You took up fashion design because you wanted to be in the fashion industry? 

I took that up Fashion Design kasi i love drawing and parang nakita ko yon na one way na ma-ehance ko yung talent ko so I took that up.

Your personality is so complex! So your artistic side is strong—what did you see yourself doing if you had pursued Fashion Design?

Probably katulad ng ibang mga fashion students, designing for brand like Penshoppe, Bench.

Have you tried designing your own clothes?

Yeah, I've always been and I've always drawn a lot of design every time may naiisip ako

pero hangang dun lang yon. 

Why? Sayang naman.

I guess it’s because I discovered that I really enjoyed teaching. Na-realize ko masarap pala magturo and then I get to meet a lot of new people from different cultures kasi iba ibang lahi ang tinuturuan ko eh and then I get to share their experiences. I really can’t explain the satisfaction I get—I just feel happy doing the teaching gig. Masaya ako kahit pumapasok ako ng maaga noon. It’s also the reason why I got a certificate to teach abroad. 

Here are some of her drawings she shares on IG. Follow her: @lookforchesca

Photographer: Jerico Montemayor

Makeup, hair by: Chesca White

Styling by: Chesca White