“It’s a dream come true,” shares aspiring designer Maria Elena. Discovered as a fashion model at a bookstore in one of the malls of Cebu, she has always a soft spot for styling. “I knew modeling was just a phase,” She kept reminding herself. SO she opt to have a fall back after that, but even if she already got married and having been blessed with kids, she’d still get calls from agents to do this and that fashion shows.

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Cast in the first and second Bench Fashion show in Cebu, Maria Elena has graced many covers, if not fashion editorials, in Cebu’s glossies and dailies. Her love for fashion is such that it has become part of who she truly is.

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Maria Elena opens to special guests to see her heart on February 8, 2012 at Cebu Country Club for the unveiling of Fashion House of Maria Elena and to the public at her atelier near Carmelite sisters. She’ll feature a complete collection of wardrobe- from casual to chic to power suits to LBDs to haute couture.