It is with great honor for me to be sharing you my experience in the 9th annual Red Charity Gala. My good friends Tessa Prieto-Valdes and Kaye Tinga, who have shown admirable passion for helping those in need, collaborated with Bench to generate funds and donations for the Philippine Red Cross and Assumption HS 81 Foundation. Last October 14, 2017 in the Grand Ballroom of Shangri-La Hotel at The Fort, runway designer Joey Samson was in the spotlight as he showcased his pieces up for auction.
As a valued patron of the event, I wore a beautiful blue gown by Jun Escario, while my hair was done by Rudolf Davalos and makeup by Elvie Recalde. The Gala allowed me to catch up with personalities like Dra. Vicki Belo, husband Dr. Hayden Kho and their adorable daughter Scarlet Snow Belo, and the amazing organizers of the event, Tessa-Prieto Valdes, Kaye Tinga and Joey Samson. I also spent the night chatting with friends like Charles Mandy, Alice Dixson, Grace Barbers Baja, Bryan Lim, Kai Nakanishi Lim, Maila Garcia King, designer Jun Escario, and Ria Prieto.
The Gala was an absolute success- from supporting Filipino designs to working together for a good cause. The event served as a means to showcase not only the talent of Filipino designers who are learning to be more eccentric and expressive in their style, but the event also expressed admiration for those who are more than willing to help those in need, in the most fashionable manner imaginable. See more photos of the gala below!