World-class brand Philippe Charriol launched its eye-catching Sports 2011 Eyewear Collection at Resorts World in Newport City. Also launched were Sports Charriol jewelry and fragrance, which followed the “race-inspired” vignette. Monsieur Charriol himself came to the launch.
The black-and-white flags with the Charriol logo in the center signified Monsieur Charriol’s love for Formula One racing.
Enjoying the Charriol displays while sipping their cocktail drinks were LA Consing- Lopez of Rogue, TV host Ferdi Salvador, and movers and shakers of the eyewear industry such as Dr. Corito Sarabia and Dr. Mary Chan.
Monsieur Charriol talked about his vision for the eyewear line.
Luc Margaritora de Barnier, CEO of Grosfilley Lunettes for the Near, Middle and Far East (oh yes, dahlings, Grosfilley is the worldwide licensee for Charriol Eyewear), gave a short speech on the high-tech manufacturing of Sports Charriol Eyewear, distinguished by its black, red and gray color-dominated pieces. The executive said Charriol would soon be making pieces out of titanium, dahlings. All of this is a testimony to Philippe Charriol’s expertise in sublime luxury products, palanggas.
It’s sooo cool, I’m ready to wear the eyewear this summer. That is, if we will have a summer at all. N’est ce pas?
Globe Business gig
Globe Business threw a VIP bash for the A-listers of the corporate world at The Establishment at The Fort, dahlings.
The excellent menu had a très interesting presentation of “Molecular Gastronomy.” Chef Don Ho amazed the invitees with a demonstration of “how the fields of science, particularly physics and chemistry, may be applied to gourmet cooking, proved how the molecular gastronomy actually enriches the legacy of our culinary arts—giving us what we all look for when we dine: visually-enchanting foods that pleasure the palette and the other senses.”
Globe president and CEO Ernest L. Cu welcomed the namedroppables. Jesus “Boboy” Romero, head of Globe Business, gave a super-applauded welcome speech.
Manny Escosa, head of marketing, corporate and SME segments, said: “This get-together is a chance to share with all of you two new services offered by Globe Business: Cloud and M2M (machine-to-machine communication).”
Moi was told that Cloud is a service that allows subscribers to store and back up huge amounts of their important data using Globe Business’ IT infrastructure. This gives users the advantage of having an ultra-secure and reliable storage facility, done through Globe Business’ “virtual machines.”
Meanwhile, M2M enables machines and equipment to remotely exchange real-time data with other machines, people or information systems through Globe Business’ communication network, regarding security, productivity, maintenance and repair concerns faster, enabling quick response.
Entertainment personalities Arnie Hidalgo and RJ Jimenez provided great sounds, the latter from his iPad guitar.
“Through this event, we also wanted to send out the message that Globe Business is, first of all, about helping Filipino entrepreneurs enjoy greater quality of life,” said Manny Aligada.
“Innovation in our business solutions are amazing and are tools, like molecular gastronomy, to help us get more joy out of living.”
New gem collections
The history of grand jewels is nothing short of fascinating, di bala? Moi for one has always been amazed by stories of fabulous wealth and costly inventories of exquisite gems. They seem so far-fetched today, dahlings, especially accounts of court jewels from the Mughal Dynasty, Siam royalty, the French and English crowns—they’re almost a fantasy!
It’s from these astounding awesome stories that Kristine Dee and Paul Syjuco were able to draw inspiration for “Deux Yeux,” their latest jewelry line which was launched at the très popular Firma Greenbelt 3. The boutique’s proprietor with excellent taste, Ricky Toledo and Chito Vijandre, hosted cocktails at Greenbelt. Belvedere Vodka and L’Oreal Paris Philippines were cosponsors.
“I was inspired to create pieces that give a similar feel of elegance and history using a more playful approach,” said Kristine. “Watching Disney fairy-tale movies and listening to the soundtracks as I designed, I don’t know if this had a strong influence on the outcome, but it definitely kept the royal mood light and fun!”
Check this out, dahlings: mystic earrings of Ceylon blue sapphires with brilliant cut diamonds and baby pink spinels; a scarlet ring of rubies and rubellites; and a Vanda Brule necklace of the most lustrous South Sea pearls.
Syjuco said he was inspired by the incredibly large stones and the formal symmetry. “However, I injected some movement, tension and whimsy so as to lighten the whole look,” he said. “During the creation process, I noticed a large part of my collection gave nod to the Mughal era; with ‘decadence’ as the guiding principle in allusion to the feel of the end product. But I made sure everything would still be wearable.”
Moi couldn’t help but notice that those who got the cool Kristine Dee and Paul Syjuco pieces were very proud with their acquisitions.
The Deux Yeux Collection is available exclusively at Firma, G/F, Greenbelt 3, Makati; tel. 7574009 or 0915-7859544; e-mail [email protected]