Sunday, October 16, 2011

Esquire Philippines Ball

Though I am not based in the Philippines anymore (for now), I am happy to say that I am still in the loop on what is happening around my home country. Thanks to various blogs and twitter!

Recently, Esquire Philippines Magazine was launched at the Manila Peninsula with guests ranging from Fashion Folks, Models, Editors, Celebrities, and Socialites. In my case, I wasn't in Manila at that time. And even if I was, I don't think I'll be invited anyway. 

Below are my top picks for Best Dressed.

As it is a men's magazine launch party, let's start with the boys.

Borgy Manotoc rocks a short suit combo which is fitting as it was hot, literally, in Manila Pen that night. Not sure if the air conditioning unit was broken or it was because the place was packed!!!

Esquire's Food and Wine Expert Erwan Heussaff dons a slim suit from Joey Samson.
Plus points for the floppy velvet bow tie.

Mike Concepcion dons a navy blue (?!?) double-breasted suit.

Next in line is Carlos Concepcion in a crop pant suit with a bright orange pocket square.

Designer Rajo Laurel rocks a three-piece suit in Manila weather, Good Luck with that!

Nino Gaddi on a bright blue blazer! BBB!

Now, onto the ladies who did not disappoint. I've read a tweet that the Esquire Ball was just like prom only sluttier! LOL! Well, there were an abundance of skin for the ladies, it was either a slit to up there or a cleavage up to there! Or sometimes even both.

In no particular order,

Preview Magazine's Beauty Editor Agoo Bengzon

Sarah Meier-Albano in a bright red orange number by Sassa Jimenez.
50% Bohemian, 50% tribal, 100% Chic!

TV Host Bianca Gonzales looked fun and flirty in a fringed dress by Perry + Robin

Preview's Daryl Chang in a leg-baring, arm-covering dress.

An amazingly tall-looking lady, Arci Munoz dons a strapless art deco print gown.

In full bloom!
Andi Eigenmann in a bright dress and pregnant-appropriate wedges.

Phoemela Baranda is "le smoking" in a cleavage baring tuxedo by Rajo Laurel.

Philippines' premiere fashion goddess Anne Curtis in a sexy, plum Rajo Laurel gown, Jil Sander Heels and Jul B. Dizon jewelry.

Divine Lee looks amazing in a super sexy Rajo Laurel (again) gown.
Woot Woot!

Sheer Thrill!
Bianca Valerio sizzles in a Joel Escober gown.
I think she is missing some layers of fabric for her skirt. LOL!

Sheer it is. Seems like there was a dress code on sheer fabrics!
Maxene Magalona looks fresh and fierce in a sheer cut-out gown by Veejay Floresca and Jul B. Dizon jewelry.

Also in sheer and in Rajo Laurel, Cherie Gil rocks a white jumpsuit with sheer panels.
Watch out for the red wine sister!

Cleavage in all angles! Bubbles Paraiso in a fiery red cut-out gown.

Georgina Wilson rocks a healthy tan with a sheer Martin Bautista dress and Jul B. Dizon jewelry.

Preview's EIC and a mother of three (!) Pauline Juan wore Rajo Laurel.

Fun and Fab in a Jun Escario number.
Liz Uy looks amazing in this sequined gown.

So was your favorite! Do tell!

*all photos are from

See yah later!

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