There’s another turn of the tide approaching quickly. The children of the established artists are bubbling up to the surface. Some have started courting limelight, some have crafted a way for their name to come before the reputation of their family, while the others are on the radar as we wait for what they’ll be doing next.
I’ll tag Leila Alcasid to fall into the latter. Ogie Alcasid and Michelle Van Eimeren’s daughter has gained attention since coming to Manila. She’s taking a year off from the University of Sydney where she’s taking up political science. “I don’t know where it’s leading to, I’m trying to figure it out,” she says as to why she took up the course. The break here will probably help her put the pieces together. For now, she seems to enjoy living where her father grew up. She writes in her blog how she’s loving Jollibee and learning to cope with the traffic.
At Bench Fashion Week, we spotted her and she was quick to agree for an interview. You can tell she’s a pro, and that she’s preparing for things to change even more.
Are you more into fashion or beauty?
Who’s your fashion icon?
She’s from the US. Her Instagram handle is @sincerlyjules. She’s my absolute favorite.
How would you describe your style?
It’s very relaxed, laid-back, and safe. But I’m trying to venture out new styles now.
What do you in your spare time?
I play with my brother and my dog Lou. I do a lot of online shopping, I love Revolve.