Friday, September 05, 2008
first of all, we want to congratulate randy ortiz for finally putting up his own solo show titled "aspirer" after, what, must have been 10-15 years since the last time. we don't even remember it! wait, we think we remember it. that was where we first spotted jomari yllana strutting down the runway and thought who is this young luscious boy?? of course that was a million years ago, he's no longer a boy and no longer around!! but we digress... last night's gala was part of metrowear's series and was held at edsa shangri-la. we got there past 7pm and the lower level was already a sea of black. may dress code ba?? we got to take pictures of some of those guests in black, but unfortunately we were using a borrowed pentax camera and it's not that we didn't know how to use it because we were experimenting with the settings all night long (and four days in singapore) but our runway pictures are all bad because this camera sucks! what a lemon. it doesn't work for the runway because it isn't quick to the draw, know what we mean? that model is going to be within the frame for only a nanosecond—by the time the shutter captures her, we only get the end of her hem. plus they're all blurred. haay, we finally gave up! ok, so we've crossed pentax off our list. below is a blurry smattering of the beautiful gowns that randy showed (not the best ones, but the clearest ones). wait na lang for the reviews in star... and inquirer? we didn't get to catch diether, but we managed to capture richard gomez, looking quite youthful: just a final comment and everybody will be talking about this: that white strip made of plastic or plexiglass in the center of the runway was a big mistake. every model slipped on it, most nearly fell, and one actually did—suyen! but this is where you separate the pros from the newbies—suyen totally worked her spill into the choreography and actually posed while splayed on the floor! she got a standing ovation for that! then it was rey lanada to the rescue as he rushed onstage to help her up. sayang walang pic kasi tinago ko na yung camera by then. maybe someone got it, let us know!