The Reluctant Stylista

So after my sister and I left Robinsons Galleria for the Great Sale Finds challenge, we headed to SMX to attend Manila Art 2010.  This is the first time I’ve been to Manila Art, and I’m thinking I should do this more often.  Visiting exhibits was a big part of my college life.  I must admit that I also miss holding exhibits, but I haven’t been active with the arts for a long time as I am currently occupied with other interests.  Art exhibits remain a huge source of inspiration, though.

The very sad part, though, and I am quite angry with myself for this, is that I had forgotten to take snapshots of the artists’ names. *palmface*  So if anyone here sees something they recognize, if they know the title and the artist, let me know!  Thankfully, though, at least I got a lot of photos.  I hardly remember the last time I was allowed to take pictures in an exhibit, but a whole lot of people there were just openly snapping away.

I also ran into a photographer friend, Egan Jimenez, whom I was startled to see was back in the Philippines.  He has a very enviable job of traveling around the world and making money out of beautiful photographs.  We once did a trek to Mt. Pinatubo back in January 2009 with a hodgepodge of other friends and my cousin’s.  Maybe I should feature it here one day as I had a very “interesting” wardrobe all throughout the trek. Hehehe.

Anyway, on to the barrage of inspiration!

Manila Art

Manila Art

These reminded me of Dave McKean’s Coraline.

Manila Art

Manila Art

Manila Art

Manila Art

 

I found this very interesting.  I had somewhat a similar concept in one of my old artworks in college.

Manila Art

Manila Art

 

Doesn’t looking at this give you a creepy, itchy feeling?  Like a macroshot of insects, or their little pores, you know?  Brrr.

Manila Art

 

 If you had a handbag like this, would you bring it with you everywhere?

Manila Art

Manila Art

Manila Art

 

This gives me the creepy feeling ala Dexter, so, I love it.  I imagine they have decapitated heads inside.  (Yes I know, I’ve been told that my taste in TV and movies is pretty morbid, thank you.)

Manila Art

Manila Art

Manila Art

 

Cebuano artists

Manila Art

 

On-the-spot art

Manila Art

 

Mr. Benjie Torrado (real name, Benjie Cabrerra, not to be confused with his cousin Ben Cabrerra), my sister and Mr. Angelo Magno at their booth.

Benjie Torrado, Angelo Magno

 

Aaaand, my OOTD.  I swear I don’t look too much like a dwarf in real life.  My sister took the shot in that lollipop angle that I hate which enlarges my head, emphasizes my skinnyness and shortens my legs.  Anyhoo, I wore zebra brogues I bought from Shoelogy as a birthday gift for myself.  I knew we were going to a shopping event in the morning so I wanted to be able to walk for hours.  Hence, I trooped out with the rare flats.

 

OOTD - Manila Art

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