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What they wore to the Preview Ball
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Weeks before the Preview Ball, friends were already asking me what to wear to the Coco Banana-themed party.
I am proud to say I was able to set foot in Coco Banana before it finally closed its doors in the late ’80s.
Unfortunately wala nang tao when we went there in our ’80s attire. All I remember were the disco balls and lights, bleacher seats, a couple of (real) dogs, and small paper money used as club currency.
Last July 8, 2011, the Preview Best Dressed Ball was held at Seventh High in Bonifacio High Street.

Bianca Gonzales, Raymond Gutierrez, Anne Curtis, Erwan Heussaff, Laureen Uy, Liz Uy
L-R: Bianca Gonzales, Raymond Gutierrez, Anne Curtis, Erwan Heussaff, Laureen Uy, Liz Uy

Preview editor-in-chief Pauline Suaco-Juan said, “Indeed, many Preview readers are oblivious to the ’70s and its icons because they hadn’t been born.” Still they opted for a camp theme, Coco Banana, “which was touted as the Studio 54 of the Philippines,” Pauline said.

Bea Soriano and Isabelle Daza
Bea Soriano and Isabelle Daza

Hosted by Georgina Wilson, the Ball began with Pauline giving a toast to the ten best-dressed ladies in the country: fashion bloggers Camille Co and Laureen Uy, jeweler Lucille Dizon, actresses Mylene Dizon and Iza Calzado, retailers Anne Gonzales, Penny Ngu, and Keri Zamora, model Pauline Prieto, and designer Charina Sarte.
And in true Preview fashion, the rest of the night was devoted to a night of fashion, dancing, and intense partying.

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Keri and Francis Zamora

Andi Eigenmann
Few months pregnant Andi Eigenmann

Geneva Cruz
Geneva Cruz

Divine Lee
Divine Lee

The Preview Best-Dressed Ball was co-presented by Emporio Armani and Plains & Prints, and made possible by Havaianas, Michael Antonio, Blackberry. Preview’s July Best Dressed issue, with Iza Calzado on the cover, is out in stands now.

Preview July Cover

Read about the legendary Coco Banana here.

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Vamae

Bianca G played safe, boring

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Do you think Divine Lee is miffed that she’s not in the best-dressed list?

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I dunno why but I’ve always been annoyed with Geneva Cruz. Especially when she dances and pati ang face nageemote. Eww

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Jay Lozada

Na achieved ba ang pagka Cocash?

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lover010178

Why is Anne’s face like that? How about you, Chuvaness? What did you wear at the party?

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CVS Reply:

i was in Hong Kong

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If Barbie were a dragona, she’d certainly be Geneva. Loved her look, very Coked Banana. Oops, I mean, Coco Banana. Others looked chic, but G was a standout – camp kung camp!

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ricca

Geneva on tranny mode

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Melfgo Reply:

She has always been on tranny mode, IMO. Kekeke parang she tries too hard lagi. Ann looks great and Liz is just wonderful 🙂

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Melfgo

She has always been on tranny mode, IMO. Kekeke parang she tries too hard lagi. Ann looks great and Liz is just wonderful 🙂

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Anonymous

Boho chic and glitzy glam! I lurrrve. I’m totally born in the wrong era. Sigh.

Hindi ko kinaya ang shoes ni Divine. Deadly weapon!

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Shan

I love Anne’s dress! Liz Uy is Carla Sibal? Geneva is
afraidie. Isabel is in costume…which makes me wonder themed party or costume
party ba itey?

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Elemersglue

Isabelle is super gorgeous! Medyo nakakatakot yung first pic.

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Isabelle Daza is so pretty

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Geneva Cruz looks like a tranny.

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Tara Reply:

My exact thoughts!! Haha mejo creepy na. Super contour ba the face of Anne or payat? 

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Roxbsantos Reply:

what happened to Geneva Cruz??

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CVS Reply:

Coco Banana ang theme. Geneva’s look is appropriate.

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Haydee Bellen Reply:

what is that in geneva’s hand though? is it a jacket?

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Tara

My exact thoughts!! Haha mejo creepy na. Super contour ba the face of Anne or payat? 

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Roxbsantos

what happened to Geneva Cruz??

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