Celebrity designer featured in fashion charity gala

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    Beauty queens Nina Ricci Alagao (right) and Yvethe Santiago (left) with the beneficiaries of Miss Possibilities Foundation and Autism Society of the Philippines. - Photos by EDMUND CHUA
    Beauty queens Nina Ricci Alagao (right) and Yvethe Santiago (left) with the beneficiaries of Miss Possibilities Foundation and Autism Society of the Philippines. - Photos by EDMUND CHUA

    A FASHION gala for a cause was mounted last August 30 at the Grand Ballroom of Shangri-La at The Fort, Bonifacio Global City that gathered Manila’s empowered women with hearts of gold.

    Dubbed as “A Rendezvous of Beauties Through Generations,” the glamorous event was staged in partnership with the Autism Society of the Philippines and Miss Possibilities Foundation.

    The most sophisticated empowered women of the Metro took to the runway wearing the exclusive creations of world class celebrity designer Val Taguba.

    Guests were treated to a sumptuous sit-down dinner exclusively prepared by the hotel chef for the event.

    Actor-singer Marki Stroem hosted the show that was presented by ICSM Infinity Pageants spearheaded by the hard-working and generous husband-and-wife tandem of Carlos and Irene Montemayor and with full support from its board of directors Ton Lao, Jace Chiong and Norman Tinio.

    Awarded as ICSM Most Beautiful Mothers were:  Nonie Basilio, Milo Bondoc, Robina Marie Tan-Go, Schree Wilkie and Dr. Mildred Vitangcol.  Women of Substance awardees included celebrity moms Karla Estrada and Mariel Rodriguez-Padilla.

    Part of the elite circle list of personalities for the fashion show directed by Raymond Villanueva were: Verna Wee, Bambi Young, Kline Mendoza, Jaycee Po, Tanya Gonzales, Brenda Aquino, Star Rodriguez-Piccio, Romina Gonzalo, Michelle Buenaventura, Marilyn De Mesa, Joy Ejercito, Sunny Wang, Violy Lim, Rose Lim, Janice Mesa, Prescy Yulo, Eillen Manalo, Rose Basa, Cecille Asprec, Gilda Padua, Melanie Omar, Maru Go, Joan Antonio with daughters Miqui and Georgie, Malou Martinez, Farrah Ramos, Stephanie Dan, former Miss Earth Philippines Celeste Cortesi and Mariel Rodriguez-Padilla.

    What’s next after the successful charity gala? ICSM is planning to mount another fashion show for a cause next year featuring the works of Michael Cinco.