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No-holds-barred conversations with women; Monaco ball gathers world VIPs


MEDIACOM’S Aileen Lagman, Denise Laurel, P&G country marketing manager Chad Sotelo, Olay brandmanager Justin Lladoc and P&G mediamanager Francis Tan

World-renowned skincare product Olay recently launched its latest tribute to women, “The Olay Conversations,” at Whitespace on Pasong Tamo Ext., Makati City.

The tribute was a series of videos (web episodes or “webisodes”) hosted by Boy Abunda on YouTube.

The intimate, no-holds-barred conversations feature some of the country’s most beautiful women, dahlings.

In one of the videos, Mons Romulo bares the pain she went through when her 21-year marriage ended: “I thought I was the ugliest person in the world. My self-esteem was so low.”

PR CONSULTANT Annette Coronel

Denise Laurel talks about the unplanned pregnancy when she was at her peak of her acting career.

Boy said: “I don’t know what magic was woven into these webisodes. But these are interviews that are truly different. For some reason, my guests spill their hearts so fearlessly.”

Bea Alonzo, Crickette Tantoco and Priscilla Meirelles invited the mostly women guests at the launch to view “The Olay Conversations” in March.

Check out Olay’s website olay.com.ph, “where women can now conveniently purchase products online and find out more about the different Olay products available for every skin type,” former top model and now marketing and PR consultant Annette Coronel explained to us, palanggas.

Olay’s Total Effects and Regenerist products “deliver accelerated results, and some products have dual fairness and anti-aging benefits,” said Justin Lladoc, Olay brand manager.

SM, Singapore Airlines

GEL LITTON and P&G country marketing communication manager Clint Navales

Hot personalities from the banking industry came in full force to support the launch of the promo Shop at SM and Get a Chance to Fly on Singapore Airlines’ A380 Suites, held at the SM Makati Concourse, dahlings.

In the promo, SM provides its shoppers the chance to travel aboard the world-class Singapore Airlines A380 suites to six destinations—Sydney, Melbourne, Los Angeles, Zurich, Paris and London.

The partnership was highlighted with a toast of renowned bubblies Dom Pérignon and Krug champagne, no less, served in the suites by the iconic Singapore Girl.

Après the bottles were popped, Singapore Airlines regional VP for Southeast Asia Philip Goh and SM Store president Jorge T. Mendiola led the toast with partner bank executives.

ARNOLD Vegafria and P&G country purchasing manager Shawie Sulit

Guests included Metrobank Card Corp. president Riko Abdurrahman, Standard Chartered retail banking products head Anant Singh, EastWest Bank EVP Jacqueline Fernandez, HSBC’s Gigi Pio de Roda, Citibank SVP Alma Gruenberg, BPI VP for credit card business head Elaine V. Guzman and BDO’s Corrine Astillero.

Check it out fast, palanggas. The promotion is ongoing until March 31. Every single P5,000 purchase at SM Stores, using a card from the participating banks, entitles one to a raffle coupon and a chance to win one of the 12 tickets for two and travel to six destinations aboard Singapore Airlines’ A380 Suites. One doubles his  chances when using SM Advantage, Prestige or BDO Rewards Cards.

More info? Visit smdeptstore.com or SIA’s A380 Suites at singaporeair.com.


Summer 2013 sunglasses

That high-end brand and favorite of world celebrities, especially car racers, Oakley is totally one of the biggest international designer eyewear brands. It launched its Spring and Summer 2013 Collection with a très exclusive gathering of our town’s style icons.

Welcoming us into his very own home was the president of Sunglass Hut, Rajiv Dargani.

PRISCILLA Meirelles Estrada, Mons Romulo, Bea Alonzo, Denise Laurel, Crickette Tantoco, Boy Abunda

“Sunglass Hut’s vision is to be the ultimate fashion destination for the latest designer sunglasses,” said Dargani, palanggas.

“Therefore, we are always the first when it comes to bringing in exclusives and limited-edition items that you can only find in our stores, this is, of course, true to most of our brands, especially Oakley.”

Moi couldn’t help but notice some of the trying-hard invitees who were feeling like “celebrities,” wearing their sunglasses even as night crept in. Bizarre, di bala, palanggas? Oh well.

Breezing around, I noticed Oakley’s “IT” collection has fantastic pieces for both men and women which definitely are the must-haves for this sunny summer.

Oakley is available at GForce and at Sunglass Hut Stores in Newport Mall; Bonifacio High Street; Olympic Village, Alabang; Terminal 3; Robinsons Magnolia and Bacolod; Lucky Chinatown Mall; and Centrio Ayala, Cagayan de Oro.

Monaco Ball

P&G’S Anna Legarda, Campaigns PR’s Romina Nañagas, Daphne Oseña-Paez, Annette Coronel, Phoemela Barranda

Fortune Aleta Ledesma, consul general of Monaco to the Philippines, joined the Monaco Ball in Singapore in connection with the national day festivities of Monaco.

Attending the ball were Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco.

The ball was also a fundraiser for the H.S.H. Prince Albert II Foundation.

“This foundation is dedicated to the protection of the environment and the promotion of sustainable development on a global scale,” said Prince Albert. The grand affair brought together more than 600 prominent personalities from around the world.

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