Can’t believe that time flies so fast. Weeks ago, my blogger friends and I are just preparing for the biggest fashion event in the Philippines and now, we are back in the real world after the tiring yet rewarding day of queuing in line; squeezing ourselves with the photographers to take the best pictures; and figuring out how to go home after the show.
Regardless of the stress, there are those in between fashion A-H-A moments that left fashion lovers fall flat from their heels. I thought of this post while editing all the photos that I’ve taken and realize how beautiful and memorable these 10 seconds on the runway can be. I decided to gather and create a list for you guys in no particular order.
ANNALYN CASAS AND HER DRAMATIC POSE FOR EDWIN UY COLLECTION
Mercator’s website stated that Annalyn is 5’10″. The girl is one of the tallest models on the scene yet she does not rely on this alone. She knows how to become one with her outfit as seen on the above photo. From the face down to the gestures of her hand sells the golden dress. Designer Edwin Uy is surely proud to have her on his model line up.
CHERRY VERIC FINALE FEATURING SHAMCEY SUPSUP-LEE
She impressed us with her presence and winning answer for the Miss Universe pageant, thus bringing home Miss Universe 3rd runner up title. The beauty queen’s signature “tsunami walk” made waves on Philippine Fashion Week when she closed the Cherry Veric Holiday 2014 show. Everyone stared at her striking face and figure with pure envy. Every man would think that her husband Lloyd Lee is one of the luckiest men alive. For he married and love a goddess like Shamcey.
RUFFA NAVA AT RANDALL SOLOMON SHOW
The dress modelled by Mega Fashion Crew alumni – Ruffa Nava made us recall the stories from our history subject. Her reigning walk and arrogantly-gorgeous appearance epitomized the life of a Raja’s wife. She enjoys the most glamorous fabrics from trade and flaunts her beauty like there’s no tomorrow.
OLGA ALEKSA TWIRLING FOR YAY CONVERTIBLE CLOTHING
YAY by Yvgenia Yushkova debuted this season and garnered a lot of claps from the audience. Her collection is all about convertible clothing – an idea that women need not to pile up their closets with items just to have different looks. Olga, the show’s exclusive caught the crowd’s attention when she playfully move and give life to the clothes. At the finale, she wore a long black, cinched-waist dress. She stomped her way to music, while gracefully exiting the runway.
THE COLORFUL WORLD OF ESAC
As two visually-impaired models strut down the runway, strong mixed emotions ran through everyone. We certainly have no reasons to complain as we are lucky to be blessed with clear vision – enough to see the vivid hues of this world and appreciate even the simplest things. Fashion has the long-time power dictate what people should wear. However, it also has the ability to influence and spread a message to help others. In the end, the creative team behind them are also humans who have heart and understand the word “compassion”.
On the hand, the EsAc collection which is devoted to its smart and classy disposition presented an eye-catching colors and mad men inspired fashion. Dresses appeared in deep red, black, citrus, azure, blush variety and prints that resemble splats and Indian patterns.
DANICA MAGPANTAY’S CROP
Filipino models are commonly known for their long raven hair. Danica broke the stereo type by chopping all her mane into a boy hair. We first saw her new do at Instagram and in flesh at SM WOMAN Holiday 2014. The change made her bone structure more prominent and brought more edginess to her. We are anticipating seeing more of this look on her updated portfolio.
JUN MACASAET IN HIS GLORY
The few minutes of having Jun Macasaet on EsAc runway feels like a whole day of Man-Candy Monday! Everything we saw is like replica from those fictional men in Harlequin novels. He is walking down the catwalk with a face saying “lay down your hair” but boy his body language says we are in true danger. If he is going to save us in despair, heck we don’t care if he is in underwear or in a shining armor.
THE SOUND OF BAMBOO SHAKING ON THE RUNWAY
After we held our breath for the ”It’s raining men” mania for Nardie Presa Holiday 2014 show. The venue became silent and the people slowly heard an approaching sound of shaking woods. Kind of resemble a wind chime but a little bit louder. For a second, I’ve thought that these may be performers for the next designer show. But it was two female models wearing a bejewelled top and a long skirt made from small, layered bamboo pieces. Talk about innovation and promoting our native lifestyle in one.
PHILLIP TAMPUS AND HIS CRYSTAL CREATIONS
The collection of Mr. Phillip Tampus supported the fact that diamonds are girls bestfriend. Why wear bling on some parts if you can actually wear crystals on your skin with a little help from sheer fabric? The delicate designs are a true show stoppers and perfectly made for women who are brave enough to shy away from the wallflower label.
JODDILY PENDRE OPENING ALBERT ANDRADA SHOW
Jodilly Pendre who instantly became a model in every Filipino’s dictionary killed the Albert Andrada fashion show for the finale of Asia’s Next Top Model. The fascination didn’t stop in Malaysia since we have seen her opened the Couleurs Royal Collection for the designer. The dark pink robe was dramatically dropped revealing a white sparkling dress. The clothing shimmers as she slowly glides on the blinding lights and camera flashes.
MARINA BENIPAYO CLOSING THE RANDALL SOLOMON SHOW
The catwalk is always a model’s home. Marina Benipayo’s stage came from the runway to the pageant world when she won the title Bb.Pilipinas Maja International. Aside from this, she also became a styling instructor at SOFA (School of Fashion and Arts) and play roles on drama series. With all the hats that she is wearing, Marina never fails to look back to her roots that started it all. She still walks the runway like-pro and this time, wearing a wedding dress with a long veil. It goes to show that times have past, but stars will always be stars no matter what.
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Bless the models!