Look who's turning 65 years old today, October 28: Annabelle Rama.
The matriarch of the Gutierrez family hosts an "intimate" party at Samba in Shangri-La at the Fort, Bonifacio Global City.
Making time for the birthday celebration is her eldest Ruffa Gutierrez, who wishes her mom "more blessings, more love, more happiness."
Also present are Annabelle's closest friends in the business: (L-R, seated) Lorna Tolentino and Pops Fernandez; (L-R, standing) Eat Bulaga! lady boss Malou Choa-Fagar, Imelda Papin, Eddie Gutierrez, and Daisy Romualdez.
Senator Jinggoy Estrada (not in photo) is also among Annabelle's well-wishers.
A Gutierrez party will not be complete without "lechon," which she usually orders from Cebu.
But her party's scene stealer is the four-layer cake inspired by her favorite bag Birkin by Hermes.
On Instagram, Ruffa remarks: "It's so my mom!"
Annabelle's bag collection has items from Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton, Valentino, and Hermes.
Guess who became instrumental in making the birthday girl start a collection of designer bags?
According to YES! magazine's 2012 issue, Ruffa's ex-husband Yilmaz Bektas, who then lavished Annabelle with expensive bags each time she would visit Ruffa and her grandchildren in Istanbul, Turkey.