Writing this at 1am here in Manila, on a Monday! (past-posting to Sunday to fill in the gaps). Some pics reappear from my Benetton blog post, Brothers and sisters and from my previous post (just to complete the picture).
Here is what the Boom Boom Room looks like just before dusk, and when the people haven't yet filled it out.
Fellow bloggers Mai of Maisassygirl and Susie of Style Bubble.
Nels of Stylites in Beijing, another Benetton blogger. Check out his site for streetstyle in the Chinese capital.
Stripes, bow ties, and shades from the guys of Montaigne Street.
How the tables look with the bubblies and the candles lit.
Gisela, the winner from Spain, lights up before the camera.
Four of the winners, all smiles before the camera: Tetyana aka Old York from the Ukraine, Melanie from Switzerland, Patricia from the Netherlands, and Tereza aka Prague Girl from the Czech Republic.
Natalchou from Kazakhstan with the boys from Paris.
Patricia, Tereza, and the youngest winner, Sarah from the Dominican Republic.
David, from Seoul, says here: "Let's remember the city just like this," as he points out the window. No, I don't think he was drunk.
Lorenzo aka Plastic is Fantastic from Italy, with his companion, Melanie, and Tetanya, recognizing someone.
Francis, aspiring musician from the UK with Elizabeth from Hong Kong.
Tetanya with David.
Janelle from the US with Abdou from Italy.
Ben from Germany with his companion.
Patricia, who everybody mistook for Tereza, and vise-versa. (See them together for the Benetton shoot.)
Sumit from India, with his well-cut seersucker jacket.
The lovely Soraya, who goes back and forth between Ghana and the UK.
A night of hors d'oevres makes Lorenzo and most of the other winners hungry. (Went with a small Benetton gang to an overpriced Vietnamese resto after the party.)
Abdou with his multi-pattern scarf.
Natalchou, whose grin matches her eyelashes.
And Magali from France, whose beauty is as subtle as her beloved textiles and piano music.
Was able to chat with most of them. I'll save the interesting bits for my next Benetton blog post. Due in a few hours!