BEAUTY & STYLE
The rainy season is the perfect time for someone living in a tropical country like the Philippines to wear another layer of clothing, usually a jacket, to stay dry in wet weather and still look stylish.
For Sanya Lopez, though, putting on a jacket was something she was not too fond of when she was younger.
“Kasi medyo mainitin ako,” says the 20-year-old actress who played the Queen of Lireo, Hara Danaya, in Encantadia. “Nagja-jacket ako pag malamig lang talaga ’yong panahon.”
Things have changed since then. “Nitong huli, medyo na-observe ko na nahihilig na ako sa jacket. Kasi, pag may nakikita akong jacket, ‘Ay, ang ganda nito!’ Gusto ko na.”
She adds, grinning, “Siguro dati, walang pambili kaya wala akong naa- appreciate. Hehehe! Pagkain talaga ang inuuna.”
Sanya now owns several jackets, and she always brought one to her tapings of Encantadia. The show had a lot of fight scenes that made the cast members sweat it out.
“Iniiwasan namin na after fight scenes na magbabad sa studio na ang lamig-lamig,” Sanya points out. “So minsan, nakakatulong din ’yong jacket na i-cover ka muna para medyo ’yong temperature mo, maging okey.”
Instead of jackets, like the ones on Sanya, you might opt for a sweater, says Melville. A sweater works well when paired with denim jeans and sneakers, he adds.
In putting together a rainy-day outfit for Sanya Lopez, Melville Sy recommends this shirt, pants, jacket, and booties combo. For some pizzazz, the stylist of the Qurator Studio fashion company also suggests going for a few details like embroidery on the pants’ side.
Sanya recalls that there was one thing she and her older brother Jak Roberto (right) enjoyed doing back when they were kids: “Naliligo kami sa ulan.”
Just like his younger sister, Jak is making waves on tV. He’s currently a mainstay in the hit primetime romcom series Meant To Be and in the country’s longest running gag show Bubble Gang.