Of course, some would say that it's all about looking good, no matter the brand. But I find it hard to experiment in this searing tropical weather. I am predisposed to sweating, sometimes quite profusely, and little me never took up the habit of carrying a hanky, or even the bimpo. Collared shirts and long sleeves make me uncomfy, and layering is not even an option.
But when I was tasked to emcee the launch of Real Living's newest book, Real Home Ideas 3: 101 Home Essentials, I had to dress the part. So when our style editor Gwyn said one afternoon, "Pilian kita ng damit," I gamely agreed. It felt like one of those makeover projects on the Lifestyle Channel or ETC, my wallet naturally taking the brunt of it all.
Was I happy? Yes, I was. In fact, the selections felt perfect for my built and skin color. Again, they weren't perfect for my bank account, but it's all about perspective, I guess.
The highlight of the upgrade would definitely be the thin bright red belt, something that's beyond my comfort zone. But what can I say? Gwyn, dude, you worked your magic. The picture on the left (click to enlarge) shows the entire Real Living team, with me on the right side.
And then there were the shoes. I didn't buy a new pair. Gwyn lent me his, a strange set that no day would find me buying. Pointy-toed faux alligator, anyone? Who invented these deadly things? I was walking around trying not to hit unsuspecting legs with it lest blood be spilt. But I enjoyed the experience, like I was somebody else. Maybe when I get gobs of money I'll consider being more adventurous with what I wear. But when that time does come, I would need an able stylist.