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Rogue September 2017

Rogue is an award-winning magazine that covers entertainment, culture, and current affairs for an affluent and important audience in the Philippines. Rogue is synonymous with beautiful women, powerful photography, and intelligent storytelling. Thought-provoking, relevant, and glamorous, Rogue has become a lifestyle filter whose pages reflect the unique pulse of Filipinos, in the Philippines and abroad. Combining cutting-edge style with profiles on the country’s influencers — from art and design to business and politics — Rogue is a purveyor of impeccable taste, elegant covers, and world-class journalism.

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1 min.
the guest list

CLAIRE JIAO has been a journalist for five years and currently works for CNN Philippines, reporting on business and the economy and providing political commentary. She has profiled personalities such as Rodrigo Duterte, Bongbong Marcos, and Grace Poe. CENON NORIAL is a freelance fashion photographer based in Manila. He is also the editor-in-chief and creative director for ADHD Magazine, which covers art, music, and fashion. He’s taken photos for other publications such as Preview and L’Officiel Manila. PAM QUIÑONES was the editor-in-chief of L’Officiel Manila and is one of the most sought-after commercial and fashion stylists in the country today. In this issue, she styles Iza Calzado’s cover with Ralph Mendoza. SHAIRA LUNA is a self-taught freelance fashion and advertising photographer based in Manila, Philippines. Try flipping through the closest local magazine: there…

3 min.
there’s a party over here

“THIS HAS NEVER been done before,” says Mariano Garchitorena. The Peninsula Manila’s Director of Public Relations is referring to us shooting Mai Mai Cojuangco, arguably the It Girl of her generation, right inside the hotel’s famed fountain. There she was in designer wear doing her best pose while feeling the effects of the fountain’s rushing waters (read: getting drenched). This was all for our September Style issue and all of it started with a text message late at night. When I messaged Rogue Executive Editor Jerome Gomez, the rest of Manila already asleep, I told him we should finally do an idea we’ve wanted to do for so long. “Let’s shoot an entire issue in one place in one night,” I said. “Let’s make this issue a real event! A real party!” September…

3 min.
up his sleeve

“I want to be the cool guy whom everyone learns something from. I don’t like to inflict fear,” he stresses. IT WAS ONLY a couple of months ago when 37-year-old Allan Briones entered his newest playground, and already he’s established he’s not one to be messed around with. As the first Filipino chef de cuisine of the iconic Old Manila at The Peninsula Manila, Briones has crafted a menu that showcases the many facets of his personality. “I think the whole menu reflects what I am and where I’ve been,” he says. Straight out of his training at the Center for Culinary Arts, the young Briones rose through the ranks in kitchens both here and abroad. That’s why the current Old Manila menu reveals noticeable influences of his work in the Middle…

3 min.
stars in our eyes

It is not surprising that a place that has brought such compelling wonder to so many batches of kids has become a cultural phenomenon THERE WAS A time when the National Museum Planetarium was synonymous with discovery. A field trip staple, the small museum would wow visiting schoolchildren with its collection of miniature spacecraft, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) prints, and an actual meteorite. The Planetarium, which opened in 1975, served as an adjunct to regular curricula, and was thus supported by the education department, which funneled school kid traffic during the peak months of August to March. Kids would mill slack-jawed as they held hands with their “buddies,” giddy at being outside the classroom for once—Film-showing Day adrenaline except 10 times over. It is not surprising that a place that has…

3 min.
versace on the christ

HERE’S A SIGHT you don’t see every day: Jesus Christ clad in Gucci. The two elements—Christ and Gucci—are familiar to all, but to see the Jesus lounging comfortably in a living room, reading a book and sporting a pair of Alessandro Michele-designed furry slip-ons forces one into serious introspection. The untitled work is part of an ongoing series by contemporary artist Marc Gaba, who replicates real fashion advertisements by employing The Great JC as brand ambassador. In another canvas, Gaba paints Christ in Louis Vuitton, the prophet’s brooding good looks decorated with an iconic LV scarf wrapped around his neck. “I thought of abstracting him,” says Gaba of how he initially planned to paint the world-famous figure. “But it felt wrong because Jesus Christ is the figurative image of God, who is…

2 min.
here’s looking at you

TO KNOW MATTHEW ROLSTON, one must first understand Andy Warhol. One could say that the American pop artist Warhol made fame and artifice his main subjects, and because of this, he was never far from the life and imagery of Hollywood. Of all his creative inclinations, it was his Interview magazine that best demonstrated his fixations on the glamorous, the glitzy, the ideal. As Warhol’s fame grew, so did his circle. And in interacting with various Hollywood giants, he became hungry for nostalgia, for the Old Hollywood glamour aesthetic. You know the look. That Audrey Hepburn image. That Clark Gable vibe. The kinds of shots you’d probably find on a La La Land mood board. But American society was well past the point of black-and-white cinema, and mass media wasn’t into that…