♥Forever 21♥

Over the weekend, busy Makati got even busier after the Friday opening of the second Forever 21 in the country. On opening day, fashionistas turned up in droves to get their hands on the latest wares at the giant fashion store. Stocks were replenished every now and then, while bouncers in black kept a watchful eye on the excited buyers and uzis like me.

I’ve witnessed the growth of the LA-based fashion retailer. My cousins, who live in California, introduced me to the tiny Forever 21 store near their place back then when I was just twenty-one LOL. The clothes were perfect for the petite Asians. Anyhow, my bargain loving momma, who frequented the LA Fashion District would buy me an item or two before sending a balikbayan box to the Philippines. Whenever I visited my family in LA, it was always a surprise to find out that the Forever 21 stores grew bigger and bigger, with more stores all over America. It has become a global fashion brand. A little anecdote  about shopping with Ericke in LA, mom and daughter enter Forever 21, but go separate directions. After a couple of hours, mom and daughter show up at the counter with identical items. I guess no one is too young nor too old for Forever 21. It is forever the store where stylish meets practical.

Windows

Bold Stripes

Mexican-Inspired

Garden Party Florals

Animal prints

Color Matters

Patterns and Prints

Pretty Little  Underthings

Because I adore Forever 21 and I like the awesome staff, who didn’t mind my indiscreet camera, I got two pairs of summer sandals even if I don’t need them.

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Scandalously…

The return of the bling?

This photo cracks me up. One ring is fancy, like from the shelves of Forever 21, and the other is from one of the pampered fingers of the grama.

In recent years, designer bags have replaced diamonds. However, now that either a Kelly or a Birkin seems to be on the arm of each and every true blue fashionista, signs of the return of the bling in near Imeldific fashion are showing up once more. It’s one whole fashion cycle starting all over again. I hope I’m wrong because diamonds are not always a girl’s best friend.

But then again, if you’re dying to command attention, why not try making a statement with man-made diamonds, the more ecological bling?

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