Friday, September 22, 2006

anak ng kucha

hello, everyone. if any of you have been paying attention, the fash pack hasn't been posting as regularly as before. unlike other blogs, we choose not to b(l)og you down with the details of why we haven't been around. (do you care to know?? really...) whatevah... we'll just get on with it! tonight we went to the launch of charriol's new collection called... KUCHA! according to apples aberin's column in the inquirer today, kucha is the swahili term for claws—which is the main design element of the watches in charriol's kucha collection. so the watches have little silver claws clutching at the corners of the face. we love the straps of ponyhair prints of leopard spots and zebra stripes, but more conservative types prefer the crocodile textures. the price for the animal-print-strap watches? P69,500. well, whatever, afford or not, those were some attractive timepieces! we wouldn't mind owning a piece of that, especially since they were raffling off some of the kucha jewelry (and no we didn't win and why should we we never win anything anyway). we just had to satisfy ourselves with the view...

and the watches and jewelry as modeled...

and the actual live and living and breathing charriol who was in the house: alexander charriol, the artist son, who actually had an exhibit at the ayala museum a couple years ago... front view of alexander and the charriol models... and back view (can't decide which we prefer, the front or back view)... oops, we forgot to mention that the event was held at the sunset pavilion of the westin philippine plaza, which will soon be renamed sofitel philippine plaza. well, we don't really care what you call your hotel, what we really care about is please just make sure you have enough parking to accommodate all the events you decide to hold in your hotel on any given night! tonight we heard so many stories of people being turned away at the parking because they were full because there were several events happening at the same time (a launch, a wedding, a whatever...), only to be told to park at the PICC, which is like half a mile away, and not everyone has a driver who can drop you off at the hotel, not to mention an umbrella, hello, it was raining!!! jeez, we don't want to get into the whole build-a-whole-establishment-why-don't-you-just-make-sure-you-provide-enough-parking-because-you-make-us-pay-for-it-anyway-and-like-suckers-we-pay-for-it-anyway!!!

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