Wednesday, July 26, 2006

is this better?

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 cafĂ© 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?

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

i think you should just get a better camera or just learn to take better pictures. what is a fashion blog with crappy pictures?

trash.

take a cue from mnlstyl.

cecile said...

omg , i'm shocked at that comment. hindi ako yon!!! i just woke up and saw this. have no idea who is making those comments either.

ps. i always sign my name when I comment.

jujubeans said...

aawwww. i love this blog. such an undeserving haughty comment! this is a blog after all, not a commercial endeavor. tsk, tsk.

Chanel Passion said...

oh no! photos are fun! don't take that comment to heart.. you never claimed to be a professional photographen naman eh.

Anonymous said...

to those who need better photos to appreciate good writing: GROW UP!!! i particularly check out thefashpack for the scoop and news--which might i add are always well-written.

Anonymous said...

Your "crappy" photos actually add so much life and character to your already hip blog. You know what they say about style and taste-- either you have it or you dont. I rest my case.

mrshobbes said...

hear, hear! I agree with the anonymous just above this comment. :) and YOU, dear fashpack, have tons of taste. sorry na lang to the "anonymous" ones who can't appreciate it.

PS. pleeeeease show your pics of those shoes--I wanna see Sara's and Happy's :)

- mrshobbes (on blogspot and LJ)

McDreamer said...

oh please, show the pictures, and anonymous couldn't have written "anonymous" if he/she is smart enough, this is a blog, not a photography coffee table book! I've always been a reader of TheFashpack!

Cecilia Dean Gdorf said...

You shouldn't be reacting to a petty comment on your blog. It doesn't necessarily means that that's what everyone else thinks about it. Reacting to unnecessary comments causes you to lose your focus on what's really
important...to make great fashion reports like you always do. I always enjoy reading this blog. It always comes first. For instance, that Lesley Mobo article just came out in PDI this weekend. You already did it ages ago! And whatever anyone says about your blog, don't even bother reacting. This is YOURS. You can do whatever you want with it. A million cheers!!!!

izzy said...

I WANT TO SEE THOSE SHOES!!!

g.knotee said...

Yeah, please show us how those jazzed-up pairs look like.

To those who still do not have an HSBC Red MasterCard, go and apply..hindi lang Sayang ang Miles, Sayang and Shoes!!!

Pia said...

hey pics are good enough considering this blog is free---not to mention fun to read! Please please do show us pics of those shoes.