now what did we say about rajo laurel being the most prolific filipino designer today? the guy just won't stop! (making money? hehe ;-) right after his WWD cover appearance, in the midst of this whole who-made-the-cobweb-dress-first [non]issue, and while preparing for his trade show/exhibit in new york fashion week, he managed to launch his latest collaboration, this time with F&C jewelry. just three days before valentine's day, he held an afternoon tea at ciçou in hotel celeste to present his ring collection for F&C—there were matching rings for women and men, so they could easily be used as wedding rings. and to make the afternoon more, er, interesting, rajo hired male models to show the rings off to the ladies in the audience. here are rajo and his boys, dressed in rajo laurel, of course:
and here are the cute boys showing the excited ladies the beautiful 14-karat gold rings (are they excited about the rings or the boys?? girls, girls, let's be civilized.. after all, this IS afternoon tea, not the cosmo bachelor bash):
and to cap the event off, each guest was given, no not a ring, but a miniature version of a wedding cake by red ribbon designed by, who else, rajo! isn't it adorable? red ribbon should sell these and make it available for anytime you're in the mood for wedding cake:
we wanted to post the professionally photographed (by toto labrador) shots of the rings, but somehow we couldn't open the tif files in the CD :-( but you can go to the F&C jewelry website fncjewelry.com to view the complete collection.