Monday, August 1, 2011

The Terno—A Modern Romance

June was truly a celebration of our Pinoy pride at its finest, with the commemoration of our National Hero Jose Rizal’s 150th birthday as the highlight. Our fashion industry celebrated this momentous month in its own stylish way, as Mega magazine hosted the Mega Pinoy Pride Terno Ball at the Rizal Ballroom of Makati Shangri-la hotel.

Celebrities and media personalities, as well as key names from the business and political sectors, were greeted with an exhibit of terno creations by fashion designers such as:

Eric de los Santos
Terno by Eric De Los Santos

Sen. Pia Cayetano by Paul Cabral
Terno of Sen. Pia Cayetano designed by Paul Cabral

Veejay Floresca
Terno by Veejay Floresca

Russell Villafuerte
Terno by Russlell Villafuerte photo no. 2

another one by Russell Villafuerte
Terno by Russell Villafuerte

Kaye Tinga by Pepito Albert 
Terno of Kaye Tinga designed by Pepito Abert

Kristel Yulo
Terno by Kristel Yulo

Audrey Tan Zubiri by Rajo Laurel
Terno of Audrey Tan Zubiri designed by Rajo Laurel

Audrey Tan Zubiri (again) by Inno Sotto
Terno of Audrey Tan Zubiri designed by Ino Sotto

Further down the walkway, Pinay supermodels wearing Frederick Peralta’s ternos and accessories by Jewelmer welcomed the invited guests as they made their way to their tables set with centerpieces done by Robert Blancaflor.  They were presented again during the program proper:
Ternos by Frederick Peralta & Jewelmer Pearls

The five-course meal was especially made by chef Gene del Prado, inspired by the rich Filipino heritage—a mélange of flavors from kesong puti, kangkong, lapulapu and various vegetables and fruits. Mango pudding, ube macaroon and cashew sans rival made great desserts for a fabulous sit-down dinner. Complementing the night were Musikito String Orchestra, which played OPM songs, and JM Rodriguez, who sang for the attendees.

It was definitely a night packed with Pinoy pride, thanks to the host. “We started Mega Pinoy Pride last year, and from then on, we decided to make it an annual event,” says Sari Yap, Mega Publishing Group’s president and CEO and editor-in-chief of Mega magazine.  “More than anything, Mega Publishing Group prides itself with the talent of Filipinos, which explains why all our 10 titles are homegrown and not franchises,” she continues. 
Mega Editorial team

Mega Pinoy Pride Terno Ball 2011 was mounted by Mega Publishing Group’s events arm, Events 100.

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