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…

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…

Crystal Clear Patron en Lalique partner to Make Art in a Bottle

Mexico’s premier tequila distiller, Patron, and the masters of French crystal, Lalique both evoke an elite association. With an impressive client roster, Patron dazzles with over-the-top presentations, and the recent launch of “Art of Patron” platform with Lalique marked the first time that the venerated crystal maker has collaborated with a tequila brand. Rustan’s celebrated…

Society Stars Came Out for Johnny

There is absolutely no one else like Johnny Litton. Ever relevant and progressive, with an amazing staying power, Johnny has set the bar as the consummate host and master of ceremonies par excellence. One can’t help but admire his candid wit, engaging humor, and countless stories of the movies, sharing his experiences at the time…

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….

All day all night party Don Ado Escudero’s birthday bash at his turn-of-the-century hacienda

All day all night party Don Ado Escudero’s birthday bash at his turn-of-the-century hacienda       People have great admiration for those who, despite age, just keep on going, imbued with a personal mantra of work and fun, of sharing, and more. A role model, a gentleman of unwavering passion, and with laughter as big as his heart, Don Ado Escudero celebrated his 85th birthday at his famed Villa Escudero hacienda. Known for its idyllic setting and graceful ambience, with its babbling brooks and turn-of-the-century house, this year Ado celebrated…

Celebrated Opera Soprano from La Scala

Showing a youthful joie de vivre, Elena Monti, celebrated Italian opera soprano from La Scala di Milano, captivated everyone with her powerful stage presence and magical voice at a concert at the CCP Little Theater, presented by the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), in cooperation with Caruso Ristorante Italiano, Rustan Commercial Corporation, and the…

The Pen at 40

It’s time to relive your most cherished memories and make new ones at the Peninsula Manila In a fastchanging world, the Peninsula Manila has stood the test of time, possessing the secret of longevity. At 40 years old, this bastion of elegance, of quintessential fine taste and where high society frequent, to see and be…

Swiss for My Sweets: Indulging in the Best Switzerland has to Offer

Marco Polo  Ortigas  Manila’s “All Things Swiss” was an afternoon delight replete with Swiss cheeses, Swiss cuisine, wine, and music, in celebration of its 725th National Swiss Day and presented in partnership with the Embassy of Switzerland. Swiss partners, media, and society gathered at the Marco Polo Ballroom for the event, as master of ceremonies Rapha Kiefer, a Swiss himself, and the hotel’s Swiss general manager Frank Reichenbach welcomed Embassy of Switzerland’s deputy head of Mission, Raoul Imbach. For…