Saturday, July 01, 2006

Only in Manila

You know you're in Manila when...

...people consider you a style icon just because you can afford to wear brands like Balenciaga, Costume National etc.(how you put together an outfit is just secondary)
...a very well-known fashion designer creates a gown which is almost an exact copy of a Marc Jacobs dress and lets an actress parade it to an awards show. (Ehem, they also sell Vogue, Elle, Harper's here in think people wouldn't notice?)
...when a new restaurant opens, and you ask if the food is good, and they say "Oh yeah, it's so authentic french!", and you know they haven't been to France.
...a saleslady can be a fashion guru, be a columnist and have (or had?) a tv show by saying she was trained in Italy, when in fact she just worked for a store that sells italian overpriced flea market goods.
...drug use and anorexia are considered fashionable.
...people must wear "the latest trend" without considering if they can pull it off or not.
...stores claim their merchandise as current even though they're like a thousand seasons ago. see someone in the mall wearing a trench coat (or worse, knee high boots) Hello?! 2 lang po seasons natin ... summer and rainy. Bakit di ka na lang mag gomang bota? (Why don't you just wear rubber boots?) wear more than 3 trends at a time. Please, there are 7 days in a week, 30 days in a month. A trend a day keeps us fashion critiques away :)
...there is no such thing as over-accessorizing (chunky earrings with chunky necklace with chunky bracelets).
...people who go to work dress like they're going to a bar. Guys, it's so easy -- just dress like you're going to the American EMBASSY and not like you're going to EMBASSY!
...women use peroxide like there is no tomorrow! The blonder/damaged the hair, the better! see young girls dressing like older women and older women dressing like young girls. Lola, asan na yung skinny jeans ko? Lola, abs ho ang uso hindi kulubot! Lola, magbakya na lang ho kayo, di na bagay sa inyo mag-havaianas!
...foul-smelling clothes are unnoticed even if you can smell them a mile away. This is a case of what I call "Laundry-woman-problem". You know, yung amoy hindi natuyo!
...when an ample amount of cleavage is not enough! If you plan to have your boobs done, please get a size that is appropriate for your body.
...denim-on-denim is perceived to be cool. Try flying saudia or qatar airlines, you'll know what I mean. "Pare, magfofor good ka?"


The French Muse


Anonymous Anonymous said...


10:43 AM  
Blogger Loyva said...

Hahahaha!!! Truer words have never been spoken. What a refreshing insight. Thank you, thank you! Keep em coming! :)

4:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

on wannabe style icons wearing expensive labels - there is this certain gay gossip show host (am I allowed to say the name here?) who I know wears expensive clothing and yet I'll never, ever consider him as a style icon. His taste is so terrible.

2:10 PM  

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