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…

World record for Philippine Modern Art

World record for Philippine Modern Art With the interest in fine art bursting at the seams, Leon Gallery, in partnership with the Asian Cultural Council Philippines, featured an unparalleled selection of 150 lots ranging from furniture, religious paraphernalia, paintings, and recently expanded to include historical memorabilia. The chronicled archives were the letters of Andres Bonifacio…

In Honor of a Fashion Icon and In Honor of a Mother’s Culinary Heritage

In Honor of a Fashion Icon George Sison is a rare gem, ageless, ever dapper and possesses an air of regalness about him. Over the decades that Rupert and I have known George and over countless dinners, he has always celebrated his exquisitely elegant mother, Priscilla de la Fuente Sison.  Priscilla’s sense of style has…

A South African Holiday aboard the Crystal Symphony

A South African Holiday aboard the Crystal Symphony South Africa’s allure transports one to a world that is new and raw with its wilderness, sky and space.  Choosing to spend our Christmas holidays off the beaten track on board the world’s most awarded luxury liner, the Crystal Cruise, our South African holiday was a dream…

EASTER PARADE

   EASTER PARADE   The Society for Cultural Enrichment Inc.’s recent ‘Easter Parade’ dinner dance celebrated individualism. It was an event that expressed fashion geared towards one’s sense of style. Upon entering the Rizal Ballroom of Shangri-la Makati, we were amused by the model-ladies in their Amir Sali gowns joyously taking selfies of one another….

Black Magnificence

Black Magnificence “Filling our world with art merely awakens our senses; but creating art in our world is the ultimate euphoria”, words of artist-photographer Rupert Jacinto.  An international award-winning portrait photographer who has been dubbed “Photographer to the Faaabulous” by the Washington Post for his portraits of the rich and famous, Rupert possesses a wonderful…

PORTRAITIST TO ROYALTY AND MORE.

          PORTRAITIST TO ROYALTY AND MORE. Incredibly inspirational and admirable is iconic artist Betsy Westendorp. She emanates beauty, intelligence, refinement, and creativity which feed her soul.  Recognized as one of the most illustrious artists of the century, her book entitled “Betsy Westendorp” Volume 1 & 2 was recently launched at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila. …

THANKS GIVING

    A CELEBRATION OF LIFE & THANKSGIVING Multifaceted gentleman, well-loved and devoted father, Frank Evaristo beamed happily and was in high spirits during his celebration of his 76th birthday. Looking back at his life story, having led a successful life and reflecting on the milestones, it was a celebration of life and thanksgiving. A…

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…

Orlina at Manila House and Raul Isidro Exhibit

The mere mention of Orlina conjures a legendary status in the art world, eliciting raves like “Wow, this is an Orlina.” The invitation featured a photo of his Volkswagon adorned with flowers. The Flower Power birthday dinner was held last week at Manila House, and garbed in his customary scarf, the man of the moment…

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…

RUPERT JACINTO AND A NIGHT IN THE REALM OF FANTASY

Following the phenomenal success of his “Faaabvlous” series, international award-winning portrait photographer Rupert Jacinto, dubbed “Photographer to the Faabulous” by the Washington Post, once again launched his latest collection of photographic art in a stunning celebration of a photo exhibit and a book launch. This was held last week at the Gallery and at a…