Ria Prieto

Editor in Chief

Ria Prieto is a content creator, creative consultant, and stylist.

She draws from her 19 years in the publishing industry to lead the Lifestyle.INQ team in creating fresh and original features on the latest and most relevant topics. 

Her creative background began in Summit Media and includes being the fashion & beauty editor of Candy for five years, and styling the covers of major fashion & beauty publications. She was also the editor-in-chief of Inquirer RED. She pens a Philippine Daily Inquirer column, Ria Recommends, where she tackles her personal take on trends and key lifestyle reports. 

Growing from this is her online platform,, where she shares her continuing passion to cultivate a taste for both the curious and the classic. In 2018, she established Ria Prieto Company for consultancy services.


Angela Manuel Go

Managing Editor

Angela Manuel Go began her career in luxury lifestyle communications in her third year of college at the Ateneo de Manila University, where she joined the team of Inquirer RED as an editorial assistant under the mentorship of Ria Prieto and Meg Manzano.

She eventually progressed to becoming a freelance creative consultant, working on projects ranging from editorial production, wardrobe styling, garment manufacturing, design education, content marketing, enterprise development, and retail management.

The diverse but complementary roles help her in creating thoughtful brand strategies and implementing effective business solutions. Her personal advocacy is to work with homegrown organizations that aid in the local arts and culture revival movement and to create sustainable products, services, and livelihood opportunities for the everyday Filipino. She is currently the Brand Director for athleisure brand TheShapeShop, which she co-owns with her mom.


Sophia Berbano Concordia

Associate Editor

Sophia Berbano Concordia is a lifestyle journalist, fashion stylist, and designer. 

With over 6 years of experience in the fashion and publishing industry, Sophia began her career at the age of 17 years old, interning for L’Officiel Magazine. She then went on to spend the next 5 years honing her skills in styling, writing, and art direction under the mentorship of former Inquirer RED and Preview Magazine editor, Meg Manzano.

Whilst pursuing her undergraduate studies, Sophia worked freelance, spearheading numerous fashion styling projects for publications such as Scout Magazine, MEGA Magazine, and PURVEYR Magazine. 

In 2020, she obtained her certificate in Fashion Journalism from the London College of Fashion, and in 2021, her Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Design and Merchandising. That same year, Sophia launched her conscious clothing brand “A Las Siesta” where she currently serves as creative director.

Sophia is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Communication with a specialization in digital media at Deakin University. 


Angela Singian

Editorial Assistant

Angela “Lala” Singian, is a lifestyle journalist with a specialty in the realm of art.

She first began her forays in the world of editorial eleven years ago as an intern at Town and Country Philippines, followed by internships writing about music at Stages Sessions Inc., contributing fashion and entertainment articles to Summit Media, as well as freelance writing for marketing companies and cultural projects.

While honing a career in lifestyle communications, her foundation is as a contributing writer for art. Her experience working at institutions such as Artinformal Gallery, Ayala Museum, and the National Museum, led to spearheading content for the publication, as well as commissioned exhibition notes for various Philippine artists.

Lala finished a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing with a Minor in Spanish at Ateneo de Manila University in 2018. She currently pursues her Masteral degree in Art Studies, with a concentration in Art History at the University of the Philippines.


Martin Agustin

Staff Writer

Carl Martin Agustin is a lifestyle journalist with a focus on music and entertainment.

He began delving into the world of digital media and publication during his third year in college when he worked as a freelance writer for marketing companies and international brands. He also served as a contributing author under KeenGamer, a publication featuring the latest in gaming. In his senior year, he ventured towards advertising when he interned under TBWA\SMP. Since joining the Lifestyle.INQ team, he has also begun exploring other facets of lifestyle journalism, contributing to publications such as Scout Magazine, NOLISOLI, and Multisport Philippines. 

Martin received a Bachelor of Science with a Major in Political Science and a Minor in

English Literature from the Ateneo de Manila University in 2022.


Colleen Cosme

Content Producer

Colleen Cosme is a content producer focusing mostly on multi-media video production and writing about beauty and wellness. 

She has been immersed in the fashion and retail industry since beginning her career in 2018. She started as an intern under stylist Meg Manzano in her third year of college, assisting with various editorial and brand shoots. She later joined TheShapeShop Activewear, a local athleisure brand, first as a marketing assistant and eventually took on the role of sales and merchandising head prior to joining the LIFESTYLE.INQ team.

Colleen received a Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Interdisciplinary Studies with tracks in Philosophy and Communications from the Ateneo de Manila University in 2022.


Julia Elaine Lim

Graphic Designer

Julia Elaine Lim is a multimedia artist who focuses mostly on graphic design.

