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Philippine Fashion Week: Louie Mamengo

Watched Louie Mamengo’s show with Pauline last Sunday. Unfortunately Mamengo passed away three months ago because of lung cancer. Anne Curtis and Danica Magpantay closed the show together with Joey Espino carrying Louie Mamengo’s urn. Smoking really kills! I quit four years ago and it really wont do you any good! Anyway here it is, Louie Mamengo’s last show:

With my supermodel seatmate, Pauline Prieto! We are such dorks. And that’s that! I hope you guys enjoyed my Philippine fashion week coverage! ‘Till next season!

P.S. My lips are still swollen haha

Mamengo Philippine Fashion Week

I never walked for Mamengo, and hindi ko rin sya na-meet. Sayang nga eh. I saw how many people were quite teary eyed during his fashion show. 

Since I told you I don’t know Mamengo personally, i had to ask someone who was very close to him about Mamengo…RAJO! Rajo actually worked for Mamengo when he was starting out. He even pointed out sa old videos na pinasightchung sa amin while waiting for the show to start.

R: Nakita mo yung series ng black dress na may different cities? Alala ko kami nagsketch nun!

D: Tanda mo na pala. choz! haha!

Maybe hindi ko sya nakilala, but I’m very honored to be invited to watch his final collection.

Across us was the preview team. LEGGGGSSSS ni PAULINE! Kabowg ang lola nyo!

I think they all worked with Mamengo

Tessa and Ferdie. Mga super aliw na kaseatmates!

Tessa’s colorful dress deserves a solo photo! 

Eto yung mhga old fashion show videos. Buti nalang hindi ako model nung time na yun… ang tagal sa ramp ng models. May dancing at drama pa! Siguro wala akong nabook na trabaho kung nung panahon na yun ako nagtratrabaho. Haha!

Mamengo blowing a kiss. The video also showed a 22 yeras old Joey Espino directing! Ang cute!!! 

Joey spoke about Mamengo not just as a designer but as his friend. He explained na pinadalaw sya sa states and Mamengo’s last request is to have a final show in the Philippines. Sabi din ni Rajo, tinatapos daw ni Mamengo ang collection while in the hospital. Nakakaiyak ang passion ng tao.

When Joey was talking, iyak na ako ng iyak…

Loreal hosted the show and ANNE DYOSA opened it!

Very Parisian ang peg ni Mamengo.

Black din ang forte nyang kulay.

I like the classic silhouettes. I can imagine this same outfit ng 80s (siguro more shoulder pads lang) and pasok sa bangga parin sya sa styling. Bongga yung mga classics na ganito.

The styling during the show maraming nets, hats and sheer.

Sheer and feathers

I love how he kept his fabrics so simple and binawi sa bonggang cuts.

Bongga din etong cape. Very little red riding hood na fasyon!

This caught my attention. I wonder kung vinyl yung tela. I love how the black looked so shiny and sleek. 

Anne’s final dress. I can honestly visualize someone wearing this as a wedding dress. Uso narin kasi ang colored wedding gowns.

His wedding gown. Simple, classic and timeless. I’m sure hindi kayo magkaka-problema sa ganitong style sa church. I heard some brides having problems kasi pag sexy ang wedding gown.

The finale.

I like the contrast of the cape, Dyosa and the wedding gown all in one photo.

Joey ended the speech by saying LOUIE MAMENGO will have his final bow tonight. And he did.

Umaapaw na ang luha ko by this time.

They called his family to the stage.

Louie’s final bow.

After the show, smear galore na ang mascara ko at halatang nakaisang balde ako ng luha.

Someone asked..“Gosh, iyak ka ng iyak. Kilala mo sya?”

D: Still crying “Hindi nga eh, imagine nyo paano pa hagulgul ko kung nakilala ko sya”

Natawa yung kausap ko. Fail na naman ako dun. haha!

Kidding aside, nakakaiyak naman kasi talaga. Seems like well loved sya and people really finsihed his collection so to fulfill his last wish. Bravo to Joey, his friends and Family.

Rajo hugging me kasi iyakin ako

Black and white na kasi nagsmear na makeup ko. malay ko ba ganito ang eksena! GAWWSSSHH! Dapat na brief ako, at hinanda ko ang bonggang waterproof ko. haha!

Much love,

D