Asia Fashion Week, Mercedes Benz, Stylo, 2014

Last October – yes, October! This post is so late! – I attended the Mercedes Benz Stylo Asia Fashion Week here in Kuala Lumpur with some of my husband’s colleagues from the embassy. Our Consul General, my friend Johann who’s a Vice Consul just like my husband, and Ms Gigi who’s the embassy’s trade attache. No, my husband wasn’t with us as the seats allotted for the embassy were limited – and let’s face it. I’m of more use at a fashion show than he is. And he knows that. So he willingly stayed at home for some guy/alone time. Who says the wife is just an accessory to the diplomat? Hmm? 😉

Just to warn you, this is going to be a picture heavy post. I’d keep the text down to a minimum and just share photos of my favourite pieces from each collection that we saw. And a bit of side stories here and there. Cos really – would you want me yapping about cuts and silhouettes and colours and patterns instead of just checking out the photos? 😛

 ALBERT ANDRADA (Philippines)

(Related: Albert Andrada wins ‘Most Connected Designer’ award at Asia Fashion Week)

Albert Andrada, Asia Fashion Week, Mercedes Benz, Stylo, 2014

Albert Andrada, Asia Fashion Week, Mercedes Benz, Stylo, 2014

Albert Andrada, Asia Fashion Week, Mercedes Benz, Stylo, 2014

Albert Andrada, Asia Fashion Week, Mercedes Benz, Stylo, 2014

Albert Andrada, Asia Fashion Week, Mercedes Benz, Stylo, 2014

AVEL BACUDIO (Philippines)

Avel Bacudio, Asia Fashion Week, Mercedes Benz, Stylo, 2014

Avel Bacudio, Asia Fashion Week, Mercedes Benz, Stylo, 2014

Avel Bacudio, Asia Fashion Week, Mercedes Benz, Stylo, 2014

Avel Bacudio, Asia Fashion Week, Mercedes Benz, Stylo, 2014

Avel Bacudio, Asia Fashion Week, Mercedes Benz, Stylo, 2014

Avel Bacudio, Asia Fashion Week, Mercedes Benz, Stylo, 2014

Avel Bacudio, Asia Fashion Week, Mercedes Benz, Stylo, 2014

Avel Bacudio, Asia Fashion Week, Mercedes Benz, Stylo, 2014

Avel Bacudio, Asia Fashion Week, Mercedes Benz, Stylo, 2014

Our Consul General visited Avel’s booth before we went in to watch the shows. Filipino pride! 🙂

BILL KEITH (Malaysia)

Bill Keith, Asia Fashion Week, Mercedes Benz, Stylo, 2014

Bill Keith, Asia Fashion Week, Mercedes Benz, Stylo, 2014

Bill Keith, Asia Fashion Week, Mercedes Benz, Stylo, 2014

Bill Keith, Asia Fashion Week, Mercedes Benz, Stylo, 2014

Bill Keith, Asia Fashion Week, Mercedes Benz, Stylo, 2014

A photo with Bill Keith (wearing his signature all-white ensemble) at his booth.

Bill Keith, Asia Fashion Week, Mercedes Benz, Stylo, 2014

JARRET (Korea)

Jarret, Asia Fashion Week, Mercedes Benz, Stylo, 2014

Jarret, Asia Fashion Week, Mercedes Benz, Stylo, 2014

MARTIN FOR I-DOU (China)

Martin, I-Dou, Asia Fashion Week, Mercedes Benz, Stylo, 2014

Martin, I-Dou, Asia Fashion Week, Mercedes Benz, Stylo, 2014

Martin, I-Dou, Asia Fashion Week, Mercedes Benz, Stylo, 2014

Martin, I-Dou, Asia Fashion Week, Mercedes Benz, Stylo, 2014

MELINDA LOOI (Malaysia)

Melinda Looi, Asia Fashion Week, Mercedes Benz, Stylo, 2014

Melinda Looi, Asia Fashion Week, Mercedes Benz, Stylo, 2014

Melinda Looi, Asia Fashion Week, Mercedes Benz, Stylo, 2014

Melinda Looi, Asia Fashion Week, Mercedes Benz, Stylo, 2014

PLEATATION (Singapore)

Pleatation, Asia Fashion Week, Mercedes Benz, Stylo, 2014

Pleatation, Asia Fashion Week, Mercedes Benz, Stylo, 2014

Pleatation, Asia Fashion Week, Mercedes Benz, Stylo, 2014

Pleatation, Asia Fashion Week, Mercedes Benz, Stylo, 2014

SOKNAN (Cambodia)

Soknan, Asia Fashion Week, Mercedes Benz, Stylo, 2014

Soknan, Asia Fashion Week, Mercedes Benz, Stylo, 2014

Soknan, Asia Fashion Week, Mercedes Benz, Stylo, 2014

Soknan, Asia Fashion Week, Mercedes Benz, Stylo, 2014

Soknan, Asia Fashion Week, Mercedes Benz, Stylo, 2014

STEPHANY (India)

Stephany, Asia Fashion Week, Mercedes Benz, Stylo, 2014

Stephany, Asia Fashion Week, Mercedes Benz, Stylo, 2014

Stephany, Asia Fashion Week, Mercedes Benz, Stylo, 2014

There! Which ones among these do you like? Which ones do you hate? Let me know in the comments below!

And before I end this blog post, I just want to share with you a few highlights of that night:

Jimmy Choo, Asia Fashion Week, Mercedes Benz, Stylo, 2014

1. ) Meeting THE Jimmy Choo. He’s so nice and down to earth – something I did not expect from a world-reknowned shoe designer.

Asia Fashion Week, Mercedes Benz, Stylo, 2014

2.) Finding this beautiful pair of shoes at Nelissa Hilman’s booth but alas – they’re not for sale!

Asia Fashion Week, Mercedes Benz, Stylo, 2014

3.) Bumping into Princess Dr Becky Leogardo (2nd from Right) and Dato Kee Hua Chee (L) at Gina Frias’ Axxezz booth.

Asia Fashion Week, Mercedes Benz, Stylo, 2014

4.) Also seeing IC Mendoza (2nd from L) whom I’ve worked with a couple of times back when I was a Lifestyle reporter in Manila. He’s currently as Jeffrey Rogador’s (2nd from R) PR officer. So nice to see you again, IC! <3

Asia Fashion Week, Mercedes Benz, Stylo, 2014

5.) Trying out one of Gina Frias’ fashionable hats. Isn’t it a beauty? Oh, and hello to my rather serious photobomber right there!

Syafenaez Wahid, Hazree Wahid, Asia Fashion Week, Mercedes Benz, Stylo, 2014

And lastly, Johann also introduced us to siblings Hazree and Syafenaez Wahid. Hazree is a fashion designer while Syafenaez is known as Malaysia’s shoe princess. Such talented siblings!

Oh, and just in case you guys are wondering – my jumpsuit is from Forever 21 (not Valentino as someone from that night asked me. But I’m flattered! Thank you! :D). It has crazy high slits on the side that are only visible when you walk. I love it so, so much! 😀 My shoes are from Charles and Keith, my bag is vintage, and my necklace is a gift from my ever-so-sweet mother in law.

That’s all for now!

More later!

Love,

Carol