This is going to sound cheesy, but 11-11-11 was one of the best days of my life so far. And the first thing that I did that day was head to Ming Restaurant at Tektite Building, Ortigas for Boardwalk's Eat. Play. Blog. event, courtesy of Aisa Ipac of Drowning Equilibriums.
Now, if you know me as a blogger, you should know that I am always an early bird. Always. So, imagine my surprise when I saw Sarah Tirona of Ms. Eggplant's Chronicles already seated inside the venue when I got there- and with a new face next to her, too: that of Anton Miranda.
Our first task? To blog about our expectations. You can read our blog posts here.
Photo on the right taken from Anton Miranda.
After that, Gerard Sison of Cosmo hunk fame and one of Boardwalk's most esteemed runway models told us more about Boardwalk. Little did I know that a few minutes later, I would be touching him all over his body. I still get a lil faint just thinking about it... but we'll get to that later.
With 20 years of experience under its belt, Boardwalk's goal is to continue providing top quality, stylish, fashionable and affordable pieces to the Filipino community. I have already browsed their catalogue myself and I must agree that they do have a lot of world-class items that any Filipino or Filipina would be proud of.
After that, we were given the chance to experience what it is like to be one of Boardwalk's Personal Shoppers. In a nutshell, a Personal Shopper is an adviser who helps people look good and feel good about the clothes that they are wearing.
For this task, we were all split up into random groups and were asked to style one of the Boardwalk Style Council "mannequins" - and our leader, Jeman Villanueva from Orange Magazine TV, picked out Gerard's name in the draw. Why were they called mannequins? Well, let me show you what Gerard, our "mannequin" for the styling part, looked like:
I know: how did I not faint right then and there, right? Someone actually has photos of me putting jeans on this guy - and they were button-up jeans. 'Nuff said.
Our finished product!
Gerard even gamely wore Jeman's glasses for it, even though the prescription on it was -350? -600? Whatever. Jeman's practically blind, so it was very high.
Here are all of the finished "products".
And who was going to judge, you ask? Avel Bacudio of Mega Fashion Crew!
His comments were so funny. Very entertaining!
(left) The masterpiece made by Sarah's group.
(right) The masterpiece made by Ava's group.
(left) Jeman presenting our group's look.
(right) Anton presenting their group's look.
Group photo! As Avel put it: bloggers really do love to take pictures. The photo session was almost never-ending!
Overall, I had a lot of fun styling Gerard (and not just because of the touching bits). :p I love dressing guys up, in general, and I'm quite the male fashion nazi whenever I have a boyfriend, so I'm glad we had a male mannequin to dress up. I don't think I'd be cut out to be a Personal Shopper, though. It seems like a lot of work. So kudos to the Personal Shoppers of Boardwalk!
After that, we took a short break to eat. And have a few cigarettes. Coz a certain someone quit Vaping. Haha.
This was before I started eating like a pig at events. Just FYI.
After that, Anton spotted the shots table and I was sooo happy he asked me to go have some with him. Not a lot of bloggers drink the way I do, believe it or not.
Look at all of the pretty colors. Naturally, I went for the coffee-flavored looking ones, though. :p
Both photos courtesy of Anton Miranda.
I actually thought the event would be over after that - and it would have been fine if it did, coz I had a good buzz from the four... five... ten? shots we had, but boy, was I wrong!
Watch out for part 2 of this Boardwalk post. I don't get to touch sexy men in it, but I did get to take home quite a few items of clothing - and shoes. Oh, shoes, how I love thee! For now, I just want to thank Pax again for inviting me and Edward Watson for having us all.
Our table: Anton, Sarah, Pax, Ava and me.
With Boardwalk's Edward Watson.
Both photos taken from Drowning Equilibriums.
Stay tuned for the next installment! :)
For now, you can visit Boardwalk's official website here. Or, if you are interested in becoming a Personal Shopper yourself, you can give Boardwalk a call at 631-9999/