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My First Pull! *clapclap*

I’ve been promising/teasing you, dear readers, for a month now about my first ever pull. I’ve just been so busy with my other writing assignments that I didn’t have the time to have this post. But here it is! No more waiting!

A little intro to the event I did the pull for.

My organization, UP Engineering Society, has an annual kick-off party to start off our anniversary month. Ever year, we have an acoustic battle of the bands competition as well as a fashion show. This year, I was in charge of finding clothing sponsors for our fashion show. I suggested we contact different online clothing stores since they have been popping up like mushrooms in the last few years. I also thought that they may be more willing to lend us clothes since this could be a way of advertising their brand.

I didn’t really know how magazines or other stylists do their pulls so I just went with sending emails to as many online shops as I can. Of course, I picked those which I loved. Having been very active in the bazaar scene the past summer gave me an idea of the styles and usual stocks of various stores.

In the end, two brands agreed to sponsor us: Flattering Tops and Zoo. I was beyond ecstatic that I got two sponsors!

So, I picked up the clothes and brought all of them to our go-see and photoshoot. I was so paranoid and OC with the clothes since I’d have to pay for them if there were any damages. I didn’t let the models take them home to fit or alter and I made sure I had an eye on all the items 24/7.

I didn’t have garment bags so I went with garbage bags instead! Clean ones, of course. I also had to learn how to assemble a clothing rack and hang up clothes of different types.

During the actual shoot, I was running around fixing the fit of some clothes, drying others that got a little wet due to the rain, fixing shoes, assisting the photographer, taking BTS shots, speaking with the models, etc. (Get ready for pictures mostly of my back XD)

Our photographer: Ted Manansala

I couldn’t have done it all alone so I was so glad I had my orgmates to help me.

(L-R) Sir Chester Tan, Joyce, Philip, Cor, Sir Ted Manansala, Iel, Louie

In the end, we had a fabulous shoot, despite the rain, and all the clothes made it back to my home safely. After the photoshoot, the next activity was the fashion show. Again, I had to bring everything inside the venue, assemble the clothes rack, assemble the backstage area, have lights ready, prep the models, orient the models, look after the runway, cue the models, lights and sound, and pack everything up after the show. I wasn’t able to get dressed or dolled up until I finished all that.

Whew! Good thing my boyfriend was there to help me out and to take me to an awesome dinner after. We went to Brothers Burger and Cafe Breton. Yummy in my tummy! Then, we returned to the venue to party with everyone.

One of my only photos at the event. Too busy!

My work didn’t end with the event, however. There was still the returns to do. So, I looked at each detail of each garment and made sure there weren’t any spills, smudges or stains. I only got to breath again after I got all the clothes safely back to their owners.

It’s hard work (started with a braid but then lost my hair tie) but I learned so much and I hope to be able to do more pulls in the future.


It’s My Birthday-Eve! XD XD

(Supposed to be posted on Aug. 20 haha)

It’s my birthday today! I’m sooo excited to go to Everything at Steak later for my birthday celebration. Every time someone from the family has their birthday, it’s required that we go out to eat. No wonder I’m on the full-figured side. I love to eat, though, so my figure will have to take the back-burner. Another post on what we’ll be eating later but I want to share what I did yesterday as part of my pre-birthday ritual.

First, I finished my errands by shipping a client’s order of fimo rods and returning clothes from Flattering Tops. (Wait for my post on my first pull! So much backlog!) Since the drop-off point was in Greenbelt 1, I spent almost 2 1/2 hours on the road. Hello Makati traffic!

Fimo Rods I sell

Luckily, I got to Megamall at around 6pm. I went straight to Nail-a-Holics to avail of my free  manicure. Of course, it wouldn’t be a satisfying experience without getting a pedicure as well. Sorry I wasn’t able to take photos >.< My hands were being done simultaneously as my toes so I didn’t have time. Also, I was so relaxed and happy to finally get a manicure that I kinda spaced out.

Photo from whoanails.com

After my mani-pedi, I met my boyfriend at Forever 21 for some birthday shopping. All other boyfriends out there entering the “torture chamber” would be disheartened in an instant, but not mine. He was sweet enough to wander the racks with me and comment at how some stuff were waaaay overpriced. Still, some pieces were worth the bucks.

Did I mention, he gave me a bouquet? Best.Boyfriend.Ever!

Roses ❤

If F21 wasn’t harrowing enough, I dragged him to SM Department store to shop some more. Unfortunately, I didn’t get anything there since I wasn’t wow-ed by anything. It was a blessing in disguise since that meant money for BANCHETTO!

From Yodisphere.com

Went to Banchetto in Megatent for our pre-birthday dinner. Here’s what we ate:

Seafood Deep Dish Pizza

T-bone Steak from Gravy Train

Meat and Tomato Pasta

That plus a special empanada and cream puffs. Exhausted from the day of shopping and eating, I went home and slept. When I woke up, I got a cake from my sweet kuya. This is my favorite cake from Red Ribbon. Without eating breakfast (since I was still stuffed from Banchetto) I ate a slice right away.

Chocolate Mousse from Red Ribbon

And now, I’m waiting for my pancit malabon (lunch) and steak (dinner). Such a happy tummy!

Oh, and thanks for those who have greeted me thus far! Every “happy birthday” really means a lot. Loving turning 22!