OLD NAVY International executive vice president Robert Frank, Stores Specialists Inc. general manager Elizabeth Quiambao, Old Navy Franchise
general manager Blair Dunn, Ambassador Bienvenido Tantoco, Zenaida Tantoco, Maritess Tantoco and husband Renato Enriquez, SSI executive vice president Anton Huang, Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala
The hip and stylish, including the young at heart, are all eyes on Old Navy after the popular American clothing and accessories brand’s recent landing on our shores, palangga.
With its array of cool, comfortable outfits for men, women, children and babies, it’s no surprise, dahlings, that Old Navy would figure prominently as a favorite outfit of many.
Leading the opening of its Philippine flagship store at Bonifacio High Street were Stores Specialists Inc.’s (SSI) executive vice president Anton Huang, with his gorgeous wife Nina and daughters Nikki and Isabelle; Rustan’s Group of Companies chair emeritus Ambassador Bienvenido R. Tantoco Sr.; US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg; Old Navy International EVP Robert Frank, and Old Navy franchise general manager Blair Dunn.
MYX VJs Bianca Roque and Chino Lui Pio hosted the event’s program.
Invited guests were seen breezing around the store, checking out the racks of fab Old Navy merchandise spread out on three floors of its Bonifacio High Street store.
Also spotted were Rustan’s group president Zenaida Tantoco and director Maritess Tantoco-Enriquez, SSI general manager Elizabeth Quiambao, and Ayala Corp. chair and CEO Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala.
Old Navy is exclusively distributed by Casual Clothing Retailers Inc. (CCRI) at Bonifacio High Street in Taguig, and Glorietta 3 in Makati City.
‘More is more’
Fila Philippines’ hardworking CEO Cris Albert hosted an out-of-town dinner in Coron, Palawan, to celebrate the return of the international sportswear brand’s Grant Hill 95 and 96 Retro sneakers.
Seen enjoying the evening were Aziza Mondoñedo, Kris Larson, Christina Cu, Vicky Abary, Leah de Guzman, Garlic Garcia, Mandy Hornberger, Anton San Diego, Javi Martinez, Tim Yap, Nix Alañon, Jordan Mouyal, Dino Reyes Chua, Dong Ronquillo, San Vicente, Palawan Mayor Pie Alvarez, and très charmant French businessman Valentin Kretz with his lady love, talented couturier Charina Sarte.
Hanging Japanese lanterns lit the delightful feast of Maine-style lobsters and juicy Porterhouse steaks.
The pasta with potatoes was filling, while the never-ending cheese fondue fountain melted everything in a perfect blend of sweetness, palangga.
There was also a mom-and-pop hotdog station and an ice cream stand that offered chocolate, salted caramel and bacon flavors.
The toast in honor of old and new friendships, the end of summer, and Grant Hills Retro sneakers’ comeback was done with Cris’ signature drink, champagne.
Her motto, by the way, is “More is more”—old school extravagance at its finest in the Grant Hill Retro shoes.
This Joe is famous
Another fashion event we had fun attending was the exclusive bash for popular couple Mikaela and Chucho Martinez at the newly opened Joe’s Jeans boutique at SM Mega Fashion Hall.
“Joe’s is a Los Angeles-based casual chic lifestyle brand known for modernized, timeless styles from premium denim and collection pieces to contemporary accessories and footwear. With over a decade of influence in the fashion industry, Joe’s has remained true to its DNA throughout its expansion, embracing fashion innovation in the creation of a fully faceted line for men and women,” explained Jeff Songco of Thinline Advertising.
Joe’s Jeans wants to project an image of strong-minded and independent people, like Mikaela and Chucho Martinez who live for passion and follow their hearts, said brand manager Mika Raymundo. “I believe they are the perfect couple for a perfect day at Joe’s Jeans boutique.”
The guests who were excited to shop and experience the comfort of wearing a pair of Joe’s Jeans included Isha Andaya, Owen Medalla, Kara Ortiga, Angel Cartagena, Carlos Ortoll, Joanna and Arnold Cabangon, Miguel Garcia, Monica Dominguez, Per Yap and San Juan Vice Mayor Francis Zamora.
Do you know, palangga, that Joe’s Jeans is the choice of some of Hollywood’s biggest stars like Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cameron Diaz, Ben Affleck and Joe Jonas?
Joe’s Jeans is at the upper ground floor of SM Mega Fashion Hall; follow @joesjeans on Instagram and Twitter.