The launch for the most awaited collaboration between Bench and Furne Onè was held yesterday, November 8 at the Peninsula Manila hotel showcasing 42 pieces of Furne Onè’s new creation which has never been seen before and shoes provided by local designer Nereku. Set your scent-ses free this season and catch three of the most provocative scents by Furne Onè for Bench.
Bench, being one of the country’s top retail brand, has always been known for tapping the best of the best in the industry. This year, a stellar collaboration with one of Dubai’s most prestigious designers, Furne Onè, is born.
The early signs of Furne Onè’s creativity began at the age of 10. In 1994, he was rewarded in Mega Young Designers Competition, bringing the Filipino designer to the global fashion spotlight.
With notable distinctions, Furne Onè has earned him a long list of elite clientele. In 2002, the designer opens his first boutique in Dubai and has been servicing clients with beautiful hand-stitched garments with the intricacy and unique design he has been known for.
The face of Furne Onè’s scent for Bench is none other than Raina Hein of the 14th cycle of America’s Next Top Model. She was chosen as one of the 13 girls to compete in New York City for show and became known for her positive personality and unique look.
It was such a beautiful collection! I loved all of his designs and the concept of the whole show. To me it was about death and the underworld. What a beautiful way to die if you were wearing any of the gowns. *sigh* Moving on!
Three scents are released this season: Unholy Eau de Toilette, and an oxymoron of scents such as Beautiful Boy Eau de Toilette, and Handsome Girl Eau de Toilette.
Unholy Eau de Toilette, is bottled in a red, glass flask. A unisex scent, it has a top note of mandarin, a middle aroma of rose, and musk as its base note.
Beautiful Boy, a fragrance for men, is a concoction of grapefruit, neroli, bergamot, cardamon, peppery, rosewood, iris and musk.
Handsome Girl has a floral and fruity cocktail blend of apple, melon, lemon, orange, frangipani, neroli, cedarwood, amber and musk.
Snagged a photo with Furne Amato and Raina Heim!! I was so starstruck at that time. Haha! Fanmode! Raina is just gorgeous!
My blogger friends Arnie, Ana, Sarah, Aisa, Paul, Kelly, Kat and Niki.
Me and Kat!
Lastly, my date that evening, Jacob.
Thank you so much BenchTM and Lawrence C for the invite!
The day started out with a wonderful surprise! I’d love to tell you all about it so stay tuned to my blog if you wanna find out. Teehee. I met up with Angel and Jacob at Greenbelt 5 and we all decided to get some dessert first before heading to the event. Craved for Gelatissimo and got some Chili Chocolate and Pistachio! OMNOMNOM.
I love making people taste the Chili Chocolate and saying, “Wait for it..” HAHA Anywho, moving on!
I was so excited for this event because it was actually my first time to be given gift certificates to go shopping. (Is it my first? Hmm, I think so.) Who doesn’t love getting free stuff, right? Plus, it’s Kashieca! And the fact that they’re collaborating with JC Buendia just completes this awesome opportunity! Thank you so much to Bench! Let’s do this!
Vern, JC Buendia, Verniece and Angel
I had so much fun looking at all the pieces and trying them on, mingling with my co-bloggers and checking to see what they got. It was definitely a challenge to choose from all the pretty clothes but I’m very happy with what I got. There’s definitely a great number of pieces you’ll love and want to have when you visit Kashieca so visit the nearest branch near you before the collection runs out of stocks. I shall blog about the ones I got real soon! Stay tuned ok?
Thank you Jacob for taking photos!
Thank you again, Kashieca! And Mr. Lawrence C, for inviting me!
Enjoy a new stylish way of filling your home with fragrance with the Daphne Home Scents collection. The reed diffuser is an alternative home fragrance which is effective safe, easy to use and at the same time lasts long.
Just yesterday, Daphne Oseña-Paez, together with Bench, launched her line of home fragrances at Dimensione, Bonifacio Global High Street. Being an interior design student, this was an event I didn’t want to miss. Anything related to home furnishings or accessories and I’m there!
Photos above were provided by Bench.
See those lovely chairs? Well, those are Daphne’s first range of chairs which debuts at Dimensione. Nostalgia is the word that played a big role in her collection. The Daphne chairs are made of farmed mahogany wood and come in a variety of colors. I love the slated legs and the oval back. Simple yet indeed a statement piece. A must-have for every girl!
The tea party that afternoon was lovely. Patterns and ornaments added great touches to the table setting and worked well with the ambiance. Hosting the event was none other than Raymond Gutierrez.
Petit fours, chocolate, coffee, tea and other refreshments were served at every table. Mmmm! Delicious! I wanted to stay there all day!
I sat with my friend Miko, who I didn’t get to take a decent photo of thanks to my prime lens. Plus, I made two new friends.
Angel. She won the Daphne chair being raffled off. Congrats again!
Macarons anyone? That’s Jacob and his smile. He’s awesome for getting us another bowl of macarons! Nyahaha!
I guess those are all the photos I took. Here’s a quick outfit shot.
It really does smell like homemade lemon tart! It retails for only Php348 available at Dimensione stores and selected Bench stores nationwide.
Thank you to Bench and Lawrence C. for inviting me to the event! Looking forward to more!