Did you hear about the launch of Thomas Pink, dahlings, which had Rustan’s Makati packed with buyers and guests?
The British brand brought bold colors to life with a showcase of its new collections through an unconventional way—an art gallery that reflected what the playful Pink label is all about.
Paolo Lobregat, Rustan’s senior buyer for men’s wear, welcomed guests including Mexican Ambassador Julio Camarena and former Chilean Ambassador Roberto Mayorga, who was joined by his wife Paulina. On hand were Donnie V. Tantoco, president of Rustan’s Commercial Corp.
DJ Emel Rowe treated the guests to cool British music.
Dashing, debonair men dressed in Thomas Pink from head to toe showed off the tailored suits in a tableaux, in colors to fit every mood, personality, and occasion.
With its theme, “Traveling the World,” the Spring/Summer 2015 collection featured a melodramatic fusion of fabrics inspired by globetrotting and sight-seeing: mosaics from India, saturated colors of South America, and lightweight fabrics from the tropics.
With a myriad of textiles, the only common theme running throughout the presentation was the versatility of the reinvented 18th-century men’s brand.
Thomas Pink introduces a new vibrant fashion destination for the men of today. From formal to informal wear, the luxury brand offers shirts for every occasion, among others.
Thomas Pink is at Rustan’s Makati and Rustan’s Shangri-La Plaza.
CamSur on exhibit
It was a casting coup, palangga, as seven of the country’s most celebrated photographers got together for a photo exhibit, “24/7/7 Project,” recently held in Bonifacio Global City.
The exhibit was a brainchild of Camarines Sur Gov. Miguel “Migz” Villafuerte, who brought together master lensmen Jun de Leon, Sara Black, Jake Verzosa, JA Tadena, Erik Liongoren, Raymund Isaac and Wig Tysmans, to capture the allure of CamSur.
The project was a 24-hour shoot in seven different locations in CamSur. It was proposed by De Leon, and Villafuerte adopted the concept with the help of his father, former governor LRay Villafuerte Jr.
Isaac (for a change, not doing nude photos of men) and Liongoren zoomed their lenses on the pristine beauty of Caramoan, while Black and Verzosa found stunning scenes as they journeyed to the lush Mt. Isarog.
Tysman immortalized the romantic serenity of Lake Buhi, Tadena explored the treasures of Bicol River, and avid wakeboarder De Leon captured the action at the CamSur Watersports Complex.
The young, good-looking and passionate Villafuerte was all praises of the results. “We’re glad the photos were able to capture the essence of CamSur’s tour spots—how real, pure and beautiful they are whatever time of day. And we invite tourists, both local and foreign, to see for themselves how even more spectacular these places are in real life,” said the governor.
Run for the Big Apple
Frank Sinatra singing “New York, New York” blared from the speakers, as Philippine Airlines (PAL) recently launched the resumption of its flights to the Big Apple.
The event, dubbed “PAL New York New York! Fun Run” and co-organized by MasterCard, gathering over 1,600 participants at the Bonifacio Global City grounds—led by PAL senior vice president David Lim, ancillary business vice president Kevin Hartigan-Go, treasurer Stewart Lim, officer in charge vice president for marketing Ria Domingo, director Joseph Chua, and manager Eric Tan.
Joining them were MasterCard vice president Jo-Ann Camacho, PNB senior vice president and credit cards head Annie Umali, PNB product development manager Sheila Caeg-Bilog, and PNB product development specialist Gab Garcia.
More exciting perks await MasterCard cardholders when they use their card to book their PAL flights, Mastercard execs said.
Après the run, two round-trip PAL tickets to New York were raffled off.
PAL tickets to Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong and Singapore—onboard the sleek B777 model jets—were also given away, as well as Timex watches, wines by Manny O, and other prizes.
Hosted by Dyan Castillejo, the fun run featured 3K, 5K, 10K and 16K races.