louis claparols and marni's room

in true (occasional) shoppaholic fashion, i am declaring my loyalty to louis claparols and marni's room.

in a few words, marni's room is a vintage shop named after louis' poodle, and run by both louis and his friend, freelance make-up artist bobby carlos in their malate apartment. aside from vintage items, the store also sometimes carries louis' original creations, like the one i scored last year during my initial visit - the last of his coveted Imelda blouses. as it is in their own unit they call home, the store has a by-appointment policy.

anton diaz of www.anton.blogs.com has a more detailed article on marni's room (http://anton.blogs.com/awesome/2005/12/maarnis_room_11.html), but below are the updated contact details (since louis has already changed his number):

louis claparols: (+63927) 739-5925

bobby carlos : (+63917) 388-8918

view pics : www.picturetrail.com/marnisroom

needless to say, my shopping habit has changed drastically since i started frequenting marni's room. i haven't been buying much from other shops as i did then during my peak (haha). it's not just the items at the shop i'm after. it's the whole experience: the smell, the lights, the music, the whole 80's vibe, marni and her cute outfits, and more than anything, louis and his ever-ready, genuine Ilonggo smile.

posted by vina @ 5:15 PM           


At 7:44 PM, March 25, 2006, Blogger Jules said...

mayo man nga si Louie is finding success with his works. I know he's from bacolod that's why i'm proud that a bacolodnon has risen to the top just like rafe totengco.

At 2:41 PM, March 27, 2006, Blogger vina said...

yes, and so i'm "supporting" him in every way i can, hehe


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