For Metro Society’s August release, the magazine features those who have gained recognition in an international playing field—distinct individuals who are successful not only in their own right, but those who have also put the Philippines on the map. Power couple Raul and Joanna Francisco grace the coveted cover. Beautiful, successful, cultured, and well-traveled are just a few ways to describe this partnership. Their brand Homme et Femme bring only the most exquisite of pieces from all over the world to their elite clientele. The issue also features other Filipinos who are making waves worldwide, beginning with bag designer Amina Aranaz Alunan. Her line has been a staple for Filipinos for years. The beautiful embellished totes and clutches are lugged around by the most chic. The last several months have been great for the label, having been featured in various international glossies.
Another international marvel is the Philippine Azkal’s Simeon Rota whose beautiful story of success will surely make readers believe in miracles. Young and vibrant, this athlete is going places here and abroad.
Meanwhile, Barcelona-based designer Katerina Gray is the magazine’s top pick for fashion. Her aesthetic is sophisticated and displays maturity for this young artist. Interior and furniture designer Maybelline Te has done many stories for Metro Society in the past. Her eye for style and elegance has made this Cebuana a force to behold in the home and design scene. Dominic Cu Unjueng Dekard is a filmmaker. His internationally acclaimed short film ‘Adrift’ has been showcased in different film festivals and was recently played in several local theatres to share with a Filipino audience.
Cecilia Pagkalinawan is a Filipino based in the U.S. and CEO and founder of the company ‘Appload,’ an app which is about the be launched. This is her third successful startup.
American author and Pulitzer Prize winner Alex Tizon lives in Oregon. Metro Society gets to tknow him better in an one-on-one interview. Last but not least, Metro Society features Cherry Anderson, who is bright as they come.
As always, this issue would not be complete without the individuals who made the cut: New Beauty Trixie Syjuco gives readers a peek into her life and personal style, while versus girls and champion swimmers Christine Jacob-Sandejas and Roselle Papa-Allado face off, with all the pretty items in their closets. Also, be sure to check out all the Socials pages for an invite to all the metro’s hottest events, including a special on the Lopez 50th anniversary dinner.
All these and more are in Metro Society’s August release, out in bookstores and magazine stands nationwide.