Cathleen Sobrevega has been a presence in the fashion world. A fashion stylist proves she’s more than a one-hit wonder. Strong-minded, Mother of Styled by Cath, Nami and Baro. Learn about what’s been inspiring her work and how she stays grounded and more.
Hi Ms.Cath! Mind if we go through a few getting-to-know-you Qs?
Iced Caramel Macchiato
Books on your bedside:
I have a bible on my bedside given to me on my birthday by one of my associates, KT.
Loose dresses, trousers paired with a button down. I love wearing sets too. Basically, anything that’s comfy and easy.
Podcasts/albums/playlists in your earbuds:
I’ve been listening to Baro Vol I & II playlists on Spotify.
Tell us a little about your background and how you ended up where you are now.
I was born and raised in Bacolod and then I moved to Manila for college. Right after graduating, I worked for Pam Quinones as an assistant fashion stylist for eight years and then I built my own styling company three years ago.🤍
What are some projects you’ve been working on recently?
For Namì, we are working on our website launch, which will happen very soon. Same for Barò, we are on the process of working on our Volume II. For Styling, we are prepping for a lot of pre wedding shoots which are mostly out of town (really looking forward to these).
How do you take care of yourself and stay motivated when things get stressful?
When everything feels overwhelming, I usually create a space for myself to breathe. I’d do some workout and meditate, I'd fix up some flower arrangements for our ByCath.shop clients or I'd make ice cream at home.
Where do you turn when you need some fresh inspiration?
The beach is always a good idea.
Do you have any advice for other creative people who are just figuring things out and trying to find their own path?
Nothing is handed to you, you have to go get it! Also, always trust the timing of your life because one day, you will be where you are supposed to be.
Finally, since this is our Humans We Heart series, is there someone you admire that you’d like to shout out here?
Here’s to all the women who chooses to show up everyday even if you’re tired and you don’t feel yourselves. You are all heroes!
Favorite Mantou Piece:
I have a knit loose dress from Mantou in Olive and Oat (Mindy Dress)which I wear all the time. I also love my loose denims from you guys.
Certified Cathleen Favorite Dress: