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, riarecommends.com, 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
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
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 “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 art-list.com, 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.
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 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
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 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.