiences more. 

I read a quote recently that says, “The people with whom you travel with are more important than the places you’ll go.” I’ve found this to be true, especially when you travel alone.  You must open yourself up to people which in turn expands your horizons and depth as a person.  

For me, its about the simple things… enjoying my friends and family and making sure we always find ways to spend time with each other.

I travel to discover something new… perhaps its something new within myself… The more i travel, the less I need… “Acquiring memories, not possesions”.

ISLA

Aria Dress

The Creators

Two friends, Teresa Herrera and Rajo Laurel, who share a similar passion for travel and fashion, had a vision, and within a short time, started Isla Resort Collection.

RAJO’s love affair with fashion began at the early age of 11. He studied art at the famed Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, and later underwent further studies at the prestigious Central St. Martin’s in London. As a young designer, he was awarded Air France’s Young Designer of the Year (1994), Most Promising Designer of the Year (1996) and The Loop’s (Editor’s Choice Award) Favorite Designer (1998). He has also won awards at the ASEAN Young Designers Competition (Singapore, 1993).  Known for his daring vision of design, Rajo has staged many fashion shows, most notable of which were his daring Optical Illusions show (Philippines, 2001) which introduced Philippine fashion consciousness to the avant-garde. His Habi show (Philippines, 2004), held at the residence of the British Ambassador to the Philippines, showcased the best of the Philippines’ textiles. He also displayed a Premier Collection created specially for the Young President’s Organization Gala that was held at the Araneta Coliseum (Philippines, 2005). 

 Teresa, on the other hand, was immersed in the world of dance and art at an early age of 5.  Always in search of an outlet for self- expression, she experimented with many different mediums of art both visual (including painting, sculpture & photography) and performing.  By the age of 18, Teresa was introduced to the world of fashion and she found herself traveling the globe working as a professional model. As one of the most sought after faces in the fashion world, she has graced the covers and pages of many fashion magazines including, Cosmopolitan, Harpers Bazaar HK, Marie Claire HK, Elle Magazine HK, Mega Magazine, FHM, Uno Men’s Magazine, and Manual Magazine.   In addition, she has appeared in notable advertising campaigns such as, Neutrogena, Shell, Carefree, Avon, and Nokia.  With her background in and flair for fashion and design, Teresa serves as the Creative director of ISLA.

Combining their experience and passion, Rajo and Teresa’s vision is to bring to life collections that reflect the beauty, serenity and purity of the island lifestyle.

Diniwid Kaftan

Teresa Silk Dress

Jonah top

Jude Tunic

Parao jersey sarong

 

Kitchie short kaftan

Photos by: Marc Nicdao


 

 

Every time we leave home and go to a new place, we open up the possibility of having something wonderful happen to us. When we move out of the familiar here and now, we set in motion a series of events that bring about changes at the very root of our being.
— The way of the Traveller
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