Get the Look: BJ Pascual, Celebrity Photographer

The fashion and celebrity lensman straddles the time between hot and rainy seasons in a motocross-inspired ensemble, and shares his obsession with all things tall

Play with proportions

“If the pants are loose, I’ll wear a fitted top, and vice versa in terms of silhouette. It’s all about creating the illusion of length.”

Reach new heights

“I love the power of height, so I wear boots with a little heel and sneakers with lifts. Even if it makes me just an inch taller, it has a huge impact on my confidence.”

A little flair never hurt

“I’m never without a few matte silver rings and bracelets. It gives just a little more flair to so many looks.”

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What inspires BJ Pascual’s personal style

Everything ’80s.

“I grew up on Jem and the Holograms and everything new wave. The colors, the big shoulders, the high-waist pants — they all inspire me.”

David Bowie.

“He broke style conventions without putting a label on his preferences or orientation. I love his interpretation of rock ’n’ roll.”

Robert Mapplethorpe.

“Everything about him and his work, including his personal style, are iconic to me.”

 

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This article first appeared in the June 2019 issue of Smile magazine.

Written by

Gabbie Tatad

Photographed by

Regine David

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