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On the Spot: Tricia Gosingtian
The web sensation spills the juicy details about being sent by Tumblr to cover New York Fashion Week, her signature kawaii poses, and more.
Published on: Mar 4, 2011 - 6:56pm

She's the Internet Sensation in's Top 10 It Girls. Click for more photos from her Tumblr.


The label "Internet celebrity" makes her cringe but there's no doubt that Tricia Gosingtian, 22, is a sensation online and otherwise. This photographer, stylist, model and fashion blogger has made it to list after list:'s Top 10 It Girls,'s Top 10 Fashion Inspirations, Preview's Creative It List, The Philippine Star's 22 Achievers Under 22, YStyle's The Fashionable 25, Go Negosyo Inspiring Young Entrepreneurs, and more.

Her biggest and most recent fashion coup was to be among the bloggers that Tumblr sent to cover the recent New York Fashion Week. Of the chosen 24, the Filipino-Chinese artist was the only blogger from Asia. There, she met fashion stalwart Oscar de la Renta and toured his studio, had brunch with Marie Claire Fashion Director Nina Garcia, and spotted the Anna Wintour. (She also had a brush with intrigue because of a certain interview; read about it on her Twitter.)

The Chictopia style icon chats with about her NY Fashion Week adventure, the perks and snags of being a famous fashion blogger, and why she's never cosplayed—contrary to popular opinion.


Behind-the-scenes at a fashion shoot last year featuring Tricia Gosingtian. Styling and video editing by Gosingtian.


What is it about "Asian aesthetics and Japanese fashion, beauty and culture" you love?

I've always loved that dolled-up look they always have, as well as that knack for mixing and matching pieces together resulting in genius ensembles I can never replicate. They have so many fashion subcultures and it's amazing how they even have magazines that cater to each one. I'm an avid collector of Japanese magazines and I follow a lot of their helpful hair and makeup tutorials.

Your photos have been published in a lot of local publications and some foreign ones too. Which magazine do you aspire to get published in?

Nylon, totally. And ViVi (Japan) even if it's such a dream.

Which foreign model do you dream of working with? Why?

Karlie Kloss has been my favorite international model for a while now, and it was such a pleasure to be able to take her photos on the runway when I went to New York for Fashion Week. I'd love to work with her. But I'm glad I have a close friend who's like a Karlie clone; that's probably the closest I can get to my dream.

How would you style and photograph the Filipino models currently making waves abroad like Danica Magpantay, Charo Ronquillo and Chat Almarvez?

Off-duty models, street-style.


