At 21.

Monday, April 11, 2011

At 21, I was feeling "Peyton Sawyer" emo, sucking and savoring all that is left of my teenage drama. 
At 21, I was graduating, kind of "lost", anxious and excited, and every bit of hopeful for what is next.
"Not a girl, not yet a woman" ang drama, at 21, I was writing for Candy, just starting with Anagon Collection, and was still looking for a regular job. 

Being 21, for me, was filled to the brim with good and bad things, making that stage a memorable part of my life. I wonder what highlights the 21st of FOREVER 21's founder? The brand causes quite a stir to girls all over...That everyone was ecstatic to learn that the second branch in the Philippines is located in the ground floor of the very convenient SM Makati.

Months of anticipation finally ended last Thursday, April 7, which was the Forever 21 Makati VIP opening! Thanks to my girl Pax who invited the blogkada in this hip happening!

While waiting for the girls at SM's side entrance (in front of Intercon), I saw my suki and friend Kat G! :)

Also saw Ms. Denise, then from Candymag, and now marketing manager for Watsons!

The venue for the fashion show was in the middle of SM's ground floor. Look at the flood of people!

F21 and host for the event: Pretty Angelicopter

They gave away Samsung Corby 2! 
In the photos: F21 Business Unit Head Dixie Li, Samsung Product Manager Mylene Gabriel, Amina Aranaz Alunan, and Winners Kate Paras and Gianna Pilay.

Presenting: Forever 21's Brand Ambassadors! 
Ms Jane Kingsu-Cheng, Mylene Gabriel, and F21 Ambassadors Stacey and Danah Gutierrez, David Guison, Patricia Prieto, Lissa Kahayon, Tricia Gosingtian, and Angelicopter.

Ms. Jane of F21, and my fave ambassadors: The Plump Pinays!!! :)

Now, on to the drool-worthy fashion show...

Then the ribbon cutting! The anticipation was killing me!!!
Attended by SM Retail Chairman Teresita Sy-Coson, F21 CEO and Founder Don Chang, and Executive VP Larry Meyer

Yellow confetti! <3

Gushing fashion-loving girls inside the store!
photo from keigh
Pax, Tatie, Melai, Me!, and Ava

With Lloyda :)

Ava and Melai =)

I love PREVIEW! :) AC/DC and Editor in Chief Pauline!

Went back twice already since the opening, the place is just HUGE! I think Megamall's F21 store is way bigger, but I can't even go around Makati's in just a few hours. 

My favorite section:

Accessories Overload

My Top Favorites:


Nautical inspired dresses!

Boho Necklace!

Anchor Necklace!

Leopard-print Bangle!

Unique Peacock Earrings!

Floral Messenger Bag! <3

Forever is not enough to rummage through the store! :D Haha! I love it!

After awhile, went out with Pax and Tatie for some drinks and chikas, and I decided I had to leave already (kahit ang aga pa). I am in Makati almost every Saturday anyway, I can't wait to go back there and maybe (finally) score a pair of wedges! Hehe!

Leaving SM Makati, I saw these happy girlies lugging their shopped goodies in the trademark Forever 21 yellow bags:

Oh, to be 21 again. :) <3

Outfit for the event, thanks Honey for the photo! :)
Accessories from Anagon Collection
Belt from Mango

Top from Bazaar
Pants from Ukay
Shoes from The Pill
Bag from HK

Holding hands kami ni reflection. :) Hehe. :)


  1. and i'm so excited to visit f21 makati!! yey!!

  2. Okay, ang bobo ng sinabi ko. I meant it looks bigger than dun sa Megamall. =))

    Sorry, nasabaw ako. Ang ganda kasi ng items :))

  3. I passed by F21 kanina, open na nga siya! Funnnn!

  4. forever21 ♥
    i do hope they open a branch here!

  5. awww I want the anchor necklace! Thanks for sharing Ana!

  6. Michelle: Hahahah cute! Ok lang yun noh! :)))

    Skysenshi: Cool huh! :D Ang dali na puntahan, for my case na taga south hihi! :))

    Liezyl: Davao right??? :) Tama ba??? :)

    Aie: Thank you toooo!!! :)) Cute noh! :) Hehe!


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