Swiss Ambassador Alain Gaschen (fourth from left) with (from left) Marlon Stöckinger, Dina Bonnevie, Steven Füglister and Janeena Chan.
A Swiss showcase
THE PEPPER MILL - Pepper Teehankee (The Philippine Star) - September 20, 2019 - 12:00am

Iconic Swiss brand Victorinox recently introduced its Victorinox Gallery at The Podium Atrium in Mandaluyong City.

Swiss Ambassador Alain Gaschen graced the event, where he shared an insightful speech about the Swiss heritage. The event was also his first official engagement as Swiss ambassador to the Philippines.

The Primer Group of Companies, Lucerne and Grimalkin — exclusive distributors of Victorinox Travel Gear, watches and Swiss Army knives respectively — showcased the gallery, which chronicles the milestones of the brand.

Displayed at the gallery during the  Swiss Month last August were Victorinox  I.N.O.X. watches by Lucerne and a free-engraving station for Swiss Army knives by Grimalkin.

(From left) Victorinox regional team Francis Lau, John Wan, Vianca Tan, Dauphin Chan, Mable Wong, Karen Leung and Carrie Chi.

The event, emceed by Janeena Chan, started with a solo drum performance that featured Victorinox travel gear.

Ambassador Gaschen also awarded the Karl Elsener commemorative coin set to Swiss-Filipinos: actress Dina Bonnevie, Lotus F1 Team racing driver Marlon Stöckinger and Philippine national ice hockey team captain Steven Füglister.

During the event, Victorinox Philippines Travel Gear brand manager Vianca Tan and senior marketing supervisor Abby Borbon highlighted the brand as a bastion of Swiss innovation. 

(From left) Lucerne’s Emerson Yao, Johnny Thai, Paul Sy, Ambassador Alain Gaschen, Ivan Yao, Reginald de Vera, Marnie Chua and Yvonne Yao.

(For more information, visit Victorinox on Facebook and @victorinox on Instagram.)

Bold. Brilliant. Radiant.

Creative director Daryl Chang and husband Mano Lotho.

Bold hair color was the trending topic at the recently concluded TRESemmé Runway Ready 2019: Color the Runway held at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City.

Models, who donned varying shades of blonde and red hair color, walked the runway in looks curated and styled by Daryl Chang and Pam Quiñones. This season’s trend of bold hair color collections are under the new TRESemmé Pro-Color Series: Color Radiance and Blonde Brilliance.

Chang’s segment called “Blonde Brilliance Collection” featured brand ambassador Laureen Uy and other models wearing local brands Neon Island, Aranaz, Pinas Sadya, Primadonna and Deliver Deliver Daily. The models’ hairstyling was done by TRESemmé hair expert Suyen Salazar and celebrity hairstylist Mark Familara.

Quiñones’ “Color Radiance Collection” featured pieces from local designers Carl Jan Cruz, Rajo Laurel, Martin Bautista, Sassa Jimenez, Geoff Gonzalez and Jerome Llorico. The segment was headlined by the newest TRESemmé ambassador, Janine Gutierrez. TRESemmé hair experts Lourd Ramos and Victor Ortega styled the models’ hair.

Atasha Muhlach, Charlene Gonzales and Tim Yap.

(For more information, visit www.facebook.com/TRESemmePH.)

Timeless Traditions

Lifestyle finds at the Negros Trade Fair in Manila.

The Negros Trade Fair in Manila started in 1985 and since then, the Association of Negros Producers has been successfully presenting the products and services that Negros has to offer.

The annual event, which will be held on Sept. 25 to 29 at the Glorietta 2 Activity Center in Makati City, grants small- to medium-scale businesses in the island the opportunity to showcase the best of the best, paving the way to their exposure on a national level, and to an even larger market.

With this year’s theme “Timeless Traditions,” the trade fair aims to highlight not only its products, but also the culture and lifestyle of Negros.

Check out the amazing Negrense products at this year’s Negros Trade Fair.

(Follow me on Instagram @pepperteehankee.)

ASSOCIATION OF NEGROS PRODUCERS SWITZERLAND TRESEMMé VICTORINOX
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