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  • MSP
    I really admire Tricia not because of her fashion blah blah blah, but because of her photography. Her Chinese features really stand out.
    Nov 24 2012 @ 10:04pm     Reply  
  • tris shakti
    I come from Indonesia. I really love her dresses on her blog. I love it. And i love her angle of shoot the pictures! So amazing and awesome person of Tricia Gosingtian. Her fashion n style so inspiring! LOVE IT! With Love from Indonesia
    Aug 06 2011 @ 07:57am     Reply  
  • chinese
    @watcherrnrnMay pagka racist yung sinabi mo ah. Hindi naman lahat ng Chinese white-skinned. Hindi rin naman lahat kasinpayat ni Tricia. I'm not so offended naman, pero yung iba, baka maoffend mo.
    Jun 24 2011 @ 05:53pm     Reply  
  • watcher
    Chinese girls are really not pretty because they are too pale, parang may hepatitis, hindi sila curvy at walang muscles sa legs which make them look veryrnsickly. She needs to have some tan.
    Jun 20 2011 @ 05:36pm     Reply  
  • shirls
    saw her in person na. Di siya gaano nakaayos nun. Di siya maganda. Pero hindi naman pangit. Tama lang. Nothing special.
    Jun 20 2011 @ 05:02pm     Reply  
  • danah
    I'm not a big fan, but di rin ako hater. I'm just not too fond of her. Her fashion sense is okay, but IMHO, nothing special. Parang she tries so hard to stray away from her natural look. Puts on heavy make-up, colored contacts, lagi nagcucurl ng buhok kesa na lang sa ipaperm.rnAnd her tumblr, it's always about her. Well, yeah, DUH, blog niya. Pero kahit mga reblogs, ganun. If some fan posts in his/her tumblr a picture with Tricia, Tricia will reblog saying "I'm so *gly in that picture hurhur herp derp". Or kung meron nagsabi di maganda si Tricia, she'll reblog it din, and say "it's Tumblr drama day!" Parang...okay. Does she look for posts in Tumblr na nakatag pangalan niya?rnIf you look way beyond her expensive clothes, photoshopped pictures and heavy make-up, she's not that pretty.
    Jun 20 2011 @ 04:59pm     Reply  
  • marissa
    just realized this girl is so over-rated. she is a big headed blogger and quite rude at some of the comments in her blog. i used to be a fan but i unfollowed her now. i also realized there are better bloggers than tricia. i hope those who always feature her will try to search better.
    Apr 13 2011 @ 11:02am     Reply  
  • j
    There's a difference between a nice face and good taste.
    Apr 12 2011 @ 08:55pm     Reply  
  • far east movement
    Apr 12 2011 @ 02:34pm     Reply  
  • chelle
    madlita yan sa personal. akala mo kung sinornhindi pa patriotic. rndun ka na sa Japan! Go!
    Apr 12 2011 @ 08:58am     Reply  
  • ay caramba
    it doesnt mean we're haters when someone dislikes something. we are all entitled to our own opinions ;)rni agree kim's post. it doesn't mean you can afford those stuff, you automatically get to be dubbed as an "icon".rnrnand puhlease, make her gain 40lbs to make things challenging :) skinny people look good on anything, the real challenge is dressing someone up with curves.
    Apr 08 2011 @ 02:30pm     Reply  
  • lalaland
    icon? seriously? yes i agree she's super overrated. korean/anime wannabe. plus personally, think that people blogging about themselves and all the material things they have are just too conceited. you actually take time to take photos of yourself and upload them one by one. talk about self-exploitation.
    Apr 08 2011 @ 02:23pm     Reply  
  • kim
    Parang mayayaman na bloggers lang ang nagiging big. Sad.
    Apr 07 2011 @ 09:50am     Reply  
  • magalie
    Yeah I agree, Icon - JEJEMON ICON haha. God she looks like a japayuki who traded her corsets and clear stilettos for Forever 21 fibs. Contacts? Bleached hair? "im influenced by Japanese fashion" - How tacky can you get?rnrnThis is not a Filipino we should be proud of because she is not proud to be Filipino anyway. Read on and watch how she boasts on her Japanese influences, and how she belittled her own country "they're not sornFashion-forward in the Philippines.." she says..rnrnAnd who is fashion forward in her opinion? Oh, she is! Of course. Let's have an icon who makes us proud not another wannabe, what a joke.
    Apr 07 2011 @ 09:27am     Reply  
  • about
    "I think people get won over by the fact she's pretty and her pictures are pretty and her friends are pretty."rnrnI think these are factors why she's influential. Her style isn't really out of the ordinary (stylish still) but she has everything at her disposal. I say she's lucky to have been given breaks that led her now to where she is today.
    Mar 11 2011 @ 12:54pm     Reply  
  • puzzled
    Tricia Gs' style is more natural unlike Laureen Uy (her style is so pilit and TH pa). Tricia is pretty, intelligent and easy on the eye.
    Mar 09 2011 @ 08:23pm     Reply  
  • klaire
    woaw. ang damind haters :O well, I think Tricia is awesome. I mean her unique style and how she expresses herself trough fashion is way too cool. yea I know that all of us can be fashionistas but It's really amazing of her because she's not only a model but she's also a photographer and a fashion blogger. And yea, I agree, If she's not influential to people, F21 won't choose her and she'll not be in's top 10 which is one of the best fashion site in the world. So for her haters, just shut up and don't judge her.
    Mar 09 2011 @ 05:12pm     Reply  
  • forever 22
