I hosted the opening ceremonies of 57th edition of Manila FAME and the official launch of Cafe ELLE Deco + DEDON at SMX Convention Center last Thursday.
Cafe ELLE Deco + Dedon—a concept pop-up café was set-up by ELLE Decoration Philippines to serve as a place for Manila FAME organizers, exhibitors, buyers partners and guests to take a break, hold meetings, catch-up on emails or simply have a coffee.
“Manila FAME is about blowing the horn for Filipino design and talent. Dedon and ELLE Decoration are excellent and well-trusted international brands who believe in this thrust. ELLE Decoration Philippines does not only give the Filipinos access to international information, it also gives Filipino design a stronger voice into its international network,” says Summit Media Deputy Group Publisher Ichi Apostol-Acosta.
Ann Ong won again. I’m so happy for her. She’s been designing behind the scenes for many years and decided to come out and market herself last year. She won her first Katha Award last October. With us in photo is Rosvi Gaetos, Executive Director of CITEM (My photo).
I wore a K&Company with a lovely floral print, shoes from Zara and the golden south sea pearl studs and strand are from Jewelmer. I got the bag from Aranaz last year. I like carrying this to events because it fits all my touch-up makeup and my Olympus OMD.
Tomorrow, Sunday March 17th is Manila FAME’s last day. It has been open to the public since day one and selling usually happens on the last two days. There is an entrance fee of P500 per person. No kids 12 and under allowed. At SMX Convention Center.
All photos by RR Barretto for Summit Media. Except those indicated from my own camera.