The first ever Philippine Fashion Ball was held in the Rigodon Ballroom of the Manila Peninsula Hotel last Monday. Here are some photos during the event, courtesy of our photographer extra-ordinaire Frank Ruaya! :)
Back of my jumpsuit:
Gave Ed a big hug! He was the one who invited us! Thank you so much!
What a fancy occasion...
...And super star-studded!
Ready to go in! :)
A looong "black carpet" welcomed the guests:
This event is in partnership with PMAP (Professional Models Association of the Philippines); what a grand gathering of top names in Philippine Fashion!
Ms. Abigail Arenas-De Leon
La Greta: Gretchen Barreto
Model Jasmine Maierhofer
The beautiful Ms. Tweetie De Leon-Gonzales
Gorgeous George: Georgina Wilson in a voluminous white gown:
My favorite model: Daring Mika Lagdameo:
It Model: Pauline Prieto
Celebrity Stylist Alyanna Martinez!
Hayden Kho and Vicky Belo:
Preview Magazine EIC Ms. Pauline Suaco-Juan
Daryl Chang and her beautiful white cape:
Celebrity Stylist Liz Uy:
And syempre, di ako pahuhuli! Hahaha! ;D Ana Gonzales of The Fashionista Commuter / Anagon Collection! Hehehe!
That night, Filipino icons such as Josie Natori, Inno Sotto, Jun De Leon, Joey Espino, Marina Benipayo, Jackie Aquino, Patrick Rosas, Henri Calayag, fashion guilds YDG, FDCP, FDAP, and the past PMAP presidents were recognized for their remarkable contributions and achievements in the local fashion industry and beyond!
The program was hosted by Rajo Laurel and Tessa Prieto-Valdes
But of course, the event wouldn't be fun without the people I was with:
The Snow Queens: Vern and Verniece Enciso!
Outfit deets posted here.
Krissy's friend Dewi!
Krissy's cool and super FUN friends with Ms. Bianca Valerio! :)
Our "official" photographer Frank!:D
Literal na "rubbing elbows" with the stars! One of the sweetest is Sanya Smith! Super love her and her style:
Our "limo" hehehe:
Finally back in our hotel after a looong night:
Sakit ng mga paa, haha:
Midnight snack bought in the nearby 7Eleven ("7Eleven Rules!" Hahaha!). Nagutom ako ng bongga! :P
More photos and kwentos tomorrow! :)
Thank you again to Frank, Pax, and Krissy for the pictures, and to Ed for the invitation!
Still on Philippine Fashion Ball high!