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WORLD CLASS 2016 USHERS IN MANILA’S GOLDEN AGE OF COCKTAILS

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The contestants of Diageo Philippines World Class 2016 with Tim Etherington-Judge and Diageo Reserve Philippines Luxury Manager Mari Ona

Diageo Reserve Philippines opens world’s most renowned bartending program and competition for 21 Bartender of the Year hopefuls

Philippines, 9 February 2016 – Sago pearls, soy milk, hazelnut liqueur, and a shot of one of the world’s finest vodkas—these are the elements that compose a new take on a local street favorite, taho.

The taho cocktail, along with new interpretations of Filipino staples such as samalamig, is a new creation designed by Filipino bartenders trained under the banner of Diageo Reserve World Class, the cocktail industry’s most renowned and respected mixology competition worldwide. The creation of these new craft cocktails stands as testament to the skill, craftsmanship, and creativity of the Philippines’ new bartending industry. With such talent, the country is on the brink of making a dent in the world stage.

 

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After a landmark performance from the Philippines in the last year, Diageo Reserve World Class is back to usher in a new era for the country and its bartending community, dubbed Manila’s Golden Age of Cocktails.

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This new golden age is set to take off after the growth that the local bartending community has experienced since the World Class program was introduced to the country in 2013. With more craft cocktail establishments surfacing all over the metro and with bartenders gaining more exposure and experience, the Philippines has been identified as a contender in the global craft cocktail community. This was made evident through the country’s first challenge win by 2015 Bartender of the Year Kenneth Bandivas in the Diageo Reserve Global Finals in Cape Town, South Africa.

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Bandivas, along with past year’s local winners Yoma Rivera and AK Roxas, displayed their craftsmanship, skill, and creativity as honed by the World Class program through Manila-themed craft cocktails patterned after local street favorites such as taho and samalamig served at the launch of Diageo Reserve World Class 2016, held last February 9 under the roof of Whitespace Manila.

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Bulleit Global Ambassador Tim Etherington-Judge

At the event, top personalities from Manila’s culinary, art, fashion, business, and entertainment scenes all gathered to welcome this new era for Philippine bartending, spearheaded by Diageo Reserve World Class.

A space that was transformed into a living time capsule that housed the sights, sounds, and flavors of Manila’s past and present aptly welcomed the emergence of Manila’s Golden Age of Cocktails—against the backdrop of the beloved city’s most iconic bits and pieces of history in art, film, music, architecture, and fashion.

 

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Guests bore witness to the unfolding of what is expected to be an exciting year for the country’s new roster of bartenders from the country’s finest bartending establishments, who will be stepping up to the plate to compete for a chance to represent the country at this year’s Global Final Competition in Miami, Florida. These bartenders were formally presented that evening, namely:

  1. Aldrin Ivan Ancheta from The Curator
  2. Clayton Paul Munar from Buddha Bar
  3. Ian Osillo from The Exit
  4. Sean Carlo de Vera from Mandalay
  5. Lester Jones Egurrola Ligon from ABV
  6. Kenneth Lloyd Misagal from ABV
  7. James Ortiz from Raffles Long Bar
  8. Byron Damatan Mayo from Las Flores
  9. Michael Tubiera from Rambla
  10. Jason Hussien Ali from Niner Ichi Nana
  11. Christopher Antonio from M Café
  12. Ichiro Nagasawa from Sage, Shangri-la Makati
  13. Christopher Bayon from Revel
  14. Alvin Delos Reyes from Hooch
  15. Cedric Petrasanta Cello from Smith Butcher and Grill Room
  16. Guillermo Natividad III from Solaire Resort and Casino
  17. Jesus Emmanuel Salvador Saludo from Solaire Resort and Casino
  18. Reymart Nolasco Dela Cruz from City of Dreams
  19. Nino Jayson Cruz from City of Dreams
  20. Mark Quilaton from Sofitel
  21. Mike Ople from Desiderata Lounge

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In the next few months, these bartenders will be competing in a series of qualifying heats and finals to determine which among these 21 representatives will be going on to compete in the Diageo Reserve World Class Bartender of the Year Finals in Miami, Florida, where the world’s best bartenders will pit their skills, impeccable techniques, and knowledge against each other in front of the cognoscenti of the global bartending industry.

“The growth that we have been seeing over the past 3 years in the craft cocktail and bartending industry has been a pleasant surprise,” shares Marie Ona, Diageo Reserve Philippines Luxury Manager. “Year on year, the Philippines seems to be bringing more to the table in approaching the competition. We have been seeing real talent within the industry, and that talent is being further honed and supported—making the Philippines a force to be reckoned with approaching the future of fine drinking experiences. We’re excited to shine the spotlight on these talented men and women to show the world what the Filipino bartender has to offer.”

Diageo Reserve also flew in Bulleit Global Ambassador Tim Etherington-Judge, who conducted special mentoring sessions during the launch event. In his welcome remarks, Judge shared that certain Filipino sensibilities have indeed primed this year’s roster of contenders for the upcoming competition. “In my time here so far, I’ve noticed a different sense of care from these Filipino bartenders. What they’ve said about Filipino hospitality being of an entirely different level is true. That service I’ve received so far contributes a great deal to each bartender’s performance. On top of creativity and precision, good service is the backbone of good bartending,” shared Etherington-Judge. “The upcoming competition will put all that to the test, and it’s entirely up to these 21 representatives how they’re going to show the rest of the world what the Philippines has showed me.”

