A night of the ‘Faaabvlous’

A night of the ‘Faaabvlous’

International award-winning portrait photographer Rupert Jacinto, in partnership with the Advertising Foundation of the Philippines, welcomed us to a glitzy evening for the launch of his coffee table book Faaabvlous XI

This time, the spotlight shone on the talent that’s typically behind the camera. Rupert showcased his work at this event — a joint portrait exhibit and book launch.

‘Faaabvlous’ cover girl Shirley Young Sobremonte and Rupert Jacinto.
‘Faaabvlous’ cover girl Shirley Young Sobremonte and Rupert Jacinto.
Cory Navarro and daughter Camille Navarro-Makasiar.
Cory Navarro and daughter Camille Navarro-Makasiar.
Dean Decker and Dr. Daisy Tabuena.
Dean Decker and Dr. Daisy Tabuena.
‘Faaabvlous’ cover girl Evelyn Salazar Fraser.
‘Faaabvlous’ cover girl Evelyn Salazar Fraser.
Dr. Elsie Pascua, Irene Montemayor and Ruby Chua.
Dr. Elsie Pascua, Irene Montemayor and Ruby Chua.
Georgette Wilson and Sheree Chua.
Georgette Wilson and Sheree Chua.
Joanne Matschuck and Len Olbes.
Joanne Matschuck and Len Olbes.
Lovelyn Segovia, Gela Cornetisin, Virgie Monton and Marivic Vazquez.
Lovelyn Segovia, Gela Cornetisin, Virgie Monton and Marivic Vazquez.
Fanny Blanco, Tiffany Cuña and Gracie Glory Go (seated).
Fanny Blanco, Tiffany Cuña and Gracie Glory Go (seated).
Reynier Orense and Bo Muralla.
Reynier Orense and Bo Muralla.
Ambassador of Egypt Ahmed Shehabeldin Ibrahim, Nedy Tantoco and Chavit Singson.
Ambassador of Egypt Ahmed Shehabeldin Ibrahim, Nedy Tantoco and Chavit Singson.
Philip Dizon, Bobby Alvarez and JV Rustia.
Philip Dizon, Bobby Alvarez and JV Rustia.
The columnist
The columnist

Ladies in gorgeous Erté (or art deco-inspired looks) and gentlemen clad in dapper black tie flocked to the Marriott Grand Ballroom for a grand time. We kicked things off with the exhibit plus a side of cocktails and chikka! But first thing on my agenda was getting a photo op with my faaab portrait and the artist himself. And I must say, having my portrait included among a lineup of gorgeous muses was an honor. Not to mention, having it taken by the “Photographer to the Faaabulous” — as described by The Washington Post. Truly iconic!

The gala dinner followed soon after, where we kept the party going ‘til its successful conclusion. More than celebrating his work, Faaabvlous XI is in support of the Hydrocephalus Foundation of the Philippines and Ina ng Laging Saklolo Chapel in San Antonio, Nueva Ecija. Such a picture-perfect evening overall. 

I’m already looking forward to Faaabvlous XII. Cheers!

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