VITO STUDIO.COM is a virtual haven of fashionable goods. Gowns, cocktail dresses, coats , purses, accessories – they offer the whole stylish gamut. But what I love about this online store is that everything they sell is made by local designers. The main thrust of the website is to showcase local designs to a broader and more global market by making unique pieces by some of the country’s celebrated designers available online. In its maiden foray in 2009, the website opened with a stellar collection which included creations by fashion mavens Ivarluski Aseron, JC Buendia, Jun Escario, Maureen Disini, Rajo Laurel , Veejay Floresca and Yvonne Quisumbing, to name a few.
I was only too thrilled to be invited to the VITO STUDIO VIP showroom in Bel-Air by one half of the duo behind the brand - the effervescent Bianca Salonga. (Corrine Alegre was indisposed.) Bianca ushered me inside the receiving parlour and we started to talk. “Corine and I are long time friends from Assumption College and we both had previously worked in fashion magazines. We decided to be entrepreneurs rather than remain as employees. With the connections we had made in our work, we started VITO STUDIO.COM. Corine selects the merchandise that we carry while I’m responsible for the marketing side,“ Bianca explained. “The brand is a tribute to my grandfather JOVITO SALONGA, hence the name VITO STUDIO, “ she proudly added.
THE BQP’S TOP PICKS
The Ears Have It
Ear Sliders by MARIA
With these , you’ll have every reason to tuck your locks behind your lobes.
Precious Arm Candies
Janina Dizon’s Colorful Clutch Bags
Made of ostritch, lamb and stingray leather, these bags are both fun and fashionable. But what makes these creations extra special is the solitaire diamond setting on the front . A jewel of a find , don’t you agree?
Purses by CARABAO
J is for Jumpsuit
All the Pretty Dresses
The Black Pack
Women Who Wear VITO
THE LAST WORD
Online shopping can be frustrating! I myself have wasted money on clothes that look so good in pictures but turn out to be oh-so-ugly when delivered. Scheming sellers put up flawless pictures and use different filters to dupe their customers. So be careful before you purchase!
Vito Studio’s collections are very well curated by its owners. They carefully select and inspect each and every time before these are sent to clients. What is shown on the pictures is exactly what you’ll get. In fact, I’ve seen some designs that look plain in print but are so fabulous up front! Yes, you pay more for designer creations – but you’ll also get more mileage from these one-of-a-kind masterpieces than you ever will from designer duds or designers “inspired” (which means poor copy or fake, really) merchandise.
The BQP bestows her seal of approval to Vito Studio. In fact, she has ordered some items already! Visit their website at VITOSTUDIO.COM. You can also check the brand’s Facebook page and Instagram. VITO STUDIO ships both locally and internationally.
Let’s support our Filipino designers and entrepreneurs. VIVA VITO STUDIO!