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Now on its 8th year globally, World Class continues to elevate the craft, innovation, and creativity within the cocktail industry. “World Class helps build careers in the industry and has been instrumental in changing the lives of the next generation of bartending talent.”

 

XOXO,

Fashion Ate The Lawyer

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JEWELMER GALA 2013: A JOURNEY OF THE SENSES

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Jewelmer Joaillerie  will welcome luminaries, leaders, and friends at the second annual Jewelmer Gala held on October 15, 2013 at the NBC Tent for the launch of its Spring/Summer Collection 2014.

The theme, “l’accessoire dans tout ses états” or the accessory in all its states, will not only launch the Spring/Summer collection 2014, but also dazzle the audience with a show of South Sea pearl jewelry in all its incarnations including a show of masks, pearl-studded dresses, capes, and even a stunning head piece. “We want to bring the power and impact of accessories in all our creations to the public consciousness,” says Creative Director Gaelle Branellec

“Playing with the sensuality of the five senses, we reveal the creation of our collections with the rarest pearls on earth,“ says Director Jacques Christophe Branellec. While they have already made their international debuts in Hong Kong and Moscow, the Charleston, Guimard, Madame de Pompadour, C’est la Vie collections will be formally launched on this evening. Together with sumptuously expanded Tropics, Rosone, Petite Fleur, Dolce Rosa, and Via Rosa, they comprise Jewelmer Joaillerie’s Spring/Summer Collection 2014.

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GALA EXHIBIT

GALA EXHIBIT

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Inspired by the nine collections by Jewelmer Joaillerie come the creations of to designers including including Rhett Eala, Patrice Ramos Diaz, Randy Ortiz, Ivarluski Aseron, JC Buendia, Francis Libiran, Albert Andrada, Jojie Lloren, and Jun Escario. Every tableau, directed by Saga’s Robby Carmona, will unfold seamlessly to convey each collection’s essence by captivating audiences with a rich journey through the senses.

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The designers

The designers

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Arianne Kader

Arianne Kader

Happy Andrada

Happy Andrada

Brian Bantegui

Brian Bantegui

Francis Libiran

Francis Libiran

Melissa Racela of Phosphor Phils

Melissa Racela of Phosphor Phils

with Melissa Racela and Agile Zamora

with Melissa Racela and Agile Zamora

Ted Yau

Ted Yau

Bianca and Victoria

Bianca and Victoria

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Mark Bumgarner, Lana, Maricar De Mesa

Mark Bumgarner, Lana, Maricar De Mesa

Mark and his sister

Mark and his sister

Lucas Raven in Tino Suit

Lucas Raven in Tino Suit

We wear Tino Suits

We wear Tino Suits

Fab blogger friends

Fab blogger friends

Lucas Raven, Eilene Balagon (Tino Owner),  Pat Veridiano, and Marvin of Rappler

Lucas Raven, Eilene Balagon (Tino Owner), Pat Veridiano, and Marvin of Rappler

Marvin in his Tino Suit

Marvin in his Tino Suit

beautiful in her Tino Suit

beautiful in her Tino Suit

Eilene and Marvin

Eilene and Marvin

we wear Tino

we wear Tino

Tino Owner and Ambassador

Tino Owner and Ambassador

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Tim Yap

Tim Yap

Gay in Heels Carvey Sam

Gay in Heels Carvey Sam

Victoria, Janthina and Bianca

Victoria, Janthina and Bianca

Linda Ley

Linda Ley

Agile Zamora

Agile Zamora

Melissa Racela

Melissa Racela

Zalora Head Stylist Shen Jarlega

Zalora Head Stylist Shen Jarlega

Fashion Ate The Lawyer in Red tailored Tino Suit

Fashion Ate The Lawyer in Red tailored Tino Suit

The purveyor of fine South Sea pearls also celebrates the success of the world’s first jewelry co-branded MasterCard with the Jewelmer Joaillerie Platinum Mastercard powered by PNB Allied Bank. Clients can expect curated benefits and premium services for to fit their lifestyles. Moet Hennessy comes in once again to ensure that every glass is full of Belvedere and Grand Marnier while a gourmet spread by Margarita Fores will await guests after the show.

XOXO,
Fashion Ate The Lawyer

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Jewelmer is an international luxury brand that was born out of a commitment to the world’s most lustrous South Sea pearls and exquisite fine jewelry that showcases the creative harmony of French design and Asian sensibilities. Established in 1979 by a French pearl farmer and a Filipino entrepreneur, Jewelmer has grown globally to represent a world of rarity and enduring elegance.

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Cream Silk Hair Sonata

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THE WORLD’S FIRST HAIR SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

 

A once-in-a-lifetime celebration of beauty, music, and art through the biggest and most beautiful demonstration of hair strength in the world.

