When Manila Got So Lucky, and Penshoppe Pre-Holiday Collection

Penshoppe Pre-Holiday Collection 2016, Lucky Blue Smith for Penshoppe
Hello Ladies and Gents!

Two weeks ago was an exciting week for me – closes new deals, finished some un-published posts, edited more photos (SOS for assistant, lol) and the attended few fashion soiree. One of these is Penshoppe launching its Pre-Holiday Collection for its loving fans, with an opening walk from Lucky Blue Smith.

Wait.. what??? Lucky Blue Smith?!

Yeah I know…

When I received my invitation and read saw his name on it, I’ve suddenly turned into a blank face and kept on thinking, "where the f*ck did I heard that name", and if I’ve stumbled it somewhere.

Honestly, never heard… I have a blank face.


Penshoppe Pre-Holiday Collection 2016, Lucky Blue Smith for Penshoppe


As my press-kit states, this boy is an international model and been the face and cover of most glossy magazines, alongside with the likes of Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner. He’s been one of the international brand ambassador of Penshoppe and since last February 2016, he’s been parading the brand in various magazines and campaign. Congratulations Penshoppe!


Penshoppe Pre-Holiday Collection 2016, Lucky Blue Smith for Penshoppe


How come I never knew Lucky Blue Smith! I’m not sure if that’s he’s real name (well I’m not interested to know either) but when I saw his photos, I suddenly realized he looks like a surfer boy in California or Florida beach, running off wearing those floral beach shorts still with sands all over him.


Turns out he is indeed from California!

I don’t know, maybe I’m getting mature and didn’t recognized him. And these kids do…


Penshoppe Pre-Holiday Collection 2016, Lucky Blue Smith for Penshoppe

Penshoppe Pre-Holiday Collection 2016, Lucky Blue Smith for Penshoppe


Okay, I think I need to get back and also browse on some glossy magazine and only to give at least a minute or two for boy (male) models. For the sake of this job.

“Lucky Blue Smith was launched as a Penshoppe ambassador back in February when he became the face of the brand’s Spring/Summer campaign. The 18-year old, who hails from Los Angeles, got scouted to become a model at the young age of 10. By 12, he had already signed up with an international modeling agency. Last year, the six-foot-two-inch model—with his piercing blue eyes and platinum hair—skyrocketed to international fame, especially online, with people dubbing him as the male equivalent of Cara Delevingne.”

But I would never apologize for not recognizing this boy. I mean, he dresses well (thank God) but not my thing. I don’t find him attractive nor gives me fire.


Penshoppe Pre-Holiday Collection 2016, Lucky Blue Smith for Penshoppe


For any consolation, I wouldn’t deny the fact that he can carry those fits, and his boyish charm that these ladies are dying for (excluding me, of course). It was lovely to know that Penshoppe have him for this global campaign, like meeting East and West fashion and to connect like minded people.


*****


So I was invited to the show last July 29th at Conrad Manila Hotel (I’ll tell more about this hotel soon *wink) for the launch of Penshoppe’s Pre Holiday Collection, and I’ll tell you – I have mixed emotions with the collection. The Collection’s theme “Cool Kids District” featuring a myriad of cool and undeniably stylish pieces that come in both dynamic and subdued colors, the collection for this campaign intends to highlight the vibrant and edgy fashion sense of “cool kids” from different parts of the world’s most fashionable metropolises.


Penshoppe Pre-Holiday Collection 2016, Lucky Blue Smith for Penshoppe


Welcome for the comeback of hoody-varsity jackets, cropped tops, everything denims, bonnets hats, and sneakers – outfits that are very comfy to strut around the city like a local.

Simply, the collection shows carefree attitude, free-spirited views, with the sense of adventure.


Penshoppe Pre-Holiday Collection 2016, Lucky Blue Smith for Penshoppe


Penshoppe Pre-Holiday Collection 2016, Lucky Blue Smith for Penshoppe

Penshoppe Pre-Holiday Collection 2016, Lucky Blue Smith for Penshoppe


If I would be travelling to city-places with as humid as ours (Philippines) I would like to LOOOOOVVEE to bring two or three pairs of these outfits. So comfy and relax, that I could easily move and wouldn’t mind to have a faster walk, and getting it slow carrying my shopping bags. These are perfect!

*****


Penshoppe Pre-Holiday Collection 2016, Lucky Blue Smith for Penshoppe


Ohh look at that – perfect outfits for our male companions on-the-go. Relax but still comfortable and looks gorgeous (okay including these mannequins per se). Why it is Capri and well-fit jacket looks gorgeous on men???? Such a mystery.


