H&M in Manila

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!

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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! 

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THE WAIT IS OVER!

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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

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With Unilever’s Cheskie Ayson! Matchy-matchy black strappy shoes!

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All black.

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All white.

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Manila-appropriate F/W dressing.

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Large-brimmed hats, oversized coats, and a hint of yellow and gold. Would wear all these outfits in a heartbeat.

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Time to hoard all the classic button-downs!

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Just because I matched the mannequins’ colors – black, white, and oxblood.

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My hat wasn’t out of place either!

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Casual, everyday dressing with denim and sporty elements.

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For all the exercise addicts out there!

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SPOTTED (get it?) – brown leather and leopard prints.

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Sparkle and shimmer with this sophisticated blazer and pants set.

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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.

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3 floors of retail heaven. Now you know where all your Christmas money will go.

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Kids nowadays are so lucky! So many cute options at such affordable prices.

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Itty bitty Hello Kitty.

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Check out all that pink! Every little girl’s dream.

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Calm before the storm. The number of people tripled a few minutes after this shot was taken. Can’t imagine the crowd tomorrow!

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Batman vs Superman? 2016, please come sooner.

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‘90s grunge style is still going strong! 

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Ankle boots for colder days.

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First blogger sighting – Lissa and Camille! 

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Sandwiched in between these two pretty ladies. Guys, be jealous.

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White tops with Tracy and Aisa.

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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.

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Ateneo represent! With cool girls Maxene and Saab.

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For all the girls with resting bitch faces. It’s not our fault. :(

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Winter wonderland at the men’s section. If the female mannequins wore floppy hats, the male mannequins sported beanies!

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That plaid is definitely sharp.

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Quirky t-shirts for your hipster brother or boyfriend.

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David G., is this you…

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Candy girls Marla and Macy. <3

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And last but not the least, Yulia! SHE LOOKED AT ME AND MY CAMERA. <3

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She was already wearing Alexander Wang for H&M! 

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Ribbons by the counter. I can’t wait for my hair to grow so I can finally experiment with hair accessories!

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Should I get this iPhone case? Y/Y?

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That mock-neck bejeweled top, I covet. It’s in my favorite navy too. /cry

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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