Friday, October 28, 2011


Not because we were the stylists for this segment, but those who have seen the show would affirm that the PARISIAN portion stole the limelight from SM Ladies Wear (which was supposedly the main fashion attraction of the department store) during the Philippine Fashion Week held last October 25, 2011.

THE BIG REVEAL. A tableau of models wearing Parisian shoes during the show's finale.

Although Geo and I have done several ad campaign shoots for PARISIAN, it was our first knack at styling for their PFW show that featured a very strong, cohesive runway statement with all-white ensembles that gave rise and more focus on their latest assortment of fabulous and note-worthy shoes and bags.

During the event, it felt like the models were walking in the romantic halls of Paris, looking uber chic while sashaying on their heels and bags - a signal to all that the shoe brand continues to level up in terms of taste, fashion and even showmanship. There were three footwear collections that PARISIAN showcased during the show: royal opulence (elegant evening heels in rich velvet with sequined details), wool-worthy (boots) and colored shoes with hints of metallics.

Personally, I love the collection that featured knee-high and ankle boots while the models wore sheer tops over fur vests - very high profile, very Parisienne! My partner George Palmiano, by essence of the word, really poured his heart and soul in this collection, even cutting the fur vests by his own hands.

By the way, we'd like to thank Roland Rense Alzate and Tito Noel Crisostomo for helping us out in producing the clothes used in the runway. Our gratitude also goes to Ms. Rina Lacia-Bugayong and the whole LTBG team for giving us the creative hand in putting up the looks for the show. Of course, we would have not done these all without the help of our styling assistants - especially Sheila Danipog, Grace Boyles & Ate Rosie.

Hope you also like the whole presentation, as much as MGP does. Check out PARISIAN in all SM Department Stores now!

SHOE MANIA. Shoes in various forms and styles lineup at the backstage before the show.

BOOTS WITH THE FUR. The black boots with shearling detail is my top favorite.

HIGH GLOSS. Patent satchels pop in different candy colors.

STYLIST IN ACTION. My partner Geo Palmiano in haggard mode, pre-show.

BACKSTAGE CHAOS. Models being prepped by the Patrick Rosas team.

GORGEOUSNESS. Jasmine Maierhoffer and Fatima Rabago, both Parisian print ad models, in playful mode.

WHITE ATTACK. Here they come, the beautiful ones - of course, in Parisian shoes.

FULL REGALLA. Top models Michelle Panemanglor, Jasmine Maierhoffer & Ria Bolivar don the royal opulence collection.

FURRIFIC! Melissa Frye, Alisa & Claire (of ANTM fame) strut while wearing the wool-worthy collection.

WALK TALL. Models Monica, Giselle & Glennys sizzle in colored shoes with hints of metallics.

BAGS GALORE. Satchels, envelope clutches and handbags also rule the runway.

MASSIVE APPROACH. Models do their final walk en masse - looks so international!

MODEL CHECK. A tired Anna Lloren-Reyes (of Direk Ariel Lozada's team) is still beaming with a smile.

A SHOULDER TO CLING ON. Makeup guru Patrick Rosas with model Nadine.

BLACK MAMBA. Backstage moment with designer Tonichi Nocom.

WITH A SMILE. A happy, stunning Ms. Felanie Lee Lim, head of merchandising for SM Ladies Shoes.

SCENE STEALERS. Ms. Nao'mi Matsuda Monson (right) of SM Ladies Shoes Merchandising Team with some fierce, fashionable, furry friends.

TEAM PREVIEW. Preview editor-in-chief Pauline Suaco-Juan and Fashion editor Daryl Chang with Pia Abad of SM Ladies Fashion, while Andre Chang also gets caught in the frame.

IT'S IN THE BLOOD. May Flores, Head of IM Models with Supermodel of the World/niece Danica Magpantay in ferosh moment.

DENIM MADNESS. Priscilla Po, model Cianne, hottie Awi and Clyde all from IM Models.

FRIENDS FOR LIFE. Geo gets loving support from college friends - Aubrey, Raquel, Sim, Rueth & Rica.

TEAM MFMC SPOTTED! VP for SM Men's Fashion Jeff Lo with managers Yeng Ardiente and Sil Bayle.

JUBILATION. Geo and I pose with the wonderful Adfolio team (L-R: Anna May, Madz, Mitz, Joyce, Lora Gabuna-Antenor & Ness)

PARISIAN MOMENT. To Rina Lacia-Bugayong, LTBG's Marketing Head, super thank you!

THE MGP BACKSTAGE TEAM. Thanks also to our dependable team of styling assistants - good job girls!

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