Last Saturday, December 15, was the first day of Bloggers United 4. If you're from the Philippines and into fashion and blogging, then you must already know about BU4! Bloggers United is an event held by a team of dedicated bloggers who aim to create a venue where inspiring bloggers and their readers can personally come together and interact with each other. Some of the Philippines' most influential fashion bloggers come to sell their personal closet items and selected pieces from their respective brands.. think of it as a huge flea market consisting mostly of all your favorite bloggers! I only went on the first day, mostly because I didn't want to spend any more on clothes and makeup, haha. Also, my main reason for going was to finally meet one of my favorite people from the blogosphere, Ashley of Candy Kawaii Lover! I've never missed a day of Bloggers United before, but I almost always never got to take photos of people, so I tried my hardest to remember to take photos this time. Mostly portraits because my 50mm and the crowd wouldn't let my tiny self take decent full-body photos of all the super-fashionable bloggers. Hope you like them though! Enjoy ♥
Whew. There were so many people I wanted to take photos of that day, but because I arrived at around 5 in the afternoon (in classic Chai fashion), I only had barely two or three hours to check out the booths and chat with / take photos of everyone. I promise to be early next time ;____; I had a lot of fun though! Of course, highlight of that day was spending time with all my lovely blog and real-life friends. Mostly: talking to Aleyn, Irene, and Val about going to Japan and visiting Kyoto and all the places RuroKen was filmed in, haha! And the biggest surprise that day: finding out that Ashley was actually friends with my cousin (who's also a blogger!) and his best friend.. both of whom I've known since high school, haha! What a small world, really. Ashley will be staying until the 3rd of January, I think, so we'll be meeting up again after Christmas to talk about Japan and other random things. I can't wait, hee ♥
And of course, a decent photo of my outfit! I went for a quirky yet casual look, what do you think? These days I've been wanting to try to a more earthy, feminine mori-kei look, but I keep going back to this キモかわいい (weird-cute) style of dressing. It's because, well, I'm actually most comfortable with it! My friends tell me that it's not a bad thing, and that they like this style on me, but I can't help but feel that other people who like mori-kei think that I don't quite fit the mori girl "mold", if there really is such a thing. I prefer the more quirky side of mori girl, the type shown in magazines such as Mori Girl Papier*, but I don't know. I guess we'll see.
Wow, haha. Quite a heavy way to end this, but thank you for reading still! Will post about my BU4 acquisitions next ♥