“This is so overwhelming! I didn’t expect this!” Wearing a black and white LBD, celebrity stylist and homegrown Preview girl, Liz Uy faced a crowd of hundreds in National Bookstore at Glorietta 1, for the official launch and book signing of Stylized: Liz Uy’s Ten Style Essentials. The excitement over her much-awaited debut book was seen through a zigzagging line that reached the second floor of National Bookstore.
Liz wearing her bright pink lip as she welcomes everyone to her book launch
A snapshot of the crazy queue that reached the second floor!
A young girl gets her very own copy signed by Liz.
This old lady came in a complete monochrome ensemble just for the signing!
Our favorite fan! Decked out in Hello Kitty glasses and Docs!
“It wasn’t actually my idea, it was Ms. Kris Aquino’s. She thought I could create this handbook for girls to know how to style themselves.” Liz shares, and added that the book also marks her 10 years in the fashion industry. “Everything I’ve learned up until now is what I want to share with everyone through Stylized.” She also mentioned that she’s expanding her services by accepting non-celebrity clients for weddings, debuts, birthdays, and other important celebrations or meetings.
Liz’s fashionable siblings Vince and Laureen were also present during the launch along with their parents.
TV host and friend Raymond Gutierrez chatted with Liz about her book for his show Showbiz Pulis.
The crowd proudly raises their copies of Stylized!
An hour into the launch, we heard National Bookstore ran out of books. Yes, the book sold out in a few hours! Thus an emergency delivery was made right then and there with 350 more copies to appease those who had been patiently waiting in line. And even though the book signing was scheduled from 3pm to 5pm, Liz promised to sign everyone’s copy and stayed to meet her fans up until closing time.
Photos by RR Barretto