Friday, June 18, 2010

cute and classic penguin

five years ago, we helped dear mother go through the family's old clothes and stuff to sell them at a garage sale. while going through our kuya's closet, we found a couple of penguin polo-knit shirts. we thought, ooh, maybe we'll keep these... but after trying them on and finding them too big for us, we tossed them back into the "sell" box. two weeks later, we changed our mind and decided we wanted them, so we asked them back from dear mother. only to be told that they were sold!!! grrrr we were so mad at ourselves for being so wishy-washy!! and that, dear reader, is one of our big fashion regrets in life. so when we saw this tarp up in power plant mall last january 2009, we were once again hit with nostalgia. huhuhu...
this penguin by munsingwear store has been open for a while now, but had its formal launch just last wednesday at rockwell tent. they outfitted the venue with "traditional" things that hark back to more "innocent" times, like a combi, a vespa, neon lights, and staff on rollerskates.
they even got the bloomfields to perform retro-pop songs by the beatles, the rolling stones, queen, and even the knack! (we remember how cute these guys used to be when they first exploded in the scene. mukhang tumatanda na rin sila just like everyone else...)
we spotted some pretty gals with their dates/hubbies/friends sporting the classic penguin-embroidered shirt (hmmm we wonder how much these shirts cost here):
mai!

rissa!

lexi!

helena!

there was a fashion show, of course, with mostly men's fashion, but, hell, we didn't mind!!
and can we just say, other models should take a cue from ria bolivar. in any fashion show we've attended and photographed, ria's photos on the catwalk always come out the clearest. that's because she knows how to stop at the end of the runway and hold her pose for like a second and a half—that's just enough time for amateurs like us to get a good shot out of our point-and-shoot:

the original penguin by munsingwear also has branches at shangri-la plaza, mall of asia, megamall, marquee mall, bonifacio high street. soon to open at trinoma, newport city, ayala center cebu and davao

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