“Just wear your heart on your sleeve, or sport your sunniest smile.” This has always been an automatic quip from me whenever someone asks me about fashion.
In all honesty, I know next to nada about the glam-and-glitz world of catwalks and models. It’s only when I became a part of ZONE magazine that I learned the rudiments of fashion. I’ve always been tasked to formulate interview questions for the face-of-the-(bi-)month and write the cover stories of each issue, so thorough research is always a requirement. It is only last week that I tried to really test the waters myself—yes, yes, fashion experimentations!—during the third day of the Philippine Fashion Week. :)
I didn’t wear anything grand that day(although I almost did—thank God that red spandex-y, low neck-lined Lady Gaga-ish outfit required some kind of underthing that I didn’t have!). Just a new haircut, a lucky purchase from ukay-ukay, and boots that an officemate lent me. :)
A close up of those darling boots! Aren’t they to die for? They’re beautiful all right, but I guess I need to practice more when it comes to walking around with five-inch heels. Angel lent these to me for the fashion week, and she was right to readily bill it as a pair of “tiis-ganda” footwear, aka the “killer boots.” We spied on another attendee the same kind of boots, though hers have wedge heels instead. We plan on searching for that one. :)
The whole GALA team + the interns before going to SMX.
I only went for a day—I totally loved Albert Andrada’s collection as well as Kermit Tesoro’s. The night was filled with long queues and free coffees, personal convos over dinner, off-handed comments on the awesome collections, gasps at some of the models’ little faux pas… everything in it made my first attendance to PFW memorable. It’s about 1:00 AM when I got home, but even if I went to cover an event out-of-town the next day, I still have a little hang over from this night. :)