Being named as StarCentral Magazine’s Fashionista of the Month for June 2013 is definitely the beginning of bigger things for Abygaille ‘Aby’ Mendoza! Though relatively new to the fashion industry, she was nevertheless names as this month’s winner. The 24-year old Australian Filipina, is currently working to complete a Bachelor of Education degree and hopes to one day combine that degree with being a fashion model.
> What first interested you in style/fashion/make up?
I just love the confidence it gives me.
> What made you decide to make it into a career?
I did not make it as my career yet but I was already thinking about it in the future.
> What do you enjoy most about style/fashion?
What I enjoy about style/fashion is the mix and matching of clothes and doing different styles.
> Do you have a specific inspiration that keeps you going in your career?
I just personally love fashion and lookbook while instagram and tumblr inpires me a lot more.
> What has been the most memorable experience of your career so far?
I have not any experience so far but I would love to be featured in a magazine one day.
> What has been the most valuable lesson you’ve learned. This can be about the industry or about yourself. Or both!
The most valuable thing I have learn about myself is to love myself first before I love something else.
> Is your family supportive of your career?
My family is supportive with the Degree I am getting and I am doing fashion as a hobby for now.
> What are your future plans? Inside your career or out of it.
I want to be a full time teacher and be a clothing model at the same time.
‘LIGHTNING FAST’ Round:
> What is the one beauty product you can’t live without?
> What is the most dramatic thing you’ve ever done to change your looks?
Bold MakeUp Look
> What is in your makeup bag when you travel?
Blotting paper, pressed powder, lots of lipstick, lipbalms, powder brush, eyeliner, blush, perfume
> What is the one “flaw” you wouldn’t change about yourself
One flaw that I wouldn’t change about myself is by being tough.
> Your best guilty pleasure…
One word “SHOPPING”
Photos by: Sean Pleta