Latest Stories

Without Batting An Eyelash

Now, you can wear Furne Onè as a scent


NENITA Lim, Bench’s Ben Chan, Raina Hein, Furne Onè and Rashid Ali at the Bench and Furne Onè Scents launching

Hot brand Bench and Dubai-based Filipino designer Furne Onè collaborated in creating three unforgettable scents for the brand’s Designer Scent Collection, the Unholy eau de toilette and the oxymoron scents—Beautiful Boy eau de toilette and Handsome Girl eau de toilette.

Unholy is a unisex scent, in a red, glass flask, smelling of mandarin, rose and musk.

Beautiful Boy is for men; it’s a delightful concoction of grapefruit, neroli, bergamot, cardamon, pepper, rosewood, iris and musk.

GORGEOUS designs by Furne Onè

Handsome Girl is a floral and fruity cocktail blend of yummy apple, melon, lemon, orange, frangipani, cedar wood, amber and musk, palanggas.

The scent collection was launched in a fashion show at the Peninsula Manila’s Rigodon Ballroom: 42 awesome designs were displayed. Shoes were by another local designer, Nereku.

Tall Raina Hein of the 14th edition of “America’s Next Top Model” closed the show and walked down the ramp with designer Furne Onè and Ben Chan, who took their well-deserved bow, natch!

Après that, the invitees walked to the  gallery area where photographs of Furne Onè’s eye-popping gowns worn by namedroppables Natasha Bedingfield, Katy Perry, Shakira, Neon Hitch and Heidi Klum were displayed.

Bench has truly hit another milestone. Furne Onè is, after all, one of the most sought-after designers today. From his humble beginnings in Cebu, to his apprenticeship with Josie Natori, his Dubai shop, his appearance in “Germany’s Next Top Model” with Heidi Klum, and several awards from Manille and Japan, Furne Onè has come a long way. Now he’s collaborating with no less than Bench, dahlings.

JONATHAN Santiago Bates, Ezra Abad

SM Accessories

A cut above the rest is SM Accessories, the biggest accessories mecca in the country.

Sealing the brand’s position in the industry, SM Accessories gathered the “it” crowd at Republiq Club for a night of fashion and glamour, featuring a spectacle of trends that sought to push the fashion envelope with the unveiling of its holiday collection.

The fashion show introduced the Supreme Four of SM Accessories—Xian Lim, Georgina Wilson, Richard Gutierrez and Anne Curtis—styled by Millet Arzaga and Liz Uy.

The four celebrities were styled along several looks—Hunter Street Collection, Urban Glam, Baroque and Blue Royale, dahlings.

SM Accessories endorsers Xian Lim, Anne Curtis, Richard Gutierrez and Georgina Wilson with VP for SMAccessories Kenner Chua (center)

Celebrities such as Annabelle Rama, Eddie Gutierrez, Raymond Gutierrez, Nancy Castiglione, Sarah Lahbati, Francheska Farr, Klie Padilla, Rocco Nacino, Enzo Pineda; “PBB Teens” housemates Ivan Dorschner, James Reid, Bret Jackson and Devon Seron; Preview’s Lyca Puno and Anna Canlas; Marie Lozano and IC Mendoza and Bianca Roque filled the hall.

After the fashion show, guests rocked to the tunes of DJ Mars Miranda.

A raffle treated guests to prizes from Smart, naturellement, such as Smart Bro Tablets. An iPhone was also given away.

Max Factor was a sponsor, palanggas.



Palladium, one of the latest premiere clubs in Makati, has launched its own CD compilation, a release of 13 of the club’s swinging tracks mixed by Palladium’s resident DJ Lady Trinity and French DJ Alchemic Storm. It is now available on iTunes.

SM VP for shoes and bags department Eugene Saw, AVP for business center operations Dennis Ryan

Launched last Halloween, the tunes kept the crowd pumping and rocking till some of them literally staggered out of the New World Hotel, where Palladium is located, dahlings.

During the Halloween bash, guests came in their most creative costumes, setting the perfect mood for a night of witches and ghosts, naturellement, dahlings. Women dressed up as angels, fairies, goddesses, vampires and even as sexy chambermaids, while the men suited up in their favorite monster costumes.

Adrenaline shot up higher when guest DJ Caal Smile, the official resident DJ of the famous Amnesia Ibiza, started his set, dahlings.

Smile’s versatile performance truly made Palladium’s Halloween bash the perfect start of the holidays.

