Face-off 2017 in Cebu
THE “Face-off” fashion event for 2017 was presented last Sept. 27 under the aegis of INQUIRER Lifestyle, at the SM Seaside City Cebu.
Hosting the event were two young men who stole the show—Star Magic artists Matteo Guidicelli and Luis Manzano.
Inquirer Lifestyle editor Thelma San Juan came to Cebu for the occasion. Her birthday being on Sept. 30 she was showered with felicitations and wishes for many happy returns of the day.
Copresenters were Swatch whose watches were sported on the fashion ramp, and Converse whose white Chucks were shed by the runway models.
There was quite a tumult of personalities from the community wearing the duds created by a blitz of Cebu’s most prominent and most promising up-and-coming designers.
Like who? Here’s a listing of artists and models:
The personalities who walked the “Face-off ” stage i ncluded Eugence Erik Lim, Blinky De Leon, and Thiza Uytengsu for Philip Rodriguez; JT Gullas, Kevin Matthew Siao and Gillian Dico for Edwin Ao; Meg Eteve, Ezekiel Eteve and Zebadiah Eteve for Jun Escario; Ariel Gayatin, Danielle Gayatin and April Duenas for Arcy Gayatin; Josie Gullas, Samantha Manigsaca and Hanz Velano for Protacio Empaces; Valerie Victoria Calunod, Charles Calunod, and Sandro Calunod for Philip Tampus; Bee Urgello, Ilene De Vera, and Queenie Ibona for Cary Santiago; Kym Maitland-Smith, Daina Nelson, and Liulia Prelipova for Mia Arcenas; Lani Osmeña, Danessa Onglatco and Clara Guinefolleau for Oj Hofer, The Wonggoys–Gabe Wong, Bill Wong and Kyle Wong for Dino Lloren; Tonette CarcelSenerpida, Dan Climaco and Angel Llanos for Yvonne Quisumbing; Doyzkie Buenaviaje, Michael Karlo Lim and Bianca Lim for Mike Yapching; Regal Oliva, Lourdes Maglinte and Saña Luna for Jul Oliva; Nicole Li, Gina Yap and Joy Siguan for Ditas Rodriguez; Ingrid Gerodias, Madeline Siewert and Joan Arriba for Albert Arriba; and Hannah Choa, Megan Campbell and Benjun Yu for Rei Escario.
“FACE-OFF” hosts Luis Manzano and Matteo Guidicelli
YVONNE Quisumbing, Edwin Ao, Arcy Gayatin, Doro Barandino and Philip Rodriguez
JOYCE Fernan, Sabi Fernan, Matteo Guidicelli and Michael Fernan SWATCH muses showing off the time, from left: Sabi Fernan, Divine Maitland-Smith and Krishtal Freeland
FRANCES Siao with her Rae and Daniel
ELVIRA Luym, Virgie Ramos, Glenna Guidicelli and Thelma San Juan