the other day, somebody made a comment that, and we quote, “this blog takes the crappiest pictures.” while we never claimed to be the best photographer, we’ve never received any complaints about our pictures (well, maybe a couple), and in fact you, dear reader, have quite enjoyed them. so that comment made us wonder: would you rather the fash pack were a blog with lots of crappy pictures, or a blog with no pictures at all? let’s give the latter a try, shall we?
last week, HSBC hosted a little luncheon at M café to promote their new campaign for their women’s red mastercard in partnership with janilyn shoes. you may have seen the ads in the newspapers, with those tutued ballet dancers wearing stiletto pumps. anyway, here’s how it works: if you already have an HSBC card, get a non-cardholder to sign up, and once your friend’s card is approved, you both get shoes from janilyn—free! now who doesn’t love shoes?? free at that! and janilyn has a pretty updated collection. as an extra treat during the lunch, HSBC and janilyn put up a mini show: seven women known for their style were asked to pick a pair of shoes from janilyn and customize them, and that afternoon, they each modeled their one-of-a-kind shoes. allow us to describe their unique creations: astrud crisologo, who designs bags and accessories and owns the funky casa amarilla, took a pair of brown suede crushable boots and handstitched colorful felt flowers on them. she styled them with culottes and a crochet cardi—super cute! everyone’s fave party gal xeng zulueta got a pair of strappy heels with a big pink satin bow, and adorned the ankle straps with adorable little yellow and fuchsia balls, and dangling lavender fringe. and she wore them with a vintage floral mini dress—she looked hot! the photographer-who-should-be-in-front-of-the-camera sara black chose high-heeled black suede boots (which made her over six feet tall!) and twirled all sorts of wire and strips of cloth on top. they gave her tailored walking shorts some edge. accessories designer happy david also chose the same black boots and she really went to town customizing those babies! she twirled strips of snakeskin, leather, crystals, chains and studs all over—any rocker would love 'em! shu uemura’s tessa dragon took classic gold pumps and enhanced their chinois feel with red frog closures and red brocade fabric shaped into flowers. MTV’s anne matoto added big vintage ceramic buttons with painted-on flowers as an accent for her brown suede peep-toe pumps. they set off her tan—and white feminine frock—quite nicely. alessandra panicucci used the same shoe, albeit in black leather, and added striking turquoise beads and pailettes—a nice way to add some color to her all-black outfit. there was also an exhibit of each girl’s favorite shoes—predictably, there were boots, stilettos and havaianas!
now tell us, anonymous, is this better?