Let me tell you, palangga, about The Palace in Bonifacio Global City’s smashingly successful Halloween bash dubbed “Space Odyssey,” which drew guests dressed as ghoulish aliens.
The Palace—composed of Valkyrie, Revel and The Palace Pool Club—transformed into a planetary environment as it opened its doors to an array of creatures ranging from pop culture icons to giant fruits.
The spooky, space-themed evening was the second Halloween bash that The Palace hosted, the previous one being “Night of Thrones.”
Organizers counted over 7,000 guests walking past the Viber rocket that stood at Valkyrie’s doors. They found themselves surrounded by intergalactic forces and paranormal creatures.
Sponsors Viber, Hennessy, Grab, Globe and Greenwich made their presence felt: Viber handing out free drinks during Viber Hour; Grab and Hennessy likewise offering booze; Greenwich providing pizza; and Globe’s Space Station distributing poptails—frozen cocktail flavors on sticks.
Hennessy awarded the best costume winners; chef Carlo Miguel and pals chosen as Best Squad (they also got a bottle of Magnum Moët).
Kamae de Jesus and Monique Salcedo each received a bottle of Hennessy VS for being a Killer Couple; while Claire Paden and Hezzy got their own bottles of Hennessy for being Alien Queen and Avatar.
The Palace business partners Tim Yap, Erik Cua, Mond Gutierrez and Fabio Ide joined the party, with Yap dressed and looking like Donald Trump.
Also spotted were Angel Locsin, Bianca Manalo, Yassi Pressman, and the reigning Miss Universe Philippines Maxine Medina.
Our town’s favorite DJs Mars Miranda and Ace Ramos rocked the house with powerful EDM tracks that had everybody’s adrenaline roaring to the beat. The Palace resident DJ Marc Naval hit the dance floor and led guests to let loose.
“The Palace prides itself in bringing only the best clubbing experience day or night,” said Yap.
Fashion and ‘breast friends’
It was a night of fashion, glam and inspiring stories of triumph and survival as the country’s top designers, models and muses came together
for ICanServe Foundation’s cancer awareness and early detection program.
Staged at the chic Raffles Makati, the event featured the designs of six of the country’s style visionaries—Randy Ortiz, Dennis Lustico, Patrice Diaz, Rosanna Ocampo, Mark Bumgarner and Patty Ang—inspired by the courageous journeys of breast cancer survivors.
“We put a lot of time and thought into our collections,” said Ang, Diaz and Ocampo. “We hope that through our vision and our participation, we may help women see beyond the scars, and give them a renewed appreciation of themselves. They are beautiful, strong and courageous. They are remarkable individuals of inspiration.”
Survivors walked down the ramp as models, along with their “Breast Friends” as muses.
Philippine cinema’s universal leading man Derek Ramsay opened the show for Randy Ortiz. Randy’s muses included Michelle Marquez Dee, daughter of breast cancer advocate Melanie Marquez, and Iza Calzado, who modeled as a tribute to her stepmoms, Myrna Razon and Rosalyn Abolo.
Closing the event was Bumgarner, the youngest of the six designers. Chuchu Madrigal walked hand in hand with her daughter Alex Eduque. They were followed by ICanServe Foundation president Tang Singson and Heart Evangelista-Escudero.
Latest Guess collection
Guess recently launched its cool Fall 2016 collection with this season’s latest fashion trends. Guess Girl and Miss Earth Air 2012 Stephany Stefanowitz hosted the launch and welcomed the invitees, followed by a brief introduction to the collection by Guess marketing officer Mirrela Cruz.
This holiday season, Guess Girl apparel offers fashion-forward pieces. “It’s all about luxe fabrics such as soft suede and delicate lace,” said Clarish Barundia, Guess product manager. “Some of the styles to highlight are the romantic bow tie, tops with ribbons in front, cape dresses and bare shoulders.”
For Guess Guy, it’s all about the military look. Nicole Alcaide, Guess assistant manager said: “We are offering a more diverse selection but still has that classic Guess touch. We also want to cater to millennials and without completely shying away from what we are best known for, which is timeless denim.”