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For the love of Chanel x Tokidoki
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I’m lucky that my cousin Keri found the Chanel bag I wanted in Guam. This is the hubby’s birthday gift to me.

Chanel graffiti bag

I love the bag and I wish I could afford to buy all colours!! It’s so beautiful!!

Chanel graffiti bag

Karl Lagerfeld is a genius—walang kokontra!

Chanel graffiti bag

Last Friday I got invited to a meet and greet of Tokidoki creator Simone Legno (pronounced “see-moh-neh len-yo”) at SM City North Edsa’s The Block.
The Italian illustrator was in town for a few days. Among his stops were the Shang Palace at Makati Shangri-La, where he met selected members of the press, Ronac Art Center in Greenhills, Vinyl on Vinyl Gallery in Makati, and SM City North Edsa, which is holding a Tokidoki art exhibit at the Block Atrium until June 15, 2014.

Tokidoki at SM The block
Tokidoki at The Block

Simone Legno had just started autographing/doodling when we arrived. Fans brought him everything from laptop sleeves to phone cases. Simone patiently drew on them, never complained. He never said, hey, I ain’t doing that.
A fan of cute things like me, Maxene Magalona had her catalogue autographed, as did her sister Saab.

Maxene Magalona and Simone Legno
Maxene and Saab Magalona

It was my turn when it dawned upon me that Tokidoki has this collab with Karl Lagerfeld.

Tokidoki at The Block

So cute!

Karl Lagerfeld x Tokidoki

Simone Legno at Central World, Bangkok

Simone Legno at Central World

In fact Simone got to meet Mr. Lagerfeld in Paris to present his creation

Karl Lagerfeld and Simone Legno in Paris

Part of Karl Lagerfeld’s genius is his being able to remain relevant and keep up with what’s cool up to this day.
I have yet to see him smile 🙂

Karl Lagerfeld and Simone Legno in Paris

When it was my turn, I told Simone I had met him in 2008 at the original Secret Fresh store in Quezon City.

Lining up to meet Simone Legno
Simone Legno at Fresh

I asked him to sign my Tokidoki x Lesportsac bag, which I love.

Simone signs my bag
Simone signs my bag

Fast forward to the present: “I’m doing another collaboration with Lesportsac,” Simone told me.
“Cool, I can’t wait,” I said honestly.
Then I showed him my Chanel bag. “Could you please draw Karl Lagerfeld on it?” I asked.
Simone placed it on top of the stage and really took time to draw.

Simone Legno draws Karl Lagerfeld on my bag
Simone Legno draws Karl Lagerfeld on my bag

“Awww….I love you!” I said. He seemed pleased when he gave it back to me.

Simone Legno with Chanel bag

So sweet!! Phoemela Baranda loves it

Phoemela Baranda

Also spotted: Gaby dela Merced of Vinyl on Vinyl, who helped hook up Tokidoki with SM Supermalls

Gaby dela Merced

L-R: Cristalle Belo with CJ Jaravata, Phoemela Baranda, and Frank Briones, who invited me to the event

Cristalle, CJ, Phoela, Frank

Catch the Tokidoki exhibit ongoing at SM City North Edsa, The Block, and while you’re at it, contribute towards the rebuilding Yolanda-affected lives by purchasing this special edition T-shirt.

Tokidoki for Yolanda

Special thanks to Jeff Songco for finding my lost shopping bag 🙂
To know more about Tokidoki, go to http://www.tokidoki.it.

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