In 2019, she began her publication work as the Managing Editor of The Benildean Press Corps. With her interest in both managerial and creative roles, Julia interned for advertising agencies such as Homeroom Co-Op and PROPER PH where she assisted in various brand projects as a Creatives Intern. While accomplishing her undergraduate degree, Julia wore many hats in both design and business industries to hone the skills she needed to become a Head Designer. After graduating, she joined a fintech startup company, Luna Securities Inc., where she headed Marketing and Branding Initiatives for almost two years. 

Going back to her passion for journalism, Julia joined the Lifestyle.INQ team as a Graphic Designer.

Julia was part of the Top 12 Outstanding Multimedia Arts Portfolio for the MMA Exhibit of De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde in 2021. She then graduated with honorable mention and received a Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia Arts in 2022. 


JT Fernandez

Staff Photographer

JT Fernandez is a fashion and portrait photographer. 

With 8 years of experience and exposure in the industry, JT graduated from De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde and started off with working with Artu Nepomuceno during a mentorship program under the acclaimed photographer. 

Through the years while JT was still in his mentorship program, he further expanded upon his craft and his portfolio by working as a freelance photographer for a number of start up brands that involved fashion, portraiture, food, etc.

Since joining the INQ lifestyle team JT has shot a handful of lifestyle covers and photo content. He has also contributed photos and videos for publications such as NOLISOLI and Scout Magazine.



Patrick de Veyra is a Manila-based visual artist, independent curator, art educator, and writer. He graduated magna cum laude with a studio arts degree at the University of the Philippines Diliman College of Fine Arts in 2005.  He is also an alumnus of the Philippine High School for the Arts (PHSA) and recipient of the Outstanding Artist Award for Visual Arts and the Makiling Academe and Research Institute for the Arts (MARIA) Scholarship Award, an honorific scholarship awarded by the Cultural Center of the Philippines to PHSA’s top five graduates.

In 2004, he won the grand prize for mixed media in the University of the Philippines Diliman College of Fine Arts’ 1st Studio Arts Annual Student Competition. In 2006, the Office of the President—National Youth Commission selected him as Philippine youth ambassador to the 33rd Ship for Southeast Asian and Japanese Youth Program (SSEAYP) where he represented the Philippines in roundtable discussions with national and local government leaders, and cross-cultural programs in Japan, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Brunei Darussalam.

He has mounted solo exhibitions at the Ayala Museum, West Gallery, the Philippine National Bank Financial Center, and Art Cube Gallery and has been included in several joint and group exhibitions at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, GSIS Museum, Art Fair Philippines, the University of the Philippines Diliman College of Fine Arts Gallery, Underground Gallery, White Walls Gallery, Mag:net, and Faculty Projects among others. 

He was invited by Dean Nestor Olarte Vinluan, Filipino abstract expressionist and the longest serving dean of the University of the Philippines Diliman College of Fine Arts, to curate the “Nestor Olarte Vinluan: Diamond Jubilee Exhibition”, an expansive group exhibition that featured recent paintings by Nestor Olarte Vinluan and works by over 60 of his contemporaries, colleagues, and former students and mentees. He curated “Emerging Landscape”, a group exhibition structured as a collection of visual commentaries on the emerging global landscape of our time, presented by White Walls Gallery at the 2024 Art Fair Philippines. In the same year, he co-curated with Janice Liuson-Young “Don’t be afraid of being slow, be afraid of standing still” [不怕慢,就怕站], a group exhibition that featured 29 Chinese Filipino artists that zeroes in on the Chinese Filipino cultural experience within the context of contemporary Philippine art, at White Walls Gallery.

He wrote the exhibition notes of Sid Natividad’s one-man exhibition “Sentiment Debris” at the National Museum of Natural History, Manila; and the exhibition notes of Francesca Balaguer-Mercado’s “Growth”, a series of works presented by Taipei- and New York-based Nunu Fine Art at the 2024 Art Fair Philippines. He wrote the exhibition notes of Ayka Go’s one-woman show “Play, Cut, Stick, Paint” at West Gallery, and “Longings” and “A Visual Diary of Sorts: One Day; Day One”, Ayka Go’s two simultaneous one-woman exhibitions at Underground Gallery.

As an art educator, he was invited to revitalize the visual arts program of Sekolah Sinar Matahari in Brunei Darussalam in 2006 and 2007. He was also selected by the Office of the President—National Youth Commission to present “The Best Ideas Come From The Storage Room”, an ad campaign which featured robot assemblages by his Filipino primary school students, at the ASEAN Plus China and Korea Youth Creativity Expo in Jakarta, Indonesia