More info? Call tel. nos. 5768479 or 0917-5813572; visit www.palladium.com.ph, www.facebook.com/Palladium.ph; follow @Palladium _ph on Twitter.

Follow Us

Follow us on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow on Twitter

Recent Stories:

Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.

Tags: beauty products , Bench , fashion show , Furne One , Lifestyle , Music , Palladium , Perfumes , SM accessories

Copyright © 2014, .
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94
  1. How to enjoy Buntod
  2. World bids Gabriel Garcia Marquez ‘Adios’
  3. How Zsa Zsa Padilla found Conrad Onglao; Sharon Cuneta played Cupid
  4. ‘Wild West’ Masbate’s pristine marine gems
  5. Kim Atienza: At home with art and design
  6. How Margie Moran-Floirendo keeps her dancer’s body
  7. Life lessons I want to teach my son
  8. Garcia Marquez left unpublished manuscript
  9. Historic Fort Bonifacio tunnel converted into a septic tank
  10. Wanted: Beauty queen with a heart that beats for the environment
  1. How Zsa Zsa Padilla found Conrad Onglao; Sharon Cuneta played Cupid
  2. Are your favorite malls open this Holy Week break?
  3. Historic Fort Bonifacio tunnel converted into a septic tank
  4. ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  5. Miss America: Don’t suspend teen over prom invite
  6. How Margie Moran-Floirendo keeps her dancer’s body
  7. This is not just a farm
  8. President Quezon was born here–and so was Philippine surfing
  9. Levine designs womenswear with help from fiancee
  10. Clams and garlic, softshell crab risotto–not your usual seafood fare for Holy Week
  1. How Zsa Zsa Padilla found Conrad Onglao; Sharon Cuneta played Cupid
  2. Mary Jean Lastimosa is new Miss Universe Philippines
  3. Did Angara ruin Pia Wurtzbach’s chances at Bb. Pilipinas?
  4. Dominique–Gretchen and Tonyboy Cojuangco’s daughter–now an endorser
  5. Vinegar test helpful vs cervical cancer
  6. From Jeannie to mom of suicide victim
  7. San Vicente beaches hidden but not for long
  8. Borgy and Georgina are back; others are off–again
  9. Why is the lifestyle set now afraid to wear jewelry–before Kim Henares?
  10. Sen. Angara: I thought Pia Wurtzbach gave a good answer


  • What Went Before: Malacañang allies alleged involvement in pork scam
  • Timeline: Napoles tell-all
  • 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  • Napoles surgery in Makati hospital successful
  • Save the queen? Aide takes fall for Enrile, Gigi Reyes
  • Sports

  • Mixers trim Aces; Painters repulse Bolts
  • Donaire junks Garcia as coach, taps father
  • ’Bye Ginebra: No heavy heart this time
  • UAAP board tackles new rules
  • Baguio climb to decide Le Tour de Filipinas
  • Lifestyle

  • The best flavors of summer in one bite, and more
  • Homemade yogurt, bread blended with pizza, even ramen
  • Visiting chefs from Denmark get creative with ‘ube,’ ‘ buko,’ ‘calamansi,’ mangoes
  • Salted baked potatoes
  • A first in a mall: Authentic Greek yogurt–made fresh in front of diners
  • Entertainment

  • Return of ‘Ibong Adarna’
  • Practical Phytos plans his future
  • In love … with acting
  • From prison to the peak of success
  • ‘Asedillo’ location thrives
  • Business

  • This time, BIR goes after florists
  • Philippine Airlines to stop shipment of shark fins
  • PH banks not ready for Asean integration
  • Stocks down on profit-taking
  • Banks allowed to use ‘cloud’
  • Technology

  • ‘Unlimited’ Internet promos not really limitless; lawmakers call for probe
  • Viber releases new design for iPhone, comes to Blackberry 10 for the first time
  • Engineers create a world of difference
  • Bam Aquino becomes Master Splinter’s son after Wiki hack
  • Mark Caguioa lambasts Ginebra teammates on Twitter
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 24, 2014
  • Talking to Janet
  • Respite
  • Bucket list
  • JPII in 1981: walking a tightrope
  • Global Nation

  • PH seeks ‘clearer assurance’ from US
  • China and rivals sign naval pact to ease maritime tensions
  • What Went Before: Manila bus hostage crisis
  • Obama arrives in Tokyo, first stop of 4-nation tour
  • Believe it or not: Filipinos love US more than Yanks