Wednesday, April 27, 2011

FAABULOUS 2 BOOK OPENING Night Had Fabulous Guests

Guests started to trickle in by 6 PM like the invitation stated.  The guest of honor (some politician) was expected to arrive at 6.30. The only hitch of the enjoyable evening was his non-appearance and without as much as giving a warning at that.  Oh well!

The guests waited in a crowded foyer, as the organizers refused to open the exhibit without the ribbon cutter. Finally, they got smart and decided to go on with the show without the guest of honor.  The DESERVING show openers were the cover Ladies of the book- Pinky Puno, Mikaela Bilbao, Rebecca Wata, and the Peninsula Hotel’s new General Manager, Sonja Vodusek.

Wines and sparkling wines were overflowing, thanks to Manny Osmena who sponsored the event with his award winning wines and sparkling. The guests feasted on delicious Hors d Oveures supplied by the Peninsula, aside from the tasty lasagna, and Paella.

It was a fabulous evening all told. Lots of laughter and smiling faces, elegant men and women who took pleasure in looking at their FAAAbulous 60 x 40 portraits. Guests were happy to bring home loot bags from O.N.E. Naturales and Fila.

Jun Jun Ablaza, who fixed the exhibit, and I (the book editor) were early birds. My gown for the night was from the Pina and French Lace collection of Lulu Tan-- which can be bought at her boutique in Greenbelt 5.

I met Roy Gonzalez in Paris-- when he was the house designer of Jean Patou and I was there as a student of French. 

Faaabulous Pinky Puno

Coni Hau, Muslim Princess Rebecca Wata in Tadashi and Dr. Nik Lombos in Ito Curata. 

Richard Tiu admiring Linda Ley’s fab photo.

Namesakes and both from Cebu -Bettina Osmena and wine sponsor for the evening Manny Osmena.

Blue is beautiful-Tina Jacinto, book stylist with EPIC Magazine Editor in Chief/Writer/Blogger Trixie Torralba.

Book subject CEO of Calata enterprises Joseph Calata and his lady love.

Sister Act-Event Organizer and Wedding Planner Bangs Zaldivar and Mayor Olive Pascual, of Cagayan Valley.

Dress Designer Ito Curata and Frannie Jacinto pose in front of Frannie’s portrait.

Photographer par excellence Rupert Jacinto and his partner for life Tina Jacinto.

Cosmetic dentist Cecile Infantado, Hera Gerienne and lovely daughter Mara.

“Don’t ruffle my feathers”-quips Khristine Gabriel. 

Happy trio-Trixie, moi, and Cynthia Carrion

Burger Queen Fe Rodriguez, Fila Lady Cris Albert, and Roi Philipps.

Fashionista Lady Virginia Lane.

Chris Badgiola, Manny O, myself, Linda Ley and Chito Antonio.

Doctor turned Jeweler, Judy So

Marriott’s communications Officer looks stunning in a Frederick Peralta lilac gown.


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