Sunday, March 31, 2013

Bershka Opening x Antony Morato Launch x I Love Koi - Strip Fashion Show

Two Thursdays ago was my busiest night as a blogger. First, there was the Bershka opening party at Glorietta 2 where the music of Taken by Cars entertained the guests. Eve Speciall who flew in from Hong Kong then took over and played her beats. She was followed by another DJ-slash-international blogger from Madrid, Prince Pelayo. Btw, check his post about Manila here. Anyway, the store was filled with people to the point that it was very hard to move around. Decent shots from my bulky camera would have been impossible, so I relied on my friend's camera for photos. Thank you Sef! Phya and I bumped into our friend Iya during the party, which explains the photo above.

After this event, I attended another launch. This time it was an Italian menswear brand called Antony Morato. Their first ever branch here in the Philippines is located at Alabang Town Center. I wasn't able to stay long enough for the fashion show because I had to go to another event at Prive Luxury Club. But I found their collections pretty cool, I must say. Looking forward for the opening of more branches in Manila!

The last event for the night was the Strip x I Love Koi bikini fashion show. PMAP models sashayed down the runway wearing I Love Koi's newest swimwear designs. The show started really late, around past midnight and you could see that the people were getting restless. Good thing the event was hosted by Tricia Centenera, Sam YG, and the other guys from Boys Night Out --- Slick Rick and Dj Tony Toni. They were so funny and made everything worth the wait. Some of my favorites from the fashion show are posted here, just click the link below! :)

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Mango Magnified


Mango is one of my favorite brands here in the Philippines. Every time a new collection is released, I make it a point to visit one of their stores to check out the new pieces they have. And don't get me started when it comes to their end of season sales!! So anyway, we arrived a bit early for the event but despite that, there were already a lot of people inside. Cocktails and wines were served, making sure that everyone's running on a full stomach. Here are the photos from their Spring/Summer 2013 Fashion Show (click button below!) held at the Bonifacio High Street Central Amphiteater. Aside from Mango, they also presented collections from Mango Touch, their accessories line and H.E. by Mango, their menswear line. The event was hosted by the wonderful Julia Sniegowski. And I might add, we were seated right behind the Spanish ambassador, cool! Yes, I find this kind of stuff interesting, haha.

Goodies from Tous le Jours and Mango were given to the guests after the show. Thanks Mango for an amazing evening!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

American Eagle Outfitters VIP Launch


American Eagle Outfitters is finally here in Manila!! I was so excited when I first heard the news several weeks ago. I was one of the people selected to attend the go-see for the brand ambassadors. Unfortunately, I had this difficult exam at the same time we were asked to go to the Bench office, so I traded the opportunity for some invites instead. (Thank you Danica for the invites!) I invited Phya to come with me to the event, so yes, she took all my outfit shots while I took all the others.

We arrived a bit late because of the weekday heavy traffic. The fashion show featured bright colors in preparation for summer. Although the models were wearing flats instead of heels, everyone looked amazing and runway-worthy. Shay Mitchell of Pretty Little Liars and Raymond Gutierrez hosted the show--which we weren't able to see because we arrived late(!!). Delicious food was served, including cupcakes with the American Eagle logo on them--cute! Local celebrities and bloggers were also present and I even had the chance to have my photo taken with Georgina Wilson! I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw her!

Thanks and congratulations American Eagle Outfitters for a successful launch!

You probably noticed my casual outfit from the photo above. This top actually has a unique collar detail, plus a peek-a-boo at the back. Click the button below to see the photos!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Crazy about Makeup

Banila Co. Primer BB Cream in Nude

These are the makeup I bought recently. I'm not just talking about the one above, there are more! (Click the button below to see everything.) This sudden love for makeup gave me the motivation to buy anything and everything I set my eyes on. Some of these were even bought in Korea in two separate occasions by two different people. I'm thinking of posting reviews about some of the stuff here. Do you think that would be a great idea? :) 

Sunday, March 10, 2013

MEGA Gone Digital


A blog post to start the week! Two weeks ago, Phya invited me to Mega Magazine's 21st anniversary party at Opus. This digital-themed bash was filled with lights, lasers, holograms, and LED displays for a futuristic feel. There was even a digital photo wall where our pictures were taken just before we went though the LED carpet leading to the place. There were so many people inside that we could hardly move, so we went outside for a while to get some air. We went back just in time for the program. Guess what, Phya won a Nikon camera for being best dressed! Click the link below to see her outfit. :)

Photos by Phya Pineda. Oh, and thanks Phya for letting me borrow your gold earrings! :)

Saturday, March 9, 2013

That Night


Here are some photos from my sister's party. I found it really hard to shoot with my new lens at night--decent pictures won't come out of it! The only option was to use flash, and I absolutely hate what it does to the lighting on people. So I decided to just wait for the official photos. For the meantime, here are some photos of my outfit! If memory serves me right, the event started at around 8 in the evening and ended at about 11. We had to clean up afterwards so we got home at around 1 am. My parents stayed even later to finish cleaning up so they got home much, much later. I would have stayed overnight at the hotel if not for my 7 am class the next day. Anyway, it was a great evening filled with fun and laughter. It was wonderful seeing family and friends in just one room. An amazing night, indeed. :)

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Via's Debut: Behind the Scenes


The morning of the day of my sister's debut, we went to mass together and had lunch at home. At around 2 pm, we stayed in a suite at Crowne Plaza to have our hair and make-up done. After that, we had a short photo shoot at the pool area and helipad. Click here to see photos from the photo shoot.

And click the button below to see some photos of me and my sisters preparing for the party.

Photos: Anaissa Sy

Friday, March 1, 2013

Via's Debut: The Photo Shoot


My sister celebrated her 18th birthday on the 3rd of February at the Ruby Ballroom of Crowne Plaza Hotel. Just before the event started, we had a short photo shoot. I wasn't supposed to be part of this shoot but I tagged along so I can have pictures of my outfit. Do you know that I "almost" designed my dress here? I'm horrible when it comes to drawing and obviously, I can't illustrate what I'm thinking. The best way to communicate my ideas is to look for pictures from magazines or the internet and show it to the designer. Basically, I told the designer what I wanted by describing it and showing pictures, then he drew it for me and added minor details. What do you think of my dress? :)

Back to my sister's party- the theme was Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland- a darker version of the famous children's story. My sister was the Queen of Hearts, as if it isn't obvious enough. My other sister, Tricia is the one on the leftmost side of the picture. She's turning 18 next year! Yay! 

Anyway, the official photos haven't been released yet so enjoy the photos from my camera as of now! :)

Photos: Ralph Alejandrino