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Metro Society AUGUST 2018

Metro Society is about living the high life, created for people who shape and influence the social arena, namely in the fields of business, fashion, lifestyle, arts and culture. It’s about the people who mater and why they matter.

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Gee Plamenco Gee Plamenco Jr. is not new to shooting for Metro Society. We immediately loved this fashion and portrait photographer’s classic style, which he has executed for our fashion editorial. For this issue, Gee shoots The Goods for the Men’s Fashion section and Women’s Fashion as well. Reena Gabriel Between juggling her time being a wedding planner with The Bride’s Maids and Company and various pursuits in the events scene, Reena never ceases to grasp the opportunity for travel—whether around Manila, the Philippines, or abroad. Always itching to be out and about, her downtime is spent either writing out commissioned and personal calligraphy projects, or writing and documenting her latest adventures. This month, Reena takes on the feature about Babette Aquino-Benoit. Cholo dela Vega One feels privileged to be the subject of what Cholo…

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truly filipino

WE’VE BEEN doing the world-class issue for a while now, but every time we do, I’m amazed how I’m still left feeling the same—truly, deeply, and passionately proud to be Filipino. In tiring, trying, volatile times, our nation continues to be resilient and strong. While, more often than not, crisis casts a dark and heavy shadow, Filipinos will always find light, peace, and one another. And no matter the circumstances, we will always find reasons to celebrate and be jovial, look for solutions to take better care of our fellow man, and matters and accomplishments to be proud of our country for… and that is what I find inherently beautiful in the Filipino. On our cover is an extraordinary artist, a true world-class Filipino. Ronald Ventura has our attention, that of…

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hermès and cologne tell a tale of effortle companionship

HERMÈS COLOGNES reaches beyond genre, fashion, age, or season to transform an everyday act into an intense moment of pleasure. Eau de Citron Noir offers a unique imprint, a surprisingly persistent freshness which rises to the challenge of tenacity: it is the midday-to-midnight cologne! Christine Nagel recreates the tension that captivated her, combining the striking and explosive vitality of citrus fruits with the woody notes of black lime. This new note is expressed in a contrast of light and shadow, in a crisp and radical dark blue, a deep and sophisticated hue in the rainbow of Hermès colognes. The colognes are available at Hermès Greenbelt 3, and Hermès perfume counters in Rustan’s Makati, Shangri-La Edsa, Alabang, and Cebu.…

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sharing the gift of writing

TO CELEBRATE the power of imagination and the importance of transmitting ideas and values to the ones we love, Montblanc is releasing a special edition Meisterstück inspired by the much-loved literary character of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s Le Petit Prince. One of the world’s most translated books with editions in more than 250 languages and dialects, the allegorical story about the chance encounter between a pilot and a little prince from a distant planet explores the universal themes of imagination, open-mindedness, and the value of human relationships. With design elements based on Saint-Exupéry’s sensitive hand-drawn illustrations, the Meisterstück Le Petit Prince captures the book’s simple message that transmitting one’s dreams and values to others is what makes one’s life meaningful. Launched in June 2018, the first series of Meisterstück Le Petit Prince…

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10 things you didn’t know about multi-awarded jewelry and bag designer, ann ong :

1. Before I went into my own brand of fashion jewelry Ann Ong, I was directing fashion shows and doing events. 2. I had my own RTW line at The Ramp called Cosmopolitan Clothings. 3. What gives me joy is eating lugaw with my co-workers in Bulacan and talking about life’s challenges. 4. I go to Centris regularly to buy my green plants. Greens inspire me. 5. During my shows in Paris and New York, I’m a one-woman show. I do the setup, drill the shelves, do the wrapping, get the orders, etc. 6. I sleep with four dogs and my husband as we are both dog lovers. I bathe and clean my dogs like my own children. 7. I make sure to visit churches in all my trips. The aesthetic of churches gives me the…

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futuristic world

THE NEW Aston Martin DBS Superleggera has made its debut with a starring role in a new film by the innovative image maker Nick Knight. Placed center stage amidst a bold piece of contemporary cinematic art, the DBS Superleggera’s poise and power are vividly re-imagined through Knight’s unique vision. Nick Knight is a long-standing Aston Martin owner with a passion for bold forms and striking imagery. Knight is a true pioneer in digital photography and film-making, with a mastery of image-making technology. Working with the SHOW-studio creative team, who has built an impressive portfolio of fashion films, bringing together technology and traditional techniques to create a bold new aesthetic. Knight has collaborated with many of the world’s most pioneering fashion brands, including Alexander McQueen, Jil Sander, and Christian Dior. His modern…