DIVERCITY was a hit. It was a good way to cap off my absolutely eventful Valentine’s week. Since Monday, I had really cool after-school moments and sometimes, those moments occurred even during school hours. In spite of our midterms week, there was no pressure. Lucky week for me!
We got there a tad bit early so during rehearsals, I got to watch the models ready themselves for the night ahead. I got some cool panoramic photos of the run through. Their creative director was really intense. He was pretty shiny in gold that night. *laughs*
Nail It! had a lounge for free services so guests had the Nail It! experience while enjoying collections from the country’s selected designers. We offered free mani-pedi and massage. It’s a shame I wasn’t able to take more photos but there will be more— I’m grabbing more from Divercity’s photosets soon.
Here are more photos from the show. The models were really lovely, especially the ones I got to talk to the day before. FaDAL Manila had I loved all the collections especially the ones from Jaz Cerezo and Santi Obcena, who coincidentally was celebrating his birthday that night.
Here’s a still from DJ Cal taken from my phone. I foursquared this photo while I was in Whitespace Manila. Good mixes, impressive taste in music. You should definitely book her. She made some pretty remarkable stunts on the runway, too. (You should have been there else, you won’t get this.)
UPJMA Publicity Event team— these college kids made this event happen. They made sure we were updated and accommodated. Looking forward to more tie-ups with you.
This is our second major event with UP Junior Marketing Association (UPJMA) and we’re happy to give as much support as we can. These are the VIP Invites we provided them with which double as coupons to free services from Nail It!.
DIVERCITY was uber fun— not only was it a fashion show of different Filipino designers, it was also an event to celebrate the LGBT community.
(c) Fashion Firewoman
Some photos are from DIVERCITY’s Facebook page
GOOD TIMES just happened. It was pretty fly, I can’t quite explain the experience but it WAS such an experience. Read on to have a detailed view of what’s in store for you on the next UPJMA event. At the top of my head, I can name 5 things I looked forward to which exceeded my expectations.
1.) Overflowing Booze
Who would say no to free-flowing drinks? Bottles were everywhere on the first hour. If the bar was too far for you, there was a mobile bartender carrying a booze dispenser on his back while drink stations were in different spots such as the entrance and other corners. If you didn’t go home wasted that night, I don’t think you made the most out of your night.
2.) Indie-Alternative Music
If you’re a chill person like me who prefers none-dugsdugsdugs (think club music, ha!), you would have enjoyed the music. The DJs were pretty awesome; kids sung to the songs no matter how cheesy they were. The music just made the night event better, and I know my friend enjoyed bopping his head with the beat. He did this silly head dance ALL. NIGHT. LONG.
3.) College Kids
If you’re in college, you shouldn’t miss GOOD TIMES. In my whole college life, I’ve been to a number of good events but none of them fully expressed what I was looking for in a college party. Kids here, kids there, kids everywhere. Meeting people was pretty cool but what I enjoyed most is that everybody got along pretty well regardless whether we came from the same school or not. GOOD TIMES promised and delivered. The name alone stated what awaited you: GOOD TIMES. ;)
4.) Surprise, Surprise!
Do I go left, do I go right? It was full of FUN thingies. A mechanical bull welcomed all guests and daring creatures gave it a shot. There were tables where people could test their sobriety. There was an inflatable Twister (the indoor game) where people lounged and jumped all night, no one really played with it. The dance floor was pretty small but everyone managed to squeeze themselves in.
The most fun part was when R18 Vodka started throwing (as in literally throwing!) freebies such as baller IDs and shirts for FREE! Everyone chimped to the center to jump and grab the freebies. P.S. thank you to the 2 guys who gave me their shirts because I couldn’t jump in my heels and skirt, you were really nice. <3
5.) Midnight Reveal
Is it confetti? Is it smoke? Is it a bit of both? UPJMA parties are known for their “midnight reveal”. In some parties, switching off of lights means it’s time to go home but in not in GOOD TIMES— when the lights go off, the party just gets more interesting. We waited for the countdown, screamed our lungs out and awaited the surprise. I gave my friends a heads up that there were some freebies during the reveal, think GCs courtesy of Nail It!. ;)
P.S I really wish Elise was there.
(c) Fashion Firewoman
Photos from UPJMA Good Times page