This just in: Prodigious photographer and absolute ukay queen Shaira Luna is having another closet cleanout! Along with several other talents from creative agency Arists & Company, she'll be selling a part of her covetable wardrobe for you to rummage through. Sift through the pre-loved treasures of Happy Andrada, Sanya Smith, Xeng Zulueta, the dynamic duo behind local label Ha.Mu, and many more!
Prices start at P25? We're quite literally sold. Below, Shaira chats with Preview about the sale, and drops a hint or two on which pieces we'll wanna get dibs on. See you on October 13 and 14!
What are the most interesting items we can look forward to at the sale?
"There will be something interesting for everyone! Because of the variety of sellers (some are celebrity stylists, some are designers, some are collectors), it's always a mix of new and old. Shoppers can expect anything from books, to vintage bags, and even pieces from designers' latest collections."
Any vintage designer goodies?
"Last year, designer Mich Dulce let go of some vintage designer bags! Stylists Rabbit Hole Creatives also bring many props and designer pieces that were lovingly sourced for their photo shoots. They sell their stuff really cheap, and I always end up with pieces from their booth. Jonard Palteng also has the most amazing selection of designer pieces! As for designer goods that aren't necessarily vintage, I and a few other sellers have more current designer shoes and garments that we don't use and would really love to find better owners for."
Any cool stories about some of the pieces?
"Makeup artist Xeng Zulueta has amazing pieces handed down from her mom and grandmother, and she loves telling stories about how fashionable they were! On my end, a lot of the clothes I will sell have helped me tell stories, and have really played important parts in the shoots I do."
How do you determine what to keep and what to toss?
"I usually sell the clothes I've already used once or twice for photo shoots. I also try to pinpoint which pieces I always change out of, whenever I have them on. And if the garment sort of has a replica, or is of a similar style, I try to move one to the 'sell' pile. If I can still imagine the piece in a photo shoot, or in a certain outfit I want to wear, I usually keep it for a little longer."
What was the hardest item to part with? Why did you decide to let it go?
"I'm always a little attached to the items, especially if they featured prominently in my images! I have to let stuff like that go, because I really prefer not to repeat items in shoots, and it's no use just keeping them."
Your ultimate favorite piece in the sale?
"I will be selling three dresses that I purchased from vintage stores abroad, with the intention of altering them. It's been three years since, and I guess it's time they find an owner who can appreciate and wear them in their original form. I really hope they find loving homes!"