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‘9 Most Stylish Women’ bared

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EVENT emcee Ferdi Salvador, Seventh HighGMAllan Marasigan, Prestige Inc.GM Esmeralda Abe, NineWest brand associate Maan Maligalig, NineWest brand manager Dulce Conception

All of a sudden our town has been inundated with lists of the “most beautiful” and the “best dressed.” The latest to release its list is Nine West.

Nine West is a top international shoes and accessories brand. In connection with the launching of its first fragrance at Seventh High, Love Fury, it named its “Nine Most Stylish Women.”

Host Ferdi Salvador introduced the nine women who best embodied Love Fury’s power to seduce:

TV hosts Karen Pamintuan and Phoemela Baranda; Vanessa Matsunaga, Bianca Valerio, Belo Essentials CEO Cristalle Henares, Lifestyle Asia social editor Cristina Gomez,  Ejercito Inc. president Jerika Ejercito; Kiks Yao of Seventh High and Apex Lounge; and Apex Lounge regular performer and bossa nova singer Sitti Navarro.

MOST StylishWomen awardees: president of Ejercito Inc. Jerika Ejercito, TV host Bianca Valerio, model Vanessa Matsunaga, Seventh High’s Apex Lounge OIC Kiks Yao, TV host Karen Pamintuan, bossa nova singer Sitti Navarro, CEO of Belo Essentials Cristalle Henares, model and TV host Phoemela Baranda

Yummy pink cocktail drinks, resembling the perfume, were passed around while DJ Abby Barata, DJ Leo Puertollano, DJ Nampu Kawamoto and Fresh Manila’s MC Tiu played music that had the guests rocking the dance floor.

Nine West Love Fury’s smashing launch continued Seventh High’s tradition of staging top fashion and lifestyle events, di bala, palanggas?

More info? Call Seventh High at tel. 0917-5852164/8561786, or e-mail theoffice@7thhigh.com.

Birthday bash for Alex Van Hagen

TESSA Prieto-Valdes, Jojo Ongsiako, Mabeth Webb, Janine Dario

Society pals of ace photographer Alex Van Hagen surprised him with an exclusive belated birthday bash at the chi-chi North Forbes Park Club House.

With tons of our lunch bunch in attendance, there were also loads of juicy gossip going around, palanggas, before the invitees greeted Alex V.H. with a loud “Cheers!” as they raised their wine glasses and wished him another year of good health and happiness.

This was one birthday bash teeming with more than your usual high tea and mouthwatering heavy afternoon bar chow catered by the honoree’s palangga, Millie Reyes of famous The Plaza, natch! The big-hearted hostess was Nene Leonor.

ARLU Gomez, Cristina Gomez, John Lozano, Aries Aquino

Manille’s ladies of stature and Alex’s closest pals came in full force, such as Chit Salud, Helen Ong, Mellie Ablaza, May Neri, Mabel Abaño, Fortune Ledesma, Gilda Salonga, Fe Ng, Agnes Huibonhoa, Karen Macasaet, Yoly Ayson, Baby Ortiz,  Mimi Valerio and Nonie Basilio.

Alex Van Hagen is, of course, photographer of our town’s alta sociedad. He documents in vibrant images the swirl of high living and the fun and laughter of good times, dahlings.

To our dearest pal, Alex, we toast to your good health and prosperity. May you have more happy years to come! Cheers!

Global Advantage Fund

Everything crackled with excitement during the hot launching of the Global Advantage Fund (GAF) by AXA Philippines with the Nasdaq 100, considered one of the hottest stock markets and the wealthiest trading floor in the world, second only to the New York Stock Exchange. Wow!

THE LADIES of AXA Philippines: chief bancassurance officer Marie Raymundo, chief marketing officer Amor Balagtas, project
consultant Ruth Aguilar and Human Resource head Connie Roldan, at the Global Advantage Fund launch of AXA Philippines at The Loft, Manansala Tower, Rockwell

AXA’s GAF is a high-value investment product that offers “maximized gains at minimized risk,” said one of its trumpeters.

The formal event gave the invitees a taste of wealth and privilege. LED and LCD screens flashed glossy images of New York, Wall Street and Broadway. The New York/Nasdaq stock market theme was spot-on, right down to the ceremonial ringing of the bell.

Mock stock certificates were distributed and later auctioned. Winning “bidders” took home special items.

Check this out! Here’s a partial list of Nasdaq 100 companies you could invest in via GAF: Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Cisco, Dell, Google, Intel, Yahoo!, Starbucks and eBay—in other words, dahlings, hotshot global players in retail, computer hardware and software, telecommunications, wholesale trade, and biotechnology. Clients are given greater flexibility and higher potential returns by putting their stake in GAF, naturellement!


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