the adventures of yoshi

Philippine Fashion Week: Triumph S/S 2012 Show @ SMX

Posted in Fashion, Travel and Trips by yoshi on November 4, 2011

When I left CoLab, I walked across the street to freshen up for a few fashion shows that evening. R picked me up from the condo and we headed over to Mall of Asia’s SMX convention center.

After 125 years of shaping the female figure (literally), Triumph showcased their Spring/Summer 2012 Collection at Philippine Fashion Week. As Europe’s leading undergarment brand, Triumph presented some really cute pieces, obviously not as sexy as Victoria Secret, rather timeless and classic playing with nudes and blacks. Ruffa Gutierrez (former beauty queen turned model and actress) stole the show as she closed the catwalk with her voluptuous corseted figure!

Before the show, we hung out at the L’Oreal lounge for some little snacks and drinks, L’Oreal is actually the main sponsor for PFW, they’ve gone alllll out and even provided a complimentary hair and make-up station.

Rosario always working!

Ms. Tina Herrera - the BAWSE of PFW

R and my new friend JanJay (@JanJayCoquilla)

This being my first fashion show in the Philippines, front row no less, it was interesting to see the differences in model/talent selection for these shows. As a lingerie/undergarment brand, the first thing you think is: VS Angels with their perfect abs and tightened butt-cheeks. Here, notsomuch. Perhaps it was because we were practically toe to toe with the models, maybe the items were too small or the models just weren’t prepared to walk down the catwalk practically naked. I was told, however, lots of models are hired because they are skinny, not fit. If that’s the case – I’M FOR HIRE! LMAOOOO – “Skinny fat welcomed here!” Nonetheless, I was shocked at how beautiful the models’ were as well, I mean, there were tall ass Filipinas walking the show – now why couldn’t I get that side of the genes?!

After the show we all met up to head over to SMDC center to watch a few designer shows hosted by Sarah =) We loaded up on drinks and more snacks hehehee….

@BanjBillions !!!

JanJay with PBA player and awesome guy all-around Sean (nice one Ter lol)

Me with the wonderful Teresa =P This is the most I’ve seen her in one year! lol!

Triple Threat Herrera Girls: Ter, Tina, R (minus Vicky) – LOVE THEMMMMM, hardest working and most loving family you’ll meet! Looks like R is wearing a flower topper looooollll!


dinner with the herrera sisters…

Posted in Because I'm Fat, Friends & Familia by yoshi on February 12, 2011

iiiiiiiiits NYFW here and that not only means fashion fashion fashion, but also calls for the arrival of the ever so successful, and not to mention beautiful, herrara ladies (well, minus vicky – next time!!!).

i met up with the “LBC” girls: rosario (status mag / owner of trilogy and grey one social), teresa (model and tv host extraordinaire), tina (finally met the last sibling lol – tv producer and “cousin” of peter som bahahahhaa!) and their cousin (crappers, i forgot her name ah! but she works at lancome) in the upper east side at a turkish restaurant called beyoglu.

i’m grateful to have friends like the herreras because their entire family – all successful in their own rights, are ever so humble and truly have a strong family bond. it must be nice to have siblings that share the same interests and work in the same field – their momma raised them right!

so back to the food. we had our fill of hummus, some amazing turkish bread, fish and chicken kabobs and plenty of good laughs.

tina and teresa (teresa making fun of my "stalker sniping technique" LMAO)

i heart rosario!

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