Sunday, October 7, 2012

Best Dressed for a Cause

It was a "coup de theatre" when Manila's Best Dressed 2012 ladies, all 12 of them, glided down the ramp in all shades of pink.  What a feast to the eyes! It certainly brought Makati Shangrila ballroom's cast of hundreds to a deafening round of applause and roars of "Bravo" from relatives and friends. 

The gorgeous 12 led by Style Icon Ching Cruz were Michaela "Pinky" Puno, wife of former DILG Secretary Ronnie Puno, Bernadette Montinola Aboitiz, Ana Amigo Antonio, Grace Barbers Baja, Elizabeth Siy CoKathleen Lior LiechtensteinAziza MondonedoSheree Jane Bangayan Chua, Joteen De Jesus - JimenezAgile Zamora, and Tootsy Echauz.

The Philippine Best Dressed Organization was founded by philanthropists Meldy Cojuangco, Helen Ong, Fortune Ledesma, Johnny Litton, to name a few, to give financial support to cancer victims.  They work in conjunction with the Philippine Cancer Society

This year's affair also added Distinguished Men in their program, headed by ex-President Fidel Ramos, Solar President Wilson Tieng, Calata Enterprises founder Joseph Calata to name a few.  
Host Johnny Litton gave his welcome speech, Helen Ong, who is consistently known for her sense of fashion and elegance followed, thanking everyone present for their support to this heartwarming cause which she has supported for the past 11 years.  

But the highlight of the affair was the presentation of the 12 Best Dressed ladies who showed their style and elegance for a good cause.

Pinky Puno (center) in an Oliver Tolentino, Kathleen Lior Lichtenstein (left) in an Ito Curata and Ana A. Antonio in a Rajo Laurel

Style Icon Ching Cruz in a Rosa Clara gown 

Consul Agnes Hui Bon Hua in an Auggie Cordero with internationally renowned architect Roberto Meyer

2011 Best Dressed Awardees Len Olbes in a Donna Karan and Cris Albert in Rajo Laurel

Jaycelle's President Roselle Rebano and PhilStar columnist Krip Yuson

Yoly Ayson and Marian Ong

Moet Chandon/Hennessy Director Olga Aseron in a Muslim inspired number

Dance Athlete and International competitor Ryan Jago and former Ms. Universe Margie Moran

Virginia Lane gorgeous in red

Wopsy and Agile Zamora with Founder and Chair, Helen Ong in a Valentino

President Ramos leads the Men of Influence

Atty Rene Puno and lovely wife Ann, myself in Arlene Sipat's creation ( Azucar) and Ryan Jago

Bernie Montinola Aboitiz

Tootsy Echauz

Grace Barbers Baja

Aziza Mondonedo

Pinky Puno in an Oliver Tolentino

Joteen de Jesus in a new Yorker creation. Lady in Lilac (turned) is Elizabeth Siy Co

Sheree Jane Chua receives her award from Sandy Poblador, a past awardee

Michaela "Pinky Puno" received her award in this stunning Oliver Tolentino gown