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It was a night of good “green” fun as bloggers, photographers, and fashionistas headed over to Society lounge in the Makati Atrium for the Summer Collection Fashion show of The Pin-up girl Manila.
The Pin-up girl manila specializes on quirky and classic clothes that were made from environmentally friendly materials and upcycled ukay-ukay or thrift store finds. What differentiates Pin-up girl is that they pour in a of labor and love in their clothes that actually espouse environmentalism. Unlike major brands saying they are also environmental but clothes are still made in China.
The Pin-up girl had its humble beginnings when designer, Andie Bordallo who studied in F.I.P., and Andie’s fiancée and photographer, Alvin Cristobal, opened up their online store September of 2010. For this summer collection, Kokoy Coronado assisted with the styling and Ion Tango did the make up.
The Pin-up girl’s vision of feminine, sexy, and classic woman is reflected with their summer collection with the use of lively colors, and throwback to vintage lines and patterns like the polka dots, pastel colors, and the navy stripes reminiscent of the 1950’s Americana with a modern twist.
What I found interesting are the models that the crew of The Pin-up girl chose are not the typical, long legged, skinny, borderline anorexic models. They chose real women to represent their clothes to keep true to their Philosophy of catering real smart and classy women. To quote Kokoy Coronado, “Pang tao talaga!”
This is just the start of what could be an exciting year for Pin-up girl as they are planning on opening their actual retail store in Cubao Expo, expanding into bridal gowns and debutante dresses, and hopefully getting into the Philippine Fashion Week.
P.S. I also have a black and white and a film set coming soon :) Watch out for it