as some of you may know, being a stylist really is not a glam job.
sure, we're constantly surrounded by the latest clothes, couture, off-the-runway, samples, one-of-a-kind, etc. but if you saw what goes on behind the process. . . its a lot of blood sweat and tears!
here in the Philippines, when there's a shoot, we find out the concept, we get the pegs (the photos of the concept we wanna kinda sorta copy), we write the stores to ask permission to pull-out, and once approved, we go to the stores one by one to pull-out (or borrow the stuff) and once done, you return the items in the same perfect condition as you borrowed them. easy right?
well, every once in a while, due to the toxic busy-ness of the shoot, there are a couple damaged items. hmm maybe a snag here and there, a slight scratch or what-not. usually stuff that the sales people do not notice. most of the time though, we stylists are liable to pay for them---whatever their retail cost is.
i recently had a shoot, and upon returning the pair of shoes, the store staff informed me there was a scratch in one of the shoes. immediately i said i'll pay for it, even if its so not my size (it was a 7.5 when im a 6). like an angel, the magazine editor with whom i did the shoot coincidentally popped up in the store and felt bad so she volunteered to pay for it. she gave it to me as a gift since she saw how stressed i was with the shoot (12 layouts, 8 models y'all).
check out my new STELLA LUNA shoes!
dont you just adore the box?!?
tada! (where's the scratch?!?)
Jil Sander is that you? ? ?
too bad theyre a size and half too big for my tiny pixie sample-size unfriendly feet : [ that wont stop me though! : ]
thank you Maureen for my much-needed, feel-good gift! ! !
*stella luna is now available in Adora (greenbelt 5) and powerplant mall, rockwell.