WALKING DOWN THE RUNWAY WITH DIPLOMATS

WALKING DOWN THE RUNWAY WITH DIPLOMATS   ‘Circle of Styles’, presented by the ‘Spouses of the Heads of Mission’ left an indelible mark of fun in fashion in Manila’s social world, with its focus on culture and philanthropy. The charity fashion show was presented in partnership with Resorts World Manila, represented by Stephen Reilly COO…

NEON NIRVANA

Lauded by the best of his peers, art wear artist designer Jun Jun Ablaza is an artistically ambitious man with extraordinary talent. This places him among the most innovative designers of contemporary fashion. Known to society for his oeuvre with an unparalleled imagination, his take on fashion is fun and one with aesthetic values. Held…

Good Glamour

It is clearly Philippine society’s favorite and has become the most desireable invitation in the social world. Last Sunday the chic crowd got ready for glamour at Philippine Tatler’s 16th anniversary ball held at the Grand Ballroom of Shangri-La at the Fort. The Tatler Team, headed by Irene Francisco, Anton San Diego, Mia Borromeo, and…

Fashion for a Cause

The I Can Serve Foundation conjured up an iconic fashion moment, the ‘Fashion Can Serve’ fashion show. This inspirational event was held at the ballroom of the Raffles Makati in partnership with Philip Stein and Jewelmer. Since its inception in 1999, I Can Serve Foundation’s underlying theme is spreading awareness, with the Philippines having the…

Say ‘I do’ at the Marriott

“Marry Me at Marriott,” held recently at the Grand Ballroom building of Marriott Manila, was a wedding spectrum far beyond spectacular. It was the launch of the highly exclusive bridal show set to establish itself as a benchmark among bridal exhibits. The Grand Ballroom is a grand statement, the largest in the country so far….

Consular Chic Diplomats Walk the Runway for a Good Cause

The Consular Corps of the Philippines is an organization close to the heart of consul general and dean of the Diplomatic Corps of the Philippines, Fortune Aleta Ledesma. If anyone can pull it off, it is through the charisma of fashion icon Fortune and as such, she continues to play an integral part in their…

An Evening of Masters

People do have high expectations of the dinner celebrations of the country’s first luxury magazine, Lifestyle Asia, with its original thematic events, in its efforts to be the first and the best. “RSVP Lifestyle Asia” a glitzy celebration of 29 years, was a significant occasion which opened with a huge bang and an unexpected surprise…

Philippine Tatler Celebrates ‘Tatler Homes

The highly prestigious Philippine Tatler, known for its red carpet events and A-List parties recently threw a cocktail to launch “Tatler Homes”.  Publisher Irene Martel Francisco, together with co-hosts Living Innovation GM Ferdie Ong and Visa Country Manger Lain Jamieson co-presented the latest luxury lifestyle book. The summer chic event celebrated the art of fine…

The Josie Natori Drama at ‘Manila FAME’s Fifty-Fifth Edition

 The powerful magnetism and enthusiasm of Josie Natori is exhilarating. With verve, Josie stood up from her group of friends to greet us, as Rupert and I entered the ‘55th Manila FAME’ event at the SMX Convention Center. As we exchanged pleasantries, it brought back memories of our classmate days in high school and most…

The Best of Philippine Society

High society honored the Silver Anniversary of Lifestyle Asia at an exclusive cocktail party held at Red, Makati Shangri-la hotel. The glamorous evening was highlighted by the unveiling of the book: “25: The Best of Philippine Society”. To this day, Lifestyle Asia continues to showcase “living at its finest”.  Founder Exequiel ‘Syke’ Garcia had the…

The 12th ‘Manila’s Best Dressed’ Gala Night Earmarked for Charity

The 12th ‘Manila’s Best Dressed’ Gala Night – Earmarked for Charity One glimpse at the theme of the 12th Manila’s Best Dressed Gala Awards Night says it all.  “Glamour and Elegance with a Heart” was a salute to the awardees’ outstanding leadership and contribution to society.  The event was held recently at the Grand Ballroom…

Miss Earth 2011 Pre- Pageant Festivities

  The ‘Miss Earth’ Pageant stands tall as a beacon of beauty and environmental advocacy. The eco-chic stalwarts, Ramon Monzon and Lorraine Schuck, President and VP respectively of Carousel Productions, pulled off the pre-pageant festivities with flying colors, notwithstanding the unexpected transfer of venue, due to the heavy floods that wrecked havoc in its original…