Pronovias Backstage Brunch

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The long wait is over! It’s time to blog about my recent trip to Europe. If you remember, I mentioned that I was flying back to Barcelona for Pronovias‘ 2014 show. When I finally arrived at my hotel, look at what I found in my room–golden flowers and a letter from Pronovias.

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I wish I could bring this back home with me to Manila.

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But since I can’t, I brought this home with me instead. Whenever I travel for my blog, I always make it a point to bring welcome letters like this home as souvenirs. I’m sentimental like that.

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So what’s our agenda for this trip? Basically, Pronovias arranged for us to attend the bloggers’ backstage brunch, the fashion show and the after party. The backstage brunch and the fashion show were both set to be held at MNAC or Museu Nacional D’art De Catalunya. I was so delighted when I found out that this was the venue. I’ve been wanting to visit this tourist spot the previous times I was in the city but I never had the chance to do so because it was either out of the way or I’ve run out of time. Talk about hitting 2 birds with 1 stone!

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Since MNAC is situated on Montjuïc hill, you get to see this beautiful view of Barcelona from where the museum stands. Look! That’s Plaça d’Espanya right there with the four pillars.

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I was such a tourist when we started making our way to where the backstage brunch was set up. I could’t help but take photos of MNAC’s interiors.

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Look at the ceiling! WOW!

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I can’t believe we’re actually having brunch here, right inside the museum.

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Treats for my tummy! My dad saw this photo as I was editing it and he said, “Look! Your favorite macarons are there!” Yes dad, and I ate well. (Insert satisfied face here. Rubs tummy in a circular motion. LOL!)

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This was our view while we chitchatted our way through brunch.

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I’m clearly a satisfied girl. I think I was targeting the yummy yellow treats here.

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After our scrumptious brunch, us bloggers were given an exclusive backstage tour of the show. This was the first thing I saw–models getting prepped left and right. Every one was still calm, no backstage chaos yet, since it was still early in the day. There’s just something about what goes on behind a show that gets me so excited. It’s like my drug. LOL!

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Imagine walking out of this runway. Surreal!

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We even caught a glimpse of the young models rehearsing for the show’s intro.

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Just looking at the runway gave me goosebumps. Take it all in…before hordes of people fill this place up.

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What’s a backstage tour without an exclusive preview of the gowns? It’s what I’ve been most excited about! I can’t believe I actually saw these pieces up close! I took as much photos as I can so that you too, my dear readers, would feel like you got an exclusive tour as well. Oh how I wish you could touch and feel them too! The fabric, the intricate bead work, the lace–beautiful. Just beautiful.

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I would like this gown to marry me. LOL! It’s subtly sexy–the kind of sexy a bride should exude.

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This is one of my favorites. Brides should understand that sometimes, it’s not always “the bigger, the better”. It should be about the details. Look at this gown. It’s so simple yet you just can’t help but stare at it.

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So there you have it! You just got a glimpse of the Pronovias First Love collection which includes pieces by the great Elie Saab. I’ll blog about the fashion show itself in the coming days so stay tuned. As I post these photos, I still can’t help but gush over these dresses. Literally, works of art. Now I know why Pronovias is the best bridal shop in Spain. It’s got everything a bride could ever wish for.

Leaving you with a video of our blogger brunch!

148 Responses to “Pronovias Backstage Brunch”
  1. Gemima

    the gowns are gorgeous!!and PERFECT….the models wearing it makes them more prettier even..Thanks for the shots!!Pronovias was really the best wedding gown designer ^_^

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  2. Kisha Sushi Kyle

    that’s so amazing and magical.. can’t believe with the gowns, i hope you had to fit them and take a pictures, it will look incredible.. know it! the staff were awesome, job well done to them and to you camille :)

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  3. Gladys

    You looked really happy sa pic while looking at the food. Inubos mo, noh?! :D

    Grabe ang details ng gown. Very . . . yun na yun. Hindi ko ma imagine paano ginawa. And ang gami mong kinuhang picture talaga, no? :D
    And the venue is just so great.

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  4. Sibyl

    OMG! those photos makes me feel so glad and wanting to become a fashion designer alo every time I see you at the video I feel so happy and kilig! hahahahha! SO HAPPY FOR YOU!

