LOOK: KC Concepcion’s jewelry line launch an exclusive, 30 guests-only affair
KC Concepcion meant business when she said she’ll be launching her own jewelry line called “Avec Moi by Kristina.” The pet project had been 10 months in the making, with the initial designs sketched by Concepcion herself, as she devoted all her time and efforts to the creation of each ring, necklace and earring.
The launch last March 20 was nothing but grand and as exclusive as can be, with only 30 invited guests for the affair. It was organized by Rob Blancaflor and Javi Martinez, events director of Yaparazzi events. Martinez is the husband of Tim Yap, and both are partners in their Yaparazzi Events and PR firm.
More than 9,000 stems of red roses were used in the event, according to organizer Blancaflor. “In our more than 20 years of making beautiful events, it’s our first time to create a fresh rose carpet for a ballroom!” Blancaflor wrote on Instagram yesterday. “Using more than 9,000 stems of red roses for an intimate guests of 30, this is definitely one for the books.”
Veteran actress Judy Ann Santos and daughter Yohan were two of the selected thirty in Concepcion’s guest list, and they both showed up in the launch to show their full support to KC.
“Our first date,” wrote Santos yesterday. “Full support to our dear ate KC!” Santos also shared a picture of Yohan wearing a drop rose earring, one of Concepcion’s unique creations.
Celebrity dermatologist Dr. Aivee Aguilar-Teo was also one of the guests in Concepcion’s splendid affair, sharing on her Instagram the menu from the event. The guests were treated to a fancy four-course dinner of habachi or yellowtail fish, sea bass, strawberry tequila brulee, and meringue, as well as cocktails.
KC’s stepfather Senator Kiko Pangilinan and younger sister Frankie were also in the launch, with Sen. Pangilinan sharing a selfie of him and Frankie on Instagram yesterday. He wrote, “Congratulations KC for the launch of your new jewellery line! So proud of what you have done. Wonderful!”
Mom Sharon Cuneta was not able to attend the launch since she had dinner with President Rodrigo Duterte. Dad Gabby Concepcion was also not able to make it.
Other friends of KC who attended the launch were Cristalle Belo and Tim Yap. “What a special special evening!” Belo gushed on Instagram yesterday. “Congratulations @itskconcepcion.”
Pia Campos of W Talent Management also praised KC for her successful venture, calling her a trailblazer of trends and being the first It Girl before the term was coined: “10 months later, it was finally launched. It’s like giving birth to a child! Words cannot express how happy and proud I am for you @itskconcepcion. Keep sparkling!”
The event was a success indeed, with all 26 creations of KC being sold out. The fine jewelry pieces aren’t easy to get one’s hands on, too — they are bespoke and made-to-order. JB
Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.