Original Penguin’s latest collection

Last week clothing brand Original Penguin invited me to their event at Greenbelt 5. The theme was Coney Island, which explains the ferris wheel backdrop, vintage food signage and circus-like platforms you see in the photo above. Hotdogs and popcorn were served, as well as huge lollipops (and white wine). So you can imagine how happy and festive guests were that night.

The highlight for me though, was the fashion show directed by Robby Carmona. Models and celebrities walked the runway wearing the latest collection of the brand, which was a visual treat to say the least. You would think the pique polo shirt can only be worn in only one or two ways. The fashion show proved otherwise, as models showed us seemingly countless ways to wear the brand’s signature shirt in stylish and effortless outfits.

Colorful lollies.

Catching up with designer Tippi Ocampo and Style Weekend’s EIC Liza Ilarde.

Model and beauty columnist Isabel Roces.

The ultimate heartthrob Marc Nelson.

Model citizens. Isabel, Phoemela Baranda and Divine Lee.

One more with me in the photo.

Stylist-to-the-stars Sidney Yap smiles as I take a photo of the event.

Stylish lady Jessica Tan-Gan.

Richard Tiu with his girlfriend Nikki Tang.

The hair master Jing Monis.

Cute! They gave us photo printouts taken by their photographer.

The event was hosted by Raymond Gutierrez.

Mond is quickly becoming one of the best hosts in the Philippines.

Fashion show starts.

Male models.

Pretty leggy models.

Actor and singer Xian Lim makes an appearance at the show.

So many girls were swooning over Xian that night.

One more of Xian.

White polo and shorts made modern.

Color makes all the difference.

That bright peplum skirt.


Coral and green look good together.

Monochromatic vs color blocking.

Love this aqua ensemble.

Those legs, Samantha Lewis.

Pretty blue paired with gray.

All brights.

Flower girl.

Preppy chic.

Checkered shorts.

PBB Unlimited Big Winner Slater Young also made an appearance at the show.

These boys were super adorable.

Love him! Super cute!

Love the pose.

Cutie kids.


Brent Javier looking good as always.

Pauline Prieto wearing stripes and brights.

Pastels and brights stood out at the show.

Also monochromatic dressing.

Coral jumpsuit.

Basics also looked good.

Easy sunny clothing.

Xian Lim in his second outfit.

Photo with Xian. Trivia: This guy was my co-actor in the afternoon serye Elias Paniki back in 2010.

Slater Young.

Raymond Gutierrez.

Esquire’s Ces Olondriz and actor Richard Gutierrez.

Jake did such a great job, he gets a hotdog and ice cream.

The fabulous Liz Uy.

Group photo.

Bumped into singer/actor/producer Markki Stroem.

Cristalle Henares was there, too.

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