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    • itscamilleco

      Thank you Sibyl! :) I can feel your happiness for me!!! :)

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  5. jhay-cee

    That gowns is GORGEOUS, AMAZING, AWESOME!!! I want them all. :)

    Thanks for sharing.

    xoxo

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  6. jessica

    does coexist have a branch in cebu? i heard in davao u have? or is it all in manila? :)

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  7. Nica

    I am in love with those goooowns! Beads and lace are my weakness! I want them all!!! Hahaha for sure, you got some inspirations for your own line! =) Question: would you make your own wedding gown? Or buy from Vera Wang/Ellie Saab etc? =)

    PS You really are blessed! =)

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    • itscamilleco

      Thank you Nica! I used to think I’ll get my gown from someone else, but now I think I’ll design my own :)

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  8. Eina

    What camera and lens are you using? You can be a great photographer as well!

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  9. Angelic Robles

    P.S. –> I share your sentiment on the macarons! They look delicious! I also wish you got to try on the gown you really like! :-D

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    • itscamilleco

      AHHH! That would be awesome! To play dress up in these gowns?? I DIE!

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  10. Angelic Robles

    WOW! My jaw was scraping the floor while I read this post! From the views- to the food- to the show venues-
    to the backstage tour- to the gowns…it gave me great vibes and inspiration! I’m so happy for you, Miss Camille!

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    • itscamilleco

      Thank you Angelic! Can’t believe this happened!! :)

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  11. Isabelle Victoria

    GOWNS! MACARONS! CAMILLE! (jaw drop) Super lucky you were invited!! Are the gowns even for sale?
    Ps, nagkastockings bigla! Nilamig? :)) Gorgeous pa rin naman!

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    • itscamilleco

      Yes of course! They’re all for sale! Pronovias is a bridal shop :)

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  12. Dan Urmaza

    At 1:14, I really thought the one beside you is a fashion blogger but then, I read here by the comments that your mom is in the video too! So I watched it again and then realized that it was your mom pala. Hahaha. Are you seated beside her too during the show? :)

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    • itscamilleco

      Haha! She’s so cute right? :) Yes! She’s my plus one! :)

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  13. jessica

    camille, is the whole trip paid by pronovias? like your airplane fare, hotel, etc? is pronovias the name of the fashion show? did u meet any filipino bloggers or are u the only one from the philippines? :)

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    • itscamilleco

      Yes, basic airfare and hotel stay for the 2 nights were shouldered by them :) I was the only Asian to be invited so I’m extremely honored. Most of the bloggers are from Europe. Pronovias is the name of the brand/company. :)

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      • Elle

        Wow! Sorry to be replying here but that is just soooo amazing…i can’t help but feel proud too that my idol blogger was invited to this uberly bonggang event! :D

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    • jessica

      wow ur really well known! :) pronovias is a brand of wedding gowns? how long did u stay in europe? after the 2 days did u continue to stay in that hotel?

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      • itscamilleco

        Yes it is :) I stayed for a few more days then went to Florence Italy :)

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  14. Macee Rosimo

    Miss Camille you take such good photos! Not only are you good as a model, bonggang bonggang photographer din hihi <3 I love your blog so muuuuuuuch :-)

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  15. Reena

    Those are the kind of gowns that I would love to wear sa kasal ko someday. Very simple yet oh-so elegant! I love little details. I don’t know why pero I personally think na mas classic ang mga ganitong style kaysa sa mga malalaking mga bonggang gowns that I am used to seeing. I want my dress to become something na my future daughter would WANT to wear sa kasal niya. hehe…

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    • itscamilleco

      I totally agree with you! :) But then again, kanya -kanya lang :)

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  16. Gen

    WOOOOOW! Felt like I was there just by reading this article. Wow. Just WOW! :D

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  17. Nica Ligera

    Hello Camille! This is very awsome. I really love it! Hope I also got that very cute one. :)

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  18. IAMSTICKTHIN.COM

    Now that I stare at those gowns, I can’t help but wonder how much would each piece cost. I mean those details… I bet it really costs a lot! You’re such a lucky girl for being invited. Oh, nice photography too.

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  19. Anne

    WOW! You are one lucky girl! I’ve always dreamt of going to Europe… and I love love love macarons too! I’ve been searching for recipes so I can try them myself. The clothes are soooo pretty. I love the laces and the crafty beadwork. And I agree, the runway is so MAGICAL. :)
    http://annescribblesanddoodles.blogspot.com/

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    • itscamilleco

      If it’s macarons that you want to try, then you must try Laduree. They have branches in Asia already! :)

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  20. Riza

    Wow! ang dami mong appearance sa video! natuwa ako nakita kitang gumagalaw. LOL! Is your mom short haired? If yes, I think i saw her!

