IT was only recently that Cebu City celebrated the Sinulog festival, yet one can’t help but look back at all the things that happened from the activities down to the people who joined in on the festivities.
Cebu was a city bursting with color and vibrance, and Islands Souvenirs was front and center of it all with its Cut and Style Your Sinulog Shirt campaign featuring special edition Sinulog T-shirt designs, which can be personalized and customized to one’s liking—it’s basically the answer to one’s “what to wear” conundrum for Sinulog.
This year, Islands Souvenirs celebrated Cebuano creativity and style with its Cut and Style Fashion Show.
The show took place at The Northwing Atrium of SM City Cebu last Jan. 19 and took its audiences on a journey to the senses like the sound of Cebu’s music makers, the taste of the city served up by homegrown food-trepreneurs, social media personalities who know about staying in touch and the sight of adorable kids walking the runway.
This year’s batch of personalities included music makers David Wilde, DJ Elaine, Kay Tradio of Cuarenta, DJ Kirby Yu and DJ Jen Weigel and Jacky Chang; local food entrepreneurs Gretchen Camille Alcover of Paolito’s STK Ta Bai, Kelly Urbina Viado of Laguna Group, Kimberley Dacay-Gonzalez of Señor Kimchi, Lor Torres of Isidra, Reizjl Awit of Bicester Café, Chime Bell Osabel of Diet in a Box and Sarrita Pimentel of Café Sarree; social media influencers Medyo Maldito, Etienne Chantal, Jomie Hospital, Toni Pino-Oca, Dave Quirante, Eva Aguspina and Malaya Macaraeg; and kids Estelle Fernandez, John Virgil Dumaguing, Kannika Jaimee and Kangwal James Kanchanapairoj, Hailey Kirsten Uy, Alex and Kaitlin Tanchan, Dyson Benson Dakay, Jared, Juddson and Jordan King, Lexie Catan Garcia, Anya and Xavi Villacin, and Mather Lowell Rousseau.
For the finale, the Binibining Cebu finalists and winners: Binibining Cebu Tourism Samantha Lo, Binibining Cebu Charity Maria Gigante and Binibining Cebu 2017 Apriel Smith walked the runway wearing the exclusive creations of master couturier Cary Santiago.
Up next was a performance by Jacky Chang who sang “Atik Ra” and her rendition of “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing,” followed by a meet and greet with celebrity guests Donny Pangilinan and YouTube sensation Hannah Pangilinan.