Wednesday, April 20, 2011

work in NYC

we're back in manila. it's wednesday at 2:25 in the morning and yes, we are experiencing the dreaded jet lag. just think: whatever the time is here in manila is the same as new york, only opposite. which means it's nearly 2:30 in the afternoon in the US east coast. hmmm looks like it's time for a siesta. flying another 24 hours back home, we got pretty confused about the time—from new york to vancouver to hong kong, which are all in different time zones. no wonder the flight attendant at cathay pacific gave us a strange look, as we sat back in business class, on our final leg from hong kong to manila, and she asked us if we cared for a drink, and we replied, "yes, champagne please," and she said, just a tad taken aback, "champagne??" er, yes, champagne...? we looked at our iphone (we no longer wear a watch—who does these days??) and it said 7:25. sounds like a good time for a cocktail... er, in the AM??? we didn't realize it was morning! but where we just came from it was dinner time!! we got the champagne anyway. now that's service! after flying for over 20 hours, it was as good a time as any to have a drink.
so we thought we were being a good blogger when we got to new york, writing about the trip, posting pix—for all of two days! then... nothing. oops, we did it again. we became the busy blogger. busy outside of blogging, that is hehe... we were actually in new york for official business. we were part of a group of editors from different asian countries (plus russia and turkey) invited by banana republic. so we went to the banana republic office off 6th avenue in midtown (check out the muscles and tatts on that receptionist)...
sat for a breakfast interview with creative director simon keenan...
toured the flagship store on 5th avenue, located right across st. patrick's cathedral and rockefeller plaza (you can see the flags in the reflection of the window)...
then in the late afternoon, we were ferried downtown to the bowery hotel in the lower east side for some champagne...
and to watch the presentation of the fall/winter 2011 collection to editors and buyers, held at the lobby lounge...
our seat!
the photogs at the end of the runway (as the show was about to start, the chubby one in front yelled, "people in the front row, please uncross your legs!" obey naman kami. that's because they don't want any dangling feet sticking into the frame of their runway shots—no matter how fierce the shoes!)...
before the show started, the photographers one by one would come up to this couple below and take their picture. can anybody identify them??
the show was fast and furious, with models stomping down the "runway," not stopping to pose for anyone—which resulted in mostly blurry photos! here's the finale and it was done! in 10 minutes!
bow!

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