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lorem ipssau It felt like step­ping into Tim Bur­ton’s dream din­ner party. Ta­bles were dec­o­rated with wild tree branches and ex­otic flora, while the ceil­ing was wrapped in black tulle that swirled down to al­most right above our heads. Sur­real, we know, height­ened by the male mod­els, clad only in Bench Body un­der­wear, that greeted guests at the en­trance. Snapchat, at that point, was off the hook.

The an­nual Red Char­ity Gala prob­a­bly has one of the city’s most in­for­mal auc­tions. Hosted by co-chair­women Tessa Pri­eto-Valdes and Kaye Tiñga, with Tim Yap by their side come bid­ding time, the suc­cess of the auc­tion was largely due to the trio know­ing ev­ery­one in the room (even in the dark). Af­ter rais­ing more than P1 mil­lion over din­ner, it was time for the show.

The interiors spoke a lot about this year’s de­signer, Lon­don-based Les­ley Mobo. His usual dark and ro­man­tic aes­thetic took a turn for ’80s glam as he showed dresses and suits that sparkled in an ex­cess of glit­ter, gilded ap­pliqués and metal­lic sheen. But the last few looks were clas­si­cally Les­ley: a sea of ruf­fled tulle and lace. It was a beau­ti­ful reverie, one we’d like to dream of again for char­ity’s sake.

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