Have you heard, palangga, that the one-of-a-kind Society for Cultural Enrichment Inc. (SCEI) inducted its new members recently at the 41st-floor poolside of One Rockwell East Tower, Makati?
The chic venue had everyone raving about its 360-degree view of Manille’s skyline, especially that of Makati and Taguig, dahlings.
The inductees comprised some of the country’s women of substance and gentlemen with perfect portfolios.
Inducting officer was SCEI president Helen Ong, while program host Bianca Valerio kept things interesting.
Aprés the induction, guests enjoyed a sumptuous dinner, followed by singing and dancing, with Tony Pastor performing classic Filipino hits on piano.
But the night’s biggest hit was Frankie Aseniero, the dynamic tenor who had everyone on the edge of their seats with his fab classical songs.
As always there was time for some spirited dancing. The women of SCEI sure knew how to have a blast, palangga!
Frenzied shopping spree
Fashionistas rejoice! The SSI Group has you in mind again with the launch of Pull & Bear, a clothing and accessories retail brand from Spain, at 2/L, SM Megamall’s Fashion Hall.
The exclusive 20-percent discount given to special guests led them to a frenzied shopping spree to enhance their holiday wardrobes with a fresh, tropical vibe.
The tunes of red-hot DJ duo The Zombettes livened up the ambiance, dahlings. The Australian band Miami Horror also performed.
“In ruling the styles of the streets among the world’s funkiest fashion capitals, Pull & Bear finally conquers Metro Manila with its trending threads, cool, laid-back fashions and red-hot, like-worthy style. With its forever-young aesthetics and its pocket-friendly prices, the brand sure has a lot of treats to give, while leaving you with plenty of party-hardy clothes to take,” said marketing manager Dewilyn Valientes.
Pull & Bear is exclusively distributed by International Specialty Apparel Inc., a member of the SSI Group.
Dressing up as a challenge
It’s funny when young women (and men) say, “I don’t have a thing to wear tonight”—when their closets are bursting with so much international and local brands. But then again, what they probably mean is that the search for clothes for a particular mood or situation is never-ending.
“For stylish millennials, their fashion choices represent their character and their lifestyle—but dressing up has become a challenge. We are considering how we are going to protect ourselves from the irregularity of weather conditions,” said Anne Gonzalez, managing director of Terry SA—a portfolio of international brands.
K-Way, a South African brand of outdoor apparel and hiking gear, is the latest addition to Terry SA’s growing fashion portfolio.
“The European outwear conceptualized in 1965 is a jacket known for its lightweight, waterproof and reversible material, Gonzalez said, adding “that they are envisioning K-Way to tread beyond bolstering one’s choice of fashion.”
She pointed out that she sees K-Way as a style statement that can’t just allow the new normal—bad weather—to ruin one’s fashion sense.
When Terry SA launched K-Way at Common Thread in Power Plant Mall, Rockwell, it showed people how it also complements one’s lifestyle. The event introduced four personalities that individually thrive in their own fields: Amanda Fernandez for sports; Marco Lobregat, the environment; Patty Laurel-Filart, fashion; and Cheryl Tiu, travel.
K-Way’s initial products will be sold at Common Thread in Greenbelt 5 and Power Plant Mall, and on pormada.com. Follow K-Way Philippines: @KWayPH
The Humanitarian Country Team of the United Nations (UN) recognized the Principality of Monaco for its invaluable and immediate humanitarian and logistical assistance extended to the Philippines for Super Typhoon “Yolanda” relief and reconstruction efforts during the UN Day Celebration held recently at the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).
Our guardian angels included Dr. Julie Hall, World Health Organization representative; Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario; Consul General of Monaco to the Philippines Fortune Aleta-Ledesma; and UN Resident Coordinator Luiza Carvalho.
Awarding of unsung heroes
The Department of Health (DOH) also lauded the Principality of Monaco’s assistance in health provisions and other resources for “Yolanda” survivors, at the event dubbed “Awarding of the Unsung Heroes of Typhoon Yolanda” held at Heritage Hotel in Pasay City.
The ceremony was in observance of National Disaster Consciousness Month.