Foreplay: Where it all begins

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F-STOP (Fashion Stop) participated in a mini-fashion show segment of a sizzling and daring Valentine's party held last February 11 at Ariato Function Centre in Tomas Morato, Quezon City. I showcased 10 looks along with other micro online-based fashion shops.


Since I didn't have on-hand stocks of my Asian Fashion apparels, the collection I presented were all quality, thrifted items from my Shop Vintage section. The theme was an extension of my recently released SV album: Hyper, which was inspired from the S/S 2011 trends dominated by vibrant colors and lovely prints. I went for simple and wearable looks for the young and stylish kolehiyalas of different shape and color.


After the show, it was rewarding to have my collection appreciated by the crowd. The models, who are real-life ordinary college students, even shared that they can really see themselves wearing my products. Hearing that has totally lifted all my exhaustion of being solo in this endeavor.

At first I was really worried because I was alone in handling everything, from the preparation to the execution. No one in the family would even drive me to the location (though they've seen all the stuff I need to bring with me) because the things that I do for fashion and for my shop didn't matter to them. That day, my boyfriend couldn't accompany me because his gout (inflammation of the joints) kicked in and he could barely walk. And when I got there, it was disappointing when I found out that there was no hair and make-up artist when the organizer totally promised they would provide one *sigh*. Just when I thought I can't do it, there I was, on my own, upon going and during the event, from the pull-outs, to the styling, till the end.

Lesson of the day: The only person you can truly depend on is yourself. :)

Special thanks to Ana Gonzales of Anagon Collection for the accessories and Bem Lim of Trunk Show for the shoes used to complete the looks. Both of these brands are the best! If you need to pull out accessories and/or footwear for your shoots or events, Ana and Bem are two of the nicest brand owners that you'll ever meet. Feel free to contact them and I'm sure they'll be very accommodating to you!

Thank you also to some of the members of UP Mass Communicators Organization and UP Lakan for helping the models get dressed and prepped up.



Accessories from Anagon | Shoes from Trunk Show

P.S. If you like F-STOP's fashion show collection, feel free to order them in my shop's website or wait for them to be officially released in my next collection this March 4, Friday!

Accessories and Shoes available at:
Anagon Collection: http://anagoncollection.multiply.com/ Trunkshow: http://trunkshow.multiply.com/

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17 comments

  1. gorgeous!! ;[ bat d ka nila sinamahan? well, my sisters arent that supportive with my online shop and some fashion related rackets ;[ i feeel for you.. and yes, "The only person you can truly depend on is yourself." i totally agree with that.. dont feel bad about it, coz you rock the styling! the girls looked so chic and flashy! :]

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  2. wow! galing! :D love your styling. :) Hyper talaga!

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  3. the beautiful clothes of f-stop and your amazing styling!!

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  4. congrats, melai!! and you did all by yourself, you must be really proud :)

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  5. I CAN'T BELIEVE WE DON'T HAVE A PICTURE TOGETHER! :(

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  6. Great styling, Melai! And love the vintage pieces worn! I bet the show was amazing and you must be very proud of yourself! :)

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  7. hi melai just text us baka makatulong kami aka marunong na ako mag make up! congrats!

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  8. also are the shoes for sale gusto ko yung clogs

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  9. Wow, you are so brave! Congratulations for a job well done! Here's to more styling stints for you! :)

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  10. great job love....I love how you styled everyone....

    Kisses
    Sweet
    PensandLens
    @mistytewest

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  11. Aww shucks, ang sad naman nun why your family isn't supportive? :( anyway, at least you proved everyone wrong... 'cause in the end you succeeded and made it on your own! congrats melai :)

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  12. Very Melai ang pagkaka-style! Loves it!

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  13. congrats melai! umaariba ka talaga! i love them. available na ba sila?

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  14. good job melai.. you're the best talaga.

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  15. Thank you everyone for commending me :) I know it still falls short compared to the pros out there but it's a good start ayt? Thanks for all the love everyone!!! :)

    @Ate Den: They'll be available on March 7 :)

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I appreciate anything you have to say. Thanks for dropping by. It means so much to me. Love, Melai

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