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    • itscamilleco

      Far far future maybe :) I’ll be going in the afternoon :)

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  21. Marichelle R. Sayaang

    Speechless. …… I just can’t help but stare for at least 5 minutes on every photo you have for the gowns. “The fabric, the intricate bead work, the lace–beautiful. Just beautiful.” as you have said ms. Camille. My brain cannot comprehend how did the designers done those great pieces of art with fashion’s passion. salute! :) Thank you for sharing.

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    • itscamilleco

      My pleasure! These pieces are just too beautiful not to share! :)

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  22. hazel

    stunning collection… ganda talaga ng taste mo when its come to dress,, sana mameet kita someday

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      • hazel

        yeah,i really wanted to go there,conflict lang sa work sched ko. I heard after the bazaar you’ll be having a seminar/workshop,awts so sad i can’t go there,maybe next bazaar mameet na kita personally together with your blogger besties ^_^

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  23. Kyla Mae Tan

    I just want to hug all of the gowns there. Ms. Camille, you talking about bridal gowns makes me excited to see more of YOUR creations! Spain is so beautiful too!

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  24. Erika Enriquez

    ahhhhhhhhhhh!!! i want them. :’) so perfect!!!!

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  25. luna

    When are you getting married Camille? :)

    The place looks so good!

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  26. ville

    wow…. I love everything… I want my future wedding gown to look like that…hehe! thanks for sharing Ms. Camille :)

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  27. Christine Koay

    Thank you so much for being an awesome blogger, Ms Camille! Thanks for sharing with us every event that you attend! I wanna eat all the macaron.. yum! All those gown are gorgeous/stunning! I don’t know what’s the exact word to describe the gown.. I can’t stop staring at it.. and it’s hard to choose which is my favourite.. i just love all the beads work and the detail.. and the lace? just gorgeous! can’t wait for your next post! <3

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    • itscamilleco

      Thanks Christine! If it’s not for you guys, I would never get to go to these events. It’s the least I can do for my readers! :)

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  28. Joie

    Nice pics!What camera are you using in for your pics in your blog? Your pics are so clear and full of life.c”,) Also, what software do you use in editing your pics. I want to achieve the amazing quality of your pics.c’,)

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    • itscamilleco

      Thanks Joie! For these photos, I used my Olympus OM-D EM5. I only know how to use Photoshop when it comes to editing my photos. For normal days, I use my Nikon D7000 camera :)

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  29. Sophie

    ehee.. Ate camille that’s a wonderful trip.. Ate Can I have one of those dresses?… Pasok na Pasok sa Fashion style ko..Sometimes kasi I had always seen those dresses like that in Fashion T.V especially in Milan, Italy it’s so glamorous.. I hope I will be able to see in Live show.. heheh <3

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  30. Penda

    Just lovely! I love the gowns! i’m even more excited to see your pics of the show now :D

    lots of lovin’
    Penda

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    • itscamilleco

      I’m so excited to blog about them as well but there are too many photos! LOL!

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  31. Janie

    “I therefore command thee to send these gowns to earth….” -said Aphrodite to her followers….HAHA
    EVERYTHING IN THIS BLOG IS HEAVEN-SENT!
    By the way I thought you outstanded the other girls there :D

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    • itscamilleco

      Aww thanks Janie! The gowns are to die for, right?!!

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  32. Joysiejie añora

    OMG!!!. i really love this post camille :) the structures of the buildings were pretty amazing. and the highlight of the post which is the gown.. are so glamorous, i’ve been waiting for this blog, so thank you for posting it, please continue to provide us with your very nice photos, becasue it encourage lots of readers :) weel done camille, :)

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    • itscamilleco

      Thanks Joysiejie! Brings me joy to share these with you guys!

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  33. Tricia G. Ladiana

    OMG!!so lucky you.may I ask cams why were invited there? hehe .IM SO IN LOVE WITH LACE , they are so beautiful!wahhh :)

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    • itscamilleco

      I don’t know why as well! Haha! They invited bloggers from all over the world to attend their show. :)

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  34. Honey Lyn

    OMG! Camille, yung mga gown dito, parang designs mo. Very similar sa designs ng gowns na ginagawa mo. Great mind. Napakagaling mo talaga. could you imagine for 2014 pa to pero ikaw nakagawa ka na ng ganitong designs last year pa. grabe. clap clap. 2-3 years from now may client ka. I want you to make my bridal gown. :)

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    • Honey Lyn

      Waaaa! Nakakainggit. Greatest dream ko to maging fashion designer, pero i end up, eto engineer. Layo sa gusto ko. Hehehe!

