Palauet Albéniz

Back to my posts about my trip to Europe last month!

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After the Pronovias Fashion Show, I attended their exclusive after party just across MNAC at the Palauet Albéniz. The Palace is sooooooooo beautiful! I was told that this is where the King stays whenever he’s in Barcelona. Upon entering the palace grounds, we had to walk through a very long walkway before reaching the palace itself. My feet were already in pain but I didn’t mind because of the beautiful gardens and scenery we passed. I just kept looking left and right, like a lost little tourist. I wish I was able to take photos of it all but my camera was already about to die. Why didn’t I bring an extra battery, you ask? We’ll get to that later.

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This isn’t even half of the palace! As I’ve said, my feet were already in pain so I just took a few shots of the palace before going up the stairs to enjoy the glass of champagne waiting for me. Plus, I badly needed to save what’s left of my camera’s battery to take my outfit shots.

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These are all that I managed to take before my camera gave up on me entirely. Presenting, my less-than-five-minute-preparation-time look and outfit. Yes, less than 5 minutes! Dare I say, 3 minutes even! It’s such a funny story thinking about it now but at that time, I remember how panicked my mom and I were. You see, my mom and I were still jet-lagged during this day. We arrived the day before so we haven’t gotten much rest yet and our body clocks were still adjusting. After the backstage brunch, the Pronovias team dropped us off our hotel to freshen up. My mom and I grabbed a quick lunch just outside our hotel and decided to take a nap afterwards. I alarmed my phone at 5:30pm, 1 hour before our 6:30pm call time for the fashion show so that I can have enough time to wash my hair, put makeup on and dress up. Guess what happened next? We both didn’t wake up! We slept until 6:29pm!!! Someone was already calling our hotel room to check up on us! Imagine me, in my pajamas, jumping out of bed like a mad woman! My hands were shaking, literally shaking! Thinking about it now, I don’t even know how I managed to pull this off. I even managed to make my eyes smoky! LOL! Even more surprising, I ran in these heels–without falling! Hurrah! Oh adrenaline rush, you are a wonderful thing.

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In the midst of the chaos and panic, the only thing I forgot to bring was my extra battery and… falsies. I think that’s good enough. Don’t you think so? So what’s the moral of the story here? Never again will I ever take a nap before an important event, no matter how tired I am. Or, set the alarm of my phone 10 million times.

Imagine if I missed this???!! Oh dear God! I can’t even. (slashes wrists)

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So there you have it–the story of my biggest booboo in Spain. Meanwhile, why don’t you hype my look on Lookbook.nu as a way to congratulate me for getting dolled up in impossibly lightning fast speed?

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Paul Smith top H&M skirt YSL clutch YSL Arty ring SM Accessories cuffs and earrings

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Giuseppe Zanotti heels

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Thank you Pronovias for the wonderful time in Barcelona! I had such a great time ogling at all the beautiful dresses. It was definitely one of the best shows I’ve seen.

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Thank you for this golden cake as well. It’s such a lovely surprise. My mom and I enjoyed it when we got back to our room. The gold chocolate leaves on the side are my favorite!

140 Responses to “Palauet Albéniz”
  1. apple maya

    Hi Camilleco

    You look stunning, love the whole outfits.
    May I know does the red ysl clutch easy to maintain. I’m thinking of getting one but couldn’t decide Red or Black mainly because of the mentainance and the durable of the materials, I guess black is more durable than red? I may be wrong but could u pls adviced me whats best?

    Many Thanks xx

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  2. Chacha

    wooooooooowwwwwwwww di halatang nagmamadali ka dito hihi, two thumbs up!

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  3. Carla Chua

    You look really great for someone on a rush hahahaha! And I love your shoes! :)

    (Psst, I actually sketched you and your outfit. You can check it out on my blog if you are feeling curious.)

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  4. krystle kaye morales

    *SLOW CLAP*
    You still looked great with such little time to prepare.

