WHO WORE WHAT?! ‘Dark Seduction’ at Illustrado’s Intimate 12th Anniversary Fashion Bash

Illustrado Magazine: Expect nothing but darkly seductive looks!

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From left to right: Creative Director Mon Benitez, Features Editor Alwee Villarosa, American College of Dubai Dean Dr. Rex Bacarra, Philippine Business Council Chairman Bobbie Carella, “Kapitana” Rony Aquino, Editorial Assistant Paolo Benitez and Illustrado Editor-in-Chief Lalaine Chu-Benitez


It’s our 12th year anniversary and what’s a more fitting way to celebrate than asking the fabulous fashion circle of UAE to come party with us in their own interpretation of our theme for the evening: “Dark Seduction”.


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From left to right: Jef Anog, Joe Dark, Hyku Desesto, Seb Coriyn, Luke Payraud, Valentino Jasmin, Gerald Silva


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From left to right: The iconic “Holy Trinity” of Fashion — Furne Amato, Michael Cinco and Ezra Santos with Madame Yasmin Balajadia – Cortes


Spoiler alert? They did not disappoint! One thing we love about our parties is our attendees; because they don’t just show up — they come through in the most stylish way. So expect nothing but darkly seductive looks!


Hotel Amour at Barbary Deli + Cocktail


Set in the ultra Insta-worthy naughty Barbary Deli + Cocktail, people took advantage of the 1930’s vibe of the place to pose, snap and dance the night away! Headlining our guest list are fashion industry’s iconic “Holy Trinity” Michael Cinco, Ezra Santos, and Furne One Amato and since it’s also our Big Fashion Issue, top designers in the UAE were also present at the party! Statuesque Phio Enaje came in his mysterious version of the dandy look, Yen AB showcased his impressive signature stone studded cap. Casting Director of Fashion Forward Dubai, the svelte Michael Amazona was present along with Dubai’s fashionphiles. Notable fashion photographers Rozen Antonio and Jef Anog also did not miss out while make-up maven Valentino Montuerto and dazzlingly skilled stylists Joe Dark and The Style Curators Dubai served us with some fashion extravaganza!


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From left to right: The Style Curators Dubai – Gweys Soriano, Nina Carpio, Tin Lam, Ivan Cabatit, Khel Recuenco




Philippine Consul General Paul Raymund Cortes also clocked in with his wife Madame Yasmin Balajadia – Cortes who stunned everyone with her elegant beaded black dress. CEO and Managing Director of Giordano Middle East Ishwar Chugani also joined us as well as remarkable personalities from the business industry like Philippine Business Council Dubai Chairman Bobbie Carella.


We can go on with the name dropping but we think we should just show you:



Take a peek at our livestream before the event:


So for those of us who have fun in fashion, it’s a Monday night that is worth remembering – not only because of the music, the naughty vibe and everybody’s love for dressing up, but most importantly, it was an occasion when we all came together to celebrate a community overflowing with so much talent, passion and respect for one another.

Special thanks to: Emirates Airline and Barbary Deli + Cocktail