Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Launch of Fabulous 3 Book of Rupert Jacinto and the White Nights Ball

The Washington Post called portraitist extraordinaire, Rupert Jacinto, the "photographer to the faaabulous".  The name stuck and Jacinto used Faaabulous as the title of his coffee table books. Now on it's third edition, Faaabulous III differs from the first two Faaabulous by its two covers:  One cover features Cris Albert and the other cover is Consul Helen Ong.  

The launch also differs from the first two launches as a White Nights Ball ensued after the unveiling of the portraits at the Peninsula Hotel's Gallery on  the Mezzanine floor.  VP Binay, assisted by cover ladies Cris Albert and Helen Ong, cut the ribbon and opened the exhibit where cocktails were served. 

The White Nights Ball at the Rigodon Ballroom was just faaabulous. The ballroom was designed by uber talent  "artcessory" designer Jun Jun Ablaza. The dinner pleased even the most discriminating palate, Tita Trillo's Titania wines and bubbly kept the spirits and energy high. The ladies were an eyeful in their black and/or white gowns.  
 With the Opthalmological Foundation of the Philippines and Sto. Nino de Paz Save a Parish Program as beneficiaries, the event was presented in partnership with the Advertising Foundation of the Philippines and included a silent auction of paintings by Betsy Westendorp and Marquesa de Valdeolmos, both donated by Spanish Royalty, the Duchess of Calabria. 

The program was hosted by Noel "The Voice" Maximo and yours truly.  The guests tripped the light fantastic to the music of Los Musiqueros, a band worthy of note.  

Mayenne Carmona, VP Binay, Tina and Rupert Jacinto
Mayenne Carmona, Mario Katigbak, Tess Schoeffer, Federico Tacoli
Tina Cuevas
Linda Ley, Len Olbes, Coni Hau
Cristine Rojas, Francis de Leon
Jamie Reyes,Suzette Ayson,Cecile Infantado
Alex Klinkman, Linda Ley, Ann Ong
Ann and Rene Puno, Mela Bengson, Michael Toledo
Consul Helen Ong
Dody Puno, Charade Galang, and friend
Tim Yap
Mariquita Yeung
Cecile Infantado, Tess Schoeffer, Gracie Glory Go
Jamie Reyes, Ann Ong, Mayenne, Suzette Ayson, Cecile Infantado
Becky Garcia, Chavit Singson, VP Binay
Manuel Varela, Rupert and Tina Jacinto
Joseph Calata and VP Binay
Manny Lopez, Suzette Lopez, Rupert J., Romy and Ruth Rodriguez


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