As the in-house designer extraordinaire for luxury department store Rustan’s, Hindy Weber-Tantoco is one busy lady. Alongside her creations for Belle Mama, U Swim, Rustanette, Rustan’s Jr., Kiddos, and Baby Club, one of Hindy’s main lines is the sophisticated women’s label Culte Femme. Which is why, when Hindy reached her 10-year milestone in the fashion industry last December, it was only fitting for her Culte Femme passion to be thrust into the spotlight.
At a celebration party themed “Hardcore Femme,” Hindy revealed the 10 women whose style sensibilities, dressing attitudes, and overall look have always inspired her Culte Femme creations. Not surprisingly, the designer included herself—after all, what better way to give women what they want than to design what you would wear? Also among the “muses” were Daphne Oseña-Paez, Mai Kaufman, Kyla, Cesca Litton, Rima Ostwani, Bea Tantoco, Stephanie Kienle, Anna Go-Chia, and Nikki Luna.
Aside from being featured in 10 gorgeous portraits shot by photographer Doc Marlon Pecjo (which you will find below), the Culte Femme muses also starred in a short film by artist Dondi Narciso. The edgy black-and-white video captured Hindy and her Culte Femme crew as they showed off their sexiest dance moves for the camera. To view the film, click here.
Browse through the gallery below to see the 10 muses of Culte Femme!
Culte Femme is available exclusively at Rustan’s Makati, Edsa Shangri-La, Alabang Town Center, and Ayala Center Cebu.
(Photos by Doc Marlon Pecjo courtesy of Visions & Expressions)