Jennifer Lopez takes world tour to Manila; Natori turns 35By Maurice Arcache
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Jennifer “J.Lo” Lopez danced and sang her way to the conquest of 11,000 hardcore fans who flocked to the SM Mall of Asia Arena to see her show, “Dance Again World Tour.”
With her jaw-dropping beauty and body, J.Lo wowed the crowd. The Latin American sensation’s worldwide concert tour started in Panama City last June. She took the tour to Cosmo Manille where her one-night, sold-out concert attracted namedroppables, such as my hostess, Fila’s first lady Cris Albert, who had everyone looking her way and admiring her wow! outfit, which showed a round tattoo on her shoulder blade, dahlings.
Sharon Cuneta, who was in front of us, danced all throughout the one-hour-and-50-minute nonstop show.
New York gal Lorrie Reynoso and sister, restaurateur Cecille Reynoso, had dashed over from the airport from Hong Kong in time to see the fantastic concert.
TV’s Boy Abunda was thrilled with the whole show.
Sen. Manny Villar was with and his wife, Las Piñas Rep. Cynthia Villar.
Other VIPs: Senators Miriam Defensor-Santiago, Antonio Trillanes and Alan Peter Cayetano, with and his wife, Taguig Mayor Lani Cayetano.
Former House of Representatives Speaker Joe de Venecia and wife, Pangasinan Rep. Gina de Venecia, also enjoyed the show, with their daughter Carissa de Venecia Evangelista.
Still other VIPs: Gov. Joe and Vicky Zubiri; businessman Richard Tiu, who was with his lady love Nikki Tang; Juan Elizalde and wife Bianca Araneta, plus tons of others like them, too many to mention, dahlings.
Lopez dazzled the crowd with her chart-topping songs dating from her first album to her most recent. She impressed the audience with her energy-packed dance showdowns. The world-class Mall of Asia Arena was, indeed, fitting to welcome an equally world-class performer.
Yes, palanggas, it truly was the concert of the year and one of the best I’ve seen. It left me breathless and voice-less from the screaming, cheering, shouting and dancing, and I’m sure many others had that same feeling like moi had, palanggas.
(For more info on Mall of Asia Arena and its other events lined up for 2013, visit www.mallofasia-arena.com or www.smtickets.com, or www.facebook.com/mallofasiaarena.)
One world-renowned name that is naturally glamorous, naturally global, and naturally Filipino is Natori, dahlings. Which is why Rustan’s hosted a glam celebration of the 35th anniversary of the Natori Company with its guest of honor, Josie Natori, naturellement!
Held at the Ayala Museum, the celebration featured Natori’s Fall-Winter 2012 collection as well as the capsule collection that is exclusive to the Philippines.
Also held was a retrospective exhibit of Natori dating back to the year the brand was born in 1977, followed by a display of the latest designs of Natori together with the new capsule collection.
In her short speech, Natori said: “We are grateful to have built a strong global brand in the last 35 years that brings art into life. Our East-meets-West sensibility is grounded on the artisanship and craftsmanship of the Philippines.”
The celebration also gave a preview of her 2012-2013 collection and her latest designs for the youthful line, Josie, highlighting easy, casual dressing with prints of dragons, butterflies, and cherry blossom, traditional motifs of the East translated in exciting digital prints and dynamic colors.
Then Natori couture took center stage with divine gorgeous dresses that had the sensual harmony of color and texture found in lace, embroidery, and rich textiles—all sooo Josie Natori!
At the end it was one big, luxurious celebration of 35 years of combining her Eastern upbringing with her contemporary, modern sensibility and super chic New York lifestyle, dahlings.
L’ Oreal Paris styles Fashion Week
The cool December air is starting to roll in, dahlings, but the country’s hotshot designers are already heating up the fashion scene with their cool, fresh and vivid collections.
Our town’s stylish personalities packed the SMX Convention Center to witness the hottest trends for Spring/Summer 2013 at the Philippine Fashion Week.
For starters, VIPs and invitees mingled at the L’Oreal Paris lounge over wine, chilled champagne and yummy finger food by Bizu.
Then the fashionable set enjoyed the free makeovers by L’Oreal Paris makeup artists.
The almost two-hour fashion show ended with loud and wild applause and a très satisfied audience, dahling, all thanks to L’Oreal Paris Philippines, palanggas.