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    • itscamilleco

      Ay hindi naman, bonga mga ito! I was in awe when I saw these pieces! :)

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  35. Melissa Denishka

    OH MY GAWD. I just died…. The gowns are to die for… O.o Thank you so much Camille for this post!!! I bet it was a dream come true! :3 Hihi

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  36. Bri

    The white gowns with the laces are just AWESOME! Can’t help but stare! Love it.

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  37. jam

    i’m very happy for you camille! hope you’ll get more opportunities like this.

    PS. you look so cute in the video :)

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  38. Angel

    oh wow! the dresses are so gorgeous! the bead and seamwork looks so flawless. I love that they use delicate/flowy fabrics :) Thanks for sharing the photos and video :)

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    • itscamilleco

      My pleasure! :) I love the delicate fabric as well!

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  39. Camille

    I don’t know much about bridal gowns, but these are simply stunning! I would love to get one of these gowns for my wedding someday, although i’m only 16 but it isn’t too early to plan ahead, right? Such an amazing trip, fab blog Camille Co!

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    • itscamilleco

      LOL! And talagang you chose a photo of me with my eyebrow up! :)

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      • Reena

        You have haters?? But you’re so nice, why would they hate you??? :( Don’t mind them, they are clearly insecure. They don’t even know you personally at magbash kaagad. Wala sigurong negative na masabi sayo kaya pine-personal niya. >.< haha… kawawa siya… The way you react reflects on your character talaga. You are very PRETTY Cams… INSIDE AND OUT. :)

        I hope you'll have an awesome day today. :)

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        • itscamilleco

          Aww thanks Reena! Don’t worry. I never take them too seriously. I don’t mind really. :) Masaya ako sa readers ko!

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  40. Lovella

    i cant wait to see these dresses on the runway. they are just gorgeous!

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  41. Vina Guerrero

    omg you’re so lucky to witness all of that! waa excited to see the pictures from show!!

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  42. Tasha D.

    So Pronovias is like the Barneys for Brides? Akala ko it’s a line by a designer. Na-confuse ako kasi sabi mo Elie Saab din has creations for Pronovias? Or parang naki-collab lang sya? Di sila seller lang? Love their pieces ha! Especially yung pinoint out mo. haha! Di rin ako fan ng BIG bridal gowns e. Yung may mga super long train. Mas simple, mas bongga para CLASSIC tapos peg ko yung may Jennifer Behr na headpiece haha!

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    • Tasha D.

      Just saw the video! What shoes did you wear? Stand out lang ang outfit mo! Lavet. Did you go to Spain alone? Nakapag-travel ka na ba all by yourself? If yes, whereto? Parang ang scary to travel alone! Di ko keri. haha!

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      • itscamilleco

        I just blogged about my outfit! :) I knew you guys would ask that! :) Thanks Tasha! I have traveled alone, but there’s a group of strangers I’m traveling with LOL. I mean I fly there not knowing anyone but I know I’m traveling with a group that I’ll get to know naman :)

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    • itscamilleco

      It’s a collab with Pronovias. Have you heard of Rosa Clara? Pronovias is similar. Imagine it as a fashion house for bridal wear so the pieces are exclusively designed and made by them. The Elie Saab collaboration is also exclusively for Pronovias :)

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  43. Sephie Rojas

    the GOWNS @____@ They’re so gorgeous, I could cry! ;___; The lace, the embroidery… OMG lang, I wish I could reach into my computer screen and touch them =)))

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  44. Nelle

    You’re so lucky to be able to get the chance to watch the fashion show and get a glimpse of the beautiful dresses. I know you’ve gotten a lot inspiration from it. More power to you and your work! :)

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    • itscamilleco

      I really am! :) I’m beyond inspired :) Thanks Nelle!

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  45. Dan Urmaza

    You really are the best blogger in the world!! Not only that, the most beautiful, the sexiest, the hottest, the tallest, and the bongga-est! Haha. How did you find it making friends with other bloggers? :)

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    • itscamilleco

      Haha I’m really not. It was great! I got to talk to a few of them and we shared stories about our hometowns :)

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