A Parade of Mannequins
Sundays are perfect for window shopping, and that’s exactly what we did last week at Eastwood Mall. Here, Halloween is definitely in full swing, as we came across a couple of squeaking street performers (yes, they squeaked), a very entrepreneurial Frankenstein, and the biggest Jack O’Lantern I’ve ever seen in my life.
We were also thrilled to chance upon the Mega Style Spies Exhibit on the second floor, where we decided to have a little fun with the Mega editors’ picks for the season. But first, how about some bisque?
We started our afternoon at Blufish, where Anthony made a very interesting point about his lobster bisque.
For as long as I can remember, Anthony will always point out shrimp that has been properly de-veined. Apparently, some people prefer to leave this intestinal tract in, as they feel it enhances the flavor of the dish. Someone try telling Anthony that. LOL!
Now that's a good bisque, I told Anthony, who at that moment seemed to be distracted by something just outside the restaurant…
From where he was sitting, this toy horse appeared to him (at least peripherally) like a caucasian woman with platinum blond hair and wearing camel-colored trousers, bending over to pick up something on the floor. It drove him CRAZY. Hahaha!
I, too, was slightly distracted… by these plastic plant holders on the restaurant window, which kept me thinking about stagnant water as the perfect breeding ground for dengue. I'm just sayin'…
After lunch, we took the escalator to the second floor, where we watched these street performers entertain this little boy by speaking in "squeaks" (via these little gadgets in their mouths). Oh, and isn't that the biggest Jack O'Lantern you've ever seen in your life?
I love browsing through the weekend market in Eastwood Mall — Here, we took a few minutes to admire a variety of homemade breads at Choco Locco.
I couldn't resist getting this Dulce Bread, which came with chunks of custard and brownies, for my folks.
I laughed out loud when I walked past Frankenstein proudly hawking goodies at Lola Consuelo's. He's actually holding a piece of suman, or sticky rice.
Suddenly, we chanced upon a parade of mannequins, which, as usual, got me excited.
It turned out to be the Mega Style Spies exhibit, where the magazine editors picked out their favorite pieces this season.
I spotted Suki Salvador's display, which featured an avant-garde statement piece from Mental. Suki is not only a very good friend, but is also a favorite collaborator of mine in photo shoots.
Meryll Yan chose a Celine top, which I think would look fabulous on my mom.
I love Meryll's edgy look in this portrait.
Now it's our turn to pick out our favorites, I told Anthony, who immediately approached and locked arms with this mannequin wearing a dress from Folded and Hung, his personal choice. Shout out to Ronald of F&H!
Anthony's pick was chosen by Style Associate Jose Castillo, whom I was also happy to meet at the launch of Megastyle.ph last week.
A lover of draping and all things Grecian, I instantly gravitated towards this red Luca cocktail dress. Shout out to David M. of Luca!
This dress, by the way, was the choice of Online and Accessories Editor Jacqui Halili Co-Salonga. Cheers, Jacqui!
We finished with the exhibit and, as we proceeded to the third floor, I found myself appreciating this skylit dome high above us. People should really look up more often, I told myself.
A day at the mall is NEVER complete without a stop at the bookstore. We got to Fully Booked and found their window plastered wall-to-wall with colorful comic book covers.
Can you guess which cover I would choose?
SATURN GIRL! (Thanks for identifying, Dennis!)
I found Anthony giggling away in one corner as he flipped through Tina Fey's new memoir, Bossy Pants.
I've always wondered whether the male arms on the cover are Alec Baldwin's, her co-star in 30 Rock, which continues to be one of our favorite TV shows. (After some research, I found out that they're the arms of hand model Joe Rosario.)
You can check out the book here. And read about hand model Joe Rosario here.
Okay, it's one thing not to LOOK fat, but I think I would much rather prefer not to BE fat.
Saw these erasers and immediately assigned Anthony to be the chef, and I, the postman. To be honest, I think I'd look cute as a button in that uniform.
Anthony knows that I am fascinated with illustrations of stiletto heels, which I have learned to draw pretty well myself after many years of practice in grade school. The weird thing, dear reader, is that I'm actually serious. LOL!
Anyone going window shopping today? If so, just make sure to steer clear of those squeaking performers. Hahaha!