H&M is finally in the Philippines, and it’s officially opening in Mega Fashion Hall at 9AM tomorrow! I was lucky enough to be invited to the VIP party last night, and of course, I spent all my time taking photos instead of shopping. PRIORITIES! Sharing is caring!
This post is a sneak peek at H&M’s first store in the country!
Fashion for all – this can’t be any truer. The prices are so shockingly affordable! I can’t even! No need to go to Hong Kong or Singapore for H&M anymore!
THE WAIT IS OVER!
When I arrived, I already knew the VIP Party was off to a good start.
The first person I saw on the red carpet was DJ YULIA. MADEMOISELLE YULIA. IN THE FLESH. I HAD TO KEEP MYSELF FROM SPAZZING OUT LOUD. Anyhow, someone asked me why I didn’t take a selfie with her. I was actually about to do so, when I was suddenly overridden by my experiences in Japanese fashion shows and events. I noticed people rarely take selfies with famous people or strangers! Didn’t want to freak her out haha /shy
With Unilever’s Cheskie Ayson! Matchy-matchy black strappy shoes!
Manila-appropriate F/W dressing.
Large-brimmed hats, oversized coats, and a hint of yellow and gold. Would wear all these outfits in a heartbeat.
Time to hoard all the classic button-downs!
Just because I matched the mannequins’ colors – black, white, and oxblood.
My hat wasn’t out of place either!
Casual, everyday dressing with denim and sporty elements.
For all the exercise addicts out there!
SPOTTED (get it?) – brown leather and leopard prints.
Sparkle and shimmer with this sophisticated blazer and pants set.
If I only had time to line up at the counter (there were way too many people, lol, I gave up shopping halfway through my stay), I would totally get these items.
3 floors of retail heaven. Now you know where all your Christmas money will go.
Kids nowadays are so lucky! So many cute options at such affordable prices.
Itty bitty Hello Kitty.
Check out all that pink! Every little girl’s dream.
Calm before the storm. The number of people tripled a few minutes after this shot was taken. Can’t imagine the crowd tomorrow!
Batman vs Superman? 2016, please come sooner.
‘90s grunge style is still going strong!
Ankle boots for colder days.
First blogger sighting – Lissa and Camille!
Sandwiched in between these two pretty ladies. Guys, be jealous.
White tops with Tracy and Aisa.
Make-up gurus Angela, Nikki, and Sabs.
The shoe section brings all the fashion and beauty bloggers to the yard. You’ll know where to find us in shopping events like this.
Ateneo represent! With cool girls Maxene and Saab.
For all the girls with resting bitch faces. It’s not our fault. :(
Winter wonderland at the men’s section. If the female mannequins wore floppy hats, the male mannequins sported beanies!
That plaid is definitely sharp.
Quirky t-shirts for your hipster brother or boyfriend.
David G., is this you…
Suddenly, the real David G. Also love your new haircut, Ira!
At this point, I started bumping into some familiar faces one after the other.
Everywhere We Shoot! So not used to seeing Garovs with dark hair!
We spazzed over DJ Yulia together since not a lot of people in the event knew who she was!
Hi Alyanna + photobomber at the back.
H&M, you’re something else. Literally everyone in the industry I had the chance to meet/work with were all present during the event.
Candy girls Marla and Macy. <3
And last but not the least, Yulia! SHE LOOKED AT ME AND MY CAMERA. <3
She was already wearing Alexander Wang for H&M!
Ribbons by the counter. I can’t wait for my hair to grow so I can finally experiment with hair accessories!
Should I get this iPhone case? Y/Y?
That mock-neck bejeweled top, I covet. It’s in my favorite navy too. /cry
Long coats and leather jackets seem to be two of the biggest outerwear trends this season! I’m already preparing my wallet for my next visit to H&M. Will need these items to warm me up for my upcoming fall and winter trips! <3