Rustan’s member of the board Maritess Tantoco-Enriquez, SHOM event chairperson Monaco Consul General Fortune Ledesma, SHOM President Madam Susan Fries, SHOM co-chairperson Gambia Consul Agnes Huibonhoa
Circle of Styles @ Marriott Hotel
(The Philippine Star) - June 17, 2018 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — The Spouses of Heads of Mission of the Diplomatic Corps (SHOM) presented “Circle of Styles,” a unique fund-raising fashion show at the Marriott Hotel featuring Ambassadors and their spouses and prominent members of the business community who braved the catwalk as models.

Rustan’s chairman & CEO Nedy Tantoco, Monaco Consul General Fortune Ledesma and US Amb. Sung Kim

With the generous support of Rustan’s and Resorts World Manila, SHOM officers and members headed by its president Susan Fries of Sweden, together with event chairperson Monaco Consul General Fortune Ledesma and co-chairperson Gambia Consul Agnes Huibonhoa, took on the challenging work of mounting this event. The proceeds of the project will go to the underprivileged, with a focus on women and children.

Philippine Chamber of Commerce & Industry chairman George Barcelon, Grace Glory Go, Agile Zamora and CATS Motors president Felix Ang

The show was kicked off by female models wearing beautiful dresses by different designers represented by Rustan’s. This was followed by male models dressed in Rustan’s casual wear. As the Ambassadors sauntered down the runway, the audience greeted them with loud cheers and thundering applause. In the second half of the show, the men changed into barongs while the women fashionably donned gowns by Ditta Sandico.

In front row are (from left) Sen. Bam Aquino, STAR’s Johnny Litton and Rustan’s president Donnie Tantoco. Back row (from left) are Namibia Consul William Co, George Barcelon and Felix Ang

To keep up the festive atmosphere, a raffle was held after the models took their final bow. Generous prizes including Airline tickets from both Turkish Airlines and Philippine Airlines were awarded to the lucky winners.

Sweden Amb. Harald Fries, Israel Amb. Effie Ben Matityau, Czech Republic Amb. Jaroslav Olsa Jr., Denmark Amb. Jan Top Christensen and Chilean Amb. Jose Miguel Capdevila

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