The long wait is finally over. Tonight happens to be the unveiling of Erzullie's First Look of the Resort 2012 collection [and 50% sale for previously released items]! For someone who tends to wear summer outifts all year round, I consider this a major event I can not afford to miss. Besides, how often will this humble blogger obtain VIP access to a fashion show/secret sale from one of the popular local brands for plus size fashion? Sorry for keeping mum about this as the designers Aries de Guzman and Berna Cuevas sent the invite via our BBM group and they wish to keep the show exclusive for the plus size sisterhood.
Aside from the collection itself, I'm thrilled to finally meet the designers. We've been exchanging tweets and advice via BBM (yes, it was Aries who encouraged me to go for a big belt and flats for this outfit) and it's about time we exchange besos and show my support for their own way of body acceptance campaign. They're so bursting with pride for their work; they showed up donning their own designs!
Erzullie began the evening with a audio-visual presentation of the Erzullie Icons garbed in their freshest designs and makeup from Krave Minerale Cosmeceuticals and Ravish Couture Lashes. I have to admit the latter were too flashy that it sort of distracted me from the actual collection. Yeah, blame it on my short attention span.
I instantly fell in love with the black maxi pants, but I wish they had it in loud colors like custard (my current obsession) or neon pink. Looking back, black seems like a sensible choice for such a layered design. I also fancied the blue, bohemian dress. It feels light, comfy and ideal for romantic walks along the shore. Yeah, I'm blushing right here.
It was inspiring to see both designers welcome inquiries with warmth and helpful tips. After all, this gathering is also about connection. Inasmuch as I would like to stay longer and make new friends, I had to dash elsewhere for my fourth and last itinerary that day. There'll always be next time, right?
Most photos grabbed from Erzullie.
Shopping frenzy photo from Photo Escape.
BlackBlurry™ photos from yours truly. =P
After the fashion show, I dashed to Ortigas to reunite with old friends and make new ones. To be more accurate, one of my old friends wanted to introduce our new friend who made us all gather around and recall about the good times. He's no ordinary newfound friend as he came all the way from Greece! Aaaaand he's not flying back until he meets this bubbly, extra seksi woman! Tourist attraction na ako?
Anyway, I decided to world premiere my new green-and-purple loose blouse for the back-to-back occasions, along with this bandage skirt and gliterry brogues. I know it's too loose, but I can't resist the fresh print and how I find it fitting to my tight skirt.
Photos from Randy Bularin and Axilleas Karaliopoulos.