As I mentioned on my previous post, I have this love affair with Autumn. And just in case if it isn’t obvious, I love fashion trends too. But unlike most fashion-obsessed netizens, I don’t follow through the season’s set palette as religiously as I should. Except maybe when I’m on the look out for nail polish shades–I can’t explain why except I’m a strange little peanut.
Under normal circumstances, I wear whatever it is that I want (exceptions: modeling gig, events, parental supervision). So if I feel like I want to put on a sunny yellow dress during the Winter season, just for a bit of lark, then so be it. I trust my hunches more than I trust the industry set colour palettes. Besides, the point of fashion is to express yourself; anything else is a contradiction, not to mention, in Fashion, we already have rules to abide to, and yes, they are mostly rational, but seriously, lay off my colours!
I digress. For this season, I am going with nudes and salmons–frankly, I’ve no idea if the colours are within the correct color trend range but whatever, I like my array of warm, earth colours–the browns, the nudes, the pinks, the yellows, and the occasional greens. Since it is Autumn, I especially like the browns, the near-reds, and the deep greens.
So, my so-called Fall palette became my inspiration for last Sunday’s literal stroll in the park. I went out with several of my photographer friends who needed a willing model to test their awesome contraptions on. So they toyed around with a Large Format camera, a few instant films, other film cameras, TLRs, and digital–for blog-purposes. Of course, I was there to learn how to shoot–I had my camera with me–but as it is, I couldn’t since I was the subject. As the afternoon progressed however, I saw an opportunity in the form of:
Mr. Frog here scared the bajeezus out of me. My friend Crissey tells me that she hates frogs and by association, I started hating them as well. Back when I was a child, they were littered all over our pool but since they were relatively tiny, I would drive them to the water and watch them drown. Or swim. Whichever took precedence.
Anyway, after flailing and taking a shot, I moved on to a lovey-dovey couple by the riverbanks (In my head, I nicknamed them: “Ate Charita and Mang Jimbo”–I kid!) and a man playing his guitar on the far end of the field.
As I went through my photos, I realized just how much they reminded me of the Coachella Festival mixed with the African Safari. Though it’s a few months too late, I don’t mind! Who would have thought our country could look so wickedly awesome behind a camera lens?
Straw Fedora: SM Department Store (on sale for 80 bucks) | Nude Tank Top: Forever 21 | Necklace with Propeller Pendant: Les Roux | Belt: I forgot (no seriously) | Floral Skirt: Zara | Gold Bangles: Girl Shoppe | Brown Leather Sandals: Pill | Brown and Green Drawstring Bag: H&M
Photo Credits: Marie Angelie Reyes, Lawrence Reyes, Reynan Alibuyog, Jurgen Estanislao