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Swatch, Stars and Swag at Salon de Ning
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Last March 15, the Peninsula Manila’s Salon de Ning was transformed into Swatchville, as each room was decorated to complement the latest Swatch collections.
Dressed just like French fine artist Fafi, Alodia Gosiengfiao held court in a room illuminated with blacklights and fluorescent doodles.

Fafi_Room
Alodia Gosienfiao dressed as Fafi

Another room highlighted the Dragon Swatch, in commemoration of Chinese New Year

Dragon_Room

This is where guests, including Anne Curtis, had their fortunes told

Anne Curtis gets her fortune told

A third room was decked in black and white, just like the new Lorenzo Petrantoni Swatches

Petrantoni room

A fourth room in gold was inspired by the Swatch Chrono Golden Block Collection.

Rowell Santiago, Derek Ramsay, Anne Curtis, James Locsin, Matteo Guidicelli
L-R: Rowell Santiago, Derek Ramsay, Anne Curtis, Swatch Brand Manager James Locsin, and Matteo Guidicelli

Matteo Guidicelli gave away dragon plush toys and Year of the Dragon Swatches to best-dressed guests, such as Henny Zobel.

Matteo Guidicelli awards best-dressed Henny Zobel

Myx Awards’ Best New Artist, Zia Quizon opened with an apt song—Cyndi Lauper’s Time After Time, accompanied by Robby Mananquil on guitar.

Wearing Petrantoni Swatches, Christian Bautista sang a duet with girlfriend Carla Dunareanu.

Singing couple Carla Dunreanu and Christian Bautista duet while wearing Swatch x Petrantoni watches

Chris Tiu wore the 1st prize entry of the 7th Annual Chinese New Year Art Competition of the Philippine Star and Swatch.

Chris Tiu

Guest enjoyed champagne, wine, and halo-halo lambanog with salmon burgers topped with little Philippine Star flags, beef burgers with XO sauce from the Peninsula Hong Kong, crab caviar beggars’ purses, Aussie blue cheese and truffle honey on walnut toast with Peninsula Hong Kong’s Spring Moon walnuts, Peking duck salad on crispy wontons, foie gras pot stickers, gold-dusted beef samosas, Shanghai noodles, and baked Alaska.

Virgie Ramos and Teddy Boy Locsin
Swatch Philippines President Virgie Ramos with Teddy Boy Locsin

Milette, Miguel and Regina Belmonte
Milette, Miguel and Regina Belmonte of Philippine STAR

Don Jaime and Doña Bea Zobel with granddaughters Cristina, Henny, Natasha and Beatriz
Don Jaime and Doña Bea Zobel with granddaughters Cristina, Henny, Natasha, Sylvia and Beatriz

Natasha, Cristina and Sylvia Zobel
Natasha, Cristina and Sylvia Zobel try on the bright colors of the Swatch New Gent lacquered collection


A toast from Swatch Philippines President Virgie Ramos (center) with Christian Bautista, Carla Dunareanu, Anne Curtis, Derek Ramsay, Chris Tiu, Zia Quizon, Alodia Gosiengfiao and Matteo Guidicelli

The night evening ended with music by Jay-R and DJ Callum, Swatch x STAR loot bags, and puffy souvenir throw pillows printed with the Swatch faces—guess who took them home?

All my throw pillows

Thank you, Tita Virgie!

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anne curtis wearing a cary santiago creation..i love it!

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ms cecille, i always check pictures if you were there, unfortunately you’re camera shy. but im a fan of yours especially how you dressed up!

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CVS Reply:

thank you 🙂

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Parang mas na excite ako sa pillows than the watc.h. i wish they’d sell them too! 

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Ang pogi nina Chris Tiu at Matteo 🙂

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the zobel grandkids are beautiful 🙂 ~ Paz

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Small world, worked with Carla Dunareanu when I was still working in production in Singapore. Can’t remember what we cast her for, but I remember her being really nice and professional. Girlfriend na pala siya ni Christian Bautista!

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Those pillows are cool. Were they made specifically for the event or are they for sale somewhere? 🙂

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CVS Reply:

yes they were made for the event only 🙂

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Carla Reply:

Oh, that’s too bad. They are lovely. Whoever conceptualized the event did a great job though. I love that they invested in little details like that 🙂

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