Jose Mari Chan, Criselda Lontok, Rustan Commercial Corporation chairman emeritus Amb. Bienvenido Tantoco Sr.
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Nostalgic reflections
MY LIPS ARE SEALED...SOMETIMES - Maurice Arcache (The Philippine Star) - September 4, 2019 - 12:00am

Iconic Rustan’s recently held a fashion presentation showing the holiday 2019 collection of world-renowned designer Criselda Lontok at The Gallerie of Rustan’s Makati. All pieces in the collection were displays of stunning ensembles and graceful silhouettes that embrace a woman’s femininity and unique positive outlook. There was a serene sense of calmness, with the beauty of green accented by bursts of floral grandeur. Every piece — from the gowns to separates — celebrates a refined and profoundly beautiful woman, which Criselda personifies in her eye-catching collections, palanggas.

Martin Lichauco, John Fernandez, Robert Young, Chu Hernandez, Ernie Moya

Among the very important personas on the social A-list were southerner with the voice that cracked any ages Jose Mari Chan and his beautiful wife Mary Ann Ansaldo-Chan, Ching Montinola with her daughters Neny Montinola Paradiesand Gina Montinola, Ernie Moya, Evie Costa, Fortune Ledesma, John Fernandez, Mary Co, Martin Lichauco, Mimi Valerio, Nena Casimiro, Nene Leonor, Nenuca Blardony and Tessie Rodrigo, among the chic fashion watchers.

Annie Lam, Mario Katigbak

Criselda brings her signature elegance and thoughtful aesthetic for structure, function and form. An enchanting combination of exquisite, delicate, bright and vivid fabrics offers an ethereal wardrobe for women with meticulous taste and an eye for the best. So Criselda, dahlings.  

The collection is exclusively available at Rustan’s Makati, Shangri-La, Alabang, Gateway and Cebu.

Rose Libongco, Gretchen del Rosario, Fortune Ledesma, Juvy Yupangco

How to Capture unedited memories

SweetEscape team: SweetEscape founder and CEO David Soong, partnership manager-Philippines Iya De Leon, PR manager Tracy Manlangit, PR and influencer marketing lead Sandra Wang, partnership manager Renee Ngo, external relations manager Kristy Onglatco, marketing manager Ally Lim-Gonzales

Launched in cosmo Manille last year, SweetEscape, which allows you to book a professional photographer any moment, anywhere in the world, has enjoyed steady success with hundreds of bookings monthly from customers around the world.

“The Philippines quickly became the second largest market in Southeast Asia for SweetEscape. This is why it was only natural that it became our first country of choice for global expansion,” said founder and CEO David Soong.

 “We want our customers to see SweetEscape as a photography platform for every need, whether for travel, birthday parties, bridal showers or any special occasion,” added SweetEscape COO and co-founder Emile Etienne.

Maxene Magalona, Janeena Chan, Nikki Gil

Since the Philippine launch, SweetEscape has partnered with various brands for potential clients seeking to capture their own precious moments. In the past year, they have partnered with top finance and travel institutions such as BDO, Singapore Airlines and Klook. SweetEscape has also created partnerships with local celebrities such as Heart Evangelista, Anne Curtis, Nikki Gil, Maxene Magalona, Solenn Heusaff, Andi Manzano and Isabelle Daza to capture their own special moments.   

SweetEscape also partnered with awesome brands such as Delsey and The Travel Club, Photobook, Beach Hut and Benefit Cosmetics. 

Nicole Hernandez, David Guison

For its first year, SweetEscape celebrates by bringing together its founder and CEO David Soong, Nikki and Maxene for an afternoon with the press and some of Manille’s most influential personalities.

“SweetEscape makes every moment memorable. It’s like having a local friend to capture the most intimate, raw, unedited memories. It’s simple and easy, yet something that can be treasured for years to come,” added Soong.

Need I say more? Yes! Check it out.

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