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  5. Christine Koay

    You deserve a standing ovation and a big clap for putting this look in 3 minutes, Ms Camille! No one would know if you didn’t say it.. i think i would be screaming like mad if i were you.. you didn’t charge your camera when you reach the hotel? and the palace is gorgeous! again * all hail Ms Camille *

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    • itscamilleco

      No I didn’t :( I was thinking I can just bring my spare batt because I thought I’d have enough time to change bags and prepare my stuff :)

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      • Christine Koay

        oh i see.. i will freak out if i see my device are running out of battery.. well, we learn from our mistake.. =)

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  6. Nikka Acebu

    omg! congrats ms. cams. I sooooooooooooooooooooo love your top! So if you will notice in the future that it’s missing, you know who to blame. LOL

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    • itscamilleco

      Haha! Kindly give me your address so that I know where to find you and my top next time. LOL!

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  7. Tricia G. Ladiana

    Di halatang rush ka girl sa aura mo!hehe..You dont have picture with other bloggers in fashion show? :)

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    • itscamilleco

      Thank you Tricia! :) None :( I had to save my battery for the show :(

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      • Tricia G. Ladiana

        Aww sayang naman I want to see pa sana the faces of other bloggers hehe :)

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        • itscamilleco

          Oh you can check the Brunch In Barcelona post :) There’s a video there with the other bloggers :)

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  8. Katrin Tuaño

    Wow rush dressing pa yan ha! Idol talaga Ms. Camille. Ako pag nalate ng gising for school automatic pants, loose shirt and sneakers lang haha classy! <3 I love it :D :))

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  9. Angelic Robles

    Even in a hurry and adrenaline-pumped, you pulled it off! Congratulations! Your outfit shots are fantastic, Miss Camille! I was pleasantly surprised at your chosen patterns; the kaleidoscope top went beautifully with your striped skirt. I salute you for being able to run in your shoes.

    The place looks amazing! So much to see! I admit I’m envious of the cake, but I’m glad you and your Mom got to indulge in a sweet golden treat! :-)

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  10. Anhy

    Oh I know exactly what you’re talking about! I forgot to bring my extra batteries and falsies as well when I was on vacation and I thought I’d cry all day :’(
    On a brighter note, you look gorgeous here! The whole outfit, the shoes..I love it!

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  11. Vann Pacis

    Haha! I can imagine how you jumped out of your bed. Haha! It happens to me as well. my hands are also shaking and I’m already thinking what could happen next. Haha! :)

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  12. vanessa

    You really look madeup ms. Camille! The top’s pattern is what I love the most. Pattern to pattern combination really looks on you. Hope you could post about your closet?! coz just wanderin’ how you organize all your clothes. Avid Fan here :-)

    https://lovingvanity.blogspot.com

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    • itscamilleco

      Thanks Vanessa! Maybe when it’s actually organized na, I would! :)

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  13. Lyra

    hahaha!! I was laughing reading it, but so amazed on what you’ve done!!! you are such perfect to me!! imagine?? less than 5 minutes you had your gorgeous attire yet di halatang nagmamadali yan!!!??
    ohh my on my side I would’ve even cry. hahahahaha!! but you really made me amazed!!

    Good Job Ms. Camille <3 <3 <3

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  14. Pat Hernandez

    Miss Camille, you never fail to make me laugh. I love you more with each blog post of yours. hay. you really look beautiful! ang galing mo talaga! hehe.
    PS. sorry kung di na ako masyado nakakapagcomment, pero lagi ko pa ring binabasa posts mo thru bloglovin’ :)

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  15. Lydia

    My God you pulled this off!? I would never be able to! This outfit looks like it took at least 1h to prep O.O well done, LOL! This is actually one of my fave outfits from you – classy but a little sexy cause of the heels and pencil skirt. Nicely done!

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  16. jheanel estrada

    hi Camille :D nice outfit. You are stunning..
    By the way, are you still the stylist of pia guanio??

