Trinity Gallery brings luxury wedding gowns closer to home
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Searching for the perfect gown just became easier for Filipinas wishing to get married in Monique Lhuillier, Jenny Packham, Reem Acra, Oscar de la Renta, Marchesa, or Lazaro Noir—as multi-label premium boutique, Trinity Gallery, recently opened in Singapore’s Raffles Hotel Arcade.

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Founders Cecile Chen and Jessica Lee’s inspiration for the business grew out of their experience while shopping for Cecile’s bridal gown in Hong Kong.
“We wanted to provide the attentive and personalized services every bride-to-be expects when searching for the perfect gown. It is, after all, a once in a lifetime experience,” says Cecile.
“We were also surprised that some globally renowned designer bridal labels that we love, such as Oscar de la Renta, were not available in Hong Kong, considering Hong Kong is a known fashion capital,” said Jessica.

(Left to Right) Jessica Lee, Elaine Neo and Cecile Chen (2)
L-R: Jessica Lee, Elaine Neo and Cecile Chen

Elaine Kim completes the trinity as the new partner in Trinity Bridal Inc.
She too, had a first-hand experience of the gap in Singapore’s bridal gown market, having had to fly to Sydney to find her dream Oscar de la Renta bridal gown.
“Asian brides are more cosmopolitan and discerning nowadays and I am delighted to be able to help brides, through Trinity Gallery, to have access to the most beautiful designer gowns from across the globe,” she added.

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Trinity Gallery sets itself apart from other boutiques by helping clients select their bridal and evening gowns—down to the pairing of accessories, veil and shoes; as well as choosing attire for bridal parties.

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The boutique is housed in the historical and renowned Raffles Hotel. It features dark timber floors and a display of beautiful gowns lined under the glow of a crystal chandelier.
The goal was to create “a beautifully designed showroom that offers a luxurious, intimate and stress-free environment.”

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Trinity Gallery is at 328 North Bridge Road, #02-14 Raffles Hotel Arcade, Singapore 188719
For more information call +65 6336 5052 or email

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Store hours:
Monday to Friday from 11 AM – 9 PM
Saturday and Sunday from 11 AM – 6 PM

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Megaworld partners with top luxury brands for Three Central
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And speaking of one of my recent trip, Megaworld partners with Singapore Airlines, Stores Specialists, Inc. (SSI), Marriott Manila, Eastwood Richmonde Hotel, and some of the finest restaurants of Megaworld Lifestyle Malls in Eastwood City, Newport Mall and Lucky Chinatown Mall, for its exciting Your Choice of Luxury incentive program for Three Central.

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Three Central is one of Megaworld’s prime property developments in the Makati Central Business District.
The 51-story tower is located along Valero Street in the financial side of Salcedo Village. It enjoys an advantageous proximity to Ayala and Buendia avenues, as well as top corporations, institutions and multinational companies.


Those availing of Three Central’s upscale suites also can enjoy an exciting incentive program for a limited time only—until March 15, 2013.
Travel in luxury with Singapore Airlines, shop at Kenneth Cole, Calvin Klein, L’Occitane and Samsonite, and dine in the world-class restaurants of Marriott Manila and Eastwood Richmonde Hotel, as well as Newport City’s Opus, Beurre Blanc, Crisostomo and Tao Yuan.

Marriott Cafe
The Marriott Café

“Our partnership with these high-end brands speaks of our commitment to the true luxury we’re offering to buyers of Three Central. Our most luxurious development this side of the Makati is close to being sold out and we want to offer these gifts to the last few clients who are making the right choice,” says Eugene Lozano, head of sales and marketing, Megaworld Makati CBD.

model unit living room

Three Central showcases a sleek, modern architectural framework that recreates the world-famous International Financial Center (IFC) Tower in Hong Kong.
Privileged residents can enjoy topnotch amenities such as an exclusive culinary station, indoor and outdoor spas, reflexology path and meditation gardens.
It will also house a podium mall, the first and only lifestyle mall in this side of the Makati CBD.

model unit kitchen

To know more about Three Central, call (0917)887-6223, or email

Déjà Vu
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My son Ben, 11, asks the most curious questions.
When he was little he asked me, “Mommy, when you were a kid, did you use feathers to write?”


“No Ben, Mommy’s not that old. We had pens and pencils.”
Another time: “Mommy, when you were a kid, were people black and white?”

Lola Paying and I
Mama and her friends

“No Ben, some were sepia. (just kidding!!) We had color. Only TVs, movies, and pictures were black and white.”

Then one night Ben says, “Mommy, why do I feel like this happened already?”
“What happened?” I ask him.
“You and me sitting here. It happens to me sometimes. Like something that’s happening happened already.”
“Ben, that’s what they call Déjà Vu—the feeling that something already happened.”
Hard to explain.

Back in the ’80s, during one of those summers, my family was staying at the Hyatt Terraces Baguio

Hyatt Terraces Baguio

I was a scrawny little kid with glasses and curly hair. I remember grabbing a hairbrush, standing on the bed while facing the mirror and lipsyncing this song on the cassette player. I closed my eyes, feeling the moment.
You could say I was already a gay man at that time…

I was halfway through the song when I opened my eyes and saw a roomboy/housekeeper standing by the door and holding a stacking of towels with his mouth hanging open.
I swear to God, I wanted the earth to swallow me up like Ricky Lo interviewing Anne Hathaway.
I don’t remember what I did to get out of that situation, but I survived. And now whenever Déjà Vu comes to mind I think of a hairbrush, a bed, and a roomboy with a stack of towels….

Jeremy Scott’s Leopard Flourish for Spring 2013
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I always look forward to Jeremy Scott’s limited edition collabs with French leather goods company Longchamp.
My favorite is the Gold Card my friend Victor brought back from Paris in 2008

Me following dad
Jeremy Scott Gold Card

Mark Nicdao got me the Pills, also from Paris :)

Jeremy Scott Pills

This is cute

Jeremy Scott x Longchamp

I really wanted this one. Then I thought, do I really need another one?

Jeremy Scott Paradise

This Spring 2013, Jeremy Scott does Leopard Flourish, his new limited-edition design in Longchamp’s Le Pliage® holdall.
Jeremy Scott Leopard Flourish

Leopard spots, baroque swirls, and the unmistakable typography of the US dollar are bound together by a bold, gold color scheme. Made of fine-quality cotton canvas trimmed with dark brown cowhide leather, only 2,500 were produced worldwide.
Find them at Rustan’s Makati and Shangri-la Plaza.

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