Preview Ball 2013 honors generations of dance and music

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Actress KC Concepcion came to party with her "hip hop crew" composed of sisters Garrie and Chloe, choreorapher Georcelle Dapat-Sy, and TV producer Mike Carandang.


In celebration of its 18th year, Preview Magazine once again gathered the mavens of Philippine fashion for the annual Preview Best Dressed Ball 2013.

This year's theme was dance, and according to editor-in-chief Pauline Juan, "It's been a while since we've had a proper turn on the dance floor, the kind that involves more than just fist-pumping to your favorite song.

"Preview turns 18 years old this month, and there is a need to party— to dance and drink amidst good friends and good music."

Good music indeed filled the walls of Hyve Super Club in W Global, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig on June 28, as partygoers in their stylish dancing shoes took on the dance floor.

Top local DJs Mars Miranda, Funk Avy, and Euric provided tunes from the disco, top of the pops, and hip-hop and R&B genres respectively.

International DJ Eclipse of Zouk Singapore was also flown in for the event to drop his famous party beats.

The party attracted the city's hip, young crowd, as well as some fashion favorites and showbiz celebrities, including KC Concepcion and sisters Chloe and Garrie, Julia Barretto, Maxx Collins, Georgina Wilson, Jake Cuenca, and more.

BEST DRESSED LIST. The night also served as a launch pad for the magazine's anniversary issue, which features a new format of the anticipated Best Dressed List.

Instead of a roster of ten, the list highlighted fashion's fabulous cliqués.

"Style is essentially a product of the relationships we build. It is on this premise that we've built this year's Best Dressed List.

"After eight years of doing the same format, we've decided to shake things up a bit by celebrating the relationships that lead to being 'Best Dressed,'" explained Pauline.

On the cover of this month's issue are showbiz personalities Bea Alonzo, Vice Ganda, and Isabelle Daza together with stylist Liz Uy.

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Vice Ganda admitted to Preview that for his recent concert I-Vice Ganda Mo Ko Sa Araneta, he didn't want any other stylist other than Liz, who happens to be the magazine's own fashion editor-at-large.

Same goes for Isabelle, who's been a friend of Liz's even before she entered showbiz; and Bea, who said she met Liz when she shot her first Preview cover. Since then, Bea has assigned Liz to become her personal stylist for her other projects.

Other personalities featured in the list are sisters Betina, Selina, and Juliana Ocampo, who all take from their mother Tina Maristela-Ocampo's flair for fashion.

Also included are fashion designers Joey Samson and Ivarluski Aseron; jewelry designer Janina Dizon-Hoschka and clients/friends Ruby Gan, Ria Bolivar, and Ann Jacobe; Cura V business partners Kai Lim, Nicole Wisenhunt, Emi Jorge, Trish Calma, and Camille Ongpauco; and fashion bloggers/BFFs Camille Co, Laureen Uy, and Patricia Prieto.

"Indeed, fashion is the undercurrent that brings us together. Oftentimes mundane, occasionally profound, it is a cultural power many don't acknowledge," ends Pauline.

PHOTOS: Preview Ball 2013 gallery (Part 1)

Preview Ball 2013 gallery (Part 2)


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