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    • itscamilleco

      Thanks Jheanel! Nope only for this one show on GMA News TV :)

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  17. Isabelle Victoria

    If ako yun, baka hindi ganyan ang fesluk (face+look) ko! My gaad. I know the feeling of taranta moves! Baka may water dripping from my hair pa jan. (nagiisip) (Who is taking the picture kaya?) LIGHT BULB. MOTHER! Tama ba? Haha She’s good! :D

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  18. Sephie Rojas

    You deserve an award for that amazing race like experience! @o@ I don’t know what I would’ve done if ever I were placed in that situation. Probably end up doing my hair and makeup in the car while adding the accessories on the way to the event, hahaha! Did your mom accompany you to the Emoda event as well? :D

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    • itscamilleco

      But the car we rode was a private bus for all the bloggers. I had to look decent na before going down the lobby LOL :) Nope! I went to Emoda alone :)

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  19. judy

    Let’s give her a round of applause and standing ovation! Amazing Ms. Camille, that was super fast. Instant gorgeous look ang peg (magic)! Love the cake too 

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  20. Dhes Borja

    Yay! I can’t imagine you pull off your outfit in less than 3 minutes tsk tsk adrenaline rush nga naman oh..i really love your look so modest!..I carzily love your skirt

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  21. char lee

    This is definitely a winner! nice outfit complete with makeup and accessories within a minute yo win it time frame…Grabe! If it were me baka damit na lang with shoes and a bag ang nakuha..hahaha

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    • itscamilleco

      I like the a minute to win it term! :) Magamit nga yan next time :) Thanks Char!

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  22. dona piquero

    “Oh adrenaline rush, you are a wonderful thing.” I can feel the relief when you said this line! Btw, I love your less-than-five-minute-preparation-time look and outfit. ♥

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  23. jheanel estrada

    Hi Ms. Camille :) are you still the stylist of Ms. Pia Guanio?

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    • itscamilleco

      No na. I’m styling her for a show on GMA NEWS TV :)

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  24. stef

    Glam! Thank goodness for sturdy shoes! Hope to score another pair From you next bu. :)

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  25. Reena

    Oh my gosh! hahaha! I can TOTALLY relate with that! I have so many adrenaline rush moments, too! Pero, in fairness ha, hindi talaga halata. It seemed like it took you HOURS to get ready there. Just goes to show that NOTHING is impossible!!! :) Mad props to you Cams… and the top and skirt combo looks like a dress! It’s well styled! I’m glad you’re able to pull it off. :)

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    • itscamilleco

      I felt so lucky afterwards. Buti na lang my face cooperated LOL! :) Thanks Reena!

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  26. Zia

    I really like your humor!!! you are so adorable, pretty and smart!! So perfect!! And i loved you more when i saw you at BU5 laughing even if everyone was pushing at the back just to take a pic with you.

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    • itscamilleco

      Thank you Zia! :) My readers are so funny din kasi. I keep hearing funny side comments sa pila :)

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      • Zia

        hehehe oo nga po, ako nga nakisuyo pa sa hindi ko kilala para magpapicture pagkatapos nya mag picture satin eh nagalit. hahaha :)

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  27. RinaOrnopia

    Wow ate Camille! You’re so pretty here. I love all of your styles. Hope i can see you in person. Love you!!

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    • RinaOrnopia

      Wow ate Camille! You’re so pretty here. I love all of your styles. Hope i can see you in person. Love you!!

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      • Rina Ornopia

        OMG!! So happy that you replied my comment! gahhhhhh :) Hope you can visit polyvorebook.blogspot.com I made all of those because i’m inspired by you. I really wish you can visit! love youuuuuuuuu <3

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  28. Kirk

    Hahaha. While reading the blog ate Camille I was laughing all the time especially the time that you are rushing, still you come up with that fabulous outfitey! Naranasan ko dn yang mga alarm effect at hnd ako naka gising! Urgh! I hate that feeling. Haha. :D love you as always ate cam! It’s been a long time na hnd ako nka pag post sa
    Blog mo. :)

