Let me tell you, palangga, about fashion house Bergamo’s thanksgiving dinner for its friends and loyal customers when it recently celebrated its 28th anniversary at The Peninsula Manila. Its roster of loyal patrons included high-profile executives, celebrities, politicians and other well-known figures in high society.
The celebration was led by Mel Meer, president and CEO of Bergamo, natch. A sumptuous buffet was laid out for the 60 invitees. Chilled Moet & Chandon champagne was served.
We hopped over to The Conservatory to dig into the dessert buffet, where Mayenne Carmona told moi, “The heck with my calorie counting; this is too delicious to pass up. I’ll double my exercise tomorrow.”
Cultural Center of the Philippines president Raul Sunico gave an intimate piano concert, mesmerizing guests with his OPM and George Gershwin repertoire that he got a standing ovation.
A fashion show featured Bergamo’s suits and its modern take on the classic barong Tagalog. Gowns were made by Jun Escario and shoes by Maco Custodio.
Bergamo offers ready-to-wear, suits and barong in Japanese linen, Irish linen and piña. Clients can customize practically anything such as special buttons and embroidery.
This intimate dinner party showed “that our services go beyond style. We are more refined and personalized than any other men’s fashion brand,” said Meer.
Bergamo has shops at Greenbelt 5 (flagship store), Shangri-La Plaza and Rustan’s Alabang. It has its boutique showroom and executive offices on Osmeña Highway and Valderama Street, Makati.
Happy Skin turns one
Cosmetics brand Happy Skin marked its first year at Vanilla Cupcake Bakery in Bonifacio Global City. “Happy” founders Jacqueline Yuengtian-Gutierrez and Rissa Mananquil-Trillo were all smiles at the anniversary party. Starting with just five counters, the business has now grown to 50 outlets, no less, dahlings.
The duo excitedly unveiled Happy Skin’s Save Room for Dessert Holiday Collection, which features four fab dessert-themed tin sets that makes mingling treats: Forbidden Fruit, Eye Candy, Served on a Silver Platter and Sealed with a Kiss. They later disclosed their “new anniversary loot,” which included Shut Up & Kiss Me Lip & Cheek Mousse, Eye Need a Miracle Corrector, and the much awaited All Eyes on Hue Eyeshadow Palette.
Beauty expert Lourd Ramos shared makeup tips to keep women looking their best all-year long.
Jacqueline and Rissa invited others to join them blow their anniversary cake, “because we wouldn’t have made it this far without you.” Candle-lit cupcakes were passed around for guests to blow.
And who were the guests? Lucy Torres-Gomez, with her flawless skin that can make many gals turn emerald green with envy; statuesque Maggie Wilson-Consunji; super tanned Bubbles Paraiso; Tweetie de Leon-Gonzalez, natch; TV’s Karen Davila and Ces Drilon; beautiful Nina Huang and Hindy Tantoco; regal Apples Aberin; and Paloma Zobel.
Happy Skin will be treating the first 100 online shoppers to its limited-edition mini gel eyeliner.
Happy Skin is at Rustan’s Makati and Rustan’s Shangri-La Plaza, Beauty Bar, Plains & Prints; log on: happyskincosmetics.com.
Bag freaks would be happy to know that Rabeanco has released its new line.
Alps Shoulder Bag is rectangular in shape with with trapezoidal flap. Rabeanco’s Flame clutch is a night bag.
Its Fluid Satchel balances off the sharp looks of the line.
Fly has zipper hardware that adds a harder edge to the feminine tote. It has a fold-over feature that opens up to a roomier tote to pack all your essentials.
Rabeanco Flame clutches and mini bags in silver or gold python are good for those fond of clubbing.
For travel, there’s Rabeanco Trail collection of carry-all and complementing handbags, with that tasteful streak of color on the side.
“Whatever style you are channeling this season, trust that Rabeanco has your lugging covered,” said marketing director Joanna Co. “With an array of contemporary looks, sleek shapes, and scintillating silhouettes, Rabeanco satisfies all your season’s hand-bag and travel desires.”
Rabeanco is available at Shangri-La Plaza East Wing, TriNoma and SM Aura.