Pin-up Sweetheart at the Parisian Bloggers Pictorial Party

25 March 2012

What happens when you throw bloggers, fabulous shoes and bags, fierce hair and makeup, delicious food, and great music into one delicious mix of fashion and fun? Why, it's one helluva party, of course! We experienced all that and more at the Parisian Bloggers Pictorial Party held at Elite Manila in A.Venue Mall yesterday, and I am not lying when I say it was definitely a one-of-a-kind experience for me!

I admit that I was a bit apprehensive when I received the invite because I get too shy and awkward in big crowds, but I figured invites like this don't come very often so I decided to just go ahead and bite the bullet. Nothing to lose, right?

Now I am SO glad I said yes :)

About two weeks ago, we were emailed a set of shoes from Parisian's Summer Collection wherein we could choose two that we could use for the shoot. I had a hard time choosing because everything looked great, but I ended up choosing these gray heels and red-strapped wedges.

Ana, Ava, and I were picked up by the shuttle from Greenbelt 3.
Here's what greeted us after we registered and got our nametags and schedules :)
Waiting to have my makeup done :)
All products used are from Max Factor.
Voila! I seriously want to buy all the makeup products used on me LOL.
I asked for this look because I was aiming for the pin-up sweetheart look. What do you think? 
And then before I knew it, it was my turn to be photographed already! I was visibly shaking at first and just blamed the coffee LOL, but when I started "strutting my stuff" out there I decided to throw caution to the wind and just have a great time! Everyone was very encouraging, especially Ma'am Lora, who gave me a lot of poses to copy. I was worried at first that the photographer would be impatient with a newbie like me, but MEGA top fashion photographer Niko Villegas was really great :)

Having my hair and makeup retouched.
I felt like a certified model here mehehe ;D
Just in case you want proof that I really enjoyed it... ;)
They will email us the photos this week and I am SUPER excited to see them! For the meantime, here are a couple of outtakes:

What do you think? :)
After the shoot, we were asked to say some quick words about Parisian.

I am the first one to tell you that I am not telegenic and I really mess it up when there's a videocam around, so please don't laugh at me when they release it, okay?
Glad to have shared this experience with my beautiful friends Ava, Tracy, and Ana :)
Patricia, Bestie, Marj, Cheyser, Sarah and Aie were in the same batch as well.
And of course, my schoolmate Tara! ♥
We both took Bachelor in Mass Communication at the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila but she's ahead one year level.
We've always joked that we always attend events but have never seen each other. Yesterday was the first time I saw her since we graduated! :)
The ladies of Parisian were all so pretty and sweet and nice, there are no words to describe how pleased I was with the whole experience! Much attention has been put into every little detail - from the shuttle to the yummy food to the party music to the ambiance of the place! It was very easy for shy and socially awkward me to relax and have fun, so thank you so much for that! :)

Special thanks to Cha of Parisian for being so nice and helpful :)
And before I forget, I would also like to show you guys this photo of myself using this pretty red heart bag from my dear friend and officemate Mommy Terry:

I wanted to use it for the shoot but ended up using a red envelope bag from Parisian instead.
Don't you just think it looks charming? I can't wait to incorporate it in my other outfits! :)
If you think it ends there, wait 'til you see our loot bagsss! Yup, multiple s's! Here are what's inside mine:

We were told we could bring home the pair we chose to wear for the shoot, but they gave us both! Yay!
We were also given flats from the Parisian Comfy line, which are rolled-up flats that come in pouches :) Perfect for changing into after a long night-out! We were also told we could pick any bag from the Parisian Bag Wall they have set up, and I chose this mustard-colored bag because I don't have a bag in this color yet. I love it :)
Not in the photo are sample sizes of Max Factor foundation and a Max Factor Lipfinity pen ♥
BIG thanks to Parisian for choosing me, and to the amazing team behind the Bloggers Pictorial Party for coming up with this event! This is probably the coolest thing I've done this year, so far, and I really had a great time posing, partying, and posting!

Parisian Shoes and Bags is cooking up a little something for all of us so head on over to their Facebook Page now for updates! ;)


  1. Loving that peplum dress, so retro! :D You look cute, Krissy!

    Sayang we didn't see each other, i was at the afternoon timeslot.

  2. sayang i missed your shoot! ang cute mo naman with the polka+heartbag! :)

  3. That looks like so much fun and a great experience. I'm sure we are all looking forward to seeing the final shots :)


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