Team Manila x My Japs

Take an actress-slash-pop singing sensation and a graphic design studio company such as Team Manila, and what do you get? A fusion of youthful style!
by Melanie Santiago   |  Mar 30, 2012
photo courtesy of Team Manila
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Julie Anne San Jose, or Japs as she's famously known for, is a contract artist of GMA who appeared on screen as young as three years old when she joined Little Miss Philippines. Her career began to pick up in 2005 when she competed in Popstar Kids and was one of the top five finalists. From then on, she has appeared on several shows including Gaano Kadalas ang Minsan, SOP, and Party Pilipinas. You probably know her as Elmo Magalona's leading lady and the other half of the Julielmo loveteam.

Who knew this talented Filipina actress and singer who can also play the drums, piano, guitar, flute, lyre, keyboard and xylophone, could also design clothes? Talk about a true slashie, right?

The launch of the new collaboration of Team Manila Lifestyle with Julie Anne last March 28, 2012 at the Hard Rock Café gave Candy a sneak peek at the designs.

The collaboration resulted in the My Japs Collection that exudes the star's bubbly and fun-loving attitude. But get this, the proceeds of the collection go to the cancer patients of the Philippine Children's Medical Center which really is all about spreading the love!

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Julie admits that she's more of a t-shirt-and-jeans kind of gal and that she wears a lot of orange, which explains the abundance of orange in her designs for the My Japs Collection. The collection is also a means for her to give back to her supporters and fans, which is kind of like a "token of appreciation" for their undying support.

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We also got to ask her about her upcoming movie with Elmo Magalona. We asked what her favorite scenes to shoot in Just One Summer  were and she answered, "our scenes together!" So kilig! But the actress refused to spill any deets and encouraged us to watch the movie instead. Rating the movie on the kilig meter, Japs gave it a perfect 10!

So stay tuned for her movie if you want more of the JuliElmo love. And be sure to check out the My Japs Collection, which will be available in all Team Manila stores nationwide this April.

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Finally, watch the vid below to catch Japs’ message to all you Candy readers out there!

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Melanie Santiago
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Frustrated painter and writer, Melanie also takes time to drop by candymag.com and share the stories she comes across.
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