Wednesday, November 08, 2006

miss monique

yesterday was a big day for the fash pack. we met and shook hands with another important international designer. and this time we got to take pix, woo-hoo! it all happened at the press lunch at the ayala museum for monique lhuillier, who is in manila for her big gala this sunday. the favorite designer of hollywood's red-carpet regulars, monique has been in and out of the philippines, but always goes to cebu, where she is originally from, and where her high-profile family still resides (and who doesn't know monique's mum, the glamorous amparito lhuillier??). monique is here with her husband tom bugbee (what a cute name—bug na, bee pa, heehee!), who handles the business side of the super successful company, and allegedly an entourage of like 30 people! at makati shangri-la last monday afternoon, we spotted robby carmona (he's directing the show) and a few of the country's own supermodels (raya, phoemela, valerie, etc) outside one of the function rooms, dressed in drop-dead gorgeous monique gowns for the go-see. hmmm, we wonder who made it...? here's monique, looking fresh and feminine and simply chic in an off white pin-dotted dress and fendi B belt. the big fashion show, which is for the benefit of bantay bata and asia society, will be this sunday, november 12, 5:30pm at makati shangri-la, with a special performance by lea salonga (one of monique's brides). we're still waiting for our ticket!!!

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