"Follow the path which will lead you to fairies and nymphs..."
My Mom, Jul Dizon wanted to have a lush tropical garden effect where fairies adorned with diamonds and aquamarines traipse around you. This stunning visual greeted you as you enter the Ballroom. Enter the world of Jul Dizon and be enchanted forever!
The ferns and moss
A fairy resting her weary feet
A nymph sitting atop a mushroom
Showing the jewellery
Ms. Jul Dizon in the middle of all the enchantment
Theme: Modern Filipino Interior Designer: Ms. Maritess Magcase
This was an outstanding feat of design. My sister Ginny wanted a modern reinterpretation of a cave where you usually find jewellery from years past. Maritess referenced the arcs as the stalactites, the torquoise wall for water and the rocks of course for ...well rocks. The moody lighting worked so well- it really felt like another world!
Arcs as stalactites
Mannequin draping by Puey Quinones
Ati- Atihan brooch in peacock feathers, silver, gold and diamonds (feather picture by Neal Oshima)
Boulders taken from a Rizal quarry with an 'excavated' hammered gold and rough diamond earrings.
Kunzite rough with diamonds and facetted kunzites
Ms. Maritess Magcase, Pam Buhain and Ginny F. Dizon
July 9 was a milestone for us for we celebrated 30 years of jewellery making and designing called FACETS- 30 Years of Jul Dizon Jewellery
5 Dizon women with the help of top interior designers created 5 different vignettes. Mom's was a lush tropical Garden, Candy's was an Alice in Wonderland theme, Lucille's was Modern Oriental while Ginny's was a modern Filipino. Mine was an ode to Modern Art. Collaborating with me is Mel La'o of Independent Studio. I must say that sometimes how we perceive design in our heads doesn't turn out the same in reality. I am happy to say that this event surpassed all our expectations!
Forgive me for posting pics only from my vignette, there were too many people, I didn't even have a chance to go around each and every vignette but I know that it was spectacular!
Many thanks for Stephanie Chong of the Peninsula Manila as well as Exec Chef Adam for creating wonderful food alongside our themes, Kaufman Stones for the flooring, Honeywell for the safes, and Boysen for the paint.
To all who made it, thanks for coming!
The safes were used as installation art (Puey Quinones who did my gown in the background)
My muse Verushkha Go for Video Art
The mockettes that were sooo interesting! All mockettes made by Mel and Erika of Independent Studio.
The tongue in cheek celebrity wall!
' See you at the Oscars indeed!'
The sketch artist who will do kinetic portraiting that...
..you can adorn with jewellery stickers (they were flying off the shelves!)..
.. however way you wish it! Ms IG embellishes hers with a tiara and earrings to match!
Some of the guests:
Stylist par excellance Michael Salientes and Ms. she-who-needs-no-introductions IMA!
My fave people Daphne Doroja-Syjuco, Mai and David Kaufman, and fellow jeweller Paul Syjuco.
Ms. IG and her sis in law EC!
Lorraine Belmonte of Mega and my wonderful artistic Mom whom we love so much- Jul Dizon!
Ms. Mia Borromeo of Tatler Magazine and Mr. Junie Rodriguez- another talented interior designer.
Fashion designer extraordinaire Rajo Laurel and his partner Nix Alanon (they were so dapper!)
My bosom buddies, Dorothy Neri and Mitzi Pangilinan-de Guzman
My muse Verushkha G and Grace Bagatsing with friends
Janina Dizon Hoschka is a trained Graduate Gemmologist from the Gemmological Institute of America as well as an international award winning jewellery designer. JANINA for Jul Dizon is located at the Mezzanine of the Peninsula Manila Hotel. Telephone no 845.0140 and 845.0139. For more info: www.janinadizon.com,