THIS IS SO DISCO!
In celebration of its 18th year, Preview gathered fashion icons and style mavens and transformed Hyve at the W Global Center into a music wonderland for the Preview Best Dressed Ball 2013.
Stylish dancing shoes filled the dance floor as one music genre shifted to another through the beats of DJ Mars Miranda (disco), DJ Funk Avy (top of the pops), and DJ Euric (hip-hop/R&B). International DJ Eclipse of Zouk Singapore was flown in especially for the event. This year’s Preview Ball was a night of musical journey co-presented by CK Eyewear, TRESemmé and Tattoo. Other partners include major sponsor Havaianas and official drink sponsor Belvedere Vodka.
“It’s been quite a while since we’ve had a proper turn on a dance floor, the kind that involves more than just fist-pumping to your favorite song,” Preview Editor-in-Chief Pauline Juan excitedly said about this year’s ball. “Preview turns 18 years old this month, and there is a need to party—to dance and drink amidst good friends and great music.”
Preview also introduced a new twist to this year’s Best Dressed List. “Style is essentially a product of the relationships we build. It is on this premise that we’ve built this year’s Best Dressed List. After eight years of doing the same format, we’ve decided to shake things up a bit by celebrating the relationships that lead to being ‘Best Dressed,’” explained Pauline.
In the spotlight for the Best Dressed List is the high-profile stylist-client relationship of Liz Uy, Vice Ganda, Belle Daza and Bea Alonzo, who also grace the July cover of Preview. Vice Ganda admits that during his second concert, he didn’t want any other stylist other than Liz, who happens to be Preview’s own fashion editor-at-large. Belle wanted to work with Liz, too, whose style she also admires. Bea, on the other hand, met Liz during her first Preview cover. She then requested her to be her personal stylist for the Star Magic Ball and in her other projects.
Where else would young ladies Betina, Selina and Juliana Ocampo get their looks and fashion flair but from mom Tina Maristela-Ocampo? Fashion seems to be in the genes in this family, and Tina is very much proud of her daughters. “The first time I saw Selina and Betina working together, I found it so cute, seeing them putting swatches and beadwork together.”
Also on the Preview Best Dressed List are fashion allies Joey Samson and Ivarluski Aseron; jewelry designer Janina Dizon-Hoschka and her client-friends Ruby Gan, Ria Bolivar and Ann Jacobe; business partners Kai Lim, Nicole Whisenhunt, Emi Jorge, Trisha Calma and Camille Ongpauco of home and lifestyle retail boutique Cura V; Everywhere We Shoot couple Ryan and Garovs Vergara; fashion bloggers and girl friends Camille Co, Laureen Uy and Patricia Prieto; twins and photographers Tracianne and Trasienne Estrada; designer Boom Sason and her muse and BFF Xtina Superstar; and mother-and-daughter tandem Sarah Meier and Kaya Albano. Preview’s July issue details the relationships of these Best Dressed groups, along with their respective fashion picks.
Fashion truly played a great part in shaping their relationships. “Indeed, fashion is the undercurrent that brings us together. Oftentimes mundane, occasionally profound, it is a cultural power many don’t acknowledge,” Pauline shared.
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