The Cream Silk Hair Sonata is a mixed-media performance headlined by the Hair Symphony Orchestra- the 45-piece ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra, featuring a 10-member all-female string ensemble using hair bows, all under the baton of Maestro Gerard Salonga.

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A 3-part musical production, Hair Sonata tells the story of a young struggling violinist, who discovers her own strength and beauty, as she transforms into a confident woman. To complement the Hair Orchestra’s enchanting serenades, there will be performances by Ballet Philippines as choreographed by Alden Lugnasin, plus the premiere of an all-new and all-original short film by acclaimed director Gus Cruz, featuring Cream Silk muse Sam Pinto.

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fellow bloggers

fellow bloggers

Hola Magazine's Maita, Patrick and Kitchie

Hola Magazine’s Maita, Patrick and Kitchie

Preview EIC Pauline Juan

Preview EIC Pauline Juan

Binibining Pilipinas 2013

Binibining Pilipinas 2013

Apples Aberin with the CreamSilk People

Apples Aberin with the CreamSilk People

Brent and Fabio

Brent and Fabio

Martha and Ailene

Martha and Ailene

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The ever gorgeous Linda Ley

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The ever beautiful AIlene Co

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The ever fab gay in heels Carvey Sam

Rhian Ramos

Rhian Ramos

PAUL S.J. GOH

The famous Human Hair Bow was made by Paul S.J. Goh, South East Asia’s famous bow maker.

Trained in the Violin Bowmaking School of America, Archetier Paul .J. Goh is the Southeast Asia’s only bowmaker. Having been exposed to music at young age, he has dedicated his life to creating handmade bows for stringed instruments in the finest French tradition. He played as the principal violinist for 7 years in the Philharmonic Orchestra in Singapore.

In 2006, Paul S.J. Goh, left the Ministry of Education to pursue a career in bowmaking, taking inspiration from the 19th century archetiers Pajeot Tourte. Each bow made from his studio in Singapore is designed with straightforward refinement and attentive crafting. His Expertise in making finely crafted bows has turned the impossible to possible with the Cream Silk hair bows to be used in the World’s First Hair Symphony Orchestra.

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Metro Magazine

Metro Magazine

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Chalk

Chalk

 

HUMAN HAIR BOW

Traditional violin bows are made of strong horse hair. This year, Cream Silk dared to push the limits of hair strength. With the promise of up to 10x stronger hair against hair fall, Cream Silk demonstrated the power of strong hair by collaborating with renowned bowmaker, Archetier Paul S.J. Goh to create Asia’s First Human Hair Violin Bow with the use of human hair that has been conditioned and strengthened with Cream Silk.

The Cream Silk Hair Sonata is a very unique, entertaining and inspiring musical performance that will show the world the power of hair that’s beyond strong and beyond beautiful.

Indeed, not only can strong hair be seen, it can be heard. 

XOXO,

Fashion Ate The Lawyer

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Catch Cream Silk as they are presenting LUXEWEAR COLLECTION for Philippine Fashion Week SS2014. October 26, this Saturday- 9:30PM, Function Rooms 2 & 3

visit: http://philippinefashionweeklive.com/home/schedule/

 

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Stefanel Arrives in Manila

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Stefanel is known all over the world for its style and italian quality particularly focus on knitwear and SM brings the international brand to the Philippines on its grandest scale!

Cosmo Manille’s alta sociedad gather together to the grandest opening of Italian fashion brand Stefanel with their Spring Summer 2013 Collection.

Endless flowing of chilled wines during the fashion show that highlighted the event.

SS2013 LOOKBOOK

SS2013 LOOKBOOK

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Tessa Prieto-Valdez with GIUSEPPE Stefanel

Tessa Prieto-Valdez with GIUSEPPE Stefanel

A cheers to the grand opening of Stefanel in the Philippines!

A cheers to the grand opening of Stefanel in the Philippines!

The SS2013 Collection graced on the runway.

The SS2013 Collection graced on the runway.

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Seen having a great time with their fabulous self were Pepito Albert, Dr. Vicki Belo, Christine Yu, Lisa Gokongwei Cheng, Cherry Tan Ty, Billie Gan, , Karen Santos, Cheche Lazaro, Harley Sy, Carol Sy, Ipe Cruz, Karen Batungbacal de Venecia, Gina Gabaldon Hechanova with hubby Raffy, Tonette Martel, Karen Jimeno, Inno Sotto, Patrick Rosas, Ian Giron, among others.

Stefanel’s Philippine franchise owners Steve Cheng, his wife Baby Cheng, and Andrew Gan were on hand to welcome the brand’s main man, Giuseppe Stefanel, who flew in from Italy to grace the opening.

Giuseppe was accompanied by his team led by the statuesque la bella Daniela de Piccoli.

Julz Savard and Aisa Seguerra

Julz Savard and Aisa Seguerra

All in white Julz

All in white Julz

Movent People- Niche and Friends

Movent People- Niche and Friends

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with Stefanel , Daniela de Piccoli

with Stefanel , Daniela de Piccoli

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It was indeed a warm Filipino welcome for Stefanel.

XOXO,
Fashion Ate The Lawyer

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