Penshoppe Pre-Holiday Collection 2016, Lucky Blue Smith for Penshoppe


But I never find it attractive to guys who wear socks longer than mine. I find it too lousy, too lazy, and totally never cool. Ohhh veeeeeeeeeeeeeerrryyyyy touristy. It gives me headaches, and when its white – it makes me puke on the street. These remind me of lousy middle-aged American tourists here in Asia, dragging his young, tiny Asian playtoy along the High Street.

It’s a no no NO…


*****


Penshoppe Pre-Holiday Collection 2016, Lucky Blue Smith for Penshoppe


I’m just glad I’m sitting in the front row and have a chance to view properly the collection (including it’s brand ambassador) without dealing with screaming fans at the back. Congratulations Penshoppe!

You did well!




Penshoppe Pre-Holiday Collection 2016, Lucky Blue Smith for Penshoppe




You may watch some video clips here:








Meanwhile before I ending this post, here’s my outfit during that night.


Penshoppe Pre-Holiday Collection 2016, Lucky Blue Smith for Penshoppe


Good thing I didn’t wear my denim jacket – I would ended up like part of a denim minions, LOL!

(Popping Orange Forever21 top that I’ve turned into crop-top (originally it’s a bodycon dress), stretch pants – a gift from Penshoppe, my white shoes ($2.00) and trench coat (another $2.00) both I’ve got from vintage store recently)




Penshoppe Pre-Holiday Collection 2016, Lucky Blue Smith for Penshoppe

Penshoppe Pre-Holiday Collection 2016, Lucky Blue Smith for Penshoppe


I’ve also wear just a minimal makeup, and just prepped my brows and got a pop of red for my lips, coz my top is already popping much, literally.




Penshoppe Pre-Holiday Collection 2016, Lucky Blue Smith for Penshoppe
It was glad to see again these awesome blogger, Ruth, Paul and Jeman!


Penshoppe Pre-Holiday Collection 2016, Lucky Blue Smith for Penshoppe
Me on-duty!




Penshoppe Pre-Holiday Collection 2016, Lucky Blue Smith for Penshoppe



What do you think about the new collection?

Is it Yay or Nay?


How about Lucky Blue Smith?


Is he a Yay or Nay?




xoxo, Blair










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28 LOVES AND COMMENTS:

  1. I'm becoming a fan of your fashion updates. And Manila! Would love to go there someday.

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    1. Yey! Thank you!

      Let me know when you'll going to Manila. I would be glad to be your guide :D

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  2. Oh my gosh your shoes. I neeeeeeed them! I love finding incredible deals at the thrift store and I'm super excited that they have their halloween garments out because I find some pretty exciting pieces in the costume section! Haha!

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    1. Thank you Madeline!

      That's only a US$2 hahaha I was so happy!

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  3. Oh my gosh, what an amazing experience! Yay yay YAY!

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  4. Lucky Blue Smith doesn't do it for me either... But those striped dresses?! I love those!

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    1. I know right!

      I was have that confusing face when I heard his name... like Lucky Blue ... what?! Hahaha its a bit stressful coz I have to make a rush research about him. A job is a job :D

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  5. I'm loving all the looks! How can I buy items from this collection???

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    1. Hello Shanna,

      For customers outside Philippines, Penshoppe collection is available via Lazada and Zalora online stores. They ship worldwide!

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  6. What a fabulous collection!!! I just love fashion shows!!! So fun!

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    1. Yeah, a great way to catch first dibs :D And fashion gossips :D

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  7. Wow! You must have had the most amazing time! I would love to see a show like this and be able to experience a great evening of fashion. Loving so many of these outfits.

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  8. I think the new collection looks great! Really stylish, but simple too.

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  9. I haven't been to a fashion show in years. This looks fun.

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    1. Hello Valerie,

      You should attend sometime (any shows) coz its cool and something new! But it needs lots of energy especially if its a hectic schedule :D

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  10. Whatever works .I am not a fan of the metro sexual look on men.I like the real man look.You look great in that outfit

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  11. Penshoppe is selling to the youth. They did great choosing Lucky. The young girls go crazy. The fashion..not so much. Just looks lazy to me. Great photos!

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    1. Hello Tina,

      Yeah this collection is very suitable to youngers... some of their pieces makes me raise brows, but there are lots of pieces that I like.

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  12. What an amazing experience! I would love to go there oneday.

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  13. Looks like you had a great time! I've never been to a real fashion show before, it's something that I think would be fun to do.

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    1. Hello Patricia,

      You must! IT's another awesome experience :D And also a good way to get new contacts :D

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  14. I have been getting into neutral colors lately and hopefully can transform my wardrobe so that everything blends together better. I love how you paired it with the red. It's a great look.

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    1. Thanks CJ!

      Actually I have nothing to wear that day, wearing full black is not an option coz I might ended up looking like a PR Assistant. So I cut one of my old mini dress, made it into cropped top, and viola!

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