Despite her preference for muted hues and old-school fashion, stylist and fashion editor MJ Benitez remains a breath of fresh air. MJ is unsurprisingly easing her way into the top ranks of homegrown sartorial masterminds, with her styling prowess on show in various local publications like L’Officiel Manila, Esquire, and Preview. That said, her styling stint for the award-winning local film Baka Bukas featuring Jasmine Curtis-Smith and Louise delos Reyes shows she’s got the chops to thrive beyond the typical terrains of fashion. MJ’s distinctive sartorial sense is proof that she is a budding creative genius.
Here, the all-around sartorial connoisseur lets us in on her beauty essentials, the items she’s currently itching to buy, and the sources of her creative fuel.