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25-Year-Old Charisma Lico Is Local Fashion's Favorite Budding Photographer

At just 25 years old, Charisma Lico is bringing new energy to the industry and contributing to fashion history with her soft, young, and feminine touch.

An Advertising Arts graduate, Charisma had apprenticed under some of the most talented in the field—from Mark Nicdao, Jay Tablante, and Xander Angeles—spending anywhere from a few days to months absorbing their wisdom.

 

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In time, she was urged to leave the nest and test her wings as an independent photographer. Since then, she’s shot the who’s who of high society and showbiz like Georgina Wilson, Martine Cajucom, Isabelle Daza, Claudia Barretto and the like. Despite being new to the game, Charisma reveals that she’s already found her corner in the sky, choosing fashion photography as her preferred playground for creativity.

 

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Raw, real, and relatable—learn about #ToniGonzagaSoriano (@celestinegonzaga) and #AlexGonzaga (@cathygonzaga) in their most revealing interview yet. In this exclusive story, the sisters talk about their humble beginnings in showbiz, sibling rivalry, learning about motherhood, and their latest collaboration: a tell-all book “for sisters by sisters.” Link in our bio for the full digital cover story! • Produced by @gracelibero Photography by @charismalico Creative direction by @jpendesign Art direction by @theonlychookiecruz Styling by @stylizedstudio Makeup by @mickeysee Hairstyling by @macy_dionido (Toni) and @jerrybuanjavier (Alex) Special thanks to @justinconvento and @kusinaalfonso • #ToniAndAlexOnMetroDotStyle #MetroDotStyleExclusive #ToniGonzaga #CelestineGonzaga #CathyGonzaga #People #wellstyledlife #lifestyled #lifegoals #inspiredliving

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To #ToniGonzagaSoriano (@celestinegonzaga), her younger sister #AlexGonzaga (@cathygonzaga) is “the girl who grew up setting aside her desires, dreams, and her ‘life’ because all her life, she was just there to support me.” The two sisters, no doubt the best of friends, tell us all about their unbreakable bond in this digital exclusive. Link in our bio for the full story! • Produced by @gracelibero Photography by @charismalico Creative direction by @jpendesign Art direction by @theonlychookiecruz Styling by @stylizedstudio Makeup by @mickeysee Hairstyling by @macy_dionido (Toni) and @jerrybuanjavier (Alex) Special thanks to @justinconvento and @kusinaalfonso • #ToniAndAlexOnMetroDotStyle #MetroDotStyleExclusive #ToniGonzaga #CelestineGonzaga #CathyGonzaga #People #wellstyledlife #lifestyled #lifegoals #inspiredliving

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#RichardGomez (@richardgomezinstagram) plays many roles. He’s an accomplished actor, a decorated athlete, a trendsetting model, Ormoc City’s respected mayor, and an emerging artist, but the role he holds most closely to his heart is that of being a loving father to his daughter, Juliana (@gomezjuliana). This #FathersDay, Richard opens up about the joys of fatherhood and getting to know his daughter, and Juliana lets us in on why she’ll be her dad’s number one fan for life, unconditionally. Link in our bio for the full digital cover story! • Produced by @gracelibero and @_judyarias?Photography by @charismalico?Creative direction by @theonlychookiecruz?Makeup by @robbiepinera?Hairstyling by @jayweehair?Styling by @stylizedstudio?Writer: @saraloopdeloop?Shot on location at @benchcafeph?Special thanks to @piacampos and @renzjoshuaesguerra of @wtalentmanagement; @tessg28, @darwinmorfe and @bcbench of #BenchCafe • #People #RichardAndJulianaOnMetroDotStyle #HappyFathersDay #JulianaGomez #wellstyledlife #lifestyled #lifegoals #inspiredliving

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Everyday is #FathersDay with this father-daughter pair! We bring you our second digital cover with #RichardGomez (@richardgomezinstagram) and #JulianaGomez (@gomezjuliana). “He’s the wisest guy I know; that’s always at the back of my mind,” Juliana says about her dad. “Everything I do in life, I ask, ‘What would Richard do?’ WWRD?’ Because I really look up to him! He’s my role model,” she quips. Read the full story at the link in our bio! • Produced by @gracelibero and @_judyarias?Photography by @charismalico?Creative direction by @theonlychookiecruz?Makeup by @robbiepinera?Hairstyling by @jayweehair?Styling by @stylizedstudio?Writer: @saraloopdeloop?Shot on location at @benchcafeph?Special thanks to @piacampos and @renzjoshuaesguerra of @wtalentmanagement; @tessg28, @darwinmorfe and @bcbench of #BenchCafe • #People #RichardAndJulianaOnMetroDotStyle #HappyFathersDay #JulianaGomez #wellstyledlife #lifestyled #lifegoals #inspiredliving

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Charisma Lico has photographed Alex and Toni Gonzaga as well as Richard and Juliana Gomez for Metro.Style

 

 

“I just love the whole transformation aspect of fashion and beauty editorials,” she says.

“More than capturing the moment and taking photos, I’m fascinated by the looks. From the makeup to the clothes, to the models, these all come to play in telling a specific narrative, and that’s what truly excites me.”

 

This article was originally published in Metro Magazine's October 2018 issue.

 

Photography by Charisma Lico