Get click-ish! Stylebible.ph, the online home of Preview for five fierce years, is proud to conduct its very first Virtual Style Awards, a platform that aims to give recognition to the movers and shakers of the online style community. Focusing on the realm of fashion and beauty, today’s hottest tastemakers take their popularity and credibility to the next level as they are nominated in the following categories:
Wardrobe Blogger - Best and most consistent in wardrobe documentation
Online Reporter - Best in event coverage
Beauty Blogger - Best in beauty journalism, including beauty how-tos and reviews
Photographer - Best in fashion, beauty, and lifestyle documentation/photography
Online Portfolio - Best blog concept
Instagram Microblogger - Best Instagram documentation
Twitter Microblogger - Best Twitter posts
Celebrity Site - Best celebrity-run website/social media account
Fashion Film Maker - Best photographer/videographer with a website and/or online portfolio of fashion editorial videos
Nominations were done through www.stylebible.ph/virtual-style-awards until June 30, 2013. Preview and Style Bible editors did a rigorous screening of ballots and selected the five finalists per category, which were subject to online voting until the end of July.
Winners are based on 50% online votes and 50% judges’ votes and were recognized at the Virtual Style Awards night at Club Haze. They are Tricia Gosingtian (Wardrobe Blogger), Jenni Eperson (Online Reporter), Nikki Tiu (Beauty Blogger), Your Evil Twin (Photographer), Thursday Room (Online Portfolio), Kim Jones (Instagram Microblogger), KC Concepcion (Twitter Microblogger), Divine Lee (Celebrity Site), and Fold Canela (Fashion Film Maker). Graphic design duo Everywhere We Shoot was also given the Editors' Choice award.
Stylebible.ph Managing Editor Nikki Santiago remarks, "We're very happy about the outcome of Style Bible's very first Virtual Style Awards. All 45 names under the different categories were nominated by our users and being part of the roster speaks about their remarkable contribution to the online community. The number of votes of each of the nine winners also tells us of how much impact these personalities have on the readers and I think that is something that deserves recognition. We're looking forward to VSA 2014!"
Also, videos of the #ImAPreviewGirl campaign, which are posted in different online sites, were also shown during the night to celebrate the different facets of the Preview Girl. These videos can be viewed at the Stylebible.ph site.