Saturday, February 23, 2008

Belles of the Opera Ball

Young Star, The Philippine Star
February 22, 2008

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At the annual Opera Ball, debutantes looked amazing wearing gowns that reflect their personality. Long and flowing dresses were common choices for the pre-ball cocktail. The color palette was light, pastel and summery, which definitely suited the girls’ age and personality. Minimal and classic was the choice for accessories: dazzling diamond, gold and pearl earrings and necklaces plus elegant clutches.

The yearly event hosted by the Johann Strauss Society of the Philippines is always worth seeing. The debutantes waltzed their way to being presented to society. The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, Ernest Hoetzl, Ana Guillen Feleo, Nolyn Cabahug and George Yang serenaded the guests with their world-class music. Chefs from The Mandarin Oriental were responsible for the mouth-watering food. Funds raised from the black tie gala affair will go to a good cause: charity and arts.

Carla Humphries. Carla wore a gown by Alexander Bitong from his boutique in Rockwell. The earrings — barrel- shaped pearl and rose- carved coral pieces with diamonds — are from her mother.

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