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    • itscamilleco

      Tama nga ako! I knew it! Matagal ka nang hindi nagpaparamdam! WHYYYYY

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      • KikanPerry (Kirk)

        Hahahaha. dahil sa OJT Ate Cam, hehe. pro I’m always visiting your blog nanaman kahit papano, un nga lang hnd ako nag co comment. :(

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  29. Sara Shalabi

    Hi Camille, can i ask what your job is? I am curious lang haha. Kasi in one episode ng showbiz talkshow where pia Guanio is a host, she mentioned your name as her stylist, and curious ako kaya pala no wonder she looks great everyday

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    • itscamilleco

      Thanks Sara! I am a fashion designer primarily then I blog on the side. Sometimes, when I’m requested, I style also :) But only if kaya ng schedule :)

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  30. Tasha D.

    I can imagine your taranta moment girl! haha! Super ka-imbyerna yung ganyang moments!

    I LOVE YOUR OUTFIT! You always bring your designer stuff whenever you go abroad! LAVET! More trips abroad please! haha! I’ve been waiting so long to see you wear Chanel garments! Malapit na bang matapos ang aking paghihintay? haha! Have you worn na ba from your past blog posts?

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    • itscamilleco

      Hindi pa! Parang for now, I’m more willing to spend for shoes and bags than clothes pa. We’ll see! Maybe when I’m less kuripot na LOL :)

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  31. Melissa Álvarez

    ¡Qué guapa! Having booboo en España and yet still making it–that’s grace under pressure :)

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  32. Nica Ligera

    hello camille! is this a straight dress? it was really beautiful. So perfect!

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  33. Marichelle R. Sayaang

    haha,,, you always make me laugh ms.camille. :) imagine 6:29? I can feel your blood rushing through your veins jumping off your bed. there are times in my life like that too.. All in All you look great. Those prints and stripe look so good.

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  34. Manon

    five minutes to get ready!!?? gosh it takes me longer than that just to brush my teeth :D

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  35. Yen

    Yay! I have a skirt similar to this but it’s from Cotton On. So pretty! How did u do that? I would’ve cried if that happened to me. haha

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    • itscamilleco

      Thanks Yen! I don’t know how I did it as well! :)

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  36. pinckyfiona

    Oh gosh i really like your skirt as in OMG i want one :) <3 still pretty in 5 minutes Oh my :)) at least your dress is ready and still superb mega beautiful :) <3 super fanned <3

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  37. Macee Rosimo

    Aww Ms. Cams you still look like you’ve prepared for this night your whole life! :-D Good job with the (rushed) look, you pulled it off perfectly! hihi <3 And those heels look really sleek, but I bet they're kinda scary to walk in. :))

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    • itscamilleco

      Not scary to walk in, just a little painful haha! :) Thanks Macee!

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  38. Stef uy

    You look so good with that skirt! Unfortunately us petite girls would probably be dwarfed by that kind of length. Do you think we could pull it off? :-)

    xoxoandrea.com

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    • itscamilleco

      Awwww yeah, midi lengths can do that. :( Lengths that are above the knee are better for you :)

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    • Vina Guerrero

      Hi cams! ask ko lang if do you know anyone who can transfer files from tumblr to wordpress? :)

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      • itscamilleco

        Any web designer can do it I guess :) Mine kasi, my fried just did it for me :)

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  39. Kay

    Hi Camille,

    You’ve got an A+ for a fast speed styling! As always you look great :) Good thing you’re able to woke up for the event! I totally know what you feel when you overslept and got 1 minute left before the event! Infairness, you don’t look haggard! hehehehe!

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  40. beatrice gases

    i have that kind of adrenaline rush everyday on going to school ahaha I wake up really late and i can’t even imagine how i do it. but thank God na nagagawa ko pa rin hahahaha nakakahiya naman pag late yung vice president ng student council nila ahaha. Congratulations to both of us . :D

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  41. Lourine Maulion

    First LOVE really suits the collection. If I were there, I will definitely love everything. Everything, the preparation before the show, the after party and of course, the collection itself. LOVE!

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