Monday, October 29, 2012

The Philippine Fashion Week| Spring Summer 2013 Experience

You probably know by now that I don't find fashion shows as riveting as football matches and live rock gigs. Neither do I like dressing up as much as I love dressing down. But this year, I resolved to give the Philippine Fashion Week a try even if I am super sure that plus size women won't get represented in the catwalk. So what am I doing in this year's Fashion Week, you ask? That's something I'll divulge in the near future.

Thanks to this giveaway post, I earned my ticket to the Arnold Galang | Jerome Salaya Ang | Philipp Tampus | Renee Salud show last Saturday night. Then, I realized watching a fashion show by myself (my first Fashion Week, to be exact) would be such a snorefest. This is something different compared to going to the cinemas or seeing your suking waxer or shopping alone. Who'll take my photos? Who will argue with me that outrageous outfits can be worn in real life? And so on and so forth. All of a sudden, Feastful Life pinged me to say that she won't make it to the Burdang Taal Habing Filipino show due to hectic schedule and - brace yourself - she has 2 tickets for the same show I'm watching! I can drag friends to join me! Hurrah!

As soon as Jona confirmed she's giving me her ticket, I immediately asked what I would wear. I expect most guests to be clad in their eye-catching and/or branded outfits and, as usual, I prefer to be the laidback spectator. In fact, the sudden shift to rainy days inspired me to go anti-fashion (read: t-shirt, shorts and sneakers). Thanks to my poor memory, I forgot my favorite plaid shorts in the apartment and thanks to my boyfriend's brilliant last-minute plans to switch backpacks, he unknowkingly took my leggings (Plan B) with him. It's currently inside our backpack for the upcoming trek to Baguio next weekend. So, I ended up wearing this flowy Plan D (world premiered as a kaftan here) instead.

Which reminds me, I had a recent debate with some officemates about wearing shorts underneath miniskirts and dresses. I like it extra presko down there and they attempted to change my mind about this preference. That night, I sent them SMS saying: "I'm pleased to inform you that I'm currently wearing my mother's cycling shorts underneath my dress tonight." Ooops. Sorry for too much info.

 That floral dress and black cycling shorts (not seen in this photo)

With my BFF Carl!

We were seated quite far from the catwalk which means we can't even check out the shoes the models are wearing. We can't stand from our seats in respect to the ones at the back. Oh, well.

Our vantage point

Arnold Galang and his mostly leather-and-bling designs

Jerome Salaya Ang's designs

Renee Salud and his red-hot designs

Halata bang di pa kami nagpapa-wax? Hahaha!

Feel free to browse more kikay photos (and some badly-captured ones) here.


  1. Ang sexy ng dress! Sayang, missed Mama Renee's red hot designs.

    1. Thanks, Mitch! Sayang talaga you can't make it! Next time! ;)

      Again, thanks for the tickets. Mwah!

  2. Cool! Looks like a great time!
    You girls look cute in your outfits!
    Ingat xx