It was drizzling yesterday when I woke up, and I love the feeling of waking up snuggled in my blanket again because it was cold. Oh THAT word, I actually missed it! ;p
Went out wearing my long-forgotten black dress and favorite granny gray sweater--an ensemble I wouldn't wear the past hell-hot weeks in Manila! I lugged two huge bags filled with clothes and accessories for an impromptu photo shoot with two former Candy Magazine models: Abbie Almasco and Chesca Sumilang. Both real life friends! :)
The idea came up when Ches commented on a cat mask I designed for my online shop, mentioning that her friend Abbie owns something similar. I remembered that Abbie (now Jeddah-based) is here in Manila for a short time, I thought that I wouldn't let a shoot with the Abbie-Ches-duo pass. I messaged them in Facebook, and both readily agreed! I love them for being so willing! :)
I met Abbie and her friend Jaybs in Ayala, where we took a cab going to Mega Mall. Originally, we were to shoot in the fields of UST, that's why I brought with me bubbles, diana camera, floral clothes, and other props and whatnots for a cute pictorial. But because of the rains and the busy schedules of everyone (Chesca has a flight to Guam that same day! :D)...we opted for the most convenient mall: and take photos in the red couch of Red Mango Mega Mall. ;)
While waiting for Ches, I had a good conversation with Abbie and Jaybs over our own froyo (Jaybs ordered the Red Mango drink, nacurious ako!).
Fruity for me
Chocolatey for Abbie
From our kwentuhan (chit-chat) I also learned about the concept of the gnome-traveling thing from the movie Amelie, when Abbie showed Jaybs pasalubong to her: a Neru-chan doll.
photo from Abbie's fb
I told them I love the concept (and I really should watch the film na, yo! haha!)...and I want my own traveling buddy too! "Sa akin, unan!" Haha! (pillow)
Abbie is really down-to-earth and easy to talk with in person. I only see her in her vlogs, her gorj photos in her blogs and Facebook (and magazine pages, of course! ;))...I didn't know what to expect. It was actually my first time to meet her and she has proven beauty inside-out! :) We both have a thing with thrift finds and intrawebs, plus I remembered her saying "Coboy tayo dito, coboy! Anung poise poise?" :D I love her! :)
When Ches came, we had our shoot right away so as not to delay anyone's schedules. I took the photos using Abbie's SLR, and just snapped away like a real beginner. Haha! I wasn't even showing them their photos because I was embarrassed with my photog skills, and just went on trigger happy. =) They're both pretty, I guess this made the photos good even though I am no pro. =)
Polaroid versions care off Cea's editing skills:
After the shoot, we had time for more chit chats, while Ches ordered her own plain froyo (that I want to try soon! No toppings whatsoever! :p)
It was my second time to shoot with Chesca, but the last one was a year ago already! Ches is still the same, she has this very open aura that you wouldn't feel shy around her even if she's a model-slash-medicine student. She's no show-off, and she's super makuwento! (tells a lot of stories). I really like that in a person coz I am not into dead air, and when I am tired I can't help but be the cause of the dead air. =p But with Chesca around, stories kept on coming like funny moments of her siblings, the "jejemon-sticky caps" confessions, and the benta jokes! She even did a knock knock joke in between our kwentuhan. It was classic! Haha!
In my message with these girls pre-photoshoot, I told them this is gonna be epic.
My hat lost, my pockets drained, and with the emo-weather as background...I still said in my former blog that it was a "nice drizzly day". Oh yes, you bet it did turned out epic. ;) ♥♥♥
Till next time, Abbie and Ches! :)