First of all, I would like to extend my sincerest Congratulations to Ayala Malls, particularly to the New Glorietta Vibe for starting it right with a good vibe on it’s super elaborate opening day by setting a Guinness World Record of having the Most Number of People on the Catwalk Yes, the Philippines is now the Guinness World Record holder for having 2,255 people in one fashion show! Isn’t that great!
Some thought it was an easy-peasy deal. There were so many brands who joined and called for anyone who wanted to walk the catwalk. There are a lot of people out there who wants to be a model and have their 15 minute of fame. They even tapped the Philippines Top Bloggers to encourage their followers and readers to walk with them on the runway. In fact, Glorietta Vibe was aiming for 2,500 people in this one fabulous fashion show. But we actually had a few people down to the target.
Trivia: But, did you know that there was actually 47 people that was disqualified by the Guinness World Record Representative Ms. Kristie Bennett for not having satisfied the criteria as a runway model?
Oh yes, there was a criteria. In fact I was nervous hearing such. All I thought it was just the numbers that mattered but it wasn’t. According to the criteria she enumerated each individual model should be able to 1) show qualities of a professional model and therefore must be able to walk to the beat with ease ; 2) must walk with head held up high 3) must be able to adhere to the standards of a being a model.4) must reach the certain point/area of the runway to be counted. (P.S. Those were not the exact words but that is what I digested from what Ms.Bennett said.)
So, the show started. I was nervous. Ms. Bennett was doing her job watching very closely and paying attention to the details while the show was on-going.
I was starstruck with the Guinness World Record representative by the way, I have been a fan of the records for as long as I can remember. Their job is not easy but how I wish I can be part of it someday. Having seen someone from the book up close was a dream come true.
Ms.Bennette made sure that each of the counters of each runway was correct and not cheated counts. She also was critical to the demeanor of each of the models on the runway. She was very serious with her job.
I was paying a lot of attention on her until some of the people I know came out of the stage one-by-one for Ferretti!
Then the flash on the screen: Philippine Fashion Bloggers! OMG! I don’t know where to look and shoot! They were everywhere. I was only able to take a shot of Nika Benice. I saw Aisa Ipac, David Guison, Lisa Kahayon, Vern Enciso, Sarah Tirona and Tracy Ayson but was not able to take shots because the runway went crazy!
Trivia: Did you know there were 5 runways with models doing the catwalk simultaneously that day!
Then some celebrities on the runway
Bamboo sang 5 songs live while waiting for the Guinness World Record tally and cross-checking.
Trivia: Did you know, Guinnes also cross-checked ID’s of individual models who participated to make sure that the numbers are real and not faked. 40 well loved brands from the Glorietta Vibe participated in the show like Bayo, Plains and Prints, Bench, Gibi, The Ramp, Freeway, Maldita, A/X Exchange, Marks & Spencer, Mango, Cache Cache, Naturalizer, Florsheim, Parfois, Bambu, Mayoral Silverfinds, Sperry Top-Sider Va Venetto, Terranova, Tango, Edgar Allan, Ferrett, Jag, Guess, Penshoppe, Bratpack, Mossimo, Melissa Shoes, Leaveland, Lee, Solo, Tomato, among others.
My New Glorietta Vibe opening experience was one of the greatest fashion coverage I ever had. I had so many moments with the celebrities that switched on my fan girl mode (Ms.Bennett of Guinness, Kyle Patrick and Bamboo) You can say this one goes in my book as well.
I was being maldita at the start of the coverage because of some mishap. I am so thankful to the people from AVA at the registration area for guests and media who recognized me as Earthlinggorgeous. She let us in to have cocktails and sit in the front row to rub elbows with the VIPs! Haha! Ang babaw ko lang pero I very much appreciate people who treat me nice or when they recognize me, super kilig lang. Makes me realize na Wow, may reader pala ang blog ko. Nakakatuwa.
Again, Congratulations to the New Glorietta Vibe and thanks to AVA and Tattoo Black for powering up this fashion show. I definitely feel the good vibes!
How about you my gorgeous readers, were you able to watch the show live or via livestream? Please feel free to say your congratulatory message to Glorietta and to all the 2,255 models who walk this runway at the comment section!
Stay gorgeous everyone!