Daily Archives: November 2, 2011

PFW S/S12 Loot!

A spin-off from all the runway shots and who’s who of the limelight. This is where I share the cream at the top of the smorgasbord of shows, the lil’ something that gives the shows a delightful sweet finish.



From Guess Philippines: a couple of beautiful lookbooks, notebook, GUESS List card, and an entitlement to a free pair of jeans! (Received this on a Monday night, and it definitely drove the blues (especially the jeans!) that day!)


From Vans Philippines: a Vans shirt, notebook, dope stickies, and tote bag. (An addition to my growing collection of black shirts!)


From Oxygen Clothing: a couple of Marcela shirts (one from the preview, and one from the PFW show,) a paper doll made by Soleil Ignacio – which is btw absolutely lovely! – and a couple more of items from the preview (tee-hee!) 


DSC_0025Oh Soleil got my dorky face! Gujab!!!! 

DSC_0026and apparently my fashion statement-ish too!

DSC_0027This is my favorite Marcela Gutierrez illustration for Oxygen

This is not to be taken as the sole motivating factor behind blogging. I mean, yes, being a blogger sometimes entitles you to these perks and privileges but it’s because the brands appreciate your time and effort. Nowadays, blogging really comes with a very hefty amount of “good stuff.” However I have long wanted to clear this side of blogging from my own point of view. That blogging is not just about the free stuff (but honestly, it’s a sweet addition) but it is also all about sharing who you are and your two cents about your food, your clothes, your gadgets or what may float your boat. Your desire to share matters and it’s a lot more than endorsements. I have been receiving questions regarding this, and I’ve thought this is the perfect opportunity to answer those questions. I hope I have given a fairly satisfactory answer though :D

And now, excuse me while I indulge myself a lil’ bit with these freebies. Tee-hee! Thank you very much to Guess, Vans, and especially Oxygen! Special thanks to Connect Agency for this wonderful opportunity and PFW for a great show :D

Will always be grateful,

Mario Maurer x Penshoppe + PFW Closing Remarks

PANDEMONIUM! And I mean that in both good and bad ways! You’ll see why:



My PFW technically ended with the Penshoppe show. I really did not intend to stay because my head was aching and my body was begging me for a break already that time. But I still needed to pull out from Anagon Collection for my shoot the next day. I stayed in SMX with hopes that I could intercept Ana, who watched the show, and go home right away. Staying there though was the wrongest decision! FANS WERE ALL OVER THE PLACE! And they were booing because they weren’t let in due to accommodation issues. Long story cut short – it was a pandemonium outside Hall 2!!!

But I guess seeing Mario, just in the screen made all the iffiness go away!




I really don’t care if I didn’t get a chance to see him, I can hunt him down in Bangkok and catch him walking at Siam Square. PAK! Very Love of Siam lang ang peg!

Anyhoo, saw this tweet from Penshoppe which concerns the rather disappointed fans that day:

For those who had Penshoppe PFW invites but weren’t able to get in, email your name & contact number to customerservice@penshoppe.com

And that concludes my PFW coverage! Not really much compared to last season, but son of a gun, I REALLY ENJOYED THIS SEASON! Thank you to Connect Agencie (Cholo dela Vega, Edryan Lorenzo, Carina Alejandrino, and Karelle Nicole), Jeff Bascon and Kat Reyes of Oxygen, Guess and Vans Philippines, Carmela Guzman of Wrangler Philippines, fashion blogger Erika Rodica, and all the bloggers who were with me (y’all BBs know who you are!) Hope I get to cover more next season, I’m truly and really excited. Philippine fashion is really something to look forward to – ever so radically and dynamically moving into a more straightforward change!

Congratulations to all the organizers, brands, designers, stylists, HMUAs, models, photographers, collaborators and crew of Philippine Fashion Week! Take a bow, y’all deserve it!


Vans S/S12

I think this is the first time Vans participated in the Philippine Fashion Week, and this is the last show that I watched. It may be the last, but it definitely gave me a high! I was surprised to be seated on the front row!!! Didn’t really expect that. Plus I love Vans’ stage – they built a mini skate park inside MOA. Cool, ain’t it?



1Sporty, cool, and classy.






6I think the strength of Vans is in their shoes. You can wear them anytime and still look sassy.


8Some celebrities walked the “skate park”


DSC_0925Cyclists and skaters did exhibitions too! Props to Vans for a stunning show!




DSC_0933Cute skater kids! I wish I know how to skate 


Jhong Hilario also did exhibitions! I created a GIF for that!






DSC_0989Shout out to my new blogger friend, the very chic Daphne Benosa

This may be their first PFW show but, heck, Vans knows how to put up some show! They stayed true to the skater brand that they’ve been known for. Props to that and for putting up with all these effort – extra hyping the runway, having skaters skate everywhere, and a lot more in between. Summer must really be the best season for the brand since their clothing line is very comfy and wearable. Now that’s what you need for the summer heat, isn’t it? Something that will not sweat you out in the middle of the summer heat and is completely wearable anytime.



DSC_0996F&H v-neck undershirt, Oxygen long-sleeve knitted turtle neck, Penshoppe semi-glossy pants, Thrifted military boots, Anagon silver wired bib necklace, Speedo frames… and a lot of loot bags, LOL!

I loooooooooove being in an all black ensemble. This may explain the plethora of black pieces in my closet! Aside from hiding my baby fats (which are ugly, very ugly) black is a classic style that never fades! The bib necklace that I ordered from Anagon arrived that afternoon, so I had a chance to match it with my outfit. And it just exploded in the middle of all the blackness that I wore! I am not that of an accessories person (another sweat mcahine issue) but I really love the detail that this necklace gives my rather bland outfit without it. Don’t you love the detail of Anagon’s wired collection? You go order here, before it’s too late!

The Ramp S/S12

Was really running late, good thing Erika waited for me to give me my tickets (thank you, BB!) Drawback was, Erika lost her seat because the marshals wouldn’t let us in the bleachers anymore. Boohoo!

Anyway. I love The Ramp‘s show. It’s full of yellows, beiges, and whites with hints of blue. Very color-thematic. Very cool and summer! And oh, it’s a plus Bianca Valerio walked through the runway. I love her fierceness when she walks the ramp (no pun intended) and how she struts her stuff. An addition to my growing list of girl crushes, indeed.




4I think the shirts are from Mundo. I love the patterns from Mundo – very eclectic and edgy.

5Charming kids!!! They always get the “awwwwww”


7Jen Aquino will approve of these pieces!







My Saturday at the PFW was rather chaotic. Trying to recover from a hangover + three (supposedly) shows in one day + pulling out for my shoot the next day. I can swear by my breath that my body is complaining, muscle aches everywhere, but I am NOT complaining. Indeed one happy camper here! I love PFW!