Well thank God they gave me authority to take pictures at Manila FAME (and thanks Kathy for dropping off the invites!)
In the past I found it useless to blog about Manila FAME because we weren’t allowed to take photos.
The first thing I did after visiting Rita Nazareno’s booth was have merienda with Mich Dulce at Via Mare.
I didn’t realize Via Mare had the best pancit luglog in town! I ended up there because Cibo was nowhere to be found, which was a disappointment.
Via Mare serves mostly Filipino food, so I thought about the foreign buyers who had to eat.
Then again, there were hardly any foreigners at the trade show.
Maybe I saw less than 20 foreigners, including Josie Natori and company
Also spotted: Angel Aquino
On the way up I saw my mom’s favorite designer, Cesar Gaupo.
Stopped by Joyce Makitalo’s booth
Saw cool mats
and oh, The Village People are coming back
Okay, Precious Moments come from the Philippines and I love cute belens.
Despite the Press ID, someone stopped me from taking more pictures of Iñigo Elizalde’s work
I’m a fan of Chrysara!
Thanks to Kissa McDermott I was able to buy some stuff for my apartment,
Specifically some doll heads which freaked out Liza Ilarde
Funny, I never thought of baby heads as creepy. Maybe these are…
At the center of it all is Kenneth Cobonpue
My sister is lucky to have these cork stools at home
Brangelina’s bedKris Aquino’s bed (she has it in pink!)
Kenneth was being photographed
He looked like a star next to this lovely yellow chair
Ito Kish was next door, on his Gregoria chair
His lamps were a bestseller
Elsewhere, I spotted this cute bench with planter
Kamagong night stands
I loved the super tall Locsin chairs snapped up by a Dutch buyer
I love this wooden thingy—thanks to Candy Dizon for this photo.
Each of us has a different eye that sees different things. See more of what Candy saw at Manila FAME in her blog.