Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions,” artist Pablo Picasso once remarked. Colors can have a powerful impact on our moods and even behavior.
A kaleidoscope of colors greeted all the guests at the recent launch of Swatch Fall 2018 Think Fun Collection. Swatch grand dame Virgie Ramos and her team transformed the Swatch Building into a fun house full of colors.
Think Fun was a private afternoon party hosted by Mia Borromeo and Susan Joven. Indeed, color is a powerful communication tool and can be used to signal action and influence mood, so my actions at the event were to shop and shop, all the while maintaining a good mood.
Many of the guests seemed to share my mood, thanks to the colorful sofa and chairs, striped tablecloths and hanging installations in rainbow palettes. The color patterns amazed the guests, who all came fashionably colorful, as well.
The colorful explosion in theme, fashion and design most definitely made everyone “Think Fun!” The food spread was all in color, as well—colored breads, ham and delectable cheese, plus fruity gelato. Everyone enjoyed the three-meter-long rainbow cake.
The cutest guest was little Scarlet Snow Belo, Hayden Kho and Vicki Belo-Kho’s bright and bubbly 3-year-old daughter. She enjoyed running about the place while choosing her own Swatch Flik Flak watch.
Another special guest was National Book Store grand dame Socorro “Nanay Coring” Ramos, who just turned 95!
Tita Virgie has yet again created an unforgettable Swatch event, with the help of set designer Gino Gonzales’ brilliant design concept. Gino has been designing multiple events for Swatch and his intense creativity can also be seen at the ongoing Slim’s Fashion & Arts School exhibit at SM Megamall.
Slim’s exhibit at Megamall
Prior to the exhibit, Slim’s supporter Jo Ann Bitagcol photographed the whimsical clothes at the Swatch building. I was happy to drop by and get first dibs at the students’ creations for possible options for the Bench Terno Con Ball this November. SM senior VP for marketing and communications Millie Dizon came to chat with Slim’s siblings Sandy and Mark Higgins.
The annual Slim’s students’ exhibit has “Laro” as this year’s theme. This colorful exhibition celebrates the fun side of design, and is a collaboration between Slim’s, Swatch and SM Malls. “Laro” is open to the public until Oct. 3 at Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall.
Students found inspiration in classic toys, fairy tales and games, looking back to the fun of their childhood days. The clothes are a riot of colors and witty designs, complemented by giant watch heads from Swatch, representing the Swiss brand’s new “Think Fun” collection, which pushes the boundaries of fantasy and play. The collection features watches that explode with colorful graphics and patterns, and magical sparkling touches.
While the students’ design concepts are lighthearted, their approach to execution was clearly taken seriously. Every garment was designed, cut and sewn by the students with many of the pieces showing off their technical skills.
Auction for charity
The Red Charity Gala is happening on Oct. 27, less than a month from today, at our new venue, Marriott Grand Ballroom. To generate more charity funds for our beneficiaries, Philippine Red Cross and Assumption HS 81 Foundation, we have several items up for bidding:
Globe Platinum Huawei Mate 20 Pro with the Platinum Plan 3799 for 12 months worth P60,000
St. Luke’s Medical Center Overnight Executive Check-up for two in the hospital’s Presidential Suite worth P110,000
Ulthera Ultherapy treatment for three years valued at P300,000
Balesin Island Club membership share
Bernhardt bed frame with two side tables valued at P700,000
Uratex premium mattress
Viking Range 30” range top valued at P202,680
Gorenje Special edition Volkswagen retro refrigerator valued at P250,000
Five days, four nights’ accommodation in an executive suite with American breakfast for two at the Peninsula New York
Remy Martin Louis XIII valued at P140,000
Royal Gem jewelry item
Three days, two nights’ stay at Crimson Resort & Spa Boracay Seaview Villa with daily breakfast, transfers and 90-minute massage valued at P113,350
Two nights’ stay in a Junior Suite with breakfast for two in Discovery Shores Boracay
Diagold square yellow and pink sapphire with diamonds in 18k white gold setting ring and earring set valued at P350,000
Four days, two nights’ stay in the two-bedroom Presidential Suite at Crimson Hotel Filinvest City Manila, inclusive of daily breakfast for four at the Crimson Executive Lounge, and an intimate party of 10 at the Presidential Suite valued at P92,500
Three days, two nights’ stay in a Junior Suite at Bellevue Resort Bohol with buffet breakfast for two valid from October 2018 to May 2019
Three days, two nights’ accommodations in a two-bedroom villa with full board and airport transfers for four persons at Bluewater Sumilon Beach Resort worth P80,000 each
Overnight stay in a three-bedroom Presidential Villa at Crown Towers, City of Dreams Manila for six persons, inclusive of breakfast for six at Breezes and a one-hour pampering massage at Crown Spa for each of the six guests valued at P267,000
Three overnight stays in a Premium Room on Oct 27-28 at Marriott Manila
Two two-night stays in a Sunset Suite with breakfast and complimentary transfers for two at Club Paradise Palawan from Discovery Leisure Company
Overnight stay in a one-bedroom suite with breakfast for two in Discovery Primea Makati from Discovery Leisure Company
Four-day, three-nights’ stay in a two-bedroom Pool Villa in Shangri-La Boracay including transfers, daily breakfast buffet, four-course degustation dinner at Rima Mediterranean Treetop Dining for two pax, and Signature treatment at Chi Spa for two pax
Overnight stay in a Premier Suite in Bellevue Manila with buffet breakfast for two valid October 2018-May 2019
10 pieces designer eyewear from Ideal Vision
Catering for 50 by Cravings, floral styling included