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Me, Myself & Masturdating: A Fashion Editorial

“When was the last time you took yourself out on a date?”


The fashion and beauty story ahead is a visual exploration of just that: the art of dating oneself. As a writer (and new believer in masturdating) once wrote: “Given my non-pursuit of masturdating, I had never considered making getting ready to date myself just as enjoyable a ceremony as getting ready to date someone else is.” It’s here where things take an interesting turn.


In Me, Myself & Masturdating, model Justine Llarena takes on the solo date night with photographer Hawang behind the lens.

In the editorial-meets-style guide for the self-date, stylist Bryan Laroza heavily romanticizes the quintessential date night look, taking on a darker, vampy interpretation. Hair and makeup artist Nadynne Esguerra, meanwhile, amplifies the fashion with a dramatic, snatched brown eyeshadow look and heavy kohl liner.

H&M satin dress and fish nets, Dr. Martens combat boots
Angela Taloza cocktail dress, H&M earrings, Pull&Bear rings, Naked Wolfe platform boots, The Sleek Chique nails

Hang up the little black dress for now. The little red dress is in. Make room for a classic red dress in your wardrobe for date nights that call for something stark instead of subtle. Play up the look further with a red lip; and opt for a black boot instead of the dressier heel.

For beauty, also consider: nail art. Tie everything together by meshing an acrylic nail design with your date night color palette, essentially making this an extension of both your beauty look and the evening’s accessories. Temporary press-on nails are a good place to start, but professionally done acrylic nail extensions are a great option, too.

Angela Taloza gown, Jacatel earrings, Pull&Bear rings, So Fab! heels, The Sleek Chique nails

Here’s to your next weekend playing out this way.

Photography Hawang

Art, Art Direction, Beauty Direction & Fashion Direction Matthew Fetalver

Styling Bryan Laroza

Hair & Makeup Nadynne Esguerra

Model Justine Llarena

Location INT. bar / EXT. cafe

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