When that Wonder Woman of substance and stature, that unmatchable visionary Vicki Belo, calls, everyone comes, and when she sees a future in your face or body, she’ll completely repackage you and totally succeed doing it.
So when Jinkee Pacquiao was asked how she managed to win her boxing-champ husband’s undivided attention and adoration, she answered: “I say, don’t get mad, get beautiful! Beauty is power.”
Formerly camera- and media-shy beauty Jinkee now exudes strength and confidence that one notices right away, dahlings. During lunch at Red Makati Shangri-La, she was formally launched as the new face of Belo Nutraceuticals, Belo’s glutathione pill that is infused with that miracle anti-aging collagen, dahlings.
Dr. Vicki Belo said, “It’s not enough to be white, our skin also has to be tight,” followed by Jinkee, who said, “My new glow and fearlessness, thanks to Belo Nutraceuticals, not only whitens my skin but also lifts skin from within, revealing a glowing, tighter and younger-looking skin.”
That miracle southerner Jojie Dingcong’s team headed the organizing, and favorite florist Robert Blancaflor did the floral styling, as always, palanggas, for that signature “B” masterpiece that looked sophisticated alongside Jinkee, with no less than Dr. Vicki Belo herself and her gorgeous eye-catching daughter Cristalle Belo Henares who was hosting this fab happening, dahlings.
Après Dr. Belo lectured on the facts about Belo Nutraceuticals’ active ingredients, glutathione and collagen, 10 lucky invitees won, take note, Manny- and Jinkee Pacquiao-signed boxing gloves, along with Belo Nutraceuticals products which everyone was hoping to win, palanggas.
Adorable, vivacious and beauty of substance Dr. Belo, the world-class beauty expert, is in winning form again as she presents another world-class product created by her genius! Yes, totally, dahlings, she’s amazing!
Miladay’s cherished gems
Now on its 45th year of still being a winner, the renowned Miladay opened another store at the third level of The Podium in Ortigas, with some women wearing the fine jewelry pieces they bought from Miladay more than four decades ago. Wow! was all moi could say, dahlings.
Welcoming them were my adorable, all gorgeous “cousins,” the Dayrit’s second-generation jewelers, Mark Dayrit, Jaqui D. Boncan, Michelle D. Soliven, Christine Dayrit, and Yvonne D. Romualdez, no less, dahlings.
“The jewelry business started by our parents, Ting and Mila Dayrit, has retained its brilliance because we celebrate life and love. And early on we were taught that the most valuable and cherished gems are family and friends,” vivacious Michelle S., president of Miladay, told us, while nibbling on the excellent finger food catered by the talented Chef Jessie Sincioco with wines from Ralph Wines, natch.
The Dayrits have always shared their blessing, and for this Miladay event it went to the Divine Healer Academy, a school for underprivileged but deserving students in elementary and high school in Cabid-an, Sorsogon.
Longtime Miladay client and actress Vina Morales was the special guest of honor.
More info? Call 6353362, or visit Miladay stores on Jupiter St., Bel-Air; Glorietta 4; Alabang Town Center; TriNoma; SM Mall of Asia; SM Taytay; and SM The Block, or at www.miladayjewels.com.
A different Hermès launch
When sooo many launches and events happening every week with the same la-di-da hype to get their invitees to show up, Hermès pulled another first when they presented their “Hearts and Crafts,” a film directed in 2011 by Frédéric Laffont and Isabelle Dupuy-Chavanat no less, dahlings, paying homage to the artisans of the numerous Hermès métiers.
Après a lunch invitation at the Sala Bistro, it was time to watch the film at Ayala’s MyCinema to discover the ateliers, while the film’s directors shone a light on the men and women who bring the Parisian house’s objects to life. From Paris to the Ardennes, from the Lyonnais to Lorraine, they opened for us viewers the workshops of the saddler, the leather craftsperson, the crystal and glass-maker, the jeweler.
“Both Isabelle and Frédéric have captured the sounds of leather and crystal, the song of silk and metal, the words of the men and women and also their silences,” declared Hermès in a statement. “In their cinematic testimonial they brought together sparks of life; enthusiasm; pride and passion; with the craftsperson assembling a handbag, or a piece of jewelry, meticulously, with passion and respect, in the quest for excellence.”
The documentary ended with a brief history of Isabelle Dupuy-Chavanat and Frédéric Laffont. Then the women, 99.9 percent of them proudly carrying their awesome expensive handbags paid for by their husbands who must have shed a tear when they saw the price tags, strolled over to the Hermès Shop on Greenbelt 3 for cocktails and more boozing of champagne, natch!
Naturellement, beaming with pride over this awesome, different happening was Hermès’ brain Mario Katigbak, but who else, n’est ce pas?
Gala ball for a cause
It’s time again for our town’s alta sociedad to get formal and chicly dressed for the Philippine National Red Cross Rizal Chapter Fashion Gala and Assumption High School Batch 1981 Foundation, for the awesome collection of international fashion designer Michael Cinco, dahlings, on Oct. 16, 7 p.m., at the Rizal Ballroom, Makati Shangri-La Hotel, dahlings.
Namedroppable sponsors included Benedicto Coyiuto of Audi Philippines; Cris Albert, president and CEO of Isports Life Inc., and franchise holder of FILA in the Philippines; Roberto Hukom of Etihad Airways; Johanna Garcia, senior VP of group and corporate communications of HSBC; Clive Cruz of SM Development Corp.; and Jacqueline Yuengtian, senior brand manager of Pond’s.
As always, this spectacular event has hotshot women of substance and stature as the show organizers, such as Tessa Prieto-Valdes and Kaye Chua Tinga, for the third installment of this fashion-cum-charity gala of the year, dahlings.
M. Cinco’s luxuriously glamorous looks have wowed elite fashionistas in the Middle East, Europe and the US, dahlings, worn by renowned top celebrities, British pop singer Lily Allen, and socialite Paris Hilton for the cover of Harper’s Bazaar, and was featured in the latest season of “America’s Next Top Model,” no less, palanggas.
Red Cross Fashion Gala presented by Megaworld, in cooperation with Smart Infinity, Resorts World, Sun Life Financial, and media partner Philippine Daily Inquirer.
For more info on ticket reservations, call Maggie Gineta at 0917-8325570.