    I used to see her in ateneo, she's not that super pretty, but yes, she's fashionable that's all.
    Mar 09 2011 @ 04:09am     Reply  
  • bibi
    a lot of young girls look up to her because tricia is pretty, smart & talented.
    Mar 08 2011 @ 07:30pm     Reply  
  • lalala
    kaya di umuunlad pilipinas sa ganyang mga ugali niyo. instead na maging proud kayo sa achievements nya .wala. puro ahdkms;da;sd mga sinasabi niyo. di ba kayo nahihiya??????
    Mar 08 2011 @ 07:20pm     Reply  
  • irene
    She's real nice to look at. I love her personal sense of style - very unique and well put together.rnrnShe's a living proof of the power of visualization.
    Mar 08 2011 @ 03:55am     Reply  
  • nuninu
    I've been a fan of hers since back in DA. Maybe people do think she's overrated because if you really think about it, she's not really the most fashionable/creative one here in the Philippines in terms of fashion. But I admire her for her talent in photography, her humility (!) & her style that looks clean & sophisticated. It's the style anyone in the Philippines (maybe including non-fashionistas) would appreciate.rnrnBaka yung iba gusto nila yung medyo loud yung style para matawag nilang icon, I understand. Pero since nasa Pinas tayo, tama lang yun style ni Tricia. Sakto lang. Tipong kapag ginaya/sinuot din ng isang fan, hindi masagwa, wearable kumbaga.
    Mar 07 2011 @ 04:28pm     Reply  
  • stitch
    Andame nyong alam. Sabi nyo mukang safe.malamang nasa pilipinas sya.ano gusto nyo magboots sya dito?haha.bobo nyo
    Mar 07 2011 @ 11:56am     Reply  
  • neiman marcos
    Hindi ko maintindihan kung bakit any commenter who does not agree with the article is easily given a label. Disagreement is not equal to hate. Disagreement is not equal to crab mentality. Disagreement is not equal to inggit. Disagreement is not equal to insecurity. Disagreement is a healthy exercise of our fundamental right of dissent. We are still in the Democratic Republic of Congo, err Philippines.
    Mar 07 2011 @ 08:28am     Reply  
  • green archer
    Daming haters!
    Mar 07 2011 @ 08:20am     Reply  
  • anonymous
    I thought I was the only one who noticed that! Her style does remind me of Arrisa and Dawn!
    Mar 07 2011 @ 06:53am     Reply  
  • hoku
    Tricia takes pretty pictures, don't get me wrong... But icon? For real? There's nothing special the way she dresses like other women I considered "Iconic". rnrnI personally think Tricia is a huge ripoff of Arrisa and Dawn of Style, color(before she branched out from black), brands and accessories. Like come on who wouldn't notice that? Their all from Deviantart...rnrnAnd to @Jess... You need to spend more time walking around the streets or browsing the web, you can see tons of awesome girls with undeniable creative style.
    Mar 07 2011 @ 06:41am     Reply  
  • malou
    Jealous jealous jealous crabs! Tumblr chose her to cover NY Fashion Week! She's in the top 10 of look book! What's your claim to fame?
    Mar 07 2011 @ 06:07am     Reply  
  • ia
    i love forever 21! it's even better than h&m!
    Mar 07 2011 @ 06:05am     Reply  
  • ross
    Yeah. Yeah. Forever 21 is a cheap department store in the States just like PayLess Shoes. It's in the same league as Isetann.
    Mar 07 2011 @ 05:27am     Reply  
  • kayla
    she might not be a standout in Japan but I think she stands out in the Philippines. I do believe she has inspired a lot of Filipinas to dress beyond the usual shirt and jeans and that, for me, makes her an icon. forever 21 wouldn't choose her as a brand ambassador if she isn't influential.
    Mar 06 2011 @ 10:55pm     Reply  
  • sofia
    To @jess, anybody is free to post comments regarding how he/she sees a certain individual. Asking how the commenter looks is so unsophisticated.
    Mar 06 2011 @ 05:24am     Reply  
  • anonymous
    To @jess, just because Jess had that to say, it doesn't necessarily mean she's jealous. rnrnYOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH! rnrnI personally don't see Tricia as a style "icon". There's nothing too special about the way she dresses. It's nice, but too perfect and put-together. And I agree, she'd look safe in Tokyo. I think people get won over by the fact she's pretty and her pictures are pretty and her friends are pretty. You know?
    Mar 05 2011 @ 11:37pm     Reply  
  • @jess
    May we see how you look?
    Mar 05 2011 @ 09:29pm     Reply  
  • jess
    I don't like her style very much. She wouldn't even be considered fashionable in Japan! And the way she throws outfits together aren't that great - some people think that they can get away with everything just because they're skinny. Not into her style. rnrnYeah she could be considered an icon though. An icon for all her jejemon fans in the Philippines....
    Mar 05 2011 @ 08:57pm     Reply  
  • daphne
    I'm an absolute fan of Tricia. She's definitely an icon. :)rnrn
    Mar 05 2011 @ 03:35pm     Reply  
  • kurdapya
    Icon? icon seriouslyyyyyyyyyy? don't tell me the sun shines out of her you know what TOO!!
    Mar 05 2011 @ 01:07pm     Reply  
  • anonymous
    IMHO, she's overrated. Just saying.
    Mar 05 2011 @ 12:20pm     Reply  
  • kay
    Thanks Spot for featuring my style icon! How I wish to meet her in person!
    Mar 04 2011 @ 03:12pm     Reply  
  • karen garcia
    Tricia FTW! Style + Substance indeed!
    Mar 04 2011 @ 01:20pm     Reply  
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