Sophie Morning! It's Sophie Paris 10th anniversary here in the Philippines. They have celebrated the biggest and grandest gala of the year at the Harbor Garden Tent, Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila Pasay City last October 6 and I was privileged to be invited and to invite more bloggers for this very special night.
The theme was all about vibrant and sexy Brazillian culture. Who's ready to samba? It was a jam-packed choreography of grooves and moves with swift transitions and strikes perfect to illustrate those ten fruitful and challenging years of the French-owned enterprise for accessories and renowned direct selling business.
It was also the coronation night for Ms. Sophie Philippines 2012. Remember when I had a fashion talk with the candidates months ago? I was excited to see all the Sophie candidates from different parts of the country.
Sophie Paris team
Different booths welcomed the guest as soon as they register for the event. Here's the voting booth where you can vote for your favorite candidates. Can you guess who I voted?
The sweet escape booth! We weren't able to grab some :3
A pretty mom trying out Sophie Paris cosmetics at the makeup booth
The place was almost full when we got inside.
Thanks Mel Javier for the photo
Photo from Hazel Salcedo
My blogger seatmates - Hazel, Mel and Mich
The event proper started with a grand Brazillian Samba dance!
Sophie Paris also gave special awards and recognition to the most successful Sophie Paris leaders here in our country.
Topping the list of valuable international guests present in the affair are Sophie Founder Bruno Hasson, former Sophie Philippines General Manager, Guillame Ricard, plus guest speaker Sophie Jakarta’s Top Business Center Ibu Citra Avianto.
A grand event wouldn't be grand without food! We had Home Smoked Chicken Breast, Raviolli, Pan Fried Snapper Fillet, Hazelnut Parfait and Dark Chocolates! I missed their food here! ;)
For me, the best part of the night was the Ms. Sophie Philippines pageant of course. Hosted by Magic 89.9 Radio DJ at Boys Night Out and TV host, Sam YG and well-known TV personality and showbiz news host, Cesca Litton. Ms. Isabelle Daza, their celebrity bag endorser was also there to host one segment of the pageant.
Sophie Paris Fashion show with Philippines' top models
Night gown walk
Special Awards before the Final 8
Ms. Social Media winner, Denielle Magno from BC Dagupan City
People’s Choice Winner, Karen Ofrecia from BC Novaliches.
Crissa del Atienza, from the head office, won Best in Sophie Wear, Ms. Smart Slim Body Beautiful, and Best in Evening Gown. Me, Nikki, and Tin are proud mommies! ~lol
Question and Answer Portion
Intermission number by The G-Force
Ms. Sophie 2011 Ali Forbes' final walk
And lastly, the announcement of winners!
Congratulations to the new Ms. Sophie Paris Philippines, CRISSIA DEL ATIENZA of Sophie Head Office. Our bet from the head office bagged the crown. Hurray!
1st Runner Up is Sandrine Stoelzaed from BC Palawan
2nd Runner Up is Athena Mari Catriz from BC Las Pinas
We were all inspired with the preparation all those ladies made to compete til the very end of the competition. Special thanks to Ms. Rina, Ms. Ces, and Ms. Dyah Ayu Mantili for giving me an opportunity to witness this wonderful event. It was indeed a night of fun, fashion, inspiration, and beauty in Sophie’s grandest event of the year! Cheers to another ten more years of Sophie in the Philippines. We wish you more success!